Muslims Will Outnumber Christians This Century, Pew Says

April 2, 2015 9:58 PM

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Religious belief is getting weaker in North America, Europe and parts of Asia, but people everywhere else are as devout as ever and Islam is gaining strength. Muslims are now the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Those are some of the findings from a new report from the Pew Research Center. Here's NPR's Tom Gjelten.

TOM GJELTEN, BYLINE: Anyone who advocates a war on Islam should consider the numbers. By the middle of this century, there will be about 2.8 billion Muslims in the world, up from 1.6 billion today. That's the estimate from the Pew Research Center. About 20 years after that, Muslims will outnumber Ch...

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