World’s Muslim, Christian populations to be nearly equal by 2050

April 3, 2015 9:32 AM

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World’s Muslim, Christian populations to be nearly equal by 2050

The world’s Islamic population is growing so rapidly that by 2050 the number of Muslims will be nearly equal to the number of Christians, possibly for the first time in history, according to a new forecast.

The forecast is part of a sweeping religious-population study released on Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center that projects significant demographic shifts across the global religious landscape.

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