Christianity by country

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Christian population percentage by country. Christianity percent population in each nation World Map Christian data by Pew Research.svg
Christian population percentage by country.

As of the year 2020, Christianity had approximately 2.4 billion adherents and is the largest-religion by population respectively. [2] [3] According to a PEW estimation in 2020, Christians made up to 2.4 billion of the worldwide population of about 7.7 billion people. [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [lower-alpha 1] It represents nearly one-third of the world's population and is the largest religion in the world, with the three largest groups of Christians being the Catholic Church, Protestantism, and the Eastern Orthodox Church. [10] The largest Christian denomination is the Catholic Church, with 1.3 billion baptized members. [11] The second largest Christian branch is either Protestantism (if it is considered a single group), or the Eastern Orthodox Church (if Protestants are considered to be divided into multiple denominations).

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Christianity is the predominant religion and faith in Europe (including Russia), the Americas, the Philippines, East Timor, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania. [12] There are also large Christian communities in other parts of the world, such as Indonesia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and West Africa where Christianity is the second-largest religion after Islam. The United States has the largest Christian population in the world, followed by Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and the Philippines. [13]

Christianity in multiple forms is the state religion of the following 15 nations: Argentina (Catholic Church), [14] Armenia (Armenian Apostolic Church), Tuvalu (Church of Tuvalu), Costa Rica (Catholic Church), [15] Kingdom of Denmark (Danish National Church), [16] England (Church of England), [17] Greece (Eastern Orthodox Church), Georgia (Eastern Orthodox Church), [18] [19] Iceland (Church of Iceland), [20] Liechtenstein (Catholic Church), [21] Malta (Catholic Church), [22] Monaco (Catholic Church), [23] Vatican City (Catholic Church), [24] and Zambia. Christianity used to be the state religion of the former Ethiopian Empire (adopted in 340 A.D. by the Kingdom of Aksum) prior to the government's overthrow. [25]

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By country

Christian majority countries; Countries with 50% or more Christians are colored purple while countries with 10% to 50% Christians are colored pink. Christian World--Pew Research Center 2010.svg
Christian majority countries; Countries with 50% or more Christians are colored purple while countries with 10% to 50% Christians are colored pink.

Note: Population data are compiled using statistical science and are subject to observational error; these numbers should therefore be considered estimates only. The total number of Christians for each country is based on the number of people who are members of a Christian denomination or who identify themselves as Christian, plus their children. The number of people who actually believe in God or who regularly attend church is not addressed. People who mix Christianity with tribal religions are counted as Christians in this article. Most of the numbers for the Christian percentage of the population for each country were taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the CIA World Factbook , Joshua Project, Open doors, Pew Forum, and Adherents.com.

Top ten by numbers (2010)

A list of the top ten countries by largest number of Christians according to Pew Research Center in 2010. [26] [27]

RankCountryChristians % Christian
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 246,790,00079.5%
2Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 175,700,00090.2%
3Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 107,780,00095%
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 105,220,00073.6%
5Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 86,790,00093.1%
6Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 80,510,00050.8%
7Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 67,070,0005.0%
8Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo DR 63,150,00095.7%
9Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 58,240,00070.8%
10Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 52,580,00063.4%

Top ten by percentage (2010)

A list of the top ten countries by highest percentage of the population that is Christian according to Pew Research Center in 2010. [27]

RankCountry % ChristianChristians
1Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Vatican City 100%800
2Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 99%21,490,000
3Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 99%6,860,000
4Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 99%100,000
5Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste 99%1,120,000
6Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 98.5%3,090,000
7Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 97.6%2,280,000
8Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands 97.5%50,000
9Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 97.5%3,570,000
10Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 97.5%520,000

UN members and dependent territories

Christianity by country
Country or entityChristians % Christian % Catholic % Protestant/
Orthodox/
Other Christian
Flag of the Taliban.svg  Afghanistan (details)6,250/8,000 [28] -30,000 [29] 0.02% [29]
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania (details)580,00017.0% [30] 10%7%
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria (details)20,000-200,000 [31] or 71,000 (estimate for 2010) [32] 0.01%0.01%1%
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa (details)70,00098.3%20%
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra (details)78,00089.5%88.2% [33] 1.3%
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola (details)17,094,00075% [34] 50%25%
Flag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla (details)15,00090.5%3%87%
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda (details)66,00074.0%10%64%
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (details)34,940,10877% [35] 66% [35] 11% [35]
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia (details)2,826,000 [36] 97.9% [36] 1% [36] 96.9% [36]
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba (details)98,00088%80.8%7.8%
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (details)11,148,81443.9% [37] 20.0%23.9%
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria (details)5,185,95958%-62%54.9% [38] 3%-7% [39] [40]
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan (details)280,000 [41] 3.1%3.1%
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas (details)335,97595% [42] 12.0%83.0%
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain (details)185,00015.0% [43] 9.0%
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh (details)495,0000.3% [44] 0.4%
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados (details)244,00074% [45] 4.2%70%
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus (details)5,265,00055.4% [46] 7.1%48.3%
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (details)6,860,00065% [47] 58% [47] 7% [47]
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize (details)247,00076.7%40%36.7%
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin (details)5,570,00048.5% [48] 25.5%23.0%
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda (details)44,00064.7%15%50%
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan (details)7,0001.0%0.1%0.9%
Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg  Bolivia (details)9,730,00089.0%76%13%
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina (details)1,622,093 [49] 45.94% [49] 15.19% [49] 30.75% [49]
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana (details)1,416,00071.6%5%66%
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (details)180,770,000 [50] 90.0% [50] 64.6% [50] 22.2% [50]
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands (details)23,00094.0%9%85%
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei (details)29,0007.1% [51]
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria (details)6,364,00064.7% [52] 0.6%64.1% [47]
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso (details)5,393,00026.3% [53] 20.1%6.2%
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi (details)7,662,00075.0%60%15%
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia (details)148,0001.0%0.15%0.85%
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon (details)15,390,00073% [54] 44.4%29.3%
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (details)19,300,000 [55] 53.3% [55] 29.9% [55] 23.4% [56]
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde (details)487,00089.1% [29] 78.7%10.4%
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands (details)52,60066.9% [57] 13.6%53.3%
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic (details)2,302,00080%29%51%
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad (details)4,150,000 [29] 35.0%20%15%
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (details)9,900,00068% [58] 55%13%
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China (details)31,220,000 [59] -34,610,000/49,170,000 [60]

2.5%-3.5% [60]

0.46%-0.69% [60] 2%-2.89% [60]
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia (details)43,560,00092% [61] 79%13%
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros (details)15,0002.1%
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands (details)13,00087.0% [62] 17.4%69.6%
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo, Republic of (details)3,409,00090.7%50%40%
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo, Democratic Republic of (details)63,150,00092%50%42%
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica (details)4,000,00082%57%25%
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Côte d'Ivoire (details)11,697,00039.8% [63]
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (details)4,107,00087.4% [64] 79.0%8.4%
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba (details)6,670,000 [29] 65% [65] 52.7%7.5%
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus (details)863,00079% [66] [67] 1%78%
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic (details)1,241,00011.7% [68] 9.3%2.4%
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (details)4,400,754 [69] 79%1%77.8% [70]
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti (details)53,0006.0%1%5%
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica (details)59,00088.7%61%27%
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic (details)9,734,00083%65%18%
Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor (details)1,152,00099.1% [71] 96.9%2.2%
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador (details)14,099,00094.0%74%20%
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt (details)9,029,00010.0% [72]
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador (details)5,073,00081.9%52.6%29.3%
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea (details)683,00088.7% [29] 80.7%8.0%
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea (details)3,577,00067% [73] 4%54%
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia (details)298,41026.8% [74] 0.8%26.0%
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini (details)994,00082.7%25%57.7%
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia (details)77,477,00075%0.7%63.4%
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg  Falkland Islands (details)3,00094.3%94%
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands (details)33,00095.4% [75] 94%
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji (details)540,00064.4%8.9%55.5%
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland (details)3,862,000 [76] 69.8% [76] 0.3%69.5%
Flag of France.svg  France (details)41,000,000-46,000,00051.1% [77] -58% [47] /63-66% [78] 50-63% [79] /54% [47] 4% [47]
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon (details)1,081,00088.0% [80] 41.9%46.1%
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia (details)79,0004.2% [81]
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia (details)3,241,00088.1% [82] 0.5%87.6%
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (details)44,861,00053.9% [83] 26.7% [83] 27.2% [83]
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana (details)21,955,00071.3% [84] 10.0%61.3%
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece (details)10,000,00093% [85] <1% [85] 97.3%
Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland (details)55,00096.6%96.6%
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada (details)101,00097.3%53%45%
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala (details)14,018,00087%47%40%
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea (details)1,032,0008.9% [86] 5%5%
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau (details)165,00010.0%10.0%
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana (details)468,00062.7% [87] 7.1%55.6%
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti (details)9,597,00096.0%80.0%16.0%
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras (details)6,660,00088% [88] 47%41%
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong (details)1,357,00018.4% [89] 5.0%6.8%
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (details)5,254,179 [90] - 6,501,000 [47] 52.87% [90] -65.0% [47] 38.96% [90] -58.0% [47] 13.91% [90]
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland (details)272,200 [91] 72.3% [91] 3.9% [91] 68.4% [91]
Flag of India.svg  India (details)30,000,0002.3% [36] 1.3%1.0%
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia (details)

28,600,000

10.72% [92] 3.12%7.6%
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran (details)380,000-1,500,000 [93] 0.4%-1.5%0.4%-1.5%
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq (details)500,0001.2%1.2%
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland (details)3,992,000 (2016) [94] 83.8% (2016) [94] 78.2% (2016) [94] 5.6% (2016) [94]
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel (details)266,0003.5%3.5%
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (details)53,230,000 [95] 83%81.2%2%
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica (details)1,859,00068.9%2.2%66.7%
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (details)1,915,2941.1% [96] 0.5%0.6%
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan (details)388,0006.0% [97]
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan (details)3,300,00017.2% [98]
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya (details)40,668,00085.5% [99] 20.6%64.9%
Flag of North Korea.svg  Korea, North (details)406,0001.7%
Flag of South Korea.svg  Korea, South (details)13,566,00027.6% [100] 7.9%19.7%
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait (details)458,00015.0%3.2%12.8%
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan (details)610,000 [29] -944,00011.4% [29] -17.0% [101]
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos (details)145,0002.2%1%1%
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia (details)1,570,00070% [47] -80% [102] 24.1% [47] -25.1% [102] [103] 46.8% [47] -54.9% [102]
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon (details)1,600,000-1,800,000 [104] [105] 38.0%-41.0%26%15%
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho (details)1,876,00090.0%45%45%
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia (details)1,391,00085.5% [106] 85.5%
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya (details)170,000 [29] 2.7% [29] 0.5%1.5%
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein (details)30,00084.4% [107] 75.9%8.5%
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania (details)2,232,00079.4% [108] 74.2%5.2%
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg (details)360,00072.4% [109] 68.7%3.7%
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar (details)22,322,96685.0% [110]
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi (details)13,582,00077.3% [111] 17.260.1
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia (details)2,271,0009.0% [112]
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives (details)3000.08%
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali (details)348,0002.4% [113]
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta (details)400,00091.6% [114] 88.6%3.0%
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania (details)5,0000.14%
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius (details)418,00032.2%
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico (details)111,959,52588.9% [115] 77.7%11.2%
Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Micronesia, Federated States of (details)106,00095.4%
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova (details)2,752,00091.8% [116] 0.1%91.7%
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco (details)30,00082.6% [117] 77.0 [117]
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia (details)42,8591.3% [118]
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro (details)500,00078.8% [119] 3.4%72.4%
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco (details)336,0001% [120]
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique (details)13,121,00056.1%28.4%27.7%
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar (details)3,790,0006.2%1%5.2%
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia (details)1,991,00090.0%13.7%76.3%
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal (details)376,0001.4% [121]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (details)5,750,000–
7,900,000
[ citation needed ]
37% (2018) [122] - 43.8% [123] 22% (registered, 2018) [122] - 23.7%15% (2018) [122] - 20.1% [123]
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (details)1,738,638 (2018) [124] 37.0% (2018) [124] 10.0% (2018) [124] 27.0% (2018) [124]
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua (details)5,217,00084.6%58.8%25.8%
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger (details)85,0000.5%5%
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (details)74,400,000–
107,000,000
45.9% [125] 10.6%35.3%
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia (details)1,110,00060.4% [126] . [127] 0.4%60.0%
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (details)3,844,000 [128] 76.7% (2018) [129] [130] 2.4% [131] 73.8% (2018) [129] [130]
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman (details)180,000 [29] 6.5% [29]
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan (details)3,300,0001.6% [132] 0.8%0.8%
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau (details)16,00077.9%65%12.9%
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama (details)3,057,00092.0%80%12%
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea (details)6,800,00097%27%70%
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay (details)6,260,00096% [88] 88%8%
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru (details)29,519,00094.5% [133] 76.0%18.5%
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (details)86,500,00085% [134] 80%5%
Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg  Pitcairn Islands (details)50100.0%100%
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (details)36,090,00094.3%86.3%8%
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (details)7,445,00084.8% [135] 80.2%4.6%
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico (details)3,878,00089% [136] [137] 56%33%
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar (details)263,00013.8%
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania (details)18,067,00098.0% [47] 11.0% [47] 87.0% [47]
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (details)66,000,000–
99,775,000
[138] [139]
46.6% [140] -77.0% [141] [142] <0.1%46.6%-77.0%
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda (details)9,619,00093.6%56.9%26%
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino (details)31,00091.6% [29] 90.5%1.1%
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia (details)1,500,0005% [143]
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal (details)570,0004.2% [144]
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (details)7,260,00091.0% [145] 5.0%86.0%
Flag of Seychelles.svg  Seychelles (details)80,00094.7%82%15.2%
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone (details)619,000-1,294,00010% [146] -20.9% [147]
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore (details)1,075,00018.9% [148] [149] [150] 7.0%11.9%
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia (details)3,748,00068.8% [151] 59.8%9.0%
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia (details)1,610,00068.0% [47] 64.0% [47] 4.0% [47]
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia (details)1,000 [152] 0.01%0.0002%0.01%
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (details)43,090,00079.8% [153] 5%75%
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan (details)6,010,000 [154] 60.5% [155] 30%30%
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (details)28,000,00059.2% [156] 58.2% [156] 1% [156]
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (details)1,531,0007.4%6.1%1.3%
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan (details)525,0001.5% [157]
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname (details)262,00048.4% - 51.6% [158] [159] 21.6%26.8%
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (details)6,577,47864.3% [160] 1.2%63.1%
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland (details)5,700,00066.9% [161] -69.1% [162] 36.5% [161] -37.9% [162] 30.4% [161] -31.2% [162]
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria (details)1,800,000 [163] 10.0% [29] 2%8%
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan (details)110,000 [29] 1.4%0.1%1.3%
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania (details)31,342,00061.4% [164]
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (details)768,0001.1% [165]
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo (details)1,966,00029.0%
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga (details)84,00081.0%16%65%
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago (details)774,00057.6% [166] 21.5%33.4%
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia (details)30,000 [167] [lower-alpha 2]
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey (details)120,000 [168]
310,000 [169]
0.2%
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan (details)466,0009.0% [170] 9%
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda (details)29,266,00084.5% [171] 39.3%45.2%
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine (details)34,830,000 [172] 81.9% [172] 7.5%74.4%
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates (details)940,0009.0% [173] 7%2%
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (details)25,585,000 [174] - 31,889,00038% [175] - 47.7% [176] [177] [178] 7% [179] 31% [180]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (details)213,000,000 [181] 65% (2019) [181] -73% [182] 20% [181] -22.7% [182] 45% [181] -48.5% [182]
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay (details)1,941,00058.1% [58] 47%11%
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan (details)710,000 [29] 2.6% [29] 2.6% [29]
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela (details)28,340,00088.0% [183] 71%17%
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam (details)6,831,0007.1% [184] 6.1%1.0%
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen (details)25,000 [185] -41,000 [186] 0.01%0.01%
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia (details)12,939,00095.5% [187] 20.2%72.3%
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe (details)12,500,00087.0% [188] 17%63%
Europe 565,560,000 [9] 76.2% [9] 35.0% [189] 41.2% [9]
Latin America and the Caribbean 531,280,000 [9] 90.0% [9] 70% [190] 20% [191]
Africa 526,016,926 [9] 62.7% [9] 21.0% [189] 41.7% [9]
Asia 285,120,000 [9] -375,905,000 [192] 7.0% [9] -12.0% [192] 3.0% [189] -5.1% [192] 4.0% [9] -6.8% [192]
North America 266,630,000 [9] 77.4% [9] 22.0% [189] 55.4%
Oceania 25,754,000 [193] 73.3% [193] 38.9% [193] 34.4% [193]
Middle East-North Africa 12,000,000–16,000,000 [194] 3.8% [9] -5.0% [195] 2.0% [189] -2.6%1.8% [9] -2.3%
Total2,431,209,718 [192] 33.4% [192] 16.9% [192] 16.5% [192]

UN non member permanent observer states

note: One is a generally recognized sovereign state, while the other is a state with substantial, but limited, recognition

CountryChristians % Christianoverall %
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine (details)173,0006.0% [196] 6%
Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Vatican City (details)836100.0%100%

Non UN member or observer states with substantial, but limited recognition

Note: Includes non-United Nations members or observers with substantial, but limited recognition

CountryChristians % Christian
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo (details)150,0008.3%
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (details)2000.03%
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan (details)902,0003.9%

Widely or fully unrecognized Non UN member or observer states

CountryChristians % Christian
Flag of the Republic of Abkhazia.svg  Abkhazia (details)130,00068.0%
Flag of Artsakh.svg  Artsakh (details)143,00098.8% [197]
Flag of South Ossetia.svg  South Ossetia (details)69,00096.4%
Flag of Transnistria (state).svg  Transnistria (details)510,00095.0%

Christian-majority countries and territories

According to a 2012 Pew Research Center study, of the then 232 countries and territories, 157 had Christian majorities. 126 countries had a Christian majority, while 71 countries had a Christian minority. [198]

Percent (%) ChristiansNumber of countriesPopulation
1002850
90–9949739,568,000
80–8928312,790,200
70–7920599,319,000
60–6911177,608,000
50–5916132,349,929
40–49313,594,000
30–39615,497,000
20–29523,657,000
10–191043,409,000
1–934124,755,000
0–1131,823,750

Countries by highest percentage of the population that is Christian with at least 10 million Christians: [198]

RankCountry % ChristianChristians
1Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 98.0%21,300,000
2Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 97.5%12,800,000
3Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo DR 95.7%63,200,000
4Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 95.6%27,800,000
5Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 95.0%107,000,000
6Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 94.3%36,100,000
7Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 94.1%13,600,000
8Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 93.0%10,000,000
9Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 92.5%42,800,000
10Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg  Bolivia 92.3%10,400,000

Population growth

According to World Population Review, there were 2.4 billion Christians around the world in 2020. [199] [3] and according to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, if current trends continue, Christianity will remain the world's largest religion by year 2050. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, Christianity is estimated to reach 3 billion adherents out of a projected population of 9.3 billion people in 2050, achieving parity with Muslim populations for the first time in history, which are predicted to be about 2.8 billion in 2050. [200]

Demographics of major traditions within Christianity (Pew Research Center, 2010 data) [201]
TraditionFollowers % of the Christian population % of the world populationFollower dynamicsDynamics in- and outside Christianity
Catholicism 1,200,000,00052.415.9Increase2.svg GrowingSteady2.svg Stable
Protestantism 800,640,00034.911.6Increase2.svg GrowingIncrease2.svg Growing
Orthodoxy 260,380,00011.43.8Increase2.svg GrowingIncrease2.svg Growing
Other Christianity 28,430,0001.30.4Increase2.svg GrowingIncrease2.svg Growing
Christianity 2,289,450,00010031.7Increase2.svg GrowingSteady2.svg Stable

See also

Other religions:

General:

Notes

  1. Current sources are in general agreement that Christians make up about 33% of the world's population—slightly over 2.4 billion adherents in mid-2015.
  2. Tunisia's Ministry of Religious Affairs estimates there are approximately 30,000 Christians residing in the country, of which the majority are foreigners and about 80% of whom are Roman Catholic. Approximately 7000 Christians are Tunisian Citizens, mostly Anglicans and Protestants. [167]

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