World Religions Projections

This 2015 study by the Pew Research Center explores the religious profile of the world. It predicts the religious compositions of the world's countries for 2050, based on population growth projections. Read the full report here to explore all of the Center's findings.

The religious composition of the world by 2050

Page Title
Majority Religion
Population
Location
Afghanistan (2050)Muslim72,380,000Afghanistan
Albania (2050)Muslim2,810,000Albania
Algeria (2050)Muslim46,580,000Algeria
Angola (2050)Christian41,470,000Angola
Argentina (2050)Christian49,910,000Argentina
Armenia (2050)Christian3,230,000Armenia
Aruba (2050)Christian100,000Aruba
Asia-Pacific (2050)Muslim4,937,900,000
Australia (2050)Christian29,120,000Australia
Austria (2050)Christian8,460,000Austria
Azerbaijan (2050)Muslim11,300,000Azerbaijan
Bahamas (2050)Christian410,000Bahamas
Bahrain (2050)Muslim1,790,000Bahrain
Bangladesh (2050)Muslim198,960,000Bangladesh
Barbados (2050)Christian260,000Barbados
Belarus (2050)Christian8,510,000Belarus
Belgium (2050)Christian11,120,000Belgium
Belize (2050)Christian540,000Belize
Benin (2050)Christian21,530,000Benin
Bhutan (2050)Buddhist990,000Bhutan
Bolivia (2050)Christian17,000,000Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina (2050)Muslim2,620,000Bosnia-Herzegovina
Botswana (2050)Christian2,680,000Botswana
Brazil (2050)Christian223,020,000Brazil
Brunei (2050)Muslim510,000Brunei
Bulgaria (2050)Christian5,180,000Bulgaria
Burkina Faso (2050)Muslim49,860,000Burkina Faso
Burma (Myanmar) (2050)Buddhist56,060,000Burma (Myanmar)
Burundi (2050)Christian13,800,000Burundi
Cambodia (2050)Buddhist19,740,000Cambodia
Cameroon (2050)Christian38,200,000Cameroon
Canada (2050)Christian40,940,000Canada
Cape Verde (2050)Christian720,000Cape Verde
Central African Republic (2050)Christian8,590,000Central African Republic
Chad (2050)Muslim27,620,000Chad
Channel Islands (2050)Christian140,000Channel Islands, Europe
Chile (2050)Christian20,120,000Chile
China (2050)Unaffilliated1,305,010,000China
Colombia (2050)Christian61,590,000Colombia
Comoros (2050)Muslim1,830,000Comoros
Costa Rica (2050)Christian6,330,000Costa Rica
Croatia (2050)Christian3,760,000Croatia
Cuba (2050)Christian9,670,000Cuba
Cyprus (2050)Christian1,430,000Cyprus
Czech Republic (2050)Unaffilliated9,760,000Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo (2050)Christian148,120,000Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark (2050)Christian5,820,000Denmark
Djibouti (2050)Muslim1,550,000Djibouti
Dominican Republic (2050)Christian13,690,000Dominican Republic
Ecuador (2050)Christian20,050,000Ecuador
Egypt (2050)Muslim124,130,000Egypt
El Salvador (2050)Christian6,890,000El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea (2050)Christian1,360,000Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea (2050)Christian11,190,000Eritrea
Estonia (2050)Unaffilliated1,040,000Estonia
Ethiopia (2050)Christian145,350,000Ethiopia
Europe (2050)Christian696,330,000
Fiji (2050)Christian1,230,000Fiji
Finland (2050)Christian5,570,000Finland
France (2050)Unaffilliated69,300,000France
French Guiana (2050)Christian440,000French Guiana
French Polynesia (2050)Christian330,000French Polynesia
Gabon (2050)Christian3,050,000Gabon
Gambia (2050)Muslim4,830,000Gambia
Georgia (2050)Christian3,470,000Georgia, Europe
Germany (2050)Christian70,220,000Germany
Ghana (2050)Christian49,360,000Ghana
Greece (2050)Christian10,120,000Greece
Grenada (2050)Christian150,000Grenada
Guadeloupe (2050)Christian520,000Guadeloupe
Guam (2050)Christian250,000Guam
Guatemala (2050)Christian30,210,000Guatemala
Guinea (2050)Muslim22,890,000Guinea
Guinea-Bissau (2050)Muslim3,040,000Guinea-Bissau
Guyana (2050)Christian1,050,000Guyana
Haiti (2050)Christian14,830,000Haiti
Honduras (2050)Christian12,380,000Honduras
Hong Kong (2050)Unaffilliated7,770,000Hong Kong
Hungary (2050)Christian8,540,000Hungary
Iceland (2050)Christian410,000Iceland
India (2050)Hindu1,691,280,000India
Indonesia (2050)Muslim297,260,000Indonesia
Iran (2050)Muslim86,460,000Iran
Iraq (2050)Muslim80,790,000Iraq
Ireland (2050)Christian6,640,000Ireland
Israel (2050)Jewish11,690,000Israel
Italy (2050)Christian56,080,000Italy
Ivory Coast (2050)Christian39,740,000Ivory Coast
Jamaica (2050)Christian3,070,000Jamaica
Japan (2050)Unaffilliated107,780,000Japan
Jordan (2050)Muslim11,340,000Jordan
Kazakhstan (2050)Muslim21,680,000Kazakhstan
Kenya (2050)Christian97,150,000Kenya
Kosovo (2050)Muslim1,970,000Kosovo
Kuwait (2050)Muslim4,710,000Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan (2050)Muslim8,220,000Kyrgyzstan
Laos (2050)Buddhist9,260,000Laos
Latin America - Caribbean (2050)Christian748,620,000
Latvia (2050)Christian1,720,000Latvia
Lebanon (2050)Muslim4,870,000Lebanon
Lesotho (2050)Christian2,700,000Lesotho
Liberia (2050)Christian9,840,000Liberia
Libya (2050)Muslim9,050,000Libya
Lithuania (2050)Christian2,490,000Lithuania
Luxembourg (2050)Christian520,000Luxembourg
Macau (2050)Folk540,000Macau
Macedonia (2050)Muslim1,650,000Macedonia
Madagascar (2050)Christian53,620,000Madagascar
Malawi (2050)Christian49,840,000Malawi
Malaysia (2050)Muslim45,190,000Malaysia
Maldives (2050)Muslim410,000Maldives
Mali (2050)Muslim42,660,000Mali
Malta (2050)Christian360,000Malta
Martinique (2050)Christian420,000Martinique
Mauritania (2050)Muslim7,340,000Mauritania
Mauritius (2050)Hindu1,260,000Mauritius
Mayotte (2050)Muslim490,000Mayotte
Mexico (2050)Christian142,330,000Mexico
Micronesia (2050)Christian200,000Federated States of Micronesia
Middle East - North Africa (2050)Muslim588,960,000
Moldova (2050)Christian2,550,000Moldova
Mongolia (2050)Buddhist4,110,000Mongolia
Montenegro (2050)Christian610,000Montenegro
Morocco (2050)Muslim39,970,000Morocco
Mozambique (2050)Christian49,000,000Mozambique
Namibia (2050)Christian3,550,000Namibia
Nepal (2050)Hindu47,740,000Nepal
Netherlands (2050)Unaffilliated17,050,000Netherlands
New Caledonia (2050)Christian310,000New Caledonia
New Zealand (2050)Unaffilliated5,850,000New Zealand
Nicaragua (2050)Christian8,220,000Nicaragua
Niger (2050)Muslim54,810,000Niger
Nigeria (2050)Muslim394,150,000Nigeria
North America (2050)Christian435,420,000
North Korea (2050)Unaffilliated26,380,000North Korea
Norway (2050)Christian5,850,000Norway
Oman (2050)Muslim4,590,000Oman
Pakistan (2050)Muslim283,110,000Pakistan
Palestinian territories (2050)Muslim10,000,000Palestinian territories
Panama (2050)Christian5,020,000Panama
Papua New Guinea (2050)Christian13,510,000Papua New Guinea
Paraguay (2050)Christian10,390,000Paraguay
Peru (2050)Christian39,640,000Peru
Philippines (2050)Christian156,090,000Philippines
Poland (2050)Christian33,280,000Poland
Portugal (2050)Christian8,690,000Portugal
Puerto Rico (2050)Christian3,480,000Puerto Rico
Qatar (2050)Muslim3,700,000Qatar
Republic of the Congo (2050)Christian9,230,000Republic of the Congo
Reunion (2050)Christian1,080,000Reunion
Romania (2050)Christian16,370,000Romania
Russia (2050)Christian123,960,000Russia
Rwanda (2050)Christian26,470,000Rwanda
Samoa (2050)Christian370,000Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe (2050)Christian320,000Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia (2050)Muslim45,630,000Saudi Arabia
Senegal (2050)Muslim28,290,000Senegal
Serbia (2050)Christian6,200,000Serbia
Sierra Leone (2050)Muslim11,000,000Sierra Leone
Singapore (2050)Buddhist7,910,000Singapore
Slovakia (2050)Christian5,230,000Slovakia
Slovenia (2050)Christian1,740,000Slovenia
Solomon Islands (2050)Christian1,160,000Solomon Islands
Somalia (2050)Muslim26,170,000Somalia
South Africa (2050)Christian60,660,000South Africa
South Korea (2050)Unaffilliated47,520,000South Korea
South Sudan (2050)Christian21,080,000South Sudan
Spain (2050)Christian52,310,000Spain
Sri Lanka (2050)Buddhist24,420,000Sri Lanka
St. Lucia (2050)Christian210,000St. Lucia
St. Vincent & Grenadines (2050)Christian130,000St. Vincent & Grenadines
Sub-Saharan Africa (2050)Christian1,899,960,000
Sudan (2050)Muslim71,330,000Sudan
Suriname (2050)Christian670,000Suriname
Swaziland (2050)Christian1,640,000Swaziland
Sweden (2050)Christian10,960,000Sweden
Switzerland (2050)Christian7,860,000Switzerland
Syria (2050)Muslim33,630,000Syria
Taiwan (2050)Folk20,150,000Taiwan
Tajikistan (2050)Muslim12,280,000Tajikistan
Tanzania (2050)Christian140,470,000Tanzania
Thailand (2050)Buddhist67,910,000Thailand
Timor-Leste (2050)Christian3,080,000Timor-Leste
Togo (2050)Folk10,650,000Togo
Tonga (2050)Christian210,000Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago (2050)Christian1,230,000Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia (2050)Muslim12,570,000Tunisia
Turkey (2050)Muslim91,180,000Turkey
Turkmenistan (2050)Muslim6,910,000Turkmenistan
U.S. Virgin Islands (2050)Christian110,000U.S. Virgin Islands
Uganda (2050)Christian96,120,000Uganda
Ukraine (2050)Christian36,400,000Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (2050)Muslim10,280,000United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (2050)Christian68,610,000United Kingdom
United States (2050)Christian394,350,000United States
Uruguay (2050)Christian3,570,000Uruguay
Uzbekistan (2050)Muslim36,110,000Uzbekistan
Vanuatu (2050)Christian510,000Vanuatu
Venezuela (2050)Christian40,270,000Venezuela
Vietnam (2050)Folk104,040,000Vietnam

Showing projected 2050 population numbers and the majority religion for all countries and territories included in the Pew study. Source: Pew, 2015. Use the filters to zoom in and compare per continent or region.

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Countries with the largest population increase projections for 2050


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The biggest countries by 2050