The future of the world's major religions:
Bottom Line: Perhaps you've heard that Muslims are expected to become the leading world religion in the not-so-distant future. According to the latest projection from the Pew Research Center - that's exactly what they expect to happen. Here's the current data on the major world religions:
Population percentage worldwide:
Folk Religions: 5.7%
So while Christians are currently the prominent world religion - the projected growth rates going forward will likely change the dynamic going forward:
Projected future growth rates through 2060:
So based on these growth rates, it's likely that the pendulum would swing towards a majority of Muslims as early as the 2030's.