Faith Perspectives in Our World

According to Douglas Jacobsen in his The World’s Christians, this is the percentage breakdown of Christians in the world in 1800, 1900 and 2000.

Year 1800

  • 86% – Europe & North America
  • 14% – rest of the world

Year 1900

  • 80% – Europe & North America
  • 20% – rest of the world

Year 2000

  • 40% – Europe & North America
  • 60% – rest of the world

What an amazing shift in the past 100 years!

Now moving on to some wider religious stats.

According to Daniel Groody’s Globalization, Spirituality & Justice (3rd edition from 2015). If the world as we know it was reduced to a village of 100 people, this is how it would be structured according to faith perspectives:

33 Christian
20 Muslim
14 Atheist/Agnostic/Non-Religious
13 Hindu
13 Other Religions
6 Buddhist
1 Jewish

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