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(RNS) A new report on global religious identity shows that while Christians and Muslims make up the two largest groups, those with no religious affiliation — including atheists and agnostics — are now the third-largest “religious” group in the world. The study, released Tuesday (Dec. 18) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, […]

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  1. You say: “Christians make up the largest group, with 2.2 billion adherents, or 23 percent worldwide, followed by Muslims, with 1.6 billion adherents, or 23 percent worldwide.”

    How can the numbers be substantially different but the percentages the same?

  2. Christian view many are called and few are chosen so your math seems right but is still off. Christian believe in the truth and the rest of the world who denies the truth of Jesus and the trinity believing in the lie. So the unity of all world faiths is unbelief in Jesus, this union they are not even aware of, even by some who claim to be Christian, I would assume its more increasing 30% of the world is saved to 70% lost with 35% to have yet to hear the gospel. Compared to 200yrs ago the truth has increased and confirmed as the lie is decreasing. Website paths toward God by faith.com speaks on this topic of faith

  3. “An additional 58 million people — slightly less than 1 percent of the global population — belong to “other” religions, such as the Baha’i faith, Jainism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Tenrikyo, Wicca and Zoroastrianism.”

    Just like always…they forget to talk about that 1% extreme that makes the weight go bananas…

  1. [...] The study, released Tuesday (Dec. 18) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, found that more than eight in 10 (84 percent) of the world’s 7 billion people adheres to some form of religion. Christians make up the largest group, with 2.2 billion adherents, or 23 percent worldwide, followed by Muslims, with 1.6 billion adherents, or 23 percent worldwide. Read more… [...]

  2. [...] Religion.” Meanwhile, back at RNS, someone caught the mistake and the headline was amended to “The ‘Nones’ Now Form the World’s Third-Largest Religion” with a correction added: “An earlier version of this article contained an imprecise headline. [...]

  3. [...] Religion.” Meanwhile, back at RNS, someone caught the mistake and the headline was amended to “The ‘Nones’ Now Form the World’s Third-Largest Religion” with a correction added: “An earlier version of this article contained an imprecise headline. [...]

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