Friday, October 25, 2013

Top 20 Countries with fastest growing Christianity

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 Quoted from The Top 20 Countries where Christianity is Growing the Fastest

"Where is Christianity growing the fastest? The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at Gordon Conwell Seminary, published In June 2013 an excellent report regarding Christianity in its Global Context. The full report can be found online at www.globalchristianity.org/globalcontext

The Top 20 Countries Where Christianity Has the Highest Percentage Growth Rate

Rank Country Continent Christian  AAGR Years to double Majority Religion Percent Christian 1970 Percent Christian 2020
1
Nepal Asia, South Central
10.93%
6.6
Hindu
0.1%
3.8%
2
China Asia, Eastern
10.86%
6.6
Non-religious
0.1%
10.6%
3
United Arab Emirates Arabian Peninsula
9.34%
7.7
Muslim
5.9%
12.9%
4
Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula
9.27%
7.8
Muslim
0.3%
4.6%
5
Qatar Arabian Peninsula
7.81%
9.2
Muslim
4.5%
9.5%
6
Oman Arabian Peninsula
7.62%
9.4
Muslim
0.5%
4.6%
7
Yemen Arabian Peninsula
7.09%
9.1
Muslim
0.0%
0.2%
8
Mongolia Asia, Eastern
5.96%
12.1
Buddhist
0.3%
2.0%
9
Cambodia Asia, South-eastern
5.87%
12.3
Buddhist
0.5%
3.6%
10
Bahrain Arabian Peninsula
5.49%
13.1
Muslim
3.9%
7.9%
11
Benin Africa, Western
4.85%
14.8
Christian
18.1%
47.8%
12
Burkina Faso Africa, Western
4.81%
15.0
Muslim
9.0%
24.8%
13
South Sudan Africa, Eastern
4.67%
15.4
Christian
22.7%
63.8%
14
Bhutan Asia, South Central
4.60%
15.7
Buddhist
0.3%
1.1%
15
Mali Africa, Western
4.54%
15.9
Muslim
1.4%
3.8%
16
Brunei Asia, South-eastern
4.49%
16.0
Muslim
5.8%
14.1%
17
Guinea Africa, Western
4.44%
16.2
Muslim
1.3%
3.8%
18
Kuwait Arabian Peninsula
4.26%
16.9
Muslim
5.1%
9.2%
19
Singapore Asia, South-eastern
4.12%
16.3
Buddhist
7.8%
21.7%
20
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
3.97%
18.1
Christian
99.5%
91.6%
Some key observations by Russ Mitchell of Disciple All Nations:

  • Nineteen of the top 20 nation-states are in Asia and Africa.
  • Eleven of the top 20 list are Muslim majority nation-states.
  • The majority of the top 20 are clustered in three areas: Eastern Asia, Western Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Not one country from Europe, Northern America or Latin America makes the top 20.
  • The world’s newest country, South Sudan (July 2011), made the list.
  •  The highest Christian growth rates are found among all major non-Christian religious groups: Hindus, Non-Religious, Buddhists, Muslims and Ethno-religionists (Benin and South Sudan).
More analysis at The Top 20 Countries where Christianity is Growing the Fastest