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Christianity tilts to Africa

According to a Pew Research Center report ("Global Christianity: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Christian Population"), there are now 2.18 billion Christians in the world: 37 percent in North and South America, 24 percent in sub-Saharan Africa, 26 percent in Europe and 13 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

That's quite a difference from 1910, when two-thirds of global Christians lived in Europe. Christianity is the largest religion, with 32 percent of the world as adherents, followed by Islam, with 23 percent.


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