Religion & Culture
5 Fastest Growing Religions In The World
There are few religions that dominate the world because of their high population and high conversion rates, however, most of them are increasing at a decreasing rate. Nevertheless, their growth still continues to be on the rise. Here is a list of world’s 5 most famous religions and their growth rates and if you are thinking of converting to another religion or just want to know the conversion figures, you can take a look at this authenticated list.
Buddhism is the fifth biggest religion in the world and it has more than 376 million followers in the world. Statistics from 1910 research shows that Buddhists made about 7.9% of the world’s population at that time and growth rate back then was about 1.28 which was decreased up to 0.99 back in 2010 and now the latest research shows that the conversion rates are decreased again up to 0.93 approximately. Still, it continues to be the 5th fastest growing religion in the world.
4. Taoism (Chinese traditional religion)
This is the fourth biggest religion in the world with followers more than 394 million. Back in 1910, the followers of this religion made about 22.2% of the world’s population and the conversion rate was 0.11. Another research shows that the rate was increased up to 0.16% in 2010 and with the latest research last year; we can say that this rate is still increasing up to 0.20%.
Hinduism is also one of the top religions in the world with followers more than 1 billion around the world. Statistics show that back in 1910, there were about 223 million Hindus in the world and that makes about 12.7 of the world’s population of that time. The conversion rate for Hinduism has also decreased from 1.46 to 1.41 as per the statistics of 2010. The latest research shows that the rate has decreased more up to 1.37 approximately in 2014 but still, it is the 3rd fastest growing religion in the world.
Islam is the second biggest religion in the world with more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. There are some researches that show that back in 1910, Muslims were about 12.6% of the world’s population and when another research was conducted in 2010, the number has increased to 22.5%. The conversion rate has also fallen from 1.97 to 1.86 and the latest research shows that this number has fallen up to 1.84 in 2014.
There is no doubt in the statistics that Christianity is like the world’s biggest religion and there are more than 2.1 billion Christians around the world. Statistics show that the conversion numbers of Christianity are also the largest which means more people convert to Christianity than any other religion in the world. According to a research conducted in 1910, there were more than 611 million Christians in the world and it includes about 34.8% population of the world at that time. Around 2010, statistics show that 32.8% of the world population which means that although the numbers are still up, but the conversion rate was decreased from 1.32 to 1.31 and if we look into the latest statistics, the conversion rates have further fallen to 1.29.