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Globally, Christianity is Booming, and Atheism is Declining, According to Report

Julie Stahl : Oct 23, 2019  Christian Headlines

However, in the US, just the opposite seems to be happening. A recent study by Pew Research found that in America "the percentage of American adults who call themselves Christian has declined the past decade, from 77 percent to 65 percent, while the percentage of US adults who identify as atheist, agnostic ... has risen from 17 percent to 26 percent in that same span."

airlift[ChristianHeadlines.com] The headlines might declare that Christianity is declining in the United States, but new research shows it's growing faster than the population around the world—and atheism and agnosticism are on a gradual decline. (Image: Pixabay)

The 2019 Status of Global Christianity report shows there were 2.5 billion Christians in the world as of mid-2019—a major increase from the 1.98 billion Christians in 2000 and more than double the number of Christians (1.2 billion) in 1970.

Christianity is growing worldwide at a rate of 1.27 percent each year and outpacing population growth (1.20 percent)—and is booming in Africa (2.37 percent), Asia (2.79 percent) and Latin America (2.29 percent)... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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