Published: Fri, April 07, 2017
Health Care | By Kelly Miles

Babies born to Muslims to exceed Christian births, study predicts

Babies born to Muslims to exceed Christian births, study predicts

Over the same period Christians had a disproportionately large share of the world's deaths, at 37 per cent.

As per new Pew Research Center, Less than 20 years from now, the number of infants born to Muslims are expected to modestly exceed births to Christians.

This is especially true in Europe, where the number of deaths already is estimated to exceed the number of births among Christians.

The analysis points to modest but significant demographic shifts in religious affiliation over the coming decades, as populations in the global south continue to grow rapidly and Christian populations in Europe age and die.

But a new Pew study found that due to higher fertility rates and a relatively young population, the share of Muslim babies being born is growing.

More babies are now born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion but this looks set to change by 2035, when Muslim births will marginally outweigh Christian births for the first time, according to the Pew Research Centre.

In addition, Christians are dying out faster than other religions. Births to Muslims between 2010 and 2015 outnumbered deaths by 152 million (213 million births vs. 61 million deaths).

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The Pew analysis of the data does not assume babies will grow up to be members of the religion practiced by their mother.

Among the religiously unaffiliated (atheist, agnostic, no particular religion) deaths outnumbered births by at least 10,000 in Austria, Ukraine and Russian Federation but this group saw either a natural increase in 19 countries or little change in 20 countries between 2010 or 2015.

Sub-Saharan Africa, where fertility rates are high, will meanwhile be home to a growing share of the Christian and Muslim populations. Christians are second, at 2.6 children per woman. Hindu and Jewish fertility (2.3 each) are both just below the global average of 2.4 children per woman.

Religious switching - or people's movement from one faith group to another or from a faith community to the community of religious "nones" - drives a large amount of research on and discussion of modern congregations. In another earlier report, Pew said that because they have the youngest median age (30) of all religious groups, Muslims are the fastest-growing such group in the world, and by 2050, India will be the country with the world's largest Muslim population, surpassing Indonesia.

NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, Christians have had more babies than any other religious group worldwide.

The study warns its forecasts are based upon current population trends and that events such as scientific discoveries, armed conflicts and changing economic conditions could change the numbers.

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