Africa Surpasses South America in Total Number of Christians

ICC Note: Africa has passed South America as the continent with the most Christians, according to the Center for Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Also, according to the Pew Research Center, Christianity still comprises about 31 percent of the world population, or about 2.2 billion people.

07/13/2018 Africa (ChristianPost) – Recent data reveals that for the first time, Africa is now home to the most number of Christians in the world. Latin America held that title previously.

An infographic provided by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary shows that more than 631 million Christians currently reside in Africa and they make up 45 percent of the population.

Latin America is, meanwhile, estimated to have 601 million Christians. Though a smaller number compared to Africa, they make up the majority of the continent at 92 percent.

According to CBS News, Zambia is the African nation with the highest percentage of Christian residents, with around 95.5 percent of the people living there following the religion.

Following not too far behind Zambia on the list of African nations with the highest percentage of Christian residents is the Republic of Seychelles, where 94.7 percent hold Christian beliefs.


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