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02/07/2024 Southeast Asia Region (International Christian Concern) — The Center for the Study of Global Christianity recently reported that Asia has one of the fastest growing Christian populations, with more than 415 million Christians now living in Asia.

Christianity in Asia has grown at a rate of 2.11 percent since 2020. This is very encouraging despite the increasing hardships and persecution Christians face across Asia.

Other key trends include:

  • 734 million Christians live in Africa, growing at a rate of over 2.6%
  • Globally, atheism has slightly declined. In 2020, there were 147 million professing atheists. This decreased to 146 million by 2024.
  • Evangelical and Pentecostal denominations are the fastest growing groups in Christianity. It is projected that by 2050, there will be over 1 billion Pentecostal believers around the world.
  • 420,000 missionaries were sent out to different countries in 2020. This is expected to increase to 445,000 in 2024.
  • It’s estimated about 28% of the global population does not have access to the gospel in 2024. This is a major decline from over 54% of the world not having access to the gospel in 1900.
  • American Christians are projected to give $1.3 trillion USD to Christian causes in 2024.