By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood

Are there more Christians or Muslims in the world today?

There are slightly more Christians than Muslims in the world today. According to recent Pew Research studies, about 31% of the world population identifies as Christian, with about 24% identifying as Muslim. Coming in third place, about 16% identify as atheist or agnostic. Judaism comes in 9th place with a very small percentage of .2%. All three are Abrahamic religions embracing the same fundamental stories.

I used this research as background for my book “30 Philosophers: A New Look at Timeless Ideas.” For a deeper exploration into the percentages, read–or skim–the article, take the 25-minute deep dive: “Breakdown of Belief Systems.”

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