Islam to overtake Christianity to be largest religion in world by 2070
ISLAM will take over Christianity as the largest religion in the world by 2070, latest research has found.
There were 1.6billion Muslims and 2.7billion Christians in the world in 2010.
Changes could be explained by fertility rates – Islam has the highest with 3.1 children per woman, followed by Christianity who produce 2.7 offspring.
Islam also attracts a following of much younger people, meaning those supporters have more childbearing years ahead.
Children aged under 15 make up 34 per cent of Islam believers, compared to the global average of 27 per cent.
The report also predicts that Christianity is likely to see a decline in following as more people become non-religious or change belief.
Christianity is likely to see a decline in following as more people become non-religious
The UK was also found to be the country most tolerant of Islam in Europe, according to the report.
Around 28 per cent of Britons were found to have a negative view of Muslims, the lowest in Europe.
While 72 per cent of Hungarians and 69 per cent of Italians held unfavourable views.
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