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Global Christianity:                            The deeper the red shading, the faster the growth rate of Christianity.

 A Rapidly Shifting Landscape                   -100%                                      +10,000%

 Growth Rate of Christianity, 1970-2020


                                                                                         The Christian population in
                                                                                       Cambodia was nearly wiped out
                                                                                      by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.
                                                                                       The church has seen astounding
                                                                                         growth in the decades since,
                                                                                       reaching an estimated 476,000
                                                                                      believers in 2020. That number
                                                                                       is projected to double to over

                          EAST AFRICA                                                    one million in the next 30

                                                                                       SOUTHEAST ASIA

                    1970                  2020

                    55 M                 303 M
                    CHRISTIANS           CHRISTIANS                                   1970                 2020
                                                                                      51 M                153 M

                                                                                     CHRISTIANS            CHRISTIANS
                 The estimated number of Christians in Africa
                 grew by 376% from 1970-2020. By 2050, it is
                 estimated that there will be over one billion
                   Christians living on the African continent
                  — over 50% of the population of Africa,
                  representing 32% of global Christians.

        Geographic regions assigned according to the United Nations Statistics Division.          7

        Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo, eds. World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2021).
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