Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christian China

There are now more Christians in China (68.4 million) than in Germany, France, Spain or the UK. The big difference is that Chinese Christians make up just 5% of the population (and rising), while Christians make up over two thirds of the populations in Europe's biggest countries (and falling).

Mind you, if we filter the numbers by 'practicing' Christians, I suspect (as does Niall Ferguson) that there are more church-going Chinese than Europeans...

From a fascinating report by Pew Research:

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