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India will have world’s largest Muslim population by 2050: PEW Research

Pew Research Centre of America has predicted in their new reports that, India will have the highest Muslim population in the world by 2050. As the reports say, India is likely to have 300 million Muslims by 2050.

Islam is currently the world’s second-largest religion after Christianity and is the fastest-growing religion on the planet. Checking the statistics, in the year 2010, there about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. And if one is to refer to the current demographic trends, the Muslim population is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century if the trend continues.

The report, titled “Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world”, compiled key questions about Muslims, as it said that many Americans did not know much about them.

“The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries,” stated Pew reports.

A close estimate of 3.3 million Muslims of all ages lived in the US in 2015, about 1% of the US population. Demographic projections estimate Muslims in 2050 will make up 2.1% of the US population. A majority of Muslims, almost 62%, live in the Asia-Pacific region which includes India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, and Turkey. The world’s largest Muslim population currently resides in Indonesia. The study also projects that by 2050, 10% of all Europeans will be Muslims

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