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Christianity

By Vexen Crabtree 1998

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Christianity
Links: Pages on Christianity, Other Religions
God(s)Atheist / Monotheist / Polytheist / Other
AdherentChristian
AdherentsChristians
TextsThe Bible
AfterlifeHeaven or hell
Founding
HeritageJudaism1 and paganism2
Area of OriginRoman Empire
FounderMultiple Greek writers. St Paul. 1st-3rd centuryCE
Numbers in the UK (Census results)
2001 42.08 million2011 33.2 million
Christians Worldwide (Pew & WM)
World: 33.2%. Vatican City (99%), Tokelau (99%), Timor-Leste (East Timor) (99%), Papua New Guinea (99%), Romania (99%), Tonga (98.9%), Armenia (98.5%), American Samoa (98.3%), Faroe Islands (98%), Zambia (97.6%) 3

Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the teachings of Jesus and the stories of the Hebrew Scriptures, as preserved in the Bible. Christianity is counted as one of the great world religions4,5.


1. Main Pages on Christianity


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2. Numbers of Christians Around the World, by Country

Pew Forum (2010)3Worldmapper (2005)6
1Vatican City99.0%100.0%
2Tokelau99.0%
3Timor-Leste (E. Timor)99.0%84.2%
4Papua New Guinea99.0%94.8%
5Romania99.0%95.8%
6Tonga98.9%92.7%
7Armenia98.5%83.4%
8American Samoa98.3%
9Faroe Islands98.0%
10Zambia97.6%83.7%
11Marshall Islands97.5%96.0%
12Namibia97.5%90.9%
13Moldova97.4%71.5%
14Wallis & Futuna97.4%
15Solomon Islands97.4%95.2%
16Kiribati97.0%94.3%
17Malta97.0%98.1%
18Paraguay96.9%95.5%
19Samoa96.8%96.4%
20Lesotho96.8%91.7%
21Puerto Rico96.7%96.7%
22Tuvalu96.7%89.1%
23Grenada96.6%96.6%
24Martinique96.5%
25St Helena96.5%
26Niue96.4%96.8%
27Greenland96.1%96.1%
28Cook Islands96.0%96.6%
29Bahamas96.0%92.0%
30Guadeloupe95.9%
31Congo, DR95.8%95.4%
32Peru95.5%96.4%
33Micronesia95.3%93.2%
34Guatemala95.2%97.4%
35Barbados95.2%95.5%
36Mexico95.1%95.9%
37Iceland95.0%95.8%
38US Virgin Islands94.8%
39St Pierre & Miquelon94.7%
40St Kitts & Nevis94.6%94.6%
q=232.

The population of 161 countries are half (or mostly) Christian (2011)3. Comparing those 161 country(ies) to the rest of the world:


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Breuilly, O'Brien & Palmer
(1997) Religions of the World. Hardback book. Subtitled: "The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions, & Festivals". Published by Lionheart Books. By Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien & Martin Palmer. Published for Transedition Limited and Fernleigh Books.

Murray et al.
(2009) Hammond Atlas of World Religions. Hardback book. Published by Hammond World Atlas Corporation, Langenscheidt Publishing Group, New York, USA. Contributing authors: Stuart A.P. Murray; Robert Huber; Elizabeth Mechem; Sarah Novak; Devid West Reynolds, PhD; Tricia Wright; Thomas Cussans.

Pew Forum. Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
(2012) The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Major Religious Groups as of 2010. Published 2012 Dec 18, accessed online 2013 May 01.

United Nations
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Worldmapper
(2008) Worldmapper Datasets 551-582: Religion. Worldmapper Datasets 551-582: Religion (2008 Mar 26) on worldmapper.org/.../religion_data.xls, accessed 2013 Nov 11. Authored by John Protchard, published by SASI, University of Shieffield. Data is for year 2005, with some datasets being edited from original sources to remove the effects of double-counting, and, adjusting for population changes between 2002 and 2005.

Footnotes

  1. Breuilly, O'Brien & Palmer (1997) chapter 2 "Christianity" p43.^
  2. "Types of Christianity in History: Who Were the First Christians?" by Vexen Crabtree (2003)^
  3. Pew (2012) .^^
  4. "Religions of the World" by Breuilly, O'Brien & Palmer (1997) counts Christianity amongst 10 world religions, devoting a chapter to each.^
  5. Murray et al. (2009) p.v . Christianity is listed as one of the 10 major religions of the world.^
  6. Worldmapper (2008) .^
  7. UN (2013) Table 1 provides Life Expectancy At Birth for all countries.^
  8. UN (2013) Table 14.^
  9. UN (2013) Table 1.^
  10. UN (2013) Table 4.^

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