The demographic factors that make Islam the world's fastest-growing major religious group

  • Conrad Hackett Pew Research Center
  • Michael Lipka Pew Research Center
Keywords: Demography, Islam, Population, Aging, Fertility, Human, Family demography


Among the world’s major religious groups, Muslims have the lowest median age and the highest fertility rates. Due to these demographic factors, Muslims are expected to increase in number faster than any other major group in the period between 2015 and 2060, growing at more than twice the pace of global population growth.

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Apr 3, 2018
How to Cite
Hackett, C., & Lipka, M. (2018). The demographic factors that make Islam the world’s fastest-growing major religious group. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, 28, 11-14.