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Christians by Global North and Global South, 30-2050
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This table presents estimates for the number of Christians in the current 22 United Nations regions, summarised by six continents, and then the world for a series of dates from 30 CE to 2050. These data are in the context of the Global North and Global South to illustrate the North/South demographic movement of Christianity both in its early centuries and in the 20th and 21st centuries.

These estimates illustrate the steady decline and then more recent growth in the percentage of Christians in the Global South from the time of Christ (30 CE), to the present (2020) and beyond (2050). Chr…

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“Christians by Global North and Global South, 30-2050”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2020

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