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World Religion at Your Fingertips

The World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.

Extensive data are available on 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 234 countries. more

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All major world religions broken down by geography and people groups.
Countries and Regions
Comprehensive country religious makeup, evangelism, demographics, and trends.
Population makeup, year begun, projection data, growth rates.
Cities & Provinces
Population and evangelism data on all major and most minor cities & provinces.
Peoples & Languages
Detailed information covering religion, culture, and geography.
A chronology of world Christianity from the 1st century.
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Journalists and Media
World Religion Database
The World Religion Database complements the WCD with detailed source material of religious affiliation including censuses, surveys and religious freedom data to the Province level.
1 Jan 2017
Cities and Christians
The number of Christians from AD 33 to AD 1800 is now available, together with a new standardized definition of 'cities' ...
1 Oct 2016
Denominations 2015
Denominations now have data or projections to 2015...
1 Jul 2016
Evangelization, Indicators, and Anglicans
The World Evangelization Research Center collected data across multiple disciplines, having found each to have its own impact on world evangelization ...
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