World Christian Database

Population and Provinces

Four major revisions are included in the WCD this quarter.

1. WCD has been updated to reflect the latest population revisions from the United Nations.

The number of religionists in every country of the world are reconciled with each biennial revision of the population data produced by the United Nations population division.

This update includes the latest re-reconciliation of statistics on all Christian denominations and world religions including Peoples and Provinces.

2. The world's provinces have been updated with many hundreds of changes to province names and borders, and the resulting changes in the Christian situation.

3. The Republic of South Sudan is added as the world's latest country, with independence from July 9th.

4. Preliminary results from a year-long study into the demographics of the Pentecostal, Charismatic and Neo-Charismatic renewal of the Church can now be seen in country data, and over coming quarters will be shown by denomination.