World Christian Database

Population update

The populations of every religion in every country are reconciled with each biennial revision of the population data produced by the UN: (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision).

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

New projections of religious adherents for 2025 and 2050 proceed from this.

This revision also sees the former Netherlands Antilles split into three new countries: "Curacao", "Sint Maarten" (the Dutch part of the island of St. Martin) and the "Caribbean Netherlands" (comprising the BES Islands: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba).