The World Christian database is updated twice a year, generally in January and July.

New platform
05 Feb 2024

Dashboards have replaced tables as the main user experience …

The functionality of the WCD website has been completely re-written and is now based on Power BI. This allows users to interact visually with the underlying data through maps and charts while still being able to see and export the data as tables.
Selection of where in the world (which country or region), which religions or traditions, and for what years data should be displayed, are now available by clicking on the charts and drop down lists.

(For a limited time subscribers can click here to access an archived version of the previous website).

World Population Prospects
19 Oct 2023

The 2022 revision of population data from the UN Population Division has been incorporated …

The populations of every religion in every country are freshly reconciled following the (delayed) biennial revision of population data produced by the UN: (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision).

This WCD update provides the latest reconciliation of statistics on Christian denominations and world religions together with projections to 2050.

The UN's next revision is scheduled for March 2024 with Urban Prospects now slated for the end of 2024.

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Data on 18 categories of religion, including non-religious, by country, province, and people.

Countries and regions

Data on all religions, Christian activities, and trends.


Membership data, year begun, and rates of change.

Cities & provinces

Population and religion data on all major cities & provinces.

Peoples & languages

Detailed information covering religion, culture, and geography.


A repository of historical data, including a chronology of Christianity from the 1st to 21st centuries.