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New study shows one-third of the world is still Christian

A major study released Monday puts the total number of Christians worldwide at 2.18 billion, or 31.7 percent — nearly a third — of the estimated global population of 6.9 billion. “Christians are also geographically widespread — so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim…

World population will reach 7 billion this year: study

PARIS — The world population will reach seven billion later this year, with increases in the number of people in Africa off-setting birth rate drops elsewhere, according to a new French study published Thursday. Looking much further ahead, the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) predicts a continuing rise in…