According to a report released on Wednesday, babies born to Muslim mothers will outnumber that of Christian mothers by 2035.
The report, by the Pew Research Center said that Islam and Christianity are projected to expand their hold on the world’s newborn population from a combined 64 percent of all babies born from 2010 to 2015 to 71 percent from 2055 to 2060.
From 2010 to 2015, Christian women gave birth to more babies compared to Muslim women, but the report predicts a reversal of that pattern by 2060, when Muslim mothers are projected to give birth to more babies than Christian mothers.
The findings say that the world’s Muslim population is relatively young and concentrated in regions with high fertility rates.
This is while all other religions – and the unaffiliated population – are predicted to lose their share of the global population
“Muslims are projected to be the world’s fastest-growing major religious group in the decades ahead,” Pew Research Center explained.
Sub-Saharan African will be home to a growing share of the world’s Muslims. 27% of the global Muslim population are expected to be living in the region by 2060, up from 16% in 2015, while the share of Muslims living in the Asia-Pacific region will decline over the same period.