Friday, 3 April 2015

Decline of Buddhism and growth of Islam

From The Malay Mail Online 

"...The biggest decline will be with for Malaysia’s Buddhists, who will make up an estimated 10.8 per cent of the country’s population in 2050, compared to 17.7 per cent in 2010.

“In many other countries with large Buddhist populations, the Buddhist share of the population is expected to decline in the decades ahead, because Buddhists tend to be older and have fewer children than non-Buddhists,” Pew said in its report.

The projected decline of Buddhist and Hindu populations stemmed mostly from their population growth rate, with Malaysian adherents of the two faiths having less than two children in their lifetime, with a fertility rate less than 2.1.

In comparison, Malaysian Christians and Muslims have a fertility rate of between 2.5 and 3.49 on average.

The report pointed out that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, owing to its adherents’ comparatively youthful population and high fertility rates.

By 2050, the number of Muslims globally will be nearly equal to Christians ― currently the biggest religion ― and is poised to take over as the world’s biggest by 2070.

“Globally, Muslims have the highest fertility rate, an average of 3.1 children per woman – well above replacement level (2.1), the minimum typically needed to maintain a stable population,” said the report...
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