News, comments and anylyses related to religious minorities in the Middle East - mostly Israel, Lebanon and Syria.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Christian Population Trends
I found this very surprising table by Philip Connor and Conrad Hackett from the Pew Reasearch Center a few days ago on Twitter via Daniel Neep. According to their work, the Christian population in the Middle East (Iran and Turkey are not included) is in fact growing in numbers but much slower than the Muslim majority. Of course the post-2011 events are not included here but I expected a different trend still. Btw who would have assumed that the share of Protestants among Middle Eastern Christians is as high as 7%?