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More people in W. Africa (24%) than in any region in Europe know a Christian.
In W. Asia and N. Africa only 10-11% of the population is thought to personally know a Christian.
By 2020, 64.7% of all Christians are expected to live in the global South.
— “Christianity in its Global Context, 1970-2020.” Gordonconwell. com. June 2013. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
“If the ratio of Christian workers to total population that exists in North Africa were applied to the U.S. and Canada, those two countries would have about 120 full-time Christian workers living in them. Also, there would be only seven small churches in the entirety of those two countries.”
— Culbertson, Howard. ”Harvest is great; workers are few.” home. snu.edu. 31 Aug. 2009. Web. 21 Mar. 2012.
95% of full-time Christian workers work within the Christian world.
23% of the world’s population is considered to be Christian: Roman Catholic (1+ billion), Protestant (800 million), Eastern Orthodox (260 million).
— Fairchild, Mary. “Christianity Today – General Statistics and Facts of Christianity.” Christianity.about.com. 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2012.
Only China and India surpass the U.S. in the number of non-professing Christians.
In 2002 only 18% attended any kind of church in the U.S.
In 1900 there were 27 churches for every 10,000 individuals in America. In 2000 there are only 11 churches for the same number of people.
In the U.S. over 1000 new churches start each year; however, 4000 churches shut down.
In research up to 2006, 50% of Americans had no church home.
— Krejcir, Dr. Richard J. “Statistics and Reasons for Church Decline.” churchleadership.org. 2007. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.
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