The world’s second fastest growing religion is…

Foreign Policy magazine has an interesting story in its latest issue on the six fastest growing religions in the world. Spot the common factor, and the real surprise.

1. Islam—growth rate 1.84 per cent, adherents 1.3 billion, reason for growth: high birthrates in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe

2. Bahaism—growth rate 1.70 per cent, adherents 7.7. million, reason for growth: high birthrates in India

3. Sikhism—growth rate 1.62 per cent, adherents 25.8 million, reason for growth: high birthrates in India

4. Jainism—growth rate 1.57 per cent, adherents 5.9 million, reason for growth: high birthrates in India

5. Hinduism—growth rate 1.52 per cent, adherents 870 million, reason for growth: high birthrates in India

6. Christianity—growth rate 1.38 per cent, adherents 2.2 billion, reason for growth: high birthrates and conversions in the global South

Read the full story here: World’s fastest growing religions