Indonesia is currently the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, but Pew Research Center projects that India will have that distinction by the year 2050 (while remaining a majority-Hindu country), with more than 300 million Muslims. This is based on an analysis of census statistics and data from a 2017 survey of U. Muslims, which was conducted in English as well as Arabic, Farsi and Urdu.The Muslim population in Europe also is growing; we project 10% of all Europeans will be Muslims by 2050. Based on the same analysis, Pew Research Center also estimates that there are 2.15 million Muslim adults in the country, and that a majority of them (58%) are immigrants.As a result, a larger share of Muslims already are, or will soon be, at the point in their lives when they begin having children.This, combined with high fertility rates, will fuel Muslim population growth.
Muslims are also the youngest (median age of 24 years old in 2015) of all major religious groups, seven years younger than the median age of non-Muslims.Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world.The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries.According to our estimate, there are about 3.45 million Muslims of all ages in the U. Our demographic projections estimate that Muslims will make up 2.1% of the U. population by the year 2050, surpassing people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion as the second-largest faith group in the country (not including people who say they have no religion).A 2013 Pew Research Center report estimated that the Muslim share of immigrants granted permanent residency status (green cards) increased from about 5% in 1992 to roughly 10% in 2012, representing about 100,000 immigrants in that year.