12 Hopeful Maps & Graphs of Religion in Africa

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Previously, we brought you “11 Maps to Help You Make Sense of World Religion,” “13 Insightful Maps of U.S. Religion,” and “10 Revealing Maps of Religion in Europe.” We even brought you “24 Crazy Facts About Global Christianity in the 21st Century“!

Today, we’re zeroing in on that great place of exponential growth in the Christian faith: Africa.

1) Majority religions, by region

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Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

2) Importance of religion, by country

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Sbw01f / Wikimedia Commons

3) There’s been a massive decline of traditional African religions

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via users.erols.com

4) Protestantism (including Anglicanism), by percentage of population, by country

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Ernio48 / Wikimedia Commons

5) Catholicism, by percentage of population, by country

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Starfunker226 / Wikimedia Commons

6) Eastern Orthodoxy, by percentage of population, by country

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Коваленко Кирилл / Wikimedia Commons

7) Islam, by percentage of population, by country

M Tracy Hunter / Wikimedia Commons
M Tracy Hunter / Wikimedia Commons

8) Irreligion, by percentage of population, by country

Emilfaro / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Emilfaro / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

9) A graph of the incredible growth of Christianity

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Pew Forum

10) The importance of religion in Africa vs. other places in the world

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Pew Forum

11) Muslims tend to view Christians as relatively peaceful, whereas Christians tend to view Muslims as more violent

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Pew Forum

12) Conversions away from one’s childhood religion, by country

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Pew Forum