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World Religion at Your Fingertips

The World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.

Extensive data are available on 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 234 countries. more

Browse Information Content
All major world religions broken down by geography and people groups.
Countries and Regions
Comprehensive country religious makeup, evangelism, demographics, and trends.
Population makeup, year begun, projection data, growth rates.
Cities & Provinces
Population and evangelism data on all major and most minor cities & provinces.
Peoples & Languages
Detailed information covering religion, culture, and geography.
A chronology of world Christianity from the 1st century.
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Journalists and Media
World Religion Database
The World Religion Database complements the WCD with detailed source material of religious affiliation including censuses, surveys and religious freedom data to the Province level.
1 Jan 2018
WCD Citations in 2017
Recent citations of the World Christian Database include The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.
1 Oct 2017
Population update
WCD has incorporated the latest (2017) population revision from the United Nations.
1 Jul 2017
Scripture translation and distribution
The latest languages to receive scripture translations and the subsequent distribution of scriptures data are included in the regular updates this quarter.
News archive