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World Christian Database


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

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


All major world religions, analyzed by geographic region and people groups.

Countries and regions

Comprehensive country religious makeup, Christian activities, demographics, and trends.


Population makeup, year begun, and growth rates.

Cities & Provinces

Population and evangelism data on all major and most minor cities & provinces.

People & Languages

Detailed information covering religion, culture, and geography.


A chronology of world Christianity from the 1st to 21st centuries.



01 Jul 2021
The 2019 revision of population data from the UN Population Division has been incorporated.
20 Jan 2020
WCD is now updated from mid-2015 to current data projections for mid-2020..
01 Oct 2019
Time series religion queries have now changed to highlight growth from 2000 to 2020

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Journalists and Media


When citing the database please use the following form for a general citation...

Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo, eds. World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2023).

...or for a specific citation in a publication with a table, or citing specific data points:

Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo, eds. World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed MONTH YEAR).