American think tank Pew Research Center has pointed out that India will have the world’s largest Muslim population by 2050. In a report, the research agency pointed out that among all religious groups, Muslims have the youngest median age of 30. With this young median age, the Muslims will be the fastest growing group in the world. Currently, there are around 1.6 billion Muslims, which accounts for nearly 23% of the global population.
The country with the largest Muslim population is Indonesia, but by 2050, it will be India that will have the largest Muslim population. The world’s largest religion is Christianity and Islam comes second. However, this too will change by the end of this century, as Islam will overtake Christianity, the research agency said.
The research agency also pointed out that while the world population is expected to grow 35% in the coming decades, the Muslim population will grow by 73% to reach around 2.8 billion by 2050. The report reveals that a significant percentage of Muslims, around 62%, live in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes countries like Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Turkey. Muslim population is also expected to grow in Europe to reach 10% of the European population by 2050.