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What proportion of global Christians belong to denominations that accept evolution?

I would like to know what percentage of Christians globally belong to denominations which accept evolution of humanity by natural selection (including "theistic evolution"). I can try to calculate ...
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How many Pentecostals and Charismatics are there in the U.S. today?

I am currently conducting research which seeks to establish that Charismatic Christianity, which started with Charles Parham in the early 20th century, has had the greatest influence on the church in ...
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What percentage of US Christians are Dispensationalists?

What percentage of US Christians are dispensationalists? I think it has a serious impact on American policy in the Middle East. Dispensationalism is a religious interpretive system and ...
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What statistics are there on the age of conversions?

By age group, what percentage of converts to Christianity are there after age 70? By age group, what percentage of converts to evangelical Christianity after 70?
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Religious Offshoots of Christianity Ranked by Population

This seems like the best place to ask this question from the sites: There seems to be a clear consensus on the religions ranked by population, with Christianity at the top with a little over a ...
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How are the religious minorities spread over Syria?

When hearing about the civil war in Syria often religious (and ethnic) minorities are mentioned. There are for example different kinds of muslims, Yazidis, different kinds of Eastern Orthodox ...
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What is the source of the count of 40000 denominations, and how are they classified?

It is often said that there are up to 40 thousand Christian denominations. What is the original source of this claim, and how are the denominations classified?
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How many Christian denominations are there?

I read that there are over 30,000 denominations. At the same time, I have read that this number is a gross exaggeration. How many Christian denominations are there?
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Request: Christian demographic statistics at the time of the reformation

I suspect I won't be able to get any good answers but I think it's worth asking anyway. I'm curious about what Christian demographics looked like at different points in history. For example what ...
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How prevalent is the group known as the 2x2's?

Recently, while reading a blog about Mormons, I saw a commenter saying something to the effect that he had been raised in a similarly strict upbringing called the 2x2's. I have found a little bit of ...
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What country has the largest Catholic population without a cardinal?

Among all extant countries without a priest currently serving as cardinal, which one has the greatest population of Roman Catholics? And among all extant countries that have never had a priest ...
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What percentage of Christendom takes early Genesis in a literal sense?

This obviously varies massively between denominations and even within denominations. I am trying to assess what percentage of Christendom takes early Genesis absolutely literally (six-day creation ...
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Are there reliable statistics about divorce rates in Christian churches?

I just read an article claiming divorce rates are much lower than commonly believed among Christians, but there are no references. Church-Divorce-Rate-Way-Lower-than-Anyone-Thought According to the ...
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What soteriological doctrines are most prevalent within Protestantism throughout the world?

As we all know, there are many Protestant denominations: Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist, Presbyterian, Reformed, Methodist, Adventist, Congregationalist, etc. In India, we have AG, IPC (Indian ...
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What proportion of Christians worldwide identify as Christian for social/cultural reasons rather than religious conviction?

In 2007 survey showed that only half of the French who identify themselves as Catholics believed in God. Some respondents indicated that for them, Catholicism involves a social or cultural identity ...
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How many practicing Canon Lawyers are there in the USA, and the world?

To me, it seems Canon Lawyers are hard to come by. In fact, I've never met one and 19 out of 20 times I see the phrase "canon lawyer" it is usually in the form "I am not one". It seems becoming a ...
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How many copies of the Bible are there per capita?

How many Bibles are in existence, at libraries, warehouses, bookstores, etc.? Also, how many are being produced annually? I am primarily interested in the United States, but a worldwide figure would ...
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Are there equal numbers of male and female Christians?

I've heard it suggested the male/female ratio of Christians is such that there are significantly more female Christians than male Christians. Is this true? I don't seem to be able to find an answer ...