Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Statistics on World Muslim Population ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Statistics on World Muslim Population
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: pequenita-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 28 Nov 2005 11:41 PST
Expires: 28 Dec 2005 11:41 PST
Question ID: 598609
I'm looking for credible statistics on the Muslim population post
2000. Specifically, world muslim population, percentage of muslim
population growth compared with World population growth, percentage of
muslim population that are women and any statistics on muslim convert
population. I've found some statistics on population and population
growth from ( but I have
been unable to find numbers of people converting to Islam, the
percentage of those converting that are women, and whether those
numbers have increased or decreased since 9.11.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Statistics on World Muslim Population
From: geof-ga on 05 Dec 2005 10:16 PST
Five years is too short an interval to obtain reliable figures on such
a complex matter. Any population statistics of this sort would
normally be gathered from national censuses, which are generally held
only every 10 years or so - or not at all in many countries. In
particular, for stats on conversions to (and from?) religions, you
would almost certainly be reliant on religious organisations (like the
website you cite), which might well have agendas of their own.
Subject: Re: Statistics on World Muslim Population
From: misfitguru-ga on 19 Dec 2005 07:36 PST
The most comprehensive site I know that publishes statitistics of all
religions and some comparative numbers as well is  There is a lot of information,
here, but as the previous commentor stated, most of it won't be within
the past 5 years, simply because it hasn't been published or collected
as yet.
Subject: Re: Statistics on World Muslim Population
From: icecubes-ga on 21 Dec 2005 11:47 PST
Take a look at this question asked here:
Subject: Re: Statistics on World Muslim Population
From: imak-ga on 21 Dec 2005 22:26 PST
Read this article u'll get a clear picture-
Subject: Re: Statistics on World Muslim Population
From: imak-ga on 21 Dec 2005 22:28 PST
Today, Islam is the second-largest religion on earth. According to
various sources, just over a fifth of the world's population is
Muslim. Only Christianity is larger, comprising 33 percent of the
population. But Islam is by far the fastest-growing religion on the
planet, with a growth rate estimated at 2.8%-2.9% per year.

Read the full article-

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy