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Religion in contemporary soc

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These are some statistics for a class I gave at Suffolk University on Religion in Contemporary Society. I wanted students to have a sense of who Muslims are, and the diversity they represent.

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Religion in contemporary soc

  1. 1. Religion in Contemporary Society<br />Guest Lecturer: Diane D’Souza<br />April 2011<br />Suffolk University<br />
  2. 2. Who are Muslims?<br />
  3. 3. World Religious Communities Ranked by Size<br />
  4. 4. Two-thirds of all Muslims live in 10 countries.<br />Estimated 2009 Muslim Population<br />COUNTRY POPULATION % OF COUNTRY %OF WORLD MUSLIM <br /> THAT IS MUSLIM POPULATION REGION<br />Indonesia 202,867,000 88.2% 12.9% Asia <br />Pakistan 174,082,000 96.3 11.1 Asia<br />India 160,945,000 13.4 10.3 Asia<br />Bangladesh 145,312,000 89.6 9.3 Asia<br />Egypt 78,513,000 94.6 5.0 North Africa <br />Nigeria 78,056,000 50.4 5.0 Sub-Saharan Africa<br />Iran 73,777,000 99.4 4.7 Asia <br />Turkey* 73,619,000 ~98 4.7 Asia<br />Algeria 34,199,000 98.0 2.2 North Africa<br />Morocco* 31,993,000 ~99 ~2 North Africa<br />Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life • Mapping the Global Muslim Population, October 2009 <br />

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