Faith on the Move

Faith on the Move

The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants

Abstract:

A new report on religion and international migration by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that Christians comprise nearly half – an estimated 106 million, or 49% – of the world’s 214 million international migrants. According to the study, Faith on the Move: The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants, Muslims make up the second-largest group – almost 60 million, or 27%. The remaining quarter is a mix of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, adherents of other faiths and the religiously unaffiliated (those who identify as atheists and agnostics or say they have no particular religion).

Keywords:

diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, global, demographics, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, statistics, religious affiliation, religion

Additional Links:
global-fact-sheet

http://www.pewforum.org/2012/03/08/religious-migration-exec/