Media Citations

Data from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity is regularly cited in newspapers, websites, magazines, and blogs, in addition to academic works.

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

"Where are the Christians?" Xenia Gazette, October 27, 2015. 

"How Religious Will the World be in 2050?" World Economic Forum, October 22, 2015.

"New Survey Reveals Faith's Impact on Global Economies," Desert News, October 23, 2015.

"A Top Nigerian Export: Fervent Christianity," Christian Science Monitor, September 28, 2015. 

"Truth and Meaning: Hijacking God," Midland Daily News, September 27, 2015.

"Cash-Strapped Missionaries Get a New Calling: Home," Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2015. 

"Hesperia Church Hopes to Get Donors on Board with Bus Ministry," Daily Press, August 27, 2015.

"Babies Halt the Great Commission: Christian Researchers Think Population Growth will Stall the Gospel's Spread," Christianity Today, June 29, 2015.

"World Religions," Geographical, June 7, 2015.

"Is Christianity Dying Out?",, May 25, 2015.

"Deep Leaders, Deep Transformation," Presbyterian Mission Agency, May 21, 2015.

"Faith Matters: Christian Mosaic," The Daily Item, April 30, 2015.

"India Needs to Find a Sane way to Discuss Relative Decline in Hindu Population," The Economic Times blogs, April 23, 2015.

"Kirkesvindelen når nye høyd [Church fraud reaches new heights]," Vårt Land [Our Nation], April 15, 2015. (Word file in English)

"Cubans Love the Catholic Church, but They're Just Not That into Religion," Waterloo Region Record, April 10, 2015.

"Easter Hope for Christianity's Future: Western Secularists may not know the World is Becoming More Religious," The American Spectator, April 7, 2015.

"World Will Get More Religious by 2050," Live Science, April 3, 2015.

"Here's the Best Prediction Yet of How Christianity and Islam Will Change Worldwide by 2050," Christianity Today, April 2, 2015.

"The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050," Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life Project, April 2, 2015.

"Once Was Blind, But Now I See: US Doctors Bringing Hope to Haiti," Religion News Service, March 12, 2015.

"Randy Clark: The Healing Miracles Preacher," Charisma News, March 19, 2015.

"Christian Anti-fraud Group Goes Global to Investigate 'Religious' Fraudsters Who Bilk Believers out of $50 Billion a Year," Christian Post, March 6, 2015.

"Christians are Disappearing from Lebanon," A Separate State of Mind (Lebanese blog), March 4, 2015.

"Christians by Number: What Projections are Saying about the Future of Religion," Catholic News Agency, March 4, 2015.

"Amid Killings and Kidnappings, can Christianity Survive in the Middle East?" CNN, February 27, 2015.

"Nigeria Elections put Christians in Danger of More Muslim Attacks," The Washington Times, January 27, 2015.

"Douglass Chapel Struggles to Gain Footing After Theft," The Tennessean, January 15, 2015.

"Op-ed: 150 Million Christians Persecuted by Islam," Arutz Sheva, November 2014.

"Ephren Taylor's Disastrous Megachurch Ponzi Scheme," Vice, September 17, 2014.

"Dallas Area Christians to Rally in Support of Persecuted in Iraq," The Christian post (blog), September 4, 2014.

"New Study Examines Persecution of Christians, Reveals Shocking Data," The Gospel Herald, August 25, 2014.

"Pope Francis' John Paul II Moment," Forbes, August 15, 2014.

"Why Missionaries Put Their Lives on the Line," CNN, August 9, 2014.

"Christians: The World's Most Persecuted People," ASSIST News Service, August 1, 2014.

"The Explainer: Can Pope Francis be the Protector of Persecuted Christians?" Catholic Herald, July 25, 2014.

"Pope: More persecuted Christians today than ever before," The Christian Post, July 1, 2014.

"African evangelist sending missionaries to the US,", May 29, 2014.

"Is Christian growth keeping pace with Islam?" Christian Today, May 29, 2014.

"US Constitution is becoming a Bible," HarlanDaily, May 9, 2014.

"One in four Christians persecuted worldwide," CBN News, March 20, 2014.

"Iran's oppressed Christians," The New York Times, March 14, 2014.

"Singapore megachurches hope to make city-state into center of prosperity gospel Christianity," Huffington Post, March 6, 2014.

"Prayer list: Religious leaders to commit $39 billion in fraud," Christian Post, January 9, 2014.

"State of the church 2014," Christian Post, January 29, 2014.

"Growth of Christianity in the 10/40 window," Window International Network (WIN), January 17, 2014.

"40 charts that explain the world," The Washington Post, January 15, 2014.

"After pastor's arrest, Iranian authorities threaten to close Pentecostal church," World Watch Monitor, May 31, 2013.

"Demographic shifts means Europe no longer Catholic church's center," Catholic News Service, April 10, 2013.

"An overview of religious financial fraud," Christian News Today, April 8, 2013.

"How much money is involved in religious fraud?" Trinity Foundation, April 8, 2013.

"Making the church as pervasive as Coke," World, April 1, 2013.

"US AWOL when Christians in crosshairs," WND, March 31, 2013.

"Global data upend usual picture of Christianity trends," Anglican Communion News Service, March 19, 2013.

"Martyr stories still relevant," Mennonite World Review, March 18, 2013.

"The pope's four biggest challenges," CNN, March 16, 2013.

"Catching the spirit: The new pope, Pentecostalism, and the global South," Huffington Post, March 14, 2013.

"A new pope for a new Catholic world," The Lowdown, March 13, 2013.

"Has the time come for a pope of color?" The Washington Post, March 9, 2013.

Size of the new Pope’s flock – 1.1 billion, nearly a four-fold increase from a century ago,” the Weekly Number, February 25, 2013.

How do you count Catholics?” BBC News, February 23, 2013.

Inside the Conclave: Finding a New Pope” The Daily Beast, February 17, 2013.

How many Roman Catholics are there in the world?" BBC News, February 13, 2013.

The Global Catholic Population.” Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, February 13, 2013.

Muslim World Faces Fertility Crisis.” Eurasia Review, February 13, 2013.

The Catholic Church Shifted Southward Over the Past Century.” New York Times, February 12, 2013. 

What’s next for the Catholic church?” Washington Post, February 12, 2013. 

Banned Chinese Author Publishing Book in U.S.” PEN American Center, February 12, 2013. 

The new Face of Religion in New England.” Alaska Dispatch, December 26, 2012.

A Seismic Shift in Religion Worldwide.”, December 22, 2012. 

Miracle in the Middle Kingdom.” The Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2012.

Study shows large majority of world’s population is religious.” Deseret News, December 18, 2012.

"Conference Explores Martyrdom of Today's Christians." Today's Catholic News, November 14, 2012.