Tuesday, April 30, 2013

97% of the world's population growth is taking place in the developing world, where 95% of people are religious.

On December 23, 2012, Professor Eric Kaufmann who teaches at Birbeck College, University of London wrote: 
In my book, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century, I argue that 97% of the world's population growth is taking place in the developing world, where 95% of people are religious.

On the other hand, the secular West and East Asia has very low fertility and a rapidly aging population. The demographic disparity between the religious, growing global South and the aging, secular global North will peak around 2050. In the coming decades, the developed world's demand for workers to pay its pensions and work in its service sector will soar alongside the booming supply of young people in the third world. Ergo, we can expect significant immigration to the secular West which will import religious revival on the back of ethnic change. In addition, those with religious beliefs tend to have higher birth rates than the secular population, with fundamentalists having far larger families. The epicentre of these trends will be in immigration gateway cities like New York (a third white), Amsterdam (half Dutch), Los Angeles (28% white), and London, 45% white British.
Global trends are inevitably going to impact the Western World

Professor Eric Kaufmann, who is an agnostic,  told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us." As early as 2020/2021, Western countries will see a significant reversal of secularism/atheism/agnosticism and that trend will accelerate.

For more information please see:

Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for Darwinists, atheists and agnostics

European immigration and creationists

Do immigrants become more religious the longer they stay in a country? Possible effect on secular Europe
Decline of atheism video

Question Evolution! Campaign resources and other resources

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15 


Other related resources

Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

Refuting evolution

Evidence for Christianity

More evidence for Christianity

Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos

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1.  Birkbeck College, University of London, source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Birkbeck_College,_University_of_London.jpg

English: Birkbeck College, University of London
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