The report makes various predictions about various regions. One of factors not mentioned in the study "Christianity In Its Global Context, 1970-2010", is the effect of economic trouble in Europe and elsewhere as far as the various religious landscapes in regions. See: Economics and Darwinism/atheism
Evangelicals often hold to biblical creation belief. What is the report's 2020 projection on global evangelical Christianity?
The report Christianity In Its Global Context, 1970-2010" declares:
On the global level, Evangelicalism is expected to sustain substantial growth looking forward to 2020 (around 2% per annum). Operation World cites Evangelicalism as growing much faster between 1970 and 2020 (3.3%) than the World Christian Database (2.6%). However, over the ten-year period between 2010 and 2020, OW has the movement growing more slowly than the WCD, 1.8% compared to 2.0% per year. Both sources report Evangelicalism growing the fastest in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with around 4% growth per year. Northern America is the continent with the highest Evangelical percentage of the total population in both 2010 and 2020. Despite the historic home of Evangelicalism being in Europe, that continent has far fewer Evangelicals than Africa, Asia, Northern America, and Latin America in terms of both hard numbers and percentage (and fewer in terms of percentage than Oceania) in 2010 and 2020.On the other hand, global atheism/agnosticism are expected to shrink in the next 8 years. See: Study: World is turning more religious; atheism declining.
In addition, Eric Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century the decline of atheism in terms of its global adherents is an established trend that will persist for the foreseeable future and the rate of decline will accelerate. In the Western World, due to immigration and the higher birth rates of religious people, Kaufman writes: "Committed religious populations are growing in the West, and will reverse the march of secularism before 2050." See also: Eric Kaufmann's website
Kaufmann told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."
Furthermore, economic problems are expected to hit secular Europe in the coming years and perhaps the global economy. Historically, this favors the growth of biblical Christianity. See: Economics and Darwinism/atheism. Hanhah More wrote: "In agony or danger, no nature is atheist. The mind that knows not what to fly to, flies to God."
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Add 20 years of potential severe economic hardship to the many nails which are being pounded into the coffins of atheism and Darwinism.
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