Atheism is declining and faith growing – that’s the big picture

That’s not what we’d expect if we just take a western view.  But if we take a world view over the past 50 years, that’s the fact.  In 1970, there 165 million people identified as atheists and 1.2 billion as Christian,  In 2019, atheists declined to 138 million and those following Jesus increased to 2.5 billion.    Faith in Jesus has dramatically increased during this time in Africa, Asia and South America.  For other trends follow the links.

https://gordonconwell.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/04/StatusofGlobalChristianity20191.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328109203_Christianity_2019_What’s_Missing_A_Call_for_Further_Research