Get the facts about the various religions around the world.
- The new research found that 45 percent of all American adults meet the criteria that The Barna Group uses to classify people as "born again." That number is up from 31 percent in 1983.
- Nearly half of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior do so before reaching the age of 13 (43 percent) and two out of three born again Christians (64 percent) made that commitment to Christ before their 18th birthday.
- Women are 16 percent more likely than men to be born again.
- African-Americans are the ethnic group most likely to be born again (59 percent), while Hispanics were barely half as likely (32 percent).
Religion around the world is broken down like this:
- Christianity - 33 percent
- Islam - 21 percent
- Non-religious - 16 percent
- Hindu - 14 percent
- Primal-indigenous - 6 percent
- Chinese traditional - 6 percent
- Buddhism - 6 percent
- Sikhism - 0.36 percent
- Judaism - 0.22 percent
Sources: www.barna.org, www.adherents.com