What Are 10 Facts About Christianity?


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The biggest fact about Christianity is its size. There are about 2.18 billion self-identifying Christians throughout the world, giving it only slightly more followers than Islam and making it the largest religion in the world.

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Additional facts about Christianity include:

  • Christianity is that, of its followers, approximately 247 million of them are American.
  • Just shy of 80 percent of the United States population self-identifies as Christian.
  • In Mexico, 95 percent of the population is Christian.
  • There are nearly 41,000 denominations of Christianity.
  • Of the Christian denominations, Roman Catholicism has the largest amount of followers followed by the Protestant and then Orthodox faiths.
  • The majority of Christians align with charismatic core beliefs.
  • Slightly more than 13 percent of Christians believe the Bible to be completely true.
  • About 78 million Bibles are distributed each year.
  • There are about 316,000 missionaries worldwide.
  • Almost 160,000 Christian followers are killed each year simply for being Christian.
  • In North America alone, there are more than 1,500 different types of Christianity.

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