Christianity is one of the prevalent religions all over the world. It is found in high rates in different countries in Africa , the Americas, Asia and Europe as well as the transcontinental countries.
Here are the top ten countries by number of people embracing the Christian religion.
When you know that nearly all the population of Congo is Christian, you will expect it to be the number one country on the list. However, this is not the case due to the very small number of population in this originally small country; it is home to about 4.7 million people only.
Although it is a very small country with not so big population, Ethiopia used to be Christian thousands of years ago. It is considered one of the very first countries to embrace Christianity. As for Ethiopia today, we can see that more than half of the population is Christian.
With more than 50 millions of Christians in Germany, it is considered one of the most important supporters to the church. However, there is something more important than number. Germany is known as a super supporter to the Catholic Church, the thing that led to attracting more than half of the population to Christianity.
As the most populous country on the planet earth, China is a land of mixed religions. Now if it is compared to Ethiopia, you will find that though only half -not all- of the Chinese are Christians, they are totaling just 68 million Christians out of more than a billion people!
As the largest country in Africa by the number of population, nearly half of the Nigerian population is Christian totaling up to 78 million people. The rest of the Nigerian people are mostly Muslims making the country also ranked among the top 10 Muslim countries in the world.
The Philippines is the number one country in Asia by the total number of people embracing Christianity. The case of the Philippines is somehow strange. People there have not been Christians because Jesus was sent there or because their Asian ancestors were as such. To the contrary, they started embracing Christianity in the 15th century and it turned out that 86 out of 101 million people are now formally Christians.
As a transcontinental country of 144 million people, Russian Christians total about 104 million people. It is thus the largest country in whole Europe by the number of Christians living on its land. Let alone the fact that there is not any kind of variation or division in this Christian body as all of the Christians are only Catholics.
The same case of the Philippines is found in Mexico; they were newcomers to the Christian religion when they converted massively in big numbers. Thus, the number of Mexican Christians has recently risen to 107 million people and most of them are Catholics like Russians.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and Latin America as well. It, according to its Pope, has more than 173 million Christian people making Brazil the second country on our list.
10. United States
With a total population of over 321 million people, U.S. is home to about 254 million Christians who vary between Catholics and Protestants. America, thus, is the world’s number one country in terms of the total number of Christians it has.