1 In Every 4 People In The World Will Be Muslim By 2030

01.27.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study shows the number of Muslims in the U.S. will likely double within the next twenty years. It's expected that more than one-fourth of the world's population will be Muslim by 2030. That's according to the Pew Forum on religion. They published their projections for growth in the "Muslim Population Today." The number of people in the world who identify themselves as Muslim right now totals 1.6 billion. The figure is expected to be 2.2 billion by 2030. Despite those numbers, the statistics show the number of Muslim converts is slowing. Meanwhile, 1 in every 3 people in the world say they are Christian. Pew says it's working on a study to see how many more or less Christians there will be in 20 years, as well as numbers of Hindus, Buddists, Siks, and Jews.