500 Years of Protestantism

Data is taken from the The Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

Key Points

  • As of 2017, the world Protestant population stood at 560 million (Anglicans are included with Protestants in this analysis).
  • Despite Europe being the birthplace of Protestantism, it is expected that by 2050, less than 10% of Protestants will live in Europe.
  • Today, Africa is home to 41% of all Protestants. By 2050, it is expected that 53% of all Protestants will live in Africa.
  • The largest Protestant Denomination (in a country) in 2015 was the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (in China) with an estimated 26 million adherents.


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