Study: Muslims to overtake American Jews by 2050

NEW YORK – In 20 years, there will be more Muslims in North America than Jews, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

The report, which was released Thursday, also found that more American Jews are leaving Judaism than non-Jews are joining the Jewish people.

According to “The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050,” Muslims will overtake Christians in the last quarter of the 21st century as the globe’s largest religious group. In the United States, Muslims will comprise 2.1 percent of the population in 2050, up from 0.9 percent in 2010. Jews, meanwhile, will fall to 1.4 percent of the U.S. population from 1.8 percent in 2010.

The Pew study also offered a detailed look at the sizes of national Jewish communities around the world, how fast the communities are expected to shrink or grow, and Jewish fertility rates…

Full details of the research here: The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050

  • Ron MacDonald

    Abortion has its consequences.

  • Dana Garcia

    Why no mention of the immigration component of the Muslim increase? The West is importing its historic enemy by the millions.

    The Pew report says migration is hard to predict, blah blah, but that item is fundamental.

  • pop

    Why am I not surprised?

    They root like rabbits and bludge on welfare.

  • Thermblog

    According to President Obama, there were more American Muslims than Jews back in 2009 or earlier, when he mentioned the CAIR-approved figure of seven million Muslims. CAIR has since gone on to claim 8m – mind you that was last year so it cold be 9 by now.

  • c w

    Are you talking about the American Jews who hate Israel, or the all the Jews in America?

  • eMan14

    It is disturbing. But we can do something about it. But not with our current leadership.