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World Christian Database


The World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.

Extensive data are available on over 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 234 countries.


All major world religions, analyzed by geographic region and people groups.

Countries and regions

Comprehensive country religious makeup, Christian activities, demographics, and trends.


Population makeup, year begun, and growth rates.

Cities & Provinces

Population and evangelism data on all major and most minor cities & provinces.

People & Languages

Detailed information covering religion, culture, and geography.


A chronology of world Christianity from the 1st to 21st centuries.



01 Oct 2018
195 cities in 49 countries are included for the first time as having a population of over 300,000 …
04 Jul 2018
Research over the past several months on Christianity in Iran and other Central Asia and South Asian countries ...
03 Apr 2018
Be assured that the purpose of this website's redesign is to make it easier for you to get to the data you require.

Contact WCD

If your institution would like to receive a price quote or request a free trial, please send an email to sales-us@brill.com (for customers in the Americas) or sales-nl@brill.com (for customers in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia/Oceania).

For login help email Brill or call:

USA: +1 617-263-2323

or outside USA: +31 (0)71-53 53 566.

To contact a researcher:


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Journalists and Media


When citing the database please use the following form for a general citation...

Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo, eds. World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2018).

...or for a specific citation in a publication with a table, or citing specific data points:

Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo, eds. World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed MONTH YEAR).