Brian J. Grim, Ph.D. (2005), Pennsylvania State University, is President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. He was previously Director of Cross-National Data and Senior Researcher in religion and world affairs at the Pew Research Center’s religion & public life project.
Todd M. Johnson, Ph.D. (1993), William Carey International University, is Associate Professor of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia (Oxford, 2001) and of the Atlas of Global Christianity (Edinburgh, 2009).
Vegard Skirbekk, Ph.D. (2005), Rostock University, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), is head of the Age and Cohort Change Project, Professor at Jacobs University, and Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. His research is on religious fertility differentials and the global distribution and future of religion.
Gina A. Zurlo (Ph.D. candidate), Boston University, is a Research Associate at Boston University’s Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs and Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
The Yearbook is a reference book primarily aimed at scholars, government officials, journalists, and others who are interested in the numbers and analysis of religious adherents around the world.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Editors and Contributors
The World by Religion
Chapter 1. The World by Religion.
Religions by Region
Chapter 2. Religions by Region.
Case Studies and Methods.
Chapter 3. "Measuring Jewish Populations." Sergio DellaPergola
Chapter 4. "Correlates of Religion and Childbearing Behavior in Nigeria." Onipede Wusu
Chapter 5. "What Made Jews a Demographic Avant-Garde in Modern Europe?" Jana Vobecká
Chapter 6. "The Size and Demographic Structure of Religions in Europe." Marcin Stonawski, Vegard Skirbekk, Conrad Hackett, Michaela Potančoková, and Brian Grim
Chapter 7. "Integrity and the Counting of Christians in Thailand." Dwight Martin
Chapter 8. "Fertility Trends by Religion in Mongolia." Thomas Spoorenberg
Chapter 9. "Residential Patterns by Religion and Ethnicity in Vienna." Markus Speringer and Ramon Bauer
Chapter 10. "Methodology of the Pew Research Global Religious Landscape Study." Conrad Hackett, Brian Grim, Marcin Stonawski, Vegard Skirbekk, Noble Kuriakose, and Michaela Potančoková
Chapter 11. "Data Sources." Noble Kuriakose