The World Religion database is updated twice a year, generally in January and July.
The 2019 revision of population data from the UN Population Division has been incorporated …
The 2019 revision of population data from the UN Population Division has been incorporated into WRD and reconciled with religious affiliation data in every country.
While the UN's 2021 revision is also now imminent, the significant demographic effects of COVID-19 are unlikely to be seen until at least the 2023 revision.
Update: The UN has pushed back the date of the next population revision from June 2021 to March 2022, with Urban prospects now not planned until 2023.
WRD is now updated from mid-2015 to current data projections for mid-2020 …
The base year of the World Religion Database has been updated from mid-2015 to mid-2020.
This means that estimates for the number of religionists in every country of the world are now reconciled with the United Nations population projections for mid-2020. The update includes statistics on all world religions as well as Peoples and Countries preliminary data on Cities and Provinces.
Unless labelled otherwise, all data in WRD now refer to 2020.
All major world religions, available by geographic region and people groups.
Comprehensive country religious makeup, demographics, and trends.
Religious Diversity Index (RDI) and counts of religions over 10%, over 5%, and over 0.5%.
Population data by country, plus socio-economic, health, environment, and gender indicators.
Historical and current census data on religion by country.
A repository of historical data, including surveys.