The Pew Research Center continues its research on the growth of the Muslim population in Europe
Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe’s population – even with no future migration.
Here are the main headlines:
- Even if all migration into Europe stopped immediately, the Muslim population would still be expected to rise from the current level of 4.9% to 7.4% by the year 2050
- It all refugee flows stopped as of mid-2016, but regular migration continued (migration of those who come for reasons other than seeking asylum), Muslims could reach 11.2% of the population in 2050
- If the record flow of refugees between 2014 and 2016 continued, Muslims could make up 14% of Europe’s population by 2050
- Refugee flows of the last few years are extremely high compared with the historical average in recent decades, and already have begun to decline
- Europe’s non-Muslims are projected to decline in total number in each of the scenarios above
Read the article in full on the Pew Research Center website.