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Median Age of Religious Adherents

The table below lists the ascending median age of the world's top eight religious groups.

Religion Median age
Muslims 23
Hindus 26
Christians 30
Other Religions 32
Folk Religionists 33
Religiously unaffiliated 34
Buddhists 34
Jews 36
Total world population 28
NOTE: The category Folk Religionists includes followers of African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions, Native American religions and Australian aboriginal religions. The category Other Religions includes Bahai's, Jains, Sikhs, Shintoists, Taoists, followers of Tenrikyo, Wiccans, Zoroastrians and many other faiths.
Source: Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, Global Religious Landscape, December 2012.

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Median Age of Religious Adherents

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