World Christian Databasewitness

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Religions The World Christian Database contains data on 18 major religious categories, including atheists and agnostics. Hundreds of statistics are related to each major religion in the World Christian Database . Religions Atheists Agnostic...


The World Christian Database contains data on 18 major religious categories, including atheists and agnostics. Hundreds of statistics are related to each major religion in the World Christian Database.


  • Atheists
  • Agnostics
  • Bahais
  • Buddhists
  • Chinese folk-religionists
  • Christians
  • Confucianists
  • Daoists
  • Ethnoreligionists
  • Hindus
  • Jains
  • Jews
  • Muslims
  • New Religionists
  • Shintoists
  • Sikhs
  • Spiritists
  • Zoroastrians

Religion Data Fields (over 100)

  • Catholics, Protestants
  • Orthodox, Independents
  • Pentecostals/charismatics
  • Evangelicals

Countries and regions

The World Christian Database has extensive data on the world’s 234 countries and 22 United Nations regions. There are over 190 field attributes associated with each country/region. The countries can be further defined by city and province, people group, and denomination. Field values are determined through extensive research and are verified for consistency of definition and interpretation, and are implemented consistently on a worldwide basis. A summary of the available fields is listed below.

Demographic (100+ Fields)

  • Characteristics
  • Peoples
  • Provinces
  • Cities
  • Communication
  • Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Institutions
  • State religion

Evangelism (85 Fields)

  • Evangelization
  • Response& Growth
  • Worlds ABC
  • Ministries
  • % Evangelized
  • Media
  • Martyrdom
  • Mission
  • Strategies
  • Futures

Scriptures (50 Fields)

  • Bibles
  • Literature
  • Portions
  • New Testaments

Christianity (50 Fields)

  • General
  • Church
  • Church structures
  • Personnel

Religions (100+ Data Fields)

  • Catholics, Orthodox
  • Protestants, Independents
  • Pentecostals/charismatics
  • Evangelicals


The World Christian Database contains data on over 9,000 Christian denominations throughout the world. Denominational data are reconciled with information on people groups and country of residence. Thus, complex reports can be generated about people groups or countries based on hundreds of possible variables. The WCD also includes information on world, regional, and national Christian communions.

Major traditions represented

  • Catholics
  • Independents
  • Orthodox
  • Protestants
  • Pentecostals
  • Charismatics
  • Evangelicals


The World Christian Database has extensive data on over 5,000 cities and 2,800 provinces throughout the world, including population data, religious makeup, and evangelization. Each record includes descriptive notes. Some city- and province-related fields include:

  • Population
  • Number of Christians
  • Percentage Christian
  • Percentage evangelization
  • World Evangelization Code (ABC)

Each city and province record includes highlights in a brief descriptive note.


People and languages

The World Christian Database holds information on over 13,000 people groups. Each group is a distinct ethno-linguistic people that is bonded together by ethnicity, tradition, history, and culture. The WCD uses the World Language Classification of a coded hierarchy of data on over 33,000 dialects, languages, and language clusters.

Peoples Data







Language Data

The World Christian Database utilises the World Language Classification, displaying a coded heirarchy of language data of over 33,000 dialects, languages or language clusters.

Language identifiers


Scripture resources



The World Christian Database includes a unique chronology of world Christianity with over 7,500 significant Christian and religious events from the birth of Jesus Christ to the year 2000. The chronology can be searched for topics of interest by keyword of year (e.g., Martin Luther) or browsed by century. Chronology entries can also be found and viewed by topic via the search bar.

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