The 'European' Country That's Less Christian Than North Korea

Surprising stats on how many non-Christians worldwide have Christian friends.

The world's atheists and agnostics are far more likely to have Christian friends than adherents of other religious traditions.

As a whole, fewer than one in five practitioners of non-Christian faiths personally know a Christian, while one in three non-religious people do, according to a study by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC). As defined by the study (first calculated in 2007), to have "personal contact" or "personally know" a Christian required "more than casual or superficial relationship, although not necessarily deep friendship or intimacy."

One place where non-Christians have the fewest Christian friends? The French islands of Mayotte, located off the coast of Mozambique in southeast Africa, where only 5.7 percent of residents (nearly entirely Muslims) have any contact with Christians. Mayotte, which will officially join the EU as an "outermost region" in January 2014, ...

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