Prayer photo

In this file photo from July 2014, local Muslims kneel during the call to prayer at their celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Muslims make up 23 percent of the world’s population, and Islam is growing at a faster rate than any other major religion, according to the Pew Research Center.

In the United States and in Pennsylvania, Muslims make up only 1 percent of the population, according to Pew. The figure is about one-fifth of 1 percent in Lancaster County, based on estimates by local Muslim leaders.

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Here’s the breakdown:

Muslim population

• 1.6 billion worldwide

• 2.8 million in the U.S.

• 128,000 in Pennsylvania

• 1,000 to 1,200 in Lancaster County

Top 5 countries

Countries with the largest numbers of Muslims (2010):

1) Indonesia: 209 million (87 percent of country’s population)

2) India: 176 million (14 percent)

3) Pakistan: 167 million (96 percent)

4) Bangladesh: 134 million (90 percent)

5) Nigeria: 77 million (49 percent)

World, by religion

Christians - 31.4 percent

Muslims - 23.2 percent

Unaffiliated - 16.4 percent

Hindus - 15.0 percent

Buddhists - 7.1 percent

Folk religions - 5.9 percent

Other - 0.8 percent

Jews - 0.2 percent

U.S., by religion

Christians - 78.3 percent

Unaffiliated - 16.4 percent

Jews - 1.8 percent

Buddhists - 1.2 percent

Muslims -0.9 percent

Other - 0.6 percent

Hindus - 0.6 percent

Folk religions - 0.2 percent

Pa., by religion*

Christians - 73 percent

Unaffiliated - 21 percent

Jews - 1 percent

Muslims - 1 percent

Hindus - 1 percent

Don’t know - 1 percent

Buddhists - Less than 1 percent

Other - Less than 1 percent

Sources:

Lancaster County figure: local Muslim leaders

All other figures: Pew Research Center

* Pa. percentages include adult population only