Overview

As of 2010, there were 822,720,000 people of all ages living in sub-Saharan Africa. More than six-in-ten people in the region are Christians (63%), and three-in-ten are Muslims (30%). About 3% do not identify with any religion, and a similar percentage are followers of folk or traditional religions – including African traditional religions. Hindus, Buddhists and Jews each make up less than 1% of the region’s total population, as do adherents of other religions.