Brand new here, and I hope I'm posting in the right thread!! I took statistics in college many years ago, but of course forgot all of it. But I believe there is a relatively simple way to settle a debate I'm having with a friend.
My friend has watched the youtube "muslims are going to take over the us in 50 yrs" video. I have not seen it, but I know what it is. And it has been disproved all over the place. I was hoping to get help with some basic calculations for myself. Part of me knows I shouldn't even bother, but I can't seem to help myself
The current percentage of christians in the US is 78.4%. The current percentage of Muslims is 0.6%. He claims that based on a French birthrate of Muslims - 7.1% to Christians - 1.2%, in 2 generations (I assume that means 25 or 30 yrs), the Muslims will have taken over the US.
This does not make mathematical sense to me. So, the info I will be collecting is:
- current population of christians and muslims in the US
- the current birthrate of both populations
- I think the conversion rate belongs in here somewhere
And then I'm hoping there is a calculation to put it all together, showing the #'s of both these populations, and how they would grow over time. I just don't know how to do it.
Thanks in advance for any help!!