Muslim birth rate expected to fall over next two decades, study shows

Fox News logoThis was the original title to a Fox News piece on the new Pew Research Center report, The Future of the Global Muslim Population.

As Pew’s own summary of the report states: “While the global Muslim population is expected to grow at a faster rate than the non-Muslim population, the Muslim population nevertheless is expected to grow at a slower pace in the next two decades than it did in the previous two decades. From 1990 to 2010, the global Muslim population increased at an average annual rate of 2.2%, compared with the projected rate of 1.5% for the period from 2010 to 2030.”

But that’s not the message Fox wants to convey to its readers is it? The amended headline now reads: “Muslim population expected to increase by 1 billion people by 2030, study shows.”