Christians follow the teaching of and about Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus). He was a Jewish teacher who lived around 2,000 years ago. He was executed by the Romans for his teachings, and beliefs. Most Christians regard him as the son of God, and believe he existed before the creation of the world, and that he was born of a , and was resurected three days after his death.
Today an estimated 33% of the world is considers themselves Christians, or about 2 billion. And an estimated 87% of North American's identify themselves as Christians, this number has been slowly dropping in recent years.