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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Catholic Angola 4,128,514 38.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) Religions: indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.); Total population: 10,864,512.
Catholic Angola 7,557,000 68.70% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 27-28. "Location: Angola; Population: 11 million "; Pg. 28: "Angolans are extremely Christianized with nearly 7 in 10 (68.7%) people identifying themselves as Catholic and 19.8% as Protestant. "
Catholic Angola - 59.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Angola - 51.00% - - 1998 *LINK* official country web site Religions: Roman Catholic (51%), Protestant (17%), non-Christian (32%)
Catholic Anguilla 200 2.86% 1
unit
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Anguilla 324 3.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%; Total population: 10,785.
Catholic Anguilla 334 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%; Total population: 11,147 (July 1998 est).
Catholic Antigua - 11.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Antigua and Barbuda - 10.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Antigua and Barbuda 8,000 12.50% 2
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Antigua and Barbuda 7,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Antigua and Barbuda 6,000 8.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 44-45. "Location: Antigua and Barbuda; Population: 75,000 "; "...about 8% are Roman Catholic. "
Catholic Arabia - - - - 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. "Arabian Peninsula... Christianity, introduced in various parts of the peninsula in early Christian centuries, succumbed to Islam in the seventh century. The native pop. is entirely Muslim. The only Christians are foreign workers mainly from Philippines, India and Korea. "
Catholic Argentina - - 1,979
units
- 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Argentina - - 2,148
units
- 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Argentina - - 2,234
units
- 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Argentina - 93.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Argentina - - 2,427
units
- 1992 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Argentina 31,546,000 90.70% 2,480
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Argentina 31,820,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Argentina 32,218,186 90.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) nominally Roman Catholic 90% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 6%; Total population: 35,797,985.
Catholic Argentina - - 2,466
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Argentina 32,638,916 90.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) nominally Roman Catholic 90% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 6%; 36,265,463 (July 1998 est.)
Catholic Argentina - 85.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Argentina - 90.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Note: This web page hosted by Middlebury College and originally viewed circa Sept. 1998 was no longer available when Adherents.com checked back 27 Feb. 1999. Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 90% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 6%
Catholic Argentina - 90.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "; "90% (nominally; less than 20% practicing) "
Catholic Arizona - 37.50% - - 1890 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 114. "In 1890, the impact of Hispanics on Catholic membership showed up clearly in New Mexico, where 77 percent [of the total population] were Catholic, and Arizona where 37.5 percent were Catholic. "
Catholic Arizona 701,000 22.00% - - 1989 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990). [Original sources: Official Catholic Directory, based on parish-level reporting, & U.S. 1989 Statistical Abstract]; pg. 112. Table: "Catholic Population by State "; [Greeley (author) has conduced a somewhat detailed analysis, adding some adjustments to account for statistically observed undercount, plus some other factors.]
Catholic Arizona 655,664 17.89% 243
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Catholic Church.']
Catholic Arizona - 23.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Catholic Arizona - 25.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: Arizona State University Factbook; web page: "Arizona Demographics " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Maricopa County Needs Assessment Project 1994-1995. Table: Religious Affiliation of people age 60+.; Listed in table as "Catholic "
Catholic Arizona 678,051 17.00% 151
units
- 1996 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 432-437. Tables: "Catholic Population of the United States " and "Percentage of Catholics in Total Population in U.S. ". Figures are as of Jan. 1, 1997.
Catholic Arizona - 29.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Catholic "
Catholic Arkansas 94,000 4.00% - - 1989 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990). [Original sources: Official Catholic Directory, based on parish-level reporting, & U.S. 1989 Statistical Abstract]; pg. 112. Table: "Catholic Population by State "; [Greeley (author) has conduced a somewhat detailed analysis, adding some adjustments to account for statistically observed undercount, plus some other factors.]
Catholic Arkansas 72,952 2.95% 134
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Catholic Church.']
Catholic Arkansas - 4.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Catholic Arkansas 85,992 3.50% 90
units
- 1996 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 432-437. Tables: "Catholic Population of the United States " and "Percentage of Catholics in Total Population in U.S. ". Figures are as of Jan. 1, 1997.
Catholic Arkansas - 7.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Catholic "
Catholic Armenia 141,000 3.70% 18
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Aruba - 89.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Aruba 56,000 80.00% 8
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Aruba 64,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Aruba 57,146 84.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish; Total population: 68,031.
Catholic Aruba 56,026 82.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 68,325 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish "
Catholic Asia 19,450,000 - - - 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 669. "Statistics:... Europe has 211,734,000; Asia 19,450,000... [H. A. Krose in 'Lexikon fur Theologie and Kirche', VIII, 791 (1936)] "
Catholic Asia 48,000,000 2.50% - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 342. "All told, Catholics number over 48 million in Asia, but 32 million of these are found in the Philippines. In sum, the Church is hardly more than a presence and constitutes only 3.5% of the total Asian population. "
Catholic Asia 55,077,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 433. Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Catholic Asia 55,027,000 2.11% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981 2nd edition; updated since 1977 1st ed.). [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982]; pg. 405. Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Catholic Asia 101,210,000 2.90% 18,332
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 368. Table: Catholic World Statistics. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995.
Catholic Asia 90,041,000 2.60% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 646. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Catholic Asia 94,250,000 2.68% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Catholic Asia 123,597,000 3.80% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Roman Catholicism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Catholic Asia 106,399,000 2.96% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 695. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Catholic Asia - East - 2.00% - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 88. "The Church claims that 90% of the population of South America is Roman Catholic, while in the Far East that figure drops to 2%... "
Catholic Australia - 20.70% - - 1947 *LINK* Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS). "Australia: Statistics Show Australians Religious Affiliation " in ACNS #1315, 3 Sept. 1997 [97.8.5.2] (viewed online 24 June 1999). "Since 1947 there has been great change in the religious composition of Australian society due to immigration and to conversion. Then, Anglicans were the biggest group - with 39%... Roman Catholics (20.7% in 1947) are now the biggest group at 26.8%, with Anglicans next at 21.8%. "
Catholic Australia - 25.00% - - 1965 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 268. "Catholics continue to be approximately the same proportion of the population in all five countries that they were twenty years ago--nine-tenths in Italy, two-fifths in the BRD [West Germany], a quarter in the United States and Australia, and a tenth in Britain. "
Catholic Australia - 25.30% - - 1983 *LINK* McNair Anderson Associates. web page: "Australian Gallup Poll, June, 1983 ". Social Science Data Archives, Australian National University "sampled population consists of persons aged 16 years and over from all federal electorates throughout Australia, excluding the Northern Territory... This poll is based on 2128 interviews conducted over the first two weekends of June 1983. "; Question: "WOULD YOU MIND TELLING ME YOUR RELIGION? "
Catholic Australia - 25.00% - - 1985 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 268. "Catholics continue to be approximately the same proportion of the population in all five countries that they were twenty years ago--nine-tenths in Italy, two-fifths in the BRD [West Germany], a quarter in the United States and Australia, and a tenth in Britain. "
Catholic Australia 4,064,400 - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1986 adherents "
Catholic Australia 5,280,000 33.00% - - 1987 Stark, Al. Australia: A Lucky Land (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press (1987); pg. 10-11. "...population... just over 16 million... religion for most Australians plays a minor role in day-to-day life... 33% is Roman Catholic. "
Catholic Australia 4,606,700 27.30% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) -
Catholic Australia 4,606,644 - - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1991 adherents "
Catholic Australia - 26.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Australia - 26.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992); pg. 204-205. Chart
Catholic Australia 5,102,000 28.20% 1,426
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.


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