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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 Benin - 19.00% - - 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 Benin 1,198,000 21.50% 141
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 Benin 1,170,000 - - - 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 Benin 513,700 16.70% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop: 2,106,000. Roman Catholics: 513,700; 16.7%.
Catholic Benin - 21.70% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Bermuda - 14.00% - - 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 Bermuda 10,000 16.00% 6
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 Bermuda 9,000 - - - 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 Bermuda 9,385 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 28%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Methodist 5%, other 34% (1991); Total population: 62,569 (1997 est.).
Catholic Bermuda 9,301 15.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 62,009 (July 1998 est.)... Roman Catholic 15%... (1991) "
Catholic Bermuda - 15.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Bhutan 1,000 0.06% 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 Bolivia - - 434
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 Bolivia - - - - 1985 Griffiths, John. Let's Visit Bolivia. London, England: Burke Publishing, Co. (1985); pg. 60, 68. "Roman Catholicism is the main religion of Bolivia and the church plays an important part in Bolivian life. Yet Christianity has not completely replaced the pre-Colombian religions... rather it has been adapted to these earlier religions. "; pg. 68: "Freedom of worship is guaranteed by law in Bolivia but there are few churches which are not... Roman Catholic... "
Catholic Bolivia - - 443
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 Bolivia - 95.00% - - 1988 Martin, Michael (ed). Bolivia (series: "Children of the World "). Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Gareth Stevens Publishing (1988); pg. 59. "Almost 95% of Bolivians are Roman Catholics... However, religion as practiced in many parts of the country is a mixture of Christian and native Indian beliefs... "
Catholic Bolivia 6,270,000 95.00% - - 1989 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies [Total pop.] 6.6 million 1989. Ninety-five percent Roman Catholic, but many only nominal adherents. Active Protestant minority, especially Evangelical Methodists. In 1980s Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, and various Pentecostal denom
Catholic Bolivia 6,935,000 95.00% - - 1990 Morrison, Marion. Bolivia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (first ed. 1988; revised edition 1997); pg. 116-117. "95% of the Bolivian people are Roman Catholic... Est. 1990 pop. - 7,300,000... Est. 1993 pop., 7,969,000 "
Catholic Bolivia - 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 Bolivia - - 486
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 Bolivia 7,570,550 95.00% - - 1993 Morrison, Marion. Bolivia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (first ed. 1988; revised edition 1997); pg. 116-117. "95% of the Bolivian people are Roman Catholic... Est. 1990 pop. - 7,300,000... Est. 1993 pop., 7,969,000 "
Catholic Bolivia 6,636,000 89.50% 520
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 Bolivia 6,020,000 - - - 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 Bolivia 7,286,374 95.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist); Total population: 7,669,868.
Catholic Bolivia - - 516
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 Bolivia 7,435,034 95.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 7,826,352 (July 1998 est.)... Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) "
Catholic Bolivia - 25.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; "The figure for animists includes those who were baptized Catholic but who are in reality practicing animists. "
Catholic Bolivia - 95.00% - - 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 "
Catholic Bolivia 6,806,750 95.00% - - 1999 Schimmel, Karen. Bolivia ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9-10. "National Population: 7,165,000... Religions: Roman Catholic, 95%; Protestants and practitioners of traditional Indian beliefs, 5% "
Catholic Bolivia - 95.00% - - 1999 Schimmel, Karen. Bolivia ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 95. "Although outwardly the Spanish appear to have succeeded in their mission (95% of all Bolivians are Catholic), in reality most of the Indians and many choles and mestizos still recognize the traditional gods as well... "
Catholic Bosnia 150,000 - - - 1624 Malcom, Noel. Bosnia: A Short History. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press (1994); pg. 54. "...the Albanian priest and apostolic visitor Peter Masarechi, sent a more carefully researched report in 1624; unfortunately, the figures he gave for Bosnia have been misconstrued by almost all the historians who have cited them. What he actually reported was that there were 150,000 Catholics, roughly 75,000 Eastern Orthodox, and 450,000 Muslims. "
Catholic Bosnia 250,000 - - - 1626 Malcom, Noel. Bosnia: A Short History. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press (1994); pg. 53-54. "From the early 17th century we do have some accounts by visiting Catholic priests who compiled detailed reports for Rome; but their figures must have been based on hearsay, their use of the term 'Bosnia' was elastic, and they were evidently keen to emphasize either the numerical strength of the Catholic Church or the degree of oppression it suffered. One such visitor gave a total of 250,000 Catholics for the whole of Bosnia in 1626, and added that the number of Muslims was larger than the total number of Christians. "
Catholic Bosnia 765,000 17.00% - - 1991 Black, Eric. Bosnia: Fractured Region. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co. (1999); pg. 14. "In the country's last census--in 1991--44 percent of Bosnia's 4.5 million people identified themselves as Muslims, 31 percent as Serbs, and 17 percent as Croats... Bosnian Serbs are mostly followers of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bosnian Croats are mostly Roman Catholics... "
Catholic Bosnia and Herzegovina 765,000 17.00% - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 71-72. -
Catholic Bosnia and Herzegovina 769,000 22.20% 284
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 530,000 - - - 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 483,388 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Catholic 15%, Protestant 4%, other 10%; Total pop.: 3,222,584 (July 1997 est.) NOTE: all pop. data is subject to considerable error because of the dislocations caused by military action & ethnic cleansing.
Catholic Bosnia: Srebrenica - 66.00% - - 1550 C.E. Malcom, Noel. Bosnia: A Short History. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press (1994); pg. 53. "The most resistant place was Srebrenica, home to a large Catholic German and Ragusan population, which was still two-thirds Catholic in the mid-sixtenth century. "
Catholic Botswana - 9.00% - - 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 Botswana 55,000 3.70% 26
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 Botswana 140,000 - - - 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 Botswana - 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 750,000. Roman Catholics 6%.
Catholic Botswana - 7.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Brazil - - 6,033
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 Brazil - 89.00% - - 1980 *LINK* Epstein, Jack. "Kicking of icon outrages Brazil Catholics " in Dallas Morning News, November 24, 1995; (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com). "In Brazil, the 1980 census showed that 89% of residents described themselves as [Roman] Catholic. "
Catholic Brazil - 89.00% - - 1980 *LINK* Kamm, Thomas. "Evangelicals, Stressing 'Cures' for Masses' Misery, Make Inroads in Roman Catholic Latin America " in The Wall Street Journal, 10/16/91. (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "In a poll taken last week, only 72% of Brazilians described themselves as Roman Catholics, down from 89% in the 1980 census... "
Catholic Brazil - - 6,423
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 Brazil - - 6,872
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 Brazil - 72.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Kamm, Thomas. "Evangelicals, Stressing 'Cures' for Masses' Misery, Make Inroads in Roman Catholic Latin America " in The Wall Street Journal, 10/16/91. (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "In a poll taken last week, only 72% of Brazilians described themselves as Roman Catholics, down from 89% in the 1980 census... This year alone, the Catholic Church estimates 600,000 people will desert it. "
Catholic Brazil - 88.00% - - 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 Brazil - - 7,605
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 Brazil 134,818,000 86.50% 7,997
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 Brazil 110,000,000 71.90% - - 1995 *LINK* Epstein, Jack. "Kicking of icon outrages Brazil Catholics " in Dallas Morning News, November 24, 1995; (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com). "About 110 million of the nation's 153 million inhabitants are [Roman] Catholic, making Brazil the world's largest Roman Catholic country. "
Catholic Brazil - 70.00% - - 1995 *LINK* Epstein, Jack. "Kicking of icon outrages Brazil Catholics " in Dallas Morning News, November 24, 1995; (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com). "In Brazil, the 1980 census showed that 89% of residents described themselves as [Roman] Catholic. Religious experts say that number has fallen to 70% of the population, while 20%, or about 30 million people, call themselves evangelicals. "
Catholic Brazil 143,556,992 89.00% - - 1995 Heinrichs, Ann. Brazil ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 95. Pg. 83: Estimated 1995 population: 161.3 million. Pg. 95: "Religious of Brazil: Roman Catholic: 89%; Protestant: 6.6%; Other (Spiritism, Afro-Christian sects, etc.): 4.4% "
Catholic Brazil 105,000,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Apparently, Universal with its 3 million faithful is no match for the 105 million Catholics (35 million of which are practicing)... "
Catholic Brazil 111,000,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "Roman Catholic (including syncretistic Afro-Catholic cults having Spiritist beliefs and rituals) "
Catholic Brazil - 80.00% - - 1997 Brandao, Carlos Rodrigues. "Popular Faith in Brazil " in South and Meso-American Native Spirituality, ed. by Gary H. Gossen. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co. (1997); pg. 443. "Although 80% of Brazilians nominally declare themselves Catholic, there are great differences of fatih and spirituality among them. Today, that which could be called the Brazilian spirituality is actually an amalgram of many ways of thinking about and experiencing God and the divine, together with other beings, spirits, and saints. "
Catholic Brazil 115,157,960 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic (nominal) 70%; Total population: 164,511,366.
Catholic Brazil - - 7,966
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 Brazil - - - - 1997 *LINK* Zenit. "DOSSIER: BRAZIL AND MEXICO HAVE LARGEST NUMBER OF CATHOLICS " on "Zenit News Agency " web site (online Catholic news); Archives: 13 June 1999 (ZE99061302). (Viewed 19 June 1999). "...figures given in the latest edition of the Church's Statistical Yearbook for 1997... Brazil is the country with the largest number of dioceses or ecclesiastical districts (262)... "
Catholic Brazil 137,570,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* Zenit. "DOSSIER: BRAZIL AND MEXICO HAVE LARGEST NUMBER OF CATHOLICS " on "Zenit News Agency " web site (online Catholic news); Archives: 13 June 1999 (ZE99061302). (Viewed 19 June 1999). Dateline: Vatican City. "The country in the world with the largest number of Catholics is Brazil, with 137,570 million... some of the figures given in the latest edition of the Church's Statistical Yearbook for 1997, the source with the most accurate data on the Church's strength in the world. "
Catholic Brazil - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 88. Chapter: "Brazilians "; "While many Brazilians claim to be Roman Catholic, these beliefs are often infused with traditional practices. Offerings and gifts are made to saints and protective spirits for favors in this life. "
Catholic Brazil - 68.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; "Over 60% of the population is involved in some form of occasional spiritist/occultic practice, though most of these still claim to be Catholic. "
Catholic Brazil - 70.00% - - 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 "; "70 (nominally Roman Catholic) "


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