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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Catholic Italy - 80.00% - - 1999 Foster, Leila Merrell. Italy (series: Modern Nations of the World). San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1999); pg. 72. "The Roman Catholic Church has influence on the lives of the 80% of Italians estimated to be members. Even many Italians allied with the Communist Party send their children to church on Sunday. However, Italians voted against following church teachings on questions such as divorce and abortion. These votes are another signal of the decline in the influence of the church... Despite the weakening influence of Roman Catholicism, for many Italians it remains a valued link to the past and a way of expressing present needs. "
Catholic Jamaica - 7.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD -1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 2,100,000. Roman Catholics 7%.
Catholic Jamaica 184,320 8.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 2304000 total pop. About 75 percent of Jamaica's population was Protestant, and 8 percent was Roman Catholic; various Muslim, Jewish, and spiritualist groups were also present. Rastafarians constituted roughly 5 percent of the population.
Catholic Jamaica - 5.00% - - 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 Jamaica 107,000 4.20% 78
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 Jamaica 120,000 - - - 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 Jamaica 130,779 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 55.9% (Church of God 18.4%, Baptist 10%, Anglican 7.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.9%, Pentecostal 5.2%, Methodist 3.1%, United Church 2.7%, other 2.5%), Roman Catholic 5%, other 39.1% (1982); Total population: 2,615,582 (1997).
Catholic Jamaica - 11.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Japan 45,000 - - - 1891 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 340. "...by 1891, when Leo XIII set up a Japanese hierarchy with the metropolis at Tokyo, there were some 45,000 Catholics. "
Catholic Japan 108,000 - - - 1936 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 340. "By 1936 Catholics totaled some 108,000. "
Catholic Japan 121,000 - - - 1940 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 340-341. "In 1940 the entire episcopate was handed over to native Japanese, and at the outbreak of World War II, Catholic membership stood at 121,000. "
Catholic Japan 119,000 - - - 1940 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 387. "For the same period [close of 1940] the Roman Catholic Church reported 119,000 adherents, and the Greek Orthodox Church an additional 41,000. "
Catholic Japan 359,000 - - - 1973 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 341. "An estimate in 1973 counted some 359,000 Catholics [in Japan] and almost twice that number ofProtestants. "
Catholic Japan - 1.00% - - 1988 Reischauer, Edwin O. The Japanese Today: Change and Continuity; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1988); pg. 212. "Even today its adherents number less than 2% of the population--divided fairly evenly between Catholics and Protestants. "
Catholic Japan 440,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Japan Information Network website; "Religion and Customs " page. (Viewed 6 Oct. 1999) "Among Christians in Japan, it was estimated that there were 440,000 Catholics and around 1 million Protestants as of the end of 1994. "
Catholic Japan 447,000 0.35% 854
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 Japan 447,639 0.36% 226
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site: "Basic Facts Christianity in Japan at a Glance " (1998). 1996, 1997, 1998 Paul Tsuchido Shew. Source: 1995 Shukyo Nenkan (Religious Yearbook), Ministry of Education, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Pg. 30-31. Table: "Statistics on Religious Organizations in Japan as of December 31, 1995 "; "Total population of Japan 125,034,000 "
Catholic Jersey 20,000 - - - 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 Jordan 66,000 1.20% 62
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 Jordan - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,813,000
Catholic Kansas 514,000 21.00% - - 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 Kansas 369,241 14.90% 397
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 Kansas - 17.30% - - 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 Kansas 383,428 16.00% 363
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 Kansas - 20.00% - - 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 Kazakhstan 300,000 1.80% - - 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 Kazakhstan - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 17,206,000
Catholic Kentucky 484,000 13.00% - - 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 Kentucky 365,270 9.91% 347
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 Kentucky - 13.30% - - 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 Kentucky 357,155 9.70% 304
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 Kentucky - 14.00% - - 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 Kenya - 28.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Kenya ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 48. "Protestants number 38%, Roman Catholics represent 28%, and supporters of traditional beliefs account for 26%. "
Catholic Kenya - 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 Kenya 6,367,000 20.10% 548
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 Kenya 7,690,000 - - - 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 Kenya 8,064,864 28.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant (including Anglican) 38%, Roman Catholic 28%, indigenous beliefs 26%, other 8%; Total population: 28,803,085.
Catholic Kenya 7,000,000 25.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 245-246. "Location: Kenya; Population: 28 million "; "Kenya's religious heritage mirrors its ethnic history... The majority religion is Christianity, with about 37% Protestant (including Quakers) and 25% Roman Catholic; and 4% Muslim. "
Catholic Kenya - 26.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Kiribati - 53.00% - - 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 Kiribati 39,000 52.70% 22
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 Kiribati 44,000 - - - 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 Kiribati 43,698 53.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 53%, Protestant (Congregational) 41%, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baha'i, Church of God, Mormon 6% (1985 est.); Total population: 82,449 (1997 est.).
Catholic Kiribati 38,841 48.00% - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 186. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Catholic Kiribati - - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Kiribati "; web page: "Religion "; Originally by Jonathan Willis-Richards. This version edited by Mike Pearson. Viewed 31 May 1999. "Roman Catholicism: Headquarters at Teaorereke, Tarawa. The bishop is Paul Mea. Most of the priests and nuns are now I-Kiribati, though some of the French priests and Australian nuns probably remain. Dominate the Northern Gilberts. "
Catholic Korea - - - - 1784 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 131. "In 1784, Korean scholar Yi Sung Han converted to Roman Catholicism while studying in Peking... In 1785, the same year the first Roman Catholic missionary entered Korea, King Chongjo outlawed Christianity. Nevertheless, in 1794, the first Catholic priest arrived in Korea. "
Catholic Korea 23,000 - - - 1830 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 131. "Despite harsh persecution of Roman Catholics that began in 1801, the Catholic Church steadily grew to about 23,000. The next Protestant contact with Korea occurred in 1832... "
Catholic Korea - 0.00% - - 1863 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 131. "...in 1863, amid such prevalent anti-Western sentiment, Taewn Gun... prohibited the propagation of Christianity... These edicts were accompanied by the Korean regents decreeing the eradication of all Catholics. Over 8,000 converts and nine French priests were executed. This harsh persecution virtually obliterated the Korean Catholic Church. "
Catholic Korea 20,000 - - - 1865 *LINK* web site: "Little Korea "; web page: "Religion " (viewed 22 Jan. 1999) "By 1865, there were an estimated 20,000 Catholic converts in Korea. "
Catholic Korea - - - - 1937 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 140. "Although the Japanese had made Shinto worship a high priority in Korea, in 1937 they began to systematically enforce mandatory Shinto idolatry for all Koreans. For example, all students at Christian schools were orderred to worship at Shinto shrines. The Roman Catholic, Methodist, and Holiness denominations submitted to the Japanese directive in the face of Japan'ss brutal enforcement measures. They rationalized their acquiescence to Shintoism by calling the blatant idolatry a 'cultural ritte.' "
Catholic Korea 50,000 - - - 1945 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 142. "In 1945, the Communist Korean Workers' Party began the massive anti-religion campaign... Countless atrocities and murders were committed agains the 50,000 Catholics and 300,000 Protestants who became the first ideological targets of the new totalitarian regime. "
Catholic Korea 800,000 - - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 341. "In Korea, Christianity experienced a phenomenal growth in the decade immediately following the war (1950-53)... One of the most prominent Catholic spokesmen for social justice has been the bishop of Won Ju, Tji Hak Soun, who was recently arrested in connection with a demonstration of dissent. HIs conviction and sentencing to fifteen years' imprisonment has created grave tension between the government and the 800,000 Catholics. "
Catholic Korea, North 100,000 - - - 1969 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. "No recent Catholic statistics available; there were an estimated 100,000 Catholics reported in 1969. "
Catholic Korea, North 1,000 - - - 1989 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 127. "[in 1989] a North Korean Protestant pastor attended a meeting of the National Council of Churches in Washington, D.C... reported that his country had... 1,000 Catholics... ".
Catholic Korea, North - - - - 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). "The Statistical Yearbook [for 1997 figures]... However, it cannot give information on the Church in continental China (except for Hong Kong) or North Korea because there is virtually no data. The number of dioceses and ecclesiastical districts in both these countries is 146. "
Catholic Korea, North: Pyongyang 800 - 1
unit
- 1999 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 126. "A 'Catholic' priest at the Changchung Cathedral told a visitor: 'To biuld the church had cost 300,000 won of which 100,000 had been a loan from [the] Government.' In other words, about 200 families had put up a year's income each. With such an allegedly high degree of involvement by the laity in financing the building, one might conclude that Pyongyang had a committed Christian community. However, given North Korea's ongoing campaign to exterminate all Christians, applying a Western church-building paradigm to this situation in a totalitarian state may lead to a dubious conclusion. "
Catholic Korea, South 23,000 - - - 1863 *LINK* web site: "A Window on Korea "; web page: "Catholicism in Korea " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999) "By the year 1863, there were 12 Korean priests who presided over a community of about 23,000 believers. "
Catholic Korea, South 800,000 - - - 1974 Oberdorfer, Don. The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History; Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley (1997); pg. 49-51. "From an estimated 300,000 in North and South Korea in 1945, the number of Christians had grown rapidly by 1974 to an estimated 4.3 million in South Korea (3.5 million Protestants and 800,000 Roman Catholics). "
Catholic Korea, South 1,000,000 - - - 1979 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 413. "After liberation from Japan in 1945 growth was rapid, and by the end of the 1970s there were over a million Catholics in South Korea. "
Catholic Korea, South 1,590,625 4.29% 2,342
units
- 1983 *LINK* web site: "Little Korea "; web page: "Religion " (viewed 22 Jan. 1999) Table: "Status of Religions " (as of 1983); 3 columns: "churches ", "clergymen ", "followers "; presumably this is from a government survey or census.; Listed in table as "Catholicism "
Catholic Korea, South 1,800,000 4.14% - - 1990 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 702-703. "The nation's 1990 census reported a population total of 43.5 million... "; Pg. 703: "Today, the majority of South Korea's religious population is aligned either with Mahayana Buddhism (over 11 million followers) or Christianity (6.5 million Protestants and 1.8 million Roman Catholics). "
Catholic Korea, South - 3.00% - - 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 Korea, South 3,402,000 7.60% 948
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 Korea, South 2,660,000 - - - 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 Korea, South - 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "


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