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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 Kuwait 155,000 9.17% 5
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 Kyrgyzstan 26,000 0.56% - - 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 Laos - 1.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD -1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 3,400,000. Roman Catholics 1% -- majority among the Vietnamese.
Catholic Laos - 1.00% - - 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 Laos 36,000 0.70% 31
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 Latin America 279,000,000 90.00% - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 416. "The impact of these words has been felt most strikingly in Latin America, where Catholics from [sic] the vast majority (90 per cent) of its 310 million people and where oppressive military regimes linked tightly with one another virutally control the whole continent. "
Catholic Latin America 402,691,008 87.16% - - 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 Latin America 408,968,000 83.39% - - 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 Latin America 405,623,008 87.00% - - 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 "
Catholic Latin America 442,808,000 88.64% - - 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 " [Note that for Latin America the combined totals given for Catholic and Protestants add up to 25 million more people than the total number of Christians, meaning that many are double counted.]
Catholic Latvia - 24.40% - - 1935 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 225. "In 1935, 55.1% of Latvians were Lutheran, 24.4% were Roman Catholic, 8.9 were Orthodox, 5.5% were Old Believers, 4.8% were Jewish, and the rest belonged to other religions. "
Catholic Latvia - 33.00% - - 1992 Geography Department (Mary M. Rodgers, series editor). Latvia (series: Then and Now). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co. (1992); pg. 21-22. "Roman Catholics make up one-third of the population. Catholicism flourished under the Catholic Poles, who ruled southeastern Latvia between the 16th and 18th centuries. "
Catholic Latvia - - 191
units
- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
Catholic Latvia 500,000 19.90% 175
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 Lebanon 2,026,000 67.31% 1,032
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.; "The country is the center of the Maronite Rite. "
Catholic Lebanon - 24.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000
Catholic Lesotho - 41.00% - - 1960 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 344. "South Africa, unde the dominance of Boers and Britons, has not been a promising mission field for the Catholic Church, and it has remained a small minority. However, in Lesotho (formerly Basutoland) it has penetrated very deeply into the tribes there, so that by 1960 it claimed 41% of the population. "
Catholic Lesotho - 40.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 1,100,000. Roman Catholics 40% - dominant in all spheres of national life.
Catholic Lesotho - 44.00% - - 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 Lesotho 726,000 35.00% 76
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 Lesotho 860,000 - - - 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 Lesotho - 45.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Liberia 99,000 3.60% 50
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 Liberia - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Libya 40,000 0.70% 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 Libya - - 1
unit
- 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 256. "The overwhelming majority of Libyans (97%) are Muslims, although a Catholic church has been built in Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city. "
Catholic Liechtenstein - 87.00% - - 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 Liechtenstein 22,000 75.86% 9
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 Liechtenstein 25,000 - - - 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 Liechtenstein 25,111 80.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 6.9%, unknown 5.6%, other 7.5% (1995); Total pop.: 31,389 (1997 est.).
Catholic Liechtenstein 25,500 85.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 228. "Location: Liechtenstein; Population: 30,000 "; "Roman Catholicism is the state religion of Liechtenstein, and about 8% of the people are Catholics, while approximately 7% are Protestant, and the rest belong to other denominations. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution. "
Catholic Liechtenstein - 80.00% - - 1998 *LINK* national tourism information web page Religion: 80% Roman Catholic, 7% Protestant, rest others
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1250 C.E. Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 233. "In the mid-1200s, Lithuania's leaders began accepting Christianity, and Roman Catholicism soon became the faith of the people as well. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1675 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 233. "In the mid-1200s, Lithuania's leaders began accepting Christianity, and Roman Catholicism soon became the faith of the people as well. Reformationist ideas spread in Lithuania during the first half of the 16th century, but Counter-Reformationist Jesuits in the late 17th century strenghened the position of Roman Catholicism among the Lithuanians. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1918 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 233. "When the policity of Russification (Russianization) began after 1863, many Roman Catholic monasteries were closed and the churches handed over to the Russian Orthodox Church. During 1799-1915, Russian Orthodoxy was the official state religion in Lithuania. However, during the independent years of 1918-40, the Roman Catholic Church was revived. "
Catholic Lithuania - - 690
units
- 1940 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 70. "Lithuania's incorporation into the Soviet Union on June 15, 1940, caused major losses to all churches... All the Catholic monasteries and 690 churches were closed down, and church lands taken over by the state. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1950 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 233. "During the half-century of Soviet rule, the government severely restricted all religious activities. Many churches were allowed to deterioriate or were used as museums or warehouses. Many churches and all Catholic monasteries were closed, and believers were often denied access to higher education, lost their jobs, or were sent to prison. After 1988, religious persecution formally came to an end. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1960 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 70. "Lithuania's incorporation into the Soviet Union on June 15, 1940, caused major losses to all churches... All the Catholic monasteries and 690 churches were closed down, and church lands taken over by the state... In the atmosphere of repression, religious practices were carried on secretly. A group of Catholic priests regularly published the Chronicles of the Lithuanian Catholic Church, which informed the world about repression and human rights violations. The persecution of the churches came to an end in 1988. "
Catholic Lithuania 3,119,000 84.00% 666
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 Lithuania 2,980,000 - - - 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 Lithuania - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) primarily Roman Catholic, others include Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Protestant, evangelical Christian Baptist, Islam, Judaism; Total pop.: 3,617,104.
Catholic Lithuania - 80.00% - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 70. "Today, about 80% of Lithuanians are Roman Catholic. "
Catholic Lithuania 2,960,000 80.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 231, 234. "Location: Lithuania; Population: 3.7 million [total population of country; 80% are ethnic Lithuanians] "; Pg. 234: "Presently, about 80% of Lithuanians who profess a religious belief are Roman Catholic, and most of the rest are Old Believers, Russian Orthodox adherents, Lutherans, and Jews. " [It is quite probably that less than 100% of total pop. professes a religious belief, which would mean total percent which is Roman Caholic is actually less than 80%]
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 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 "; "No statistics; predominately Roman Catholic "
Catholic Louisiana - 16.60% - - 1860 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 114. "French Cajuns made up the bulk of Louisiana's 16.6 percent Catholic population [making it 3rd most Catholic state in the U.S. in 1860] "
Catholic Louisiana 1,478,000 33.00% - - 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 Louisiana 1,369,154 32.44% 627
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 Louisiana - 46.80% - - 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 Louisiana 1,336,072 31.00% 493
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 Louisiana - 28.00% - - 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 Luxembourg - 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 Luxembourg 386,000 94.00% 275
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 Luxembourg 395,000 - - - 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 Luxembourg 407,804 97.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant and Jewish 3%; Total pop.: 420,416.
Catholic Luxembourg 380,855 95.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 238. "Location: Luxembourg; Population: 400,900 "; "Over 95% of Luxembourg's population is Roman Catholic, although at least a third of these are non-practicing Catholics. "
Catholic Luxembourg - 97.00% - - 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 Macau - 7.00% - - 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 Macau 22,000 5.24% 9
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. (Macao)
Catholic Macau 35,163 7.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Buddhist 45%, Roman Catholic 7%, Protestant 1%, none 45.8%, other 1.2% (1981); Total pop.: 502,325 (1997 est.). (Overseas territory of Portugal)
Catholic Macau - - - - 1998 Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 138. "At one stage in early Eurasian history, Macau was the Asian seat of Roman Catholicism. Bishops here controlled all of the church's missions from Goa to the Moluccas and Nagasaki. The Bishop's Palace complex also houses Penha Church. Though the present building dates only from 1935, the first chapel here was dedicated in 1622. Perhaps the most striking Macau church is the facade of St. Paul's, with an impressive grand staircase. Historians call it the finest monument to Christianity in the Far East. "
Catholic Macedonia 63,000 1.43% 25
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 Madagascar - 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 Madagascar 2,685,560 20.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 13,427,758 [total pop.] (1994). Estimated 55 percent hold indigenous beliefs; 40 percent Christian, evenly divided between Roman Catholics and Protestants; 5 percent Muslim.
Catholic Madagascar 3,134,000 21.00% 279
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 Madagascar 2,730,000 - - - 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.


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