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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
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Notes
Catholic Madagascar 3,000,000 25.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 276, 278. "Malagasy: Location: Madagascar; Population: 12 million; Religion: Traditional beliefs; Christianity; Islam; animism "; Pg. 278: "Harold D. Nelson in his Area Handbook for the Malagasy Republic [observes] 'about [half] of the population [of Madagascar] are Christians, divided almost evenly between Roman Catholics and Protestants; [there is a] small Muslim element; [the] rest [of the] population adheres to indigenous belifs and practices... "
Catholic Madagascar - 26.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Madagascar 4,000,000 25.00% - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "More than half of the 16 million Malagasy people consider themselves Christians-evenly divided between Catholics and Protestants. "
Catholic Maine 314,000 27.00% - - 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 Maine 264,443 21.54% 200
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- 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 Maine - 31.20% - - 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 Maine 220,983 18.00% 139
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- 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 Maine - 24.00% - - 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 "; Evidently some error regarding Maine data: the columns add up to 107%.
Catholic Malawi - 20.00% - - 1990 Lane, Martha S. B. Malawi (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1990); pg. 82. "Over 20% of Malawians belong to the Roman Catholic church. "
Catholic Malawi - 28.00% - - 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 Malawi 2,350,000 23.00% 145
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 Malawi 1,890,000 - - - 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 Malawi 1,921,816 20.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 55%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 20%, traditional indigenous beliefs; Total pop.: 9,609,081.
Catholic Malawi - 27.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 99. [Chapter about Chewa people group] "It is estimated that 34% of Malawis population is Protestant, while 27% are Catholic, 19% hold to traditional beliefs, and 16% are Muslim. "
Catholic Malawi - 26.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Malaysia 100,000 - - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 342. "There are also communities of at least 100,000 Catholics in Pakistan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Malaysia, Burma, and Thailand. "
Catholic Malaysia - 3.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 12,400,000. Roman Catholics 3%
Catholic Malaysia 637,000 3.00% 148
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 Maldives 0 0.00% - - 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.; "No serious attempt was ever made to evangelize the area, which is completely Muslim. Population 250,000 "
Catholic Mali - 1.00% - - 1984 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: June, 1984, INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Predominantly a Muslim country, Mali is about 65 percent Muslim; 30 percent animist; 2 percent African traditional religions; 1 percent Roman Catholic; 0.5 percent Protestant, and 0.5 percent Evangelical.
Catholic Mali 110,000 1.00% 39
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 Malta - 97.00% - - 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 Malta 347,000 91.70% 80
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 Malta 364,000 - - - 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 Malta 369,633 98.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 98%; Total pop.: 377,177.
Catholic Malta - 98.00% - - 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 Manitoba 297,000 27.20% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Orig. source: Canadian Census]; pg. 24. "In 1991... The province had about 331,950 Catholics--30.4% of the population--with 297,000 Roman Catholics and 34,950 Ukrainian Catholics... "
Catholic Manitoba 331,950 30.40% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Orig. source: Canadian Census]; pg. 24. "In 1991... The province had about 331,950 Catholics--30.4% of the population--with 297,000 Roman Catholics and 34,950 Ukrainian Catholics... "
Catholic Manitoba 327,800 30.37% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "; "Catholic " here includes: Roman Catholic, Ukrainian Catholic, and "Other Catholic "
Catholic Manitoba 346,180 - 455
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 382-383. Table: Statistics of the Catholic Church in Canada. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995.
Catholic Marshall Islands 4,000 8.00% 4
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 Marshall Islands 5,000 - - - 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 Marshall Islands 4,000 - 4
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 Martinique - 96.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: Operation World 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 350,000. Roman Catholics 96%. Protestants 3%. Community 105,000. Denominations 4. Evangelicals 0.5%.
Catholic Martinique - 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 Martinique 351,000 88.41% 47
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 Martinique 350,000 - - - 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 Martinique 382,835 95.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 5%; Total pop.: 402,984.
Catholic Martinique - 85.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Martinique - 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 Maryland - - - - 1635 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990); pg. 18. "In 1635, Roger Williams was called a radical because he objected to laws telling him how to observe God. When the Puritans banished him from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Williams founded Rhode Island, where he established a feer government based on tolerance for all--except for Roman Catholics. Catholics had to flee to Maryland, where they were welcome, but then they excluded other faiths. "
Catholic Maryland 2,974 8.79% - - 1708 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 96. "The Maryland census of 1708 tallied only 2,974 Catholics out of a population of 33,833. "
Catholic Maryland - 3.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 30. "Founded by Lord Baltimore as a haven for Roman Catholics, Maryland was the most Catholic colony in 1776. But that wasn't very Catholic--about three people in a hundred. "
Catholic Maryland - 15.60% 33
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- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211.
Catholic Maryland - 1.87% 33
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- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (15.6%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 12%.
Catholic Maryland 16,000 - - - 1776 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 137. "At the time of the Revolution there were perhaps 25,000 Catholics in the colonies--16,000 in Maryland, about 6,000 in Pennsylvania, and the rest scattered. "
Catholic Maryland 15,800 - - - 1780 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 217. "There was no immediate hierarchal superior in the U.S. when the war ended... At that time, 15,800 Catholics resided in Maryland, 700 in Pennsylvania, 200 in Virginia, and 1,500 in New York, unorganized with no priests. "
Catholic Maryland 11,500 - - - 1780 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 96. "As late as 1757, there were only 1,365 adult Catholics in Pennsylvania, and only a few dozen in New Jersey. By the end of the Revolution, American Catholics numbered perhaps 23,000, of whom half were in Maryland, 7,000 in Pennsylvania... "
Catholic Maryland - 19.00% - - 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.]; [Maryland and Washington, D.C. figures combined: 19%, 953,000 Catholics]
Catholic Maryland 832,763 17.42% 296
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 Maryland - 24.90% - - 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 Maryland 480,152 16.80% 154
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 Maryland - 22.00% - - 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 Maryland - whites - 2.65% 33
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- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (15.6%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Catholic Massachusetts - 32.30% - - 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% [of the total population] were Catholic, and Arizona where 37.5% were Catholic. Then came Rhode Island (33%), Massachusetts (32.3%), and Minnesota (24.5%). "
Catholic Massachusetts 3,319,000 57.00% - - 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 Massachusetts 2,961,359 49.22% 832
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- 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 Massachusetts - 54.30% - - 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 Massachusetts 2,968,041 49.30% 771
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 Massachusetts: Brookline 9,975 - 3
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- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children] by age, and Sunday Schools, by denomination, in each city having 25,000 inhabitants or more... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Listed in table as "Roman Catholic Church. "
Catholic Mauritania 5,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: Operation World 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Muslims 99%. Roman Catholics 5,000 (all expatriates - mostly French). Protestants - approx. 20 (all European and African expatriates)
Catholic Mauritania 4,000 0.20% 6
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- 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 Mauritius 301,760 32.00% - - 1981 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: Report prepared by Barbara Brown, Institute of Tribal Studies, USCWM.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 943,000. Hindus 49%, 462,070; Buddhists 2%, 18,860; Muslims 16%, 150,880; RC-Christians 32%, 301,760; Protestants 1%, 9,430 (Evangelical 0.05% = 471)
Catholic Mauritius - 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 Mauritius 298,755 27.00% - - 1993 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 1,106,516 [total pop.] (1993). Hindu (49 percent), Christian (27 percent Roman Catholic, 0.5 percent Protestant), Muslim (16 percent, of which 95 percent Sunni), and other (7.5 percent).


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