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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 Papua New Guinea - 33.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Paraguay - - 236
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 Paraguay - - 260
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 Paraguay - - 282
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 Paraguay 4,268,000 97.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 4.4 million [total pop.] (1987). Estimated 92 to 97 percent of the population were Roman Catholics in 1980s; remainder Mennonites or other Protestant groups.
Catholic Paraguay 4,221,120 96.00% - - 1991 Morrison, Marion. Paraguay (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Children's Press (1992); pg. 114-115. "Roman Catholicism is the official religion followed by almost 96% of the population... 1991 population 4,397,000... "
Catholic Paraguay - 96.00% - - 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 Paraguay - - 324
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 Paraguay 4,531,000 93.80% 293
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 Paraguay 4,610,000 - - - 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 Paraguay 5,086,470 90.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 5,651,634. Roman Catholic 90%, Mennonite and other Protestant denominations
Catholic Paraguay - - 325
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 Paraguay - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 361-362. "Paraguay; Population: 4.1 million "; Pg. 361: "The state religion of Paraguay is Roman Catholicism, although the Church is weaker and less influential than in most other Latin American countries. Two of the reasons for this are Paraguay's traditional isolation from mainstream South America, and the fact that the government has shown less interest in religion as an institution. As a result, a number of irregular religious practices have grown up over the years. In fact, in some rural areas, priests are seen as healers and men of magic, rather than as official representatives of the Church. "
Catholic Paraguay - 91.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Paraguay - 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 "
Catholic Pennsylvania 1,365 - - - 1757 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 Pennsylvania - 1.90% 10
units
- 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. = 535.
Catholic Pennsylvania - 0.46% 10
units
- 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. = 535. Denominational % (1.9%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 24%.
Catholic Pennsylvania 6,000 - - - 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 Pennsylvania 700 - - - 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 Pennsylvania 7,000 - - - 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 Pennsylvania 4,030,000 34.00% - - 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 Pennsylvania 3,675,250 30.93% 1,854
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 Pennsylvania - 33.20% - - 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 Pennsylvania 3,552,569 29.60% 1,294
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 Pennsylvania - 27.00% - - 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 Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 593,600 37.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Philadelphia pop: 1.6 million.
Catholic Peru - - 1,160
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 Peru - - 1,144
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 Peru - - 1,250
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 Peru - 92.00% - - 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 Peru 21,060,400 92.50% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 22,767,543 [total pop.] (1992). Predominantly (92.5 percent) Roman Catholic.
Catholic Peru - - 1,306
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 Peru 21,545,000 91.50% 1,388
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 Peru 21,210,000 - - - 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 Peru - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 25,573,924. Roman Catholic
Catholic Peru - - 1,407
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 Peru 22,071,068 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 369. "Location: Peru; Population: 24,523,408; Religion: Roman Catholicism, intertwined with native beliefs "; "Peruvians are fervent Catholics. Catholics comprise 90% of the population. "
Catholic Peru 21,627,000 89.00% - - 1998 Holligan de Diaz-Limaco, Jane. Peru: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998); pg. 93. "Population: 22.6 million (1993 census); estimated population in 1996: 24.3 million... Religion: Roman Catholic: 89%; Evangelical: 3%; other Christian: 2%. "
Catholic Peru - - - - 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 Philippines 32,000,000 - - - 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. "
Catholic Philippines - 80.00% - - 1977 Nance, John. The Land and People of the Philippines (series: Portraits of the Nations Series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1977); pg. 25. "The predominant religion of modern Filipinos is Christianity. About 80% of the population are members of the Roman Catholic Church... "
Catholic Philippines - 83.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD (orig. source: 1979) by P. J. Johnstone); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 45,000,000. Roman Catholics 83% -- Martial Law and the spirit of Vatican II has weakened the hold of the priests on the masses.
Catholic Philippines - - - - 1981 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. 180. "In the Philippines a long-established Roman Catholicism continued to command the allegiance of a majority of the population and to set the tone of society, with parallels to Latin America at a number of points. "
Catholic Philippines 43,160,000 83.00% - - 1987 Bjener, Tamiko; Rhoda Sherwood, et al. Philippines (series: Children of the World). Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing (1987); pg. 51, 53. "About 83% of the people are Catholic, 9% Protestant, 5% Muslim, and 3% other religions. "; Pg. 51: "...Philippines' population of 52 million... "
Catholic Philippines 54,215,940 82.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 66,117,284 [total pop.] (1990).
Catholic Philippines - 84.00% - - 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 Philippines 58,735,000 83.60% 2,525
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 Philippines 59,500,000 - - - 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 Philippines - 84.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Catholic Answer "; web page: "Iglesia Ni Cristo " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Last modified May 25, 1996. "The Philippines is the only dominantly Catholic nation in the Far East, with eighty-four percent of its population belonging to the Church. "
Catholic Philippines 63,165,960 83.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 76,103,564. Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3%
Catholic Philippines 61,109,000 - - - 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). "The country in the world with the largest number of Catholics is Brazil, with 137,570 million, followed by Mexico, with 89,091 million, the Philippines, with 61,109 million... These are some of the figures given in the latest edition of the Church's Statistical Yearbook for 1997... "
Catholic Philippines 56,100,000 85.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 203, 206. " Location: Philippines; Population: 66 million "; Pg. 206: "As a result of Spanish evangelization, 85% of the population is Roman Catholic. "
Catholic Philippines - 65.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Philippines 57,970,000 85.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Philippines1 " (1998); web page: "Life & Living/Basic Facts " "Population: 68.2 million... Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic (85% of the pop.). About 5% are Muslim, concentrated principally in western Mindanao, Palawan & Sulu archipelago... "
Catholic Philippines - 83.00% - - 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 Philippines: Camarines Sur: Buhi 59,093 97.20% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "MICRO-PROFILE OF BUHI Home of Sinarapan, the World's smallest Edible Fish " (1998) "1995 national census... Buhi is a community of Catholics with a number of 59,093 (97.20%) professing majority of the total pop... Iglesia ni Kristo ranks 2nd [with] 554 (0.91%), Jehovah's Witnesses rank next with 170 members(0.28%), Protestants 128 (0.21%). "
Catholic Philippines: Ilocos Norte 240,756 52.15% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Province of Ilocos Norte Home Page " "Table 3: HOUSEHOLD POPULATION BY RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IN ILOCOS NORTE 1990 "; "Ilocos Norte had a pop. of 461,661 in 1990 " [table lists # of households & percentage. Adherent numbers here are based on % of total pop.]
Catholic Philippines: Ilocos Sur - 85.20% - - 1998 *LINK* web page: "THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR HISTORICAL BACKGROUND " (1998) "Christianity is widely spread in the province. Roman Catholicism is the prevailing religion (85.2%). Approximately, 14.05% of the population profess to either Protestantism, Buddhism, Iglesia ni Cristo or Aglipayan, while .75 % do not believe in any religion at all. "
Catholic Philippines: Negros Occidental 2,116,524 86.95% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "Republic of the Philippines: Province of Negros Occidental " (1998); web page: "Negros Occidental: Religious Sects "; [original sources: NSO, Bacolod] Table: "Type of Religion: Negros Occidental, 1995 "
Catholic Philippines: Pampanga: Guagua 73,946 77.53% - - 1994 *LINK* web site: Census data for municipality of Guagua in province of Pampanga in Philippines "[Total] population: 95,374 as of September 1995 Census "; Table: "From April 1994 Census of Municipality of Guagua "
Catholic Poland - - - - 966 C.E. Otfinoski, Steven. Poland (series: Nations in Transition). New York: Facts on File, Inc. (1995); pg. 63. "Catholicism was first introduced in Poland in A.D. 966. Since then, the church has become an integral part of Polish society and culture and has been called the very soul of the Polish people. "
Catholic Poland - 90.00% - - 1984 Pfeiffer, Christine. Poland: Land of Freedom Fighters. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press, Inc. (1984); pg. 38. "Today, nearly 90% of Poles are Catholics. "
Catholic Poland 31,350,000 95.00% - - 1986 Sandak, Cass R. Poland. New York: Franklin Watts (1986); pg. 1, 13. Pg. 1: "population of 33 million... "; pg. 13: "More than 95% of the people of Poland are Roman Catholics. This percentage is a higher proportion of the population than at any previous time in Polish history; in the past there have been large numbers of other non-Polish religious and ethnic groups, including Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, and Jews among the population. "
Catholic Poland 37,920,000 96.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 39.5 million [total pop.] (projected for 2000). About 96 percent of population Roman Catholic, according to 1991 survey; small numbers in various Protestant and Orthodox denominations and small Jewish population.


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