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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 Sudan 2,279,000 8.10% 103
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 Suriname - 21.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 400,000. Animists 6 - 15%, Muslims 22%, Hindus 32%, Roman Catholics 21%. Protestants 20%. Protestant Community 72,000. Denominations 11. Major groups: Moravians 52,000; Reformed 9,700; Lutherans 4,000; Pentecostals 900.
Catholic Suriname - 23.00% - - 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 Suriname 91,000 21.00% 30
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 Suriname 99,000 - - - 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 Suriname 96,802 22.80% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 424,569. Hindu 27.4%, Muslim 19.6%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), indigenous beliefs 5%
Catholic Suriname - 23.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Suriname 100,376 23.00% - - 1999 Beatty, Noelle Blackmer. Suriname (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "Population: 436,418... Religions: Hindu 27%; Roman Catholic, 23%; Muslim, 20%; Protestant, 25% "
Catholic Swaziland - 11.00% - - 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 Swaziland 48,000 5.20% 14
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 Sweden 116,830 1.40% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988); pg. 9. "Population: 8,345,000... Official Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 92%; Other Religions: Protestant religions, 6%; Roman Catholics... "
Catholic Sweden - 2.00% - - 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 Sweden - 1.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992); pg. 206-207. Chart
Catholic Sweden 165,000 1.80% 40
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 Sweden 132,976 1.50% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 8,865,051 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 94%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Pentecostal 1%, other 3.5% (1987)
Catholic Sweden - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 8,326,000
Catholic Sweden 132,630 1.50% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "Population: 8,842,000... Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 94%... Other Religions: Roman Catholic, 1.5%; Pentecostal, 1.0%; other, 3.5%. "
Catholic Switzerland - 48.00% - - 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 Switzerland - 48.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992); pg. 206-207. Chart
Catholic Switzerland 3,266,000 46.30% 1,668
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 Switzerland 3,270,000 - - - 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 Switzerland 3,381,296 46.70% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 7,240,463 (1997 est.). Roman Catholic 46.7%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, no religion 8.3% (1990).
Catholic Switzerland 3,360,000 48.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 373-374. "Location: Switzerland; Population: About 7 million "; "Switzerland is evenly divided between Protestants and Roman Catholics (48% versus 49%). The predominantly German-speaking cantons are divided nearly equally between the two religious affiliations, with ten mostly Protestant and nine mostly Roman Catholic. Catholicism is the predominant religion of the French-speaking cantons (4 mostly Roman Catholic, 2 mostly Protestant), and the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino is mostly Catholic as well. "
Catholic Switzerland - 47.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 6,552,000
Catholic Syria 295,000 2.00% 200
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 Syria - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 14,904,000
Catholic Taiwan 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 Taiwan 300,000 1.30% 446
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 Taiwan - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Tajikistan 32,000 0.55% - - 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 Tanzania - 31.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 15,600,000. African Traditionals 28%; Muslims 26%; Roman Catholics 31%. Protestants 14%. Community 1,800,000. Evangelicals 9%.
Catholic Tanzania 7,355,000 24.20% 771
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 Tanzania - 31.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Tennessee 190,000 4.00% - - 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 Tennessee 137,203 2.81% 142
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 Tennessee - 4.70% - - 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 Tennessee 156,523 3.00% 135
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 Tennessee - 6.00% - - 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 Tennessee: Davidson County - 4.20% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Shirley Zeitlen and Company Realtors "; web page: "Religion " [in Nashville, Tenn.] (viewed 15 June 1999). "65% of people in Davidson County [Tennessee, where Nashville is] describe themselves as religiously affiliated..., 20% state that they are Southern Baptists,... 4.2% are Roman Catholic. "
Catholic Texas 3,929,000 24.00% - - 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 Texas 3,574,728 21.04% 1,290
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 Texas - 23.20% - - 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 Texas 3,574,728 21.04% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
Catholic Texas - - 1,290
units
- 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 330. Table: "Religious Groups with Most Churches "; "Data based on reports from church bodies. "
Catholic Texas 4,317,171 23.10% 983
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 Texas 4,860,000 25.00% - - 1999 "More is Less " in Dallas Morning News, 25 Sept. 1999. [Source: Texas Catholic]; pg. G1. "Texas is the state with the third largest Catholic population: 4.86 million, or a quarter of the state's population. "
Catholic Texas - 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 Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth 491,400 12.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 112. Table 3-6: "Religious Profiles of Selected Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 3.9 million.
Catholic Texas: Houston 873,200 23.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 112. Table 3-6: "Religious Profiles of Selected Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 3.7 million.
Catholic Thailand - - - - 1662 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. 181. "In Thailand, whose Christian roots go back to 1555 and which has seen Roman Catholic Christianity at work continuously since 1662 and Protestants since 1816... "
Catholic Thailand 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 Thailand - 0.60% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 43,300,000. Roman Catholics 0.6%.
Catholic Thailand 247,000 0.40% 312
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 Thailand - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Timor, East 449,995 69.23% - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "East Timor is the eastern part of the Island of Timor, situated 640 kilometres north-west of Australia. East Timor has 650,000 inhabitants, out of which 200,000 are Muslim Indonesians who have immigrated to East Timor. The East Timorese are Catholic. Portugal commenced decolonising East Timor in 1974 with the aim of East Timor becoming and independent state. Instead, Indonesia occupied East Timor in 1975. East Timor's struggle for independence gained considerable international attention in 1996 when the international diplomat Jos?Ramos-Horta and Bishop Carlos Felipe Ximeres received the Nobel Peace Prize. "
Catholic Togo - 22.00% - - 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 Togo 956,000 21.60% 111
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 Togo 920,000 - - - 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 Togo - 32.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Tokelau 1,000 50.00% 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 Tokelau 410 28.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,463. (Territory of New Zealand) Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2%. note: on Atafu, all Congregational Christian Church of Samoa; on Nukunonu, all Roman Catholic
Catholic Tonga 2,500 - - - 1899 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989); pg. 40. "By the end of the century there were still only about 2500 Catholics on Tongatapu [main island of Tonga]. "
Catholic Tonga 14,180 15.00% - - 1986 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989); pg. 156. "Religions: Methodist about 75%, including Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, Free Church of Tonga, Church of Tonga; Roman Catholic about 15%; Latter-day Saints about 8%... Population: 94,535 (1986). "
Catholic Tonga - - - - 1989 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989); pg. 167-168. "Listed here are the main churches & [phone] numbers for confirming the times & locations of services... Anglican Church... Baha'I Faith... Catholic Church... Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Church of Tonga... Feohi'anga Tokaikola... Free Wesleyan Church... Free Church of Tonga... Seventh-Day Adventist... Tonga Gospel Fellowship... United Pentecostal Church... Worldwide Church of God. "
Catholic Tonga - 16.00% - - 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% "


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