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Catholic Virginia 523,000 9.00% - - 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 Virginia 384,285 6.21% 228
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 Virginia - 12.20% - - 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 Virginia 494,655 7.40% 203
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 Virginia - 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 Virginia - whites - 0.04% 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. = 491. Denominational % (0.2%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%. [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 Wallis and Futuna Islands 15,000 100.00% 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 Wallis and Futuna Islands 14,817 100.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 14,817. Roman Catholic 100%.
Catholic Wallis and Futuna Islands - 99.02% - - 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). "...figures given in the latest edition of the Church's Statistical Yearbook for 1997... Listed among the most Catholic countries, according to percentage of the population, are Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon with 99.36% and the Wallis and Futuna islands with 99.02% "
Catholic Washington 529,000 12.00% - - 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 Washington 526,546 10.82% 317
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 Washington - 19.00% - - 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 Washington 519,130 9.50% 257
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 Washington - 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 Washington, D.C. - 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 Washington, D.C. 77,532 12.78% 41
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Catholic Washington, D.C. - 16.10% - - 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. [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Catholic Washington, D.C. 440,000 18.40% 139
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.; [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Catholic Washington, D.C. - 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 Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University students 3,600 60.00% - - 1999 "Georgetown names 1st Muslim chaplain " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 6G. "Georgetown University, the nation's oldest Roman Catholic university... in Washington, D.C... About 60 percent of the students call themselves Catholic. "
Catholic West Virginia 116,000 6.00% - - 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 West Virginia 108,529 6.05% 177
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 West Virginia - 5.90% - - 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 West Virginia 103,678 5.80% 115
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 West Virginia - 8.00% - - 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 Western Hemisphere 141,528,000 - - - 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 669. "Statistics:... The Americas 141,528,000; Africa 7,595,000... [H. A. Krose in 'Lexikon fur Theologie and Kirche', VIII, 791 (1936)] "
Catholic Western Sahara 200 0.06% 1
unit
- 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.; "Islam is the religion of non-Europeans. A prefecture apostolic was established in 1954 for the European Catholics there. "
Catholic Wisconsin 1,776,000 37.00% - - 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 Wisconsin 1,554,278 31.77% 968
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 Wisconsin - 38.60% - - 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 Wisconsin 1,759,923 35.30% 910
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 Wisconsin - 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 world 382,190,016 18.71% - - 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 669. "Statistics: Roman Catholics number 382,190,000 or 18.71% of mankind... [H. A. Krose in 'Lexikon fur Theologie and Kirche', VIII, 791 (1936)] "
Catholic world 484,000,000 - 410,000
units
- 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 207. "...Pope, Pius XII, wields spiritual authority--through 62 cardinals, 1,427 bishops, some 400,000 secular priests, 300,000 religious priests and lay brothers, and 970,000 sisters--over some 484 million souls served by 410,000 churches in the world. "
Catholic world 484,000,000 19.36% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 204-205. Table: "Christians, Their Practices "; "Roman Catholics: Members in world, 484 million children and adults... Concepts of Salvation and Afterlife: Salvation is by God's grace; man helps gain it by faith, obedience to divine law. Damnation is man's fault, by rejection of grace. Man's final state after death will be heaven... or hell... At man's bodily resurrection and the Second Coming, Christ will judge all men. "
Catholic world 484,000,000 - 410,000
units
- 1958 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Western Publishing Co. (1972). [11th printing; original edition: 1958]; pg. 152. "...the Pope wields spiritual power--through 62 cardinals, 1,427 bishops, some 700,000 priests and 970,000 nuns--over some 484 million souls served by 410,000 Catholic churches all arond the world. "
Catholic world 500,000,000 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 135. "Roman Catholic Church... Approximately 36,000,000 members in the United States, and 500,000,000 around the world. "
Catholic world 530,000,000 - - - 1960 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 402. "Moreover, figures released in 1974 show that while the Catholic population around the world increased since 1960 from 530 million to 659 million, the number of priests has remained virtually static. "
Catholic world 500,000,000 - - - 1969 Hutchinson, John A. Paths of Faith; New York: McGraw-Hill (1969); pg. 503. "This ceremony... still continues to provide a living center for the faith of the world's 500,000,000 Roman Catholics. "
Catholic world 659,000,000 - - - 1974 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 402. "Moreover, figures released in 1974 show that while the Catholic population around the world increased since 1960 from 530 million to 659 million, the number of priests has remained virtually static. "
Catholic world 550,000,000 - - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1265. List of "Major World Religions ": "The Roman Catholic Church has over 550 million members, including 48 million in the U.S. "
Catholic world 700,000,000 - - - 1980 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. 609-628. "The First Vatican Council (1869-1870) called the church 'the holy Catholic apostolic Roman Church.' It has (1980), some 700,000,000 members in over 2,000 dioceses throughout the world. "
Catholic world 802,600,000 - - - 1980 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 117. "Figure 2.9: Christianity, 1980: world figures (after Barrett, 1982) "
Catholic world 550,000,000 - - - 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. 173. "The three fundamental Christian divisions are Roman Catholic, with over 550 million members, Orthodox, with about 85 million, and Protestant with 320 million. "
Catholic world 579,562,304 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 433. Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Catholic world 580,061,824 12.90% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981 2nd edition; updated since 1977 1st ed.). [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982]; pg. 405. Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Catholic world 600,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 79. "The Roman Catholic Church today has the largest number of Christian followers in the world. There are nearly 600 million Catholics worldwide, with about 133 million in the U.S. "
Catholic world 825,592,000 17.50% - - 1983 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 87. "The most recent full set of figures available, those for the end of 1983, indicate that there are 825,592,000 Roman Catholics, somewhat more than 17.5 per cent of the world's population. These statistics, however, are based upon the number of people known to have been baptized into the Church rather upon the more realistic figure of those who, in some formal way, practice their faith. "
Catholic world 622,000,000 - - - 1984 Lindsey, Hal. Planet Earth - 2000 A.D.. Palos Verdes, California: Western Front, Ltd. (1994); pg. 176-177. "Ten years ago, a survey of the largest religions in the world showed Roman Catholicism first with 622 million followers, Islam second with 555 million, Hinduism third with 462 million and Protestantism fourth with 370 million. "
Catholic world 872,104,640 - - - 1985 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1997, DK Publishing: New York (1996); pg. 84. Table: "Top 10 Christian Affiliations in the World " (listing of religious "affiliations ", or denominational families, with largest numbers of adherents, based on mid-1980s. Ranked #1
Catholic world 700,000,000 - - - 1985 Roussou, Maria. I Am a Greek Orthodox. London: Franklin Watts (1985); pg. 30. "The Catholic Church has about 700 million members and the total Christian church over 1,000 million. "
Catholic world - 20.00% - - 1990 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 11. "When the liberal Catholics and Modernists attempted to work out a reconciliation of its traditional faith with the demand of modern culture, they were decisively put down. And it entered our own century with a constantly increasing membership (nearly one fifth of the world's population) tightly disciplined under the highly centralized control of Rome. "
Catholic world 560,000,000 - - - 1990 Carlisle, Richard (editor), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind vol. 19, Marshall Cavendish: Freeport, NY (1990); pg. 2494. -
Catholic world 650,000,000 - - 217
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 220. "Roman Catholic churches have been established in 217 countries, with a total membership of more than 650 million. The majority of Italians, Spanish, Irish, Austrians, Poles, Latin Americans, Belgians, Hungarians, Southern Germans, Portuguese, French, and Filipinos are baptized Roman Catholics. "
Catholic world 906,000,000 18.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "SIM NOW " (Protestant site); web page: "A Catholic Snapshot " (viewed 5 March 1999); From World Religions Special Report (1998) by SIMNOW (published quarterly by SIM, 14830 Choate Circle, Charlotte, NC 28273 USA) "In 1990 there were an estimated 906 million Roman Catholics, including baptized infants - approximately 18 percent of the world's population. "
Catholic world 851,000,000 - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "There are over 851 million Roman Catholics worldwide. "
Catholic world 971,702,016 - - - 1993 Faux, Marian (ed.). The New York Public Library Sudent's Desk Reference. New York: Prentice Hall (1993); pg. 270. Table: "The World's Major Religions: How Big Are They? "; "Estimated number of followers of each religion. " Three Christian groups listed in table: 'Roman Catholic', 'Protestant', 'Orthodox Eastern'.
Catholic world - - - - 1993 Faux, Marian (ed.). The New York Public Library Sudent's Desk Reference. New York: Prentice Hall (1993); pg. 272. "Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in most of Western Europe and is stron gin the United States and in Latin America. "
Catholic world 900,000,000 16.67% - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 46-47. "The Pope heads a global network which stretches out to 900 million Roman Catholics, one-sixth of the world's population. "
Catholic world 1,017,000,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 109. "The Holy Catholic Apostolic and Roman Catholic Church (or the Catholic Church) is the largest single group within a major world religion. Centred on the Vatican... it claims allegiance of 1017 million believers, and is served by 1.5 million professionals "
Catholic world 1,000,000,000 - - - 1993 Rausch, David A. & Carl Hermann Voss. World Religions: Our Quest for Meaning; Trinity Press International: Valley Forge, PA (1993); pg. 169. "The Roman Catholic church now approaches one billion adherents (counting every baptized infant, child, woman, and man, as the church does). "
Catholic world 1,042,500,992 - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Factbook 1997 (CIA, 1998)] Table: "Major religions of the world (1993 est.) "
Catholic world 1,034,321,984 18.14% - - 1994 *LINK* [Orig. source: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (1994 Update)] Of these, slightly over a billion (1,034,322,000) or 54 percent are Roman Catholic and 187,582,000 million or 9.9 percent are Orthodox.
Catholic world 968,000,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Catholicism: 968 million (since Pentecost, year 33)
Catholic world 989,366,016 17.40% 220,077
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 368. Table: Catholic World Statistics. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995.; "159,372 [of the 220,077 parishes] have parish priests "; "Catholic totals do not include those in areas that could not be surveyed, estimated to be 4.6 million. "


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