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Christianity Pakistan 3,500,000 2.50% - - 1999 *LINK* Collins, Lois M. "Pakistani Christian speaks out " in Deseret News, 9 Oct. 1999 (v. online 9 Oct. 1999). "She is describing the life of a Christian in Pakistan, where fewer than 3 percent of the 140 million population are Christian. "
Christianity Pakistan: Punjab - 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 643. "Today, Punjab Province in Pakistan is 97% Muslim and 2% Christian, with small numbers of Hindus and other groups in the population. "
Christianity Palau - - - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 194. "Principal Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic and Protestant Christianity. "
Christianity Papua New Guinea - - - - 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. "Although in nearly every country around the rim of Asia an identifiable Christianity could be found, only in the islands of the sea, in the Philipines, in Papua New Guinea, and in South Korea was it the obvious and perfasive religion of the land. "
Christianity Papua New Guinea - - - - 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 Papua New Guinea mass movemetns of tribe after tribe were under way into a Christianity which was enthusiastic, dramatically different from traditional tribal religion, and, since new, elementary in the extreme. "
Christianity Papua New Guinea 3,357,692 97.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Web site: Datec's "The Papua New Guinea Web Site " "The 1990 census recorded just over ninety thousand people (2.6%) who claimed they followed no religion and a mere ten thousand people (0.3%) who declared themselves to be non-Christian. The other 97% are, at least nominally, followers of the Christian faith. "
Christianity Papua New Guinea 3,384,000 94.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Population: 3,600,000 (1991 Honolulu Star-Bulletin)... Religion: Christian 94%, traditional religion 3%, cargo cult 2%, Baha'i 1% "
Christianity Paraguay - 98.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, secular 1%, traditional religion 1% "
Christianity Pennsylvania - 87.00% - - 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, using representative sample of 113,000 people in phone interviews. Sum of % by state of 21 main groups Kosmin classified as Christian: Assemblies of God, Baptist, Christianity - no denomination supplied, Church of God - all denominations, Church of the Nazarene, Churches of Christ, Congregationalist, Episcopalian, Evangelical/Born Again, Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter Day Saints, Holiness/Holy, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventists
Christianity Pennsylvania - 76.00% - - 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?'; Sum of all major groups classified by study as Christian: Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Pentecostal, Episcopalian/Anglican, Mormon/LDS, Church of Christ, Non-denominational, Congregationalist/UCC, Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Evangelical, Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventist.]
Christianity Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 1,408,000 88.00% - - 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.
Christianity Peru - 98.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, traditional religion 1%, secular 1% "
Christianity 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. "Although in nearly every country around the rim of Asia an identifiable Christianity could be found, only in the islands of the sea, in the Philipines, in Papua New Guinea, and in South Korea was it the obvious and perfasive religion of the land... "
Christianity Philippines 47,840,000 92.00% - - 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... "
Christianity Philippines 63,470,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Christian Populations in the World "; (Rank: 5)
Christianity Philippines 60,390,000 91.50% - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 136. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Philippines 65,217,000 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Largest Christian Populations in the World "; Rank: #5
Christianity Philippines: Iligan City - 93.61% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Iligan City, Philippines: General Information " (1998) "Religion : Christian 93.61%; Others 6.39% "
Christianity Puerto Rico - 99.00% - - 1979 Perl, Lila. Puerto Rico: Island Between Two Worlds. New York: William Morrow and Company (1979); pg. 82. "...while 99% of Puerto Ricans are considered to be Christians--with about 80% Roman Catholic and the rest belonging to Protestant faiths--most appear to practice an unorthodox mixture of local customs and church rituals. "
Christianity Reunion 617,500 95.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Unusual Destinations and www.Southern-Africa.com "; web page: "Reunion " (viewed 8 Feb. 1999). "While 95% of the 650,000+ inhabitants are Christian, there is a large Muslim community. "
Christianity Rhode Island - 87.50% - - 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, using representative sample of 113,000 people in phone interviews. Sum of % by state of 21 main groups Kosmin classified as Christian: Assemblies of God, Baptist, Christianity - no denomination supplied, Church of God - all denominations, Church of the Nazarene, Churches of Christ, Congregationalist, Episcopalian, Evangelical/Born Again, Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter Day Saints, Holiness/Holy, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventists
Christianity Rhode Island - 77.00% - - 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?'; Sum of all major groups classified by study as Christian: Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Pentecostal, Episcopalian/Anglican, Mormon/LDS, Church of Christ, Non-denominational, Congregationalist/UCC, Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Evangelical, Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventist.]
Christianity Roman Empire 7,500,000 10.00% - - 200 C.E. Rausch, David A. & Carl Hermann Voss. World Religions: Our Quest for Meaning; Trinity Press International: Valley Forge, PA (1993); pg. 158. "By... 200 C.E., Christianity could be found in all parts of the Roman Empire, and... constituted approximately 10% of the empire's population of 75 million. This is the same percentage the Jewish community had constituted a century and a half before. "
Christianity Roman Empire - 50.00% - - 299 C.E. Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 495. "Harnack estimates that by the end of the third century Christians numbered nearly one-half of the population of the Roman Empire. "
Christianity Roman Empire - - - - 300 C.E. Walker, Williston. A History of the Christian Church (3rd ed., revised by Robert T. Handy; 1st ed. 1918). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1970); pg. 96. "By 300 Christianity was effectively represented in all parts of the empire. Its distribution was very unequal, but it was influential in the central provinces of political importance, in Asia Minor, Macedonia, Syria, Egypt, northern Africa, central Italy, southern Gaul and Spain. "
Christianity Roman Empire - 10.00% - - 323 C.E. Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 44-45. "Christianity Adapts Itself, A.D. 100-323... McGlothlin says that 'by the end of the period, perhaps as much as one-tenth of the population of the empire was Christian.' "
Christianity Roman Empire - - - - 400 C.E. Oxtoby, Willard G. The Meaning of Other Faiths. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press (1983); pg. 63. "Estimates of Constantine's motives [for converting to Christianity] range all the way from pious convert to scheming oportunist... In any event, his outward acts reflect a pattern of first toleration and then favor toward Christianity. Rome did not become Christian overnight, but by the end of the fourth century it was fairly solidly so. "
Christianity Roman Empire - East - 10.00% - - 303 C.E. Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 48-49. "With this act the final agony of the Church began; it was to last from 303 to 312... The struggle for the soul of the Empire raged on a vast scale, for though only a sprinkling in the West, Christians in the East numbered around 10% of the population, and in some cities even formed the majority. "
Christianity Russia - 56.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page (1996 list): "Eastward shift of Christianity to post-Communist world " by Justin D. Long, 1996 (viewed 12 March 1999) "Over 56% of Russia is Christian, with most affiliated with the Orthodox church. "
Christianity Russia 37,400,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Christian Populations in the World "; (Rank: 10)
Christianity Rwanda - 50.00% - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 343. "Situated on the eastern border of the Congo [Zaire], Rwanda and Burundi (formerly Rwanda-Yrundi, a single political unit) provide another example of spectacular gains. They too were opened for Catholicism by the White Fathers. About half of their populations are now Christian, the overwhelming majority Roman Catholics. "
Christianity Rwanda 4,345,000 55.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 89. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Rwanda 6,300,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 360-361. "Location:Rwanda; Population: 7 million "; Pg. 361: "...about 60% of Rwandans today are catholic, and another 20-30% are Protestants of various denominations. "
Christianity Saint Kitts and Nevis 45,000 99.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Total pop. (1986) 45,000. Most citizens were at least nominal members of the Anglican Church, although exact figures not available. The remainder of the pop. belonged to other Protestant denominations, incl. Church of God, Methodist, & Baptist. [Location listed here as "Saint Christopher and Nevis, " the former name.]
Christianity Saint Kitts and Nevis - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 41,803. Anglican, other Protestant sects, Roman Catholic
Christianity Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 119,092. Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist
Christianity Samoa - 98.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, Baha'i 2% "
Christianity Samoa 160,550 95.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Samoa/Congregational Christian Church in Samoa (CCCS) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "[Western] Samoa?Country information: Population: 169,000... Main religions: Christianity (95%) "
Christianity Samoa, American - 92.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Population: 40,625 (1990 Honolulu Star Bulletin)... Religion: Christian 92% "
Christianity Samoa, American 61,813 100.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant denominations and other 30%; Total population: 61,819
Christianity Samoa, Western 218,850 99.70% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 219,509; Note: other estimates as low as 162,000. Religions: Christian 99.7% (about one-half of pop. associated with the London Missionary Society; incl. Congregational, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Latter-Day Saint, Seventh-Day Adventist)
Christianity Samoa, Western 156,800 98.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 665. "The population of Western Samoa is estimated at around 160,000 people... "; "Christianity is the dominant, if not the only, religion practiced in Western Samoa. Ninety-eight percent of Samoans are professed Christians. Western Samoans are extremely proud of their devotion to the Christian faith and their adherence to its practices. Several Christian denominations, including the Methodists, Seventh Day Adventists, Catholics, and Mormons coexist within Samoan villages. "
Christianity Sao Tome and Principe 147,865 - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 147,865. Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist
Christianity Senegal 420,000 - - - 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.
Christianity Senegal 188,071 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 9,403,546. Muslim 92%, indigenous beliefs 6%, Christian 2% (mostly Roman Catholic)
Christianity Senegal 840,000 10.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 59. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 pop.; "...Christianity (primarily Roman Catholic 10%).. "
Christianity Senegal 900,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 366. "Location: Senegal; Population: 9 million "; "The Senegalese are overwhelmingly Muslim. Some 90% of the population belong to the Sunni branch of Islam. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. "
Christianity Seychelles 8,820,000 98.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 371-372. "Location: Seychelles Islands; Population: 9 million "; "Almost all the inhabitants of Seychelles are Christian, and more than 90% are Roman Catholic... About 8% of the population are Anglican... Evangelical Protestant churches are active and growing, among them Pentecostals and Seventh-Day Adventists. Some 2% of the population are adherents of other faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. "
Christianity Sierra Leone 460,000 - - - 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.
Christianity Sierra Leone 489,155 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,891,546. Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%, Christian 10%
Christianity Sierra Leone 1,150,000 25.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 62. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Sierra Leone - 10.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Christianity has had its greatest success near the coast. The Creoles are Christians. The Anglicans, Methodists and United Brethren are the largest Protestant denominations. Roman Catholics are also in the country.
Christianity Singapore 1,800,000 10.00% - - 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. 181. "Singapore, three quarters Chinese in population, by the early 1980s was perhaps 10 percent Christian on a population base of eighteen million. Ninety-seven percent of the Christians are Chinese, among whom some are enormously wealthy and some are devoted to a persistent and wide-ranging evangelism. "
Christianity Singapore 500,225 18.70% - - 1989 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 2,674,362 [total pop.] (1994). Christian, 18.7 percent. Rapid growth of Christianity and decline of Chinese folk religion in 1980s.
Christianity Singapore - 18.00% - - 1998 "The Only Way " in Christianity Today (Jan. 12, 1998); pg. 37. Or again, Singapore is "pluralistic " since it is roughly 41% Buddhist, 18% Christian, 17% Muslim, 17% secularist, and 5% Hindu.
Christianity Solomon Islands - - - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 194. "Principal Religion: Nominally Christian, with many denominational and indigenous beliefs. "
Christianity Solomon Islands - 94.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 93%, traditional religion 4%, cargo cult 3% "
Christianity Somalia - 0.50% - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "The few Christians in Somali account for less than one-half of one percent of the population. "
Christianity South Africa 31,140,200 76.70% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Southern Africa (PCSA) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): South Africa: 40.6 million... Main religions: South Africa: Christianity (76.7%). Independent Christianity, drawing on traditional African religion and culture, is growing rapidly. Jewish (0.5%). Hindu (2.1%). Muslim (1.3%)... "
Christianity South Africa 22,490,000 - - - 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.
Christianity South Africa 28,782,672 68.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 42,327,458. Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloreds, about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians), Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), traditional and animistic 28.5%
Christianity South Africa 32,725,000 77.00% - - 1999 Canesso, Claudia. South Africa (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9-10. "Population: 42,500,000... Religions: Christian, 77%; African traditionalist or no professed religion, 20%; Hindu, Muslim, or Jewish, 3% "
Christianity South Africa - Asians - - - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986); pg. 24, 32, 37. Pg. 24: "estimated 1986 population of South Africa stood at 33,185,000... Using the government-created categories, 71% of the people were black, 17% were white, colored made up 9%, and Asians 3% "; Pg. 34: "Some 800,000 people classified as Asians live in South Africa. Most of them reside in the state of Natal. "; Pg. 37: "The Asians are either Hindu (70%), Muslim (20%)... "
Christianity South Africa - whites - - - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986); pg. 37. "White religious preferences are split primarily along ethnic lines. Most Afrikaners are members of the Dutch Reformed Church. English-speaking whites tend to join the Anglican or Methodist churches. Other whites go to Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Jewish services. "
Christianity South Africa - whites - - - - 1997 Meisel, Jacqueline Drobis. South Africa: A Tapestry of Peoples and Traditions (series: Exploring Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish (1997); pg. 24. "Most English-speaking South Africans are Christians. They belong to churches such as the Anglican... and Methodist. A small group belongs to the Catholic church. "


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