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Christianity Washington, D.C. - 85.30% - - 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, 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 Washington, D.C. - 72.00% - - 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 West Bank 100,000 6.02% - - 1999 Stefoff, Rebecca. West Bank/Gaza Strip (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 80. "Probably no more than 100,000 of the West Bank Arabs are Christian. Some are the descendants of Arabs who converted to Christianity centuries ago... They worship in Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Anglican, or Lutheran churches, most of which are located in Jerusalem. "
Christianity West Virginia - 86.50% - - 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 West Virginia - 75.00% - - 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 West, The - 15.00% - - 323 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), Chapter author: Roland H. Bainton; pg. 470. "Constantinte... had nothing to gain politically by proclaiming his conversion; at that time only about 15% of the population in the West was Christian. In 323 AD he became ruler of the entire empire... "
Christianity Wisconsin - 90.20% - - 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, 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 Wisconsin - 78.00% - - 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 world - - - - 50 C.E. *LINK* Catholic News Service. "World View: Early Christians Did Not Use Cross Symbol " in Salt Lake Tribune (Saturday, 10 April 1999; viewed online 11 April 1999). "Though today the cross is one of the most widely seen symbols of Christianity, some scholars believe that it was almost never used by early Christians. Numerous archaeological finds have been made of early Christian symbols such as the fish, the anchor and various forms of christograms -- the first letters of Jesus Christ in Greek superimposed on one another -- but the cross does not appear until the fifth century. 'The cross at the time was being used for crucifixion and torture,' said Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, a New Testament scholar. 'To wear it around one's neck would be like wearing a miniature electric chair.' "
Christianity world - - - - 50 C.E. Osborne, Richard. Philosophy for Beginners. New York, NY: Writers and Readers Publishing (1992); pg. 29. "Philo of Alexandria (25 BC - 50 AD) "; "Christ and NeoPlatonism: Various people added bits to Christianity. Philo was a contemporary of Christ and an orthodox Jew, who was into showing how philosophy prepared the mind for higher things (God). He was basically a Platonist who turned the abstract Universals of Plato back into God. This was to set a precedent. Philosophy got steadily more metaphysical and more concerned with the structure of the soul than with science or politics, or even ethics. It may have been something to do with the Roman Empire falling apart that led to more interest in religion, but combining Greek rationalism with Judeo-Christian thought became all the rage. Pure philosophy got more and more watered down. "
Christianity world - - - - 64 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), Chapter author: Roland H. Bainton; pg. 470. "Christianity seems to have emerged as a religion in its own right, recognizably distinct from Judaism, by the time of Nero's persecution in 64 AD. Once this had happened, Christians forfeited the exemption from taking part in the worship of the emperor, which was tacitly granted to the Jews. "
Christianity world - - - - 68 C.E. 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. 170. "As a fast-growing and often apparently subversive cult with suspicious rites, Christianity soon became a target of persecutions by emperors from the time of Nero (d. A.D. 68) into the fourth century. Many believers were harassed and some were martyred, but their oppression only led to more growth. "
Christianity world - 0.50% - - 100 C.E. "The Only Way " in Christianity Today (Jan. 12, 1998); pg. 36. "In A.D. 100, about a half percent of the world's population was Christian. In A.D. 1000 about 19 percent, and today--after 2000 years of ministry efforts--only about 30 percent of the world identifies itself as Christian. "
Christianity world - - - - 100 C.E. Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 26. "Christianity: In its very earliest days, Christianity was seen by the Jewish teachers as a Jewish heresy; its adherents were Jews who believed in the divinity of Christ. But when Christianity spread and became a world religion, with numerous converts from the Gentile world, it became a rival religion to Judaism. Christians were then seen as Gentiles not because they were Christians but because, in the main, they were, in fact, Gentiles (i.e., not Jewish).

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Christianity world - - - - 100 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. 37. "By the year 100 Christianity was strongly represented in Asia Minor, Syria, Macedonia, Greece, and Rome, and probably also in Egypt... Asia Minor was more extensively Christianized than any other land. "
Christianity world - - - - 300 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), Chapter author: Roland H. Bainton; pg. 470. "During the first three centuries the Church continued to spread, especially around the shores of the Mediterranean and inland along the courses of rivers such as the Tiber, the Po and the Rhone. As Christianity expanded and the number of its adherents increased, divisions arose within the Christian body. "
Christianity world 100,000,000 - - - 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... No one knows the number of Christians at this time, for very few records have been left and these give much too low an estimate of the total numbers. But after careful investigation it is thought that there must have been between 30,000,000 and 100,000,000. "
Christianity world - - - - 800 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 320. "The world in which church ritual was able to influence temporal behavior and even kingly power became known as Christendom. To its members--virtually all of Western Europe, Greece, and Asia Minor--it was synonymous with the civilized world. After the rise of Islam in the 7th century, Arabia, North Africa, and parts of Spain where the Muslims held sway were specifically excluded. By the time of the annointing of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor in 800, the Christian domination of Western society, temporal and spiritual, was a fact of life, and Church law ruled all conduct--economic, familial, and sexual. This virtual Christian theocracy paralleled the earlier Jewish theocracy, but it lasted longer and was more widespread. "
Christianity world - 19.00% - - 1000 C.E. "The Only Way " in Christianity Today (Jan. 12, 1998); pg. 36. "In A.D. 100, about a half percent of the world's population was Christian. In A.D. 1000 about 19 percent, and today--after 2000 years of ministry efforts--only about 30 percent of the world identifies itself as Christian. "
Christianity world 81,000,000 19.00% - - 1500 C.E. Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 114. "Figure 2.8: Statistics of Christian profession as a percentage of world population (after Barrett, 1982) "
Christianity world 560,000,000 35.00% - - 1900 Marty, Martin E. & R. Scott Appleby. The Glory and the Power: The Fundamentalist Challenge to the Modern World; Boston: Beacon Press (1992); pg. 12. "The 'World Christian Encyclopedia' estimates that in 1900 there were 1.6 billion people on earth, 560 million of whom were Christian, 200 million Muslim, 200 million Hindu, 127 million Buddhist, and 106 million 'tribal religionists.' "
Christianity world 558,000,000 34.40% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Christianity: Numbers and Distribution "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last Revised: 10-25-95 "Christianity... 1900 -- 558 million (34.4% of world); 1993 -- 1,870 million (33.5% of world); Diffused widely around the world. "
Christianity world 558,000,000 34.40% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Major Religions of the World "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last revised 23 June 1999. "Christianity... Numbered 558 million in 1900 (34.4% of world)... "
Christianity world 850,000,000 34.00% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 194. "Of the two and a half billion human beings on earth, about 850 million--one out of every three--are listed as Christians. "
Christianity world 850,000,000 33.00% - - 1958 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Western Publishing Co. (1972). [11th printing; original edition: 1958]; pg. 121. "About 850 million people, one out of every three now on earth, are Christians, and they are spread far more widely around the world than the followers of any other faith. "
Christianity world - 30.00% - - 1960 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (June 1997); original source: Quadrant, the newsletter of the London-based Christian Research Association Quadrant, the newsletter of the London-based Christian Research Association. World Christendom as a percentage of the population has decreased from 30% in 1960 to 28% in 1995 and is projected to decline to 27% by 2010, according to latest projections.
Christianity world 1,000,000,000 - - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1264. List of "Major World Religions ": "Christianity today has over one billion adherents. "
Christianity world 998,773,632 33.00% - - 1980 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983; 3rd ed.); pg. 372, 335. "In 1980 the estimated number of Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant groups was 998,773,640. This means that approximately one of every three persons on earth is identified in some way with Christianity. "
Christianity world 1,432,700,032 32.80% - - 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. 114. "Figure 2.8: Statistics of Christian profession as a percentage of world population (after Barrett, 1982) "
Christianity world 1,000,000,000 - - - 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. 169. "Christianity. The religion of those who believe in and follow Jesus Christ. Numbering almost one billion members, it is the largest of the world religions and is represented in most areas of the globe. "
Christianity world 997,503,616 - - - 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 "
Christianity world 997,783,168 22.20% - - 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 "
Christianity world - 33.00% - - 1982 *LINK* Web site: "Urantia Book Fellowship Archives "; web page: "An Introduction to Christianity " [subtitle: "The Religion of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man Mediated by Jesus Christ "] (viewed 11 April 1999). Written by Meredith Sprunger. "Christianity... has become the largest religion of the world even though, except for Islam, it is the youngest major world religion. Approximately one in every three persons on earth is identified with Christianity. "
Christianity world 1,000,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 18. "Christianity is one of the three major religions of the world, with about one billion followers. "
Christianity world 998,000,000 - - - 1983 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983); pg. 432. "Christianity includes the Roman Catholic, the Protestant, and the Eastern Orthodox divisions, and with 998 million faithful, is now the world's largest religion. "
Christianity world 1,000,000,000 - - - 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. "
Christianity world 1,000,000,000 - - - 1986 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 195. "Christianity is the largest religion in the world. Nearly one billion people around the world believe that Jesus is their savior. "
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1992 The Baha'is. Leicestershire, United Kingdom: Baha'i Publishing Trust of the U.K. (1994; 1st ed. 1992); pg. 6. Graphic: "Geographic Spread of the World's Independent Religions: Number of countries with significant communities "; [Original source: 1992 Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year]
Christianity world 1,557,753,984 - - - 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'.
Christianity world 1,734,000,000 32.80% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan (1993); pg. 23. "Christian 32.8%. 1,734 million. Growth 2.3%. A majority in seven of the nine regions in this book and in 149 states and territories; over 10% in a further 23; over 1% in a further 35. Only in 29 states and territories is Christianity less than 1% of the population... Only a small proportion of this number would actually be born-again Christains, but God alone knows how many. "
Christianity world 1,500,000,000 - - - 1993 Rausch, David A. & Carl Hermann Voss. World Religions: Our Quest for Meaning; Trinity Press International: Valley Forge, PA (1993); pg. 173. "With its 1.5 billion diverse adherents, Christianity is the largest religion in the world. "
Christianity world 1,870,000,000 33.50% - - 1993 *LINK* web page: "Christianity: Numbers and Distribution "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last Revised: 10-25-95 "Christianity... 1900 -- 558 million (34.4% of world); 1993 -- 1,870 million (33.5% of world); Diffused widely around the world. "
Christianity world 1,600,000,000 - - - 1994 Yenne, Bill. 100 Men Who Shaped World History. San Francisco, CA: Bluewood Books (1994); pg. 10. "God gave Moses two stone tablets containing a set of laws known as the Ten Commandments. Moses took these back to people and they adopted them as the basic moral code of Judaism. Christianity subsequently embraced the Ten Commandments and they are today among the basic beliefs of over 1.6 billion people. "
Christianity world 1,600,000,000 32.00% - - 1994 Yenne, Bill. 100 Men Who Shaped World History. San Francisco, CA: Bluewood Books (1994); pg. 29. "Today there are 1.6 billion Christians in the world, accounting for just under one-third of the world's people. "
Christianity world 1,900,000,000 33.60% - - 1994 *LINK* [Orig. source: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (1994 Update)] 33.6 percent or 1.9 billion are classified as in some sense Christian.
Christianity world - 28.00% - - 1995 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (June 1997); original source: Quadrant, the newsletter of the London-based Christian Research Association Quadrant, the newsletter of the London-based Christian Research Association. World Christendom as a percentage of the population has decreased from 30% in 1960 to 28% in 1995 and is projected to decline to 27% by 2010, according to latest projections.
Christianity world 1,927,000,064 - - - 1995 *LINK* 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Christianity ", is the religion with the largest membership: In 1995 there are mainly "3 branches ", with 1,927 million members:
Christianity world 1,927,953,024 33.73% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 646. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1995 "; "Christians: Followers of Jesus Christ affiliated w/ churchs (church members, incl. children: 1,791,227,000 [world total] plus persons professing in censuses or polls though not affiliated. "
Christianity world - 30.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web page: "Principal World Religions "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Graph: "Principal World Religions "; "Last Revised: 10-25-95 "; Christianity 30%; Islam 20%; Hinduism 14%; Buddhism 6%; Judaism .3%; Other 30%.
Christianity world 1,955,229,056 33.69% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1996 "; "Christians: Followers of Jesus Christ affiliated w/ churchs (church members, incl. children: 1,782,809,000 [world total] plus persons professing in censuses or polls though not affiliated. "
Christianity world 1,500,000,000 - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 292. "...healers... in that time and place.... Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa, is considered to have been in the same placess as Jesus. However, he cannot claim a billion and a half followers today. "
Christianity world - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 268. "And so the identity of the Christ in whom Christians have faith is crucial, and the hundreds of Christian sects worldwide--more than any of the other major religions, including over 200 denominations in the U.S. alone--are some indication of the vast diaspora of understandings of Jesus and his teachings. To begin to comprehend the many faces of Christianity... "
Christianity world 1,800,000,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Statistics of Muslims in the USA and around the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998] "WORLD '96: 1,800 million Christans 1,780 million Muslims 0,018 million; Jews; The Muslim population is growing at rate 3% a year, while Christianity is dropping to 2.6% a year... " [The many spelling errors were on the original web page, and not a mistake by Adherents.com. This web site is obviously presenting erroneous, highly inflated figures for Muslims.]
Christianity world 1,955,229,056 33.69% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "State of global mission 1996 " (1996 list); (viewed 10 March 1999), written by Justin D. Long circa 1996. Untitled table: "World Population: 5,804,121,000; Christians: 1,955,229,000; Unevangelized: 1,121,842,000 "
Christianity world 1,833,021,952 33.40% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Christianity " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Christianity world 1,955,229,056 33.69% - - 1996 *LINK* [Orig. source: Long, Justin. "Monday Morning Reality Check " in Global Evangelization Movement (GEM), 2/15/96.] World Population (1996): 5,804,121,000. Christians (1996): 1,955,229,000
Christianity world 1,900,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* "From: p.west@mailbox.uq.edu.au (Peter B. West); Newsgroups: aus.religion, aus.religion.christian, alt.christnet.theology; Subject: Re: Anglicans, Catholics, Buddhists?; Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 " [Orig. source: "From 'The Public Square' by Richard John Neuhaus (1997); First Things 70 (Feb. 1997): 58-74. http://www.firstthings.com/ "] "For instance, there are 1.9 billion Christians in the world and slightly over one billion Muslims. Barrett estimates that in the year 2025 there will be over three billion Christians and 1.8 billion Muslims. "
Christianity world 1,927,953,024 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Organized Religions in the World "; (Rank: 1)
Christianity world 2,000,000,000 - - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997); pg. 10 to 11. "Christians number nearly 2 billion worldwide. The largest branch (denomination) of Christianity is Catholicism, with 900 million followers. "
Christianity world 2,000,000,000 - - - 1997 Ganeri, Anita. Religions Explained: A Beginner's Guide to World Faiths, Henry Hold and Company: Markham, Ontario (1997); pg. 22. "Today, there are about two billion Christians, living in every continent of the world. "
Christianity world 1,930,000,000 33.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web page: "Major Religions of the World "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last revised 23 June 1999. "Christianity. Founded in the Middle East by Jesus Christ (4 BCE - 29 AD), it developed as a European religious system... Numbered 558 million in 1900 (34.4% of world) and 1,930 million in 1997 (33.0% of world). Spread by Roman Empire after Emperor's conversion (313), by later colonial empires, and migration. Major divisions are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox (split 1066 AD), Protestant and Anglican (Luther 1519, etc.) New denominations in America including Mormon (1830) with 4.4 million. "
Christianity world 1,995,000,064 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Status of Global Mission 1997 " by Justin D. Long, 1997 (viewed 5 March 1999) "In our world today there are 1,995 million Christians, making Christianity the largest religion on the planet. Muslims follow a close second with 1,154 million, and the Nonreligious are third with 886 million. "
Christianity world 1,900,000,000 33.63% - - 1997 Zeman, Anne & Kate Kelly. Everything You Need to Know About Geography Homework. New York: Irving Place Press/Scholastic Reference (1997); pg. 69. "Christianity: Begun in the first century in the Middle East... Today, Christianity is practiced by approximately 1,900,000,000 people throughout the world, primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, as well as in pockets of Asia. "
Christianity world - 33.20% - - 1998 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (June 1998) "World Christian Encyclopedia has revised statistics.. figures [are] a recalculation of estimates, not a shift in actual affiliation. Christians as a total percentage of the world population were reduced from 33.9% to 33.2%. "
Christianity world - 30.00% - - 1998 "The Only Way " in Christianity Today (Jan. 12, 1998); pg. 36. "In A.D. 100, about a half percent of the world's population was Christian. In A.D. 1000 about 19 percent, and today--after 2000 years of ministry efforts--only about 30 percent of the world identifies itself as Christian. "


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