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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 101,584 - - - 1982 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 128,148 - - - 1984 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 202,000 - - - 1985 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 206,000 - - - 1986 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 249,000 - - - 1988 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 370,000 - - - 1990 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 302,000 - - - 1990 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 400,000 - - - 1992 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 442,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 474,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 548,000 0.30% 1,394
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 545,000 - - - 1995 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 548,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* LDS-GEMS Chart
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 600,000 0.38% - - 1997 "Tudo Bem in Brazil " in Ensign (March 1997); pg. 42. Table
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 640,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 640,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 122. "In other countries, Mexico, with 783,000, has the greatest LDS population, but growth projections indicate that Brazil, with 640,000, will become the nation with the second largest LDS population in a few more years. Brazil passed Mexico in the total number of stakes in March of 1997. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 640,000 0.30% 1,729
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 650,000 - - - 1998 "President Faust Honored, Breaks Ground for Two Brazil Temples " in Ensign (Aug. 1998); pg. 76. "He noted that while the Church has 26 missions in Brazil and more than 650,000 members organized into 183 stakes, there are about 140 Brazilian cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants... which have never had missionaries. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 640,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Dateline: Monday-April-05-1999 - Barbados - News-General "; Barbados Nation Online newspaper (viewed online 6 April 1999). "Mexico and Brazil, with 783 000 and 640 000 members, respectively, follow the United States in membership, and Chile and Peru are fifth and sixth. The country with the fourth highest Latter-Day Saints membership is the Philippines, with 389 000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil 743,182 0.50% 1,879
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 284. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brazil: Sao Paulo 300,000 1.67% - - 1999 *LINK* Goering, Laurie (Chicago Tribune). "Straight-Laced LDS Win Souls in Sensual Brazil " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999. (Viewed online 14 Aug. 1999). "SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Missionaries in perfect white shirts... the young people of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are... proselytizing in the populous urban fringes of Latin American cities, including this sprawling metropolis of 18 million... The Mormon Church... is gaining a growing following in Latin America, and the growth is coming particularly in Brazil... In recent years, church membership in Latin America has boomed to 2.2 million, almost half the U.S. membership. Nearly 300,000 live in Sao Paulo, home of the faith's largest missionary center outside Utah. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints British Columbia 26,000 0.70% 76
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints British Columbia 27,000 0.60% 79
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints British Columbia 27,564 0.70% 80
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 295. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bulgaria 700 - 9
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bulgaria 1,100 0.01% 12
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bulgaria 1,367 0.02% 12
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 291. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Burundi - - 1
unit
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Burundi 28 - 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 291. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 4,000 - - - 1920 Hartley, William G. "The Church Grows in Strength " in Ensign, Sept. 1999. [Source: Richard O. Cowan and William E. Homer, California Saints: A 150-Year Legacy in the Golden State (1996), 264-85.]; pg. 37. "Church membership in California grew from about 4,000 in 1920 to nearly 45,000 in 1940. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 45,000 - - - 1940 Hartley, William G. "The Church Grows in Strength " in Ensign, Sept. 1999. [Source: Richard O. Cowan and William E. Homer, California Saints: A 150-Year Legacy in the Golden State (1996), 264-85.]; pg. 37. "In 1923 the Los Angeles Stake became the first modern stake outside the Latter-day Saint Rocky Mountain settlement region. Church membership in California grew from about 4,000 in 1920 to nearly 45,000 in 1940. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 685,000 - - - 1989 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 135. "Membership is largest in Utah (1.3 million) and contiguous states--Idaho, 290,000, and Arizona, 230,000--but there are 685,000 Saints in California and 175,000 in the state of Washington. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 533,741 1.79% 1,323
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California - 2.09% - - 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 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 720,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 726,000 2.30% 1,352
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 733,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 122. "The western states have the highest proportions of members, with California, 733,000; Idaho, 333,000; Arizona, 289,000; Washington, 219,000; and Texas with 198,000... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 733,000 2.30% 1,270
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 750,000 - - - 1999 "Mormon Money " in Newsweek, 9 Aug. 1999; pg. 8. "...California... state's 750,000 Mormons... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California 740,236 2.20% 1,311
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 174. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California - 1.00% - - 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: "Mormon/LDS "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 65,835 3.14% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: Los Angeles County 152,190 1.71% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: Orange County 72,960 3.04% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: San Diego County 40,375 1.62% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: San Diego County 46,000 - 116
units
- 1998 Clark, Dan B. "Reaching Out in San Diego " in Ensign (Dec. 1998); pg. 70. "Now, 151 years later, more than 46,000 members are flourishing in 17 stakes and 116 wards and branches in San Diego County. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 12,160 0.76% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cambodia 200 - 3
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cambodia 285 - 3
units
- 1997 "Gospel Gains Foothold in Cambodia " in Ensign (Jan. 1997); pg. 77. "Since [1994] the Church in Cambodia now has 12 proselyting elders and 285 members organized into three branches. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cambodia 600 0.01% 4
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cambodia 1,018 - 5
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 292. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cameroon 200 - 1
unit
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cameroon 176 - - - 1997 "LDS in Africa: Growing Membership Sees American Church with Unique Vision, " Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 1998. Reprinted in Sunstone (June 1998; pg. 71). Map: Membership totals as of December 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cameroon 200 - 1
unit
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cameroon 194 - 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 292. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 81,244 - - - 1980 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998); pg. 17. "Table: 1.3: Two Years of Mormon Growth, 1978-80 "; Two columns: "Percentage rate of membership growth 1978-80 " and "Number of members in 1980 "; Growth 1978-80: 13%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 126,000 - 380
units
- 1990 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247. Table 1: Canadian Current Statistics. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not the sometimes smaller "full communicant or confirmed members " col.) Listed in table as "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 143,000 0.50% 422
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 525-529. Table: "Membership and units by lands "; latest figures from year-end 1995
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 130,000 - 391
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 653. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in Canada "; Membership figs. based on reports from group officials. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 150,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 114. Graphic: "Church membership worldwide "; "Total: 10 million; Estimate Nov. 2, 1997. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 151,000 0.50% 433
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 151,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Membership Distribution " in "Global Media Guide " section, (viewed 22 March 1999). Map, with membership figures shown for following areas: Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America, South Pacific; "Membership Worldwide, Dec. 31, 1997 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 130,000 - 391
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 694. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada 150,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Moore, Christopher. "Mormons to Build Temple " in The Leader-Post (Regina newspaper), Nov. 16, 1998; pg. D10. "There are approximately 4,000 members of the Church in Saskatchewan. In Canada, 150,000 people belong to the Church. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canada - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "


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