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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 Canada 156,575 0.50% 433
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 293. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canary Islands 3,500 - 18
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 Canary Islands 3,500 0.26% 18
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 Canary Islands 3,500 0.26% 18
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 399. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cape Verde 3,000 0.70% 17
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 Cape Verde 2,600 - - - 1996 "Winds of Gospel Change Reach Cape Verde " in Ensign (Apr. 1996); pg. 78. "More than 2,600 Cape Verdeans have joined the Church since November 1099, when Marion K. Hamblin... sent a pair of missionaries to proselyte. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cape Verde 3,500 0.88% 18
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 Cape Verde 3,893 0.88% 18
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 303. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Caribbean 85,000 - 253
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 Caribbean 75,000 - - - 1996 "Caribbean Centers of Strength " in Ensign (Apr. 1996); pg. 77. "...the Church continues to establish strong centers of faith in the islands of the Caribbean Sea, where membership is now approaching 75,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Caribbean 95,000 - - - 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 Caribbean 97,000 - - - 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 Caribbean 97,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Dateline: Monday-April-05-1999 - Barbados - News-General "; Barbados Nation Online newspaper (viewed online 6 April 1999). "MEMBERSHIP IN the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (CJCLDS) is growing in the Caribbean. About 97,000 people in the Caribbean are members of the CJCLDS... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Caribbean 110,073 - 290
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 579. Table: "Membership and units by countries " [with region/continent totals, as of Dec. 31, 1999]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cayman Islands - - 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 Cayman Islands - - 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 Cayman Islands - - 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 414. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Central African Republic - - 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 Central African Republic 132 - - - 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 Central African Republic - - 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 Central African Republic 135 - 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 303. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Central America 51,701 - - - 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: 15%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Central America 349,000 - 895
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 Central America 395,000 - - - 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 Central America 411,000 - - - 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 Central America 417,000 1.30% 987
units
- 1998 "The Church in Central America " in Ensign (Aug. 1998); pg. 79. Central America = Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Information from table.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Central America 454,944 - 1,098
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 579. Table: "Membership and units by countries " [with region/continent totals, as of Dec. 31, 1999]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 20,000 - - - 1972 "Chile's Fruitful Vineyard " in Ensign (Dec. 1995); pg. 34. "...in 1972, Church membership in Chile numbered twenty thousand. The Latter-day Saint population jumped to 146,000 by the time the Santiago Chile Temple was dedicated in 1983. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 82,625 - - - 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: 121%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 146,000 - - - 1983 "Chile's Fruitful Vineyard " in Ensign (Dec. 1995); pg. 34. "...in 1972, Church membership in Chile numbered twenty thousand. The Latter-day Saint population jumped to 146,000 by the time the Santiago Chile Temple was dedicated in 1983. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 170,000 - - - 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 Chile 300,000 - - - 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 Chile 331,000 - - - 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 Chile 394,000 2.80% 781
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 Chile 400,000 - - - 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 Chile 300,000 2.07% - - 1996 Caistor, Nick. Chile: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998); pg. 57-58. "As in other countries in Latin America, the evangelical churches began to grow during the years of military repression, and since then their message of personal responsibility and direct spirituality has chimed in with the economic message of neo-liberalism... By the mid-1990s, it was reported that as many as twenty per cent of Chileans were members of these new churches, with the Mormons, for example, claiming over 300,000 followers. " [Pg. 81: 1996 population is 14.46 million]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 400,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* LDS-GEMS In 1996 Chile reached eighty-nine stakes and 400,000 members.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 462,000 - - - 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 Chile 462,000 3.10% 948
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 Chile - - 900
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 12. "On March 9, 1997, Chile became the fourth nation in the world to have 100 or more stakes. " [Stakes are jurisdictions containing multiple wards and branches (congregations)--in Chile each stake has, on average, about 9.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile - 3.00% - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 122. "Other countries with an increasing proportion of members include Chile, with 3%, the highest in Latin America. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile - 3.10% - - 1999 "News of the Church " in Ensign (Dec. 1999); pg. 65. "President Boyd K. Packer and Elder Dallin H. Oaks met with government leaders and Church members in Chile, 21-29 August... 'There is no other major nation of the world that has the proportion of membership [3.1 percent] that Chile has, a proportion that is even greater than that of the United States,' said Elder Oaks. 'Chile is and ought to be an example for Latter-day Saints everywhere in keeping the commandments and maintaining the affairs of the kingdom.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 575,000 - - - 1999 "President Hinckley Addresses Largest-Ever International Gathering " in Ensign, July 1999; pg. 74. "President... Hinckley recently spoke in Santiago, Chile... and addressed about 57,500 members--more than 10 percent of Chile's total members--on 26 April. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 502,153 3.60% 951
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 303. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints China 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 China 19,500 - - - 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. [Primarily in Hong Kong]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints China - - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "LDS Leader: Church's missionaries try to respect wishes of all countries, their people " in Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Sept. 1999 (viewed online 25 Sept. 1999). "In countries where proselytism is forbidden, the church instructs its members to be sensitive to the local culture. In China, for example, there are between 20 and 30 LDS people, typically retired teachers or professionals, who are teaching English. They are sponsored by Brigham Young University's Kennedy Center, but are not called as missionaries by the church. LDS leaders were pleased but concerned when they learned of this group. 'We were anxious that they not be looked upon by the Chinese government as an end-run by the church around the no-missionary laws of the People's Republic of China,' Oaks said. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints China 19,500 - - - 1999 *LINK* Warbuton, Emily. "Ricks instructor gets baptized " in Rick College newspaper Scroll (viewed online 11 March 1999). "There are only 19,500 members of the Church in China, 19,000 of which live in Hong Kong. Most of the others are foreign teachers businessmen or diplomats. There is no proselyting in the People's Republic of China. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints China - mainland 300 - 5
units
- 1999 *LINK* Martin, Erin (NewsNet Staff Writer). "Elder Chujen Chia to speak on church in China " on NewsNet@BYU (online news service). "This story was posted on Wednesday, March 31 1999 " (viewed 1 April 1999). "Elder Chujen Chia, Asia Area Authority Seventy for the LDS Church... During a visit in December from a church leader in Beijing, Cheung said he learned three branches of the church and two other small groups meet in Mainland China, making more than 300 members there. Mainland Chinese cannot attend meetings in Mainland China, only foreigners can. In the Beijing Branch, members are from all over the world and six or more languages are spoken, Cheung said. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints China - mainland 500 - - - 1999 *LINK* Warbuton, Emily. "Ricks instructor gets baptized " in Rick College newspaper Scroll (viewed online 11 March 1999). "There are only 19,500 members of the Church in China, 19,000 of which live in Hong Kong. Most of the others are foreign teachers businessmen or diplomats. There is no proselyting in the People's Republic of China. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Christmas Island 100 0.25% 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 352. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Christmas Island - - 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 14. "The first branch on Christmas Island, a 140-square-mile atoll in the South Pacific and part of the Republic of Kiribati, was organized May 23, 1999. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colombia 100,000 - 262
units
- 1994 "Colombia Reaches 100,000 Members " in Ensign (Sept. 1995); pg. 76. "By the end of 1994, Church membership had reached one hundred thousand members in this country of thirty-six million inhabitants... Colombia now has 13 stakes, 262 wards and branches... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colombia 100,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* LDS-GEMS By the end of 1994, the Church in Colombia reached 100,000 members. It had 13 stakes, 262 wards, four missions, and a missionary training center.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colombia 113,000 0.30% 278
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 Colombia 125,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* LDS-GEMS In November, 1996... there were 125,000 members of the Church in Colombia
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colombia 115,000 - - - 1997 "The Church in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela " in Ensign (Jan. 1997); pg. 79. "Peru has the most members with 300,000, followed by Ecuador with 128,000, Colombia with 115,000, Bolivia with 90,000, and Venezuela with 75,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colombia 122,000 0.30% 329
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 Colombia 130,000 - - - 1999 "Temple Dedicated in Bogota, Colombia " in Ensign, July 1999; pg. 75. "The larger-sized temple serves about 130,000 members in Colombia and about 32,000 in the neighboring country of Panama. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colombia 129,105 0.40% 309
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 309. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colombia 100,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Hart, John L. "Pres. Hinckley dedicates Bogota Temple " in Deseret News (Sunday, 25 April 1999). Viewed online 26 April 1999. "One of the most emotional was Julio Davila, a former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy and a pioneer member of the church here. Davila said he has seen the church grow from tiny congregational groups to almost 100,000 members. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colorado 70,313 2.13% 193
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 Colorado - 2.28% - - 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 Colorado 101,000 2.70% 210
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] "


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