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of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dominican Republic 50,000 - - - 1996 "Caribbean Centers of Strength " in Ensign (Apr. 1996); pg. 77. "...total membership has passed the 50,000 mark. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dominican Republic 62,000 0.70% 167
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 Dominican Republic 65,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* LDS-GEMS At the end of 1997, there were 65,000 members of the Church in the Dominican Republic, in eight stakes and three missions.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dominican Republic 69,466 0.92% 171
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 317. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ecuador 50 - - - 1965 *LINK* Egas, Maria Fernanda. "Mormones en el Ecuador " in Vistazo Online (15 January 1999). Original Spanish: "el avance de ellos en Ecuador ha sido significativo. Lo que en 1965 se inici?con 50 personas, 33 años después y con 400 misioneros caminando el país, ha llegado a conquistar 150 mil almas. "; Translation: "the advance of them in Ecuador has been significant. What in 1965 one began with 50 people, 33 years later and with 400 missionaries walking the country, has gotten to conquer 150 thousand cores. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ecuador 19,000 - - - 1980 "Pioneering in the Andes " in Ensign (Jan. 1997); pg. 16. "By 1980 membership had jumped to 14,000 in Boliva alone, 19,000 in Ecuador, and 23,000 in Peru. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ecuador 50,000 - 100
units
- 1989 *LINK* Egas, Maria Fernanda. "Mormones en el Ecuador " in Vistazo Online (15 January 1999). Original Spanish: "De las 50 capillas que hace 10 años había en el país hoy se han multiplicado por tres, existiendo un promedio de una capilla por cada mil miembros. "; Translation: "Of the 50 chapels that 10 years ago had today in the country they have multiplied by three, existing an average of a chapel by each thousand members. "; [Note: LDS chapels usually house multiple separate congregations. The 150 chapels mentioned here accounts for about 300 congregations.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ecuador 128,000 1.10% 266
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 Ecuador 128,000 - - - 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 Ecuador 139,000 1.10% 383
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 Ecuador - 0.50% - - 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 Ecuador 170,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Pres. Hinckley dedicates LDS temple in Ecuador " in Deseret News, Aug. 02, 1999. (Viewed online 3 Aug. 1999.) "The church in Ecuador is relatively young, having grown to 170,000 members since 1965. Members came from stakes throughout the nation by bus, some traveling for three or four hours to arrive at the nation's largest city. Among those who attended were the colorful natives of Otavalo, adorned with gold necklaces and wearing long braided hair. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ecuador 150,000 1.50% - - 1999 "Temple Dedicated in Guayaquil, Ecuador " in Ensign, Oct. 1999; pg. 75. "Elder Nelson noted that since Ecuador's first stake was created in 1978, the Church has grown to 32 stakes and is approaching 150,000 members in a nation of 10 million people. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ecuador 146,420 1.30% 373
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 318. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ecuador 150,000 - 300
units
- 1999 *LINK* Egas, Maria Fernanda. "Mormones en el Ecuador " in Vistazo Online (15 January 1999). Original Spanish: "Hoy, los mormones son una Iglesia que crece vertiginosamente en el mundo. En Ecuador cuentan con 150 capillas, 150 mil fieles "; Translation: "Today, the Mormons are a Church that grows vertiginously in the world. In Ecuador they count on 150 chapels, 150 thousand faithful... "; [Note: LDS chapels usually house multiple separate congregations. The 150 chapels mentioned here accounts for about 300 congregations.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Egypt - - 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 Egypt - - 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 Egypt - - 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 320. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints El Salvador 64,000 1.00% 120
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 El Salvador 77,000 1.30% 136
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 El Salvador 79,000 - - - 1998 "The Church in Central America " in Ensign (Aug. 1998); pg. 79. "Today the work is going well, with about 79,000 members presently. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints El Salvador - 0.50% - - 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 El Salvador 84,683 1.40% 152
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 320. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Equatorial Guinea - - - - 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. "Members: fewer than 100. Equatorial Guinea was included in the Ivory Coat Abidjan Mission when it was created Feb. 1, 1992. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Equatorial Guinea 339 0.07% - - 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 321. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Estonia 200 - 4
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 Estonia 300 0.02% 3
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 Estonia 300 0.02% 3
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 321. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Estonia: Tallinn 350 - - - 1999 "LDS Scene " in Ensign (May 1999); pg. 119. "When Estonia's first meetinghouse is completed, it will serve about 350 membes living in the capital city of Tallinn. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia 237 - - - 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 Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia 257 - 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 322. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Europe 36,000 - - - 1939 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 117. "In Europe membership had dropped from its twentieth century peak of about 36,000 in 1939 to about 33,500 in 1950 due to war casualties, loss of contact with members during the war, and postwar emigration to the U.S. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Europe 33,500 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 117. "In Europe membership had dropped from its twentieth century peak of about 36,000 in 1939 to about 33,500 in 1950 due to war casualties, loss of contact with members during the war, and postwar emigration to the U.S. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Europe 371,000 - 1,513
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac (Latest nat'l membership stats: 1995) Totals obtained by adding "Scandanavia ", "U.K./Ireland ", and "Europe " totals.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Europe 390,000 - - - 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 Europe 388,000 - - - 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 Europe 205,717 - 1,115
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 580. Table: "Membership and units by countries " [with region/continent totals, as of Dec. 31, 1999]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Europe - Western 99,994 - - - 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: 22%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Europe - Western 347,000 0.09% - - 1996 Decoo, William. "Issues in Writing European History and in Building the Church in Europe " in Journal of Mormon History (Spring 1997); pg. 164. "...1996 estimated Church membership in Western Europe... 347,000 members represent 0.09 percent of the total population... about one out of four members is active. Our effective membership in Europe... about 87,000 or 0.02 percent. " [includes UK]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Europe - Western 170,000 - 814
units
- 1997 "The Church in Western Europe " in Ensign (Dec. 1997); pg. 66. Western Europe area: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Azores, Madeira Islands, Canary Islands, Cape Verde.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fiji 11,000 1.40% 34
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 Fiji 11,000 1.40% 37
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 Fiji - 0.50% - - 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 Fiji 11,998 0.16% 41
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 322. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 129 - - - 1947 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 131. "Membership was 129 when the Finnish Mission opened in 1947. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 1,000 - - - 1959 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 131. "By the late 1950s membership reached its first thousand in Finland. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 3,800 - - - 1980 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 131. "The 1960s and 70s were decades of more rapid growth in Finland with membership reaching 3,800 by 1980. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 4,000 - - - 1987 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 132. "A highlight for the 4,000 plus Finnish Saints took place with the visit of the living prophet, President Ezra Taft Benson in 1987. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 4,400 0.08% 29
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 Finland 4,400 0.09% 30
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 Finland 4,000 0.08% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 4,403 0.09% 30
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 323. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 4,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Mormon "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Florida 59,845 0.46% 160
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 Florida - 0.57% - - 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 Florida 98,000 0.70% 180
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 Florida 100,000 - 185
units
- 1996 "Florida Reaches 100,000 Members " in Ensign (Dec. 1997); pg. 71-72. "Currently the 100,000 members in this southern state make up 22 stakes, 158 wards, and 27 branches. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Florida 105,000 - - - 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, although Florida, with 105,000, has a sizeable LDS membership as well. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Florida 105,000 0.70% 192
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 Florida 108,955 0.70% 201
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 187. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Florida - 0.00% - - 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 "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Florida: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 6,080 0.19% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 112. Table 3-6: "Religious Profiles of Selected Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 3.2 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 France 300 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992); pg. 117. "1950... Approx. 6,550 members resided in the British Isles... 1,700 in Switzerland; 900 in Belgium; 800 in Austria; 300 in France; and 200 in Czechoslovakia. "


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