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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Advent Christian Church Oregon 107 0.00% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 85.
Advent Christian Church Rhode Island 191 0.02% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 157.
Advent Christian Church South Carolina 1,042 0.03% 11
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 812.
Advent Christian Church Tennessee 92 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 73.
Advent Christian Church Texas 221 0.00% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 172.
Advent Christian Church Texas 172 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from MEMBERS column ( "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status), not the more inclusive "adherents " column.
Advent Christian Church Texas 221 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
Advent Christian Church USA 23,794 - 329
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Advent Christian Church USA 28,000 - 335
units
- 1992 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Advent Christian Church. "
Advent Christian Church USA 27,100 - 317
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. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants. Listed as "Adventist Christian Church "
Advent Christian Church USA 26,819 - 311
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. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Advent Christian Church
Advent Christian Church Vermont 399 0.07% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 317.
Advent Christian Church Virginia 1,030 0.02% 15
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 847.
Advent Christian Church Washington 647 0.01% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 520.
Advent Christian Church West Virginia 1,361 0.08% 36
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,101.
Advent Christian Church Wisconsin 450 0.01% 6
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 353.
Advent Christian Church world 25,000 - - - 1900 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 124. "The Advent Christian Association (today the Advent Christian Church) grew rapidly only in the immediate aftermath of its founding. By 1900 it had over 25,000 members but was already in relative decline (it has about the same number today). "
Advent Christian Church world 29,430 - 444
units
- 1926 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 6. "Jonathan Cummings... organized one group called the 'Advent Christian Church' at Worcester, Mass., in 1861 which in 1926 listed 29,430 members, with 444 churches valued at $11,069,449. "
Advent Christian Church world 20,000 - - - 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 21. "approximately 20,000 members in 340 local churches are grouped in five regional districts in the U.S. and Canada... "
Advent Christian Church world 28,000 - 325
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Advent Christian Church world 25,000 - - - 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 124. "The Advent Christian Association (today the Advent Christian Church) grew rapidly only in the immediate aftermath of its founding. By 1900 it had over 25,000 members but was already in relative decline (it has about the same number today). "
Adventist Finland 5,000 - - - 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 "
Adventist Haiti 66,114 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 80% (of which an overwhelming majority also practice Voodoo), Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3% (1982); Total Population: 6,611,407 (1997 est.).
Adventist Latvia - - 33
units
- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
Adventist New Zealand - 0.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "Adventist (not further defined) "; Seventh-Day Adventist (much bigger in numbers) are listed separately.
Adventist New Zealand 288 0.01% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "Adventist (not further defined) "; Seventh-Day Adventist (much bigger in numbers) are listed separately.
Adventist North America 100,000 - - - 1844 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "By 1844 there were between 50,000 and 100,000 Adventists in North America. "
Adventist Norway 6,090 - 66
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Adventist Norway 6,595 - 71
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Adventist Norway 6,631 - 68
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Adventist Norway 6,319 - 72
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Adventist USA 300,000 0.18% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 205. "Adventists have 300,000 U.S. members (one million in the world); largest are Seventh-day Adventists... "
Adventist USA 500,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1972); pg. 27. "...scores of groups in the United States... The Adventist bodies, important for their adherence to some Old Testament laws or to Sabbath observance, and for missionary activity, include up to a half million Protestants. "
Adventist USA 800,000 - - - 1995 1995 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches -
Adventist USA 808,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Christian Organizations "; "Membership numbers, as supplied by various denominations "
Adventist world 50,000 - - - 1850 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 122. (Millerite) "In a sense the Millerite movement ended in 1844... those Millerites who left their earlier congregations could not go home again, and thus 6 years later up to 50,000 people still considered themselves Adventists. By then... deeply divided... "
Adventist world 165,000 - 2,500
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 6. There are six Adventist sects: Advent Christian Church; Seventh Day Adventists; Church of God (Adventist); Life and Advent Union; Church of God (Oregon, Ill.); Primitive Advent Christian Church. These have about 2,500 churches and 165,000 members.
Adventist world 1,000,000 0.04% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 205. "Adventists have 300,000 U.S. members (one million in the world); largest are Seventh-day Adventists... "
Adventist world 5,400,000 - - - 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. 108. "Figure 2.7: Northern (non-Latin Western) Christianity [i.e. Protestantism], 1980: world figures (after Barrett, 1982) "
Aetherius Society Australia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Aetherius Society Canada - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Aetherius Society Europe - - 11
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups. All Europe branches and groups appear to be in the United Kingdom.
Aetherius Society Ghana - - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Aetherius Society New Zealand - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Aetherius Society Nigeria - - 13
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Aetherius Society United Kingdom - - 1
unit
- 1954 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 8). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1003. "The Aetherius Society... apparently originated in London on a Saturday morning in May 1954, when George King heard a voice saying 'Prepare yourself...' "
Aetherius Society United Kingdom - - 11
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups. All Europe branches and groups appear to be in the United Kingdom.
Aetherius Society USA - - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Aetherius Society world 650 - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "The Aetherius Society " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Shelley Perdue for Sociology 257, Fall, 1998 " "Size of the Group: Although I could find no studies of The Aetherius Society that had pin-pointed an exact number of members, in 1993 it was reported that 650 copies of The Cosmic Voice were being published, giving us a rough estimate of the extent of King's following (Melton, 677). "
Aetherius Society world - - 39
units
8
countries
1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Aetherius Society Zimbabwe - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory of branches and groups
Afar world 350,000 - - 3
countries
1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995); pg. 5, 8-9. "Afar: Population: 350,000; Location: Northern Somalia, Djibouti, southern Ethiopia; Language: Afar, a Cushitic (northeastern Africa) language "; Pg. 8: "All of them are Muslim, and some fast for the holy month of Ramadan. Those who can afford to do so make the pilgrimage to... Mecca... at least once in their lifetime... The Afar retain some aspects of their older, pre-Islam faith, including beliefs in trees and groves that have sacred powers and religious rites such as anointing their bodies with butter or ghee. Like many other African cultures, they believe in the power of the spirits of the dead and celebrate an annual feast of the dead called Rabena. "
affiliated Alabama - 32.90% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
affiliated Arkansas - 16.60% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
affiliated California - 42.30% 14,427
units
- 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325. Table: "Texas Leads the Nation in Number of Churches, Members "; "Data based on reports from church bodies. "; Affiliated here is number of "Adherents " -- defined as "all members, including regular participants who are not considered as communicant. "
affiliated Connecticut - 20.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 27. Table 2.2: "Religious Adherence Rates by Colony, 1776 (in percent) "
affiliated Connecticut - 36.00% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
affiliated Delaware - 20.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 27. Table 2.2: "Religious Adherence Rates by Colony, 1776 (in percent) "
affiliated Delaware - 32.60% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
affiliated Florida - 28.80% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
affiliated Georgia, USA - 7.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 26. "Now let us consider the adherence rate for each colony... There is substantial variation, from as low as 7% in Georgia and 9% in Vermont and North Carolina, up to 26% in New Jersey... "
affiliated Georgia, USA - 7.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 27. Table 2.2: "Religious Adherence Rates by Colony, 1776 (in percent) "; White adherence rate: 20%
affiliated Georgia, USA - 39.20% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
affiliated Georgia: Coweta County 29,456 54.70% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County, 29,456 persons, or 54.7% of the population, indicated that they had religious affiliations. "
affiliated Georgia: Fayette County 40,974 65.50% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported that 40,974 claimed religious affiliation; that number represents 65.5% of the population. "


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