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total
pop.
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congreg./
churches/
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Evangelical Lutheran Church Austria 390,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Listed as "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Faroe Islands 32,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Listed as "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Faroe Islands - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Evangelical Lutheran; Total Population: 39,873.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Greenland 55,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Listed as "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Greenland - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Evangelical Lutheran; Total Population: 58,768. (Greenland is part of Danish realm)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Hungary 430,000 - - - 1948 *LINK* web site: "Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary " "The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary is the second largest among the Protestant churches of the country. According to the latest census (1948) it has 430,000 baptized members, some of them of Slovak and German nationalities. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Hungary 250,000 - - - 1998 Email response from Gabor Bogdanyi (bogdanyi@csi.com), who maintains web site: "Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary ". "According to today's highly UNOFFICIAL estimates the number of members in the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary is about 250,000. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Hungary - - 320
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary " At present, we have 320 parishes with the ministration of 300 pastors.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Iceland 235,800 90.00% 281
units
- 1994 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 190-191. "Location: Iceland; Population: 262,000 " [1994 pop. est.]; Pg. 191: "Over 90% of Icelanders belong to the official state church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The entire country makes up a single diocese with 281 parishes. It is headed by a bishop based in the capital, Reykjavik. The church is government supported, but people who do not want their taxes to go for its support may stipulate this on their returns. Under 4% of the population belong to other Lutheran denominations... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Iceland 248,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Listed as "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Iceland 258,909 96.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Evangelical Lutheran 96%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, none 1% (1988); Total Population: 269,697 (1997 est.).
Evangelical Lutheran Church Iceland - 96.00% - - 1998 *LINK* country information web site: "Geysir " (1998) Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 96%; other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%; none 1%.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Iceland - 96.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Introduction: Iceland, basic facts " Religion: Evangelical-Lutheran (96%) (official State religion)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway - 88.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992); pg. 206-207. Chart; Listed as "Church of Norway " [Same body as the "Evangelical Lutheran Church "]
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway 3,850,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "Evangelical Lutheran (Church of Norway) ": I've included additional stats separately as "Church of Norway " and "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway 3,850,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Listed as "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway - 87.80% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,399,993 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 87.8% (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.8%, none 3.2%, unknown 5.2% (1980)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway 3,870,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 284-285. "Location: Norway; Population: 4.3 million "; "Norway's official religion is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway. While 90% of the population are members, fewer than 20% are regular churchgoers. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Papua New Guinea - 23.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Web site: Datec's "The Papua New Guinea Web Site " "The latest [apparently 1990] grouping of Christian denominations shows... 23% Evangelical Lutheran... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Slovakia 341,000 6.20% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 355-356. "Location: Slovakia; Population: 5.5 million [population of country--86% of those are Slovaks [culturally/ethnically] "; "Besides Catholicism there are a number of other Christian faiths in Slovakia. The largest denominations are Evangelical Lutherans (6.2% of the population) and Greek Catholics (3%). "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden - - - - 1987 Bjener, Tamiko; MaryLee Knowlton, et al. Sweden (series: Children of the World). Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing (1987); pg. 52. "Most Swedes belong to the Lutheran State Church. Most do not attend church services, however, or concern themselves with church matters. Sweden observes most Christian holidays, in ways that combine traditional Swedish customs with biblical belifs. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden 7,677,400 92.00% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988); pg. 9. "Population: 8,345,000... Official Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 92%; Other Religions: Protestant religions... " [The Church of Sweden is also called the Evangelical Lutheran Church]
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden - 95.00% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988); pg. 105. "Sweden's attitudes toward the state religion, Lutheranism, are complex. The church was once a powerful political force. By law, every citizen automatically becomes a member at birth. Today, the church seems to have little influence on daily Swedish life. Church attendance is fairly low, except at Christmas and Easter. Yet, although anyone who wishes to leave the church can avoid a small tax, more than 95% are still members. Most Swedes still turn to the church for marriages and funerals. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden 8,333,148 94.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 8,865,051 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 94%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Pentecostal 1%, other 3.5% (1987)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden 8,311,480 94.00% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "Population: 8,842,000... Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 94%... Other Religions: Roman Catholic, 1.5%; Pentecostal, 1.0%; other, 3.5%. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church USA 1,100,000 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 181. "Approx. membership in the U.S.: United Lutheran Church of America, 2,400,000; Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1,100,000; Augustana, 600,000; American Lutheran Church, 920,000; Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 2,200,000. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church USA 5,327,916 - - - 1983 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994). [Source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1984, 1991.]; pg. 186. "Table 6.3: Recent Growth & Decline of Protestant Church Membership " [Inclusive membership. Shows 1983 and 1991 membership, and percent change]; [ "Combination membership of the former American Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutherans in Mission, and the Lutheran Church in America, which merged to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. "] -2% decline in U.S. between 1983 & 1991.
Evangelical Lutheran Church USA 5,240,739 - - - 1991 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994). [Source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1984, 1991.]; pg. 186. "Table 6.3: Recent Growth & Decline of Protestant Church Membership " [Inclusive membership. Shows 1983 and 1991 membership, and percent change]; [ "Combination membership of the former American Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutherans in Mission, and the Lutheran Church in America, which merged to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. "] -2% decline in U.S. between 1983 & 1991.
Evangelical Lutheran Church USA 5,200,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 36-37. map. Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
Evangelical Lutheran Church world 4,600,000 - - - 1997 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998); pg. 228. "... and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland with nearly 4.6 million. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church world 5,200,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* Edmondson, Brad. "Editor's Note: Religious Wars " in Forecast (Sept. 1997); posted on web site: Forcast magazine (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); "Copyright 1997 Cowles Business Media. " "In mid-August, the 5.2 million members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church voted to coordinate many aspects of their services and programs with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (with 3.7 million members), the Reformed Church in America (300,000), and the United Church of Christ (1.5 million). "
Evangelical Lutheran Church - attend regularly Norway 860,000 20.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 284-285. "Location: Norway; Population: 4.3 million "; "Norway's official religion is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway. While 90% of the population are members, fewer than 20% are regular churchgoers. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church - youth Germany, East 220,000 - - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 116. "Two hundred and twenty thousand members of the Evangelical youth of Germany live under the Iron Curtain. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Alabama 5,436 0.13% 22
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 4,120. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Alaska 9,690 1.76% 28
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': 6,275. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Arizona 54,473 1.49% 88
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': 40,751. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Arkansas 5,178 0.21% 18
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': 4,334. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America California 193,389 0.65% 477
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': 141,854. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Colorado 61,668 1.87% 119
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': 44,537. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Connecticut 35,537 1.08% 76
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': 27,432. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Delaware 6,780 1.02% 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': 5,061. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Florida 92,732 0.72% 209
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': 73,121. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Georgia, USA 32,447 0.50% 80
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': 24,618. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Georgia: Coweta County 219 - - - 1995 *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). "The Yearbook of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America records 219 Lutherans in Coweta County and nearly 2,000 in Fayette in 1995. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Georgia: Fayette County 2,000 - - - 1995 *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). "The Yearbook of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America records 219 Lutherans in Coweta County and nearly 2,000 in Fayette in 1995. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Hawaii 3,944 0.36% 12
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': 2,879. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Idaho 12,711 1.26% 40
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': 9,017. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Illinois 296,968 2.60% 568
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': 222,907. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Indiana 78,727 1.42% 210
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': 59,222. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Iowa 265,423 9.59% 519
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': 201,010. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Kansas 45,138 1.82% 139
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': 34,447. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Kentucky 10,383 0.28% 39
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': 7,939. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Louisiana 5,647 0.13% 20
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': 4,106. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Maine 4,149 0.34% 16
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': 2,900. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Maryland 106,188 2.22% 214
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': 75,166. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Massachusetts 28,269 0.47% 71
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': 21,308. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Michigan 167,598 1.80% 362
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': 123,952. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Minnesota 823,372 18.82% 1,207
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': 604,902. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mississippi 2,264 0.09% 17
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': 1,713. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Missouri 28,958 0.57% 82
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': 22,307. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Montana 49,106 6.15% 147
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': 34,988. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Nebraska 128,667 8.15% 275
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': 97,181. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Nevada 8,197 0.68% 13
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': 5,829. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America New Hampshire 3,211 0.29% 13
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': 2,180. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America New Jersey 86,825 1.12% 205
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': 60,529. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']


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