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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
affiliated Illinois - 34.00% - - 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 Indiana - 41.60% - - 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 Iowa - 13.80% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 66. "The frontier states along the Mississippi had noticeably lower rates of religious adherence [in 1850]. Iowa was lowest, with only 138 adherents per 1,000. "
affiliated Iowa - 13.80% - - 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 Japan 15,600,000 13.60% - - 1978 Reid, D. "Japanese Religions " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st pub. 1984]; pg. 379. 1979 survey "asked people about their membership... With regard to religious orgs., only 13.6 were members. This percentage, applied to the 1978 population, suggests that only 15.6 mil. people counted themselves as adherents of religious organizations. "
affiliated Japan 219,838,672 176.00% 183,873
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site: "Basic Facts Christianity in Japan at a Glance " (viewed 1998). 1996, 1997, 1998 Paul Tsuchido Shew. Source: 1995 Shukyo Nenkan (Religious Yearbook), Ministry of Education, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Pg. 30-31. Table: "Statistics on Religious Organizations in Japan as of December 31, 1995 " [ "Affiliated " here is the total counted by religious organizations. Represents multiple counting by Buddhist & Shinto organizations.]
affiliated Kentucky - 38.80% - - 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 Korea, South 15,587,619 - 32,445
units
- 1983 *LINK* web site: "Little Korea "; web page: "Religion " (viewed 22 Jan. 1999) Table: "Status of Religions " (as of 1983); 3 columns: "churches ", "clergymen ", "followers "; presumably this is from a government survey or census.; Other is those groups not included in: Catholicism, Buddhism, Protestantism, Chondogyo, Confucianism, and Wonbulgyo.
affiliated Korea, South - 42.00% - - 1983 *LINK* web site: "Little Korea "; web page: "Religion " (viewed 22 Jan. 1999) "(as of 1983) About 42% of the population professed adherence to an organized religious community. "
affiliated Louisiana - 21.80% - - 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 Maine - 19.00% - - 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 Maine - 25.50% - - 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 Maryland - 12.00% - - 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 Maryland - 42.20% - - 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 Massachusetts - 22.00% - - 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, 24% in Pennsylvania, and 22% in Massachusetts. "
affiliated Massachusetts - 22.00% - - 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 Massachusetts - 32.70% - - 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 Michigan - 18.70% - - 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 Mississippi - 27.50% - - 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 Missouri - 24.10% - - 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 New Hampshire - 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 New Hampshire - 29.60% - - 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 New Jersey - 26.00% - - 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 New Jersey - 26.00% - - 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 New Jersey - 26.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 39. "...New York did have an unusually low adherence rate [in 1776], 15%, compared with New Jersey's rate of 26%... "
affiliated New Jersey - 37.80% - - 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 New York - 15.00% - - 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 New York - 15.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 39. "...New York did have an unusually low adherence rate [in 1776], 15%, compared with New Jersey's rate of 26%... "
affiliated New York - 33.10% - - 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 New York - 65.70% 10,878
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 North Carolina - 9.00% - - 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 North Carolina - 9.00% - - 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: 14%
affiliated North Carolina - 35.20% - - 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 North Carolina - 60.00% 11,331
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 Ohio - 42.00% - - 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 Ohio - 50.10% 11,086
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 Pennsylvania - 24.00% - - 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, 24% in Pennsylvania... "
affiliated Pennsylvania - 24.00% - - 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 Pennsylvania - 24.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 39. "...New York did have an unusually low adherence rate [in 1776], 15%, compared with New Jersey's rate of 26% and Pennsylvania's 24% (see Table 2.2). "
affiliated Pennsylvania - 36.60% - - 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 Pennsylvania - 91.40% 13,284
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 Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - 64.00% - - 1987 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 13. Figure 1-3: "Adult Religious Affiliation in Lancaster County " [Pie chart] Old Order Amish: 3%; Other Plain Groups: 12%; No Religious Affiliation: 36%; Other Religious Groups: 49%. "Estimates for all groups include baptized members, or youth over twelve years of age. " ['Affiliated' includes all in 'other religious groups', plus the Plain groups.]
affiliated Rhode Island - 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 Rhode Island - 34.60% - - 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 South Carolina - 14.00% - - 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: 31%
affiliated South Carolina - 36.70% - - 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 Taiwan 11,200,000 50.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao... In general, about 11.2 millions of people (over a half of population) adhere themselves of above religions... People seldom exclude aspects of other faiths from their personal or collective religious portfolios. Most people are not necessarily Buddhist or Taoist or officially affiliated with any certain temples or registered with a religious organization. "
affiliated Tennessee - 34.70% - - 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 Tennessee: Davidson County - 65.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Shirley Zeitlen and Company Realtors "; web page: "Religion " [in Nashville, Tenn.] (viewed 15 June 1999). "65% of people in Davidson County [Tennessee, where Nashville is] describe themselves as religiously affiliated (the national average is 55%)... "
affiliated Texas - 19.90% - - 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 Texas 10,896,401 64.15% - - 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.; Total number of "Adherents " in Texas, for reporting bodies: 10,896,401.
affiliated Texas - 64.10% 16,961
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 USA 41,927,000 - - - 1616 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970... "; This part of the table shows 2 columns: Year and "Total membership "
affiliated USA 595,000 17.00% - - 1776 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 139. "in 1776 only about 10 to 20% of the colonial population were adherents of religion according to church historians. As a result of examining religious censuses & denominational data sources, Finke & Stark believe that the figure was closer to 17%. "
affiliated USA 700,000 20.00% - - 1776 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 139. "in 1776 only about 10 to 20% of the colonial population were adherents of religion according to church historians. As a result of examining religious censuses & denominational data sources, Finke & Stark believe that the figure was closer to 17%. "
affiliated USA 242,100 17.00% 3,228
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 26. "Let us cautiously assume that the average congregation in 1776 had 75 members [this figure was calculated just previously in this chapter]. If we multiply this by the 3,228 known congregations, we arrive at a total of 242,100 members. Factoring in children, in order to be comparable to later data, and dividing by the total population produces a national adherence rate of 17% for 1776. This percentage falls nicely within the ballpark limits. But it has the advantage of having been based on actual enumeration of churches and on an average congregational size supported by church records. "
affiliated USA - 17.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 15. "Figure 1.2 plots the overall trend in the rate of religious adherence for two centuries. This pattern can truly be called the churching of America. On the eve of the Revolution only 17% of Americans were churched. "
affiliated USA - 17.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 16. Figure 1.2: "Rates of Religious Adherence, 1776-1980 "
affiliated USA - 20.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 24. "Historians of American religion are well aware that the colonies did not exude universal piety. there has been general agreement that in the colonial period no more than 10 to 20 percent of the population actually belonged to a church (W. W. Sweet, 1947; Ahlstrom, 1975; Hudson, 1981). "
affiliated USA - 17.00% - - 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 USA - 15.00% - - 1776 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 163. "Before the American Revolution, most of the colonies had state churches, some Congregational, many Episcopal... All the colonists supposedly belonged to the state church established by their colony. Immediately after the American Revolution, when state churches no longer existed in America, only 15% of the new nation chose to belong to a church. The remaining 85% had no religious affiliation. "
affiliated USA - 17.00% - - 1776 *LINK* Morin, Richard. "Keeping the Faith " in Washington Post (Jan. 12, 1998). "About 2 out of 3 Americans currently say they belong to a church, according to Gallup surveys. That's about 4 times more than the 17% who were members of churches in 1776, according to Rodney Stark, professor of sociology and comparative religions at the University of Washington. "
affiliated USA - 7.00% - - 1776 *LINK* web page (2 Jan. 1999): "The Faith of Our Founding Fathers ", by Dean Worbois. "Having escaped from the state-established religions of Europe, only 7% of the people in the 13 colonies belonged to a church when the Declaration of Independence was signed. "
affiliated USA - 15.00% - - 1800 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 48. "it seems to be generally agreed that church membership in the United States at the opening of the nineteenth century was not much more than 10 or 15% of the population "
affiliated USA - 34.00% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 16. Figure 1.2: "Rates of Religious Adherence, 1776-1980 "


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