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Group Where Number
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Adherents
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total
pop.
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of
congreg./
churches/
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Notes
Hinduism Texas - 0.00% - - 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 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Hinduism Thailand 59,451 0.10% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 59,450,818 (1997 est.). Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)
Hinduism Trinidad - 25.00% - - 1986 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.] [Orig. source: Johnstone, Patrick. "Operation World " (1986)]; pg. 87. "Hindus also comprise a significant portion of the population in seven other countries: Bangladesh (11%), Bhutan (25%), Fiji (41%), Mauritius (50%), Nepal (89%), Sri Lanka (15%), Surinam (27%), and Trinidad (25%). "
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago - 23.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 1,100,000. Hindus 23%, Muslims 8%, Roman Catholics 38%, Protestants 30%. Protestant Community 253,000. Denominations 16. Evangelical 6%.
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago 64,782 6.00% - - 1980 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 1,079,791 total pop., nat'l census 1980. The East Indian population contained both Hindus and Muslims, who represented 25 percent and 6 percent of the total population, respectively.
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago - 24.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago 300,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 24. map
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago - - - - 1993 Saft, Elizabeth (ed). Trinidad & Tobago (series: Insight Guides). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1993); pg. 72-73. "The East Indian presence in Trinidad and Tobago... claiming over 40% of the population... A minority of Indians have been Christianized, notably by the Presbyterian Church. But the religions which the Indian immigrants brought with them, Hinduism and Islam, remain firmly in place. The majority religion is Hinduism, and both religions have very strong organizations which, like the Christian churches, set up their own schools. Eastern religions may be said to have gained, rather than lost ground, for today they enjoy an official recognition not accorded them during the colonial period... In Trinidad and Tobago major Hindu and Muslim festivals like Phagwa and Divali are now public holidays. "
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago 299,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago 274,672 24.30% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,130,337. Roman Catholic 32.2%, Hindu 24.3%, Anglican 14.4%, other Protestant 14%, Muslim 6%, none or unknown 9.1%
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago 325,000 25.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 423-424. "Location: Trinidad and Tobago; Population: 1.3 million "; "Hindus account for 25% of the Trinidad and Tobago's population, and Muslims for 6%. "
Hinduism Trinidad and Tobago - 24.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Hinduism Uganda: Kampala 2,500 - - - 1994 *LINK* "After 22 years of Exile, Asians Return to a Different Uganda " in Hinduism Today International (Dec. 1994) There are approximately 2,500 Hindus now in Kampala, the capital city [of Uganda].
Hinduism United Arab Emirates 300,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (Nov. 1998). "The United Arab Emirates has banned cremation since January. The only Hindu crematorium in Dubai was shut down by the government. This put the UAE's 500,000 Indians, of whom 300,000 are Hindus, in a tough spot. "
Hinduism United Kingdom 350,000 - - - 1991 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 57,591,677. Anglican 27 million, Roman Catholic 9 million, Muslim 1 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 400,000, Hindu 350,000, Jewish 300,000 (1991 est.). NOTE: UK does not include question on religion in its census.
Hinduism United Kingdom - 1.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Hinduism United Kingdom - 1.00% - - 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
Hinduism United Kingdom 500,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 24. map
Hinduism United Kingdom 1,300,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994: Vol. 16, No. 3) Europe's largest Hindu population is 1.3-million in the United Kingdom, followed by Holland, 150,000; Germany, 30,000; Spain and Portugal, over 10,000; Switzerland, 8,000; Sweden, 8,000; and Norway, 2,000.
Hinduism United Kingdom 410,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Hinduism United Kingdom 410,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; (Rank: 10)
Hinduism United Kingdom 500,000 - - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997); pg. 90. "There are 700,000 Hindus in South Africa, 575,000 in North America and 500,000 in the United Kingdom. "
Hinduism United Kingdom - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Hinduism United Kingdom: England - - - - 1990 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). England ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1990); pg. 44. "As a result of recent immigrations, many English cities have large Sikh, Hindu, and Islamic congregations. Members of the Sikh and Hindu faiths generally have an Indian background... These groups often support their own schools in an effort to preserve their religious heritage in England. "
Hinduism United Kingdom: England 1,000,000 - - - 1997 Blashfield, Jean F. England ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 102. "There are also 7 million Catholics, almost 2 million Muslims, almost 1 million Hindus, 500,000 Sikhs, 3,000 Jews, and a smattering of people who follow other religions... "
Hinduism United Kingdom: England 1,000,000 - - - 1997 Blashfield, Jean F. England ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 104. "There are close to a million Indian immigrants living in England, and most of them are Hindus. They worship at many small temples and shrines. In 1995, the largest Hindu temple outside of India opened in north London. "
Hinduism United Kingdom: Great Britain 140,000 - - - 1986 Langley, Andrew. Passport to Great Britain. New York: Franklin Watts (1986); pg. 26. "Religions: In 1985... Members of other religions included about 900,000 Muslims, 111,000 Jews, 140,000 Hindus and 175,000 Sikhs. "
Hinduism USA - - - - 1893 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 318. "In 1893, in Chicago, the history of Hinduism in America entered a new phase with the dazaling performance of Swami Vivekananda at the World Parliament of Religions. The very idea of convening such a parliament was an indication of the liberal religious spirit of America at the time. Vivekananda presented an image of Hinduism which fit the new mood and forever dashed the exaggerated images reported by the Christian missionaries... Vivekananda's Ramakrishna Mission (named after his well-known teacher) and his Vedanta Societies, established in 1897, grew rapidly in both India and America; they appealed to an educated and liberal following, including the philosopher and writer Aldous Huxley. "
Hinduism USA 1,000 0.00% - - 1900 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Hinduism USA 100,000 0.00% - - 1970 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Hinduism USA 100,000 - - - 1970 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Fastest-Growing Religious Affiliations in the US "; "Based on increases/decreases between 1970 and 1995 "; Rank: #2; 810% growth
Hinduism USA 100,000 - - - 1970 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Fastest Growing Religious Affiliations in the US " (Based on increase/decrease in membership between 1970 and 1995).
Hinduism USA 70,000 - - - 1977 Zelizer, Gerald L. "Gideon Bible reflects how hotels have fallen behind the times " in USA Today, 1 July 1999; pg. 15A. "When immigration laws for Asians were liberalized in 1965, immigration from India increased annually from a few hundred to 25,000 a year. Consequently, a Hindu population of 70,000 in 1977 has burgeoned into almost 1 million today. "
Hinduism USA 100,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Singhania, Lisa (AP). "Camp Teaches Children to Understand, Practice Hinduism " in Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Aug. 1999 (viewed online 28 Aug. 1999). "A few similar programs across the country cater to the estimated 1.1 million Hindus in North America today, compared with fewer than 100,000 just two decades ago. "
Hinduism USA - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 319. "Vivekanana and his Vedanta societies set the major pattern for the development of Hinduism in twentieth century America... many other vibrant and charismatic Hindu religious figures have come to America, reversing the flow of missionary activity from that of the nineteenth century; and many established societies on Western shores. At the same time, the availability of quick and inexpensive global transportation made it possible for Americans to go to the East, and there some of them joined Hindu movements which became international. In turn, local chapters of these centers became established in America. The major growth of these movements in America has been during the... 1920s, the 1940s, and especially the 1970... "
Hinduism USA 500,000 0.20% - - 1990 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Hinduism USA 227,000 0.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Hinduism USA - 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York. [adjusted up from .01% for possible undercount]
Hinduism USA - 0.10% - - 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 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Hinduism USA - - 540
units
- 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 277. "In the U.S. there are more than 40 Hindu temples and more than 500 Hindu religious organizations. It is difficult to estimate their number because many worship in their homes, says Diane Eck, a professor of comparative religion at Harvard University. "
Hinduism USA 500,000 - - - 1990 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: "Religious Division in the U.S., " United Methodist Reporter, 14 April 1989. The 500,000 figure is from NSRI study, 1990, NY City U.] ; pg. 189. "In 1990, there were about a half million Hindus in the United States. "
Hinduism USA 227,000 - - - 1990 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
Hinduism USA - - 540
units
- 1992 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Naisbitt & Aburdene, "Megatrends 200 ", pg. 276-77.]; pg. 189. "Naisbitt and Aburdene say there are more than forty Hindu temples and 500 Hindu religious organizations in the United States. "
Hinduism USA 500,000 - - - 1992 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Original sources: University of Massachusetts; National Council of Churches; denominational officials; American Jewish Yearbook.]; pg. 189. Table: "Some Major Religious Groups in the United States "
Hinduism USA - - - - 1993 *LINK* Religious Requirements & Practices of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains (1993) - (online ed. - 1998); contract #: MDA903-90-C-0062 w/ Dept. of Defense; J. Gordon Melton, Project Director & James Lewis.; Section: "Indian Heritage Groups " "The five groups included in this section are among some 75 Indian Heritage bodies in the United States. They are among the group which have been most successful in their recruitment and conversion of non Asian Americans to Hinduism. It is to be expected, as a result of the significant increased quotas on immigration from Asia passed by Congress in November 1990, that Hinduism will continue to increase significantly through the 1990s. "
Hinduism USA 575,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 24. map
Hinduism USA 700,000 - 800
units
- 1994 *LINK* "6,000 Journalists Censure Media's Ethnic Sterotyping " in Hinduism Today International (Oct. 1994) there are 700,000 Hindus and 800 shrines and ashrams in the US and 300,000 Hindus in Canada.
Hinduism USA - - 800
units
- 1994 *LINK* "Hindu Timeline #5 " in Hinduism Today International (Dec. 1994) 1994: Harvard University research identifies over 800 Hindu temples open for worship in the United States.
Hinduism USA - 0.20% - - 1994 Baines, John. The United States (series: Country Fact Files). Austin, Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers (1994); pg. 23. "Other religions represented are Jewish (2.7%), Muslim (1.9%), and Hindu (0.2%). "
Hinduism USA - - - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 2. "Somewhat less than 1% practice Hinduism, and about the same number practice Buddhism. " [ "Somewhat " is so inprecise I haven't listed the percentage. Other statistics indicate about .3% of Americans are Hindu.]
Hinduism USA - - 150
units
- 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 196. "Currently there are well over 150 Hindu temples in the United States, divided evenly between the eastern and western regions of the country. Many of these are quite small centers, some being little more than converted private homes. "
Hinduism USA 910,000 0.30% - - 1995 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Hinduism USA 910,000 - - - 1995 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Fastest-Growing Religious Affiliations in the US "; "Based on increases/decreases between 1970 and 1995 "; Rank: #2; 810% growth
Hinduism USA 910,000 - - - 1995 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Fastest Growing Religious Affiliations in the US " (Based on increase/decrease in membership between 1970 and 1995).
Hinduism USA 1,000,000 - - - 1995 Magida, Arthur J. (ed). How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing (1996); pg. 160. Chapter on Hinduism: "U.S. temples: Not available; U.S. membership: 1 million (1995 data from The Vedanta Society) "
Hinduism USA 1,200,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (June 1996). ...it's nice for America's 1.2-million Hindus to see some positive press, especially within the Nation's capitol.
Hinduism USA 800,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Hinduism USA 910,000 - - - 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.
Hinduism USA - 1.00% - - 1996 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999). [Orig. source: George H. Gallup, Jr. Religion in America (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Religion Research Center, 1996).]; pg. 147. "Gallup surveys show that Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are eeach claimed by about 1 percent of Americans (some perspective: 2% profess Judaism; 1%, Eastern Orthodox Christianity; 2% are Mormons). "
Hinduism USA 795,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Religious Affiliations in the US "; (Rank: 9)
Hinduism USA 910,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; (Rank: 7)
Hinduism USA 1,285,000 - - - 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 Hindu
Hinduism USA 798,582 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; Rank: #8
Hinduism USA 1,000,000 - - - 1998 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998); pg. 62. "About 80% of India's one billion people consider themselves Hindus; there are perhaps 30 million Hindus elsewhere, including a million in the U.S. "
Hinduism USA 910,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "'Other Than Christian' Organizations "; "Some of the following data were estimated from North American figures: "


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