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Hinduism USA - - - - 1999 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 148. "Since the 1980s, Hindu temples that rival South India's dazzle Pittsburgh, Houston, Nashville, and Atlanta. "
Hinduism USA 1,100,000 - - - 1999 *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 1,000,000 - - - 1999 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 1,200,000 0.40% - - 2000 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States. Year 2000 projection done in 1995.
Hinduism USA - - - - 2000 Hinckley, Gordon B. Standing for Something: Ten Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes. New York: Random House (2000); pg. xxiii. "Men and women of all denominations have helpe settle this land--Catholics and Protestants, Jews and Greeks, Muslims and Hindus. "
Hinduism USA - military - 0.03% - - 2000 *LINK* Estrin, Robin (AP). "Religion in the News " on Excite.News.Com (17 Feb 2000) "Footlockers inside the container hold religious items for the military's three dominant religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. There are no immediate plans to include materials for other religions because their numbers in the Army are much smaller; Hindus and Buddhists, for example, make up 0.03 percent and 0.17 percent of soldiers, respectively. "
Hinduism Utah - 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 Utah 1,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "Sacred Holiday Fills Hindus' Hearts with Joy " in Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "This year, the state's more than 1,000 Hindus have even more reason to celebrate than usual. They have just acquired four acres of land in South Jordan for a temple and community center. They have architectural drawings for the temple but are awaiting approval by a Hindu priest before publicizing the design, Neelameggham says. The Hare Krishnas of Spanish Fork also will celebrate Divali on Nov. 7... The Krishnas are also building a temple and its 45,000 main dome will be lifted from the ground to its place atop the roof on Nov. 2... "
Hinduism Vermont - 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 Vietnam - - - - 1150 C.E. 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. 321. "The eleventh and twelfth centuries saw the climax of Indianized civilizations with Angkor in Cambodia, Champa in southern Vietnam, Pagan in Burma, and Majapahit in Java. "
Hinduism Virginia - 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 Washington - 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 Washington, D.C. - 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. [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Hinduism West Virginia - 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 Wisconsin - 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 world 200,000,000 12.50% - - 1900 Marty, Martin E. & R. Scott Appleby. The Glory and the Power: The Fundamentalist Challenge to the Modern World; Boston: Beacon Press (1992); pg. 12. "The 'World Christian Encyclopedia' estimates that in 1900 there were 1.6 billion people on earth, 560 million of whom were Christian, 200 million Muslim, 200 million Hindu, 127 million Buddhist, and 106 million 'tribal religionists.' "
Hinduism world 203,000,000 12.50% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Hinduism: Numbers and Distribution "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last Revised: 10-25-95 "Hinduism... 1900 -- 203 million (12.5% of world); 1993 -- 751 million (13.5% of world); Overwhelmingly concentrated in India. "
Hinduism world 203,000,000 12.50% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Major Religions of the World "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last revised 23 June 1999. "Hindus numbered 203 million in 1900 (12.5% of world) and 747 million in 1997 (12.8% of world). "
Hinduism world 315,000,000 - - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 11. "...Hinduism, the faith of more than 300 million human beings in India, and of about 15 million more in neighboring Pakistan, Ceylon and Burma and in such island outposts as Bali and even Trinidad. "
Hinduism world 315,000,000 - - - 1958 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Western Publishing Co. (1972). [11th printing; original edition: 1958]; pg. 15. "...the religion known as Hinduism... is the faith of more than 300 million human beings in India and of about 15 million more elsewhere. "
Hinduism world 400,000,000 - - - 1963 Hutchinson, John A. Paths of Faith; New York: McGraw-Hill (1969). [Orig. source: "India: Religion and Philosophy " in Encyclopedia Americana, 1963, vol. 15, p. 27.]; pg. 147. "Throughout its long history Hinduism has had few if any institutional forms which extended to all its vast and various community of adherents, who now number between 300 million and 400 million. people. "
Hinduism world 500,000,000 - - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1263. List of "Major World Religions ": "Today there are over 500 million Hindus subscribing to a great number of sects and schools. "
Hinduism world - - - - 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. 318. "Hinduism outside India. Recent decades have witnessed the spread of Hindu sectarian groups throughout the world among non-Indian peoples. This is a decidedly new feature, and from the perspective of orthodox Hinduism is highly suspect.. Nevertheless, if the trend continues it will be of significant aid in bringing traditional Hindu themes and values to the attention of the modern world. Together with an increasing interest in India and Asia on the part of the people of the Western world, the active claim by Hindu groups that their religion is of relevance to all humans everywhere suggests that the religion that evolved through some three thousand years or more on the Indian subcontinent can face the present and future with confidence. "
Hinduism world 477,991,296 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 433. Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Hinduism world 481,241,312 10.71% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981 2nd edition; updated since 1977 1st ed.). [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982]; pg. 405. Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Hinduism world 477,991,296 10.39% - - 1982 *LINK* Web site: "Urantia Book Fellowship Archives "; web page: "An Introduction to Hinduism " [subtitle: "The Religion of Divine Immanence and an Hereditary Graded Social Structure "] (viewed 11 April 1999). Written by Meredith Sprunger. "Hinduism, dating from around 1500 B. C., is the oldest living religion having a membership (1982) of 477,991,300 confined largely to India. " [Approx. 1982 world pop.: 4.6 billion.]
Hinduism world 475,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 37. "Hinduism... has an estimated 475 million followers, most of whom live in India and Nepal. "
Hinduism world - - - - 1983 Oxtoby, Willard G. The Meaning of Other Faiths. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press (1983); pg. 38. "...the pre-Buddhist, pre-Christian, and pre-Muslim heritage of India, which since about 1800 has been labeled Hinduism. Its adherents number in the hundreds of millions, like those of [Christianity, Buddhism & Islam]. "
Hinduism world 462,000,000 - - - 1984 Lindsey, Hal. Planet Earth - 2000 A.D.. Palos Verdes, California: Western Front, Ltd. (1994); pg. 176-177. "Ten years ago, a survey of the largest religions in the world showed Roman Catholicism first with 622 million followers, Islam second with 555 million, Hinduism third with 462 million and Protestantism fourth with 370 million. "
Hinduism world - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 130. "Hinduism: the name used in the West to designate the traditional socioreligious structure of the Indian people. Those Indians who are not followers of the distinct teachings of Islam, Jainism, or Sikhism are generally referred to as 'Hindus.' In India this religious complex is called sanatana-dharma, 'the eternal religion,' because it incorporated for centuries all aspects of truth... "
Hinduism world 647,000,000 7.90% - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 186. "Today Hindus are also found in many other countries of Asia, Africa and the West and the total number of Hindus in the world is estimated at over 647 million. "
Hinduism world 516,000,000 - - - 1990 Carlisle, Richard (editor), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind vol. 19, Marshall Cavendish: Freeport, NY (1990); pg. 2494. -
Hinduism world 690,000,000 - - - 1991 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Tom Sine, "Wild Hope " (Dallas: Word, 1991), pg. 174.]; pg. 189. "Hindus comprise 690 million of the world's population and their growth rate is about 2% a year. According to Tom Sine, their ranks will reach 859 million by the dawn of the millenium. " [projection made in 1991]
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1992 The Baha'is. Leicestershire, United Kingdom: Baha'i Publishing Trust of the U.K. (1994; 1st ed. 1992); pg. 6. Graphic: "Geographic Spread of the World's Independent Religions: Number of countries with significant communities "; [Original source: 1992 Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year]
Hinduism world 1,400,000,000 - - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 125. "Perhaps the only way of describing it [Hinduism] is as the aggregate of practices and beliefs of some 1,400 million Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent and other parts of the world today. "
Hinduism world 689,204,992 - - - 1993 Faux, Marian (ed.). The New York Public Library Sudent's Desk Reference. New York: Prentice Hall (1993); pg. 270. Table: "The World's Major Religions: How Big Are They? "; "Estimated number of followers of each religion. "
Hinduism world 716,000,000 13.50% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan (1993); pg. 23. "Hindu 13.5%. 716 million. The emajority religion of three nations, and a significant minority in 11 other lands. Hinduism has made notable missionary inroads in the West through the wide acceptance of transcendental meditation, Yoga, New Age thinking, sects such as Hare Krishna and Indian gurus who have gained significant followings among young people. "
Hinduism world 750,000,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 24. "There are nearly 750 million Hindus worldwide. Almost all live in South Asia. Many of the overseas communities have grown in areas linked to the trading routes of colonial powers. "
Hinduism world 650,000,000 - - - 1993 Rausch, David A. & Carl Hermann Voss. World Religions: Our Quest for Meaning; Trinity Press International: Valley Forge, PA (1993); pg. 45. "... the vast majority of the 650 million Hindus live in India. "
Hinduism world 751,000,000 13.50% - - 1993 *LINK* web page: "Hinduism: Numbers and Distribution "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last Revised: 10-25-95 "Hinduism... 1900 -- 203 million (12.5% of world); 1993 -- 751 million (13.5% of world); Overwhelmingly concentrated in India. "
Hinduism world 751,360,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Factbook 1997 (CIA, 1998)] Table: "Major religions of the world (1993 est.) "
Hinduism world 1,000,000,000 16.67% - - 1994 *LINK* "Hinduism " in Hinduism Today International (Nov. 1994) The world's billion Hindus, one-sixth of the human family, are organized in four main denominations, each distinguished by its Supreme Deity.
Hinduism world 780,547,008 13.65% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 646. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism world - 14.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web page: "Principal World Religions "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Graph: "Principal World Religions "; "Last Revised: 10-25-95 "; Christianity 30%; Islam 20%; Hinduism 14%; Buddhism 6%; Judaism .3%; Other 30%.
Hinduism world 793,075,008 13.66% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism world - 13.00% - - 1996 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.]; pg. 87. "It is estimated that adherents to Hinduism make up around 13% of the world's population. Such a figure must not be taken as 'hard and fast,' however, because the influence of Hinduism's teachings go far beyond those who actually " call themselves Hindu.
Hinduism world 732,812,032 13.40% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Hinduism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Hinduism world 776,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* "From: p.west@mailbox.uq.edu.au (Peter B. West); Newsgroups: aus.religion, aus.religion.christian, alt.christnet.theology; Subject: Re: Anglicans, Catholics, Buddhists?; Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 " [Orig. source: "From 'The Public Square' by Richard John Neuhaus (1997); First Things 70 (Feb. 1997): 58-74. http://www.firstthings.com/ "] "Just to round out the picture, there are a little over a billion people classified as 'non-religious' or 'atheist,' 766 million Hindus, 337 million Buddhists, and 20 million Sikhs. "
Hinduism world 780,547,008 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Organized Religions in the World "; (Rank: 3)
Hinduism world 750,000,000 - - - 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. 10 to 11. "There are nearly 750 million Hindus worldwise, almost all living in southern Asia. In India, where the Hindu religion began, there are 650 million Hindus. "
Hinduism world 747,000,000 12.80% - - 1997 *LINK* web page: "Major Religions of the World "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last revised 23 June 1999. "Hindus numbered 203 million in 1900 (12.5% of world) and 747 million in 1997 (12.8% of world). "
Hinduism world 764,000,000 13.52% - - 1997 Zeman, Anne & Kate Kelly. Everything You Need to Know About Geography Homework. New York: Irving Place Press/Scholastic Reference (1997); pg. 69. "Hinduism: Begun about 1500 B.C. in India... Today, Hinduism is practiced by 764,000,000 people primarily in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Guyana, Suriname, and Sri Lanka. "
Hinduism world 767,400,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (June 1998) "World Christian Encyclopedia has revised statistics.. figures [are] a recalculation of estimates, not a shift in actual affiliation. Hindus are dropped from 806,000,000 to 767,400,000... due to reassignment of groups to 'tribal religionists' "
Hinduism world 781,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* "Top 10 Organized Religions in the World " in Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 4, 1998, page B2. Table, with 2 columns: Religion, Members: "Christianity, 1.9 billion; Islam 1.1 billion; Hinduism, 781 mil.; Buddhism, 324 mil.; Sikhism, 19 mil.; Judaism, 14 mil.; Baha'ism, 6.1 mil.; Confucianism, 5.3 mil.; Jainism, 4.9 mil.; Shintoism, 2.8 mil. "
Hinduism world 761,689,024 12.85% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 695. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Hinduism world 767,424,000 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Organized Religious Groups in the World "; Rank: #3
Hinduism world 865,564,992 - - - 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 "; world total shown: 865,564,992
Hinduism world 790,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 255. "Hindus: Location: India; Nepal; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka; Pakistan; Bhutan; many other countries worldwide; Population: 790 million followers "
Hinduism world 830,000,000 - - - 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 world 700,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web page: "Hinduism: Introduction to Hinduism " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) "Statistically, there are over 700 million Hindus, mainly in Bharat (India), and Nepal. "
Hinduism world 1,000,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "All Faiths Press "; web page: "Hinduism " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) "Nearly one billion, mostly in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Indian Ocean, Africa, Europe, North and South America. "
Hinduism world 732,812,032 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Mike Croghan's Religion Page "; web page: "Hinduism " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999; viewed & URL updated 1 July 1999) Table: "Table of Faiths "
Hinduism world 1,000,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Radjhani Mandir "; home page (viewed 1 March 1999) The Monthly Magazine Affirming Sanatana Dharma and Recording the Modern History of a Billion-Strong Global Religion in Renaissance
Hinduism world 600,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "United Church of Canada Inter-Faith Dialogue "; web page: "Islam " (viewed 19 Feb. 1999), written by Fritz B. Voll, "Updated: Tue Jun 9 23:39:38 1998 " "There are about 600 million Hindus in India, Africa, Indonesia, and the West Indies. "
Hinduism world 780,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance Hinduism grew to become the world's third largest religion, claiming about 13% of the world's population.


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