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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
ISKCON - full-time USA 5,000 - 57
units
- 1977 Hubner, John & Lindsey Gruson. Monkey on a Stick: Murder, Madness and the Hare Krishnas; New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers (1988); pg. xi. "in 1977... had over 200 temples and farms in 60 countries, tens of thousands of followers, and tens of millions of dollars. In the U.S. alone, ISKCON had 57 temples and farms, more than 5,000 devotees, and thousands of uninitiated believers. "
ISKCON - full-time USA 12,000 - 40
units
- 1980 Rudin, James A. & Marcia R. Rudin. Prison or Paradise: The New Religious Cults; Fortress Press: Philadelphia (1980); pg. 48-49. "According to Hare Krishna officials there are now about ten to twelve thousand initiated full-time members in the United States, living in forty temples... there are tens of thousands of additional 'lay' members who attend religious events... "
ISKCON - full-time USA 12,000 - 40
units
- 1980 Rudin, James A. & Marcia R. Rudin. Prison or Paradise: The New Religious Cults; Fortress Press: Philadelphia (1980); pg. 48-49. "According to Hare Krishna officials there are now about ten to twelve thousand initiated full-time members in the United States, living in forty temples... there are tens of thousands of additional 'lay' members who attend religious events... "
ISKCON - full-time USA 5,000 - - - 1983 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 246. "Hare Krishna (...ISKON)... a Krishna spokesperson told Appel (1983:13) that there were 5,000 full-time members in the U.S., and that full-time membership was 'waning a bit.' "
ISKCON - full-time USA 3,000 - - - 1984 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 246. "Melton (1991, Vol. 3:206) states that the Krishna group reported 3,000 core community members in 1984 but also claimed 250,000 'lay constituents.' "
ISKCON - full-time USA 3,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) 3,000 core members; 250,000 lay constituents in United States; 8,000 members worldwide
ISKCON - full-time world 4,500 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 14-15. "If we take the Hare Krishna movement and look at its worldwide following we get an estimated total membership of c.41,500 and full time membership of c.4,500, with possibly hundreds of thousands of sympathizers. "
ISKCON - full-time world 8,000 - - - 1998 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Original source of world full-time figure: web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia)] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... ISKCON:... World: 1,000,000 world (1998); 8,000 full time (1998) "
ISKCON - full-time world 8,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) 3,000 core members; 250,000 lay constituents in United States; 8,000 members worldwide
Islam Afghanistan - - - - 1950 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 135. "Islam... In most areas there are no exact censuses, but approximate figures for the mid-20th century are as follows, by major groups:... in Iran and Afghanistan, 27,000,000; in Pakistan, 66,000,000; in India, 40,000,000... "
Islam Afghanistan 14,400,000 99.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991 reprint; 1st pub 1984). [Orig. source: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978)]; pg. 164-165. Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Afghanistan 18,000,000 99.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Questionable statistical methodology.] "In 1986, the Muslim Education Trust organization (MET) located in the U.K. and directed by Ghulam Sarwar, obtained the 1971 census & information given by Embassies of the respective countires in London. The 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "If we add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to represent estimates for 1986 (not the 1971 figures).
Islam Afghanistan - - - - 1989 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Afghanistan ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1989); pg. 44. "Almost all Afghans are Muslims... Within Afghanistan, most Muslims belong to the Sunni sect, although the Hazara are Shiites. "
Islam Afghanistan - 99.00% - - 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% "
Islam Afghanistan 23,500,704 99.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Religions: Sunni Muslim 84%, Shi'a Muslim 15%, other 1%; Total Population: 23,738,085 (July 1997 est.)
Islam Afghanistan 15,840,000 99.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 34. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Afghanistan 24,544,452 99.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) Religions: Sunni Muslim 84%, Shi'a Muslim 15%, other 1%; Total Population: 24,792,375 (July 1998 est.)
Islam Afghanistan - 99.30% - - 1998 Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 1998) 99.3% Muslim; .6% Hindu; .1% all other (Christian, tribal, etc). Population: 15,551,358 (1979 Census)
Islam Afghanistan - 100.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site (1998): "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Afghanistan 36,406,840 99.30% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Africa 34,500,000 32.00% - - 1900 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991); pg. 33. statistics cited
Islam Africa 40,000,000 - - - 1931 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986); pg. 135. In 1957 "the Paris Academy of Political and Moral Sciences received some pertinent estimates... Between 1931 and 1951 the number of Muslims in the whole of Africa had risen from 40 million to 80 million in comparison with a Roman Catholic rise from 5 million to 15 million. "
Islam Africa 44,000,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 502. "Mohammedans number about 160,000,000 in Asia, 44,000,000,000 in Africa, 5,000,000 in Europe and 20,000 in North America, a total of approximately 209,020,000. "
Islam Africa 80,000,000 - - - 1951 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986); pg. 135. In 1957 "the Paris Academy of Political and Moral Sciences received some pertinent estimates... Between 1931 and 1951 the number of Muslims in the whole of Africa had risen from 40 million to 80 million in comparison with a Roman Catholic rise from 5 million to 15 million. "
Islam Africa - 40.00% - - 1957 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986); pg. 135-136. In 1957 "the Paris Academy of Political and Moral Sciences received some pertinent estimates... Islam in Africa as a whole, including Arab Africa, commanded the allegiance of approximately 40% of the continent's population. "
Islam Africa 60,000,000 28.04% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 120. "Today Moslems are from other ethnic groups. About three quarters of them live in Asia and most of the remainder in Africa where about 60 million, out of a total population of some 214 million, have already embraced Islam. "
Islam Africa 140,000,000 - - - 1971 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. 11. "It has been estimated that in 1971 there were in Africa about 75 million Christians, 140 million Muslims, and 120 million adherents of traditional religions. "
Islam Africa - 33.00% - - 1980 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 461. "The Muslim missionaries have been so effective in Africa in the past fifty years that it was estimated in 1980 that perhaps one-third of the inhabitants of Africa are Muslim. "
Islam Africa 145,214,704 - - - 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 "
Islam Africa 145,714,704 30.17% - - 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 "
Islam Africa 145,000,000 32.37% - - 1983 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 60. "Today it is estimated that there are approximately 145 million Muslims in Africa " [out of a total of 448 million]
Islam Africa 211,000,000 41.00% - - 1984 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991); pg. 34. statistics cited
Islam Africa 300,316,992 41.25% - - 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 "; "Muslims. 83% Sunni Muslims, 16% Shia Muslims (Shiites), 1% other schools. "
Islam Africa 308,660,000 41.26% - - 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 "; "Muslims. 83% Sunni Muslims, 16% Shia Muslims (Shiites), 1% other schools. "
Islam Africa 278,250,816 40.80% - - 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 Islam " (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 "
Islam Africa 315,000,000 40.43% - - 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 "
Islam Africa 300,000,000 40.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Chambers, Steve (Religion News Service). "Can Christianity, Islam Co-Exist in Africa? " in Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Aug. 1999 (viewed online 28 Aug. 1999). "Roughly 300 million of Africa's 750 million people are Muslims, another 350 million of them Catholics and Protestants. Neither camp is having much success winning converts from the other, drawing instead from a once-bountiful pool of followers of traditional religions. "
Islam Africa 326,000,000 - - - 2000 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 344. "According to some calculations, black Africa will by 57% Christian by the year 2000, and in Africa as a whole, Christians (175 million Catholics, 176 million Protestants) will surpass the 326 million Moslems. "
Islam Africa 339,000,000 41.40% - - 2000 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991); pg. 34. statistics cited; projection to year 2000 done in or before 1991
Islam Africa 300,000,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Tucker, Neely (Knight Ridder). "Growth of Christianity Is Exploding in Africa " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "Islam, strongest around the edges of the Sahara, counts 300 million adherents [in Africa]. "
Islam Africa - East - 10.00% - - 1986 East Africa (series: Library of Nations). By the editors of Time-Life Books. Amsterdam: Time-Life Books (1986); pg. 135. "Perhaps 10% of East Africans today profess the Islamic faith, and about 40% are Christian. "
Islam Africa - North - - - - 1986 Kleeberg, Irene Cumming. Ethiopia. New York: Franklin Watts (1986); pg. 47. "Most people in North Africa are Moslems. "
Islam Africa - Northwest - 90.00% - - 1974 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974); pg. 194. "Today the only non-Muslims in Northwest Africa are to be found among the old-established Jewish communities of Europeans... Thus well over 90% of the population of the region is Muslim in religion. "
Islam Africa - Spanish North Africa 20,100 6.90% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Africa - sub-Saharan 31,000,000 - - - 1950 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 135. "Islam... In most areas there are no exact censuses, but approximate figures for the mid-20th century are as follows, by major groups: in Arab lands (Arabia, the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Sudan and North Africa); in the rest of Africa, 31,000,000... "
Islam Africa - sub-Saharan 140,000,000 - - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 112. "As many as 140 million Muslims, about one-sixth of the total world Muslim population, live in sub-Saharan Africa. "
Islam Africa - sub-Saharan - black 28,000,000 21.54% - - 1957 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986); pg. 135. In 1957 "the Paris Academy of Political and Moral Sciences received some pertinent estimates... Of the total Black population estimated at the time as being 130 million in Africa south of the Sahara, 28 million were Muslim... " [13 mil. Catholic, 4 mil. Protestants, 85 mil.] "indigenous religions, even though some of these traditionalists were nominally Muslim or Christian. "
Islam Africa - West 20,000,000 - - - 1960 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974); pg. 335. "By 1960 West Africa contained more than twenty million Muslims. "
Islam Alabama - 0.20% - - 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.
Islam Alabama - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Muslim/Islamic "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Islam Albania - 70.00% - - 1800 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 27. "Until the 16th century, almost all of Albania was Christian... In the 17th century, the Turks began a policy of Islamization by using, among other methods, economic incentives to convert the population... By the 19th century, Islam became the predominant religion, claiming about 70% of the population while some 20% remained Orthodox and 10% Roman Catholic. These groupings remained stable until the Communist government outlawed religion in 1967... "
Islam Albania - 70.00% - - 1966 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 27. "Until the 16th century, almost all of Albania was Christian... In the 17th century, the Turks began a policy of Islamization by using, among other methods, economic incentives to convert the population... By the 19th century, Islam became the predominant religion, claiming about 70% of the population while some 20% remained Orthodox and 10% Roman Catholic. These groupings remained stable until the Communist government outlawed religion in 1967... "
Islam Albania 1,800,000 70.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991 reprint; 1st pub 1984). [Orig. source: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978)]; pg. 164-165. Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Albania 2,300,000 75.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Questionable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Albania 2,345,000 70.00% - - 1991 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 186. "Population: 3,350,000 (1991 est.)... Islam (70%); Eastern-rite Orthodox Christianity (20%); Roman Catholic Christianity (10%). Most people refer to themselves now as non-practicing, though interest in religion is growing. "
Islam Albania - 21.00% - - 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% "
Islam Albania 2,334,500 70.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Total pop. 3,335,000 (1991), growth rate 1.8% (1991). In 1992, an estimated 70% of people were Muslim, 20% Orthodox, and 10% Roman Catholic. In 1967 all mosques/churches were closed & religious observances prohibited; in Dec.1990, religious ban lifted.
Islam Albania 2,270,000 - - - 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.
Islam Albania 2,309,830 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%. Total pop.:3,299,757. Note: all mosques/churches closed in 1967 -- religious observances prohibited; Nov. 1990: Albania began allowing private religious practice
Islam Albania - 60.00% - - 1997 Wright, David K. Albania ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 95. "Religions of Albania: Muslim, 60%; Orthodox, 25%; Roman Catholic, 15% "
Islam Albania - 60.00% - - 1997 Wright, David K. Albania ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 102. "Today, despite several decades of atheistic Communist rule, 60% of the people call themselves either Bektashi or Sunni Muslims. More than 25% are Orthodox Christians, while about 15% are Roman Catholic. "
Islam Albania 2,331,528 70.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%. Total pop.: 3,330,754 (July 1998 est.)
Islam Albania - 40.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,521,000
Islam Albania - 70.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Albania 500,000 11.70% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table


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