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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam Solomon Islands 70 - - - 1996 RISEAP. Muslim Almanac - Asia Pacific. Table: Muslim Population in Asia Pacific Region (1996)
Islam Somalia 3,400,000 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 Somalia 5,000,000 100.00% - - 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 Somalia - - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: International Intercessors, January, 1987); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 6.5 million. Somalia is primarily Muslim. Animism is virtually nonexistent. There are only a handful of Christians. The government strictly prohibits direct evangelism.
Islam Somalia - 100.00% - - 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 Somalia 6,590,325 100.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 6,590,325 (July 1997 est.) note: this estimate was derived from an official census taken in 1987 by the Somali Government with the cooperation of the UN and the US Bureau of the Census. Religions: Sunni Muslim.
Islam Somalia - - - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 178. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religion: Islam (Sunni sect), state religion "
Islam Somalia 7,000,000 99.90% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 386. "Location: Somalia; Population: More than 7 million "; "The official state religion of Somalia is Islam, and almost 100% of the Somali population are Sunni Muslim. "
Islam Somalia 6,526,200 99.70% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam South Africa - 1.30% - - 1978 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD by P. J. Johnstone; STL Publications, P. O. Box 48, Bromley, Kent, England. Published in 1978.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 26,100,000. Muslims 1.3% - Indians and Malays.
Islam South Africa 362,000 1.30% - - 1986 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 10/6/86 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Today, Muslims account for about 1.3 percent of South Africa's population. Heavenly Father, may the 362000 Muslims of South Africa understand Your grace
Islam South Africa 500,000 2.00% - - 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 Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam South Africa - 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% "
Islam South Africa 527,800 1.30% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Southern Africa (PCSA) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): South Africa: 40.6 million... Main religions: South Africa: Christianity (76.7%)... Jewish (0.5%). Hindu (2.1%). Muslim (1.3%)... "
Islam South Africa 370,000 - - - 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 South Africa 846,549 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 42,327,458. Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloreds, about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians), Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), traditional and animistic 28.5%
Islam South Africa - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam South Africa - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam South Africa 597,000 1.20% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam South Africa - Asians 160,000 20.00% - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986); pg. 24, 32, 37. Pg. 24: "estimated 1986 population of South Africa stood at 33,185,000... Using the government-created categories, 71% of the people were black, 17% were white, colored made up 9%, and Asians 3% "; Pg. 34: "Some 800,000 people classified as Asians live in South Africa. Most of them reside in the state of Natal. "; Pg. 37: "The Asians are either Hindu (70%), Muslim (20%)... "
Islam South America 251,500 - - - 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 South America 254,000 0.10% - - 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 South America 345,000 - - - 1994 Lincoln, C. Eric. The Black Muslims in America (Third Edition, with a new "Postscript "; 1st printing 1961). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (1994); pg. 224. "Apart from the followers of [Nation of Islam leader Elijah] Muhammad, there are scarcely 33,000 Moslems in the whole of North America--compared with 345,000 in South America, 12.5 million in Europe, and more than 400 million in Africa and Asia. "
Islam South Carolina - 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 South Carolina - 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 South Dakota - 0.30% - - 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 South Dakota - 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 Soviet Union 21,000,000 - - - 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 Turkey and eastern Europe, 25,000,000; in the Soviet Union, 21,000,000... "
Islam Soviet Union 50,000,000 19.00% - - 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 Soviet Union 30,000,000 - 300
units
- 1984 Time-Life Books. The Soviet Union (series: Library of Nations). Amsterdam: Time-Life Books (1984); pg. 79. "Some 25,000 mosques have been shuttered or levelled in Central Asia... yet with only 3,000 mosques to serve the 44 million people of the area, travelling mullahs perform the religious rites, and the number of secret Muslim societies has grown rather than declined... According to a Muslim official in Tashkent, this persistence has brought the total number of Muslims in the U.S.S.R. to 30 million; Moscow puts the figure at two million. "
Islam Soviet Union 50,000,000 - - - 1986 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 132. "Moslems constitute a sizable minority in the Soviet Union--some 50 million people, living in five republics in Soviet Central Asia and in the Volga-Ural region north of the Caspian Sea. "
Islam Soviet Union 60,000,000 20.00% - - 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 Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986. [Location listed in table as "U.S.S.R. (Russia) "]
Islam Soviet Union 48,741,888 17.00% - - 1989 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 286,717,000 [Total pop.] (1989). Reliable statistics unavailable, but about 18% Russian Orthodox; 17% Muslim; and nearly 7% Roman Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, & Jewish combined. Officially, most of remainder atheist.
Islam Soviet Union 31,000,000 - - - 1990 Fisher, Mary Pat & Robert Luyster. Living Religions, I.B. Tauris & Co.: New York (1990); pg. 300. "During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many Muslim populations fell under European domination. They did not emerge from foreign rule until the mid-20th century (with the exception of 31,000,000 Muslims living in the Soviet Union... "
Islam Soviet Union 29,304,758 10.00% - - 1991 Twining, David T. The New Eurasia: A Guide to the Republics of the Former Soviet Union. Westport, CT: Praeger (1993); pg. 1-2. "Until December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union was the largest country in the world. Population: 293,047,571... Religion: Russian Orthodox: 20%; Muslim: 10%; Others: 3% "
Islam Soviet Union - 11.00% - - 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
Islam Soviet Union 55,000,000 - - - 1993 Twining, David T. The New Eurasia: A Guide to the Republics of the Former Soviet Union. Westport, CT: Praeger (1993); pg. 143. "Some 11 million ethnic Russians live in Central Asia, and 20 million Muslims (of the 55 million Muslims who live in the former Soviet Union) live in Russia. "
Islam Soviet Union 48,000,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Originally published in Religious Studies News, Sept. 1995, Vol. 10, No. 3., p. 10. The Religious Roots of Conflict: Russia and Chechnya, An Essay by David Damrel. While the majority of the former Soviet Union's 48 million Muslims gained independence with the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, the Russian Federation still contains over seven million ethnically and linguistically diverse Muslim peoples.
Islam Soviet Union 100,000,000 - - - 2000 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 132. "It is projected that if the present birth rate continued there will be about 100 million Moslems in the Soviet Union by the yar 2000. " [projection published in 1986, before breakup of USSR]
Islam Soviet Union: Kokand 150,000 - 1
unit
- 1989 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 90. "This brought the beginnings of a religious revival. Mosques were reopened all over Central Asia. In 1990, 14 new mosques were opened for services in Kokand, some while still under construction. For decades, a single mosque had served a Moslem population of 150,000 in that city. "
Islam Spain 300,000 0.75% - - 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 365. "Location: Spain; Population: 40 million "; "As of 1993, Spain had 300,000 Muslims, 250,000 Protestants and 15,000 Jews. "
Islam Spain 450,000 - - - 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 Spain 7,000 0.02% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Sri Lanka 1,000,000 7.00% - - 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 Sri Lanka 1,200,000 9.00% - - 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 Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Sri Lanka 1,331,176 8.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 16,639,695 [Total pop.] (1988). n: Theravada Buddhist, 69 percent; Hindu, 15 percent; Christian, 8 percent; Muslim, 8 percent
Islam Sri Lanka 1,368,240 8.00% - - 1990 Zimmermann, Robert. Sri Lanka (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992); pg. 18-19. "The four main religions of the world are represented, though not in equal numbers. 69% of the population is Buddhist; 15%, Hindu; 8%, Muslim; and 8%, Christian. "; Pg. 115: "17,103,000 (1990) "
Islam Sri Lanka - 8.00% - - 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 Sri Lanka 1,375,600 7.60% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 706-707. "Location: Sri Lanka; Population: 18.1 million... (1995 estimate) "; Pg. 707: "...Muslims another 7.6%, or just under 1.5 million people. "
Islam Sri Lanka 1,380,000 - - - 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 Sri Lanka 1,497,694 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 18,721,178. Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8%
Islam Sri Lanka 1,500,000 7.60% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 548. "In Sri Lanka, Muslims make up 7.6% of the population, or just under 1.5 million people. These include both Sri Lankan Moors (descendants of Arab seafarers) and Malays from Southeast Asia. "
Islam Sri Lanka 1,622,000 7.60% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Sudan 11,700,000 72.00% - - 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 Sudan 22,000,000 85.00% - - 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 Sudan 18,375,000 75.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Sudan ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 38, 42. Pg. 38: "24.5 million inhabitants of Sudan... "; Pg. 42: "Muslims... make up about 75% of the total Sudanese population. Approximately 95% of the northern provinces consist of Arabic-speaking Muslims. "
Islam Sudan 12,500,000 50.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 25 million [total pop.] (1990). More than half of total population Muslim, Relatively few Christians. Most people in south and substantial minority in north adherents of various indigenous religions.
Islam Sudan - 73.00% - - 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 Sudan 22,815,890 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 32,594,128. Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
Islam Sudan 12,465,000 45.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 202. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Traditional tribal beliefs (55%), Islam (45%); figures are approximate. Most sources overestimate the ratio of practicing Islamic people compared with the remainder of the population. "
Islam Sudan - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 402. "Sudan is now an Islamist state, and the majority of its population is indeed Muslim. "
Islam Sudan 23,485,386 70.00% - - 1999 *LINK* "Statistics - Republic of Sudan " in SIM NOW, April 1999 (vol. #86); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Population: 33,550,552... Religion: 70% Sunni Muslim, 19% Christian, 9.9% traditional religions, 1.1% non-religious "
Islam Sudan 30,012,000 77.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Suriname - 25.00% - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 135. "There are important Muslim groups in several other countries. For instance, about a quarter of the population of Surinam, the former Dutch Guiana, in South America is Muslim. "
Islam Suriname - 22.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 400,000. Animists 6 - 15%, Muslims 22%, Hindus 32%, Roman Catholics 21%. Protestants 20%. Protestant Community 72,000. Denominations 11. Major groups: Moravians 52,000; Reformed 9,700; Lutherans 4,000; Pentecostals 900.


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