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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam United Arab Emirates 2,171,817 96.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 2,262,309 (July 1997 est.) note: includes 1,546,547 non-nationals (July 1997 est.). Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%.
Islam United Arab Emirates 2,392,000 92.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 232. "Population: 2.6 million, 1997, of whom 1.9 million are non-native... Principal Religion: Islam (92%) "
Islam United Arab Emirates - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 192-193. " Location: United Arab Emirates (UAE); Population: 2.3 million (20% of whom are UAE citizens); Religion: Islam (majority Sunni) "; Pg. 193: "Native-born Emirians are all Muslims. Most of the foreign workers are also Muslims, although there are also Hindus and Christians. The majority of Emirians are Sunni Muslims, with a small Shi'ite minority. "
Islam United Arab Emirates - 96.00% - - 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 United Arab Emirates 653,000 93.30% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam United Kingdom 1,500,000 2.70% - - 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 United Kingdom 1,000,000 - - - 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.
Islam 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% "
Islam United Kingdom - 2.00% - - 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 United Kingdom 2,000,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994: Vol. 16, No. 3) The United Kingdom's two million Muslims have 28 schools, but none is state-funded, while 23 Jewish and numerous Anglican, Catholic and Methodist schools are state-funded.
Islam United Kingdom 820,000 - - - 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 United Kingdom - - 300
units
- 1997 Blashfield, Jean F. England ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 104. "There are now more than 300 mosques throughout the United Kingdom. "
Islam United Kingdom - 2.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Islam United Kingdom 1,130,000 1.80% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam United Kingdom: Bradford - - 28
units
- 1995 *LINK* "Religion; Secularisation " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Finally, what of the enormous impact of Islam in some areas of Britain - Bradford alone has some 28 Mosques. There is a growing movement for Moslem and Jewish schools.
Islam United Kingdom: Britain 1,000,000 - - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 118. "As a result of this influx, France's Muslim population in the early 1990s stood at around 2.5 million, Germany's at over 1.5 million, and Britain's at just under 1 million. "
Islam United Kingdom: Britain - 1.50% - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 13. "Muslims are estimated to constitute about two percent of the populations of Germany and France; one and a half percent of that of Britain. "
Islam United Kingdom: Britain 2,000,000 - - - 1997 Blashfield, Jean F. England ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 104. "There were few followers of Islam in England until recently. A large number of immigrants have arrived from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other Arab countries. There are now almost 2 million Muslims in Britain, primarily in England. "
Islam United Kingdom: Britain 1,500,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (May 1998) BRITAIN'S 1.5-MILLION-STRONG Muslim community smiled in January when Education Secretary David Blunkett agreed for the first time to state funding of Islamic schools.
Islam United Kingdom: British Indian Ocean Territory 200 10.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam United Kingdom: England - - 1
unit
- 1890 Blashfield, Jean F. England ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 104. "The first mosque... in England was founded in 1890 in Woking, Surrey. "
Islam United Kingdom: England - - 150
units
- 1984 Lindsey, Hal. Planet Earth - 2000 A.D.. Palos Verdes, California: Western Front, Ltd. (1994); pg. 177-178. "About 10 years ago there were an estimated 150 mosques in England, today there are more than 1,100. "
Islam 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... the followers of Islam come mostly from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the Middle East. These groups often support their own schools in an effort to preserve their religious heritage in England. "
Islam United Kingdom: England - - 1,100
units
- 1994 Lindsey, Hal. Planet Earth - 2000 A.D.. Palos Verdes, California: Western Front, Ltd. (1994); pg. 177-178. "In England today there are now more Muslims than Methodists. There are even more Muslims than there are evangelical Christians. 'Funded by the vast resources of Arab oil money, the Muslims are buying abandoned Anglican churches and turning them into mosques at such a rate that some Muslims claim that England will be the first Muslim European country,' says author Robert Morey. About 10 years ago there were an estimated 150 mosques in England, today there are more than 1,100. "
Islam United Kingdom: England 2,000,000 - - - 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... "
Islam United Kingdom: Great Britain 900,000 - - - 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. "
Islam Uruguay 500 0.01% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam USA 10,000 0.00% - - 1900 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Islam USA - - 1
unit
- 1934 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 148. "Since building the first one in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1934, American Muslims have erected more than fifteen hundred mosques and Islamic centers. "
Islam USA 800,000 0.40% - - 1970 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Islam USA 800,000 - - - 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: #3; 537.5% growth
Islam USA 800,000 - - - 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).
Islam USA 2,000,000 - - - 1978 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998); pg. 60. -
Islam USA 3,000,000 1.00% - - 1986 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 130. "There are no reliable figures on the number of Moslems living in the U.S. Estimates range between 2 and 3 million--about 1% of the U.S. population. "
Islam USA 3,200,000 1.50% - - 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 USA 3,000,000 - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Now with 3,000,000 Muslims in our country, it is conceivable that an equal or larger number than in 1984 are college students.
Islam USA 4,500,000 1.80% - - 1990 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Islam USA 527,000 0.30% - - 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.
Islam USA - 0.50% - - 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 .03% for possible undercount]
Islam USA - 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 USA 3,000,000 - - - 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 170. "Islam claims more than 3 million adherents in the U.S. There is no national organization (there is, indeed, no titular head or priesthood in all Islam), but there are Islamic centers in Washington, D.C., Toledo, Detroit, New York, and other large cities. "
Islam USA 4,000,000 - - - 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 276. "There are 4 million followers of Islam in the U.S., about one quarter Black Muslims. That means there are more Muslims than Episcopalians. In America, where WASPs are better known that imams, that represents quite a crossover. "
Islam USA 527,000 - - - 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.]; [Figures obtained from the National Survey of Religious Identification, a survey conducted by the City University of New York in 1990 and published in "One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society, " by Barry Kosmin and S. Lachman (1993)] 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. "
Islam USA 4,000,000 - - - 1991 Andryszewski, Tricia. Communities of the Faithful: American Religious Movements Outside the Mainstream. Bookfield, Connecticut: Millbrook Press (1997); pg. 82. "In the 1980s and early 1990s, the number of Muslims in America rose sharply, to 3 or 4 million. "
Islam USA - 0.20% - - 1991 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993). [Orig. source: "Where Are the Muslims in the United States? " in Sept. 1991 issue of Emerging Trends]; pg. 287. "Princeton Religious Research center, utilizing accumulated Gallup polls... in the center's publication "Emerging Trends ", reported that their findings almost corroborated our own--only 0.2% nationally... "
Islam USA 1,300,000 - - - 1992 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 201. "The best estimates of Islamic membership is 1,300,000, although accurate data are not available (Bedell and Jones, 1992). "
Islam USA - 2.00% - - 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 USA 5,000,000 - - - 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 " [The word "estimated " appears by the Muslim figure in this table, but none of the other figures.]
Islam USA - - 843
units
- 1992 *LINK* Seitz, Barr (ABC News). "Fastest-Growing Religion Often Misunderstood "; Broadcasted on BICNews 13 December 1997; (viewed online 26 Feb. 1999). "As many as 5 million Muslims live in the U.S. and in the last five years, the number of mosques in this country has increased from 843 to about 1,300. Most of the growth has come from immigration, but muchof it is home-grown. "
Islam USA 2,000,000 - - - 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. "It has been estimated that there are more than 2,000,000 Muslims (and possibly as many as 5,000,000) in the U.S. Muslims began to immigrate here, seeking a better living in the 1890s. "
Islam USA 5,000,000 - - - 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. "It has been estimated that there are more than 2,000,000 Muslims (and possibly as many as 5,000,000) in the U.S. Muslims began to immigrate here, seeking a better living in the 1890s. "
Islam 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. "At present, over 35 distinct Islamic and Islamic inspired groups exist in the U.S. The Islamic Center in Washington, D.C. provides a focal point for [Sunnis]. The Asian & Middle Eastern migration since 1965 has also brought a significant number of Shi'a Muslims (primarily form Iran, Iraq, & Pakistan) as well as Ismailis & Druzes (from Lebanon)... The American Muslim Movement, the Nation of Islam, & the Hanafi Muslim Movement are 3 of the larger Islamic groups drawing primarily on the black community for members. Other similar groups include the Moorish Science Temple (of Noble Drew Ali), & the Ansaaru Allah Community. "
Islam USA 6,000,000 - - - 1993 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 105. "Islam now claims approximately 6 million adherents in the United States. "
Islam USA 6,000,000 - - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 13. "And in the United States, Muslims now number about six million. "
Islam USA - 1.90% - - 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%). "
Islam USA - - - - 1994 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 428. "Islam... is now the third-largest single religious group in the nation. "
Islam USA - - 500
units
- 1994 Lindsey, Hal. Planet Earth - 2000 A.D.. Palos Verdes, California: Western Front, Ltd. (1994); pg. 178. "There are now more than 500 Islamic centers in the U.S. and more Muslims than Episcopalians or Presbyterians, and, by the year 2000, Islam may well surpass Judaism as America's largest minority religion. "
Islam USA 5,000,000 - - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 243. "There are five million Muslims now living in America. In fact, Islam is the third largest U.S. religion, and by the year 2010 it is expected to be second largest. "
Islam USA 5,100,000 1.90% - - 1995 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Islam USA 5,100,000 - - - 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: #3; 537.5% growth
Islam USA 5,100,000 - - - 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).
Islam USA 6,000,000 - 1,000
units
- 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. 176. "There are now Muslims in nearly every town in the United States, with more substantial numbers in larger cities, especially in the East and Midwest and on the West Coast.; U.S. mosques: 1,000; U.S. membership: 6 million (1995 data from the American Muslim Council) "
Islam USA 5,500,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Spartos, Carlos. "Practical Piety: A Guide for the Perplexed " in Village Voice (New York), Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 1999; (viewed online, 29 Jan. 1999) "Islam... Membership: North America: in 1995, 5.5 million. World: in 1995, 1.1 million " [sic. Aricle mistakenly has "million " instead of "billion "]
Islam USA 3,800,000 - - - 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.
Islam USA 5,100,000 - - - 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.


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