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of
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% of
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countries
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Islam 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). "
Islam USA 4,000,000 - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 437. "Since then, the number of African American Muslims in America has risen to over a million, roughly one-fourth of all American Muslims? "
Islam USA 5,000,000 - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 438. "The best estimates of Islam population in the United States range between 3 and 5 million, of whom approximately 25% are African Americans (the term Black Muslim no longer applies). "
Islam USA 10,000,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Statistics of Muslims in the USA and around the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998] "WORLD '96: 1,800 million Christans 1,780 million Muslims 0,018 million; Jews; The Muslim population is growing at rate 3% a year, while Christianity is dropping to 2.6% a year; USA '96: 140.0 million; Christians; 010.0 milliom Muslims; 004.3 million Jews " [The many spelling errors were on the original web page, and not a mistake by Adherents.com. This web site is obviously presenting erroneous, highly inflated figures for Muslims.]
Islam USA 3,767,000 - - - 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: 6)
Islam USA 5,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* Edmondson, Brad. "Editor's Note: Religious Wars " in Forecast (Sept. 1997); posted on web site: Forcast magazine (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); "Copyright 1997 Cowles Business Media. " Some non-Christian religions are growing fast: the number of Muslims in the U.S. is estimated at 5 million. "
Islam USA 5,000,000 - 1,300
units
- 1997 *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 5,500,000 - - - 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 Islam
Islam USA 3,000,000 - 950
units
- 1998 *LINK* Alford, Chip. web page: "LifeWay strategist shares societal, religious trends: Growth of Islam, minority groups "; web site: "LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention " (viewed 26 Feb. 1999), Updated: November 17, 1998. "Estimates of Muslims in the United States range from 3-8 million... Tharp said, pointing out: some 950 mosques & Islamic centers are currently located in the U.S.; some 350 Muslim student associations & professional organizations are active in America; 60 private Islamic elementary & secondary schools... "
Islam USA 8,000,000 - 950
units
- 1998 *LINK* Alford, Chip. web page: "LifeWay strategist shares societal, religious trends: Growth of Islam, minority groups "; web site: "LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention " (viewed 26 Feb. 1999), Updated: November 17, 1998. "Estimates of Muslims in the United States range from 3-8 million... Tharp said, pointing out: some 950 mosques & Islamic centers are currently located in the U.S.; some 350 Muslim student associations & professional organizations are active in America; 60 private Islamic elementary & secondary schools... "
Islam USA 6,000,000 - 2,000
units
- 1998 *LINK* Carney, Jim (Beacon Journal). "Muslims spread word to counter action film " in the Akron Beacon Journal (Month? 6, 1998). There are about 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, 6 million in the United States... In the United States, there are about 2,000 mosques, Islamic schools and Islamic centers.
Islam USA 1,300,000 0.50% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 32, 34. "Almost 2% of the population is Jewish and 0.5% is Muslim. "
Islam USA 6,000,000 - - - 1998 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998); pg. 60. -
Islam USA - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam USA - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site of The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, 1207 18th Avenue, South, Nashville, TN 37212; web page: "Dieties and Deadlines " (guide to journalists covering religion); viewed 21 March 1999. "...cumulative Gallup polls put U.S. Muslim numbers at under 1% of the U.S. population. The higher estimates by Muslim leaders vary greatly. The 'fastest-growing religion' in America may be Islam, but qualifiers are needed to indicate who makes such a statement and what the basis is for the claim. "
Islam USA 5,100,000 - - - 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: "; For estimate of Islam: "Estimates vary greatly "
Islam USA 5,100,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Largest Religious Groups: The 16 US faith groups and ethical systems with memberships over 1 million are: "
Islam USA 6,500,000 - - - 1999 Caldwell, Deborah Kovach. "The crescent and the ballot box " in Dallas Morning News, 25 Sept. 1999; pg. G1. "Spearheaded by the American Muslim Council, a group based in Washington, D.C... Aly Abuzaakouk, the Council's director. There are about 6.5 million Muslims in America, he said. "
Islam USA 6,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Dooley, Tara (Knight-Ridder). "Growing Number of Americans Switching to Imported Faiths " in Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Sept. 1999. (viewed online 11 Sept. 1999) "National Islamic groups estimate that there are more than 6 million Muslims in the United States "
Islam USA - - 1,500
units
- 1999 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 3,500,000 - - - 1999 Zelizer, Gerald L. "Gideon Bible reflects how hotels have fallen behind the times " in USA Today, 1 July 1999; pg. 15A. "There are as many Muslims in the United States as Presbyterians -- 3.5 million. "
Islam USA 5,730,000 2.10% - - 2000 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States. Year 2000 projection done in 1995.
Islam 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. "
Islam USA 3,173,000 1.20% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table. Listed in table as "United States "
Islam USA - Arab 68,000 - - - 1966 Noel, Donald L. Book review of The Arab Moslems in the United States: Religion and Assimilation by Abdo A. Elkholy, New Haven, Connecticut: College & University Press (1966) in Social Forces (1967, vol. 46, no. 1); pg. 137. "Arab-Moslem Americans... After presenting necessary background information on this small minority (approximately 68,000 in the U.S.)... "
Islam USA - Arab 100,000 10.00% - - 1986 McCarthy, Kevin. Saudi Arabia: A Desert Kingdom (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press, Inc. (1986); pg. 108. "Today about one million Arabs live in the United States. Perhaps 10% of them are Moslems. Most of these Arabs are third- and fourth-generation descendants of Middler Eastern people who arrived here between 1875 and 1948. "
Islam USA - blacks - 2.00% - - 1998 Swain, Carol M. The New White Nationalism in America; Its Challenge to Integration. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2002); pg. 397. "Despite the high visibility of certain Muslim groups, less than 2 percent of the black population in America is Muslim, and an even smaller subset belong to the Nation of Islam... "
Islam USA - military 4,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Elsasser, Glen (Chicago Tribune). "Military takes note of religious practices " in Detroit Free Press, 8 July 1999 (viewed 10 July 1999). "The most visible minority in the military are Muslims, which the Pentagon estimates number about 4,000. The first, and only, military mosque was established a few years ago at the Norfolk naval base in Virginia, and three Muslim chaplains now serve this growing segment of the military. "
Islam USA - military - 0.40% - - 2000 *LINK* Estrin, Robin (AP). "Religion in the News " on Excite.News.Com (17 Feb 2000) "Besides the Koran, the containerized chapels offer three versions of the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the Jewish Holy Scriptures. The mats and shawls are in camouflage green... Although the military is dominated by Protestants and Catholics (71 percent of Army personnel identify themselves as Christian, compared with 0.4 percent Muslims and 0.3 percent Jews)... "
Islam 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.
Islam Utah 6,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Utah Muslims Celebrate Holy Month of Ramadan " in Salt Like Tribune (Dec. 12, 1998). "An estimated 5,000-6,000 Muslims who call Utah home are expected to honor Ramadan. "
Islam Utah 10,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "Muslims to Honor Prophet Abraham's Devotion to God " in Salt Lake Tribune (March 20, 1999), viewed online 21 March 1999. "Next Saturday, members of Utah's Muslim community, which numbers nearly 10,000, will gather at one of the two mosques, in downtown Salt Lake City and in West Valley City, for a day of prayer and feasting. "
Islam Utah 15,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Jews and Muslims Finding Common Ground in Utah as Misunderstood Religious Minorities " in Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Mar 2000. "In predominantly Mormon Utah, some 5,000 Jews and 15,000 Muslims make up tiny... religious minorities... "
Islam Utah - 1.00% - - 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 "
Islam Uzbekistan - - - - 1990 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 90. "In Uzbekistan, over 200 new mosques were opened in 1989-90. Hundreds of students were enrolled in theological colleges and millions of copies of the Koran were distributed. "
Islam Uzbekistan 20,420,000 - - - 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 Uzbekistan 20,651,598 88.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 23,467,724. Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%
Islam Uzbekistan - 88.00% - - 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 Vanuatu 40 - - - 1996 RISEAP. Muslim Almanac - Asia Pacific. Table: Muslim Population in Asia Pacific Region (1996)
Islam Venezuela - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam 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.
Islam Vermont - 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 Vietnam - 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 Vietnam 180,000 0.25% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994); pg. 37, 46. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 46: "About 180,000 people, mainly Khmer and Cham, follow Islam. "
Islam Vietnam 41,000 - - - 1996 RISEAP. Muslim Almanac - Asia Pacific. Table: Muslim Population in Asia Pacific Region (1996)
Islam Vietnam 531,000 0.70% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Virgin Islands (British) 60 0.30% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Virginia - 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 Virginia - 1.00% - - 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 "
Islam Washington - 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.
Islam Washington - 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 Washington, D.C. - 0.60% - - 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. "]
Islam Washington, D.C. - 2.00% - - 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 "
Islam Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University students 168 2.80% - - 1999 "Georgetown names 1st Muslim chaplain " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 6G. "Georgetown University... in Washington, D.C., has a growing 'self-identified' Muslim student population. About 2.8 percent of its 6,000 undergraduates say they are Muslims. "
Islam West Bank 600,000 80.00% - - 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 West Bank 1,080,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Muslim is "mostly Sunni "
Islam West Bank - 75.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,495,683 (July 1997 est.) note: in addition, there are 136,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and 156,000 in East Jerusalem (August 1996 est.). Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%.
Islam West Bank - 75.00% - - 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 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.
Islam West Virginia - 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 Western Sahara 228,138 100.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 228,138. Religions: Muslim.
Islam Western Sahara 82,000 99.50% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Wisconsin - 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 Wisconsin - 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 world - - - - 632 C.E. *LINK* web site: "SIM NOW " (Protestant site); web page: "Muhammad and the Expansion of Islam " (viewed 5 March 1999); From World Religions Special Report (1998) by SIMNOW (published quarterly by SIM, 14830 Choate Circle, Charlotte, NC 28273 USA) "...rapid growth of Islam... In A.D. 630, an army of 10,000 Muslims recaptured Mecca. By the time of Muhammad's death in 632, Islam's armies had conquered most of Arabia. A century after the death of the prophet, Islam embraced more territory than did the Roman Empire. "


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