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Lutheran Alabama - 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: "Lutheran "
Lutheran Alaska 14,153 2.57% 46
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran Alberta 137,500 5.40% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 6. "In 1991, 48.4% of the population, or about 1,232,000 people, was Protestant, including... 175,600 Anglicans, 137,000 Lutherans, 63,600 Baptists... "
Lutheran Alberta 137,100 5.44% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Lutheran Arizona 91,230 2.49% 209
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran Arizona - 5.70% - - 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.
Lutheran Arizona - 4.00% - - 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: "Lutheran "
Lutheran Arkansas 19,719 0.80% 84
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran Arkansas - 1.70% - - 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.
Lutheran Arkansas - 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: "Lutheran "
Lutheran Asia 2,300,000 - - - 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. 114. "[Lutheran] present-day distribution by continents is: 60,400,000 in Europe; 8,900,000 in North America; 2,300,000 in Asia; 1,900,000 in South America; 1,900,000 in Africa; and 500,000 in Australasia. "
Lutheran Asia 4,600,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* [Orig. source: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (1994 Update)] There are 6.2 million Lutherans in Africa, the place where the Lutheran Church is growing most rapidly today, and 4.6 million Lutherans in Asia.
Lutheran Asia 4,873,084 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] Table: "Lutheran World Federation 1995 Membership Figures Summary "
Lutheran Asia 4,900,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "Asia has just under 4.9 million Lutherans, of whom over 4.7 million belong to the LWF. "
Lutheran Asia 4,800,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* AP. "Religion Briefs: Number of Lutherans rises to 63.1 million worldwide " in Deseret News (online, 29 Jan. 2000) "the Lutheran World Federation reports... the biggest numerical increase occurred in Asia, where there were 6.5 million Lutherans in 1999 compared with 4.8 million the previous year. Most of that growth occurred in Indonesia's Protestant Christian Batak Church. "
Lutheran Asia 6,500,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* AP. "Religion Briefs: Number of Lutherans rises to 63.1 million worldwide " in Deseret News (online, 29 Jan. 2000) "the Lutheran World Federation reports... the biggest numerical increase occurred in Asia, where there were 6.5 million Lutherans in 1999 compared with 4.8 million the previous year. "
Lutheran Australasia 500,000 - - - 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. 114. "[Lutheran] present-day distribution by continents is: 60,400,000 in Europe; 8,900,000 in North America; 2,300,000 in Asia; 1,900,000 in South America; 1,900,000 in Africa; and 500,000 in Australasia. "
Lutheran Australia 208,300 - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1986 adherents "
Lutheran Australia 250,900 1.50% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) -
Lutheran Australia 250,844 - - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1991 adherents "
Lutheran Australia 250,000 1.40% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) -
Lutheran Australia 249,989 1.40% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. "In the 1996 Census, respondents were asked to mark one of the seven specified religions (Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, Presbyterian, Greek Orthodox, Baptist, or Lutheran) or to specify a particular religion. Persons with no religion were asked to mark the no religion box. "
Lutheran Australia 249,989 1.40% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1996 adherents " [based on 12,582,764 adherents of Christianity equalling 70.3% of total pop., total population = 17,898,669]
Lutheran Australia: New South Wales 31,890 - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in New South Wales, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1986 adherents "
Lutheran Australia: New South Wales 39,206 - - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in New South Wales, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1991 adherents "
Lutheran Australia: New South Wales 37,640 0.63% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in New South Wales, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1991 adherents "; [based on 1996 Islam total adherents of 102,288 = 1.7%, total pop. of New South Wales would be 6,016,941]
Lutheran Botswana 50,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) African Independent Churches (16) 5%. Protestants 26%. Community 172,000. Denominations 16. Largest -Congregational (LMS) 20,000. Lutheran 50,000; Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (DRC) 21,000; Assemblies of God 3,000; Baptists 800. Evangelicals 3%.
Lutheran Brazil 1,184,597 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Countries with more than 1/2 million Lutherans "
Lutheran Brazil 4,000,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Even today the Universal is not the biggest evangelical church in Brazil. The Assembleia de Deu (Assembly of God), for example, has 13 million followers and the Congregation Cristo do Brasil (Brazil's Christian Congregation) and the Igreja Luteran (Lutheran Church) have 4 million apiece. "
Lutheran British Columbia 108,300 3.30% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Orig. source: Canadian Census]; pg. 24. "In 1991, 44.5% of British Columbia's population, or about 1,460,500 people, was Protestant, including... 331,000 Anglicans, 108,300 Lutherans, 83,500 Baptists... "
Lutheran British Columbia 108,200 3.33% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Lutheran California 351,874 1.18% 952
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran California - 3.70% - - 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.
Lutheran California - 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: "Lutheran "
Lutheran California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 73,500 3.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Lutheran California: Los Angeles County 311,500 3.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Lutheran California: Orange County 120,000 5.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Orange County pop: 2.4 million.
Lutheran California: San Diego County 102,500 4.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total San Diego County pop: 2.5 million.
Lutheran California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 44,800 2.80% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 1.6 million.
Lutheran Cameroon 40,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop.: 6,500,000. In the east (French speaking): Lutheran 40,000
Lutheran Canada - - - - 1755 *LINK* web site: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; web page: "Who We Are " (viewed 5 July 1999). "Lutherans have been continually present in Canada since the 1750s, when German Lutheran immigrants arrived in Halifax. "
Lutheran Canada - 3.30% - - 1977 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac: #2; New York: William Morrow & Co.: (1978); pg. 253. "Canada: Religions: Roman Catholic, 46.2%; United Church of Canada, 17.5%; Anglican Church of Canada, 11.8%; Presbyterian, 4.0%; Lutheran, 3.3%; Greek Orthodox, 1.5%; Judaism, 1.3%; Ukrainian Catholic, 1.1%; others, 13.3%. "
Lutheran Canada 702,900 2.90% - - 1981 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population, by religion, 1981 and 1991 Censuses " table Total population = 24,083,495.
Lutheran Canada 78,566 - - - 1990 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997); pg. 200. "In 1990 the principal religious denominations and their memberships in Canada were the Roman Catholic Church, 11,582,350; United Church of Canada, 2,013,258; Anglican Church of Canada, 848,256; Presbyterian Church of Canada, 245,883; Lutherans, 78,566; and Baptists, 201,218. "
Lutheran Canada 636,200 2.36% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population by religion, 1991 Census " table Total population = 26,994,000.
Lutheran Canada 636,200 2.36% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Lutheran Canada 794,500 3.50% - - 1995 Harris, Jeanette. Canada: the land and its people. London, England: Macdonald Educational (1976); pg. 54. "Population: 22.7 million (1975)... Religions: largest denominations are... Presbyterians 4%; Lutherans 3.5%; Baptists 3% "
Lutheran Colorado 113,173 3.44% 264
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran Colorado - 7.30% - - 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.
Lutheran Colorado - 5.00% - - 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: "Lutheran "
Lutheran Connecticut 52,069 1.58% 119
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran Connecticut - 2.30% - - 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.
Lutheran Connecticut - 4.00% - - 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: "Lutheran "
Lutheran Delaware - 1.50% 1
unit
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 67.
Lutheran Delaware - 0.30% 1
unit
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 67. Denominational % (1.5%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%.
Lutheran Delaware 9,260 1.39% 20
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran Delaware - 2.40% - - 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.
Lutheran Delaware - 4.00% - - 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: "Lutheran "
Lutheran Denmark - - - - 1536 C.E. Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Denmark ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1991); pg. 25-26. "During the reign of King Frederick I, Christian's uncle, Lutheranism... increased its popularity. In Denmark, the sect's main support came from the middle class and from the low-ranking clergy. Frederick's death in 1533 brought the religious issue in Denmak to a head... Christian III won control of the country in 1536 and established the Lutheran Church as the state church with the monarch as its head. He seized the lands of the Catholic Church, greatly increasing the power and wealth of the crown. "
Lutheran Denmark - - - - 1730 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Denmark ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1991); pg. 28. "Although Denmark fought against Sweden early in the 1700s, during the remainder of the century the Danes enjoyed a rest from warfare. King Frederick IV, a devout ruler who reigned from 1699 to 1730, encouraged strict obedience to religious practices. The government built schools throught the country, given ordinary people access to eductation. In other respects, however, the lives of peasants worsened... Danish society lost some of its religious strictness when Frederick V became king in 1745. More interesting in personal pleasures than in ruling, Frederick allowed his ministers to run the Danish government. "
Lutheran Denmark - 95.00% - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 19. "In Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland 95% to 98% of the people are members of the Lutheran Church... "
Lutheran Denmark - 90.00% - - 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. 204-205. Chart
Lutheran Denmark 4,500,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* [Orig. source: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (1994 Update)] 7.6 in Sweden, 4.6 in Finland, 4.5 in Denmark, 3.9 in Norway, and 2.4 million in Indonesia.
Lutheran Denmark 4,539,773 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Countries with more than 1/2 million Lutherans "
Lutheran Estonia - - - - 1522 C.E. Geography Department (Mary M. Rodgers, series editor). Estonia (series: Then and Now). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co. (1992); pg. 28. "In the late 1500s, a religious movement called the Protestant Reformation caused many Germans to turn away from the Roman Catholic Church. The movement spread to the Germans living in Estonia and then to the Estonians themselves. By 1522, many Estonians had accepted the Lutheran faith... "


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