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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
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total
pop.
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congreg./
churches/
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countries
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Lutheran Estonia - 80.00% - - 1925 *LINK* web site: "Estonia Country Guide " In 1925, the Church was separated from the State. Around 80 per cent of the population belonged to the Lutheran Church.
Lutheran Estonia - - - - 1992 Geography Department (Mary M. Rodgers, series editor). Estonia (series: Then and Now). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co. (1992); pg. 25. "Most Estonians follow the Lutheran faith... "
Lutheran Estonia - - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Estonia Country Guide " "Estonians are predominantly Lutherans, though... small Russian Orthodox and Baptist communities across the country. " Also: Roman Catholic, Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Muslim.
Lutheran Estonia: Lake Peipsi - 26.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "lake-peipus.net "; web page: "Religion and Culture " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); "References: Tatiana Maximova, Eiki Berg " "While along the Russian border of Lake Peipsi most people are Russian Orthodox & the culture is fairly homogeneous, the Estonian borderlands [are very diverse in] culture & religion... On the Estonian side of Lake Peipsi: [Ethnicity:] 56% are Estonians; 34% Russians; [Religion:] 26% Lutheran; 22% Russian Orthodox; 16% Old Believers; 33% Non-religious "
Lutheran Ethiopia 1,625,994 - - - 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 Europe 60,400,000 - - - 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 Europe 37,300,000 - - - 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] "The largest concentration of Lutheranism and the LWF is in Europe, with over 37.3 million members. "
Lutheran Europe 37,342,200 - - - 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 Europe 37,400,000 - - - 1996 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998); pg. 228. "Meanwhile, the European churches continued to report declining numbers: there were 37.2 million European Lutherans in 1997, compared to 37.4 million in 1996. "
Lutheran Europe 37,200,000 - - - 1997 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998); pg. 228. "Meanwhile, the European churches continued to report declining numbers: there were 37.2 million European Lutherans in 1997, compared to 37.4 million in 1996. "
Lutheran Europe 31,550,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* AP. "Religion Briefs: Number of Lutherans rises to 63.1 million worldwide " in Deseret News (online, 29 Jan. 2000) "The number of Lutherans worldwide increased last year from 61.5 million to 63.1 million, the Lutheran World Federation reports... Half the world's Lutherans live in Europe... "
Lutheran Finland - 98.10% - - 1920 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 95.00% - - 1950 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 95.00% - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 45. "The Scandinavian countries, together with Iceland and Finland, are all nearly one hundred per cent Lutheran at the present time. "
Lutheran Finland - 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 Finland - 90.30% - - 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland 4,600,000 - - - 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 Finland 4,577,106 - - - 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 Finland - 85.80% - - 1995 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 85.70% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 85.60% - - 1997 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 86. "Today, a large majority of the population belongs to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland. There are a number of revivalist and evangelical groups within the Lutheran Church. "
Lutheran Finland 4,300,000 86.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Lutheran Finland 4,300,000 86.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Lutheran Finland 4,400,000 86.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "The Lutheran Church is the church of the majority of Finns. A total of 4.4 million persons belong to Evangelical-Lutheran congregations in Finland. The Church is part of the Finnish way of life. Around 86% of the population are members of the Lutheran Church. "
Lutheran Florida 167,734 1.30% 415
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 Florida - 3.30% - - 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 Florida - 3.00% - - 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 Florida: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 70,400 2.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 112. Table 3-6: "Religious Profiles of Selected Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 3.2 million.
Lutheran Georgia, USA - 21.70% 5
units
- 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. = 23.
Lutheran Georgia, USA - 1.52% 5
units
- 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. = 23. Denominational % (21.7%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 7%.
Lutheran Georgia, USA 42,492 0.66% 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 Georgia, USA - 0.90% - - 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 Georgia, USA - 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 Georgia, USA - whites - 4.34% 5
units
- 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. = 23. Denominational % (21.7%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%.
Lutheran Germany - - - - 1517 C.E. Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998); pg. 27. "Lutherans. As a Catholic monk in sixteenth-century Germany, Martin Luther... Though Luther only meant to reform the Catholic church, his actions launched the Protestant Reformation and divided Christians into many different groups... "
Lutheran Germany - 50.00% - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1266. List of "Major World Religions ": "About 80 million persons are Lutherans today. Lutheranism is the religion of half the people of Germany. In Iceland, Findlan, Norway and Sweden it is the established Church and receives support from the state. "
Lutheran Germany 40,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 56. "More than 8 million Lutherans live in the United States, about 40 million live in Germany. "
Lutheran Germany 14,700,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* [Orig. source: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (1994 Update)] There are 14.7 million Lutherans in Germany in 15 church bodies
Lutheran Germany 14,290,400 - - - 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 Germany 14,300,000 - - - 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] "Germany, where the Lutheran tradition has its origin, had the largest number of Lutherans in any one country, its Lutheran churches having a combined membership of 14.3 million, ahead of the United States with 8.3 million. "
Lutheran Germany 14,000,000 - - - 1997 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998); pg. 228. "The largest number of Lutherans in any one country can be found in Germany, the birthplace of the faith. German Lutherans number just over 14 million, followed by U.S. Lutherans, who number nearly 8.3 million in several Lutheran denominations. "
Lutheran Germany 23,895,000 29.50% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 178-179. "Location: Germany; Population: Over 81 million "; "About 29.5% of Germans belong to the official [Lutheran] Protestant church and an estimted 28% are Catholics. The Protestants live mainly in the north of the country and the Catholics in the south. "
Lutheran Greenland - 80.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 7/6/87 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) The Lutheran Church, the state church in Greenland, claims 80% of Greenlanders -- including those of Danish extraction -- as adherents. Yet, Martens says the number of evangelical believers among the Inuit may be as low as one hundred people.
Lutheran Guyana 14,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: Operation World 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 800,000. Hindus 30%; Muslims 8%; Roman Catholics 12%; Protestants 40%. Protestant community 282,000. Denominations 20. Major groups: Anglicans 130,000 adherents; Lutherans 14,000; Moravians 2,000. Evangelicals 6%.
Lutheran Hawaii 5,892 0.53% 24
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 Hungary 530,000 5.00% - - 1989 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 10.6 million [total pop.] (1989). About 67.5 percent Roman Catholic, 20 percent Reformed (Calvinist), 5 percent Lutheran, and 5 percent unaffiliated. Small numbers of other Protestant sects, Uniates, Orthodox, and Jews.
Lutheran Hungary 511,620 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 67.5%, Calvinist 20%, Lutheran 5%, atheist and other 7.5%; Total Population: 10,232,404.
Lutheran Hungary 500,000 5.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 186-187. "Location: Hungary; Population: About 10 million "; "About 65% of Hungarians are Roman Catholic, 20% Reformed Calvinists, and 5% Lutherans "
Lutheran Iceland - 95.00% - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 45. "The Scandinavian countries, together with Iceland and Finland, are all nearly one hundred per cent Lutheran at the present time. "
Lutheran Iceland 246,280 94.00% - - 1994 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 190-191. "Location: Iceland; Population: 262,000 " [1994 pop. est.]; Pg. 191: "Over 90% of Icelanders belong to the official state church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church... Under 4% of the population belong to other Lutheran denominations... "
Lutheran Idaho 26,372 2.62% 86
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 Idaho - 4.10% - - 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.
Lutheran Idaho - 3.00% - - 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 Illinois 609,770 5.33% 1,149
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 Illinois - 7.60% - - 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.
Lutheran Illinois - 7.00% - - 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 Illinois: Chicago 81,200 2.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Lutheran India 1,267,787 - - - 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 India - - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher ( "compiler "). "World View... ", subhead: "First Women Ordained " in Salt Lake Tribune (March 20, 1999), viewed online 21 March 1999. [Orig. source: Ecumenical News Intl.] "Last month India's biggest Lutheran church, the 800,000-member Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC), ordained its first women. Eighteen women were ordained as pastors in the service at St. Matthew's Church in the city of Guntur in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The AELC is the fourth of India's Lutheran churches to ordain women The first were ordained in 1991. "
Lutheran Indiana 191,350 3.45% 442
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 Indiana - 5.10% - - 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.
Lutheran Indiana - 6.00% - - 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 Indonesia 2,400,000 - - - 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 Indonesia 2,367,539 - - - 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 "


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