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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Lutheran Pennsylvania - 9.70% 52
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- 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. = 535.
Lutheran Pennsylvania - 2.33% 52
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. = 535. Denominational % (9.7%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 24%.
Lutheran Pennsylvania 707,807 5.96% 1,496
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 Pennsylvania - 8.60% - - 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 Pennsylvania - 8.00% - - 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 Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 40,000 2.50% - - 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 Philadelphia pop: 1.6 million.
Lutheran Philippines: Ilocos Norte 138 0.03% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Province of Ilocos Norte Home Page " "Table 3: HOUSEHOLD POPULATION BY RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IN ILOCOS NORTE 1990 "; "Ilocos Norte had a pop. of 461,661 in 1990 " [table lists # of households & percentage. Adherent numbers here are based on % of total pop.]; [this entry: listed in able as "Lutheran Church "]
Lutheran Prince Edward Island 150 0.12% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 138. "In 1991, 48.4% of the population, or about 62,800 people, was Protestant, including... 5,300 Baptists, 1,300 Pentecostals, and less than 150 Lutherans. "
Lutheran Prince Edward Island 100 0.08% - - 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 Quebec 13,800 0.20% - - 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. 153-154. "Only 5.9% of the population, or about 406,900 people, was Protestant, including... 27,600 Baptists, 10,800 Pentecotals, 20,700 Presbyterians, and 13,800 Lutherans. "
Lutheran Quebec 10,700 0.16% - - 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 Rhode Island 7,150 0.71% 18
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 Rhode Island - 0.70% - - 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 Rhode Island - 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: "Lutheran "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Lutheran Russia 5,000,000 - - - 1918 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 119. "Lutherans constitute almost half of the Protestants of the world. It is impossible to give the total accurately. Of the 5,000,000 Lutherans who were in Russian in 1918, no one knows how many there are now. "
Lutheran Saskatchewan 83,070 8.40% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 172. "In 1991, 53.4% of the population, or 528,088 people was Protestant. Membership in leading Protestant denominations in 1991 included... Lutheran, 83,070; Anglican, 71,203... "
Lutheran Saskatchewan 82,200 8.42% - - 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 Saskatchewan: Saskatoon - - 22
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: Saskatoon Free-Net:Religion (viewed 1998) citywide religion directory for Saskatoon & area
Lutheran Scandinavia - 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 Scandinavia - 95.00% - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 116. "In the Scandinavian countries, nominally 95% Lutheran, Christian youth face the fact that in the midst of a growing secularism the Folk Church is held in a kind of passive esteem by the rank and file of the citizenry, with periodic outbursts of anti-clericalism from certain sections of the press and the film industry. "
Lutheran Scandinavia 25,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 56. "Lutheranism is the official religion of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland--countries where there are some 25 million members. "
Lutheran Slovenia 19,731 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,973,096. Roman Catholic 70.8% (including 2% Uniate), Lutheran 1%, Muslim 1%, other 27.2%
Lutheran South Africa 964,000 - - - 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.) Lutherans (5% White) 964,000
Lutheran South Africa 829,483 - - - 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 South Africa 850,000 - - - 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.
Lutheran South Africa - blacks 700,000 2.97% - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986); pg. 24, 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%...; Pg. 37: "Other black Christians, include 700,000 Lutherans, 800,000 Anglicans, 360,000 Presbyterians, and 1.6 million Roman Catholics. "
Lutheran South America 1,900,000 - - - 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 South Carolina - 9.00% 15
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. = 166.
Lutheran South Carolina - 1.26% 15
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. = 166. Denominational % (9%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 14%.
Lutheran South Carolina 65,082 1.87% 183
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 South Carolina - 2.50% - - 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 South Carolina - 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 South Carolina - whites - 2.79% 15
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. = 166. Denominational % (9%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 31%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Lutheran South Dakota 161,692 23.23% 486
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 South Dakota - 30.30% - - 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 South Dakota - 27.00% - - 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 Suriname 4,000 - - - 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.
Lutheran Suriname - - - - 1999 Beatty, Noelle Blackmer. Suriname (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 40. "Lutherans and members of the Moravian Brethren join other Protestant religious communities in the capital. "
Lutheran Sweden - 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 Sweden 7,600,000 - - - 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 Sweden 7,630,000 - - - 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] List: "Countries with more than 1/2 million Lutherans "
Lutheran Sweden 7,920,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 369. "Location: Sweden; Population: 8.8 million; Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran) "; "Sweden's state religion is Lutheranism, & about 90% of the population belongs to the Church of Sweden, the country's Lutheran church... Of the 90% Lutheran population, only 10% of these Swedes attend church. "
Lutheran Tanzania 580,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Denominations 18. Biggest: Lutherans 580,000 adherents; Anglicans 570,000; Moravians 100,000; Africa Inland Church (AIM) 180,000 Evangelicals 9%.
Lutheran Tanzania 2,200,000 - - - 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] List: "Countries with more than 1/2 million Lutherans "
Lutheran Tennessee 30,541 0.63% 107
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 Tennessee - 1.00% - - 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.
Lutheran Tennessee - 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 Texas 294,524 1.73% 790
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 Texas - 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 Texas - 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 Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth 70,200 1.80% - - 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: 3.9 million.
Lutheran Texas: Houston 114,700 3.10% - - 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: 3.7 million.
Lutheran USA 160 - - - 1623 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 20. "The earliest Lutheran settlers in America were from the Netherlands, forty families locating in the neighborhood of Albany in 1623, and about two hundred persons coming to Manhattan Island in 1625. "
Lutheran USA - - 1
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- 1623 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 138. "...the first European Lutherans to remain permanently in this country arrived at Manhattan Island from Holland in 1623. "
Lutheran USA 360 - - - 1625 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 20. "The earliest Lutheran settlers in America were from the Netherlands, forty families locating in the neighborhood of Albany in 1623, and about two hundred persons coming to Manhattan Island in 1625. "
Lutheran USA - - 1
unit
- 1646 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 21. "...John Campanius... erected in 1646 the first Lutheran Church in America at Tinicum, nine miles southwest of Philadelphia. "
Lutheran USA - - 111
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- 1771 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 259. "...by 1771 there were eighty-one [Lutheran] congregations in Pennsylvania and adjacent states, plus some thirty more in other parts of America. "
Lutheran USA - - 150
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- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); [Orig. source: Paullin (1932)]; pg. 25. Table 2.1: "Numbers of Congregations per Denomination, 1776 "; "Includes all synods "
Lutheran USA - - 800
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- 1820 Gaustad, Edwin S. Church and State in America (series: Religion in American Life). New York: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 48. Chart: "Number of Churches [in U.S.A.] in 1820 "
Lutheran USA 45,000 - - - 1823 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 50. "By 1823, there were 45,000 Lutherans in America... After 1850, there were 150 different Lutheran synods. "
Lutheran USA 163,000 - - - 1850 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990); pg. 49. "The Lutherans... who were about to profit by a surge of German immigration, counted 163,000 members by 1850. "
Lutheran USA 163,000 - - - 1850 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 105. "By 1850... the Methodists in that year had a membership of 1,324,000. The Baptists came next... the Presbyterians ranked third... the Congregationalists, fourth with 197,000; the Lutherans, fifth with 163,000 "
Lutheran USA 500,000 - - - 1870 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 756. "It is hardly surprising that a communion which numbered a scant half-million in 1870 had almost quintupled by 1910, but which time they were outnumbered only by the Roman Catholics, Methodists, and Baptists. "
Lutheran USA 400,000 - - - 1870 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). page 176; 4th largest Protestant denomination in U.S. in 1870
Lutheran USA 400,000 - - - 1870 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 139. "By 1870, Lutherans were the fourth largest Protestant group in the country, with approximately 400,000 members. "


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