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Mennonite World Conference USA 287,345 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 6.
Mennonite World Conference Venezuela 591 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 4.
Mennonite World Conference Vietnam 115 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 1.
Mennonite World Conference world 1,060,143 - - 60
countries
1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "
Mennonite World Conference Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) 175,837 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 3.
Mennonite World Conference Zambia 12,026 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 1.
Mennonite World Conference Zimbabwe 20,606 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 2.
Mennoniten Bruder Gemeinde USA 6,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 481. "The Mennoniten Bruder [Brüder] Gemeinde is divided into two parts because of differing views on... baptism. The larger branch (5,000 members) immerse... forward, while the smaller (1,000 members) insist on backward immersion. "
Mennonitengemeinde zu Mexiko Mexico 430 - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Mennonitengemeinde zu Mexiko; Members: 430; Congregations: 3
Mennonites in Canada, Conference of Canada 35,995 - 223
units
- 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. 694. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Mennonites in 'Canada, Conference of' [Separate listing distinct from 'Mennonite Brethren Churches, Canadian Conference of' and 'Mennonite Church (Canada)']
Mennonitische Freikirche Osterreich Austria 360 - 8
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " AUSTRIA: Mennonitische Freikirche Osterreich (MFO); Members: 360; Congregations: 8
Mennonitische Heimatmission Germany 220 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GERMANY... Mennonitische Heimatmission (MHM); Members: 220; Congregations: 7
Menominee North America - Central Prairies and Woodlands 3,000 - - - 1650 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 240. Table: "Central Prairies and Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Menominee USA 7,543 - - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 38. Table: "Largest American Indian Tribes (as identified in the 1990 Census, through self-reporting) "
Menominee Wisconsin 6,400 - - - 1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 27. "Today about 6,400 Menominee live in Wisconsin on tribal lands. "
Menominee world 3,000 - - - 1650 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 240. Table: "Central Prairies and Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Mensa Ethiopia - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Meo Laos 400,000 10.53% - - 1988 Diamond, Judith. Laos (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1989); pg. 78-79. "The Hmong, Yao (Mien), and Man tribes are the 'people of the mountain,' the Lao Soung... The Meo are by far the largest group of Lao Soung, estimated at about 400,000. Meo in Lao means 'barbarian.' The tribe's own name, Hmong, means 'free people.' They have a tradition of independence, of strength, and of willingness to fight to maintain their freedom... The majority of Hmong live in the northeastern plateau of Xieng Khouang Province... "
Mesarit Chad - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Meserete Kristos Church Ethiopia 57,011 - 192
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Africa: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "ETHIOPIA: Meserete Kristos Church; Members: 57,011; Congregations: 192 "
Messianic Judaism Israel - - 8
units
- 1975 "Messianic Jews see 'significant increase' " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 6G. "Messianic Jews... at the Aug. 12-17 meeting of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in Hempstead, N.Y... Tuvya Zaretsky, the consultation's new president, said Messianic congregations in Israel have grown from 'six or eight' in the early 1970s to more than 35. "
Messianic Judaism Israel - - 36
units
- 1999 "Messianic Jews see 'significant increase' " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 6G. "Messianic Jews... at the Aug. 12-17 meeting of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in Hempstead, N.Y... Tuvya Zaretsky, the consultation's new president, said Messianic congregations in Israel have grown from 'six or eight' in the early 1970s to more than 35. "
Messianic Judaism USA 70,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Rothstein, Mikael. "Patterns of Diffusion and Religious Globalization: An Empirical Survey of New Religious Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 195-220. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "Jews for Jesus claim that around 75,000 American Jews believe Jesus Christ to be the Messiah, and that some 50,000 are members of Jews for Jesus. This, however, could not be verified in any way when I asked for documentation (in 1992) (Rothstein 1993: 82-99). "
Messianic Judaism USA - - 125
units
- 1997 Feher, Shoshanah. "Managing Strain, Contradictions, and Fluidity: Messianic Judaism and the Negotiation of a Religio-Ethnic Identity " in Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader; edited by Penny Edgell Becker & Nancy L. Eiesland. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press (1997); pg. 28. "Adat haRuach (Community of the Spirit), located in California, is one of 125 Messianic congregations in the United States; it is among the largest, drawing about 150 worshipers on any given Saturday. "
Messianic Judaism USA 100,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) The number of Messianic Jews in the United States numbers in the tens of thousands. Some people suggest the number to be as high as 100,000.
Messianic Judaism USA - - 85
units
- 1999 "Messianic Jews see 'significant increase' " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 6G. "Messianic Jews... at the Aug. 12-17 meeting of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in Hempstead, N.Y... Tuvya Zaretsky, the consultation's new president... said the number of such congregations in the United States has grown from a handful in the 1970s to 'around 80 to 85.' "
Messianic Judaism world 132,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #26: research conducted by David Bogosian, Research Director of the 'US Center for World Mission': "Over 130,000 Messianic Jews " According to Bogosian's calculations, there are currently some 132,000 Jews who see Jesus as their Messiah, saviour and coming king.
Messianic Judaism world 100,000 - 250
units
15
countries
1998 *LINK* web site of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America; web page: "Position Paper: Messianic Aliyah " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) It is estimated that there are now at least 100,000 such Messianic Jews in some 15 countries, including Israel. Furthermore, there are over 250 known Messianic synagogues worldwide...
Messianic Judaism world 1,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Messianic Bureau International "; web page: "Basics of Messianic Judaism " by David M. Hargis (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Copyright 1998 " "Today there is estimated to be more than one million Jewish people who believe in Yeshua as the Messiah. "
Messianic Judaism world - - - - 1999 "Messianic Jews see 'significant increase' " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 6G. "Messianic Jews are reporting a 'significant increase' in their numbers over the past three decades. The movement's growth was discusses at the Aug. 12-17 meeting of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in Hempstead, N.Y., attended by 130 people from 16 countries. A statement cites growth in the former Soviet Union, Germany and Israel. "
Methdodist Church, Canada Canada 169,803 - - - 1884 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: British Methodism; pg. 199. "(Defunct); (The Methodist Church, Canada no longer exists as a separate entity. It is now a constituent part of the United Church of Canada.)... The Methodist Church, Canada (1884-1925) was formed by a merger of the Methodist Church of Canada with 3 smaller Methodist bodies... Membership: At the time of their merger in 1884, the four uniting churches reported as follows: Methodist Church in Canada, 128,644 members; Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, 25,671 members; Primitive Methodist Church, 8,090 members; Bible Christian Church, 7,398. "
Methodist Alabama - 14.30% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 252-288. Table A.2: "Denominational Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "; "The adherence rates were estimated from Bureau of the Census (1854) reports on the number of churches, the seating capacity of churches & the value of church property. "
Methodist Alabama - 10.40% - - 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.
Methodist Alabama - 9.00% - - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist Angola - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in Angola, Congo, Dahomey-Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone... "
Methodist Anguilla 3,559 33.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%; Total population: 10,785.
Methodist Anguilla 3,679 33.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%; Total population: 11,147 (July 1998 est).
Methodist Arizona - 6.60% - - 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.
Methodist Arizona - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist Arkansas - 7.40% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 252-288. Table A.2: "Denominational Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "; "The adherence rates were estimated from Bureau of the Census (1854) reports on the number of churches, the seating capacity of churches & the value of church property. "
Methodist Arkansas - 8.80% - - 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.
Methodist Arkansas - 9.00% - - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist Australasia 189,437 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 489. Table: "The following statistical table gives the present approx. membership of the main divisions of world-wide Methodism... " Location listed in table as "Australasia "
Methodist Bahamas 16,556 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%; Total population: 275,941.
Methodist Bahamas 16,790 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 279,833 (July 1998 est.)... Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2% "
Methodist Barbados 10,220 4.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Total pop. (1987) 255,500. The Church of God and the Roman Catholic and Methodist churches each claimed to minister to between 3 and 4 percent of the population.
Methodist Barbados 18,113 7.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, unknown 3%, other 9% (1980); Total population: 258,756 (1997 estimate).
Methodist Barbados 18,132 7.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 259,025 (July 1998 est.)... Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, unknown 3%, other 9% (1980)... "
Methodist Barbados 18,270 7.00% - - 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "Barbados: Isle of Dreams " Religion: Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, Other 9%; Population: 261,000.
Methodist Barbados - - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "Fun Barbados " Barbados Religion page: church listing. "Currently there are around 60 Anglican churches that can be found on the island and over the years many other denominations have joined and can be found list below. "
Methodist Belgium - - - - 1978 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 479. "Unions with other denominations have resulted in the statistical disappearance of some churches as solely Methodist... In Belgium, 1978, Methodists united with other Protestants. "
Methodist Belize 12,000 6.00% - - 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 80. "Location: Belize; Population: Over 200,000 "; "In 1993... 30% belonged to various Protestant denominations, including the Anglicans (12%) and Methodists (6%). "
Methodist Belize 13,480 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 30% (Anglican 12%, Methodist 6%, Mennonite 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, other 2%), none 2%, other 6% (1980); Total population: 224,663.
Methodist Belize 13,810 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 230,160 (July 1998 est.)... Methodist 6%... "
Methodist Belize 14,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 146,000. Roman Catholics 55%. Protestants 40%. Community 38,000. Denominations 9. Major groups: Anglicans 15,000; Methodists 14,000; Nazarenes 3,000; Pentecostals (3) 3,000 adherents. Evangelicals 6%.
Methodist Bermuda 10,000 - - - 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.
Methodist Bermuda 3,128 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 28%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Methodist 5%, other 34% (1991); Total population: 62,569 (1997 est.).
Methodist Bermuda 3,100 5.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 62,009 (July 1998 est.)... Methodist 5%... (1991) "
Methodist Brazil - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in... New Zealand; Germany, Ireland; Jamaica, Mexico, and Brazil. "
Methodist California - 4.00% - - 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.
Methodist 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: "Methodist "
Methodist California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 50,400 2.40% - - 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.
Methodist California: Los Angeles County 275,900 3.10% - - 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 LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Methodist California: Orange County 98,400 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 Orange County pop: 2.4 million.
Methodist California: San Diego County 172,500 6.90% - - 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.


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