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Methodist USA - - - - 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 159. "Of the 23 separate Methodist bodies in the U.S., the United Methodist Church is numerically the strongest. "
Methodist USA - 10.00% - - 1992 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Methodist USA - 10.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Methodist USA - 8.00% - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 2. "About 60% of American people are Protestants (among them, 19% are Baptists, 8% Methodists, 5% Lutherans, and the other 28% divided among many groups). "
Methodist USA - 10.00% - - 1994 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Methodist USA 14,200,000 - - - 1995 1995 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches -
Methodist USA - 12.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web page: "Principle Denominations in the U.S. "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last Revised: 12-1-95 Pie chart: "Principal U.S. Denominations "; R. Catholic 25%; Baptist 21%; Methodist 12%; Lutheran 8%; Other "
Methodist USA - 9.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Methodist USA - 9.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Methodist USA 15,500,000 - - - 1997 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 281. "The total Methodist membership in the U.S. is about 15.5 million. "
Methodist USA 20,800,000 8.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 32, 34. "Americans: Location: United States; Population: 260 million "; "The largest Protestant denominations are the Baptists with 10% of the population, followed by the Methodists (8%), Lutherans (5%), and Presbyterians (3%). "
Methodist USA 13,533,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Christian Organizations "; "Membership numbers, as supplied by various denominations "; listed in table as "Methodist Churches "
Methodist USA 13,533,000 - - - 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: "; listed in table as "Methodist Churches "
Methodist USA - Middle Colonies - 3.80% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 29-30. Table 2.1: "Denominational Percentages by Region, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total Num. of congreg: 1,285.
Methodist USA - South - 1.40% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 29-30. Table 2.1: "Denominational Percentages by Region, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total Num. of congreg: 845.
Methodist Utah - 1.20% - - 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.
Methodist 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: "Methodist "
Methodist Vermont - 8.60% - - 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 Vermont - 5.60% - - 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 Vermont - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist Virgin Islands (British) 6,016 45.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 86% (Methodist 45%, Anglican 21%, Church of God 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 2%), Roman Catholic 6%, none 2%, other 6% (1981); Total population: 13,368 (1997 est.).
Methodist Virginia - 2.00% 10
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. = 491.
Methodist Virginia - 0.24% 10
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. = 491. Denominational % (2%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 12%.
Methodist Virginia - 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 Virginia - 13.10% - - 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.
Methodist Virginia - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist Virginia - whites - 0.44% 10
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. = 491. Denominational % (2%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%. [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.]
Methodist Washington - 6.20% - - 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.
Methodist Washington - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist Washington, D.C. - 6.80% - - 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. [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Methodist Washington, D.C. - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist West Virginia - 14.90% - - 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.
Methodist West Virginia - 15.00% - - 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 Wisconsin - 0.00% - - 1816 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 41. "By the time of Asbury's death, in 1816, Methodism had increased from 10 preachers and 1,160 members in 1773 to 695 preachers and 214,235 members... Methodism was now established in every state and territory east of the Mississippi except eastern Florida..., and Wisconsin, which had not yet had many second-generation American settlers (most were first-generation European immigrants). "
Methodist Wisconsin - 4.00% - - 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 Wisconsin - 6.40% - - 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 Wisconsin - 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: "Methodist "
Methodist world 4 - 1
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1
country
1729 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 14-15. "John Wesley... wrote the following account of the 1st society called Methodist: 'In Nov., 1729, 4 young gentlemen of Oxford... began... reading chiefly the Greek Testament... The next year, two or three of Mr. Wesley's pupils desired the liberty of meeting with them; and afterwards one of Mr. Charles Wesley's pupils... "
Methodist world 8 - 1
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1730 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 14-15. "John Wesley... wrote the following account of the 1st society called Methodist: 'In Nov., 1729, 4 young gentlemen of Oxford... began... reading chiefly the Greek Testament... The next year, two or three of Mr. Wesley's pupils desired the liberty of meeting with them; and afterwards one of Mr. Charles Wesley's pupils... "
Methodist world 16 - 1
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1
country
1732 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 14-15. "John Wesley... wrote the following account of the 1st society called Methodist: 'In Nov., 1729, 4 young gentlemen of Oxford... began... reading chiefly the Greek Testament... The next year, two or three of Mr. Wesley's pupils desired the liberty of meeting with them; and afterwards one of Mr. Charles Wesley's pupils... It was in 1732 that Mr. Ingham... & Mr. Broughton... were added... To these, in April, was joined Mr. Clayton... with 2 or 3 of his pupils... [&] Mr. James Hervey... and afterwards Mr. Whitefield' "
Methodist world - - 1
unit
- 1739 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 23. "The actual beginning of the world's first Methodist chapel was at Bristol, May 12, 1739. Later a chapel as built in London--the Foundry--and soon a second chapel was built in London. "
Methodist world - - - 3
countries
1766 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 30. "Methodism spread first to Ireland and then to America. In 1766 Philip Embury, a lay preacher from Ireland, came to New York City. That same year another lay preacher from Ireland, Robert Strawbridge, came to Frederick County, Maryland. "
Methodist world 214,235 - - - 1816 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 41. "By the time of Asbury's death, in 1816, Methodism had increased from 10 preachers and 1,160 members in 1773 to 695 preachers and 214,235 members. "
Methodist world 11,869,892 - - - 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... "; Regions delineated specifically: Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, Australasia, the regions where the majority of Methodists live. Another region listed in table includes four countries: "Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Japan ", which has 86,169 Methodists, but this entry in the table gives no indication of individual country breakdown.
Methodist world 17,729,936 - - 51
countries
1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960; 1st pub 1957); pg. 2, 13. "The Methodist Church is still the largest single Protestant body in America, with a membership of 10,729,936. "; "Apart from the giant United States church, Methodism today counts seven million followers in fifty lands. "
Methodist world 16,000,000 0.64% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 204-205. Table: "Christians, Their Practices "; "Methodists: Members in world, 16 million adults... Concepts of Salvation and Afterlife: Salvation is through repentance and faith. Stress is placed on the individual experience of God's grace and power and a life of 'social holiness' including the Christianizing of men's life and conduct. Most Methodists accept a divine judgment after death with rewards and punishments of some kind. "
Methodist world 15,500,000 - - - 1963 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 130. "Methodists throughout the world number approx. 15,500,000 in full membership (those who have passed through a course...), and claim a total constituency of 25,000,000 as adherents (those who support or attend the church, or the husband or wife... "
Methodist world 25,000,000 - - - 1963 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 130. "Methodists throughout the world number approx. 15,500,000 in full membership (those who have passed through a course...), and claim a total constituency of 25,000,000 as adherents (those who support or attend the church, or the husband or wife... "
Methodist world 30,000,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1972); pg. 26. "If there are approximately 80,000,000 Lutherans and 40,000,000 each of Anglicans and the Presbyterian-Reformed, there are over 30,000,000 Methodists in the Protestant world. "
Methodist world 16,000,000 - - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1267. List of "Major World Religions ": "Worldwide, Methodists now number about 16 million adults, including over 13 million in the U.S. "
Methodist world 24,500,000 - - - 1980 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 108. "Figure 2.7: Northern (non-Latin Western) Christianity [i.e. Protestantism], 1980: world figures (after Barrett, 1982) "
Methodist world - - - - 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. 173. "Methodist churches, heirs of a renewal in the eighteenth century Church of England, have spread from England and America into many mission territories. "
Methodist world - - - - 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. Churches or denominations which owe their name and character to the movement led by John Wesley in the eighteenth century. More than 125 of them are alive today in many countries... "
Methodist world 31,718,508 - - - 1985 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1997, DK Publishing: New York (1996); pg. 84. Table: "Top 10 Christian Affiliations in the World " (listing of religious "affiliations ", or denominational families, with largest numbers of adherents, based on mid-1980s. Ranked #9
Methodist world 25,000,000 - - - 1986 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 216. "Worldwide, 64 autonomous Methodist-Wesleyan Churches presently have a total membership of about 25 million people. The Methodist Churches are governed by synods or conferences, which belong to the World Methodist Council. "
Methodist world 50,000,000 - - - 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. 130. "The World Methodist Council comprises more than sixty autonomous or semi-autonomous conferences, and a total community of about 50 million people. "
Methodist world 18,000,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Methodist world 40,000,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "METHODISM... The original movement is today a family of Churches loosely connected to the World Methodist Council and claims a membership of over 18 million and a community of 40 million. "
Methodist world - - - - 1996 Magida, Arthur J. (ed). How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing (1996); pg. 274. "There are about 125 Methodist denominations around the globe and 23 separate Methodist bodies in the United States. Of these, the United Methodist church is numerically the largest. "
Methodist world 33,000,000 - - 107
countries
1997 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 281. "Worldwide, there are more than 73 autonomous Methodist/Wesleyan churches in 107 countries, with a membership of more than 33 million. All of them belong to the World Methodist Council, which gives global unity to the witness of Methodist communicants. "
Methodist world 25,599,000 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Christian Denominations in the World "; Rank: #8
Methodist Wyoming - 9.90% - - 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.
Methodist Wyoming - 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 Zimbabwe 220,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Methodists (3 groups) 220,000 adherents, Anglicans 140,000, African Reformed (NGK-South Africa) 87,000, Salvation Army 157,000, All Pentecostals est. 180,000 (40 groups)
Methodist Zimbabwe - - - - 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... "


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