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of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Pentecostal Sweden 88,420 1.00% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "Population: 8,842,000... Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 94%... Other Religions: Roman Catholic, 1.5%; Pentecostal, 1.0%; other, 3.5%. "
Pentecostal Tennessee - 2.60% - - 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.
Pentecostal 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "
Pentecostal Texas - 2.90% - - 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.
Pentecostal 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "
Pentecostal Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth 167,700 4.30% - - 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, 1990. (Pentecostal here includes Assemblies of God) Total area pop: 3.9 million.
Pentecostal Texas: Houston 155,400 4.20% - - 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, 1990. (Pentecostal here includes Assemblies of God) Total area pop: 3.7 million.
Pentecostal Thailand 6,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "Baptists (4 groups) 8,000; Pentecostals 6,000; Various Evangelical Churches associated with OMF 2,000+; CMA 1,700; WEC 700. "
Pentecostal Trinidad and Tobago 30,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Largest groups: Anglicans 120,000 adherents, Methodists 50,000, Nazarenes 8,000, Open Standard Churches 3,000, Pentecostal Assemblies 30,000.
Pentecostal United Kingdom 70,000 - - - 1976 Quebedeaux, Richard. The New Charismatics: The Origins, Development, and Significance of Neo-Pentecostalism; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1976); pg. 46-47. "thanks to Prudencio Damboriena and Walter Hollenweger's work, we can offer a very approximate estimate of total [Classical] Pentecostal adherents in nations where the movement has had a measurable impact... "
Pentecostal USA 350,000 - 5,600
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 573. "The pentecostal sects in the United States have approximately 5,650 local congregations and 350,000 members. "
Pentecostal USA 1,000,000 - - - 1949 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 821. "In 1949, when the Pentecostal Fellowship of North America held its second convention, it could claim 8 denominations with total membership of one million. Two decades later Pentecostalists in U.S. claimed over 1.5 million. "
Pentecostal USA 1,500,000 - - - 1969 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 821. "In 1949, when the Pentecostal Fellowship of North America held its second convention, it could claim 8 denominations with total membership of one million. Two decades later Pentecostalists in U.S. claimed over 1.5 million. "
Pentecostal USA 500,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 16). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 2162. "Conservative assessments suggest that in the United States there are many more than a half million Pentecostalists... "
Pentecostal USA 1,400,000 - - - 1976 Quebedeaux, Richard. The New Charismatics: The Origins, Development, and Significance of Neo-Pentecostalism; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1976); pg. 46-47. "thanks to Prudencio Damboriena and Walter Hollenweger's work, we can offer a very approximate estimate of total [Classical] Pentecostal adherents in nations where the movement has had a measurable impact... "
Pentecostal USA 3,300,000 - - - 1979 Carmody, Denise Lardner & John Tully Carmody. Western Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Western Religions; Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Co. (1983); pg. 122. Table: "Membership Data on Major American Religious Groups [1979] "
Pentecostal USA 2,376,350 - - - 1982 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Orig. source: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1982. New York: Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1982, pp. 351-352.]; pg. 446. Table: "Religious Membership in the United States "
Pentecostal USA 7,000,000 - - - 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. 218. "Estimating the number of Pentecostals is difficult... Some Pentecostals retain membership in, for example, Methodist or Baptist Churches. One estimate is 28 million Pentecostals worldwide, with 7 million belonging to any one of 16 bodies in the U.S. "
Pentecostal USA 3,116,000 1.80% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Pentecostal USA - 1.80% - - 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.
Pentecostal USA - 20.00% - - 1992 Bloom, Harold. The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation. New York: Simon & Schuster (1992); pg. 176. "Though one in five Americans asserts she or he is a Pentecostal, only one in twenty-five dares to affirm that she or he has spoken in tongues. "
Pentecostal USA - 1.00% - - 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]
Pentecostal USA - 2.00% - - 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]
Pentecostal USA - 3.00% - - 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]
Pentecostal USA 10,300,000 - - - 1995 1995 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches -
Pentecostal USA - 3.00% - - 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]
Pentecostal USA - 3.00% - - 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]
Pentecostal USA 10,000,000 - - - 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 276. "Pentecostal denominations... number close to 200... those denominations that report their membership to the National Council of Churches (approximately thirty, and including all the largest) have a reported membership of approximately 10 million. "
Pentecostal USA 10,500,000 - - - 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 321. "... of these six American originals. In very approximate terms, their members number about 21 million in the United States, with Pentecostals making up almost half of that total. "
Pentecostal USA 12,000,000 - - - 1998 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998); pg. 69. "Pentecostals--130 million strong, nearly 12 million of them in the U.S. "
Pentecostal USA 10,606,000 - - - 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 "
Pentecostal USA 10,606,000 - - - 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 "Pentecostal Churches "
Pentecostal Utah - 0.40% - - 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.
Pentecostal Utah - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Pentecostal Vermont - 0.40% - - 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.
Pentecostal Vermont - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Pentecostal Virginia - 2.00% - - 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.
Pentecostal Virginia - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "
Pentecostal Washington - - 1
unit
- 1914 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 245. "The Bethel Temple was formed in 1914 as the first Pentecostal congregation in the state of Washington. "
Pentecostal Washington - 1.50% - - 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.
Pentecostal Washington - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "
Pentecostal Washington, D.C. - 0.00% - - 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. [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Pentecostal Washington, D.C. - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "
Pentecostal West Virginia - 3.20% - - 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.
Pentecostal West Virginia - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "
Pentecostal Wisconsin - 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.
Pentecostal Wisconsin - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "
Pentecostal world - - - - 1907 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "PENTECOSTAL: a modern CHRISTIAN REVITALIZATION MOVEMENT with roots in the nineteenth century HOLINESS MOVEMENT. Its inception is usually traced to the Azusa Street REVIVAL in 1907... "
Pentecostal world - - - - 1945 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. 162. "The Pentecostal churches began in 1901 as an outgrowth of the emphasis on Christian Perfection in the Methodist Churches... Those who experienced this attestation to their baptism were excommunicated from their churches and in time established flourishing Pentecostal denominations around the world. After World War II the rapid growth of these bodies attracted the attention of the Christian world. Leading Pentecostal figures such as evangelist Oral Roberts, ecumenist David duPlessis... created a better reception for Pentecostalism in the traditional churches. "
Pentecostal world 35,000,000 - - 120
countries
1977 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. 564. "Pentecostal churches... By 1970 the appearance of the Charismatic Movement in the traditional churches led to the older Pentecostal churches being known as 'classical Pentecostals.' The fastest growing Christian movement after World War II, the Pentecostal churches claimed some 35,000,000 adherents in over 120 nations in 1977... "
Pentecostal world 21,900,000 - - - 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) "
Pentecostal world 100,000,000 - - - 1982 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) [Orig. source: World Christian Encyclopedia (edited by David B. Barrett) (New York, 1982)] the world-wide total of Pentecostals is estimated at claiming close to one hundred million adherents.
Pentecostal world 58,999,864 - - - 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 #4
Pentecostal world 28,000,000 - - - 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. 218. "Estimating the number of Pentecostals is difficult... Some Pentecostals retain membership in, for example, Methodist or Baptist Churches. One estimate is 28 million Pentecostals worldwide, with 7 million belonging to any one of 16 bodies in the U.S. "
Pentecostal world 30,000,000 - - - 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. 133. "Of the total of about 30 million adherents of Pentecostal Churches, the largest number in any one country is in Brazil... In Chile, some 10% of the total population are Pentecostals... And there are large numbers of adherents also in Central America and Caribbean countries, Indonesia, Korea, the Soviet Union, and many countries of Africa. In Western Europe -- apart from in Norway, Sweden and Italy -- Pentecostals are numerically weak. "
Pentecostal world 100,000,000 - - - 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 278. "The expressive, emotional Pentecostals and charismatics who profess some fundamentalist beliefs are known for openness to the Holy Spirit, faith healing, and speaking in tongues. Worldwide there are some 100 million Pentecostals... "
Pentecostal world 410,000,000 - - - 1994 Cox, Harvey. Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-First Century; New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. (1994); pg. xv. "I had read some of the same amazing statistics, including the estimate that pentecostal churches are growing at the rate of 20 million new members a year and that their worldwide membership had now reached some 410 million. "
Pentecostal world 105,756,000 - - - 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: #3
Pentecostal world 130,000,000 - - - 1998 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998); pg. 69. "Pentecostals--130 million strong, nearly 12 million of them in the U.S. "
Pentecostal world 480,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web page: "Our Progress: A Short History of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last Updated December 15, 1997 by Clyde M. Hughes, General Overseer " Pentecostals now number approximately 480 million across the world and comprise the second largest contingent of persons calling themselves Christians.
Pentecostal world 450,000,000 8.25% - - 1999 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 31. "At the millennium, one of three people on the planet and nine out of ten Americans identify themselves as Christians... Particularly popular in the Latin American, Asian, and American megacities, Pentecostalism claims one in four Christians, or 450 million people. "
Pentecostal world - - - - 1999 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999); pg. 31. "The world's fastest-growing religious movement is a supremely experiential form of evangelical--'born-again,' fervent, Gospel-based--Christianity known as Pentecostalism... Although few readers of this book would be inclined to embrace it, in important aspects, Pentecostalism is a bellwether of millennial religion. "
Pentecostal Wyoming - 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.
Pentecostal Wyoming - 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: "Pentecostal/Charismatic "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Pentecostal Yukon 600 2.16% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 186. "In 1991, 43.1% of the population--or about 12,000 people--was Protestant, including... 1,000 Baptists, 650 Lutherans, 600 Pentecostals, and 350 Presbyterians. "


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