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Protestant Bermuda - 73.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Bermuda - 72.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Bolivia - 9.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Bolivia - - - - 1999 Schimmel, Karen. Bolivia ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "National Population: 7,165,000... Religions: Roman Catholic, 95%; Protestants and practitioners of traditional Indian beliefs, 5% "
Protestant Bosnia and Herzegovina 140,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Bosnia and Herzegovina 128,903 4.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Catholic 15%, Protestant 4%, other 10%; Total pop.: 3,222,584 (July 1997 est.) NOTE: all pop. data is subject to considerable error because of the dislocations caused by military action & ethnic cleansing.
Protestant Botswana - 41.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Botswana 390,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Botswana - 26.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) African Independent Churches (16) 5%. Protestants 26%. Community 172,000. Denominations 16. Largest -Congregational (LMS) 20,000. Lutheran 50,000; Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (DRC) 21,000; Assemblies of God 3,000; Baptists 800. Evangelicals 3%.
Protestant Botswana - 20.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Brazil - 6.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Brazil 30,000,000 20.00% - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 10. "Now an estimated 20 percent of the country's [Brazil] 150 million people are Protestant. "
Protestant Brazil 30,000,000 20.00% - - 1995 *LINK* Epstein, Jack. "Kicking of icon outrages Brazil Catholics " in Dallas Morning News, November 24, 1995; (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com). "In Brazil, the 1980 census showed that 89% of residents described themselves as [Roman] Catholic. Religious experts say that number has fallen to 70% of the population, while 20%, or about 30 million people, call themselves evangelicals. "
Protestant Brazil 10,645,800 6.60% - - 1995 Heinrichs, Ann. Brazil ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 95. Pg. 83: Estimated 1995 population: 161.3 million. Pg. 95: "Religious of Brazil: Roman Catholic: 89%; Protestant: 6.6%; Other (Spiritism, Afro-Christian sects, etc.): 4.4% "
Protestant Brazil - 21.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant British Columbia 1,460,500 44.50% - - 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. 24. "In 1991, 44.5% of British Columbia's population, or about 1,460,500 people, was Protestant... "
Protestant British Columbia 1,446,500 44.54% - - 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 "
Protestant Brunei - 1.30% - - 1996 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 160,000. Protestants 1.3%. Community 2,000 -- Anglicans 1,000; others (5 groups) 1,000. Evangelicals 0.6%.
Protestant Bulgaria - 27.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Bulgaria - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 9,036,000
Protestant Burkina Faso - 2.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Burkina Faso 106,233 1.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 64-65. "Location: Burkina Faso; Population: 10,623,323 "; "The Protestant population is around 1%, and represents the work of American missionaries. "
Protestant Burundi 250,000 - - - 1973 Carpenter, Allan & Matthew Maginnis. Burundi (series: Enchantment of Africa). Chicago: Childrens Press (1973); pg. 74. "Though about 60% of the population has converted to Christianity, only 250,000 Barundi are Protestant, while more than 2 million are Roman Catholic. "
Protestant Burundi - 18.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Burundi 302,631 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 32%, Muslim 1%; Total population: 6,052,614.
Protestant Burundi 300,000 5.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 69. "Location: Burundi; Population: More than 6,000,000 "; "Most Burundians profess Christianity, with 62% subscribing to the Roman Catholic faith, and 5% to Protestant faiths. Those holding indigenous beliefs account for 32% of the population. About 1% of Burundians are Muslim. "
Protestant California - 24.00% - - 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?'; Sum of all major groups classified by study as Protestant: Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Pentecostal, Episcopalian/Anglican, Mormon/LDS, Church of Christ, Non-denominational, Congregationalist/UCC, Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Evangelical, Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventist.]
Protestant California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 791,700 37.70% - - 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 ". Self-identification. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant California: Los Angeles County 3,079,400 34.60% - - 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 ". Self-identification. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant California: Orange County 902,400 37.60% - - 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 Calif. Metro. Areas ". Self-identification. Total Orange County pop: 2.4 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant California: San Diego County 1,062,500 42.50% - - 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 Calif. Metro. Areas ". Self-identification. Total San Diego County pop: 2.5 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 507,200 31.70% - - 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 ". Self-identification. Total area pop: 1.6 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant Cameroon - 42.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Cameroon 2,380,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Cameroon 2,275,000 17.50% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 73-74. "Location: Cameroon; Population: 13 million "; "Cameroon is mainly Catholic (34.7%) and Protestant (17.5%), but a large Muslim population exists, especially in the north (21%). "
Protestant Cameroon - 25.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop.: 6,500,000. Protestants 25%. Community 1,000,000. Membership 450,000. Major denominations: In the west (English speaking): and in the east (French Speaking)... Evangelicals 8%.
Protestant Canada 9,914,575 41.20% - - 1981 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population, by religion, 1981 and 1991 Censuses " table Total population = 24,083,495.
Protestant Canada - 45.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition]; pg. 419. "In Canada, for example, 90% of the population is Christian; half of them are Catholic and half are Protestant, and three-quarters of the Protestants belong to two denominations, the Anglican Church and the United Church of Canada. "
Protestant Canada 12,285,000 45.00% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 97, 99. "Location: Canada; Population: 27.3 million (1991) "; "Approximately 90% of Canadians are Christians, divided about equally between Catholics and Protestant groups including the United Church of Canada and the Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, an Lutheran churches. "
Protestant Canada 9,780,700 36.23% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population by religion, 1991 Census " table Total population = 26,994,000.
Protestant Canada 9,780,700 36.23% - - 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 "
Protestant Canada - 50.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Canada - 41.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992); pg. 204-205. Chart
Protestant Canada 8,480,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Canada - 45.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Cape Verde 16,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Cape Verde - 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The Church and the People of Cape Verde " (1998); Adapted in 1997 from articles by Raymond A. Almeida originally published in the TCHUBA Newsletter in 1977. "Most demographic data would suggest that as few as 9 or 10 percent of the Cape Verdean people identify themselves as 'Protestant.' Fully half of Cape Verdean Protestants are members of the Church of the Nazarene. "
Protestant Cape Verde - 3.50% - - 1998 *LINK* official Church of the Nazarene web site (Nazarene World Mission Society); (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions ": R. Catholic: 95%; Protestants: 3.5%; Jeh's Witness: 1.0%; other: 0.5%.
Protestant Central African Republic - 46.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: STL Publications, P. O. Box 48, Bromley, Kent, England 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 2,370,000. Protestants 46%. Community 680,000. Denominations 10. Almost entirely evangelical. Evangelicals 27%.
Protestant Central African Republic - 12.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Central African Republic 820,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Central African Republic 835,513 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 24%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%, other 11% note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority; Total population: 3,342,051.
Protestant Central African Republic 1,320,000 40.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 69. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Protestant Central African Republic 576,000 18.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 81-82. "Location: Central African Republic; Population: 3.2 million "; "Most Central Africans profess to being Christian, with 35% of the population being Protestant and 18% being Catholic. "
Protestant Chad - 12.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Chad 940,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Chad 80,000 1.31% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 88-89. "Location: Chad; Population: 6.1 million "; "Approximately 80,000 Chadians living mainly in the south profess to be Protestants. "
Protestant Chile - 6.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Chile 1,290,300 13.20% - - 1993 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies In 1992 census, population segment aged fourteen years and older (totaling 9,775,222), 76.7% declared Roman Catholic, 13.2% Evangelical or Protestant, 7% indifferent or atheist, and 4.2% other, including small Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Orthodox.
Protestant Chile - 20.00% - - 1996 Caistor, Nick. Chile: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998); pg. 57-58. "As in other countries in Latin America, the evangelical churches began to grow during the years of military repression, and since then their message of personal responsibility and direct spirituality has chimed in with the economic message of neo-liberalism... By the mid-1990s, it was reported that as many as twenty per cent of Chileans were members of these new churches, with the Mormons, for example, claiming over 300,000 followers. "
Protestant Chile 1,595,897 11.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish; Total population: 14,508,158.
Protestant Chile - 28.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Chile - 7.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant China 1,000,000 - - - 1942 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 146. "Protestantism started in China with the arrival of Robert Morrison... in 1807. Within 135 years, its membership has grown to about 1,000,000 (Christian community members), or about 500,000 (communicants)... 93 denominations & subdivisions. "
Protestant China 700,000 - - - 1948 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 141. "the official figures for the total number of Protestant Christians and churches in China given by the government, or the TSPM at the national level, has gradually increased since 1979. Originally it was stated that thre were 700,000 Christians, or about the same number as before 1949. "


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