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Protestant Ireland - 4.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,900,000
Protestant Israel - - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1972); pg. 14. "...the actual Protestant population [in Israel] is extremely small. Many boards or agencies are represented without a single Israeli adherent, and the more successful ones number membership in the thousands. Israel is officially a Jewish state, with a strong Muslim and a smaller Uniate and Orthodox Christian representation. There is a certain Protestant presence, but the positive shaping of the culture is entirely in other hands. "
Protestant Italy 150,000 0.26% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 160-161. "Location: Italy; Population: About 57 million "; "There are about 150,000 Protestants living in Italy, two thirds of them belonging to the sect known as Waldensians. Concetrated in the Piemonte region, they practice a French-based Calvinism and, until the late 19th century, held most of their services in French. "
Protestant Italy - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 57,592,000
Protestant Jamaica - 75.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD -1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Protestants 75%. Community 903,000. Denominations 70. Largest groups: Anglicans, Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists, Brethren. Evangelicals 20%. A majority of the Protestants are nominal but the Evangelicals are strong.
Protestant Jamaica 1,728,000 75.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 2304000 total pop. About 75 percent of Jamaica's population was Protestant, and 8 percent was Roman Catholic; various Muslim, Jewish, and spiritualist groups were also present. Rastafarians constituted roughly 5 percent of the population.
Protestant Jamaica - 56.00% - - 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 Jamaica 1,230,000 - - - 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 Jamaica 1,462,110 55.90% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 55.9% (Church of God 18.4%, Baptist 10%, Anglican 7.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.9%, Pentecostal 5.2%, Methodist 3.1%, United Church 2.7%, other 2.5%), Roman Catholic 5%, other 39.1% (1982); Total population: 2,615,582 (1997).
Protestant Jamaica - 70.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Japan - - 2,882
units
- 1940 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 387. "Statistics covering the status of Protestant denominations at the close of 1940 showed 233,000 members of churches, 1,931 organized churches, and 951 self-supporting churches. "
Protestant Japan 718,000 - - - 1973 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 341. "An estimate in 1973 counted some 359,000 Catholics [in Japan] and almost twice that number ofProtestants. "
Protestant Japan - 1.00% - - 1988 Reischauer, Edwin O. The Japanese Today: Change and Continuity; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1988); pg. 212. "Even today its adherents number less than 2% of the population--divided fairly evenly between Catholics and Protestants. "
Protestant Japan 1,000,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Japan Information Network website; "Religion and Customs " page. (Viewed 6 Oct. 1999) "Among Christians in Japan, it was estimated that there were 440,000 Catholics and around 1 million Protestants as of the end of 1994. "
Protestant Japan 527,408 0.42% 2,597
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site: "Basic Facts Christianity in Japan at a Glance " (1998). 1996, 1997, 1998 Paul Tsuchido Shew. Source: 1995 Shukyo Nenkan (Religious Yearbook), Ministry of Education, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Pg. 30-31. Table: "Statistics on Religious Organizations in Japan as of December 31, 1995 "; "Total population of Japan 125,034,000 "
Protestant Japan - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Jordan 10,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1972); pg. 13. "There are fewer than 10,000 Protestants in Jordan, but Jordan is aware of Protestantism because of its involvement with international issues and various religious rationales relating to its neighbor and enemy, Isreal. "
Protestant Jordan - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,813,000
Protestant Kansas - 44.00% - - 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 Kazakhstan 330,000 - - - 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 Kazakhstan 337,636 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%; Total: 16,881,793.
Protestant Kazakhstan - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 17,206,000
Protestant Kentucky - 54.00% - - 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 Kenya - 38.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Kenya ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 48. "Protestants number 38%, Roman Catholics represent 28%, and supporters of traditional beliefs account for 26%. "
Protestant Kenya - 47.00% - - 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 Kenya 5,620,000 - - - 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 Kenya 10,945,172 38.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant (including Anglican) 38%, Roman Catholic 28%, indigenous beliefs 26%, other 8%; Total population: 28,803,085.
Protestant Kenya 10,360,000 37.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 245-246. "Location: Kenya; Population: 28 million "; "Kenya's religious heritage mirrors its ethnic history... The majority religion is Christianity, with about 37% Protestant (including Quakers) and 25% Roman Catholic; and 4% Muslim. "
Protestant Kenya - 45.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Kiribati - 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 Kiribati 33,804 41.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 53%, Protestant (Congregational) 41%, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baha'i, Church of God, Mormon 6% (1985 est.); Total population: 82,449 (1997 est.).
Protestant Kiribati 36,414 45.00% - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 186. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Roman Catholic Christianity (48%), Protestant Christianity 45% (Congregational). "
Protestant Korea 3 - - - 1628 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 130. "Dutch seamen made the first Protestant Christian contact with Korea in the 17th century. In 1628, three sailors, all members of the Dutch Reformed Church, were shipwrecked on the Korean coast and made the country their home. "
Protestant Korea 250 - - - 1905 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 137-138. "By 1894, Protestant missionaries had won almost 250 people to Christ, mostly in the ruling class. In the decade that followed, the Church in Korea grew slowly in size as well as in self-sufficiency. Then, in 1904, Russian activities in the North sparked a new conflict, this time between Japan and Russia. "
Protestant Korea 300,000 - - - 1945 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 142. "In 1945, the Communist Korean Workers' Party began the massive anti-religion campaign... Countless atrocities and murders were committed agains the 50,000 Catholics and 300,000 Protestants who became the first ideological targets of the new totalitarian regime. "
Protestant Korea, North 10,000 - - - 1989 Belke, Thomas J. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Books Co. (1999); pg. 127. "[in 1989] a North Korean Protestant pastor attended a meeting of the National Council of Churches in Washington, D.C. There, he reported that his country had 10,000 Protestants and 1,000 Catholics who worship in 500 home churches. "
Protestant Korea, South - - - - 1844 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. 414. "Aside from scattered contacts, the first Protestants in Korea were Methodists and Presbyterians, who arrived in 1884-85. "
Protestant Korea, South 3,500,000 - - - 1974 Oberdorfer, Don. The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History; Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley (1997); pg. 49-51. "From an estimated 300,000 in North and South Korea in 1945, the number of Christians had grown rapidly by 1974 to an estimated 4.3 million in South Korea (3.5 million Protestants and 800,000 Roman Catholics). "
Protestant Korea, South 5,337,308 14.38% 21,243
units
- 1983 *LINK* web site: "Little Korea "; web page: "Religion " (viewed 22 Jan. 1999) Table: "Status of Religions " (as of 1983); 3 columns: "churches ", "clergymen ", "followers "; presumably this is from a government survey or census.
Protestant Korea, South 6,500,000 14.94% - - 1990 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 702-703. "The nation's 1990 census reported a population total of 43.5 million... "; Pg. 703: "Today, the majority of South Korea's religious population is aligned either with Mahayana Buddhism (over 11 million followers) or Christianity (6.5 million Protestants and 1.8 million Roman Catholics). "
Protestant Korea, South - 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 Korea, South 8,210,000 - - - 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 Korea, South - 27.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Korea, South - - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "A Window on Korea "; web page: "Protestantism in Korea " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999) "Since the Korean War, Protestant churches have experienced such phenomenal growth that today there are 70 denominations in Korea. The year 1985 was the centennial of Protestantism in Korea and more than 20 denominations and 24 organizations set up a Council for the 100th Anniversary of the Korean Church to plan various programs in memory of church pioneers and to bring the Protestant churches together as one church. "
Protestant Laos 12,000 0.30% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD -1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 3,400,000. Protestants 0.3% (?) -- possible community of 12,000 and membership 4,000 (about half the Christians have fled to Thailand since June 1975). Evangelicals 0.3%.
Protestant Laos - 1.00% - - 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 Latin America 100,000 - - - 1900 Landry, Lionel. The Land and People of Colombia; Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1970); pg. 67. "in Latin America, where the total Protestant community had grown from 100,000 at the beginning of the century to almost 3,000,000 by the middle of the 1950's. "
Protestant Latin America 3,000,000 - - - 1955 Landry, Lionel. The Land and People of Colombia; Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1970); pg. 67. "in Latin America, where the total Protestant community had grown from 100,000 at the beginning of the century to almost 3,000,000 by the middle of the 1950's. "
Protestant Latin America 7,000,000 - - - 1960 *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 1960, Latin American had only 7 million Protestants. By 1990, that number had reached 51 million, according to the Worldwide Evangelisation Crusade. "
Protestant Latin America 51,000,000 - - - 1990 *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 1960, Latin American had only 7 million Protestants. By 1990, that number had reached 51 million, according to the Worldwide Evangelisation Crusade. "
Protestant Latin America - - - - 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. 168. "In his book Is Latin America Turning Protestant? David Stoll pulls together statistics from a number of sources to show that non-Catholic Christianity is growing in many of the continent's countries at 5 or 6 times the rate of the general population. If the statistics in Brazil are any indication, 90% of this non-Catholic increase is pentecostal. Stoll predicts that if current rates of growth continue, 5 or 6 Latin American countries will have non-Catholic--mostly pentecostal--majorities by 2010. In several other nations th non-Catholic percentage... will have reached 30 to 40%. "
Protestant Latin America 31,684,000 6.86% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 646. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Protestant Latin America 34,816,000 7.10% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Protestant Latin America 17,263,000 3.70% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Protestantism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Protestant Latin America 4,800,000 10.00% - - 1997 Scotchmer, David G. "Life of the Heart: A Maya Protestant Spirituality " in South and Meso-American Native Spirituality, ed. by Gary H. Gossen. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co. (1997); pg. 497. "Of Latin America's 480 million people, Protestants easily number over 10% and are growing annually three times faster than the population itself. "
Protestant Latin America 45,295,000 9.07% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 695. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 " [Note that for Latin America the combined totals given for Catholic and Protestants add up to 25 million more people than the total number of Christians, meaning that many are double counted.]
Protestant Lebanon - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000
Protestant Lesotho 336,000 39.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Protestants 39%. Community 336,000. Denominations 8. The largest: Evangelical Church (the French PEMS), Anglicans, Methodists, Pentecostals. Evangelicals 4% of population.
Protestant Lesotho - 49.00% - - 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 Lesotho 590,000 - - - 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 Lesotho - 35.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Liberia - 20.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Protestant Liechtenstein - 8.00% - - 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 Liechtenstein 2,166 6.90% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 6.9%, unknown 5.6%, other 7.5% (1995); Total pop.: 31,389 (1997 est.).
Protestant Liechtenstein 2,100 7.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 228. "Location: Liechtenstein; Population: 30,000 "; "Roman Catholicism is the state religion of Liechtenstein, and about 8% of the people are Catholics, while approximately 7% are Protestant, and the rest belong to other denominations. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution. "


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