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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Scientology Moldova - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Nebraska - - 1
unit
- 1993 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Nebraska - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. "Church of Scientology Mission of Omaha, 843 Hidden Hills Dr., Bellevue, NE 68005 "
Scientology Netherlands 8,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: 8,000; Full-time: 350.
Scientology Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Nevada - - 2
units
- 1994 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Nevada - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. "Dianetics Life Improvement Center Mission of Las Vegas, 3355 Spring Mountain Road 48, Las Vegas, NV 89102; [directory link] (2) Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Las Vegas, 1100 South 10th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89104; (3) Church of Scientology of Nevada, 846 E. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104 "
Scientology New Hampshire - - 1
unit
- 1985 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology New Hampshire - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. "Church of Scientology Mission of Greater Concord, P.O. BOX 112, Epsom, NH 03234 "
Scientology New Jersey - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology Mission of Collingswood, 118 W. Merchant St., Audubon, NJ 08106; [directory link] (2) Church of Scientology Mission of New Jersey, 1029 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666; (3) Church of Scientology Mission of Elizabeth, 339 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Scientology New Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. "Church of Scientology of New Mexico, 8106 Menaul Boulevard N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 "
Scientology New York - - 1
unit
- 1975 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology New York - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology Mission (CosM) of Middletowm, 45 Dolson Ave., Middletown, NY; (2) CoSM Queens, 56-03 214TH ST., Bayside, NY; (3) CoSM Rockland, 7 Panoramic Drive, Valley Cottage, NY; [directory link] (4) CoS of Buffalo, 47 West Huron Street, Buffalo, NY; [directory link] (5) CoS of Long Island, 99 Railroad Station Plaza, Hicksville, NY; (6) CoS of New York, 227 W. 46th Street, New York, NY; (7) CoS Celebrity Centre New York, 65 E. 82nd Street, NY, NY
Scientology New Zealand 189 0.01% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1986 NZ population: 3,263,228.
Scientology New Zealand 207 0.01% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1991 NZ population: 3,373,853.
Scientology New Zealand 213 - 2
units
- 1996 *LINK* web site: "News From Bree "; web page: "Millions of Members? " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); "Last Update on 29th November 1998 " "A Christian Web site has extracted the 'what religion' answers from New Zealand censuses. There were 213 professed CoS members there as of 1996, with 1 Org and 1 Mission. "
Scientology New Zealand 213 0.01% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633.
Scientology New Zealand - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Nigeria - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology North Carolina - - 1
unit
- 1991 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Norway - - - - 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Nova Scotia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " [last updated 1997-1998] Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. Ch. of Sci. Chinese Vancouver Mission, Vancouver, BC; Church of Scientology Mission of Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Eglise de Scientologie Mission de Beauce, Ville De St-Georges, Beauce, QC; Ch. of Sci. Mission of Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C.; Ch. of Sci. Mission of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Scientology Ohio - - 3
units
- 1993 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Ohio - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology of Ohio, 215 West 4th Street, 5th Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2670; (2) Church of Scientology of Central Ohio, 30 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Scientology Ontario: Toronto - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " [last updated 1998] Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. Church of Scientology of Kitchener, 104 King Street West, 2nd Floor, Kitchener, Ontario; L'Eglise de Scientologie de Montreal (Church of Scientology of Montreal), 4489, Rue Papineau, Montreal, Quebec; Church of Scientology of Ottawa/L'Eglise de Scientologie de Ottawa, 150 Rideau Street, 2nd Floor. Ottawa, Ontario; L'Eglise de Scientologie de Quebec, (Church of Scientology of Quebec), 350, Boulevard Charest Est; Quebec City P.Q.; Church of Scientology of Toronto, 696 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Scientology Oregon - - 3
units
- 1983 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Oregon - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology of Portland, 323 S.W. Washington, Portland, OR 97204; (2) Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Portland, 709 S.W. Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205
Scientology Pakistan - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Pennsylvania - - 8
units
- 1992 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Pennsylvania - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology Mission of Pittsburgh, 37 Terrace Drive, Charleroi, PA 15022; [directory link] (2) Church of Scientology of Pennsylvania, 1315 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Scientology Portugal - - - - 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Puerto Rico - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Quebec - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " [last updated 1997-1998] Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. Ch. of Sci. Eglise de Scientologie Mission de Beauce, Ville De St-Georges, Beauce, QC; Also: other page: L'Eglise de Scientologie de Montreal (Church of Scientology of Montreal), 4489, Rue Papineau, Montreal, Quebec; L'Eglise de Scientologie de Quebec, (Church of Scientology of Quebec), 350, Boulevard Charest Est; Quebec City P.Q.
Scientology Romania - - 3
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Russia - - 40
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology South Africa - - 8
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology South Carolina - - 3
units
- 1995 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology South Carolina - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. "Church of Scientology Mission of Charleston, 4050 Ashley Phosphate Road, Charleston SC 29418 "
Scientology Spain - - 5
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Sweden 30,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Scientology Sweden - - 6
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Switzerland 10,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: "6-10,000 "
Scientology Switzerland - - 8
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Taiwan - - 3
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology Tennessee - - 1
unit
- 1985 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Tennessee - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology Mission of Memphis, 1440 Central Ave., Memphis, TN; [directory link] (2) Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville, 1907 Old Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN
Scientology Texas - - 6
units
- 1994 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Texas - - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology Mission of El Paso, 6330 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX 79912; (2) Ch. of Sci. Mission of San Antonio, 8410 Beech Dr. 207, San Antonio, TX 78785; (3) Ch. of Sci. Mission of Houston; [directory link] (4) Ch. of Sci. Celebrity Centre Dallas, 10500 Steppington Drive, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75230; [directory link] (5) Church of Scientology of Texas, 2200 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705
Scientology Ukraine - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology United Kingdom - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Scientology United Kingdom - - 14
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Scientology United Kingdom: Britain 300,000 - - - 1987 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987)] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Scientology: Britain: 300,000 (1987)... "
Scientology United Kingdom: Britain 300,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Scientology United Kingdom: England 236,000 - - - 1980 Rudin, James A. & Marcia R. Rudin. Prison or Paradise: The New Religious Cults; Fortress Press: Philadelphia (1980); pg. 83. "They claim there are 3 million Scientologists in the United States and 236,000 in England. "
Scientology USA - - - - 1952 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. 664. "Scientology. A religious movement founded in 1952 by L. Ron Hubbard, U.S... "
Scientology USA - - 6
units
- 1952 Sann, Paul. Fads, Follies and Delusions of the American People. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. (1967); pg. 115. "Lots of people bought it. The book came out in July [1950], and in September the publisher, Hermitage House, said that 75,000 copies had been sold and that it was on the way to a million. It surely was on its way to something big, because in no time at all there were 'time tracks' busily operating in Hubbard centers in Los Angeles..., New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Elizabeth, New Jersey. Indeed, the engram was on the run ont only from coast to coast but across the blue Pacific in Hawaii as Hubbard's battle on the 'uncon' became the going rage. "
Scientology USA 5,000,000 - - - 1972 Godwin, John. Occult America; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. (1972); pg. 79. "According to sober estimates, the Church has probably quadrupled its membership over the past five years. It now has somewhere between three and five million disciples in the United States, plus several hundred thousand more abroad. "
Scientology USA 30,000 - - - 1974 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 287. "Whitehead (1974:548) estimated the number of active Scientologists in America in the mid-1970s at approximately thirty thousand, and the number of people touched by Scientology at approximately 2 million. "
Scientology USA 3,000,000 - - - 1977 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 247. "Melton (1991, Vol. 2:312) states... No precise [membership] figure... currently exists; however, church statistics of its membership were reported in 1977 to be more than 5 million with more than 3 million of those in U.S. Those figures represent a cumulative number of people who have participated in one or more of the church's programs or availed themselves of the church's services over a period of several years. "
Scientology USA 4,500,000 - - - 1978 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 242. "In 1990... Kosmin projected a nationwide total of... 45,000 Scientologists [in the contiguous 48 states of the U.S.] (or about 1 percent of the number of members claimed by the group in 1978). "
Scientology USA 3,000,000 - - - 1980 Rudin, James A. & Marcia R. Rudin. Prison or Paradise: The New Religious Cults; Fortress Press: Philadelphia (1980); pg. 83. "They claim there are 3 million Scientologists in the United States and 236,000 in England. "
Scientology USA 3,000,000 - - - 1982 Petersen, William J. Those Curious New Cults in the 80s. New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing (1982); pg. 216. "Today Scientology has membership... around the world. It claims to have up to five million members in 30 countries. Three million of them are in the U.S. "
Scientology USA 45,000 - - - 1990 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 242. "In 1990 Barry A. Kosmin (1991) and his colleagues at the City University of New York conducted the largest survey ever devoted to American religious affiliation. All told, 113,000 randomly sampled Americans were interviewed about their religious preference. Because such an immense samlpe yields very stable statistics, Kosmin projected his distributions back to the total adult population of the 48 congiguous states. Kosmin projected a nationwide total of 8,000 members of Wiccan groups and, nearly 40 years after their founding, 45,000 Scientologists (or about 1 percent of the number of members claimed by the group in 1978). "
Scientology USA 45,000 - - - 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.
Scientology USA - - 125
units
- 1995 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc. Created: 256; Doomed: 33; Renamed: 64; Mergered: 4; Died: 94; Net: 125.


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