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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Southern Episcopal Church world 2,000 - 12
units
1
country
1973 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 51. -
Southern Episcopal Church world 72,000 - 14
units
5
countries
1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 107. "Southern Episcopal Church... Nashville, TN [H.Q.]... The church sponsors an American Indian mission as well as foreign work in four countries, including a mission in India... American parishes can be found in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma, and New York. Membership: In 1984 the Church reported 72,000 members in 14 congregations with 17 priests. "
Southern Methodist Church USA 7,231 - 150
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: Non-Episcopal Methodism; pg. 192. "Southern Methodist Church... Orangeburg, SC [H.Q.]... formed in 1934 by members of several congregations of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who did not wish to participate in the 1939 merger with the Methodist Episcopal Church... The name Southern Methodist Church was [adopted in 1945]... Membership: In 1985, the church reported 150 congregations in four conferences covering territory from Virginia to Texas. There were 7,231 members... "
Southern Methodist Church USA 7,745 - 133
units
- 1992 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Southern Methodist Church. "
Southern Methodist Church USA 7,500 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site: "End of Times Apostacy Online Database " (1998) [Orig. source: Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity, David W. Cloud (1994), Way of Life Literature, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277.] The Free Methodist Church of North America (membership 80,000) and the Southern Methodist Church (membership 7,500) were also opposed to the liberalism of the larger Methodist Church. "
Southern Methodist Church USA 7,669 - 127
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Southern Methodist Church USA 7,992 - 122
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Southern Methodist Ch.
Southern Methodist Church world 7,500 - 147
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 163-164. "There are 7,500 members in 147 churches, from Virginia to Texas. "
Southern Methodist Church world 7,800 - 130
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Sovereign Grace Baptists USA 3,000 - 300
units
- 1992 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Sovereign Grace Baptists. "
Spanish Reformed Church Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975); pg. 132. "...a number of Protestant groups in the mid-1970s. Among these were the Church of England; the Evangelicals & associated groups;... the Spanish Reformed Church... All groups were concentrated in Madrid and on the periphery--Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, and Valencia. "
special purpose groups USA - - - - 1988 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 108. "Currently there are approximately 800 nationally incorporated nonprofit voluntary associations that meet the IRS's qualifications for religious organizations, but which are not themselves churches or denominations... To give some perspective on this number, the 800 national incorporated special purpose groups in American religion compare with some 1,200 denominations, if the very broadest definition of denomination is used; or with some 200 denominations, if a more standard figure is used; or with fewer than 100 denominations, if only those having substantial memberships are counted. "
Spiritism Africa 4,000 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Africa 4,500 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Africa 3,000 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Antigua - 2.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Argentina - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Asia 1,100,000 0.03% - - 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 "
Spiritism Asia 1,120,000 0.03% - - 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 "
Spiritism Asia 2,000 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Australia 8,140 0.05% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Spiritualism "]
Spiritism Bahamas - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Belize - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Brazil - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 15). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1981. "Apart from growing branches of other American sects... there is also a stronger body of Spiritualists in Brazil than anywhere else in the world... Brazilian Spiritualists are of two principal kinds, those known as Kardecists... from the writings of Alain Kardec... who acquired a significant following in Brazil; and those known as Umbandists... Some of the more intellectual among the Kardecists are openly contemptuous of the crude performances, spirit-possession and the search for spectacular manifestations among the Umbandists. "
Spiritism Brazil - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 713. "In Brazil, Spiritualism, often mingled with African and quasi-Catholic influences, has been a major religious force. "
Spiritism Brazil 4,000,000 - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 93. "Spiritism was exported to South America in the nineteenth century and is one of the major religions of Brazil, its practice often combined with portions of Catholicism. 4 million Spiritists reside in Brazil, which has honored Kardec...with [3] stamps. "
Spiritism Brazil - 4.00% - - 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% "
Spiritism Brazil 1,000,000 0.62% - - 1995 Heinrichs, Ann. Brazil ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 98. "Over a million Brazilians practice Spiritism, or Kardecism. They are followers of Allan Kardec, a nineteenth-century French psychic. Spiritism centers on a belief in reincarnation, mixing in some traditional Christian beliefs. "
Spiritism Brazil - 5.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; "Over 60% of the population is involved in some form of occasional spiritist/occultic practice, though most of these still claim to be Catholic. "
Spiritism Brazil 15,000,000 - - - 1998 Newport, John P. The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1998); pg. 221-222. There are said to be about half a million active mediums and shamans [of magic spiritism, incl. Umbanda & Macumba], 15 million professed members, and according to some, a fringe following of up to 50 million, nearly half the population of [Brazil].
Spiritism Brazil: Rio - - - - 1992 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. 167. "In 1992 a religious census carried on by a research center affiliated with the World Council of Churches revealed that in the previous three years approx. 700 new pentecostal churches had opened in Rio. 240 new spiritist temples had also started, mostly of the Umbanda variety... "
Spiritism Cuba - 25.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Dominican Republic - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Europe 17,000 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Europe 18,000 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Europe 129,000 0.02% - - 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 "
Spiritism French Guiana - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Grenada - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Guyana - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Jamaica - 9.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Latin America 8,768,000 1.90% - - 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 "
Spiritism Latin America 8,834,000 1.80% - - 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 "
Spiritism Latin America 11,498,000 2.30% - - 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 "
Spiritism New York - - - - 1848 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 713. "The modern [Spiritualist] movement dates from 1848, when... Margaretta and Katie Fox, of Hydesville, New York... "
Spiritism New Zealand 2,712 0.08% - - 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. Listed in table as "Spiritualism ".
Spiritism New Zealand 3,084 0.09% - - 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. Listed in table as "Spiritualism ".
Spiritism New Zealand 5,103 0.14% - - 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. Listed in table as "Spiritualism ".
Spiritism North America - 0.00% - - 1900 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Spiritists "
Spiritism North America - 0.00% - - 1925 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Spiritists "
Spiritism North America - 0.00% - - 1950 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Spiritists "
Spiritism North America - 0.00% - - 1975 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Spiritists "
Spiritism North America 300,000 0.10% - - 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 "
Spiritism North America 315,000 0.11% - - 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 "
Spiritism North America 148,000 0.05% - - 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 "
Spiritism North America 156,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long circa 1998. "Smaller religious blocs have a higher growth rate: 800,000 Bahais (2.46%), 156,000 Spiritists (1.81%), 850,000 Chinese folk-religionists (1.11%), 740,000 Asian New Religions (2.2%), and 520,000 Sikhs (2.66%). "
Spiritism North America - 0.10% - - 2000 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Spiritists "; [Year 2000 projection made circa 1997]
Spiritism North America - 0.10% - - 2025 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Spiritists "; [Year 2025 projection made circa 1997]
Spiritism Oceania 1,000 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Oceania 1,000 0.00% - - 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 "
Spiritism Oceania 7,000 0.02% - - 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 "
Spiritism Puerto Rico - - - - 1979 Perl, Lila. Puerto Rico: Island Between Two Worlds. New York: William Morrow and Company (1979); pg. 81-82. "Completely outside the realm of organized religion is espiritismo, or spiritism, a belief in the efficacy of magic potions, spells, incantations, and herbal remedies for illnesses, emotional difficulties, and a host of personal problems. Spiritism is practiced by lay consultants who have built up strong followings. Many such practitioners can be found in the black community of Loiza, and spiritist shops are stocked with a wide variety of preparations... Thus, while 99% of Puerto Ricans are considered to be Christians--with about 80% Roman Catholic and the rest belonging to Protestant faiths--most appear to practice an unorthodox mixture of local customs and church rituals. "
Spiritism Puerto Rico - - - - 1987 Rodgers, Mary M. (ed). Puerto Rico ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1987); pg. 34. "For the jibaro, spiritualism holds a strong place in island beliefs, and the ancestral religions of the Indians and Africans are still powerful, even though most peasants probably have been baptized formally in the Catholic Church. "
Spiritism Puerto Rico - - - - 1992 Kent, Deborah. Puerto Rico (series: America the Beautiful). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992); pg. 25. "Though most Puerto Ricans are Christians, many also practice espiritismo, or spiritualism, a blend of Indian, African, and Catholic beliefs... Spiritualism has gradually declined in urban areas. But many Puerto Ricans admit that, though they do not practice spiritualism, they respect it. "
Spiritism Saint Lucia - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Spiritism Saint Vincent - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "


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