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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
unaffiliated Canada 1,783,530 7.40% - - 1981 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population, by religion, 1981 and 1991 Censuses " table Total population = 24,083,495.
unaffiliated Canada 3,386,400 12.55% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population by religion, 1991 Census " table Total population = 26,994,000.
unaffiliated Czech Republic - 16.20% - - 1998 *LINK* official government info web site Table
unaffiliated El Salvador 663,000 17.00% - - 1974 Haverstock, Nathan A. & John P. Hoover. El Salvador in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). New York: Sterling Publishing, Inc. (1974); pg. 28, 39-40. "El Salvador has nearly 3,900,000 people... "; Pg. 39: "About 80% of the Salvadoran population professes the Roman Catholic faith, between 2 and 3% Protestantism, and the rest apparently do not actively participate in any church. "
unaffiliated Finland - 0.03% - - 1920 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 2.70% - - 1950 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 7.80% - - 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 12.10% - - 1995 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 12.20% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 12.30% - - 1997 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland 500,000 10.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
unaffiliated Finland 500,000 10.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Non-affliated "
unaffiliated Finland - 10.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "Some 10% of the population do not belong to any religious group. "
unaffiliated Germany 15,862,400 20.00% - - 1990 Hargrove, Jim. Germany (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1991); pg. 130. "Religion:... Approximately 35% of Germans are Roman Catholics, and about 20% are unaffiliated... "
unaffiliated Netherlands 5,633,902 36.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 15,649,729 (1997 est.). Roman Catholic 34%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 3%, other 2%, unaffiliated 36% (1991)
unaffiliated Netherlands 5,580,000 36.00% - - 1999 Seth, Ronald. Netherlands (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "Population: 15,500,000... Religions: Unaffiliated, 36%; Roman Catholic, 34%; Dutch Reformed church, 18%; Reformed churches, 8%; Muslim, 3%; other, 1% "
unaffiliated New Zealand 858,738 25.00% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 573-574. "Location: New Zealand; Population: 3,434,950 "; Pg. 574: [1991:] "About one-fourth of New Zealanders do not belong to any religious denomination. "
unaffiliated Oregon - 60.00% - - 1999 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "Within the United States, the Pacific Northwest region (Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) is the least religious in the country, with over 62% of the people there unaffiliated with any specific denomination and over 30% claiming the identity of 'No religion/Humanist' (Killen and Silk, 2004). " [Killen, Patricia O'Connell and Mark Silk. 2004. Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press]
unaffiliated Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - 36.00% - - 1987 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 13. Figure 1-3: "Adult Religious Affiliation in Lancaster County " [Pie chart] Old Order Amish: 3%; Other Plain Groups: 12%; No Religious Affiliation: 36%; Other Religious Groups: 49%. "Estimates for all groups include baptized members, or youth over twelve years of age. "
unaffiliated Romania 4,043,354 18.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 22,463,077. Romanian Orthodox 70%, Roman Catholic 6% (of which 3% are Uniate), Protestant 6%, unaffiliated 18%
unaffiliated Texas - 50.00% - - 1986 Barnhart, Joe Edward. The Southern Baptist Holy War. Austin, Texas: Texas Monthly Press (1986); pg. 166. "Half the population of Texas adherest to no church. "
unaffiliated USA - 85.00% - - 1776 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 163. "...after the American Revolution, when state churches no longer existed in America, only 15% of the new nation chose to belong to a church. The remaining 85% had no religious affiliation. "
unaffiliated USA 66,000,000 36.40% - - 1963 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 213. "Almost 66,000,000 Ameicans--36.4% of the population--are not even claimed as church members. This figure is all the more remarkable if we remember that some denominations count [anyone ever baptized or belonged yet subsequently left] "
unaffiliated USA 61,000,000 - - - 1978 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: George Gallup, Jr. & Jim Castelli, "The People's Religion: American Faith in the 90's "; New York: Macmillan (1989), pg. 136,133]; pg. 192. "In 1978, 61 million Americans had no church or synagogue affiliation, Gallup surveys showed, but ten years later the number of unaffiliated had swelled to 78 million. "
unaffiliated USA - 7.00% - - 1984 Podell, Janet (ed.). Religion in American Life; New York: H. W. Wilson Company (1987); pg. 11. "...Catholics, 25 percent; Jews, 2 percent; other faiths, 8 percent; and non-affiliates, 7 percent. (These figures are based on a composite sample of over 17,000 Americans from the General Social Surveys, from 1972 to 1984... "
unaffiliated USA 78,000,000 - - - 1988 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: George Gallup, Jr. & Jim Castelli, "The People's Religion: American Faith in the 90's "; New York: Macmillan (1989), pg. 136,133]; pg. 192. "In 1978, 61 million Americans had no church or synagogue affiliation, Gallup surveys showed, but ten years later the number of unaffiliated had swelled to 78 million. "
unaffiliated USA - 8.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Roof, Wade Clark. "Religious Kaleidoscope: American Religion in the 1990s " in Temenos 32 (1996), 183-193. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999). "Currently about 8 percent of Americans report having no institutional religious affiliation - again only 8 percent, but that is about 8 times higher than at mid-century. "
unaffiliated USA - Pacific Northwest - 60.00% - - 1999 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "Within the United States, the Pacific Northwest region (Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) is the least religious in the country, with over 62% of the people there unaffiliated with any specific denomination and over 30% claiming the identity of 'No religion/Humanist' (Killen and Silk, 2004). " [Killen, Patricia O'Connell and Mark Silk. 2004. Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press]
unaffiliated USA - Spanish-speaking - 80.00% - - 1969 Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1984); pg. 448. "A National Council of Churches leader, Dr. Jorge Lara-Braud, estimated that among the Spanish-speaking people in America, only 15% were Roman Catholic, 5% were Protestant, and the rest remained unaffiliated. "
unaffiliated Washington - 60.00% - - 1999 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "Within the United States, the Pacific Northwest region (Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) is the least religious in the country, with over 62% of the people there unaffiliated with any specific denomination and over 30% claiming the identity of 'No religion/Humanist' (Killen and Silk, 2004). " [Killen, Patricia O'Connell and Mark Silk. 2004. Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press]
Unarius Academy of Science Denmark 2 - - - 1996 *LINK* Rothstein, Mikael. "Patterns of Diffusion and Religious Globalization: An Empirical Survey of New Religious Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 195-220. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "We may also consider the unbeliveable loyalty of Denmark's two members of the American based, Theosophically inspired UFO religion the Unarius Foundation, who claim that their work will, in due course attract a large audience, and that most Danes will join them by the year 2,000. "
Unarius Academy of Science world 10,000 - - - 1988 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Unarius Academy of Science " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Ross Hoffman For Sociology 497, Fall 1998 " "The media began to cover Unarius during the late 1980s, as the group claimed its membership had grown to about 10,000 and its appeal had become international "
Unarius Academy of Science world 1,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Unarius Academy of Science " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Ross Hoffman For Sociology 497, Fall 1998 " [Orig. source: Parfrey, Adam. 1995. "The Gods Must Be Crazy: The Latter Days of Unarius. " In Cult Rapture. Portland, OR: Feral House. Pg. 13-32.] "Size of Group: Unarius claims to have more than 500,000 students worldwide. Adam Parfrey, a freelance writer whose investigation of Unarius has included observational research, claims that the number of home-study students is probably less than 1000. He notes that the lectures and meetings held weekly at the headquarters in El Cajon typically draw approx. 60 members (Parfrey: 16). "
Unarius Academy of Science world 500,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Unarius Academy of Science " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Ross Hoffman For Sociology 497, Fall 1998 " "Size of Group: Unarius claims to have more than 500,000 students worldwide. Adam Parfrey, a freelance writer whose investigation of Unarius has included observational research, claims that the number of home-study students is probably less than 1000. He notes that the lectures and meetings held weekly at the headquarters in El Cajon typically draw approx. 60 members (Parfrey: 16). "
unchurched USA - 41.00% - - 1978 Podell, Janet (ed.). Religion in American Life; New York: H. W. Wilson Company (1987); pg. 13. "Using a more rigorous definition that includes active religious involvement, a major study in 1978 identified 41% of the adult pop. in the country as unchurched... [the majority are] believers & quite religious... but express [this outside of churches] "
unchurched USA - 44.00% - - 1988 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 275. "In 1988, 44 percent of Americans said they didn't go to church or synagogue--up from 41 percent in 1978. Among these 'unchurched,' as Gallup calls them, 30 percnt said religion was very important to their lives and 77 percent occasionally prayed.

'These unchurched today are, by many measures, more religious than they were a decade ago,' concludes Gallup, who conducted the study for Congress 88, a conference including thirty-five denominations held in Chicago in August 1988. "

unchurched USA 65,000,000 31.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Fletcher, Peggy (compiler) "World View - Study: A Third Of Americans Are Unchurched " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, March 6, 1999 (viewed online 7 March 1999); [Orig. source: Religious News Services] "Almost one-third of America's adults have not attended a Christian church service in the past six months other than a special event, a Barna Research Group study reports. The study found that 31 percent of Americans could be classified as 'unchurched' -- a proportion that represents between 60 and 65 million adults -- because they did not attend a Christian service during the past six months other than a holiday service or a wedding or funeral. Researchers found that 40% of men and 24% of women are unchurched. 6% of those not affiliated with a church cited Judaism and 4% cited Islam. 17% of the unchurched claim to be agnostic or atheist. The random telephone survey of 1,015 adults in July 1998 has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. "
unchurched USA - men - 40.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Fletcher, Peggy (compiler) "World View - Study: A Third Of Americans Are Unchurched " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, March 6, 1999 (viewed online 7 March 1999); [Orig. source: Religious News Services] "Almost one-third of America's adults have not attended a Christian church service in the past six months other than a special event, a Barna Research Group study reports. The study found that 31 percent of Americans could be classified as 'unchurched' -- a proportion that represents between 60 and 65 million adults -- because they did not attend a Christian service during the past six months other than a holiday service or a wedding or funeral. Researchers found that 40% of men and 24% of women are unchurched... The random telephone survey of 1,015 adults in July 1998 has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. "
unchurched USA - women - 24.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Fletcher, Peggy (compiler) "World View - Study: A Third Of Americans Are Unchurched " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, March 6, 1999 (viewed online 7 March 1999); [Orig. source: Religious News Services] "Almost one-third of America's adults have not attended a Christian church service in the past six months other than a special event, a Barna Research Group study reports. The study found that 31 percent of Americans could be classified as 'unchurched' -- a proportion that represents between 60 and 65 million adults -- because they did not attend a Christian service during the past six months other than a holiday service or a wedding or funeral. Researchers found that 40% of men and 24% of women are unchurched... The random telephone survey of 1,015 adults in July 1998 has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. "
Undenominational Church of the Lord California - - 1
unit
- 1918 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 215-216. "The Undenominational Church of the Lord was founded at Placentia, California in 1918 by Pastor Jesse N. Blakeley, a holiness minister... A second branch of the church was founded in 1920 in Anaheim and became the headquarters... "
Undenominational Church of the Lord California - - 2
units
- 1920 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 215-216. "...founded at Placentia, California in 1918 by Pastor Jesse N. Blakeley... A second branch of the church was founded in 1920 in Anaheim and became the headquarters... "
Undenominational Church of the Lord California - - 1
unit
- 1922 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 215-216. "In 1922 the Placentia church was consolidated with the Anaheim church. In 1930 Blakely was succeeded by Elsie Heughan, and in 1941 the headquarters returned to Placentia. "
Undenominational Church of the Lord California - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 216. "Membership: At last report (1970s) there were 3 congregations: Placentia, California; Chillicothe, Ohio; and Sheridan, Oregon. There are less than 100 members. "
Undenominational Church of the Lord Ohio - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 216. "Membership: At last report (1970s) there were 3 congregations: Placentia, California; Chillicothe, Ohio; and Sheridan, Oregon. There are less than 100 members. "
Undenominational Church of the Lord Oregon - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 216. "Membership: At last report (1970s) there were 3 congregations: Placentia, California; Chillicothe, Ohio; and Sheridan, Oregon. There are less than 100 members. "
Undenominational Church of the Lord USA 100 - 3
units
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 215-216. "The Undenominational Church of the Lord... Mission churches have been established in Nigeria, India, and Korea, all of which are not [sic - probably should be "now "] autonomous. Though there are fewer than 100 members in the U.S., there are many thousands in the foreign fields. Membership: At last report (1970s) there were 3 congregations: Placentia, California; Chillicothe, Ohio; and Sheridan, Oregon. There are less than 100 members. "
Undenominational Church of the Lord world - - 1
unit
1
country
1918 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 215-216. "The Undenominational Church of the Lord was founded at Placentia, California in 1918 by Pastor Jesse N. Blakeley, a holiness minister... A second branch of the church was founded in 1920 in Anaheim... "
Undenominational Church of the Lord world - - 2
units
1
country
1920 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 215-216. "...founded at Placentia, California in 1918 by Pastor Jesse N. Blakeley... A second branch of the church was founded in 1920 in Anaheim and became the headquarters... "
Undenominational Church of the Lord world - - - 4
countries
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 215-216. "The Undenominational Church of the Lord... Mission churches have been established in Nigeria, India, and Korea, all of which are not [sic - probably should be "now "] autonomous. Though there are fewer than 100 members in the U.S., there are many thousands in the foreign fields. Membership: At last report (1970s) there were 3 congregations: Placentia, California; Chillicothe, Ohio; and Sheridan, Oregon. There are less than 100 members. "
unevangelized world 1,121,842,048 19.30% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "State of global mission 1996 " (1996 list); (viewed 10 March 1999), written by Justin D. Long circa 1996. Untitled table: "World Population: 5,804,121,000; Christians: 1,955,229,000; Unevangelized: 1,121,842,000 "; "19.3%--nearly 1 out of 5--will still be unevangelized as of mid-1996. Unless current trends are reversed, the year 2000 will see a world one-third Christian, where 16% of its people have never heard the name of Jesus. "
unevangelized world - 16.00% - - 2000 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "State of global mission 1996 " (1996 list); (viewed 10 March 1999), written by Justin D. Long circa 1996. "19.3%--nearly 1 out of 5--will still be unevangelized as of mid-1996. Unless current trends are reversed, the year 2000 will see a world one-third Christian, where 16% of its people have never heard the name of Jesus. "
Ungwe Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Unholy Church of the Octopus world - - - 2
countries
1999 *LINK* official web site, home page (viewed 29 Jan. 1999). By: Andrew Walsh, ajw@newt.phys.unsw.edu.au. "The Unholy Church of the Octopus... The Church is now (as of 1994) about 8 years old. It was set up by Eggbert... TUCOTO is a Sydney (Australia) based organisation and so most of its audience is also Sydney based although we do have members all over Australia and some in New Zealand. "
Unification Church Australia 300 - 8
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "...Unification Church... In 1973 the teachings of the Church were brought to Australia, and the Association now has eight centres here with approximately three hundred members. "
Unification Church Canada 650 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Interactive Bible " (ultra-conservative Evangelical); web page: "Statistics of Religion in North America " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999); Web page by: Steve Rudd, 33 Highcliffe Ave., Hamilton, Ontario Canada L9A 3L3 Table: "[NRMs] in Canada: Membership numbers "; "Scientologist 700; Hare Krishna 450; Moonies 650; Children of god 250; New age type groups 4100 "
Unification Church Denmark 40 - - - 1996 *LINK* Rothstein, Mikael. "Patterns of Diffusion and Religious Globalization: An Empirical Survey of New Religious Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 195-220. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "Danish members of the Unification Church number (at the very most) around 40 after more than 20 years of missionary work in the country. ISKCON presents the same picture. The organization has around 40 regular devotees in Denmark, and some 150 people who are affiliated to the organization in one way or the other, although not on a full-time scale. "
Unification Church Denmark - - 2
units
- 1996 *LINK* Rothstein, Mikael. "Patterns of Diffusion and Religious Globalization: An Empirical Survey of New Religious Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 195-220. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "The Unification Church, much in the same way, has two Danish centres. One is a private home of two families, another a private home of three couples with facilities for lectures and seminars. "
Unification Church France 250 - - - 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 "
Unification Church Germany 1,500 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Vereinigungskirche " in table. Source: REMID.; In comments column: "mit befreundetem Umfeld ca. 1,500 " [ "with friendly surrounding field approx. 1,500 "]
Unification Church Germany, West 3,400 - - - 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: 3,400; Full-time: 900.
Unification Church Italy - - 10
units
- 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 "; "10 centres in Italy "
Unification Church Korea - - - - 1954 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. 775. "Unification Church... founded in Korea in 1954 under the leadership of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon; its official name is the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. "
Unification Church Korea, North - - - - 1945 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. 775. "After the end of World War II in 1945, Moon began to gather followers in Pyongyang, northern Korea. Opposition from the communist authorities led to his arrest and two years' imprisonment. "
Unification Church Korea, South - - - - 1954 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "UNIFICATION CHURCH... which gained much publicity in the 1970s. The full name of the movement is The Holy Spirit Association for The Unification of World Christianity, and was founded in 1954 by an engineer Sun Myung MOON. "
Unification Church Korea, South - - - - 1981 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. 415. "A number of groups have arisen under Protestant influence. The best known outside of Korea is the Unification Church. "


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