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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 140,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 88. "In 1961, the Universalist Church joined the Unitarians, creating the Unitarian Universalist Assoc. About 140,000 Unitarians live in the United States today. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 189,428 - 962
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 502,000 0.30% - - 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.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA - 0.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 502,000 - - - 1990 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.]; [Figures obtained from the National Survey of Religious Identification, a survey conducted by the City University of New York in 1990 and published in "One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society, " by Barry Kosmin and S. Lachman (1993)] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 141,315 - 1,020
units
- 1991 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 "Unitarian Universalist Association. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 191,317 - - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Religions and Health Care " by Fr. J Mahoney, M.Div.; web page: "Membership Reported " (viewed 20 Feb. 1999); [Orig. source: J. Gordon Melton. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 6th edition, copyright 1999, Gale Publishing] Table: "Membership Reported "; 3 key columns: "Religious Group ", "Year ", "Membership " (which always specifies location, whether U.S., North America, or Total]; listed in table as "Unitarian Universalist Association "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 150,000 - - - 1993 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 95. "...in 1993 the combined Unitarians and Universalists numbered around 150,000... "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA - 0.08% - - 1994 *LINK* web site (1998): Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua NH (Copyright 1994) "Are UUs hard to find? Sort of. Only one American in every 1,300 is a Unitarian Universalist. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 209,129 - 1,039
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. Listed as "Unitarian Universalist Assn. of N. America. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 205,000 - 1,040
units
- 1996 *LINK* web site: "End of Times Apostacy Online Database " (1998) "According to the Associated Press (June 25, 1996), there are 1,040 Unitarian-Universalist congregations with 205,000 members. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 214,000 - 1,043
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 Unitarian Universalist Assn. of N.A.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 144,000 - - - 1998 Chryssides, George D. The Elements of Unitarianism. Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom: Element Books Limited (1998); pg. 107. "The UUA of North America has 150,000 adult members, including about 6,000 in Canada. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 150,413 - 1,039
units
- 1998 *LINK* directory on offical church web site CONGREGATIONS: 1039; MEMBERS: 150,413
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 141,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "'Other Than Christian' Organizations "; "Some of the following data were estimated from North American figures: "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 215,000 - 1,000
units
- 1999 *LINK* Boudreau, John (Knight Ridder). "Unitarian Universalist Association Growing Steadily, 4 percent annual rise exceeds that of many mainline churches " in Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Oct. 1999 (v. online 9 Oct. 1999). "The Unitarian Universalist Association, the 215,000-member denomination with roots going back to the Puritan pilgrims, is growing. Membership is increasing about 4 percent a year, said the Rev. John Buehrens, president of the association. Although it is not exactly a surge, the modest rise exceeds that of many mainline Protestant churches... To be sure, the association has a relatively small presence on the American religious landscape, with slightly more than 1,000 congregations nationwide... "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 120,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Family: It's Not What It Used to Be, Unitarians Say " in Salt Lake Tribune, 3 July 1999 (viewed online 4 July 1999). "Today, while recognizing its Judeo-Christian roots, UU is a 120,000-member transcendental faith drawing on Christian as well as various Eastern, pagan and humanist traditions in preaching universal salvation. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 210,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Spartos, Carlos. "Practical Piety: A Guide for the Perplexed " in Village Voice (New York), Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 1999; (viewed online, 29 Jan. 1999) "Unitarian Universalist Association... Membership: U.S.: 210,000. World: 600,000. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA 216,000 - - - 2001 *LINK* Eckstrom, Kevin (Religion News Service). "Disgruntled Unitarian-Universalists Poised To Divide Church " in Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Apr 2001. Such a broad worldview led many of the church's 216,000 members to delve into alternative religions, or no religion at all.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA - gay and lesbian - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 30. "A History of Lesbian and Gay Ordination... The Unitarian Universalist Association is not specifically Christian and also ordains lesbians and gay clergy. One of the denomination's largest churches, Arlington Street Unitarian Church in Boston, is led by out lesbian Rev. Kim Crawford. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist USA - gay and lesbian - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 315. Table: "Gay and lesbian spiritual organizations within major Christian denominations "; 8 groups listed, for major denominational families, including: Unitarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Utah 718 0.04% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 477. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Utah - 0.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Utah - - 5
units
- 2001 *LINK* Eckstrom, Kevin (Religion News Service). "Disgruntled Unitarian-Universalists Poised To Divide Church " in Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Apr 2001. In Utah, there are UUA congregations in Salt Lake City, Sandy, Utah County, Cache Valley and Ogden.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Vermont 2,056 0.37% 19
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,506. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Vermont - 1.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Virginia 6,119 0.10% 22
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 4,214. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Virginia - 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Washington 4,997 0.10% 25
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 3,568. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Washington - 0.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Washington, D.C. 765 0.13% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Washington, D.C. - 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York. [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist West Virginia 251 0.01% 6
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 194. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist West Virginia - 0.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Wisconsin 4,339 0.09% 23
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,933. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Wisconsin - 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world 500,000 0.02% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 205. "Unitarians and Universalists are considering merger which would have total U.S. membership of 160,000 (500,000 in world). "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world 250,000 - - - 1965 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 95. "In 1961, at the time of the merger [with Universalists] membership was 104,821 in 651 congregations., and the joint membership soared to its historically highest level in the mid-1960s (an estimated 250,000) before falling sharply back in the 1970s... "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world 120,000 - 1,000
units
- 1991 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) -
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world - - 2,000
units
- 1992 *LINK* Official church web site More than one thousand congregations make up the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which represents our interests on a continental scale.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world - - 1,020
units
- 1993 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 167. "Three of the 23 districts of the Unitarian Universalist Association are located partly or wholly in Canada, as are 40 of the 1,020 congregations. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world 290,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site (1998): Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua NH (Copyright 1994) "How many UUs are there? There are 200,000 in the United States and Canada, 80,000 in Rumania and Hungary, 10,000 in Great Britain and Europe, and small groups in India, the Philippines and Nigeria. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world - - - - 1998 Boeke, Richard. Book review of The Elements of Unitarianism (by George Chryssides, Element Books Lds., Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom, 1998); in Faith and Freedom (Vol. 51, Part 2, No. 147, Autumn & Winter, 1998); pg. 155. [Book mentions 150,000 in North America, 80,000 in Transylvania, 300 in Australia, 200 in South Africa, and 80 in New Zealand, but] "summary of Unitarians around the world omits the 8,000 Unitarians in India. There is no mention of several hundred Unitarians and Universalists in Nigeria, Ghana, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Japan. And the exciting news of Unitarian groups reconnecting in Germany, Poland, Finland, and the Czech Republic. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist world 600,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Spartos, Carlos. "Practical Piety: A Guide for the Perplexed " in Village Voice (New York), Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 1999; (viewed online, 29 Jan. 1999) "Unitarian Universalist Association... Membership: U.S.: 210,000. World: 600,000. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Wyoming 139 0.03% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 114. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Wyoming - 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Unitarianism - British United Kingdom - - 350
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 802. "They number about 350 congregations in the British Isles and about a score more in the colonies... "
Unitarianism - British world - - 370
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 802. "They number about 350 congregations in the British Isles and about a score more in the colonies... "
Unitarianism - Transylvanian world 70,000 - 100
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 801-802. "Transylvania Unitarianism, splitting off from the Reformed Church in 1568... suffered heavily in World War I, but has a constituency of about 70,000, in about 100 regular congregations, including a few in Hungary proper. "
United (including Lutheran/Reformed) world 65,402,684 - - - 1985 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1997, DK Publishing: New York (1996); pg. 84. Table: "Top 10 Christian Affiliations in the World " (listing of religious "affiliations ", or denominational families, with largest numbers of adherents, based on mid-1980s. Ranked #3
United American Free Will Baptist Church (Colored) world 20,000 - 226
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 803. "United American Free Will Baptist Church (Colored): A sect of 'general' or Arminian Baptists among the colored people of the South... closely related to the white Free Will Baptists... 226 churches with nearly 20,000 members. "
United Baptist Church Mozambique - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "The largest Protestant denomination in Mozambique is the Igreja Unie Baptista de Mozambique (IUB United Baptist Church), which was formed by the union of the Africa Evangelical Fellowship churches in the north with the Swedish Free Baptist related churches in the south. "
United Baptist Church Zimbabwe - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Today, our [SIM International] missionaries work together with the United Baptist Church (UBC) in educational, medical, and theological training, as well as translation. "
United Baptist Churches of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 6,000 - 44
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces Canada 64,093 - 558
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247. Table 1: Canadian Current Statistics. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not the sometimes smaller "full communicant or confirmed members " col.) Listed in table as "United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces. "
United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces Canada 63,788 - 546
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. 653. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in Canada "; Membership figs. based on reports from group officials. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces Canada 63,787 - 550
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. 694. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces
United Baptists Arizona 19 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 15. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Baptists Arkansas 1,514 0.06% 20
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,210. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Baptists Florida 18 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 15. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Baptists Idaho 6 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 05. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Baptists Illinois 37 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 29. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Baptists Indiana 3,017 0.05% 20
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,435. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Baptists Kentucky 13,500 - 138
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 803. "United Baptists:... Nearly half of the congregations and members being in Kentucky. They are generally Arminian... There are 277 churches and 27,000 members. "
United Baptists Kentucky 45,164 1.23% 250
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 35,945. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']


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