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Yahgan Argentina - - - - 1968 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968); pg. viii. "The Yahgan, Alacaluf, and Ona of Tierra del Fuego, who endured the world's worst climate for countless generations and are known to have numbered in the thousands, have almost totally disappeared. The few individuals who can still be traced are highly acculturated; they have become almost wholly detached from their native customs and traditions. "
Yahgan Chile 5,000 - - - 1600 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. 704. "The Yahgan, who numbered about five thousand and survived until recently, may well serve as an example of those tribes sharing simple social and religious institutions and beliefs. "
Yahgan Chile - - - - 1900 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. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Dominica - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Contact: YNCA, 152 Bath Estate, Roseau, Dominica, West Indies "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Florida - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Miami, FL: Call (573) 642-6566 for more information. "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Guadeloupe - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Contact: YNCA, 82 Petit Perou, 971-3 Capersterre Belle Eau, Guadeloupe, West Indies "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Chicago, IL: Monthly meetings held on the last Sabbath of each month. Next Meeting: May 29th in the Schaumburg Library at 1:30PM for more information call: (573) 642 6566 "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Illinois: Chicago - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Chicago, IL: Monthly meetings held on the last Sabbath of each month. Next Meeting: May 29th in the Schaumburg Library at 1:30PM for more information call: (573) 642 6566 "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Missouri - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Kingdom City, MO: YNCA Headquarters and Publishing Center; Meetings held weekly at 1:30 PM on the Sabbath. For more information call: (573) 642-6566 "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Pittsburgh, PA: Call (573) 642-6566 for more information. "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Philippines - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Philippines: Contact: YNCA, PO Box 1081, QC Central PO, 1150 Quezon City, Philippines; Contact: YNCA, PO Box 81031, 800 Davao City, Philippines "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Texas - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Houston, TX: Sabbath meetings held weekly in Suite 800, 11811 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77060 at 2:00PM... "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly United Kingdom: England - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "England: Contact: YNCA, PO Box 477, Northampton, NN5 4ZX, England; Tel. 01604 752457 "
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly USA - - 4
units
- 1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: 1 each in: Kingdom City, Missouri; Chicago; Houston; Pittsburgh; Miami
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly world - - 10
units
5
countries
1999 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: 1 each in: Kingdom City, Missouri; Chicago; Houston; Pittsburgh; Miami; Northampton, UK; Davao City, Philippines; Quezon City, Philippines; Roseau, Dominica; Capersterre Belle Eau, Guadeloupe.
Yahweh's Temple world 10,000 - - - 1973 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Apostolic Pentecostals; pg. 271. "Yahweh's Temple... Cleveland, TN [H.Q.]... was founded in 1947 as the Church of Jesus... Membership: Not reported. In 1973 there were approx. 10,000 members. "
Yakima North America 3,000 - - - 1780 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 73. "Yakima... Their number was 3,000 in 1780. "
Yakima North America 8,700 - - - 1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 73. "Yakima... The Yakima Reservation in Washington State is also home to other tribes, with a total population of 8,700. "
Yakima USA 7,850 - - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 38. Table: "Largest American Indian Tribes (as identified in the 1990 Census, through self-reporting) "
Yakut Russia: Sakha Republic 334,000 33.40% - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Sakha Republic (Yakutia) " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is the largest republic in the Russia Federation. The territory covers an area of approximately 3,103,200 km2. The capital is Yakutsk. Population: The population of Sakha is about 1 million, representing over 80 nationalities. Russian are the largest group, making up approximately half the population, followed by indigenous Sakha-Yakutsk who constitute 33.4% of the population. "
Yami Taiwan 2,800 - - - 1989 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 819. "Yami: Location: Taiwan (island of Botel Tobago); Population: 2,800 (1989); Religion: Christianity combined with traditional Yami beliefs "
Yana North America - Pacific Coast 1,500 - - - 1770 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); Includes figures for Yahi.
Yana world 1,500 - - - 1770 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); Includes figures for Yahi.
Yao (African) Malawi - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Yao (African) Mozambique - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Yao (African) Tanzania - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Yao (African) world - - - 3
countries
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures; "Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique "
Yao (Chinese) China 1,000,000 0.10% - - 1984 McLenighan, Valjean. China (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1984); pg. 117. "More than three million Miao and about a million Yao have also adopted many features of the Han culture. These farming people live in remote mountain settlements and along streams and rivers in the southwest. "
Yao (Chinese) China 2,100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 824. "Yao: Location: China; Population: 2.1 million; Religion: Polytheism; ancestor worship "
Yapese Micronesia, Federated States of: Yap 5,800 - - - 1961 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968); pg. 234-235. "...at the western tip of one of the larger groups, the Carolines, is the Yap Island group... The population of Yap has stabilized itself at about 5,800 (1961) after decreasing sharply during the 1920s and 1930s. The Yapese are small of stature and built, with medium brown skin and wavy hair. They are of a racial and linguistic stock distinct from taht of the other Caroline islanders and are believed to be the descendents of an ancient Malay race that conquered Yap's aboriginal inhabitants. "
Yapese world 5,800 - - 1
country
1961 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968); pg. 234-235. "The population of Yap has stabilized itself at about 5,800 (1961)... "
Yapese traditional religion Micronesia, Federated States of: Yap 2,784 48.00% - - 1961 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968); pg. 234-238. "...population of Yap... about 5,800 (1961)... "; Pg. 237: "The Yapese have no custom of handing down tribal lore and history by word of mouth, as the Polynesians do. Instead, their knowledge of their society usually goes back no further than the memory of its oldest living inhabitant. The Yapese do, however, have a few myths connected with their religion. The religious faith of the Yap islanders has been a source of concern to the successive administrators of the island. Roman Catholc missionaries, active since the days of the Spanish, have succeeded in converting about half the inhabitants. Most of the other half have retained their ancient beliefs, though a few have espoused the Shintoism or Buddhism advocated by the Japanese. Yapese religion, like the rest of their society, is not highly organized. The islands practice a kind of ancestor worship, but have no set ritual ceremonies. THey employ the services of a mash-mash, or witch doctor, but there is no priest class. "
Yaqui USA 9,931 - - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 38. Table: "Largest American Indian Tribes (as identified in the 1990 Census, through self-reporting) "
Yaqui USA 9,931 - - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "American West "; web page: "Indian Tribes - Population Rankings " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) Table: "Native American Tribes: Population Rankings of the 30 largest tribes in the U.S. according to the 1990 census report (U.S. Department of Commerce) "; NOTE: These are tribal affiliation figures, not religious preference figures.
Yasaka Jinja Japan - - 3,000
units
- 1996 Bocking, Brian. A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Surrey, England: Curzon (1996); pg. 221. "Yasaka jinja: Usually referred to as the Gion shrine, Kyoto. Established as a protection against pestilence, it has retained more than some other shrines the combinatory ji-sha (temple-shrine) character of the pre-Meiji period in its architecture and in its festival, the Gion matsuri, which is probably the best-known and most spectacular in Japan. It has about 3000 branch shrines (bunsha) throughout the country. "
Yavapai North America - Southwestern Deserts and Mesa Lands 600 - - - 1680 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 27. Table: "Southwestern Deserts and Mesa Lands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Yavapai world 600 - - - 1680 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 27. Table: "Southwestern Deserts and Mesa Lands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Yellowknife North America 200 - - - 1850 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 87. "Yellowknife... They inhabited the north and east banks of the Great Slave Lake... They numbered around 200 during the nineteenth century. "
Yeshiva University Synagogue Council USA - - - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 148. "The leading Orthodox groups (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, National Council of Young Israel, Yeshiva University Synagogue Council) insist that their nearly two million members in some 2,000 congregations... "
Yezidi Armenia - - - - 1970 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition); pg. 202-203. "According to the 1970 General Census, there were 37,486 people in the Kurdish colony in Armenia. One-third lived in Erivan, and the rest in the twenty-two villages in the Alaguez and Talinn 'Kurdish district'...; there were also a few mixed villages, usually Kurdish and Azerbaijani, less often Kurdish and Armenian... The Kurds of Georgia and Armenia are mainly Yezidis. "
Yezidi Armenia 5,190 - - - 1989 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 828. "The most recent census in Armenia, taken in 1989, counted 5,190 Yazidis in that country. "
Yezidi Georgia (country) - - - - 1970 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition); pg. 202-203. "According to the 1970 General Census... 20,960 Kurds living in Georgia, mainly in Tbilissi, in the town's Kurdish quarter. The Kurds of Georgia and Armenia are mainly Yezidis. "
Yezidi Germany 20,000 - - - 1998 *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 "Kurdische Yezidi " in table. Source: Spuler-Stegemann.
Yezidi Iraq 70,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 3/2/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There are possibly 70,000 Yezidis living in northern Iraq.
Yezidi Iraq 500,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* web site (1998): "International Committee for European Security & Cooperation: statement presented by J.B.Daud Baghistani, ICESC Deputy Permanent Representative to the Commission on Human Rights... 10 Feb. 1995 On the realization of the economic, social and cultural rights and the right to development in particular of theu00a0Yezidi as a religious Kurdish minority " "After centuries of suppression by other peoples and regimes, there are still some 500'000 Yezidi living in Northern Irak, while most of the some 200'000 who lived in Turkey have by now emigrated as refugees to Western Europe. "
Yezidi Iraq - - - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 104. "Principal Religions: Shi'a Islam (55%), Sunni Islam (40%) and Christianity (3%...). There remain a few Yazidis, somewhat inaccurately characterized as Devil Worshippers. "
Yezidi Syria 7,000 - - - 1976 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition); pg. 195. "The southern prt of the Jezireh Governorship, including its chief township, Hasaka, has no more than 100,000 inhabitants, mainly nomadic Arabs. Amongst them live some 10,000 Kurds, 5 to 7,000 of whom are Yezidis settled around Lake Khatun. This small group represents the extension into Syrian territory of the Mount Sindjar zone of Yezidi population in Iraqi Kurdistan. "
Yezidi Turkey - Kurds 50,000 - - - 1993 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition); pg. 41. "Nearly all Kurds (99%) are Muslims. There are also about 30,000 Nestorian and Assyrian Christians, and 40 to 50,000 Yezidis, the misnamed 'Devil worshippers.' "
Yezidi world 200,000 - - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 828. "Population estimates for the Yazidis vary. One estimate in 1992 put their population at 200,000; another in 1994 suggested less than 100,000. "
Yezidi world 100,000 - - - 1994 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 828. "Population estimates for the Yazidis vary. One estimate in 1992 put their population at 200,000; another in 1994 suggested less than 100,000. "
Yezidi world 700,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* web site (1998): "International Committee for European Security & Cooperation: statement presented by J.B.Daud Baghistani, ICESC Deputy Permanent Representative to the Commission on Human Rights... 10 Feb. 1995 On the realization of the economic, social and cultural rights and the right to development in particular of theu00a0Yezidi as a religious Kurdish minority " "After centuries of suppression by other peoples and regimes, there are still some 500'000 Yezidi living in Northern Irak, while most of the some 200'000 who lived in Turkey have by now emigrated as refugees to Western Europe. "
Yezidi world - Kurds - - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "YAZDIS: an ancient Kurdish RELIGION... They have two SACRED books the Kitab al-jilwa and Mashaf Rash which are written in Arabic. Their other BELIEFS and practices are believed to reflect CHRISTIAN, ZOROASTRIAN and ISLAMIC influences. "
Yezidi world - Kurds 70,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 414-415. "Kurds: Location: Turkey; Iraq; Syria; Iran; Lebanon; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Germany; Population: 5 - 22 million; Religion: Islam "; "Population estimates for the Kurds range from 5 million to 22 million. It is difficult to get an accurate count because the Kurds live in remote mountain areas... "; "There are a million or so Kurdish Alevis in Turkey, and 40,000-70,000 Yazidis (an independent sect combining aspects of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) mostly in Armenia and Azerbaijan. "
Yi China 4,000,000 0.39% - - 1984 McLenighan, Valjean. China (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1984); pg. 117. "The Yi, or Lolo, still cling to many of their old customs and beliefs. Their religion is full of magic and witchcraft. The three or four million Yi are divided into clans and organized according to caste. The top castes own all the property, while those at the bottom are landless farm laborers. Yi settlements dot Yunnan, Szechwan, and Kweichow (Guizhou) provinces. "
Yi China 6,897,000 0.57% - - 1996 Stefoff, Rebecca. China (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 8-9. "Population: 1,210,000,000 (1996)... Ethnic Groups: Han Chinese, 92%; Zhuang, 1.33%; Mancu, .75%; Hui, .67%; Miao, .67%; Uygur, .58%; Yi, .57%; Tibetan, .42%; Mongol, .42% "; Pg. 82: "The Yi (also called the Lolo) live in Sichuan and Yunan provinces. They are farmers and herders, and their language and customs are related to those of the Tibetans. "
Yi China 6,600,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 835. "Yi: Alternative Names: Nosu, Nasu, Luowu, Misapo, Sami, and Axi; Location: China; Population: 6.6 million; Language: Yi; Religion: ancestor worship "; Pg. 836: "The Yi believe that everything that moves or grows has its own spirit... The Yi worship the buddha of Peace and Tranquility (Taiping)... In some districts, the Yi worship Asailazi, the god who created the ideographic script of the Yi. There is also a cult to the God of Wind. Since the 18th century, a considerable number of Yi have converted to Catholicism and Protestantism as a result of missionary work. "; [NOTE: This statistic is of cultural/ethnic affiliation, not how many practice traditional Yi religion.]
Yin-yang Chia China - - - - 250 C.E. Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 429. "Yin-yang chia - Chin., lit. 'School of Yin-Yang'; Chinese philosophical school that flourished at the end of the Warring States Period (3rd century B.C.E.) "
YMCA - volunteers USA 10,000 - - - 1860 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 105-106. "The strategy adoped by the YMCA [a special purpose group, NOT a religion or denomination]... Starting during the Civil War with fewer than 10,000 volunteers, the YMCA grew to 263,000 volunteers by 1895... "
YMCA - volunteers USA 263,000 - - - 1895 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 105-106. "The strategy adoped by the YMCA [a special purpose group, NOT a religion or denomination]... Starting during the Civil War with fewer than 10,000 volunteers, the YMCA grew to 263,000 volunteers by 1895... "
YMCA - volunteers USA 720,000 - - - 1914 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 105-106. "The strategy adoped by the YMCA [a special purpose group, NOT a religion or denomination]... Starting during the Civil War with fewer than 10,000 volunteers, the YMCA grew to 263,000 volunteers by 1895, and then mushroomed to 720,000 volunteers by the outbreak of World War I. "
Yoga New Zealand 342 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.
Yoga Poland - - - - 1992 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 243-244. "In Poland he found (Maxwell, 1992:37) the following NRMs: 22 Zen Buddhist organizations; 13 Hindu orgs.; 2 Theosophical orgs; Hawaiian Kahuna, a magic movement; Ordo Lux, a Pagan occult movement; 2 esoteric Yoga groups; a Sikh group; a Bahai' group; a Rastafarian gorup. " [these are number of organizations, not necessarily be number of "units "]
yoga - participants USA 200,000 - - - 1975 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 151. "As new teachers came from India annually and the number of trained American yoga teachers increased, so proportionately did... the number of people involved in yoga (which climbed into the hundreds of thousands). "
yoga - participants USA - 3.00% - - 1975 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 166. "National surveys conducted during that decade, for example, showed little change in participation rates between the mid-1970s and the end of the decade. About 1% of thepublic claimed to be involved in Eastern religions, about 4% said they practiced TM, and about 3 percent claimed they were involved in yoga. Given the small percentages, these figures were, of course, subject to considerable variation from sampling error. "
yoga - participants USA 6,000,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* "News in Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Dec. 1995 -- Vol. 17, No. 12) 6,000,000 AMERICANS are doing yoga these days, according to Newsweek; "more than are doing cross-country skiing or skateboarding. "


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