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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
African indigenous churches Togo - 1.70% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
African indigenous churches Uganda - 5.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD `79); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 11,900,000. African Independent Churches 5%.
African indigenous churches Uganda - - - - 1986 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986); pg. 155. "Kenya and Uganda also contain a variety of syncretist churches, founded by prophets, rejecting foreign guidance and emphasising African cultural practices. "
African indigenous churches Uganda - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
African indigenous churches world - - - - 1991 *LINK* Wilson, Andrew (ed). "The World Religions and their Scriptures " in World Scripture. International Religious Foundation, 1991. (viewed 9 July 1999) "Some new religions have been accepted by their parent communities as expressions of orthodoxy: for example the Hare Krishna movement is accepted by many Hindus and some of the African independent churches have been reconciled with the leaders of mainline Christianity. "
African indigenous churches Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) 7,740,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
African indigenous churches Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) 7,650,000 17.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 471-472. "Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo (the former Zaire); Population: 45 million "; "Nearly half of all Zairians practice Catholicism, and another third are Protestant, but typically Christian and traditional forms of religion are combined... In 1921, Simon Kimbangu, claiming to be a prophet of Jesus Christ, led a religious revival against colonialism. Some 17% of the population now profess a form of African Christianity, and the religion is practiced in neighboring countries as well. "
African indigenous churches Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) - 17.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
African indigenous churches Zambia - 7.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 5,100,000. African Independent Churches 7%.
African indigenous churches Zambia - 8.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 56-57. [Chapter about Bemba] "In general it is estimated that 34% of Zambia's population are Protestant, 27% hold to traditional beliefs, 26% are Roman Catholic, 8% are African Christian, and the rest follow other Christian sects, Islam, and other faiths. "
African indigenous churches Zambia - 8.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
African indigenous churches Zimbabwe - 7.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 6,500,000. African Indigenous Churches 7% - strong in rural area.
African indigenous churches Zimbabwe - 25.00% - - 1983 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS, July 1983); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Half the people are syncretic, combining Christianity and animism. One-fourth are Christian, mostly Protestant. Another one-fourth of the people follow traditional beliefs involving ancestor worship.
African indigenous churches Zimbabwe - 35.00% - - 1994 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. 245. "There are now over 5,000 independent Christian denominations, all born in the twentieth century... In Zimbabwe 50% of all Christians belong to such African independent churches as the Zion Christian Church... "; [other sources indicate total Christians at about 70%]
African indigenous churches Zimbabwe 5,500,000 50.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Southern Africa (PCSA) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate):.. Zimbabwe: 11 million... Main religions:.. Zimbabwe: Independent Christianity (50%). Christianity (25%). Indigenous beliefs (25%). "
African indigenous churches Zimbabwe - 15.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
African indigenous churches Zimbabwe 3,900,000 32.50% - - 1999 Shillinger, Kurt (Globe Correspondent). "Africans embrace Christian faith, with native touch " in Boston Globe (page A01, 01/03/99). [Posted to Nurel-l newslist by Frank Kaufmann]; Dateline: Harare, Zimbabwe; Source 2: "Zimbabwe churches want established religion " in Christian Century (Apr. 8, 1998); pg. 362. "In Zimbabwe alone, more than half of Christians belong to indigenous faiths. "; Source 2: "An estimated 65 percent of its 12 million people are Christians, although for many Zimbabweans it is a Christianity mixed with tribalist traditional religion. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church Barbados - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "Fun Barbados " Barbados Religion page: church listing. "Currently there are around 60 Anglican churches that can be found on the island and over the years many other denominations have joined and can be found list below. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church New York: Buffalo 300 - 1
unit
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children]... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Listed in table as African Methodist Episcopal Church under subheading "Methodist bodies ".
African Methodist Episcopal Church North Carolina: New Hanover County - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site (viewed 1998): Wilmington Morning Star (N. Carolina newspaper); Special/Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998 "in New Hanover County... This list of active religious groups is based primarily on Southern Bell's Yellow Pages and the Morning Star's weekly list of worship services " [List of churches & # of congregations]
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 493,357 - 4,578
units
- 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 521. "The second largest Negro denomination is the A.M.E. Church. The Religious Census of 1936 reported 4,578 A.M.E. churches with a membership of 493,357. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 650,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 489. Table: "The following statistical table gives the present approx. membership of the main divisions of world-wide Methodism... " Listed as "African Methodist Episcopal "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 1,000,000 - - - 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 19. "The African Methodist Episcopal Church had 1 million members; the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, about 500,000... "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 1,166,301 - - - 1951 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 130. "There are three main Negro Methodist bodies: the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1,166,301 members in 1951); the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (770,000 in 1959); and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (392,167 in 1951). "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 1,166,300 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 202. "Approximate memb. of The Methodist Church in the U.S.A., 9,543,250; African M.E., 1,166,300; African M.E. Zion, 761,000. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 2,210,000 - 6,200
units
- 1981 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994). [Source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1992]; pg. 381. Table 12.1: "Membership in Major African-American Denominations "; Number of adherents from column: "Number of Members "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA - - - - 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. 478. "The largest [Methodist] churches, all having 500,000 members or more are:... and, in the U.S., the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the United Methodist Church. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 3,500,000 - - - 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 table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "African Methodist Episcopal Church. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 3,500,000 - 8,000
units
- 1991 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] 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. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 3,500,000 - 8,000
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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 3,500,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Statistics of Muslims in the USA and around the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] Table: "USA by denomination in millions " [for 1996]
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 2,000,000 - - - 1997 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 281. "The second largest [Methodist] body, with just under two million communicants, is the African Methodist Episcopal Church. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 3,500,000 - 8,000
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 African Methodist Episcopal Ch.
African Methodist Episcopal Church USA 3,500,000 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998). [Original source: 1998 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches]; pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Christian Denominations in the US "; Rank: #9 (tie)
African Methodist Episcopal Church Utah - - 1
unit
- 1890 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES IN UTAH: They Have Come a Long Way Since Trek With Mormon Wagon Train " in Salt Lake Tribune (12 Feb 2000) "The first [African-American church in Utah], in 1890, was Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church Washington, D.C. 60,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "African Methodist Episcopal Church " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Rhianna Humphries for Sociology 257, Fall, 1998 " "Size of Group: The August 22, 1998 edition of The Washington Post reported an overall of 2.5 million members--the Washington D.C. area alone boasting 60,000 of those members. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 400,000 - - - 1880 Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1984); pg. 255. "...the AME moved from its base of about 20,000 to 400,000 in 1880. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 1,166,301 - - - 1951 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. 107. "...AME churches... 1951 membership 1,166,301... "
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 2,210,000 - 6,200
units
- 1981 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: Black Methodism; pg. 193. "Membership: In 1981 the church reported 2,210,000 members, 6,200 churches... "
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 2,210,000 - 6,200
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. 159. "Membership now stands at 2,210,000 in 6,200 churches. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 3,500,000 - - - 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 "African Methodist Episcopal Church "
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 3,300,000 - 7,200
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 3,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* official web site of African Methodist Episcopal Church; home page (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) "...the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Our story began in 1787 with a handful of people of African descent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and now claims membership of 3 million strong on 4 continents. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church world 2,500,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "African Methodist Episcopal Church " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Rhianna Humphries for Sociology 257, Fall, 1998 " "Size of Group: The August 22, 1998 edition of The Washington Post reported an overall of 2.5 million members--the Washington D.C. area alone boasting 60,000 of those members. "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Alabama 160,167 3.96% 308
units
- 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: 134,305. [Listed as 'African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.']
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Alaska 366 0.07% 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': 316.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Arizona 87 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': 68.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Arkansas 5,092 0.21% 27
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': 4,132.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Bermuda 7,508 12.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 28%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Methodist 5%, other 34% (1991); Total population: 62,569 (1997 est.).
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Bermuda 7,441 12.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 62,009 (July 1998 est.)... African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%... (1991) "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church California 14,264 0.05% 28
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': 11,031.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Colorado 336 0.01% 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': 290.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Connecticut 22,155 0.67% 31
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': 18,427.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Delaware 535 0.08% 4
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': 461.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Florida 7,983 0.06% 32
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': 6,304.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Georgia, USA 6,748 0.10% 32
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': 5,651.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Illinois 18,426 0.16% 14
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': 14,423.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Indiana 22,661 0.41% 17
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': 17,757.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Iowa 269 0.01% 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': 254.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Kansas 367 0.01% 4
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': 281.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Kentucky 18,551 0.50% 44
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': 16,910.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Louisiana 10,719 0.25% 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': 8,738.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Maine 254 0.02% 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': 209.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Maryland 17,601 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': 15,331.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Massachusetts 10,710 0.18% 21
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': 8,681.


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