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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 Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Michigan 47,183 0.51% 18
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': 39,774.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Mississippi 12,531 0.49% 50
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': 10,253.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Missouri 6,941 0.14% 11
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': 5,876.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Nebraska 268 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': 200.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church New Hampshire 87 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': 50.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church New Jersey 40,872 0.53% 45
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': 34,283.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church New York 174,011 0.97% 123
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': 140,044.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church New York: Buffalo 780 - 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 Zion Church under subheading "Methodist bodies ".
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church North Carolina 312,693 4.72% 651
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': 256,267.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church North Carolina: New Hanover County - - 2
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 Zion Church Ohio 35,427 0.33% 37
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': 28,947.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Oklahoma 1,821 0.06% 5
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': 1,505.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Oregon 518 0.02% 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': 470.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Pennsylvania 28,041 0.24% 54
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': 21,697.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Rhode Island 495 0.05% 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': 330.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church South Carolina 65,122 1.87% 167
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': 57,093.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Tennessee 22,348 0.46% 64
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': 18,377.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Texas 2,191 0.01% 9
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': 1,842.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Texas 1,842 0.01% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from MEMBERS column ( "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status), not the more inclusive "adherents " column.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Texas 2,191 0.01% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church USA 414,244 - - - 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 521. "The Religious Census of 1936 reported... The A.M.E.Z. Church comes third [in rank among black U.S. denominations] with a membership of 414,244 [members]. "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church USA 414,244 - - - 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 Zion "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church USA 500,000 - - - 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 Zion Church USA 770,000 - - - 1959 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 Zion Church USA 761,000 - - - 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 Zion 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 Zion Church USA 1,102,516 - 1,947
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church USA 1,200,000 - 3,000
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 table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church USA 1,200,000 - 3,000
units
- 1991 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 Zion Church USA 1,230,842 - 3,098
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 Zion Church USA 1,230,842 - 3,098
units
- 1996 *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 Zion Church USA 1,200,000 - - - 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 Zion Church USA 1,252,369 - 3,098
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 Zion Ch.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Virginia 32,114 0.52% 80
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': 26,698.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Washington 770 0.02% 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': 677.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Washington, D.C. 39,500 6.51% 15
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church West Virginia 1,489 0.08% 9
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': 1,276.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Wisconsin 303 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': 229.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church world 4,600 - - - 1856 Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1984); pg. 255. "...the AME Zion church prospered, growing from 4,600 members in 1856 to 250,000 congregants fifteen years later... "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church world 250,000 - - - 1871 Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1984); pg. 255. "...the AME Zion church prospered, growing from 4,600 members in 1856 to 250,000 congregants fifteen years later... "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church world 1,024,974 - - - 1973 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. "...desire among free Northern blacks for their own churches led in 1796 from the M.E. Church. This group, with the blessings of Bishop Francis Asbury, secured a charter in 1801. In 1821, a number of black M.E. churches in the New York City area, along with black churches with similar polity, met and organized the AME Zion Church (1973 membership 1,024,974). "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church world 1,202,229 - 6,057
units
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: Black Methodism; pg. 194. Organizational reporting.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church world 1,195,173 - 6,057
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. 159-160. "Membership figures list 1,195,173 in 6,057 churches. "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church world 1,200,000 - 3,000
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 Zion Church world 1,252,369 - - - 1997 *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 Zion Church "
African Orthodox Church Africa - - 3
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 109-110. "African Orthodox Church... the denomination remains small in the U.S., but it has affiliated parishes in the West Indies and Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda). "
African Orthodox Church USA 6,000 - 24
units
- 1957 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 25. "Membership, as in the Roman Catholic Church, is counted not by communicants but by the number of persons baptized; in the U.S. there were 24 churches and 6,000 members in 1957. "
African Orthodox Church USA 6,000 - 24
units
- 1957 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 75. -
African Orthodox Church USA 51,000 - 17
units
- 1983 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
African Orthodox Church USA 5,100 - 17
units
- 1983 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 109-110. "African Orthodox Church... Cambridge, MA [H.Q.]... the denomination remains small in the U.S., but it has affiliated parishes in the West Indies and Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda). Recently, the Church lost one of its strongest parishes when Bishop G. Duncan Hinkson of Chicago left to found the African Orthodox Church of the West.; Membership: In 1983 the Church reported 17 parishes and 5,100 members in the U.S. "
African Orthodox Church USA 6,000 - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 356. "African Orthodox Church... Membership, which now extends to Latin America and South Africa, is relatively small, measured in the U.S. only in thousands... "
African Orthodox Church world 2,000 - 13
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 8. "The African Orthodox Church claims 13 congregations with nearly two thousand members. "
African Orthodox Church world 7,000 - - - 1960 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1066. "[Founded by Marcus Garvey], with a militant Episcopal priest, George A. McGuire, being consecrated as its bishop by Archbishop Vilatte of the Syrian Orthodox church... In 1960 the African Orthodox church still had a membership of about 7000. "
African Orthodox Church world 40,000 - - - 1974 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. 108. "With the assistance of G. A. McGuire... Garvey established the African Orthodox Church in 1920... In 1974 its members numbered 40,000. "
African Orthodox Church world - - 5
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 109-110. "African Orthodox Church... the denomination remains small in the U.S., but it has affiliated parishes in the West Indies and Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda). "
African Orthodox Church of the West California - - 1
unit
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 110. "African Orthodox Church of the West... Membership: In 1985, the Church had two parishes, one in Chicago and one in California with several hundred members. "
African Orthodox Church of the West California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 110. "African Orthodox Church of the West... Bishop Hinkson consecrated Bishop Franzo King to lead work in San Francisco.; Membership: In 1985, the Church had two parishes, one in Chicago and one in California with several hundred members. "
African Orthodox Church of the West Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 110. "African Orthodox Church of the West... Membership: In 1985, the Church had two parishes, one in Chicago and one in California with several hundred members. "
African Orthodox Church of the West Illinois: Chicago - - 1
unit
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 110. "African Orthodox Church of the West... Membership: In 1985, the Church had two parishes, one in Chicago and one in California with several hundred members. "
African Orthodox Church of the West USA 400 - 2
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 110. "African Orthodox Church of the West... Chicago, IL [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1985, the Church had two parishes, one in Chicago and one in California with several hundred members. "
African Orthodox Church of the West world 400 - 2
units
1
country
1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 110. "African Orthodox Church of the West... Chicago, IL [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1985, the Church had two parishes, one in Chicago and one in California with several hundred members. "
African People's Socialist Party USA - - - - 1990 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990); pg. 135. "Other Left-Wing Activity. Although only fringe, fragmented organizations, several other left-wing extremist groups still exist:

...African People's Socialist Party (APSP). APSP is a black nationalist, pro-Soviet socialist group based in California prison. It also seeks to recruit black prisoners. It demands the release of all black prisoners:

We believe that all the African men and women who are locked down in U.S. concentration camps commonly known as prisons are there due to decisions, laws, and circumstances which were created by aliens and foreigners for their own benefit and as a means of genocidal colonialist control.
African Protestant Church South Africa 30,000 - - - 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 Reformed (NGK-South Africa) Zimbabwe 87,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Methodists (3 groups) 220,000 adherents, Anglicans 140,000, African Reformed (NGK-South Africa) 87,000, Salvation Army 157,000, All Pentecostals est. 180,000 (40 groups)
African Traditional Religion Africa 63,000,000 58.00% - - 1900 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991); pg. 33. statistics cited


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