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Judaism Finland 500 - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 80. "The few small minority groups who have lived here for generations differ from the majority more by language or religion than by ties to other lands. They include about 4,400 Sami in the north; 5,000 to 6,000 Romanies... and a few hundred Jews and Muslims who live mostly in Turku and Helsinki. "
Judaism Finland 1,200 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Finland 1,300 0.03% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Judaism Finland 1,300 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Lutheran Finland - 98.10% - - 1920 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 95.00% - - 1950 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 95.00% - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956), pg. 45. "The Scandinavian countries, together with Iceland and Finland, are all nearly one hundred per cent Lutheran at the present time. "
Lutheran Finland - 95.00% - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973), pg. 19. "In Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland 95% to 98% of the people are members of the Lutheran Church... "
Lutheran Finland - 90.30% - - 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland 4,600,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* [Orig. source: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (1994 Update)] 7.6 in Sweden, 4.6 in Finland, 4.5 in Denmark, 3.9 in Norway, and 2.4 million in Indonesia.
Lutheran Finland 4,577,106 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Countries with more than 1/2 million Lutherans "
Lutheran Finland - 85.80% - - 1995 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 85.70% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - 85.60% - - 1997 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Lutheran Finland - - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 86. "Today, a large majority of the population belongs to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland. There are a number of revivalist and evangelical groups within the Lutheran Church. "
Lutheran Finland 4,300,000 86.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Lutheran Finland 4,300,000 86.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Lutheran Finland 4,400,000 86.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "The Lutheran Church is the church of the majority of Finns. A total of 4.4 million persons belong to Evangelical-Lutheran congregations in Finland. The Church is part of the Finnish way of life. Around 86% of the population are members of the Lutheran Church. "
Methodist Finland 1,300 0.03% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Methodist Finland 1,300 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
New Kadampa Tradition Finland - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of European NKT Centres " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory.
Nonreligious Finland - 9.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Nonreligious Finland 462,354 9.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Evangelical Lutheran 89%, Greek Orthodox 1%, none 9%, other 1%; Total Population: 5,137,269.
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Finland 57,000 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Finland 57,000 1.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Orthodox "
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Finland - - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "Orthodox believers make up 1% of the population, as do Pentecostals. "
Orthodox Church of Finland Finland 53,900 1.10% - - 1985 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 4.9 million [total pop.] at end of 1985. Two official state churches; Lutheran Church of Finland with 88.9% of pop. as members; Orthodox Church of Finland with 1.1%. About 7 percent of Finns belong to no religion.
Orthodox Church of Finland Finland - 2.00% - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 86. "Almost 90% of Finns claim affiliation with the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland. The next largest religious group is the Orthodox Church of Finland, with less than 2% of the population. "; "The Orthodox Church of Finland is also recognized as an official church... It severed tied with the Russian Orthodox Church and connected once again with the ecumenical patriarch in Constantinople. Members of the Orthodox Church make up a small portion of the population, but the church has seen a modest growth among young people in recent years. A few Orthodox chapels are scattered throughout the country where Karelians have resettled since leaving Soviet Karelia. "
other Finland - 0.30% - - 1920 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; This category: "Not Lutheran, Orthodox, or Nonreligious "
other Finland - 0.40% - - 1950 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; This category: "Not Lutheran, Orthodox, or Nonreligious "
other Finland - 0.70% - - 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; This category: "Not Lutheran, Orthodox, or Nonreligious "
other Finland - 1.00% - - 1995 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; This category: "Not Lutheran, Orthodox, or Nonreligious "
other Finland 722,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Evangelical Lutheran
other Finland - 1.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; This category: "Not Lutheran, Orthodox, or Nonreligious "
other Finland - 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; This category: "Not Lutheran, Orthodox, or Nonreligious "
Pentecostal Finland 50,000 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Pentecostal Finland 50,000 1.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Pentecostal Finland - - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "Orthodox believers make up 1% of the population, as do Pentecostals. "
Protestant Finland - 90.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Raelian Finland 0 - - - 1997 *LINK* Rothstein, Mikael. "Patterns of Diffusion and Religious Globalization: An Empirical Survey of New Religious Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 195-220. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "International Raelian Movement... no supporters of the Raelians are, by the way, known to exist in either Norway, Denmark or Finland. "
Roma Finland 6,000 - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 80. "The few small minority groups who have lived here for generations differ from the majority more by language or religion than by ties to other lands. They include about 4,400 Sami in the north; 5,000 to 6,000 Romanies (formerly known as Gypsies) scattered throughout Finland... "
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Finland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
Sami Finland 3,500 - - - 1992 Peddicord, Kathleen (ed). The World's Best: The Ultimate Book for the International Traveler. Baltimore, MD: Agora, Inc. (1992), pg. 191. "Finnish Lapland, the largest and most northerly of Finland's provinces, occupies one-third of the area of Finland and lies entirely above the Arctic Circle... About 3,500 Sami, or Lapps, live in the northernmost parishes: Utsjoki, Enontekio, Inari, and Sodankylo. Until the seventh century, Lapps inhabited all of Finland. After the arrival of the Finns from the Volga, they retreated to the north, where they continue their traditional ways. "
Sami Finland 4,000 - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 78. "More than 40,000 Sami live in the Arctic Circle in Norway, Sweden, and part of Russia, including about 4,000 in Finland... Today they are struggling to maintain their own language and culture as the outside world creeps into their lands. "
Sami Finland 4,400 - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 80. "The few small minority groups who have lived here for generations differ from the majority more by language or religion than by ties to other lands. They include about 4,400 Sami in the north... "
Sami Finland 4,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 345-346. [NOTE: This is an ethnic/cultural group, NOT a distinct religion] "It is thought that between 30,000 and 35,000 live in Norway, 10,000 in Sweden, 3,000 to 4,000 in Finland, and 1,000 to 2,000 in Russia. "; "Over the course of time, all of the Sami have been converted to Christianity... Today most Sami practice the dominant Lutheran religion of the Nordic countries in which they live. "
Seventh-day Adventist Finland 5,000 0.10% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
unaffiliated Finland - 0.03% - - 1920 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 2.70% - - 1950 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 7.80% - - 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 12.10% - - 1995 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 12.20% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland - 12.30% - - 1997 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) (viewed 1998) Table: "Population by religion "; "No rel. affil. "
unaffiliated Finland 500,000 10.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
unaffiliated Finland 500,000 10.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Non-affliated "
unaffiliated Finland - 10.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "Some 10% of the population do not belong to any religious group. "
miscellaneous regional info Finland - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 153-154. "Location: Finland; Population: 5 million "; "About 90% of the Finnish population belongs to the state-supported Lutheran Church. While rites of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funerals are still important for most Finns, it is estimated that as few as 2% attend church regularly. An estimated 1% of Finns belong to the Orthodox Church, and smaller numbers adhere to a variety of faiths including Jehovah's Witnesses, Adventists, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Baptists, and Jews. There is also a civil register of individuals not affiliated with any church. "
Advent Christian Church Florida 2,285 0.02% 35
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': 1,839.
affiliated Florida - 28.80% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
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.
Agnostic Florida - 1.00% - - 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.
Albakourat al-Durzeyat Florida - - 1
unit
- 1989 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 180. "The May 1989 issue of Our Heritage [p. 21] lists the now 12 Mashaykhat al-'Aql [Druze] in the U.S. & Canada as follows: " Escondido, Cal.; Reseda, Cal.; Edmonton, Sask.; Missusauga, Ont.; Bethal, Conn.; Middletown, Conn.; Titusville, Fla.; North Adams, Mass.; Fenton, Mich.; Paramus, N.J.; Houston, Tex.; Mclean, Va.
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Florida - - 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection.']
American Association of Lutheran Churches Florida 142 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': 120. [Listed as 'Lutheran Churches American Association Of.']
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Florida 9,449 0.07% 33
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': 7,805.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Florida 116 0.00% 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': 116. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio Florida - - 3
units
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 66. "The American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio... Sutter established his see in Zanesville, Ohio, and by early 1982 [Sutter] had established parishes in Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida; a religious order in Coconut Creek, Florida... and a school in Rogers, Arkansas... "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York Florida - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 67. "There is Spanish-speaking work in Miami and outreach centers were being established in New Jersey and Massachusetts. "
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean) Florida 85 0.00% 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': 72. [Listed as 'Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean).']
Apostolic Christian Churches of America Florida 201 0.00% 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': 116. [Listed as 'Apostolic Christian Church of America.']
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Florida 154 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': 78.
Armenian Apostolic Church of America - Eastern Prelacy Florida 500 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': 200. [Listed as 'Armenian Apostolic Church of Amer Eastern Prelacy.' Apparently this org. is part of the larger 'Armenian Apostolic Church of America, but only the 'Eastern Prelacy' reported figures in this study.]
Arya Samaj Florida - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Global Directory: Directory of Arya Samaj in United States of America " (viewed 24 Jan. 1999) counted listings in directory
Assemblies of God Florida 134,297 1.04% 576
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': 84,077. [Listed as 'Assemblies of God.']
Assemblies of God Florida - 0.40% - - 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.


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