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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/
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Seventh-day Adventist Georgia, USA - 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.
Skinheads Georgia, USA - - 8
units
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Skinhead groups.
Southeastern Yearly Meeting Georgia, USA - - 1
unit
- 1967 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 325. Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Quakers (Friends). "Southeastern Yearly Meeting... In 1967, there were ten congregations, one of which was in Georgia "
Southeastern Yearly Meeting Georgia, USA 445 - 22
units
1
country
1981 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 325. Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Quakers (Friends). "Southeastern Yearly Meeting... Membership: In 1981 the Meeting reported 445 members and 22 congregations and worship groups. "
Southern Baptist Convention Georgia, USA 1,582,520 24.43% 3,041
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': 1,249,723.
Southern Baptist Convention - congregations or leaders leaving the SBC Georgia, USA - - - - 1999 "Congregation could face ouster over gays " in Dallas Morning News, 25 Sept. 1999, pg. 6G. [Source: wire reports] "A Southern Baptist church in Decatur, Ga., that welcomes gays could become the first congregation ousted from the Georgia Baptist Convention if delegates to the group's annual meeting approve an executive committee recommendation. The committee has voted to recommend the removal of the Oakhurst Baptist Church, which is known for its acceptance of homosexuals. "
Southern Baptist Convention - congregations or leaders leaving the SBC Georgia, USA - - - - 1999 Associated Press. "Georgia's Baptist convention expels 2 churches over gays " in Dallas Morning News, 17 Nov. 1999. "Georgia's Southern Bgaptists voted overwhelmingly to expel two churches that let gays serve as leaders and allowed a gay wedding. "
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Georgia, USA 500 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. [Listed as 'Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch (Archdiocese of The U.S.A. and Canada).']
Theosophical Society Georgia, USA - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
True Grace Memorial House of Prayer Georgia, USA - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 277. "In the 1970s there were eight congregations which could be found in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, [NYC], Baltimore, Savannah, [Hollywood], Florida and in [N.C.]. "
Truevine Baptists Association Georgia, USA 561 0.01% 3
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: 458. [Listed as 'Truevine Baptists Association.']
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America (Ecumenical Patriarchate) Georgia, USA - - 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 'Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Amer (Ecum Patr).']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Georgia, USA 2,770 0.04% 16
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': 1,943. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Georgia, USA - 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.
United Church of Christ Georgia, USA 3,574 0.06% 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': 2,836. [Listed as 'United Church of Christ.']
United Church of God Georgia, USA - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted the churches in their listing.
United Methodist Church Georgia, USA 530,076 8.18% 1,659
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': 418,835. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
Unity Church Georgia, USA - - 15
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Fellowship Church Georgia, USA - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country:... Unity Fellowship Church UFC (Atlanta)... "
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Georgia, USA - - 2
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Wesleyan Church Georgia, USA 1,895 0.03% 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': 1,028. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
white supremacist groups Georgia, USA - - 30
units
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Klan, Nazi, Skinheads and/or Other.
white supremacist groups - other Georgia, USA - - 4
units
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 "; 'Other' (Not Klan, Skinhead or Nazi)
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Georgia, USA 954 0.01% 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': 635. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Baptist Georgia, USA - whites - 6.08% 7
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 23. Denominational % (30.4%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Congregationalist Georgia, USA - whites - 0.86% 1
unit
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 23. Denominational % (4.3%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Episcopal Church Georgia, USA - whites - 2.60% 3
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 23. Denominational % (13%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%.
Lutheran Georgia, USA - whites - 4.34% 5
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 23. Denominational % (21.7%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%.
other Georgia, USA - whites - 0.86% 1
unit
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 23; "Other " includes "Separatist and Independent, Dunker, Mennonite, Huguenot, Sandemanian, and Jewish ". Denominational % (4.3%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%.
Presbyterian Georgia, USA - whites - 2.60% 3
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 23. Denominational % (13%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%.
Quaker Georgia, USA - whites - 2.60% 3
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 23. Denominational % (13%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 20%.
Catholic Georgia: Atlanta - - 1
unit
- 1952 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 85. "For example, Atlanta had only one Catholic church in 1952, but by 1980 had 44. "
Catholic Georgia: Atlanta - - 44
units
- 1980 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 85. "For example, Atlanta had only one Catholic church in 1952, but by 1980 had 44. "
Chapel Hill Harvester/Cathedral of Holy Spirit Georgia: Atlanta 2,500 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Atlanta, GA; pastor Earl Paulk.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Georgia: Atlanta - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; "Atlanta Temple " in Sandy Springs, Ga.
homosexual Georgia: Atlanta - - - - 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. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Little Five Points, Atlanta
Judaism - gay synagogues Georgia: Atlanta 140 - 1
unit
- 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. 319. "...Bet Havarim, the gay and lesbian synagogue in Atlanta, is affiliated with the Reconstructionist movement... Bet Havarim had its beginnings in a group of gay and lesbian Jews who met socially in the late 1970s and early 1980s and then disbanded. However, in 1985, some of the former members decided that it was important to create an explicitly Jewish community. The synagogue now boasts more than seventy families, a lesbian softball team (Burning Butches), and six committees... "
megachurches Georgia: Atlanta 80,077 - 23
units
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table, grouped by state, columns for city, state, "size " (avg. weekly attendance), etc. From study finding all U.S. megachurches (congreg. w/ "consistent weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons ").
New Hope Baptist Church Georgia: Atlanta 2,500 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Atlanta, GA; pastor John Avant.
World Changers Georgia: Atlanta 8,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table, grouped by state, columns for city, state, "size " (avg. weekly attendance), etc. From study finding all U.S. megachurches (congreg. w/ "consistent weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons "); an independent, pastor Creflo Dollar.
affiliated Georgia: Coweta County 29,456 54.70% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County, 29,456 persons, or 54.7% of the population, indicated that they had religious affiliations. "
Baptist - black denominations Georgia: Coweta County 5,104 9.50% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... Southern Baptists comprised the largest single segment of the population, with 25.4%, or 13,671 members. United Methodists made up 10%, or 5,410 members, with traditionally black Baptist groups just behind them, at 9.5%, or 5,104. "
Catholic Georgia: Coweta County 365 0.70% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... There were 365 Roman Catholics, or 0.7%, and 111 members of the Church of God, or 0.2%. "
Church of God Georgia: Coweta County 111 0.20% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... There were 365 Roman Catholics, or 0.7%, and 111 members of the Church of God, or 0.2%. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Georgia: Coweta County 219 - - - 1995 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "The Yearbook of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America records 219 Lutherans in Coweta County and nearly 2,000 in Fayette in 1995. "
Judaism Georgia: Coweta County 1,235 2.30% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... Jews numbered 1,235, or 2.3%, and Presbyterians totaled 577 persons, or 1.1%. "
other - affiliated Georgia: Coweta County 2,962 5.50% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... Persons belonging to other denominations added up to 5.5% of the total number of believers. " [Other than: Southern Baptist, black Baptist, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Jewish, Church of God, & Roman Catholic]
Presbyterian Georgia: Coweta County 577 1.10% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... Jews numbered 1,235, or 2.3%, and Presbyterians totaled 577 persons, or 1.1%. "
Southern Baptist Convention Georgia: Coweta County 13,671 25.40% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... Southern Baptists comprised the largest single segment of the population, with 25.4%, or 13,671 members. "
United Methodist Church Georgia: Coweta County 5,410 10.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... United Methodists made up 10%, or 5,410 members... "
affiliated Georgia: Fayette County 40,974 65.50% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported that 40,974 claimed religious affiliation; that number represents 65.5% of the population. "
Baptist - black denominations Georgia: Fayette County 1,416 2.30% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported that... Southern Baptists made up 31.8% of the total, or 19,877 worshippers... The black Baptist and Jewish numbers - 1,416 and 1,432, respectively - accounted for 2.3% of the total. "
Catholic Georgia: Fayette County 3,613 5.80% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported... Fayette's third largest body was Roman Catholic, with 3,613 members, or 5.8%. "
Church of God Georgia: Fayette County 258 0.40% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported... The Church of God, with 258 members, represented 0.4% of the population. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Georgia: Fayette County 2,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "The Yearbook of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America records 219 Lutherans in Coweta County and nearly 2,000 in Fayette in 1995. "
Judaism Georgia: Fayette County 1,432 2.30% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported that... Southern Baptists made up 31.8% of the total, or 19,877 worshippers... The black Baptist and Jewish numbers - 1,416 and 1,432, respectively - accounted for 2.3% of the total. "
other - affiliated Georgia: Fayette County 6,242 10.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported... 10% of Fayette residents indicated other denominations. " [Other than: Southern Baptist, black Baptist, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Jewish, Church of God, & Roman Catholic]
Presbyterian Georgia: Fayette County 1,482 2.40% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported... Presbyterians claimed 2.4% of the total, or 1,482 believers. "
Southern Baptist Convention Georgia: Fayette County 19,877 31.80% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County... Southern Baptists made up 31.8% of the total, or 19,877 worshippers. "
United Methodist Church Georgia: Fayette County 6,526 10.70% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County data reported... The Methodists numbered 6,526, or 10.7%. "
United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors Georgia: Putnam County 550 3.06% - - 1999 *LINK* Copeland, Larry (USA Today). "Race, Religion, Rhetoric Simmer in Georgia Town " in Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Sept. 1999 (viewed online 18 Sept. 1990). "...United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors... Residents in the county of 18,000 that calls itself the 'Dairy Capital of Georgia' were curious at first. They would drive out State Highway 142 to gawk at the two 40-foot pyramids, the mile-long labyrinth, the multicolored obelisk and the giant statue of a sphinx.... some here admired the group's tenets of self-reliance, and a few locals joined them. Others visited during the Nuwaubians' summer festival, which drew thousands from around the world... York['s]... followers -- about 150 of whom live on the compound, with 300 to 400 others elsewhere in Putnam County... "
United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors Georgia: Putnam County: Eatonton 150 3.33% - - 1999 *LINK* Copeland, Larry (USA Today). "Race, Religion, Rhetoric Simmer in Georgia Town " in Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Sept. 1999 (viewed online 18 Sept. 1990). "...Eatonton, county seat of Putnam County and birthplace of writers Alice Walker and Joel Chandler Harris. Folks here are proud of both, the black novelist whose work won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and the white creator of the Uncle Remus tales. Eatonton's residents also are proud of their town's record on race relations... Then, the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors came to town. The Nuwaubians' philosophy includes claims of being a sovereign nation and prophecies that they will be delivered by beings who will arrive in a spaceship. When they moved here from Brooklyn in 1993, they bought more than 400 acres west of town and built 'The Egypt of the West' in the fertile red earth that supported stands of white pine... York['s]... followers -- about 150 of whom live on the compound, with 300 to 400 others elsewhere in Putnam County... Many in the town of 4,500, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta... "
Abecedarians Germany - - - - 1522 C.E. *LINK* A'Becket, John J. "Abecedarians " in Catholic Encyclopedia. Transcribed by Paul T. Crowley. (Viewed online 13 June 1999.) "A sect of Anabaptists who affected an absolute disdain for all human knowledge... They rejected every other means of instruction, and pretended that to be saved one must even be ignorant of the first letters of the alphabet; whence their name, A-B-C-darians.... At Wittenberg, in 1522, Nicholas Storch (Pelargus) and the Illuminati of Zwickau began to preach this doctrine... He preached the new doctrine for some time to the people and to the students of Wittenberg. "
Abecedarians Germany - - - - 1522 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 384. "Abecedarians: A defunct German Anabaptist sect led by Nicholas Storch, who despised learning, even of the ABCs, because he believed it interfered with sanctity and direct experience of God through ecstasies and visions. The group believed that the illiterate could nonetheless interpret scripture. "
Ahmadiyya Germany 25,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Ahmadi " in table. Source: REMID.; Listed in 'Islam' section.
Alevis Germany 400,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Aleviten " in table. Source: REMID.; In comments column: "meist offiziell den türkischen Muslimen zugerechnet " [ "usually officially the Turkish Muslims added "]; Listed in 'Islam' section.
Alevis Germany 400,000 - - - 1999 Rink, Steffen. Post on nurel-l newsgroup list, 1 April 1999. Rink's organization: REMID, Religious Studies Media- and Information Service, Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e. V. Wehrdaer Weg 16 a, D-35037 Marburg, Germany. "On the other hand the dates of muslims: At the census the number was about 2,000,000. Today one says that there are 3,000,000 muslims. But in this number the Alevis are includes (because in Turkey the Alevis are not a similar denomination). And there are many refugees. Concerning all these conditions we say that in Germany we have about 2,500,000 muslims, and in these number there are about 200,000 to 400,000 Alevis. "
Amana Church Society Germany - - - 1
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1841 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 500. Chapter: "Communistic Religious Movements "; author: Bryan Wilson. "After Rock's death, no new 'instrument' appeared for some time, but a number of prophets arose in the sect at the beginning of the 19th century in various parts of Germany. In 1842, under the leadership of Christian Mertz, it was revealed that they should emigrate to America. "
Amish Germany 0 - - - 1900 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980), pg. 67. "In southern Germany, Amish families lived in scattered places, but especially in the vicinity of Kaiserslautern. An Amish group from Alsace also settled at Essingen, near Landau. The Amish never developed large communities in the Palatinate, but emigrated in large numbers... to other points in Germany and to North America. In 1730 a group settled in middle Germany in the Hesse-Cassel region at Wittgenstein (later Waldeck), and in 1800 some settled in the Lahn Valley near Marburg. Small groups found their way to the vicinity of Neuwied and the Eiffel region. The groups from middle Germany, known as Hessian Amish, left for North America, and by 1900 all traces of the Amish had vanished from that area... "
Anabaptist Germany - - - - 1515 C.E. *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "ANABAPTISTS: a collective name for a number of sectarian PROTESTANT GROUPS originating in Germany in the early years of the sixteenth century. "
Ananda Marga Germany 200 - - - 1997 *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 "Ananda Marga " in table. Source: REMID.
Anthroposophical Society Germany 16,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Christengemeinschaft (Anthroposophen) " in table. Source: REMID.
Apostelamt Jesu Christi Germany 20,000 - - - 1999 *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 "Apostelamt Jesu Christi " in table. Source: REMID.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Brudergemeinden in Deutschland Germany 1,345 - 13
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- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GERMANY... Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Brudergemeinden in Deutschland (AMBD); Members: 1,345; Congregations: 13
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeinden in Deutschland Germany 6,610 - 52
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- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GERMANY... Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeinden in Deutschland (AMG); Members: 6,610; Congregations: 52


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