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Seventh-day Adventist Germany 35,479 - - - 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 "Gemeinschaft der Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten " in table. Source: REMID.
Shiite Germany 120,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Schiiten " in table. Source: Spuler-Stegemann.; Listed in 'Islam' section.
Sikhism Germany - - 5
units
- 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 30-31. Map: Number of Sikh gurdwaras ( "a gurdwara is both a place of worship and community centre ")
Skinheads Germany 10,000 - - - 1994 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 27. "Today there are... approximately five to ten thousand skinheads in Germany
Skinheads Germany 30,000 0.04% - - 1995 Able, Deborah. Hate Groups (series: "Issues in Focus "). Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, Inc. (1995), pg. 54-55. "The association with Hitler reinforces the neo-Nazism practices by most skinheads. Skinheads began in Europe, first in England and then in Germany. Recnt estimates of the number of skinhead youths in Gemany run as high as 30,000 out of a population of 78 million. "
Sufism Germany 10,000 - - - 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 "Sufi-Gemeinschaften " in table. Source: REMID.; Listed in 'Islam' section.
Sunni Germany 2,800,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Islamische Bewegungen insgesamt " in table. Source: Spuler-Stegemann.; In comments column: "darunter ca. 75% türkische Muslime " [ "among them approx. 75% Turkish Muslims "]; Listed in 'Islam' section.
Swedenborgian Germany 200 - - - 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 "Neue Kirche (Swedenborgianer) " in table. Source: REMID.
Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite) Germany 50,000 - - - 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 "Altorientalische " Syrisch-Orthodoxe Kirche von Antiochien (Jakobiten / Westsyrer) " in table. Source: REMID. [Listed in 'Orthodox and Eastern Churches' section.]
Syrian Orthodox Church (St. Thomas / West Syrian rite) Germany 500 - - - 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 "Orthodoxe Syrische Kirche des Ostens in Indien (Thomaschristen / heute westsyrischer Ritus) " in table. Source: REMID. [Listed in 'Orthodox and Eastern Churches' section.]
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Germany 13,000 - - - 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 "Griechisch-Orthodoxes Patriarchat von Antiochien und ganz Asien: Exarchat Westeuropa der Griechisch-Orthodoxen Kirche von Antiochien " in table. Source: REMID. [Listed in 'Orthodox and Eastern Churches' section.]
Tenrikyo Germany - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 1 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo 1998 ". Church-supplied data. 2 church's overseas offices
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Germany 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Germany 2 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who took the Besseki Pledge... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - received the Sazuke Germany 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Transcendental Meditation Germany 1,000 - - - 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 "Transzendentale Meditation " in table. Source: REMID.
Transcendental Meditation Germany 100,000 - - - 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. "Own researches means that we ask the groups, but don't 'believe' in their first answers. Some examples: Transzentale Meditation proclaims that they have 100,000 'members'. If you ask back, they'll tell you that there are 1000 official teachers. If one knows the structure of TM, one can say that only these teachers believe in the whole system of TM. Those are really 'members', because they had to pay for their education. "
Transcendental Meditation - teachers Germany 1,000 - - - 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. "Own researches means that we ask the groups, but don't 'believe' in their first answers. Some examples: Transzentale Meditation proclaims that they have 100.000 'members'. If you ask back, they'll tell you that there are 1000 official teachers. If one knows the structure of TM, one can say that only these teachers believe in the whole system of TM. Those are really 'members', because they had to pay for their education. "
Ukrainian Orthodox Germany 4,600 - - - 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]; Sum of two groups: "Ukrainische Orthodoxe Kirche - Patriarchat Kiew " and "Ukrainische autokephale Orthodoxe Kirche "
Ukrainian Orthodox - Ecumenical Patriachate Germany 1,000 - - - 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 "Ukrainische Orthodoxe Kirche - Patriarchat Kiew " in table. Source: REMID. [Listed in 'Orthodox and Eastern Churches' section.]
unaffiliated Germany 15,862,400 20.00% - - 1990 Hargrove, Jim. Germany (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1991), pg. 130. "Religion:... Approximately 35% of Germans are Roman Catholics, and about 20% are unaffiliated... "
Unification Church Germany 1,500 - - - 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 "Vereinigungskirche " in table. Source: REMID.; In comments column: "mit befreundetem Umfeld ca. 1,500 " [ "with friendly surrounding field approx. 1,500 "]
Unification Church - full-time Germany 600 - - - 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 "Vereinigungskirche " in table. Source: REMID.; In comments column: "mit befreundetem Umfeld ca. 1,500 " [ "with friendly surrounding field approx. 1,500 "]
Union of Baptists and Brethren Germany - - - - 1997 *LINK* web page: "Religion News of the World "; collected by Ph. Keulemans - Update: 30/11/1998. (viewed 5 July 1999). Date section: November 25 [1998]: "Membership Dwindles in almost all German Protestant Churches " [Orig. source: Idea/GC] "The Union of Baptists and Brethren... survey conducted by the evangelical news agency idea (Wetzlar)... The Baptists and Brethren lost 2.4%. "
Union of Evangelical Free Churches of Germany Germany 88,000 - 635
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Germany 2,000 - - - 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 "Deutsche Unitarier Religionsgemeinschaft " in table. Source: REMID.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Germany 2,000 - 33
units
- 1998 *LINK* directory on offical church web site CONGREGATIONS: 33 communities and a co-operative but independent youth fellowship ( Bund Deutsch Unitarischer Jugend), both organized according to democratic principles.; MEMBERS: about 2,000 with 500 more "friends "
Unity Church Germany - - 17
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Germany 50 - - - 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 "MCC Basisgemeinde Hamburg - Die Kirche (nicht nur) für Lesben und Schwule " in table. Source: REMID.
Universelles Leben Germany 4,000 - 50
units
- 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. "Universelles Leben, a german new religion, says that they do not have a membership. But thousends and hundredthousends listen to their radio-programme. They say that in the near of their centre, in Wuerzburg, live 800 to 1000 believers. If you read their journals, there are about 50 local groups. Recommending that there are 20 to 50 visitors - as you see if you go to these local groups - one can say that they have about 3,000 followers plus 1000 at Wuerzburg. "
Universelles Leben Germany 3,000 - - - 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 "Universelles Leben " in table. Source: REMID .
Verband Mennonitischer Brudergemeinden in Bayern Germany 240 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GERMANY... Verband Mennonitischer Brudergemeinden in Bayern (VMBB); Members: 240; Congregations: 7
Vipassana Meditation Centers Germany - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in Europe " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) Centers listed in directory: France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Waldensians Germany 3,500 - - - 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 "Evangelische Waldenserkirche: Deutsche Waldenserkirche / Freundeskreis der Waldenser " in table. Source: REMID.
Wicca Germany 10,000 - - - 1982 Petersen, William J. Those Curious New Cults in the 80s. New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing (1982), pg. 72. "In Germany, according to the German Medical Information Service, 10,000 people are engaged in witchcraft, with the numbers increasing steadily since 1968. "
Worldwide Church of God Germany 400 - - - 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 "Weltweite Kirche Gottes " in table. Source: Internet. In comments column: "Mitglieder in D, ?und CH "
Wotan Society Germany - - - - 1913 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1964. "Dr. Ernst Wachler, a well-known figure in volkisch circles, and his Wotan Society also became affiliated with the Fahrenkrog group in 1913. "
Yezidi Germany 20,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Kurdische Yezidi " in table. Source: Spuler-Stegemann.
Zen Germany - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 825. "In Europe scholarship in Buddhist texts has generally overshadowed interest in Zen practice, though Rudolph Otto and Eugen Herrigel in Germany... has done much to popularize Zen meditative practice. "
attendance - weekly Germany, East - 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
Catholic Germany, East 1,168,440 7.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Approximately 16,692,000 [total pop.], including East Berlin (July 1986). Active participation very low. About 47% Protestant, 7% Roman Catholic, 46% unaffiliated or other; less than 5% of Protestants and 25% of Roman Catholics active participants.
Catholic Germany, East - 7.00% - - 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% "; Location listed as: German, East -- GDR
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Germany, East 6,000 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 117. "1950... Approx. 6,550 members resided in the British Isles; 8,000 in West Germany; 6,000 in East Germany... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church - youth Germany, East 220,000 - - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956), pg. 116. "Two hundred and twenty thousand members of the Evangelical youth of Germany live under the Iron Curtain. "
Judaism Germany, East 1,500 - - - 1972 Wohlrabe, Raymond A. & Werner E. Krusch. The Land and People of Germany (Portraits of the Nations series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (revised edition 1972), pg. 153. "Some Jews have returned to the Federal Republic... about thirty to thirty-five thousand. In East Germany, where the Communists are in control, only about fifteen hundred have returned since the war, and these are mostly middle-aged or elderly people. "
Protestant Germany, East 7,845,240 47.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Approximately 16,692,000 [total pop.], including East Berlin (July 1986). Active participation very low. About 47% Protestant, 7% Roman Catholic, 46% unaffiliated or other; less than 5% of Protestants and 25% of Roman Catholics active participants.
Protestant Germany, East - 47.00% - - 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 "; [location listed as: Germany, East (GDR)]
Ananda Marga Germany, West 600 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]
attendance - regular Germany, West - 14.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
Catholic Germany, West - 40.00% - - 1965 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 268. "Catholics continue to be approximately the same proportion of the population in all five countries that they were twenty years ago--nine-tenths in Italy, two-fifths in the BRD [West Germany], a quarter in the United States and Australia, and a tenth in Britain. "
Catholic Germany, West - 40.00% - - 1985 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 268. "Catholics continue to be approximately the same proportion of the population in all five countries that they were twenty years ago--nine-tenths in Italy, two-fifths in the BRD [West Germany], a quarter in the United States and Australia, and a tenth in Britain. "
Catholic Germany, West - 43.00% - - 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% "
Catholic - attend at least monthly Germany, West - 26.80% - - 1985 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 266, 269. Pg. 266: "using the ISV [International Study of Values, 1981] and ISSP [International Social Survey Project, 1985] surveys... "; Pg. 269: "...proportion of men & women over 35 who attend Mass at least once a month... BRD [West Germany], 67%; the Netherlands, 67%... " [BRD: 67% * est. 40% of pop. which is Catholic, = 26.8% of total pop. attending mass monthly]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Germany, West 8,000 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 117. "1950... Approx. 6,550 members resided in the British Isles; 8,000 in West Germany; 6,000 in East Germany... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Germany, West 12,000 - - - 1960 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 139. "West Germany had 12,000 members in 1960. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Germany, West 32,000 - - - 1990 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 139. "In 1990, the year of German reunification, Church population stood at 32,000 in West Germany. "
Divine Light Mission - full-time Germany, West 800 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]
Eckankar Germany, West 600 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]
est Germany, West 5,200 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]
Family, The - full-time Germany, West 500 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]; [listed in table as "Children of God "]
Heimhalungswerk Jesu Christi Germany, West 5,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Figure given for total membership is simply "several thousand "
ISKCON Germany, West 500 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: 500; Full-time: 100; Part-time: 400.
ISKCON - full-time Germany, West 100 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: 500; Full-time: 100; Part-time: 400.
ISKCON - full-time Germany, West 250 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]
Islam Germany, West - 3.00% - - 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% "
Jehovah's Witnesses Germany, West 106,834 0.18% 1,494
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column; Location listed as "Germany, F.R. "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Germany, West 182,416 - 1,494
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance "
Judaism Germany, West 35,000 - - - 1972 Wohlrabe, Raymond A. & Werner E. Krusch. The Land and People of Germany (Portraits of the Nations series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (revised edition 1972), pg. 153. "Some Jews have returned to the Federal Republic to again enter professions in law, medicine, and several scientifi fields. The estimate of the number of returnees is about thirty to thirty-five thousand. "
Mariavite Old Catholic Church, Province of North America Germany, West - - 1
unit
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 78-79. "Mariavite Old Catholic Church, Province of North America... By 1984, the church claimed 358,503 members, 48 clergy, and 157 parishes in the United States as well as an additional 29,350 members in two congregations in Paris, France and West Germany. "
New Religionists Germany, West 1,000,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]
New Religionists - full-time Germany, West 64,200 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. "Another more detailed assessment for West Germany covering many more movements concludes that well over one million people are involved or 'influenced' by new religions, with a 'full-time' membership of 64,200. The estimated full time membership for 12 of these movements is: " [table]
poll - believe in God Germany, West - 81.00% - - 1947 Morrison, Alexander B. "Life: The Gift Each Is Given " in Ensign (Dec. 1998), pg. 15. [Orig. source: Sheena Ashford and Noel Timms, What Europe Thinks [1992], pg. 42] "In one 1990 survey, 61% of respondents in the Netherlands professed a belief in God, compared with 80% in 1947. Similarly, 63% of respondents in the former West Germany claimed to believe, compared with 81% in 1947 "
poll - believe in God Germany, West - 63.00% - - 1990 Morrison, Alexander B. "Life: The Gift Each Is Given " in Ensign (Dec. 1998), pg. 15. [Orig. source: Sheena Ashford and Noel Timms, What Europe Thinks [1992], pg. 42] "In one 1990 survey, 61% of respondents in the Netherlands professed a belief in God, compared with 80% in 1947. Similarly, 63% of respondents in the former West Germany claimed to believe, compared with 81% in 1947 "
poll - believe in God Germany, West - 67.00% - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998), pg. 44. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley found that 94% of Americans said they believe in God, in contrast to 70% of Britons and 67% of West Germans. "
poll - say religion fairly important to them Germany, West - 30.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important.


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