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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
New Kadampa Tradition Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of NKT Centers for Asia, Australasia and America " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory.
Nonreligious Illinois - 7.00% - - 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.
North American Baptist Conference Illinois 2,370 0.02% 14
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,876. [Listed as 'North American Baptist Conference.']
Occidental Orthodox Parishes, Association of Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 116. "Membership: In 1984 the Association had 5 parishes (New York City; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago; Dorchester, MA; and Fullerton, CA) and a monastery in Jacksonville, Florida. "
Old Order Amish Church Illinois - - 12
units
- 1974 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church Illinois 1,690 - 13
units
- 1979 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980), pg. 100. [Original sources: The New American Almanac, 1979 (Baltic, Ohio); Amish directories; and correspondence with Amish informants.] Table 2: "Location and characteristics of the Old Order Amish by state and province "; Columns: Location; Estimated population; Number of districts [i.e., congregation]; Number of settlements. "Estimates are based on mean district size within each settlement. "
Old Order Amish Church Illinois 2,800 0.02% 19
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Order Amish Church.']
Old Order Amish Church Illinois - - 20
units
- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Regular Baptists Illinois 69 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': 54. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago (Fris) Illinois - - 2
units
- 1979 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 85. "Old Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago (Fris)... In 1970 Archbishop Robert A. Burns, of the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite), now the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America, consecrated Howard Fris... 3 years later he removed Fris... Fris proceeded to found his own church... After Burns' death, the corporation of the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) lapsed, as no one filed the annual reports during the bickering... Fris revived the corporation & had it assigned to himself... Fris' conviction and the public scandal... did not destroy his jurisdiction... St. Teresa's Manor was closed, but Bishop Kenelly heads the Missionaries of St. Jude who minister to the residents of a private hotel for the mentally disturbed, alcoholics, & elderly, located on the north side of Chicago. Membership: In 1979 the Archdiocese claimed 13 clergy and two parishes. It considers the residents of the hotel as lay members. "
Open Bible Standard Churches Illinois - - 18
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc..']
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Illinois - 0.50% - - 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.
Orthodox Catholic Church in America Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 127-128. "Churches are located in Dallas & Lubbock, Texas; Erie, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; Racine, Madison, Watertown, & Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Davenport, Iowa; St. Petersburg, Florida; Ludington, Michigan; Brooklyn, New York; & Ottawa... "
Orthodox Church in America Illinois - - 13
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Orthodox Church in America.']
Pentecostal Illinois - 1.40% - - 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.
Pentecostal Church of God Illinois 1,561 0.01% 20
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': 722. [Listed as 'Pentecostal Church of God.']
Pentecostal Holiness Church Illinois 367 0.00% 6
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': 291. [Listed as 'Pentecostal Holiness Church, Inc..']
Plymouth Brethren Illinois 5,452 0.05% 45
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: 3,201. [Listed as 'Christian (Plymouth) Brethren.']
Presbyterian Illinois - 4.40% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 252-288. Table A.2: "Denominational Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "; "The adherence rates were estimated from Bureau of the Census (1854) reports on the number of churches, the seating capacity of churches & the value of church property. "
Presbyterian Illinois - 2.60% - - 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.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Illinois 158,320 1.39% 474
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': 126,123. [Listed as 'Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).']
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Illinois 114,152 0.96% 463
units
- 1995 *LINK* official organization web page: Comparative Statistics; [original source for states pop. data: U.S. Bureau of the Census] Table: "PCUSA Membership by State/Territory -- 1995 "; Columns: "Number of Members ", "Members as a Percent of State Population " and "Number of Congregations "
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Illinois 109,726 0.92% 462
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web page: Comparative Statistics; [original source for states pop. data: U.S. Bureau of the Census] Table: "PCUSA Membership by State/Territory -- 1997 "; Columns: "Number of Members ", "Members as a Percent of State Population " and "Number of Congregations "
Presbyterian Church in America Illinois 5,493 0.05% 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': 5,003. [Listed as 'Presbyterian Church in America.']
Primitive Baptist Illinois 323 0.00% 12
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': 260. [Listed as 'Primitive Baptists Associations.']
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Illinois 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': 90. [Listed as 'Primitive Methodist Church U.S.A..']
Protestant - no denomination supplied Illinois - 8.60% - - 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.
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Illinois - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site of PRCA; web page: "Protestant Reformed Churches " (directory); (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last modified, 17-Oct-1998 " counted churches on directory
Quaker Illinois 2,012 0.02% 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': 1,644. [Listed as 'Friends.']
Ramakrishna Order Illinois - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted from "Ramakrishna Order Centers in the West " list
Reformed Church in America Illinois 20,196 0.18% 56
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': 12,520. [Listed as 'Reformed Church in America.']
Reformed Episcopal Church Illinois 281 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': 245. [Listed as 'Reformed Episcopal Church.']
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Illinois - - 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.']
Romantic Violence Illinois - - - - 1984 Landau, Elaine. The White Power Movement: America's Racist Hate Groups. Brookfield, CT: Milbrook Press (1993), pg. 41. "Racist skinheads first appeared in the United States in 1984 when a small Chicago group called Romantic Violence began distributing anti-Semitic leaflets in Illinois and Michigan. The following year the group's leader was arrested for painting swastikas in a public park. "
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Illinois - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
Salvation Army Illinois 7,209 0.06% 57
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': 6,611. [Listed as 'Salvation Army.']
Salvation Army - Scandinavian corps Illinois - - 5
units
- 1980 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980), pg. 202-203. "Five ['Scandinavian'] corps still exist in Illinois; three in Chicago (Mt. Greenwood, Irving Park and Andersonville); Moline and Rockford Temple "
Scientology Illinois - - 6
units
- 1995 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Illinois - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology Mission of Peoria, 2020 N Wisconsin, Peoria, IL 61603; (2) Church of Scientology Mission of Champaign-Urbana, 312 W John Street, Champaign, IL 61820; [this directory link] (3) Scientology of Illinois, 3011 N. Lincoln Avenue., Chicago, IL 60657-4207
Seicho-No-Ie Illinois - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) worldwide directory of "Truth of Life Centers ": [directory link] "Truth of Life Center Chicago, 1938 W. Albion, Chicago, Illinois 60626; Truth of Life Center Chicago, 8245 S. Kingston, Chicago, Illinois 60617 "
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference Illinois 67 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': 55. [Listed as 'Seventh Day Baptist General Conference.']
Seventh-day Adventist Illinois 24,442 0.21% 129
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': 19,471. [Listed as 'Seventh-Day Adventists.']
Seventh-day Adventist Illinois - 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.
Southern Baptist Convention Illinois 292,644 2.56% 917
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': 234,224.
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Illinois 1,900 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. [Listed as 'Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch (Archdiocese of The U.S.A. and Canada).']
Theosophical Society Illinois - - 9
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America (Ecumenical Patriarchate) Illinois - - 2
units
- 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 Illinois 8,194 0.07% 40
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': 6,120. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Illinois - 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.
United Baptists Illinois 37 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': 29. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Brethren in Christ Illinois 293 0.00% 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': 271. [Listed as 'United Brethren in Christ.']
United Church of Christ Illinois 185,558 1.62% 411
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': 146,907. [Listed as 'United Church of Christ.']
United Church of God Illinois - - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted the churches in their listing.
United Methodist Church Illinois 440,681 3.86% 1,480
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': 351,260. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
Unity Church Illinois - - 23
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Universal Foundation for Better Living Illinois - - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site directory
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Illinois - - 15
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Wesleyan Church Illinois 4,204 0.04% 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': 1,385. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
white supremacist groups Illinois - - 9
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 Illinois - - 3
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)
Willow Creek Community Church Illinois 15,000 - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 53. "The parish is dead. The Next Church is more like a stadium. By cramming in big numbers--and the Next Church works with congregations of thousands rather than hundreds--pastors can make economies of scale. some of them talk about th emodels of the shopping mall and multi-screen cinema. The pastor of America's biggest congregation--15,000 strong in Illinois--speaks of 'increasing our market share'. When Next Church congregations found new communities or colonize new premises, it is like a franchising operation. "
Willow Creek Community Church - attendance Illinois 12,000 - - - 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990), pg. 290. "...Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, the second-largest Protestant church in the U.S. Each week 12,000 attend services in the $15 million complex featuring Christian rock music and a multimedia show. "
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Illinois 10,689 0.09% 36
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': 7,864. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Chicago, IL: Monthly meetings held on the last Sabbath of each month. Next Meeting: May 29th in the Schaumburg Library at 1:30PM for more information call: (573) 642 6566 "
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. "
Ahmadiyya Illinois: Chicago 700 - - - 1930 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 189. "Moslem Sunrise 3, no. 3 (July 1930): 11. Other notices in this issue of the journal discuss the visit of a missionary from India who converted 200, 650, or 700 of Chicago's citizens, indicating (p. 34) that they were 'Turks, negroes and a few whites.' " [Qadiani Jamaat]
Alternative Religions Illinois: Chicago 0 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, Barry & Seymour Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Arab Illinois: Chicago 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 48. "Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles all have Arab American populations of more than 100,000. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Armitage Baptist Church Illinois: Chicago 2,000 - 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; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S. megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Chicago, Illinois; pastor Charles Lyons.
Baptist Illinois: Chicago - - 1
unit
- 1833 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists], pg. 175. "Soon after the village of Chicago began to spread beyond Ford Dearborn in 1833, its first Baptist church was founded. "
Baptist Illinois: Chicago 691,600 24.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Broadview Baptist Church Illinois: Chicago 2,000 - 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; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Chicago, Illinois; pastor Clarence Hopson.
Buddhism Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), pg. 296. "American cities like Chicago now have more Hindus than Episcopalians, more Buddhists than Hindus... "
Catholic Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1958 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000), pg. 158. "Between 1948 and 1958, the Archdiocese of Chicago, the nation's largest, opened an average of six new parishes every year. "
Catholic Illinois: Chicago 1,080,800 38.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.


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