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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Plymouth Brethren Iowa 2,968 0.11% 37
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: 1,759. [Listed as 'Christian (Plymouth) Brethren.']
Presbyterian Iowa - 1.80% - - 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 Iowa - 4.50% - - 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.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Iowa 85,186 3.08% 311
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': 67,665. [Listed as 'Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).']
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Iowa 61,466 2.16% 308
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.) Iowa 60,028 2.10% 307
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 Iowa 768 0.03% 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': 604. [Listed as 'Presbyterian Church in America.']
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Iowa 24 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': 16. [Listed as 'Primitive Methodist Church U.S.A..']
Protestant - no denomination supplied Iowa - 12.90% - - 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 Iowa - - 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 Iowa 6,235 0.23% 51
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': 4,933. [Listed as 'Friends.']
Reformed Church in America Iowa 33,337 1.20% 74
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 21,297. [Listed as 'Reformed Church in America.']
Reformed Church in the United States Iowa 196 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 151. [Listed as 'Reformed Church in The United States.']
Salvation Army Iowa 2,794 0.10% 21
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': 2,486. [Listed as 'Salvation Army.']
Scientology Iowa - - 1
unit
- 1992 *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 Iowa - - - - 1994 *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. [Zero churches listed for Iowa, 1994, with the closure of its only one.]
Seventh-day Adventist Iowa 5,426 0.20% 55
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': 4,325. [Listed as 'Seventh-Day Adventists.']
Seventh-day Adventist Iowa - 0.30% - - 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 Iowa 13,960 0.50% 60
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': 11,158.
Theosophical Society Iowa - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Transcendental Meditation Iowa - - - - 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. 765. "Transcendental Meditation (TM)... Maharishi International University was created at the former site of Parsons College in Iowa... "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Iowa 2,157 0.08% 11
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,546. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Iowa - 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 Brethren in Christ Iowa 82 0.00% 4
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': 66. [Listed as 'United Brethren in Christ.']
United Church of Christ Iowa 59,450 2.15% 209
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': 47,277. [Listed as 'United Church of Christ.']
United Church of God Iowa - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted the churches in their listing.
United Methodist Church Iowa 272,098 9.83% 887
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': 216,489. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
Unity Church Iowa - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Iowa - - 3
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Wesleyan Church Iowa 5,615 0.20% 25
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': 2,712. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
white supremacist groups Iowa - - 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 " Klan, Nazi, Skinheads and/or Other.
white supremacist groups - other Iowa - - 1
unit
- 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 Iowa 1,596 0.06% 11
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,151. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Catholic Iowa: Dubuque - 70.00% - - 1990 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 142. "For example, Catholics were sufficiently established in Dubuque, Iowa, by 1837--long before substantial Catholic immigration had begun--that a bishop was appointed... Catholics still make up 70 percent of the population of Dubuque in the 1990s "
Ahl-I Haqq Iran - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 16. "Ahl-I Haqq... Followers of a syncretistic religion with principal centers in western Iran. Extremist Shi'ite elements connect the sect with the Ali-Ilahi sect of the Shi'a, although Ali ibn Abi Talib is not their principal figure. They do not appear to be directly related with Isma'iliyya, because they always speak of the twelve Imams. Their religious system is based on additional sections of the Qur'an. They have adopted such Sufi rites as Dhikr, gathering and distribution of food, and brotherly union. Thei religion has a popular, pietistic outlet in hagiographical legends, which have been collected in Kitah-i Saranjam in Persian. They also believe in seven successive manifestations of the divinity, continuing until the advent of the 'Master of the Age' who will fulfill the desires of the followers (see Mahdi). "
Anglican Iran 400 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Protestant Christians - community of only 8,500, membership 5,000 but about 80% nominal. Major groups: Presbyterian 3,000 members; Assemblies of God 700; Anglicans 400. Evangelicals 0.006% (out of 34,100,000 total)
Arab Iran 2,000,000 5.56% - - 1993 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 211. "Iran... is a multinational empire... Out of an overall population of 36 million, there are roughly 13 million Turkish-speaking Azerbaijanis, 6 million Kurds, 2 million Arabs and a certain number of Baluchis and Turkomen. "
Arab Iran - 3.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 82, 85. "Iran's Arabs make up about three percent of the population. Most of them live on the Persian Gulf islands or in Khuzistan, which has been called Arabistan in various times in Iran's history. "
Arab Iran 1,983,000 3.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 66,100,000... Ethnic Groups: Persian (51%), Azerbaijani (24%), Kurdish (7%), Luri (2%), Bakhtiari (2%), Baluchi (2%), Arab (3%), other (9%). "
Armenian Apostolic Church Iran 108,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There remain [of Christians]: Armenians 108,000; Nestorian 25,000; Roman Catholics 21,000
Assemblies of God Iran 700 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Protestant Christians - community of only 8,500, membership 5,000 but about 80% nominal. Major groups: Presbyterian 3,000 members; Assemblies of God 700; Anglicans 400. Evangelicals 0.006% (out of 34,100,000 total)
Azali Babis Iran - - - - 1911 Hatcher, William S. & J. Douglas Martin. The Baha'i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row (1984), pg. 208-209. "Only one small handful of Babis were prepared, indeed eager, to assume the political role which Browne had envisioned for them. These were the Azalis, who had by this time abandoned their erstwhile leader, Mirza Yahya, to his lonely exile on Cyprus, and had suddenly metamorphosed into political ideologists, journalists... "
Azali Babis Iran - - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987), pg. 173. "In 1866, a definite rift opened between the two brothers, and the Babi remnant divided between a Baha'I majority and a small Azali minority... A small and semi-secret community of Azali Babis still survives in Iran. "
Azerbaijanis Iran 13,000,000 36.11% - - 1993 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 211. "Iran... is a multinational empire... Out of an overall population of 36 million, there are roughly 13 million Turkish-speaking Azerbaijanis, 6 million Kurds, 2 million Arabs and a certain number of Baluchis and Turkomen. "
Azerbaijanis Iran 25,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 62-64. "Azerbaijanis: Location: Azerbaijan; Iran; Population: 35-40 million worldwide: Republic of Azerbaijan, 7.5 million; Iran, estimated 20 to 25 million...; Language: Azeri; Religion: Islam (majority); Christianity (Orthodox and Evangelical); Judaism " [NOTE: This statistic is of ethnic/cultural affiliation, not a distinct religion.]
Azerbaijanis Iran - 24.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 81-82. "The largest of these [ethnic] groups is the Azerbaijani, who make up 24% of the population. They live in Azerbaijan, in the northwest, and are descended from the Turkish peoples who settled in the area after the 10th century. They speak Azari... are farmers, herders, and traders. They have settled towns and villages centuries and tend to keep to themselves, although they are a stable and prosperous element within Iranian society. "
Azerbaijanis Iran 15,864,000 24.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 66,100,000... Ethnic Groups: Persian (51%), Azerbaijani (24%), Kurdish (7%), Luri (2%), Bakhtiari (2%), Baluchi (2%), Arab (3%), other (9%). "
Babi-Baha'ism Iran 1,000,000 - - - 1892 Petersen, William J. Those Curious New Cults in the 80s. New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing (1982), pg. 200. "In 1892, Persia (now Iran) had between five hundred thousand a million Bahais and other Babi's. But since that time the movement has not grown in that land but rather has shrunk, led by numerous schisms and rifts. " [The term "Babi-Baha'ism " refers to the entire Babi-Baha'i movement, as distinct from strictly the Baha'i Faith, the religious body with headquarters in Haifa.]
Babism Iran 19 - - - 1844 Hatcher, William S. & J. Douglas Martin. The Baha'i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row (1984), pg. 6-7. "...1844... The charm and force of the Bab's personality... prompted Mulla Husayn to declare his faith. He became the first believer of the Babi Faith. Within a few weeks, 17 other seekers accepted the Bab's claim to be the promised messenger. He appointed these first 18 believers as the 'Letters of the Living,' and dispatched them throughout Iran... "
Babism Iran - - - - 1844 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 454. "The Bahai Faith developed from the Persian sect of Babism begun in 1844 by Siyyid Ali Muhammad (1819-50)? "
Babism Iran - - - - 1844 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 3. "Baha'is. In 1844 a man called the Bab, which means 'gate,' announced to the people of Persia (now Iran) that a messenger of God was coming soon. "
Bahai Faith Iran 100,000 - - - 1921 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997). Pg. 150. "At the time of Abdul Baha's death [1921] there were perhaps 100,000 Baha'is in Persia, with small groups scattered around the world. Today there are about 5 million. "
Bahai Faith Iran 300,000 - - - 1973 MacEoin, Denis. "Baha'ism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 492. [Orig. source: Hampson, A. "The Growth and Spread of the Baha'i Faith "] "Estimates for Iran vary between 150,000 and 300,000. "
Bahai Faith Iran 300,000 - - - 1984 Hatcher, William S. & J. Douglas Martin. The Baha'i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row (1984), pg. 181. "the community has reached a point where its members represent an important percentage of the educated class in present-day Iran, although they number only about 300,000 in that country. "
Bahai Faith Iran 300,000 - - - 1984 Hatcher, William S. & J. Douglas Martin. The Baha'i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row (1984), pg. 195. "Under the regime of the shahs... the Baha'i Faith was denied the civil recognition accorded to... Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians... this meant that the more than 300,000 Baha'is, who outnumber the three other minorities combined... "
Bahai Faith Iran 300,000 - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987), pg. 175. "Only amongst Iranian Jews and Zoroastrians have significant numbers of conversions occurred. Thus, despite considerable persecution, the Iranian Baha'i community (c. 300,000) dwarfs all others in the Middle East and North Africa. "
Bahai Faith Iran 340,000 - - - 1992 *LINK* Raghavan, Sudarsan (Inquirer Staff writer). "A persecuted group braces once again " in The Philadelphia Inquirer (3 November 1998). "From 1979, the start of the Islamic revolution, to 1992, at least 200 of the estimated 340,000 Baha'is in Iran were executed, their leaders say.
Bahai Faith Iran 500,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 11/30/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Thousands of Bahai have been murdered. There are only 500,000 left.
Bahai Faith Iran - 0.50% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: November, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 56,585,000. MUSLIM: 99%: Shi'ite branch, 87%; Sunni branch 12%. BAHA'I: 0.5%. 300,000. JEWS: 0.1%. ZOROASTRIAN: O.04%. CHRISTIAN: 0.4%
Bahai Faith Iran 400,000 - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 454. "Of the more than 5 million Bahais worldwide, over 400,000 still live in Iran? "
Bahai Faith Iran 640,000 1.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 92. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Bahai Faith Iran 1,322,000 2.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 66,100,000... Religions: Shiite Muslims (93%); Sunni Muslim (5%); other, including Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and Baha'is (2%). "
Bakhtiari Iran - 2.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 82. "The Zagros Mountains are the home of several tribal peoples... Chief among them are the Kurds (7%), the Luri, or lurs (2%), and the Bakhtiari (2%)... The Bakhtiari, to whom they are closely related, live in the mountains west of Shiraz. "
Bakhtiari Iran 1,322,000 2.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 66,100,000... Ethnic Groups: Persian (51%), Azerbaijani (24%), Kurdish (7%), Luri (2%), Bakhtiari (2%), Baluchi (2%), Arab (3%), other (9%). "
Baluchi Iran - 2.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 82, 84. "The Zagros Mountains are the home of several tribal peoples... Chief among them are the Kurds (7%), the Luri, or lurs (2%), and the Bakhtiari (2%)... Another 2% of Iran's population consists of Baluchis, a tribal people of the Baluchistan region in the southeast. "
Baluchi Iran 1,322,000 2.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 66,100,000... Ethnic Groups: Persian (51%), Azerbaijani (24%), Kurdish (7%), Luri (2%), Bakhtiari (2%), Baluchi (2%), Arab (3%), other (9%). "
Catholic Iran 21,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There remain [of Christians]: Armenians 108,000; Nestorian 25,000; Roman Catholics 21,000
Catholic Iran 13,000 0.02% 18
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Iran 13,000 - - - 1999 "Iran president, pope call for interfaith dialogue " in Dallas Morning News (March 12, 1999), pg. 11A. "Tens of thousands of Christians have emigrated from Iran since 1979, cutting the Christian population by nearly two-thirds, to roughly 120,000, of which only 13,000 are Catholic. "
Christianity Iran 360,000 - - - 1979 "Iran president, pope call for interfaith dialogue " in Dallas Morning News (March 12, 1999), pg. 11A. "Tens of thousands of Christians have emigrated from Iran since 1979, cutting the Christian population by nearly two-thirds, to roughly 120,000, of which only 13,000 are Catholic. "
Christianity Iran - 0.50% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Christianity 0.5%
Christianity Iran 330,000 0.52% - - 1980 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 305, 308. "Location: Iran; Population: 64,073,000 (1996 estimate) "; Pg. 308: "About 330,000 Christians lived in Iran in 1980, but many of these, also, are thought to have left. "
Christianity Iran 333,000 - - - 1980 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 87. "That same year [1980], there were about 30,000 Zoroastrians living in colonies in Yazd, Kerman, and Tehran. It is thought that many Christians and Zoroastrians have left the country in recent years. "
Christianity Iran 333,000 - - - 1980 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 87. "The Christian population numbered about 330,000 in 1980, mostly Armenians and Azerbaijanis... It is thought that many Christians and Zoroastrians have left the country in recent years. "
Christianity Iran - - 100
units
- 1985 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 4/12/85 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) In Iran's nearly 200 cities and towns, fewer than 100 Christian groups of any kind meet, and perhaps only 30 Protestant churches.


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