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Judaism Iraq 250,000 - - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by David B. Barrett, and published by Oxford Press, Oxford, New York, 1982); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) At end of Word War II, Iraqi Jews numbered 250,000. After 1950 began to emigrate massively to Israel. In 1972 only 600 remained, decreasing rapidly.
Judaism Iraq 400 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 207. "Today there are only 300 Jews in Egypt and 400 in Iraq. "
Judaism Iraq 120 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Karaites Iraq 67 - 1
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- 1947 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 124. "Curiously, few Karaites remained in Iraq or Iran after the tenth century. Only in the town of Hit, on the banks of the Euphrates in Iraq, did a tiny community survive until modern times. Thirteen Karaite families still lived in Hit in 1948 when their synagogue was destroyed and their Torah scroll confiscated during anti-Zionist riots. All sixty-seven Iraqi Karaites moved to Israel, where they settled in Beersheba. "
Karaites Iraq 0 0.00% - - 1949 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 124. "Curiously, few Karaites remained in Iraq or Iran after the tenth century. Only in the town of Hit, on the banks of the Euphrates in Iraq, did a tiny community survive until modern times. Thirteen Karaite families still lived in Hit in 1948 when their synagogue was destroyed and their Torah scroll confiscated during anti-Zionist riots. All sixty-seven Iraqi Karaites moved to Israel, where they settled in Beersheba. "
Kurds Iraq 3,000,000 28.00% - - 1975 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 143. "The government calculated that the overall population of Iraq grew from 8,261,000 registered in the 1965 census to 11,124,000 in 1975. With its population of 2,800,000, Kurdistan accounts for 26.7%, a slightly smaller proportion than the 27.2% in 1957. For the total number of Kurds living in the Republic, one must subtract from this figure of 2,800,000 the 250,000 non-Kurdish inhabitants of Kurdistan and add the 300,000 Kurds who live in the capital [Baghdad] itself, the 50,000 Kurds who live in the city of Mosul and the approximately 100,000 Kurds living elsewhere in southern Iraq. This brings the total number of Kurds in the Republic up to 3 million for 1975, some 28% of the population as a whole. "
Kurds Iraq 3,620,000 20.00% - - 1990 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Iraq ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1990), pg. 40. "Iraq's population of 18.1 million people includes several ethnic groups. Arabs make up about 75% of the total, and Kurds--the largest non-Arab group--compose about 20%. "
Kurds Iraq 3,400,000 17.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 104. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Kurds Iraq 4,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Kurdistan (Iraq) " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "In Iraq, there are 4 million Kurds, who run their own administration. "
Mandean Iraq - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1721. "It has been established that Mani was familiar with the views of the Mandeans, a baptist sect still existing in Iraq, most probably originating from Palestine... "
Mandean Iraq - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 388-389. "Mandaeans: This 2nd-century Gnostic Christian sect, with Judaic and Persian elements, still survives today around the Tigris River in Iraq. Known as Disciples of St. John the Baptist, or St. John's Christians because of their preservation of legends about John, members call themselves Sabians ('Baptists'), perhaps because a sect of Sabaeans is tolerated in the Quran. "
Mu'tazila Iraq - - - - 833 C.E. 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. 508. "Mu'tazila (Islam - Arabic; lit. 'standing aloof, withdrawal'). The celebrated 'rationalist' school of early Islamic theology (Kalam)... The advocates preferred to call themselves the 'People of [the Divine] Justice and Unity.' The origins of the movement are obscure, but by the mid-ninth century A.D. its characteristic principles had been worked into a coherent philosophical and political theology which combined Greek logical and metaphysical conceptions with the Qur'anic revelation, ideally granting them equal status while in practice favoring reason, at least implicitly... the Mu'tazilites were earnest, at times even puritanical, defenders of Islam from both its external and internal enemies. An inquisition was instituted in Baghdad when the school was for a time in a dominant position under its champion, the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Ma'mun (A.D. 813-33). "
Nestorian Iraq 35,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 221. "Nestorians: Followers of a Church that grew up in Syria, Mesopotamia and Iran in the 5th century. Adheres to the teachings of Nestorius of Cilicia (d. 431). Around 35,000 live toay in Iraq and north-eastern Iran, and 15,000 in Syria and Lebanon. "
other Iraq 640,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Shiite or Sunni; other is "mostly Christian "
Protestant Iraq 2,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Hold, Rinehart and Winston (1972), pg. 13. "...the Near East provides another example of Protestantism as a tiny minority... Iran numbers at most 8,000 and Iraq fewer than 2,000 evangelicals, and there can obviously be almost no positive cultural impact in such circumstances. "
Qadiriya Iraq - - - - 1166 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 447. "Reputed to be the first Sufi order, the Qadiri... Founded by the Hanbali preacher and ascetic Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (c. 1077-1166) in 12th-century Baghdad? "
Qarmatians Iraq - - - - 899 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 434. "A related sect [to Ismailis/Seveners] called Qarmatians developed in the late 9th century in Iraq. Named either for Hamdan Qarmat (d. c. 899) or from the Aramaic for 'peasants' (according to different sources), they worshiped the 'Supreme Light' and venerated the 7th Imam, taking membership from both the aristocracy and the peasant class. "
Qarmatians Iraq - - - - 900 C.E. 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. 590. "Qarmitians... Under the leadership of Hamdan Qarmat... it prospered in the area of Kufa, Iraq, from 877 until it was suppressed there about 900. "
Qarmatians Iraq - - - - 900 C.E. 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. 590. "The Qarmatian 'summons to truth' was carried to Yemen, where it developed centers of strength... "
Seventh-day Adventist Iraq - 0.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Membership Density " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Adventist Believers - High and Low Density "; Table: "Ratio of church membership to country population "; Ratio: 1:125,000
Shiite Iraq - 59.52% - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by David B. Barrett, and published by Oxford Press, Oxford, New York, 1982); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Islam was established in Iraq in the 7th century. Shias form a majority of the population (62% of the 96% who are Muslims), but the influence exercised by Sunnis of both the Hanafite and Shafiite rites is preponderant.
Shiite Iraq 8,063,000 55.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 196. "Population: 14,660,000. Religion: 96% Moslem, 4% other. "; "Shi'ite Moslems, who comprise probably 55% of Iraq's population, predominate in the south... "
Shiite Iraq 9,766,800 60.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 16,278,000 [total pop.] (1987). 95+% Muslim. Govrnmt. gives number of Shias as 55% but prob. 60 to 65% is reasonable. Most Iraqi Shias are Arabs. Almost all Kurds, approx. 19% of pop., are Sunnis, together with about 13% Sunni Arabs. Total Arab pop.= 76%.
Shiite Iraq 9,955,000 55.00% - - 1990 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Iraq ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1990), pg. 40, 44. "Iraq's population of 18.1 million people... "; "Most Iraqis are Muslims, but they are split into two rival sects of the Islamic religion. 55% are Arab Shiites... "
Shiite Iraq 8,601,813 48.45% - - 1991 Foster, Leila Merrell. Iraq (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992), pg. 115. "Religion: Muslims make up about 95% of the population. While more than 50% of Muslims are Shiites, the leaders of the party in power since 1968 are mostly Sunnis... Population: Approximately 17,754,000 (mid-1991 estimate)... "
Shiite Iraq - 54.00% - - 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% "
Shiite Iraq 9,350,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 8/6/93 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR A STRONG CHURCH AMONG THE 9,350,000 SHI'ITE MUSLIMS "
Shiite Iraq 8,000,000 60.00% - - 1994 Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1994), pg. 21. Map: "Shi'ite population in the Middle East. Copyright by Diederik Vanderwalle. "
Shiite Iraq 13,390,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Shiite Iraq - 50.00% - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 432. "Although relegated to the southern part of Iraq... Shiites constitute roughly half of the population of Iraq. "
Shiite Iraq 14,442,538 65.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%; Total population: 22,219,289.
Shiite Iraq 11,000,000 55.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 104. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Shiite Iraq 10,494,900 54.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 312, 314. "Location: Iraq; Population: 19,435,000 "; Pg. 314: "The majority of Iraqis, about 95%, are Muslim. Of these, 54% are Shi'ite and 41% are Sunni. "
Sikhism Iraq - - 1
unit
- 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 ")
Sunni Iraq - 36.48% - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by David B. Barrett, and published by Oxford Press, Oxford, New York, 1982); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Islam was established in Iraq in the 7th century. Shias form a majority of the population (62% of the 96% who are Muslims), but the influence exercised by Sunnis of both the Hanafite and Shafiite rites is preponderant.
Sunni Iraq 5,697,300 35.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 16,278,000 [total pop.] (1987). 95+% Muslim. Govrnmt. gives number of Shias as 55% but prob. 60 to 65% is reasonable. Most Iraqi Shias are Arabs. Almost all Kurds, approx. 19% of pop., are Sunnis, together with about 13% Sunni Arabs. Total Arab pop.= 76%.
Sunni Iraq 7,240,000 40.00% - - 1990 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Iraq ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1990), pg. 40, 44. "Iraq's population of 18.1 million people... "; "Sunnis, who compose a majority in most other Arab countries, make up about 40% of Iraq's religious population. "
Sunni Iraq - 42.00% - - 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% "
Sunni Iraq 7,390,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Sunni Iraq 8,221,137 37.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%; Total population: 22,219,289.
Sunni Iraq 8,000,000 40.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 104. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Sunni Iraq 7,968,350 41.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 312, 314. "Location: Iraq; Population: 19,435,000 "; Pg. 314: "The majority of Iraqis, about 95%, are Muslim. Of these, 54% are Shi'ite and 41% are Sunni. "
Syrian Catholic Iraq 20,000 - - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by David B. Barrett, and published by Oxford Press, Oxford, New York, 1982); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Syrian Catholics number 20,000 in 2 dioceses
Turkomans Iraq - - - - 1990 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Iraq ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1990), pg. 40. "Iraq's population of 18.1 million people includes several ethnic groups. Arabs make up about 75% of the total, and Kurds--the largest non-Arab group--compose about 20%. Small numbers of Turkomans, Assyrians, Armenians, and Iranians also live in Iraq. "
Turkomans Iraq 2,500,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "There are between 2 and 2.5 million Turkomans in Iraq. Most of them live in the northern and central parts. They have, historically, constituted a border between the Arabs in the south and the Kurds to the north. Since the Gulf War, when a demilitarised zone for the Kurds was established in the northern part of Iraq, the Turkoman population has been geographically separated. The Turkomans have suffered greatly from the fighting in the Kurd dominated areas. "
Twelvers Iraq - - - - 1736 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 434. "By the 16th century, Twelver doctrine became the state religion of Persia, and under the Safavidts (1502-1736), two horses were kept saddled and ready at all times, pending the return of the Mahdi and Jesus? "
Twelvers Iraq - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1469. "The Imamites, the main body of the Shia, believe in 12 imams, the first being Ali... At its opening early this century the first parliament in Persia was said to be held under the auspices of the hidden imam. "
Twelvers Iraq - 51.00% - - 1993 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 5. "The largest Shi'ite roup, known as the Imamis or Ithna 'Asharis ('Twelvers')... constitute most of present-day Iran, over half of Bahrain & Iraq, large minorities in Kuwait, Suadi Arabia, & Dubai... "
unknown Iraq - 4.00% - - 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% "; Listed as "Unspecified "
Yezidi Iraq 70,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 3/2/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There are possibly 70,000 Yezidis living in northern Iraq.
Yezidi Iraq 500,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* web site (1998): "International Committee for European Security & Cooperation: statement presented by J.B.Daud Baghistani, ICESC Deputy Permanent Representative to the Commission on Human Rights... 10 Feb. 1995 On the realization of the economic, social and cultural rights and the right to development in particular of the╩Yezidi as a religious Kurdish minority " "After centuries of suppression by other peoples and regimes, there are still some 500'000 Yezidi living in Northern Irak, while most of the some 200'000 who lived in Turkey have by now emigrated as refugees to Western Europe. "
Yezidi Iraq - - - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 104. "Principal Religions: Shi'a Islam (55%), Sunni Islam (40%) and Christianity (3%...). There remain a few Yazidis, somewhat inaccurately characterized as Devil Worshippers. "
Kurds Iraq: Baghdad 300,000 10.71% - - 1975 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 143. "...300,000 Kurds who live in the capital [Baghdad] itself, the 50,000 Kurds who live in the city of Mosul... for 1975... In 1974 Baghdad had 2,800,000 inhabitants and Mosul 500,000. "
Kurds Iraq: Kurdistan 2,550,000 91.07% - - 1975 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 143. "The government calculated that the overall population of Iraq grew from 8,261,000 registered in the 1965 census to 11,124,000 in 1975. With its population of 2,800,000, Kurdistan accounts for 26.7%, a slightly smaller proportion than the 27.2% in 1957. For the total number of Kurds living in the Republic, one must subtract from this figure of 2,800,000 the 250,000 non-Kurdish inhabitants of Kurdistan... "
miscellaneous regional info Iraq: Kurdistan - - - - 1997 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Kurdistan (Iraq) " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "In Iraq, there are 4 million Kurds, who run their own administration. In addition to the Kurds, Assyrians, Armenians and Iraqi Turkoman live in Iraqi Kurdistan. "
Kurds Iraq: Mosul 50,000 10.00% - - 1975 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 143. "...300,000 Kurds who live in the capital [Baghdad] itself, the 50,000 Kurds who live in the city of Mosul... for 1975... In 1974 Baghdad had 2,800,000 inhabitants and Mosul 500,000. "
Anglican Ireland 99,772 2.90% - - 1988 Pomeray, J. K. Ireland (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 9. "Population: 3,440,427... Religions: Roman Catholic, 95%; Anglican (Church of Ireland), 2.9%; Methodist, Presbyterian & other Protestant, 1%; Jewish, 0.06% "
Anglican Ireland 108,209 3.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 93%, Anglican 3%, none 1%, unknown 2%, other 1% (1981); Total population: 3,606,952 (1997 est.).
attendance - weekly Ireland - 84.00% - - 1991 *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. "
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Ireland 10 - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " IRELAND: Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowships (Ireland); Members: 10; Congregations: 1
Catholic Ireland - 97.00% - - 1984 Fradin, Dennis B. The Republic of Ireland (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1984), pg. 85. "About 97% of the people in the Republic of Ireland are catholics. Few countries have a larger proportion of people of one religion... Religion is still important in the personal lives of most of the Irish. Almost every city and town has at least one Catholic church, and on Sundays most of the churches are filled. The country's many priests are respected and their opinions are valued. The priests visit the sick, give advice to people regarding their everyday problems, and help in the planning of events such as weddings. "
Catholic Ireland 3,268,406 95.00% - - 1988 Pomeray, J. K. Ireland (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 9. "Population: 3,440,427... Religions: Roman Catholic, 95%; Anglican (Church of Ireland), 2.9%; Methodist, Presbyterian & other Protestant, 1%; Jewish, 0.06% "
Catholic Ireland - 97.00% - - 1988 Pomeray, J. K. Ireland (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 91-92. "Almost 97% of the people in the Republic of Ireland are Catholic. For most, to be Irish is to be Catholic; the two are almost inseparable... Today, the Catholic church still plays a vital role in the life of almost every Irish citizen... "
Catholic Ireland - 93.00% - - 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 Ireland - 94.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992). Pg. 204-205. Chart
Catholic Ireland 3,372,500 95.00% - - 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.; "Catholics in Ireland [NOT incl. Northern Ireland] were about 95% of the estimated total population of 3,550,000. "
Catholic Ireland 3,300,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Ireland 3,354,465 93.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 93%, Anglican 3%, none 1%, unknown 2%, other 1% (1981); Total population: 3,606,952 (1997 est.).
Catholic Ireland 3,472,620 93.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Ireland Statistics "; by Barry McCarthy, 1997 (Dec. 1998) "Population: 3,734,000 as of 1989; Religions: Roman Catholic 93%, Protestant 3% "
Catholic Ireland 3,420,000 95.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 194-195. "Location: Ireland; Population: 3.6 million "; Pg. 195: "Ireland is a staunchly Catholic country. Roman Catholics account for about 95% of Ireland's population, and nearly 90% of the Irish people attend mass every week. Pilgrimages to shrines and holy places at home and abroad attrct tens of thousands annually. Catholicism is strongly woven into the fabric of Irish life, influencing its laws, education, architecture, and daily life... "
Catholic Ireland - 91.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,900,000
Catholic Ireland - 93.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "
Catholic - attend at least monthly Ireland 2,850,000 90.25% - - 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: "...the proportion of men & women over 35 who attend Mass at least once a month... Ireland, 95%; Northern Ireland, 93%... " [Ireland: 95% * est. 95% of pop. which is Catholic, (or 3 million) = 90.25% of total pop. attending mass monthly]
Catholic - attend weekly Ireland 3,240,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 194-195. "Location: Ireland; Population: 3.6 million "; Pg. 195: "Ireland is a staunchly Catholic country. Roman Catholics account for about 95% of Ireland's population, and nearly 90% of the Irish people attend mass every week. Pilgrimages to shrines and holy places at home and abroad attrct tens of thousands annually. Catholicism is strongly woven into the fabric of Irish life, influencing its laws, education, architecture, and daily life... "
Catholic - practicing Ireland - - - - 1989 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 19. "...today, close inspection of the religious situation in societies where 'everyone' is a Roman Catholic reveals levels of religious participation that are astonishingly low compared with those in America--the exceptions being places such as Ireland and Quebec where the church has also served as the primary vehicle for political resistance to external domination (Stark and McCann, 1989). "


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