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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
United Church of God Kansas - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted the churches in their listing.
United Methodist Church Kansas 238,029 9.61% 757
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': 187,473. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
Unity Church Kansas - - 9
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Kansas - - 5
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Wesleyan Church Kansas 6,806 0.27% 52
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': 2,573. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
white supremacist groups Kansas - - - - 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.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Kansas 987 0.04% 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': 748. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Buddhism Kansas: Wichita - - 8
units
- 1999 *LINK* Lewis, Brian. "Rise of Buddhism " in Wichita Eagle, 16 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "In addition to six Southeast Asian Buddhist temples in Wichita that are thriving, two recent Buddhist groups have started and are attracting people who were not born in Buddhist cultures. " [Zen & Tibetan]
Buddhism - Southeast Asian Kansas: Wichita - - 6
units
- 1999 *LINK* Lewis, Brian. "Rise of Buddhism " in Wichita Eagle, 16 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "In addition to six Southeast Asian Buddhist temples in Wichita that are thriving... "
Tibetan Buddhism Kansas: Wichita 12 - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Lewis, Brian. "Rise of Buddhism " in Wichita Eagle, 16 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "...in Wichita... two recent Buddhist groups have started and are attracting people who were not born in Buddhist cultures... Smith's Tibetan group has between six and 12 members. "
Zen Kansas: Wichita 20 - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Lewis, Brian. "Rise of Buddhism " in Wichita Eagle, 16 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "...in Wichita... two recent Buddhist groups have started and are attracting people who were not born in Buddhist cultures. Five years ago, Earl Griffith and Greg Smith were involved in starting a general Buddhist meditation group in Wichita. Griffith had an interest in meditation, and a mutual friend introduced him to Smith, who had previous experience with a Tibetan Buddhist group in Columbus, Ohio. Eventually, a group of four people started focusing on Zen Buddhist meditation. Smith, who wanted to continue in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, started a separate Tibetan Buddhist group. The Zen group now has 20 people... "
Baptist World Alliance Kazakstan 11,227 0.07% 197
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 "; [BWA stats. in individual countries are sum of figures for member bodies of BWA in the countries.]; [County population figures for 1998 from United Nations data available here.]
Catholic Kazakstan 300,000 1.80% - - 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 Kazakstan - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 17,206,000
Eastern Orthodox Kazakstan - 25.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 17,206,000
Islam Kazakstan 7,840,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Muslim is "mostly Sunni "
Islam Kazakstan 7,934,442 47.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%; Total: 16,881,793.
Islam Kazakstan - 40.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 17,206,000
Jehovah's Witnesses Kazakstan 10,585 0.06% 81
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 29,710.
Jehovah's Witnesses Kazakstan 11,877 0.07% 97
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Kazakstan 29,710 0.17% 81
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site From 1997 Statistics "Memorial attendance " column. Count of all who attend this once-a-year meeting, whether or not a "publisher " in full standing. Most would be considered adherents.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Kazakstan 31,072 0.18% - - 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; "Memorial attendance " column indicates attendance at yearly communion meeting.
Judaism Kazakstan 15,000 - - - 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. "
Kurds Kazakstan 12,313 - - - 1970 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 203. "In Kazakhstan, the Kurds live in small communities at Tchimkent, in Jamboul and around Alma Ata. According to the 1970 Census, there were 12,313 of them, and a further 7,974 in the Kirghiz SSR, mainly in Oche. "
Nonreligious Kazakstan - 32.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 17,206,000
other Kazakstan 1,160,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Muslim, Russian Orthodox or Protestant; other is "mostly nonreligious "
Protestant Kazakstan 330,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Kazakstan 337,636 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%; Total: 16,881,793.
Protestant Kazakstan - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 17,206,000
Russian Orthodox Kazakstan 7,340,000 - - - 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.
Russian Orthodox Kazakstan 7,427,989 44.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%; Total: 16,881,793.
Scientology Kazakstan - - 3
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Kazakhstan Kazakstan 11,227 - 197
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 "
Advent Christian Church Kentucky 54 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': 43.
affiliated Kentucky - 38.80% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Kentucky 18,551 0.50% 44
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': 16,910.
Agnostic Kentucky - 3.00% - - 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.
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Kentucky 31 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': 25. [Listed as 'Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection.']
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Kentucky 918 0.02% 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': 742.
Apostolic Christian Churches of America Kentucky 12 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': 07. [Listed as 'Apostolic Christian Church of America.']
Assemblies of God Kentucky 27,989 0.76% 146
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': 21,646. [Listed as 'Assemblies of God.']
Assemblies of God Kentucky - 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.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Kentucky 133 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': 128.
Baptist Kentucky - 16.80% - - 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. "
Baptist Kentucky - 42.50% - - 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.
Baptist - black denominations Kentucky 89,939 2.44% - - 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 72,352. [Listed as 'Black Baptists Estimate.']
Baptist General Conference Kentucky 59 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': 46.
Baptist Missionary Association of America Kentucky 41 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': 33.
Barren River Missionary Baptists Kentucky 1,408 0.04% 11
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: 1,139. [Listed as 'Barren River Missionary Baptists.']
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Kentucky 0 - - - 1971 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 281. Original source: "Mennonite Yearbook 1972 " and "Mennonite Yearbook 1992 " Table: "The Beachy Amish, Congregations and Membership, 1971 and 1991 "
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Kentucky 342 0.01% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 273. [Listed as 'Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches.']
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Kentucky 279 - 5
units
- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 281. Original source: "Mennonite Yearbook 1972 " and "Mennonite Yearbook 1992 " Table: "The Beachy Amish, Congregations and Membership, 1971 and 1991 "
Brethren Church (Ashland) Kentucky 37 0.00% 3
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': 29. [Listed as 'Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio).']
Brethren in Christ Kentucky 271 0.01% 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': 200. [Listed as 'Brethren in Christ Church.']
Brethren in Christ Kentucky - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted congregations from their index
Buddhism Kentucky - 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.
Calvary Chapel Kentucky - - 6
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Catholic Kentucky 484,000 13.00% - - 1989 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 112-114. [Original sources: Official Catholic Directory, based on parish-level reporting, & U.S. 1989 Statistical Abstract] Table: "Catholic Population by State "; [Greeley (author) has conduced a somewhat detailed analysis, adding some adjustments to account for statistically observed undercount, plus some other factors.]
Catholic Kentucky 365,270 9.91% 347
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. [Listed as 'Catholic Church.']
Catholic Kentucky - 13.30% - - 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.
Catholic Kentucky 357,155 9.70% 304
units
- 1996 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 432-437. Tables: "Catholic Population of the United States " and "Percentage of Catholics in Total Population in U.S. ". Figures are as of Jan. 1, 1997.
Central Baptist Association Kentucky 475 0.01% 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': 372. [Listed as 'Central Baptists.']
Christian and Missionary Alliance Kentucky 1,804 0.05% 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': 975.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Kentucky 66,798 1.81% 254
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': 42,879. [Listed as 'Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).']
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Kentucky 90,520 2.46% 355
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': 72,585. [Listed as 'Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.']
Christian Science Kentucky - - 12
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Church of Christ Scientist.']
Christianity Kentucky - 89.80% - - 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, using representative sample of 113,000 people in phone interviews. Sum of % by state of 21 main groups Kosmin classified as Christian: Assemblies of God, Baptist, Christianity - no denomination supplied, Church of God - all denominations, Church of the Nazarene, Churches of Christ, Congregationalist, Episcopalian, Evangelical/Born Again, Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter Day Saints, Holiness/Holy, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventists
Christianity - affiliated Kentucky 2,213,000 60.10% - - 1990 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997), pg. 70. [Orig. source: M. Bradley, et al. Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990. Atlanta, GA: Glenmary Research Center (1992)] Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990 "; "Christian church adherents were defined as 'all members, including full members, their children and the est. number of other regular participants who are not considered as communicant, confirmed or full members.' "
Christianity - independent churches - charismatic Kentucky 2,300 0.06% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Independent Charismatic Churches.']
Christianity - independent churches - non-charismatic Kentucky 9,391 0.25% 17
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Independent Non-Charismatic Churches.']
Christianity - no denomination supplied Kentucky - 7.30% - - 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.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Kentucky 11,747 0.32% 120
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': 7,559.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Kentucky 24,134 0.65% 214
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': 19,227.
Church of God - all denominations Kentucky - 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.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Kentucky 57 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': 46.


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