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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Arkansas 582 0.02% 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': 463. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Arkansas - 0.20% - - 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 Arkansas 1,514 0.06% 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': 1,210. [Listed as 'United Baptists.']
United Church of Christ Arkansas 240 0.01% 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': 186. [Listed as 'United Church of Christ.']
United Church of God Arkansas - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted the churches in their listing.
United Methodist Church Arkansas 197,402 7.99% 788
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': 156,962. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
Unity Church Arkansas - - 10
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Arkansas - - 2
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Wesleyan Church Arkansas 273 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': 130. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
white supremacist groups Arkansas - - 2
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.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Arkansas 332 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': 248. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Armenian Armenia 3,552,000 96.00% - - 1996 Kasbarian, Lucine. Armenia: A Rugged Land, An Enduring People (series: 'Discovering Our Heritage'). Parsippany, NJ: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 4. "Population: Estimated 1996 population - 3.7 million... about 96 percent are ethnic Armenians; the rest are Russians, Kurds, and other minorities. "
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia 1,155,000 - - - 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. 46. "Armenian Church... in Soviet Armenia, where about a third of the world's approximately 3 1/2 million Armenians now live. Around 125,000 live in North America. "
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia 3,540,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Listed in table as "Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) "
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia 3,478,000 94.00% - - 1996 Kasbarian, Lucine. Armenia: A Rugged Land, An Enduring People (series: 'Discovering Our Heritage'). Parsippany, NJ: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 4-5. "Population: Estimated 1996 population - 3.7 million... Major Religion: Christian; 94 percent of Armenians belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church. "
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia 3,227,611 94.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Armenian Orthodox 94%; Total population: 3,433,629.
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia 3,478,000 94.00% - - 1997 Dhilawala, Sakina. Armenia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 77. "While the majority of the population of Armenia (about 94%) are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church... "
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia 3,216,468 94.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) Armenian Orthodox 94%; Total population: 3,421,775 (July 1998 est.)
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 42-43. "Religions: Armenian Apostolic Church; some American Christian sects "; "In the late 20th century, the Armenian liturgy has changed little from its classical form, canonized in the Middle Ages. Not all Armenians are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, partly due to the pressures of communism in Soviet Armenia, and the attraction of other Christian faiths in the diaspora. Nevertheless, the Armenian Church has played an important role in the preservation of Armenian history & culture. "
Armenian Apostolic Church Armenia 3,310,210 94.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies "By official 1994 estimate, [total] population 3,521,517. Approximately 94 percent of population belongs to Armenian Apostolic Church. Other religions include Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant denominations, and Islam. "
attendance - weekly Armenia - 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
Baptist World Alliance Armenia 900 0.03% 25
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.]
Baptists of Armenia Armenia 900 - 25
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 "; [Listed in table as "The Baptists of Armenia "]
Catholic Armenia 141,000 3.70% 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.
Christianity Armenia - - - - 250 C.E. Oxtoby, Willard G. The Meaning of Other Faiths. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press (1983), pg. 62. "Although the kingdom of Armenia had been Christian from the mid-third century, the conversion of Constantine in the early fourth represents for us the shift of Christian fortunes to patronage. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Armenia 200 - 6
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Armenia 500 0.01% 4
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Islam Armenia 74,000 2.00% - - 1997 Dhilawala, Sakina. Armenia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 77. "The Muslim community in Armenia makes up one to two percent of the total population. Islam is practised by the Kurdish community and, to a lesser extent, by the Yezidis. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Armenia 4,569 0.13% 36
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 Armenia 13,410 0.39% - - 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 Armenia 200 - - - 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 Armenia 37,486 - - - 1970 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 202-203. "According to the 1970 General Census, there were 37,486 people in the Kurdish colony in Armenia. One-third lived in Erivan, and the rest in the twenty-two villages in the Alaguez and Talinn 'Kurdish district'...; there were also a few mixed villages, usually Kurdish and Azerbaijani, less often Kurdish and Armenian. "
Mithraism Armenia - - - - -100 B.C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1862. "...in Armenia, where Mithras was again god of kings and feudalism. In a Mithraic ceremony, King Tiridates I submitted to the Roman Emperor Nero in the 1st century AD... Mithras was also the god of the kings of Commagene, in the south of Armenia. "
other Armenia 230,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox): "mostly Roman Catholic and Muslim "
other Armenia 222,000 6.00% - - 1997 Dhilawala, Sakina. Armenia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 77. "While the majority of the population of Armenia (about 94%) are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, there is also a small community belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church. Apart from that, there are Yezidis who practice Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam, and small community of Jews. "
Russian Orthodox Armenia 129,500 3.50% - - 1997 Dhilawala, Sakina. Armenia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 76-77. "Members of the Russian Orthodox Church make up the largest religious minority in Armenia... "; Pg. 77: "...the population of Armenia (about 94%) are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, [but] there is also a small community belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church... "; "...Muslim community makes up one or two percent of total population... " [Russian Orthodox would seem to be about 3 or 4% of pop.]
Yezidi Armenia - - - - 1970 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 202-203. "According to the 1970 General Census, there were 37,486 people in the Kurdish colony in Armenia. One-third lived in Erivan, and the rest in the twenty-two villages in the Alaguez and Talinn 'Kurdish district'...; there were also a few mixed villages, usually Kurdish and Azerbaijani, less often Kurdish and Armenian... The Kurds of Georgia and Armenia are mainly Yezidis. "
Yezidi Armenia 5,190 - - - 1989 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 828. "The most recent census in Armenia, taken in 1989, counted 5,190 Yazidis in that country. "
Catholic Aruba - 89.00% - - 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 Aruba 56,000 80.00% 8
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 Aruba 64,000 - - - 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 Aruba 57,146 84.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish; Total population: 68,031.
Catholic Aruba 56,026 82.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 68,325 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Aruba 200 - 2
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Aruba 200 0.31% 2
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Jehovah's Witnesses Aruba 295 0.44% 5
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Aruba 559 0.67% 8
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 1,832.
Jehovah's Witnesses Aruba 589 0.64% 8
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 Aruba 927 - 5
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Aruba 1,832 2.19% 8
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 Aruba 1,804 1.96% - - 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.
Nonreligious Aruba - 2.00% - - 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% "
other Aruba 9,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic
Protestant Aruba - 9.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Aruba 5,442 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish; Total population: 68,031.
Protestant Aruba 5,466 8.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 68,325 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish "
Anglican Asia 707,000 0.02% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Anglican Asia 650,000 0.02% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Anglican Asia 856,000 0.02% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Aryan Asia - - - - -1500 B.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. 64. "Aryan. A powerful group of Indo-European-speaking people who spread through Iran and Northern India in the first half of the second millennium B.C. Aryan is also the name given to the group of languages descended from the one spoken by this group, the modern representations of which include Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Gujerati, and others... After the Aryans had settled in Iran for several centuries, a major cultural split occurred around 1500 B.C., resulting in the migration of a large subgroup through Afghanistan into India... Modern Hinduism is an especially interesting product of Aryan and Dravidian mutual assimilation. "
Assassins Asia - - - - 1100 C.E. Cohen, Daniel. Cults. Brookfield, Connecticut: Millbrook Press (1994), pg. 34-35. "The Assassins were a small breakaway group of Shia Muslims that began in Persia late in the eleventh century under the leadership of Hasan bin Sabbah. In 1090, Hasan and his followers captured the great and nearly impregnable fortress of Alamut, or Eagle's Nest. From there his influence spread through large portions of what is now Iran, Iraq, and Syria. "
Assassins Asia - - - - 1272 C.E. *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "ASSASSINS: the European name for members of a minor branch of the ISMAILI branch of ISLAM... they were associated with Syria... As a movement they were suppressed by the Mongols between 1256 and 1272. "
Atheism Asia 161,000,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (viewed 1998) [Orig. source:1994 World Almanac]
Atheism Asia 174,174,000 5.04% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Atheists: Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). " (Sep. figures for "Nonreligious ")
Atheism Asia 175,450,000 4.99% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Atheists: Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). " (Sep. figures for "Nonreligious ")
Atheism Asia 161,414,000 5.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Humanism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; "Secular Humanists are sometimes hard to classify, and perhaps even more difficult to obtain demographic data about. The following distribution lists two groups: Nonreligious and Atheists. Nonreligious are defined as persons professing no religion, nonbelievers, agnostics, freethinkers, and dereligionized secularists indifferent to all religion. Atheists are defined as persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). "; [Asia is distinct from Eurasia in this table.]
Atheism Asia 121,451,000 3.38% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; "Atheists. Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). "
Bahai Faith Asia 699,002 - - - 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 "] "Table 13.1: Statistics on Baha'ism "; "Estimated number of adherents (1973) " [Total is 399,002 for Asia excluding Iran, plus "estimates for Iran vary between 150,000 and 300,000 "]
Bahai Faith Asia - - 901
units
- 1994 The Baha'is. Leicestershire, United Kingdom: Baha'i Publishing Trust of the U.K. (1994; 1st ed. 1992), pg. 7. Table: Statistics of the Baha'i world community "; Figures taken from column: "Local Spiritual Assemblies "; Five locations listed: Africa, Americas, [Oceania], Asia, Europe
Bahai Faith Asia 3,010,000 0.09% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Bahai Faith Asia 3,230,000 0.09% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Bahai Faith Asia 3,260,000 0.09% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Baptist World Alliance Asia 3,336,362 - 20,505
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 "
Buddhism Asia - - - - -237 B.C.E. Welty, Paul Thomas. The Asians: Their Heritage and Their Destiny (Revised Edition). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1966), pg. 77. "Buddhism spread rapidly after the Buddha's death. Asoka (296-237 B.C.), a famous India emperor who was converted to Buddhism, devoted a greater part of his life to the propogation of Buddhist doctrines. He sent missionaries to many parts of the world. Gradually, all India and the neighboring island of Ceylon were converted. Then Buddhism spread eastward and southeastward to the present lands of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. It entered China during the first century of the Christian century A.D., Buddhism entrenched itself in Japan with the conversion of Prince Shotoku Taishi. "
Buddhism Asia 500,000,000 - - - 1958 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Western Publishing Co. (1972). [11th printing; original edition: 1958]. Pg. 9. "While Buddhism has now almost vanished from its native India, it may have as many as 500 million followers in the rest of Asia. "


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