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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Lutheran Latvia - 55.10% - - 1935 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 225. "In 1935, 55.1% of Latvians were Lutheran, 24.4% were Roman Catholic, 8.9 were Orthodox, 5.5% were Old Believers, 4.8% were Jewish, and the rest belonged to other religions. "
Lutheran Latvia - - - - 1992 Geography Department (Mary M. Rodgers, series editor). Latvia (series: Then and Now). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co. (1992), pg. 21. "Most Latvians follow Lutheranism, a Christian faith that the Germans introduced to the Baltic region in the 1500s. "
Lutheran Latvia - - 290
units
- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
Old Believers Latvia - 5.50% - - 1935 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 225. "In 1935, 55.1% of Latvians were Lutheran, 24.4% were Roman Catholic, 8.9 were Orthodox, 5.5% were Old Believers, 4.8% were Jewish, and the rest belonged to other religions. "
Old Believers Latvia - - 56
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- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
other Latvia - - - - 1992 Geography Department (Mary M. Rodgers, series editor). Latvia (series: Then and Now). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co. (1992), pg. 21-22. "Most Latvians follow Lutheranism... Roman Catholics make up one-third of the population... Other denominations in Latvia include the Baptist Church and the Russian Orthodox Church... a small Jewish community has survived. "
other Latvia - - 23
units
- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
Pentecostal Latvia - - 44
units
- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
Russian Orthodox Latvia - - 100
units
- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Latvia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
Scientology Latvia - - 1
unit
- 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 Baptist Churches in Latvia Latvia 6,147 - 75
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 Union of Baptist Churches in Latvia "]
miscellaneous regional info Latvia - - - - 1998 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 11. "Major Religions: Religious freedom is guaranteed under Latvia's constitution. The Lutheran Church is the largest organized religion in Latvia. There are also Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Baptist, and Jewish congregations. "
Amal Lebanon - - - - 1985 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 461. "Amal ('Hope') is a Shiite group formed in Lebanon in 1974 by the late Imam Musa al-Sadr. Their militia, like the Druzes, figured prominently in the fighting in Lebanon during the 1980s, but they appear to have no special religious beliefs of note. "
Arab Lebanon 3,627,000 93.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 148. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Armenian Apostolic Church Lebanon 66,000 6.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 1.1 million. "; Listed in table as "Armenian Christian "
Armenian Apostolic Church Lebanon 104,000 4.00% - - 1980 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 2.6 million, not including 350,000 Palestinians. "; Listed in table as "Armenian Christian "
Armenian Apostolic Church Lebanon 130,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Listed in table as "Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) "
Assassins Lebanon 20,000 - - - 1969 Hutchinson, John A. Paths of Faith; New York: McGraw-Hill (1969), pg. 469. "Another, similar group of Ismailites were the Assassins of Alamut of Persia... Today some twenty thousand Assassins survive as a peaceful sect, living in the mountains of Lebanon. Another 250,000 live in India. "
Baptist World Alliance Lebanon 1,114 0.03% 19
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 Lebanon 2,026,000 67.31% 1,032
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.; "The country is the center of the Maronite Rite. "
Catholic Lebanon - 24.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000
Catholic - Greek Catholic Lebanon 66,000 6.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 1.1 million. "
Catholic - Greek Catholic Lebanon 130,000 5.00% - - 1980 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 2.6 million, not including 350,000 Palestinians. "
Catholic - Greek Catholic Lebanon 130,000 - - - 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 - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1182 C.E. 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. 775. "Subsequently other groups of Eastern Christians formed Uniat churches, separating from Orthodox, Monophysite, or Nestorian churches. Only the Syrian Maronites of Lebanon, who joined Rome in 1182, have no counterpart Eastern Church. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1861 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 220. "Maronites: Originally members of a Christian Church which by tradition had its roots from the 5th Century in the Orentes River valley. The Maronite Church attempted links with Rome during the Crusades, but only established a formal union with the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century. Headed by a patriarch, the church practises its own liturgy. In the 19th century the Maronites moved southwards into a region of Lebanon where the Druzes lived. Through the intervention of the European powers, the autonomous district of Mount Lebanon was established in 1861 with a majority of Maronites. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1920 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 220. "Through the intervention of the European powers, the autonomous district of Mount Lebanon was established in 1861 with a majority of Maronites. The Maronites, however, became a minority in Greater Lebanon (1920). From the 1930s until the political disruption of the 1960s, the President of Lebanon was a Maronite. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - 30.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 167. "A national census in 1932... The census defined the Maronite and the Sunni Moslem communities as the two largest sectarian groups (30% and 20% of the population, respectively)... "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon 330,000 30.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 1.1 million. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 472. Chapter author: Roland H. Bainton. "In the 7th century Honorius, the bishop of Rome, tried to reconcile the opposing parties by giving his support to the view that Christ has only one will, a position called Monothelite (from monos, one and thelema, will). This doctrine was later rejected by the eastern and western churches, but is still held by the Maronites, a sect found mainly in Lebanon. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon 624,000 24.00% - - 1980 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 2.6 million, not including 350,000 Palestinians. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Lebanon ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 42-43. "The Maronites are the major Christian group in Lebanon. In the seventh century the Maronites entered a period of controversy with other Christians over teachings about the will of Jesus. Maronites believedin Monothelitism (from the Greek words meaning single will). The Maronites taught that Jesus had only one will made up of human and divine parts. The larger Christian church said that Jesus had both a divine and human will, and it condemned the Maronite teaching. The Maronites retreated into the remote regions of the Lebanon Mountains to practice their faith without persecution... Under ottoman rule the Maronites grew stronger and expanded into some of the coastal areas. In 1943 the National Covenant recognized the Maronites as the beggest religious and political group in Lebanon. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon 760,000 - - - 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.
Christianity Lebanon - 55.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 166. "Religion: 55% Christian, 44% Moslem and Druze (based on 1932 official census); by the mid-1970s, Moslems believed to constitute a slight majority. "
Christianity Lebanon - - - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Lebanon ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 42-43. "The Maronites are the major Christian group in Lebanon... Other Christian groups include the Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Greek Catholics, and Roman Catholics. "
Christianity Lebanon - 50.00% - - 1994 Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1994), pg. 86. "Christian minority groups exist in significant numbers in... Lebanon, where Maronit & Eastern Rite Christians represent almost half of the nation's population. "
Christianity Lebanon 1,034,873 30.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Islam 70% (5 legally recognized Islamic groups - Alawite or Nusayri, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a, Sunni), Christian 30% (11 legally recognized Christian groups - 4 Orthodox Christian, 6 Catholic, 1 Protestant), Judaism NEGL%; Total pop.: 3,449,578.
Church of the Nazarene Lebanon 45 - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 8 Jan. 1998; total population: 3,286,000
Druze Lebanon 66,000 6.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 1.1 million. "
Druze Lebanon 80,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 6). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 728. "The Druzes now number, in all, some 200,000 -- about 80,000 in Lebanon, 90,000 in Syria... "
Druze Lebanon 100,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: UNREACHED PEOPLES `79 -- David C. Cook pub. co.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) 33,000 in Israel. (300,000 total). LOCATION: Also 100,000 in Lebanon; 150,000 Syria; 12,000 in Jordan.
Druze Lebanon 140,000 - - - 1980 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 181. [Orig. source: Dana, Nissim. The Druze: A Religious Community in Transition. Jerusalem: Turtledove Pub., 1980.] "Dana, The Druze, 2-3, suggests that of the more than 400,000 Druze in the world, some 180,000 live in Syria, 140,000 in Lebanon, and 40,000 in Israel. Louis Perillier, Les Druze, 65, puts the figures quite a bit higher.
Druze Lebanon 208,000 8.00% - - 1980 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 2.6 million, not including 350,000 Palestinians. "
Druze Lebanon - - - - 1985 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 434. Pg. 434: "...Druzes... have a powerful militia that figured prominently in the fighting in Lebanon in the 1980s. "
Druze Lebanon 300,000 9.38% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Lebanon ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 42, 46. Pg. 42: "Although records show 3.3 million people... frequent emigration makes this figure only an estimate. "; Pg. 46: "The Druze are a fiercely independent and secretive religious group that have been a major factor in shaping Lebanon's history... The Druze in Lebanon are a very tightly knit minority of about 300,000 people. "
Druze Lebanon 70,000 - - - 1990 Carlisle, Richard (editor), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind vol. 5, Marshall Cavendish: Freeport, NY (1990), pg. 523. "The Druze are now living in three different countries... The present Druze population in Syria is about 200,000 with rather more than 70,000 in Lebanon and 33,000 in Israel. "
Druze Lebanon 200,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 216-217. "Druze:... The tenets of the Druze are only known to the initiates, but the practice emphasizes moral and social principles and loyalty the state ruling power. Around 200,000 Druze live in Lebanon, 100,000 in Syria, and 50,000 in Israel. "
Druze Lebanon - - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 216-217. "Druze:... The Druze in Israel have fought alongside Jews against Arabs, and from 1957, at the community's request, Druze did compulsory military service. The Druze in Lebanon oppose Israel and its Christian allies. "
Druze Lebanon 250,000 - - - 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.
Druze Lebanon 300,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 189. "Population figures are not exact, but estimates for Druze populations are: Lebanon, 300,000; Syria, 500,000; Israel, 85,000...; Jordan, 15,000... The oldest and largest concentration of Druze is found in Lebanon, where they make up almost 10% of the total population. "
Druze Lebanon - 7.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000
Eastern Orthodox Lebanon - 13.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000
Greek Orthodox Lebanon 110,000 10.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 1.1 million. "
Greek Orthodox Lebanon 260,000 10.00% - - 1980 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 2.6 million, not including 350,000 Palestinians. "
Greek Orthodox Lebanon 210,000 - - - 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.
Hezbollah Lebanon 5,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 282. "Hezbollah (Party of God): Lebanese Shiite fundamentalist group in opposition to rival Shiite movement Amal. Estimated strength in 1990 was 5,000. "
Islam Lebanon - 44.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 166. "Religion: 55% Christian, 44% Moslem and Druze (based on 1932 official census); by the mid-1970s, Moslems believed to constitute a slight majority. "
Islam Lebanon - 51.00% - - 1975 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 166. "Religion: 55% Christian, 44% Moslem and Druze (based on 1932 official census); by the mid-1970s, Moslems believed to constitute a slight majority. "
Islam Lebanon 1,400,000 51.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 164-165. [Original src: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978).] Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Lebanon 3,000,000 57.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Lebanon 1,750,000 - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 6/23/87 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR THE 1,750,000 MUSLIMS OF LEBANON "
Islam Lebanon 2,414,704 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Islam 70% (5 legally recognized Islamic groups - Alawite or Nusayri, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a, Sunni), Christian 30% (11 legally recognized Christian groups - 4 Orthodox Christian, 6 Catholic, 1 Protestant), Judaism NEGL%; Total pop.: 3,449,578.
Islam Lebanon - 53.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000
Islam Lebanon 2,533,000 41.40% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Lebanon 2,014 0.07% 48
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 Lebanon 3,600 0.10% 70
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 6,846.
Jehovah's Witnesses Lebanon 3,736 0.10% 72
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 Lebanon 4,211 - 48
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 Lebanon 6,846 0.18% 70
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 Lebanon 6,773 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.
Lebanese Baptist Convention Lebanon 1,114 - 19
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 "
other Lebanon 40,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Shiite, Sunni, Maronite Christian, Druze, Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholic, or Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox)
Palestinians Lebanon 500,000 15.15% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Lebanon ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 42, 46. Pg. 42: "Although records show 3.3 million people... frequent emigration makes this figure only an estimate. "; Pg. 46: "Lebanon has taken in three major waves of Palestinian refugees--after Israel became a nation in 1948, after the Six-Day War in 1967, and after the civil war in Jordan in 1970. The 500,000 refugees live in camps near Beirut and in southern Lebanon but have neither blended into Lebanese society nor received citizenship. "
Protestant Lebanon - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000


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