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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Liberia 2,000 0.07% 9
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.
Church of the Nazarene Liberia 2,168 0.07% 21
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 2 Jan 1998; total population: 3,005,000
Churches of Christ Liberia 3,150 0.11% 43
units
- 1995 *LINK* official organization web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Liberia - - 19
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web page: 1998 Yearbook of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church counted from directory: "Location Index of Churches "
Golla Liberia - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Islam Liberia 300,000 15.00% - - 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 Liberia 500,000 30.00% - - 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 Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Liberia - 14.00% - - 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% "
Islam Liberia 290,000 - - - 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.
Islam Liberia 520,414 20.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) traditional 70%, Muslim 20%, Christian 10%; Total pop.: 2,602,068.
Islam Liberia 390,000 15.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 54. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Liberia - 13.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Liberia 824,000 25.60% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Liberia 1,137 0.06% 30
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 Liberia 1,961 0.08% 39
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 10,376.
Jehovah's Witnesses Liberia 2,624 0.09% 42
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 Liberia 5,120 - 30
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 Liberia 10,376 0.42% 39
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 Liberia 11,164 0.40% - - 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.
Kpele Liberia - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention Liberia 60,000 - 229
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 "Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention Inc. "]
Methodist Liberia - - - - 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. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in Angola, Congo, Dahomey-Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone... "
primal-indigenous Liberia 390,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Liberia 1,821,448 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) traditional 70%, Muslim 20%, Christian 10%; Total pop.: 2,602,068.
primal-indigenous Liberia 520,000 20.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 54. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Liberia - 49.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Liberia - 20.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
unknown Liberia - 68.00% - - 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 "
Vai Liberia - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Catholic Libya 40,000 0.70% 2
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 Libya - - 1
unit
- 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 256. "The overwhelming majority of Libyans (97%) are Muslims, although a Catholic church has been built in Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city. "
Islam Libya 2,600,000 98.00% - - 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 Libya 3,243,680 97.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 210. "Population: 3,344,000. Religion: 97% Moslem. "
Islam Libya 3,630,000 99.00% - - 1984 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 3.63 million [total pop.] (1984). Islam official religion; nearly entire population adheres to Sunni branch of Islam.
Islam Libya 3,000,000 100.00% - - 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 Libya 3,900,000 - - - 1989 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 8/18/89 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR A CHURCH AMONG THE 3,900,000 MUSLIM LIBYANS OF LIBYA BY THE YEAR 2000. Libya relies on a large foreign work force -- as many as 800,000 five years ago -- to maintain its economy... All Libyans are Muslims. "
Islam Libya - 97.00% - - 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% "
Islam Libya 4,171,000 97.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 252, 256. "Libyans: Population: 4.3 million "; Pg. 256: "The overwhelming majority of Libyans (97%) are Muslims... "
Islam Libya 4,608,800 97.30% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Libya 18 0.00% - - 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 Libya 17 0.00% - - 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 19.
Jehovah's Witnesses Libya 10 0.00% - - 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 Libya 6 - - - 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 Libya 19 0.00% - - 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 Libya 20 0.00% - - 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 Libya 38,000 - - - 1948 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 147. Map: "Libya 1942-75 "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 38,000; 1974 - 20 "
Judaism Libya 20 - - - 1974 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 147. Map: "Libya 1942-75 "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 38,000; 1974 - 20 "
other Libya 160,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Sunni Muslim
Sunni Libya 3,630,000 99.00% - - 1984 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 3.63 million [total pop.] (1984). Islam official religion; nearly entire population adheres to Sunni branch of Islam.
Sunni Libya - 97.00% - - 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 Libya 5,280,000 - - - 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 Libya 5,478,908 97.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Sunni Muslim 97%; Total pop.: 5,648,359 (July 1997 est.) note: includes 305,959 non-nationals (July 1997 est.).
Catholic Liechtenstein - 87.00% - - 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 Liechtenstein 22,000 75.86% 9
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 Liechtenstein 25,000 - - - 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 Liechtenstein 25,111 80.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 6.9%, unknown 5.6%, other 7.5% (1995); Total pop.: 31,389 (1997 est.).
Catholic Liechtenstein 25,500 85.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 228. "Location: Liechtenstein; Population: 30,000 "; "Roman Catholicism is the state religion of Liechtenstein, and about 8% of the people are Catholics, while approximately 7% are Protestant, and the rest belong to other denominations. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution. "
Catholic Liechtenstein - 80.00% - - 1998 *LINK* national tourism information web page Religion: 80% Roman Catholic, 7% Protestant, rest others
Jehovah's Witnesses Liechtenstein 40 0.15% 1
unit
- 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 Liechtenstein 60 0.19% 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 115.
Jehovah's Witnesses Liechtenstein 54 0.17% 1
unit
- 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 Liechtenstein 78 - 1
unit
- 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 Liechtenstein 115 0.37% 1
unit
- 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 Liechtenstein 109 0.35% - - 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.
other Liechtenstein 6,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic
Protestant Liechtenstein - 8.00% - - 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 Liechtenstein 2,166 6.90% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 6.9%, unknown 5.6%, other 7.5% (1995); Total pop.: 31,389 (1997 est.).
Protestant Liechtenstein 2,100 7.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 228. "Location: Liechtenstein; Population: 30,000 "; "Roman Catholicism is the state religion of Liechtenstein, and about 8% of the people are Catholics, while approximately 7% are Protestant, and the rest belong to other denominations. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution. "
Protestant Liechtenstein - 7.00% - - 1998 *LINK* national tourism information web page Religion: 80% Roman Catholic, 7% Protestant, rest others
attendance - weekly Lithuania - 16.00% - - 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 Lithuania 422 0.01% 7
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.]
Calvinist Lithuania 15,000 - - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 72. "Fifteen thousand Lithuanians are Calvinists. The Lutherans, Calvinists, and Evangelists are most heavily concentrated in the coastal region, mainly because of the strong German influence in this area. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1250 C.E. Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 233. "In the mid-1200s, Lithuania's leaders began accepting Christianity, and Roman Catholicism soon became the faith of the people as well. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1675 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 233. "In the mid-1200s, Lithuania's leaders began accepting Christianity, and Roman Catholicism soon became the faith of the people as well. Reformationist ideas spread in Lithuania during the first half of the 16th century, but Counter-Reformationist Jesuits in the late 17th century strenghened the position of Roman Catholicism among the Lithuanians. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1918 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 233. "When the policity of Russification (Russianization) began after 1863, many Roman Catholic monasteries were closed and the churches handed over to the Russian Orthodox Church. During 1799-1915, Russian Orthodoxy was the official state religion in Lithuania. However, during the independent years of 1918-40, the Roman Catholic Church was revived. "


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