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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Catholic Lithuania - - 690
units
- 1940 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 70. "Lithuania's incorporation into the Soviet Union on June 15, 1940, caused major losses to all churches... All the Catholic monasteries and 690 churches were closed down, and church lands taken over by the state. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1950 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 233. "During the half-century of Soviet rule, the government severely restricted all religious activities. Many churches were allowed to deterioriate or were used as museums or warehouses. Many churches and all Catholic monasteries were closed, and believers were often denied access to higher education, lost their jobs, or were sent to prison. After 1988, religious persecution formally came to an end. "
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1960 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 70. "Lithuania's incorporation into the Soviet Union on June 15, 1940, caused major losses to all churches... All the Catholic monasteries and 690 churches were closed down, and church lands taken over by the state... In the atmosphere of repression, religious practices were carried on secretly. A group of Catholic priests regularly published the Chronicles of the Lithuanian Catholic Church, which informed the world about repression and human rights violations. The persecution of the churches came to an end in 1988. "
Catholic Lithuania 3,119,000 84.00% 666
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 Lithuania 2,980,000 - - - 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 Lithuania - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) primarily Roman Catholic, others include Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Protestant, evangelical Christian Baptist, Islam, Judaism; Total pop.: 3,617,104.
Catholic Lithuania - 80.00% - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 70. "Today, about 80% of Lithuanians are Roman Catholic. "
Catholic Lithuania 2,960,000 80.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 231, 234. "Location: Lithuania; Population: 3.7 million [total population of country; 80% are ethnic Lithuanians] "; Pg. 234: "Presently, about 80% of Lithuanians who profess a religious belief are Roman Catholic, and most of the rest are Old Believers, Russian Orthodox adherents, Lutherans, and Jews. " [It is quite probably that less than 100% of total pop. professes a religious belief, which would mean total percent which is Roman Caholic is actually less than 80%]
Catholic Lithuania - - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "; "No statistics; predominately Roman Catholic "
Christianity Lithuania - - - - 1350 C.E. Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 65. "The Lithuanians were the last Europeans to renounce their ancient beliefs and rites. The country converted to Christianity only in the 14th century. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lithuania 100 - 3
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 Lithuania 400 0.01% 3
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 Lithuania - - 48
units
- 1799 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 73. "Islam came to Lithuania in the 14th century from Crimea and Kazan, a town on the Volga River, through the Tatars. For the last six centuries, the Tatars of Lithuania have maintained their ethnic identity as well as their religion. They live primarily within compact communities, where the mosque is the central focus of their lives. There were altogether 48 mosques in the Grand ducy of Lithuania from 1397 to the end of the 18th century. "
Islam Lithuania 25,000 - 4
units
- 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 73. "Now about 6,000 Tatar Muslims live in Lithuania. After World War II, they were joined by about 18,000 Muslims from other nations. Today the Muslim community numbers about 25,000. There are four major congregations of Muslims in Lithuania and they worship at the Raiziai Mosque in Vilnius (built in the late 19th century), the Kaunas Mosque (1930), the Nemezis Mosque (early 20th century), and the oldest existing mosque in the village of Keturiasdesimt Totoriu (1815). The lifting of religious repression since independence has opened the way for new mosques to be built. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Lithuania 2,306 0.06% 14
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 6,808.
Jehovah's Witnesses Lithuania 2,275 0.06% 20
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 Lithuania 6,808 0.18% 14
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 Lithuania 4,529 0.12% - - 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 Lithuania 160,000 7.60% - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 161. Map: "European Jewry on the Eve of the Holocaust 1937-41 "; "Figures show Jewish populations in 1937 and percentage of total population. "
Judaism Lithuania 200,000 - - - 1939 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 15. Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 15.
Judaism Lithuania 10,000 - - - 1946 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 15. Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 15.
Judaism Lithuania 6,000 - - - 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. "
Judaism Lithuania 6,000 - - - 1998 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 93. "Today only a few thousand Jews remain in Lithuania. "
Karaites Lithuania - - 31
units
- 1300 C.E. Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 130. "From the Crimea, some Karaites emigrated to Lithuania in the 13th and 14 centuries. Their main settlement, and probably their oldest... was the old Lithuanian capital, Troki. From there they spread to more than thirty other towns and villages in Lithuania and nearby Galicia and Volhynia, including Halicz, Lutsk, Nove Myasto, Kukizov, and Vilna... None of those towns ever numbered more than a few hundred Karaites, and rarely that many. "
Lutheran Lithuania - - 33
units
- 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 72. "Lutheranism came to Lithuania in the early 1500s. Today there are tens of thousands of members of the Lutheran Church in Lithuania. There are 33 Lutheran congregations governed by the Consistory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania in Taurage, which has been a member of the Lutheran World Foundation since 1968. Together with the Reformed Evangelical Church it publishes the periodical Lietuvos evangeliku kelias (The Road of the Lithuanian Evangelics). "
Musar Movement Lithuania - - - - 1870 Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999), pg. 162-163. "Musar Movement: The movement was founded by Israel Salanter in nineteenth-century Lithuania with the aim of promoting greater inwardness, religious piety, and ethical conduct among traditionally minded Jews. There can be little doubt that the impetus for the movement was given by the inroads the Haskalah had made among Russian Jews as well as the success of the Hasidic movement which taught that the traditional study of the Talmud and Codes, while highly significant, did not in itself suffice to promote a sound religious outlook on life. At first the movement sought to influence small circles of businessmen but it soon became a much more elitist movement, attracting, especially, the students in the Lithuanian Yeshivot... " [More.]
Musar movement Lithuania - - - - 1883 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. 503. "Musar movement. Jewish ethical movement originating in nineteenth century Lithuania as a response to the secularizing effects of the Enlightenment. Its founder, Rabbi Israel Lipkin Salanter (1810-83), initially worked to promote the study of ethical texts among adults. To this end he organized the Hevrah Musar (Moral Society) of Vilna and the Musar Stuebel (Moral Conventicle) of Kovno. Eventually he directed his efforts to educating the young... After Salanter's death the movement split into two schools, the now predominant 'Slobodka-type' and the more extreme 'Nowardak-type.' The Musar movement survives in the Talmudic academies in the U.S. and Israel. "
Old Believers 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 late 17th century, many Old Believers came from russia to escape persecution. "
Old Believers Lithuania - - 51
units
- 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 71. "There are 51 religious congregations headed by the Supreme Pomorski Old Ritualists' Council in Vilnius. The Old Believers are a group that formed as the result of a schism in the Russian Orthodox Church in the 17th century. Many emigrated to the Baltic states, where there was more religious freedom. "
Old Believers Lithuania - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 231, 234. "Presently, about 80% of Lithuanians who profess a religious belief are Roman Catholic, and most of the rest are Old Believers, Russian Orthodox adherents, Lutherans, and Jews. "
other Lithuania 730,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic; other is "mostly Russian Orthodox, Old Believer, Evangelical Lutheran, and nonreligious "
paganism Lithuania - - - - 1000 C.E. Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 233. "The ancient Lithuanians worshiped many gods and believed that forests and fires were sacred. The worship of fire may have become common because of the abundance of peat in the region. The most popular gods that they worshiped were Perkunas (god of thunder), Velnias (the devil, the guardian of wizards), Medeina (goddess of forests), and Zvorune (goddess of hunting). In the mid-1200s, Lithuania's leaders began accepting Christianity... "
paganism Lithuania - 0.00% - - 1413 C.E. Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 47. "In 1386 the issue of religion was settled when the 33-year-old Jogaila was baptized and married Jadwiga, the 12-year-old crown princess of Poland. As a result of the marriage, Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania also became king of Poland. As part of the marriage terms, Jogaila ordered his pagan subjects to convert to Catholicism in 1387. By 1413 all of pagan Lithuania had converted. "
primal-indigenous Lithuania - - - - 1700 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 66. "The religion of the ancient Lithuanians was based on animism... Ancient Lithuanians worshiped objects and natural phenomena. Cults devoted to forests and fire were widespread. There were sacred fields and forets that no one was allowed to enter or work in... Up until the 18th century, Catholic officials were still chopping down sacred oak trees in an attempt to suppress Lithuanians' pagan (non-Christian) beliefs. Lithuanians have retained a reverence for nature and a belief in the sanctity of all living things, and elements of the ancient religion survive to this day through legends, folk tales, exorcisms, and songs. "
primal-indigenous Lithuania - - - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 66. Photo caption: "There are still a few Lithuanians who practice the ancient religion, and many others who combine some of the old traditions with Christianity. These people are celebrating the Day of Gediminas around the time of the autumn equinox. "
Romuva Lithuania - - 2
units
- 1992 *LINK* official organization web site (1 Jan. 1999); web page: "ROMUVA - LITHUANIAN BALTIC RELIGION?1998 "; by Audrius Dundzila. "Ramuva was reestablished in 1988... In 1991-1992, Romuva congregations were established and incorporated in Vilnius [Lithuania], Kaunas [Lithuania] and Madison, Wisconsin, USA. "
Russian Orthodox Lithuania - - - - 1863 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. "
Russian Orthodox Lithuania - - 45
units
- 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 71. "Members of the [Rusian Orthodox] church in Lithuania are almost exclusively Russians or other Slavs. There are 45 congregations governed by city and national church bodies, under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate in Moscow. "
Scientology Lithuania - - 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'. "
Tatars Lithuania - - 48
units
- 1799 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 73. "Islam came to Lithuania in the 14th century from Crimea and Kazan, a town on the Volga River, through the Tatars. For the last six centuries, the Tatars of Lithuania have maintained their ethnic identity as well as their religion. They live primarily within compact communities, where the mosque is the central focus of their lives. There were altogether 48 mosques in the Grand ducy of Lithuania from 1397 to the end of the 18th century. "
Tatars Lithuania 6,000 - - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 73. "Now about 6,000 Tatar Muslims live in Lithuania. "
Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Lithuania Lithuania - - - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 72. "Other Christian denominations in Lithuania include the Reformed Evangelical Church, the Evangelical Baptists, the Evangelical Faith in the Spirit of Apostles... "
Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Lithuania Lithuania 422 - 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 "
miscellaneous regional info Lithuania - - - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997), pg. 65. "Today the main religion is Roman Catholicism. While most ethnic Lithuanians and virtually all Poles are Roman Catholics, there are also small pockets of Lutherans, Calvinists, and some other Protestant denominations. Adherents of Russian Orthodoxy and the Old Believers (Old Ritualists) are mostly Russians. There are some Tatars, who are Muslim, and a small Jewish community. "
miscellaneous regional info Lithuania - - - - 1998 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 15. "Major Religions: The Roman Catholic Church is the largest organized religion in Lithuania, and most Lithuanians are Catholics... Today religious freedom is guaranteed by Lithuania's constitution. "
Judaism Lithuania: Vilnius - - - - 1750 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 91. "Jews were part of the fabric of Baltic society and of Lithuanian society in particular from late medieval times. Jews first settled in Lithuania in the late 1300s. Grand Duke Vytautas invited them to live in Vilnius in the early 1400s. In the following decades the Jews of Vilnius built schools called yeshivas and grand synagogues for worship. Jews from Poland and Ukraine fled persecution in their own countries and moved to Lithuania, where they were free to practice their religion in peace. By the 1700s, Vilnius was the European center of Orthodox Judaism... The city... was caled the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania' "
Judaism Lithuania: Vilnius 70,000 43.75% - - 1900 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 91-92. "By the late 1800s and early 1900s, about 70,000 Jews lived in Vilnius out of a total population of around 160,000. Vilnius became the center of Yiddish culture. "
Judaism Lithuania: Vilnius - - - - 1941 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 93. "Jewish life and culture in Vilnius were destroyed during the holocaust. In Lithuania the destruction reached its peak in September 1941, when the Jewish inhabitants of Vilnius were hunted down and sent to concentration camps. Their capture came after the brave defense of the Vilnius ghetto by armed Jews. The Nazis tried to erase all traces of Jewish life from Vilnius, and they nearly succeeded. The famed synagogues and yeshivas were closed or destroyed... "
Advent Christian Church Louisiana 16 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': 12.
affiliated Louisiana - 21.80% - - 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 Louisiana 10,719 0.25% 23
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': 8,738.
Agnostic Louisiana - 0.00% - - 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.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Louisiana 3,019 0.07% 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': 2,359.
Assemblies of God Louisiana 46,765 1.11% 243
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': 31,655. [Listed as 'Assemblies of God.']
Assemblies of God Louisiana - 0.70% - - 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.
Assyrian Church of the East Louisiana 52 0.00% - - 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 10. [Listed as 'Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of The East.']
Baptist Louisiana - 1.60% - - 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 Louisiana - 29.20% - - 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.
Baptist - black denominations Louisiana 386,062 9.15% - - 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 297,533. [Listed as 'Black Baptists Estimate.']
Baptist Missionary Association of America Louisiana 10,735 0.25% 41
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': 8,309.
Bethany World Prayer Center Louisiana 4,200 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Baker, LA; pastor Larry Stockstill.
Buddhism Louisiana - 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 Louisiana - - 1
unit
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Catholic Louisiana - 16.60% - - 1860 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 114. "French Cajuns made up the bulk of Louisiana's 16.6 percent Catholic population [making it 3rd most Catholic state in the U.S. in 1860] "
Catholic Louisiana 1,478,000 33.00% - - 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 Louisiana 1,369,154 32.44% 627
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 Louisiana - 46.80% - - 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, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Catholic Louisiana 1,336,072 31.00% 493
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.
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored Louisiana - - 16
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 159. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored: A Negro holiness (second blessing) sect organized in 1904 at West Lake, La. There are 31 churches (16 in Louisiana and 9 in Texas) and 665 members. "
Christian and Missionary Alliance Louisiana 103 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': 39.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Louisiana 6,073 0.14% 23
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': 4,092. [Listed as 'Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).']
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Louisiana 3,513 0.08% 31
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': 2,687. [Listed as 'Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.']
Christian Defense League Louisiana - - - - 1990 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990), pg. 81. "The Christian Defense League, is an extreme anti-Semitic group based in Louisiana that is dedicated to organizing white Christians primarily through its various publications: they are also followers of [Christian] Identity philosophy. " [This group is distinct from the 'Christian Patriots Defense League' of John Harrell.]
Christian Science Louisiana - - 16
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 Louisiana - 94.70% - - 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


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