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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 Massachusetts 2,968,041 49.30% 771
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 Catholic Church Massachusetts 6 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': 06. [Listed as 'Christ Catholic Church.']
Christian and Missionary Alliance Massachusetts 3,649 0.06% 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': 1,761.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Massachusetts 154 0.00% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 128. [Listed as 'Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).']
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Massachusetts 335 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': 278. [Listed as 'Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.']
Christian Reformed Church Massachusetts 1,372 0.02% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 946. [Listed as 'Christian Reformed Church.']
Christian Science Massachusetts - - 69
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 Massachusetts - 82.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990... Self-identification of religious loyalty, using representative sample of 113,000 people in phone interviews. Sum of % by state of 21 main groups Kosmin classified as Christian: Assemblies of God, Baptist, Christianity - no denomination supplied, Church of God - all denominations, Church of the Nazarene, Churches of Christ, Congregationalist, Episcopalian, Evangelical/Born Again, Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter Day Saints, Holiness/Holy, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventists
Christianity - affiliated Massachusetts 3,666,000 60.90% - - 1990 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997), pg. 70. [Orig. source: M. Bradley, et al. Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990. Atlanta, GA: Glenmary Research Center (1992)] Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990 "; "Christian church adherents were defined as 'all members, including full members, their children and the est. number of other regular participants who are not considered as communicant, confirmed or full members.' "
Christianity - affiliated Massachusetts 3,669,000 64.00% - - 1993 Krantz, Les & Jim McCormick. The Peoplepedia: The Ultimate Reference on the American People, Henry Holt and Company: New York (1996), pg. 188. Table: "Top 10 Christian States "; "The table below shows where most religiously affiliated Christians... live, according to the Glenmary Research Center... "; Massachusetts: ranked #7 (percentage affiliated).
Christianity - independent churches - non-charismatic Massachusetts 11,739 0.20% 17
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Independent Non-Charismatic Churches.']
Christianity - no denomination supplied Massachusetts - 2.20% - - 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.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Massachusetts 1,047 0.02% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 978.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Massachusetts 2,709 0.05% 30
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': 2,227.
Church of God - all denominations Massachusetts - 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.
Church of God of Prophecy Massachusetts 444 0.01% 13
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': 364.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Massachusetts 11,093 0.18% 33
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Massachusetts - 0.19% - - 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 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Massachusetts 16,000 0.20% 41
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 Massachusetts 16,000 0.20% 41
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of the Nazarene Massachusetts 7,048 0.12% 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': 5,036.
Church of the Nazarene Massachusetts - 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.
Churches of Christ Massachusetts 6,621 0.11% 29
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': 4,863. [Listed as 'Churches of Christ.']
Churches of Christ Massachusetts - 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.
clergy Massachusetts - 0.17% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 69. Figure 3.4: "Clergy per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
Congregational Christian Churches - independent Massachusetts 3,996 0.07% 17
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': 3,263. [Listed as 'Congregational Christian Churches Additional.' Apparently in addition to 'Congregational Christian Churches, National Assoc Of', listed separately.]
Congregational Christian Churches, National Association of Massachusetts 9,931 0.17% 33
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': 8,206. [Listed as 'Congregational Christian Churches, National Assoc Of.']
Congregationalist Massachusetts 102 - 1
unit
- 1620 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959), pg. 176. "This Pilgrim band, one hundred and two strong, under the leadership of Brewster, Bradford, and Winslow landed upon the shores of Plymouth (Massachusetts) in 1620. Here they founded the first Congregational church upon American soil. "
Congregationalist Massachusetts - 71.60% 310
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 433.
Congregationalist Massachusetts - 15.75% 310
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 433. Denominational % (71.6%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%.
Congregationalist Massachusetts - 9.40% - - 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. "
Congregationalist Massachusetts - 1.90% - - 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.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Massachusetts - - 45
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Massachusetts 5,332 0.09% 26
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': 4,409. [Listed as 'Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.']
Conversations With God Massachusetts - - 5
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Conversations With God by Neale Walsch " official web site; web page: "Study Groups in the United States, M-O " counted from directory
cults Massachusetts - - - - 1700 Cohen, Daniel. Cults. Brookfield, Connecticut: Millbrook Press (1994), pg. 21. "In many ways the history of America was shaped by the actions of groups that could legitimately be defined as cults... the Pilgrims, who came from Europe aboard the Mayflower and landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in... 1620, were a small, radical religious group better known as the Separatists... these Separatists were [considered] religious fanatics... Then there were the Quakers, whose doctrines and way of life seemed even odder to the conventional religious folk of England than the beliefs and ways of the Separatists. In the New World, the Quakers were persecuted more severely by the descendants of the Pilgrims than they had been by the established Church of England... There were many other small, religiously unorthodox immigrant groups--the Shakers, the Amish, the Hutterites, the Inspirationists, the Moravians--who came to America... The wide open spaces of America were not only a magnet for cults, they were also a fertile breeding ground for them. "
EarthSpirit Massachusetts - - - - 1998 Berger, Helen A. A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press (1999), pg. 44-45. "In earlier EarthSpirit maypole rituals that I attended (at both their open rituals in the Boston area and the ritual at their large spring festival in western Massachusetts, Rites of Spring)... "
Episcopal Church Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1689 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959), pg. 155. "The first Episcopal Church in New England was King's Chapel in Boston, opened in 1689. During 1698 a church was established at Newport, Rhode Island, and also the Trinity Church in New York City was consecrated the same year. "
Episcopal Church Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1698 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959), pg. 155. "The first Episcopal Church in New England was King's Chapel in Boston, opened in 1689. During 1698 a church was established at Newport, Rhode Island, and also the Trinity Church in New York City was consecrated the same year. "
Episcopal Church Massachusetts - 3.70% 16
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 433.
Episcopal Church Massachusetts - 0.81% 16
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 433. Denominational % (3.7%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%.
Episcopal Church Massachusetts - 0.70% - - 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. "
Episcopal Church Massachusetts 122,190 2.03% 257
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 72,205.
Episcopalian Massachusetts - 2.80% - - 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.
Evangelical Free Church Massachusetts 681 0.01% 6
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 402. [Listed as 'Evangelical Free Church of America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Massachusetts 28,269 0.47% 71
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 21,308. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Massachusetts 215 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': 176. [Listed as 'Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Evangelical/Born Again Massachusetts - 0.40% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
FACE Centers Massachusetts - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* Moksha Foundation official web site; web page: "International FACE Centers " [Friends of Andrew Cohen Everywhere] (viewed 22 July 1999). Directory of FACE Centers: Lennox, MA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; London, UK; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cologne, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Sydney, Australia; Rishikesh, India.
Free Lutheran Congregations, Association of Massachusetts 24 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': 17. [Listed as 'Free Lutheran Congregations Association Of.']
Free Methodist Church of North America Massachusetts 504 0.01% 8
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': 237. [Listed as 'Free Methodist Church of North America.']
General Conference Mennonite Church Massachusetts 25 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': 20. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church The General Conference.']
Grace Chapel Massachusetts 2,150 - 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 Lexington, MA; pastor Gordon McDonald.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America Massachusetts - - 38
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.']
Hinduism Massachusetts - 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.
Holiness/Holy Massachusetts - 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.
homosexual Massachusetts - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Back Bay, Boston; Jamaica Plain, Boston (lesbian); Northampton, MA; Provincetown, MA
homosexual - couples heading households Massachusetts 19,157 - - - 1990 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 362. "The U.S. government completed its first-ever attempt to enumerate the number of gay and lesbian couples in the nation as part of its 1990 census. Data suggests that there are 145,130 such couples heading housholds in this country. California had 25% of all those responding; Massachusetts 6.6%... "
Independent Restoration Branches Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Algonac Restoration Branch " "Directory of Restoration Branches: This is a list of the Restoration Branches that we know about... last updated 10/3/97 "
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Massachusetts 1,036 0.02% 15
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': 830. [Listed as 'International Church of The Foursquare Gospel.']
Islam Massachusetts - 0.40% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Jehovah's Witnesses Massachusetts - 0.60% - - 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.
Judaism Massachusetts - 4.30% - - 1983 *LINK* web page: "A REVIEW OF DATA ON JEWISH-AMERICANS " (1998) [Orig. source: Feldstein, Donald. The American Jewish Community in the 21st Century - A Projection. New York, NY: American Jewish Congress (March 1984)] "TABLE 1: STATES WITH JEWISH POPULATIONS OF ONE PERCENT OR GREATER, 1983 "
Judaism Massachusetts 283,920 4.72% 204
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Jewish Estimate.']
Judaism Massachusetts - 3.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Judaism Massachusetts 276,000 - - - 1993 Krantz, Les & Jim McCormick. The Peoplepedia: The Ultimate Reference on the American People, Henry Holt and Company: New York (1996), pg. 188. Table: "Top 10 Jewish States "; "The table below shows where most religiously affiliated Jews... live, according to the... American Jewish Yearbook "; Massachusetts: ranked #6 (ranked by sheer numbers).
Judaism Massachusetts 268,000 4.40% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997), pg. 70. [Orig. source: American Jewish Year Book. New York, NY: American Jewish Committee (1995)] Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990, and Jewish Population, 1995 - States "; "The Jewish population includes Jews who define themselves as Jewish by religion as well as those who define themselves as Jewish in cultural terms. Data... based primarily on a compilation of individual estimates made by local Jewish federations. "
Kripalu Yoga Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 37. "Yogi Amrit Desai named his practice Kripalu Yoga after his guru, Swami Kripalvanandiji. Desai came to America in 1960 and now runs the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts, where he stresses awareness of one's inner self while one is in the postures. "
Latter Day Saints Massachusetts - 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.
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Massachusetts 883 0.01% 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': 820. [Listed as 'Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Lutheran Massachusetts 36,972 0.61% 99
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran Massachusetts - 1.20% - - 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.
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Massachusetts 7,053 0.12% 21
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': 5,175. [Listed as 'Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.']
megachurches Massachusetts 6,520 - 2
units
- 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, grouped by state, columns for city, state, "size " (avg. weekly attendance), etc. From study finding all U.S. megachurches (congreg. w/ "consistent weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons ").
Mennonite Massachusetts - 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.


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