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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Mennonite Church Massachusetts 252 0.00% 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': 162. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church.']
Methodist Massachusetts - 0.20% 1
unit
- 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.
Methodist Massachusetts - 0.04% 1
unit
- 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 % (0.2%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%.
Methodist Massachusetts - 5.00% - - 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. "
Methodist Massachusetts - 2.40% - - 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.
Moksha Foundation Massachusetts - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* Moksha Foundation official web site; web page: "What is Moksha?/Moksha Foundation " (viewed 22 July 1999). "Based in Lenox, Massachusetts, Moksha Foundation centers... also... in London, Boston, Amsterdam, Cologne [Germany], Sydney [Australia] and in Rishikesh, India. "
National Spiritual Alliance of the U.S.A. Massachusetts - - - - 1981 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. 713. "Most [Spiritualist] churches are independent... but various associations exist. The National Spiritualist Alliance of the U.S.A. (founded in 1913) has headquarters in Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts... "
Native Americans Massachusetts 12,241 0.20% - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 18-19. Table: "Indian population in each of the 50 states... "; From 1990 U.S. Census: figures include "Indian & Alaska Native Population [both Aleut and Eskimo].
Nazism Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Neo-Nazi groups.
Neo-Paganism Massachusetts 15,200 - - - 1992 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. 9-10. Table: "Distribution of Neo-Pagans Participating in Neo-Pagan Census in U.S. "; Cols: State; Number [of Census participants]; % [of particpants]; Pg. xvi: "[Received] more than 2,000 responses... survey was distributed through Wiccan & Neo-Pagan organizations..., published in journals,.. Internet [&] at festivals. [unable] to guarantee that the survey was randomly distributed. "; Pg. 10: "...actual % by state are at best an approximation. "; Raw number presented here based on state % from this table, as a portion of estimated 200,000 [1992] U.S. total (pg. 9).; Massachusetts %: 7.6
New Kadampa Tradition Massachusetts - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of NKT Centers for Asia, Australasia and America " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory.
Nonreligious Massachusetts - 7.30% - - 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, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Occidental Orthodox Parishes, Association of Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 116. "Membership: In 1984 the Association had 5 parishes (New York City; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago; Dorchester, MA; and Fullerton, CA) and a monastery in Jacksonville, Florida. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession Massachusetts - - 4
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) 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.
Orthodox Church in America Massachusetts - - 9
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Orthodox Church in America.']
other Massachusetts - 3.00% 13
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. "Other " includes "Separatist and Independent, Dunker, Mennonite, Huguenot, Sandemanian, and Jewish ".
other Massachusetts - 0.66% 13
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; "Other " includes "Separatist and Independent, Dunker, Mennonite, Huguenot, Sandemanian, and Jewish ". Denominational % (3%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%.
Pentecostal 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.
Pentecostal Church of God Massachusetts 50 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': 19. [Listed as 'Pentecostal Church of God.']
Plymouth Brethren Massachusetts 1,275 0.02% 16
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. More exclusive 'members' column: 835. [Listed as 'Christian (Plymouth) Brethren.']
Presbyterian Massachusetts - 3.00% 13
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.
Presbyterian Massachusetts - 0.66% 13
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%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%.
Presbyterian Massachusetts - 0.30% - - 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. "
Presbyterian Massachusetts - 0.80% - - 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.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Massachusetts 5,608 0.09% 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': 4,623. [Listed as 'Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).']
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Massachusetts 4,180 0.07% 32
units
- 1995 *LINK* official organization web page: Comparative Statistics; [original source for states pop. data: U.S. Bureau of the Census] Table: "PCUSA Membership by State/Territory -- 1995 "; Columns: "Number of Members ", "Members as a Percent of State Population " and "Number of Congregations "
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Massachusetts 4,331 0.07% 32
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web page: Comparative Statistics; [original source for states pop. data: U.S. Bureau of the Census] Table: "PCUSA Membership by State/Territory -- 1997 "; Columns: "Number of Members ", "Members as a Percent of State Population " and "Number of Congregations "
Presbyterian Church in America Massachusetts 189 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': 135. [Listed as 'Presbyterian Church in America.']
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Massachusetts 650 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': 464. [Listed as 'Primitive Methodist Church U.S.A..']
Protestant - no denomination supplied Massachusetts - 9.70% - - 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.
Puritans Massachusetts - - - - 1631 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 5. "Roger Williams... sailed to America in 1631 to get away from the state-sponsored religion in England. He expected more religious freedomin America, but when he arrived in Massachusetts, the Puritans had established an official church and demanded strict obedience to it... "
Quaker Massachusetts - 4.20% 18
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.
Quaker Massachusetts - 0.92% 18
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 % (4.2%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%.
Quaker Massachusetts 2,398 0.04% 36
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': 1,961. [Listed as 'Friends.']
Ramakrishna Order Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted from "Ramakrishna Order Centers in the West " list
Reformed Church in America Massachusetts 166 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': 79. [Listed as 'Reformed Church in America.']
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Massachusetts - - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
Salvation Army Massachusetts 2,609 0.04% 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': 2,322. [Listed as 'Salvation Army.']
Salvation Army - Scandinavian corps Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1980 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980), pg. 203. "The Eastern territory has 8 'Scandinavian' corps.; in five of them--New York Central Citadel on East Fifty-second Street; Worcester, Massachusetts, Quinsigamond Corps; Brooklyn Bay Ridge and Jameston Temple in New York--the Swedish language is still frequently used in services... The remaining four corps are Erie Temple, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford Temple and New Britain, Connecticut. "
Scientology Massachusetts - - 5
units
- 1993 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Massachusetts - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. (1) Church of Scientology Mission of Merrimack Valley, 142 Primrose St., Haverhill, MA 01830; [directory link] (2) Church of Scientology Mission of Watertown, 313 Common St. #2, Watertown, MA. 02172; [directory link] (3) Church of Scientology of Boston, 448 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02115
Separatists Massachusetts - - - - 1620 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 people who called themselves the Pilgrims, who came from Europe aboard the Mayflower and landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the fall of 1620, were a small, radical religious group better known as the Separatists. In the eyes of their contemporaries these Separatists were religious fanatics who fled their homeland to the wilderness so they could practice their own peculiar brand of religion away from the temptations of civilization. "
Separatists Massachusetts 102 - - - 1620 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 347-348. "Puritans. Some membes of the Church of England felt the English Reformation did not go far enough toward purging the ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church... A small group of radical Puritans insisted on disassociating themselves from the Church of England altogether. Few in number, these Separatists were punished by the Crown and even criticized by some Puritan preachers. In 1620, a group of 102 Separatists known as the Pilgrim Fathers left for America to create a new England and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts. "
Seventh-day Adventist Massachusetts 12,862 0.21% 65
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': 10,524. [Listed as 'Seventh-Day Adventists.']
Seventh-day Adventist 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.
Shakers Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1925 Andryszewski, Tricia. Communities of the Faithful: American Religious Movements Outside the Mainstream. Bookfield, Connecticut: Millbrook Press (1997), pg. 38. "By 1925, only six Shaker villages remained: the original settlement near Albany [New York] (by this time known as Watervliet) and the settlements at New Lebanon [New York]; Hancock [Massachusetts]; Canterbury, New Hampshire; Alfred, Maine; and Sabbathday Lake, Maine. "
Shakers Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1946 Williams, Jean Kinney. The Shakers. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts (1997), pg. 93. "In 1947, New Lebanon [New York], now known as Mount Lebanon, closed, its sisters moving to Hancock, Massachusetts. The Great Depression of the 1930s hastened the difficult situation of the sect, and Canterbury in New Hampshire and Sabbathday Lake [Maine] were the only other remaining Shaker villages. "
Shakers Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1947 Williams, Jean Kinney. The Shakers. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts (1997), pg. 93. "In 1947, New Lebanon [New York], now known as Mount Lebanon, closed, its sisters moving to Hancock, Massachusetts. The Great Depression of the 1930s hastened the difficult situation of the sect, and Canterbury in New Hampshire and Sabbathday Lake [Maine] were the only other remaining Shaker villages. "
Skinheads Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Skinhead groups.
Southern Baptist Convention Massachusetts 9,978 0.17% 46
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': 8,261.
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Massachusetts 1,400 0.02% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch (Archdiocese of The U.S.A. and Canada).']
Theosophical Society Massachusetts - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Unitarian Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1785 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987), pg. 136. "In the USA, the first Unitarian congregation -- at King's Chapel, Boston (1785) -- had an Anglican background... "
Unitarian Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1785 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973), pg. 29-30. "Unitarianism in America arose indigenously in the late 18th century. The first specifically Unitarian church appeared when the oldest Episcopal church in New England, King's Chapel in Boston, adopted the Unitarian position in 1785, under the leadership of James Freeman. "
Unitarian Massachusetts - - - - 1819 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 51. "Unitarians... William Ellery Channing stood up to preach one wintry day in 1819... For the last few years, people in New England had been arguing about whether Jesus as God and how much humans had to rely on God. Channing told the congregation... Though many people rejected Channings ideas at first, eventually many of Massachusetts's oldest churches converted to Unitarianism... Illustration: The First Church of Christ, Unitarian, in Lancaster, Massachusetts... "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Massachusetts 35,787 0.59% 153
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': 26,525. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Massachusetts - 0.80% - - 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.
United Church of Christ Massachusetts 135,983 2.26% 437
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': 111,366. [Listed as 'United Church of Christ.']
United Church of God Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted the churches in their listing.
United Methodist Church Massachusetts 71,858 1.19% 246
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': 58,929. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
Unity Church Massachusetts - - 8
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Massachusetts - - 6
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Vipassana Meditation Centers Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in North America " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) Centers listed in directory: Massachusetts; California; Texas; Pacific Northwest (Ethel, Wash); British Columbia, Canada
Wesleyan Church Massachusetts 232 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': 76. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
white supremacist groups Massachusetts - - 3
units
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Klan, Nazi, Skinheads and/or Other.
white supremacist groups - other Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 "; 'Other' (Not Klan, Skinhead or Nazi)
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Massachusetts 128 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': 94. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Arab Massachusetts: Boston 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 48. "Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles all have Arab American populations of more than 100,000. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Armenian Massachusetts: Boston 50,000 - - - 1998 Kasbarian, Lucine. Armenia: A Rugged Land, An Enduring People (series: 'Discovering Our Heritage'). Parsippany, NJ: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 139-141. "The third largest [U.S. Armenian] community is in the greater Boston area, where about 50,000 Armenians live. Watertown, Massachusetts, is home to many Armenian institutions, including the Armenian Library and Museum of America, which houses many artifacts and family heirlooms such as coins, rugs, and costumes. "
Christian Science Massachusetts: Boston - - - - 1998 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 11. "Christian Scientists... Mary Baker Eddy... slipped on some ice in 1866... Seven years later Eddy published Science and Health with a Key to the Scriptures and founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts... Illustration: The Mother Church and Original Church in Boston, Massachusetts... "
homosexual Massachusetts: Boston - - - - 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)
Judaism Massachusetts: Boston 228,000 - - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 267. "The metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations were New York City (1.45 million), Los Angeles (490,000), Chicago (261,000), Philadelphia (250,000), Boston (228,000), an San Francisco Bay area (210,000), Miami (189,000), and Washington, D.C. (165,000). "
Judaism Massachusetts: Boston 208,000 - - - 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. "
Unitarian Massachusetts: Boston - - 1
unit
- 1785 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "UNITARIANISM... remained dormant until 1785 and the birth of the first American Unitarian congregation in Boston. "


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