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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Buddhism Nepal 1,014,727 5.30% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 19,145,800 [total pop.] (1989). Only official Hindu state in world, but in practice is synthesis of Hindu & Buddhist beliefs. About 89.5% Hindu, Approx. 5.3% Buddhist, 2.7% Muslim. Remainder other religions, including Christianity.
Buddhism Nepal - 5.00% - - 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% "
Buddhism Nepal 1,630,000 - - - 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.
Buddhism Nepal 1,155,373 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 23,107,464. Hindu 90%, Buddhist 5%, Muslim 3%, other 2% (1981) note: only official Hindu state in the world, although no sharp distinction between many Hindu and Buddhist groups
Buddhism Nepal 1,700,000 8.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 133. "Nearly 8% (1.7 million people) of Nepal's population are Buddhists, living mainly in the Kathmandu Valley and in the northern mountain areas. "
Buddhism Nepal 1,677,000 7.80% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 565, 567. "Location: Nepal; Population: 21.5 million "; "The religious makeup of the population is: Hindu (86.2%), Buddhist (7.8%), Muslim (3.8%), Christian (0.2%), Jain (0.1%), and others (1.9%). "
Buddhism Nepal - 7.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 23,107,464
Buddhism Nepal - - - - 1998 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 7. "Buddhists... Illustration: The Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal... "
Buddhist-Hindu Nepal - 97.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD -1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Hindus and Buddhists 97% -- a strange fusion of the two in this land. Muslims 2% along southern border region. Christians -- a few hundred Nepalis and a further 150 Santali believers.
Catholic Nepal 5,000 0.02% 20
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.
Christianity Nepal 15,000 - - - 1984 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 3/16/84 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Today, largely because of Nepali Christians like himself, there are perhaps 15,000, nearly all of whom are subject to arrest at any moment.
Christianity Nepal 100,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: MAY, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) While most of the nation follows Hindu gods, over 100,000 Nepali citizens now worship the true living God. This news becomes truly exciting when one realizes that in 1940 only one known Christian lived there.
Christianity Nepal 43,000 0.20% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 565, 567. "Location: Nepal; Population: 21.5 million "; "The religious makeup of the population is: Hindu (86.2%), Buddhist (7.8%), Muslim (3.8%), Christian (0.2%), Jain (0.1%), and others (1.9%). "
Christianity Nepal - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 23,107,464
Christianity Nepal 300,000 - 2,000
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: Caleb Project; [Orig. source: Luis Bush, AD2000, via DAWN FridayFax, 7-96. Original Links: Dawn FridayFax or ad2000.org] Today, [Nepal] has over 2,000 local churches with an estimated total of between 200,000 and 300,000 members.
Church of the Nazarene Nepal - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 25 April 1998; total population: 23,107,464
Gurungs Nepal 210,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 235-236. "Gurungs: Alternate Names: Tamu; Location: Nepal (central Himalayan Mountain region); Population: 210,000; Religion: Mix of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, and local animistic practices. "; "Gurung religion is thus a mix of Buddhism, Hinduism, and local animistic practices. It clearly reflects the group's tribal origins, as well as its transitional location between the Hindu and Buddhist cultural worlds. "
Hinduism Nepal - 89.00% - - 1986 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.] [Orig. source: Johnstone, Patrick. "Operation World " (1986)] Pg. 87. "Hindus also comprise a significant portion of the population in seven other countries: Bangladesh (11%), Bhutan (25%), Fiji (41%), Mauritius (50%), Nepal (89%), Sri Lanka (15%), Surinam (27%), and Trinidad (25%). "
Hinduism Nepal 14,240,000 - - - 1988 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 8/1/88 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR THE 14,240,000 HINDUS OF NEPAL "
Hinduism Nepal 17,135,492 89.50% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 19,145,800 [total pop.] (1989). Only official Hindu state in world, but in practice is synthesis of Hindu & Buddhist beliefs. About 89.5% Hindu, Approx. 5.3% Buddhist, 2.7% Muslim. Remainder other religions, including Christianity.
Hinduism Nepal - 90.00% - - 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% "
Hinduism Nepal 17,000,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 24-25. map
Hinduism Nepal 18,070,000 - - - 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.
Hinduism Nepal 17,380,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; (Rank: 2)
Hinduism Nepal 20,796,718 90.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 23,107,464. Hindu 90%, Buddhist 5%, Muslim 3%, other 2% (1981) note: only official Hindu state in the world, although no sharp distinction between many Hindu and Buddhist groups
Hinduism Nepal 21,136,118 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; Rank: #2
Hinduism Nepal 18,533,000 86.20% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 565, 567. "Location: Nepal; Population: 21.5 million "; "Nepal is the only Hindu kingdom in the world... Hinduism is the official state religion... The religious makeup of the population is: Hindu (86.2%), Buddhist (7.8%), Muslim (3.8%), Christian (0.2%), Jain (0.1%), and others (1.9%). "
Hinduism Nepal - 89.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 23,107,464
Islam Nepal - 2.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD -1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Hindus and Buddhists 97% -- a strange fusion of the two in this land. Muslims 2% along southern border region. Christians -- a few hundred Nepalis and a further 150 Santali believers.
Islam Nepal 500,000 4.00% - - 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 Nepal 600,000 - - - 1989 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 7/19/89 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) It also gives the 600,000 Muslims of Nepal an emotional outlet to express their hostility for the Hindu majority of their country.
Islam Nepal 516,936 2.70% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 19,145,800 [total pop.] (1989). Only official Hindu state in world, but in practice is synthesis of Hindu & Buddhist beliefs. About 89.5% Hindu, Approx. 5.3% Buddhist, 2.7% Muslim. Remainder other religions, including Christianity.
Islam Nepal - 3.00% - - 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 Nepal 1,000,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 5/9/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) About 1,000,000 Muslims, Urdu speakers, mainly in the Terai region of Nepal. Other Muslims who live in different regions of Nepal adopt the languages of those areas. It's been claimed that Muslim population may be twice as large as reported.
Islam Nepal 740,000 - - - 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 Nepal 693,224 3.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 23,107,464. Hindu 90%, Buddhist 5%, Muslim 3%, other 2% (1981) note: only official Hindu state in the world, although no sharp distinction between many Hindu and Buddhist groups
Islam Nepal 750,000 3.80% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 548. "Nepal has roughly 750,000 Muslims (3.8% of the population), located mainly in the southern lowland belt. "
Islam Nepal 817,000 3.80% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 565, 567. "Location: Nepal; Population: 21.5 million "; "The religious makeup of the population is: Hindu (86.2%), Buddhist (7.8%), Muslim (3.8%), Christian (0.2%), Jain (0.1%), and others (1.9%). "
Islam Nepal - 3.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 23,107,464
Islam Nepal 652,000 2.80% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jainism Nepal 21,500 0.10% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 565, 567. "Location: Nepal; Population: 21.5 million "; "The religious makeup of the population is: Hindu (86.2%), Buddhist (7.8%), Muslim (3.8%), Christian (0.2%), Jain (0.1%), and others (1.9%). "
Jehovah's Witnesses Nepal 28 0.00% 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 Nepal 287 0.00% 3
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 1,001.
Jehovah's Witnesses Nepal 377 0.00% 3
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 Nepal 81 - 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 Nepal 1,001 0.00% 3
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 Nepal 1,126 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.
Lepchas Nepal 1,272 - - - 1987 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 438. "Lepchas are the original inhabitants of Sikkim, formerly an independent kingdom situated in the Himalayas... Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian union in 1975... In 1987 their population was estimated at 65,000, distributed between Nepal (1,272), Sikkim (24,000), and Bhutan (24,200). "
Nepal Baptist Christian Council Nepal 5,000 - 40
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 "
Newars Nepal 690,000 3.60% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 577. "Newars make up roughly 3.6% of Nepal's population, or some 690,000 people. More than two-thirds of this number are concentrated in the Kathmandu Valley. The remaining Newar are found spread through the eastern and western hill (Pahar) zones and the belt of lowlands in southern Nepal known as the Terai. "; "Newar religion is a mix of Mahayana Buddhism... Hinduism, and older animistic beliefs... "
other Nepal 45,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam
other Nepal 408,500 1.90% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 565, 567. "Location: Nepal; Population: 21.5 million "; "The religious makeup of the population is: Hindu (86.2%), Buddhist (7.8%), Muslim (3.8%), Christian (0.2%), Jain (0.1%), and others (1.9%). "
Santal Nepal 4,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 667, 669. "Some 65,000 [Santals] live in northeastern Bangladesh, and a few thousand are found in the terai of Nepal. "
Seventh-day Adventist Nepal - 0.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Membership Density " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Adventist Believers - High and Low Density "; Table: "Ratio of church membership to country population "; Ratio: 1:83,333
Sherpas Nepal 45,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 685. "The current Sherpa population is estimated to be around 45,000. "; Pg. 686: "The Sherpas belong to the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. " [NOTE: This statistic is of a cultural group, as Sherpas are not a distinct religion.]
SIM International Nepal - - 20
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Asia " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM has also worked across the border in India at Duncan Hospital, from which 20 churches have sprung up inside Nepal. "
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Nepal 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Nepal 16 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who took the Besseki Pledge... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - received the Sazuke Nepal 10 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Vipassana Meditation Centers Nepal - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in South Asia " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) counted meditation centers listed in directory; Kathmandu, Nepal; Lumbini, Nepal
Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit Netherlands 13,500 - 135
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " NETHERLANDS: Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit (ADS); Members: 13,500+/-; Congregations: 135
Anabaptist Netherlands - - - - 1561 C.E. 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. 608. "Persecuted by other Protestants and by Roman Catholics, Anabaptists became a movement of some size chiefly n the Netherlands, under the leadership of Menno Simons (ca. 1492/6 - ca. 1559/61), and in Moravia, where Jakob Hutter (d. 1536) organized Anabaptist communities. "
Arya Samaj Netherlands - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Global Directory: Directory of Arya Samaj in Europe " (viewed 24 Jan. 1999) counted listings in directory
attendance - weekly Netherlands - 35.00% - - 1991 *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 Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 1608 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959), pg. 191. "The Baptist churches... are purely an English product. The first church of this denomination was established by a body of English refugees who settled in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1608. "
Baptist World Alliance Netherlands 12,253 0.08% 88
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.]
Bethel Temple Netherlands - - 10
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 245. Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals. "The Bethel Temple... There are also 10 congregations in Holland... "
Brethren of the Common Life Netherlands - - - - 1600 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. 120. "Brethren of the Common Life. A semi-monastic order which was founded in Holland and flourished from the late fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. It was known for schools, literary productivity, and deep piety. The Imitation of Christ, a classic devotional manual, emerged from Brethren circles. "
Buddhism Netherlands - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 15,312,000
Catholic Netherlands - 39.50% - - 1971 Hoffmann, Ann. The Dutch: How They Live and Work. New York: Praeger Publishers (1973), pg. 44. "Preliminary figures for 1971 show that 39.5% of the population are Roman Catholic, 30% Protestant (23% Dutch Reformed & 7% belonging to Calvinist or other Protestant Churches). 22.5% profess no religious belief, and 8% belong to other denominations. "
Catholic Netherlands - - - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 270. "The Catholic tradition may have a stronger hold on its people in some countries than in others, but the tradition is not appreciably weaker than it was 25 years ago. An exception may well be Holland, where it appears on preliminary investigation that the decline continues... it is precisely in Holland where the Curia has been most ruthless in its attempt to restore order and to prevent further loss to the Church. One need only look to Holland to see how counterproductive the Curial agenda is--which is apparently that of the present pope. The goal of less chaos & confusion is surely appropriate. The technique to achieve that goal--the appointment of reactionary & semiliterate bishops--has been counterproductive in Holland. "
Catholic Netherlands - 36.00% - - 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 Netherlands - 36.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992). Pg. 206-207. Chart
Catholic Netherlands 5,709,000 36.90% 1,718
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 Netherlands 4,830,000 - - - 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.


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