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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 - 39.50% - - 1980 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) Table 1 - development of r.-k. the population as from 1980 including age partitioning
Catholic Netherlands - 38.10% - - 1985 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) Table 1 - development of r.-k. the population as from 1980 including age partitioning
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 - 37.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) Table 1 - development of r.-k. the population as from 1980 including age partitioning
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
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- 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 - 34.80% - - 1995 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) Table 1 - development of r.-k. the population as from 1980 including age partitioning
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.
Catholic Netherlands 5,320,908 34.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 15,649,729 (1997 est.). Roman Catholic 34%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 3%, other 2%, unaffiliated 36% (1991)
Catholic Netherlands 5,550,000 37.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 274. "Location: The Netherlands; Population: 15 million "; "An estimated 37% of the Dutch people are Roman Catholics, while 30% belong to six major Protestant groups, of which the largest is the Dutch Reformed Church... Traditionally, the northern and eastern parts of the country have been Protestant, while the south has been Catholic. "
Catholic Netherlands - 35.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 15,312,000
Catholic Netherlands 5,270,000 34.00% - - 1999 Seth, Ronald. Netherlands (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9-10. "Population: 15,500,000... Religions: Unaffiliated, 36%; Roman Catholic, 34%; Dutch Reformed church, 18%; Reformed churches, 8%; Muslim, 3%; other, 1% "
Catholic Netherlands - 31.70% - - 2000 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) Table 1 - development of r.-k. the population as from 1980 including age partitioning
Catholic Netherlands - 31.20% - - 2001 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) Table 1 - development of r.-k. the population as from 1980 including age partitioning
Catholic Netherlands 5,013,800 31.00% - - 2002 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) "THE KASKI collect each year actual information on the number of catholics, kerkgangers, participants to ecclesiastical sacraments and rites the passage (baptism, first communions, vormsels, marriage, ecclesiastical funerals). Data mentioned below are the most recent available data and form a summary of Kaski-memorandum no. 327; they are related to 2002, with exception of the visit to liturgical celebrations that in two weekends in 2003, it has been counted... According to the ecclesiastical recording the Netherlands on 31 December 2002 counted 5,013,800 catholics. This means 31.0% of the total population. "
Catholic Netherlands - 31.00% - - 2002 *LINK* Website: Radboud University; webpage: "Statistics of r.-k. the parishes " (Translation: "Statistics of Roman Catholic parishes ") (webpage translated from Dutch to English using AltaVista Babelfish) (viewed 2 April 2005) Table 1 - development of r.-k. the population as from 1980 including age partitioning
Catholic - attend at least monthly Netherlands 3,350,000 24.12% - - 1985 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 266, 269. Pg. 266: "using the ISV [International Study of Values, 1981] and ISSP [International Social Survey Project, 1985] surveys... "; Pg. 269: "...proportion of men & women over 35 who attend Mass at least once a month... BRD [West Germany], 67%; the Netherlands, 67%... " [Netherlands: 67% * est. 36% of pop. which is Catholic, (or est. 5 million) = 24.12% of total pop. attending mass monthly]
Christelijk Gereformeerde Kerken Netherlands 70,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Christianity Netherlands 9,240,000 60.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 15.4 million... Main religions: Christianity (60%), Islam (3%)... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Netherlands 33 - - - 1863 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 88. "In 1863 Elder van der Woude left Holland... only 33 members were on the Church records and no new missionaries had come to serve in the Netherlands. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Netherlands 1,664 - - - 1900 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 89. "During the 1890s 1,401 new members joined the Church [in the Netherlands] and 289 gathered to Zion. Mission membership stood at 1,664 in 1900. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Netherlands 2,845 - - - 1939 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 104. "In 1939, Church membership in Holland stood at 2,845. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Netherlands 3,200 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 117. "1950... Approx. 6,550 members resided in the British Isles... 3,200 in the Netherlands; 2,700 in Sweden; 1,700 in Denmark; 1,200 in Norway... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Netherlands 7,000 - - - 1992 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 133. "In 1992 membership was at approximately 7,000, and three stakes covered the entire country. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Netherlands 7,500 0.04% 37
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- 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 Netherlands 7,500 0.05% 39
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of the Living Word Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 283. "mid-1970s there were... 14 congregations in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippine Islands, and South Africa. "
Church of the Nazarene Netherlands 1,226 - 9
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 8 Jan. 1998; total population: 15,312,000
Church of the White Eagle Lodge Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1 Jan. 1999): directory White Eagle centers in directory: Netherlands, Britta Hudig, Oortveldlaan
Congregationalist Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 1581 C.E. Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959), pg. 175. "It was Robert Browne, a pastor holding the Separatists' position, who founded the Congregational Church in England. In 1581 he, with his congregation, emigrated to Holland because of the persecutions... "
Council for World Mission Netherlands 700,000 4.55% 860
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 15.4 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 700,000/860. " [RCN is the only Council for World Missions church in the Netherlands]
Divine Light Mission Netherlands 150 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Dutch Reformed Netherlands - 23.00% - - 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. "
Dutch Reformed Netherlands 3,500,000 35.00% - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973), pg. 13. "Dutch Reformed Church, a Protestant church of the subdivision classed as 'Reformed.'... In Holland itself it has a membership of 3 1/2 million, or 35% of the population. "
Dutch Reformed Netherlands - 19.00% - - 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
Dutch Reformed Netherlands 2,180,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "Dutch Reformed Church (NHK) "
Dutch Reformed Netherlands - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 274. "Location: The Netherlands; Population: 15 million "; "An estimated 37% of the Dutch people are Roman Catholics, while 30% belong to six major Protestant groups, of which the largest is the Dutch Reformed Church "
Dutch Reformed Netherlands 2,790,000 18.00% - - 1999 Seth, Ronald. Netherlands (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 15,500,000... Religions: Unaffiliated, 36%; Roman Catholic, 34%; Dutch Reformed church, 18%; Reformed churches, 8%; Muslim, 3%; other, 1% "
English Baptists Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 1608 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. 90. "John Smyth (ca. 1554-1612), who gathered a congregation in Gainsborough, England and moved it to Amsterdamin 1608 to find religious liberty, is generally regarded as the first English Baptist. It was while his congregation was in Holland, however, that the practice of baptizing only adults began. "
FACE Centers Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 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.
Gereformeerde Gemeenten Netherlands 97,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland Netherlands 20,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland Netherlands 20,473 0.14% - - 1999 Kerkelijk jaarboekje 1999. [Data from yearbook was sent to Adherents.com via email by P. Rouwendal, 23 May 1999, who wrote: "This is an official yearly booklet of this denomination, containing all statistics. "] "Group: Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland; Where: The Netherlands; Number of Adherents: 20,473; Percentage of total pop.: 0.14%; Number of congreg./ churches/units: 53; Year of founding: 1953; Year of statistics: 1999 "
Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland Netherlands 700,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland Netherlands 700,000 4.55% 860
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 15.4 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 700,000/860. "
Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (vrijgemaakt) Netherlands 110,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; [ "Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (vrijgemaakt) " listed separately from "Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland "]
Hinduism Netherlands 150,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994: Vol. 16, No. 3) Europe's largest Hindu population is 1.3-million in the United Kingdom, followed by Holland, 150,000; Germany, 30,000; Spain and Portugal, over 10,000; Switzerland, 8,000; Sweden, 8,000; and Norway, 2,000.
Hinduism 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
homosexual Netherlands - 1.85% - - 1989 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995), pg. 104. [Orig. source: Reported in M. Diamond. "Homosexuality and Bisexuality in Different Populations, " Archives of Sexual Behavior 22 no. 4 (1993): 291-310 (summary on p. 306).] "In the Netherlands, widely regarded as socially more liberal than most Western countries, a 1989 study (1,000 subjects) revealed 3.3% of men and 0.4% of women who declared a predominantly homosexual preference during the previous year (12% men / 4% women ever). "
Humanism Netherlands - 25.00% - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg. 108. "The proportion of people who call themselves humanists and who belong to humanist organizations is small, although a few states -- the Netherlands with 25% and Norway with 20% -- are obvious exceptions. "
ISKCON Netherlands 250 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: 250; Full-time: 150; Sympathizers: 20,000.
ISKCON - full-time Netherlands 150 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: 250; Full-time: 150; Sympathizers: 20,000.
Islam Netherlands 200,000 1.50% - - 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 Netherlands 462,000 3.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 15.4 million... Main religions: Christianity (60%), Islam (3%)... "
Islam Netherlands 600,000 - - - 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 Netherlands 469,492 3.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 15,649,729 (1997 est.). Roman Catholic 34%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 3%, other 2%, unaffiliated 36% (1991)
Islam Netherlands - 2.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 15,312,000
Islam Netherlands 465,000 3.00% - - 1999 Seth, Ronald. Netherlands (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 15,500,000... Religions: Unaffiliated, 36%; Roman Catholic, 34%; Dutch Reformed church, 18%; Reformed churches, 8%; Muslim, 3%; other, 1% "
Islam Netherlands 192,000 1.20% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Netherlands 27,590 0.19% 290
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Netherlands 32,550 0.21% 420
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- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 53,794.
Jehovah's Witnesses Netherlands 31,915 0.20% 422
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 Netherlands 47,097 - 290
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- 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 Netherlands 53,794 0.35% 420
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- 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 Netherlands 52,584 0.34% - - 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 Netherlands 115,000 2.20% - - 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 Netherlands 86,000 - - - 1939 Hoffmann, Ann. The Dutch: How They Live and Work. New York: Praeger Publishers (1973), pg. 45. "Here, before the last war, there were 86,000 Jews, of whom only 10,000 survived the Nazi extermination. "
Judaism Netherlands 10,000 - - - 1946 Hoffmann, Ann. The Dutch: How They Live and Work. New York: Praeger Publishers (1973), pg. 45. "Here, before the last war, there were 86,000 Jews, of whom only 10,000 survived the Nazi extermination. "
Judaism Netherlands 14,500 - - - 1971 Hoffmann, Ann. The Dutch: How They Live and Work. New York: Praeger Publishers (1973), pg. 45. "The bulk of the Jewish population of 14,500 (30% of whom are refugees from other countries) is concentrated in Amsterdam. "
Judaism Netherlands - 0.20% - - 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
Judaism Netherlands 26,000 0.10% - - 1993 Kertzer, Morris N. & Lawrence A. Hoffman. What is a Jew (New & Completely Revised Ed.); New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1993), pg. xxviii. "Today, in all of Europe, & excluding the eastern European countries that were once the Soviet Union, there remains... only a skeleton Jewish community: for example... 26,000 in Holland (0.1%)... "
Judaism Netherlands 30,000 - - - 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. "
Labadists Netherlands 55 - - - 1670 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 425. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "Labadists: A pietistic sect of the 17th and 18th centuries, founded by Jean de Labadie, a French ex-Jesuit... founded a separate sect in Middleburg, Holland... he and his 55 followers migrated to Hereford, in Westphalia, 1670. "
Lou-mensen Netherlands - - - - 1968 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1828. "...messiahs have arisen... among... well-to-do and educated members of society. One of the most colorful of these was Lou, who was born Louwrens van Voorthuizen in north Holland... Lou... declared himself to be God in 1950, and drew around him a small and somewhat contentious body of followers, Lou-mensen, who were united essentially by their complete devotion to him... in the pamphlets which some of his middle-aged women votaries sold on the streets of Amsterdam, Lou derided... Lou died in 1968. For a time his followers continued as a group, but recent inquiries at their address have not been answered. "
Marranos Netherlands - - - - 1750 Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999), pg. 146. "Marranos: The Jews of Spain and Portugal from the fifteenth century who submitted to baptism under threat of death or persecution, and many of whom kept Jewish observances in the secrecy of their homes... Many of the anusim later took up residence in Amsterdam where they formed a large proportion of the Jewish community. "
Mennonite World Conference Netherlands 13,500 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 1.
Moksha Foundation Netherlands - - 1
unit
- 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. "
Nederlands Hervormde Kerk Netherlands 2,300,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Netherlands 90,000 - 162
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- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990), pg. 212. "Netherlands Reformed Congregations... With 26 congregations and 9,462 members in North America, this Reformed body is associated with 162 like-minded congregations and 90,000 members in the Netherlands. "
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Netherlands 90,000 - 162
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- 1993 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993). Pg. 158. "The Netherlands Reformed Congregations, presently numbering 162 congregations in the Netherlands (90,000 members), 25 congr. in North America (10,000 members) and a handfull of congr. in various other countries, organized denominationally in 1907. "
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Netherlands 90,000 - 162
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- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995).
New Kadampa Tradition Netherlands - - 4
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- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of European NKT Centres " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory.
Nonreligious Netherlands - 22.50% - - 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. "
Nonreligious Netherlands - 22.00% - - 1971 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 290. "The contrast with western Europeans is even stronger. In the Netherlands, 22% of the population reported no religion in the 1971 census, while recent surveys have found that this figure has risen to over 30%. "
Nonreligious Netherlands - 30.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 290. "The contrast with western Europeans is even stronger. In the Netherlands, 22% of the population reported no religion in the 1971 census, while recent surveys have found that this figure has risen to over 30%. "
Nonreligious Netherlands - 33.00% - - 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% "
Nonreligious Netherlands 6,080,000 - - - 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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