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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam New Zealand 2,000 0.05% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses New Zealand 8,556 0.27% 119
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 New Zealand 16,377 0.50% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1986 NZ population: 3,263,228.
Jehovah's Witnesses New Zealand 19,179 0.57% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1991 NZ population: 3,373,853.
Jehovah's Witnesses New Zealand 19,530 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "News From Bree "; web page: "Millions of Members? " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); "Last Update on 29th November 1998 " "A Christian Web site has extracted the 'what religion' answers from New Zealand censuses... There were 41,169 Mormons [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 19,530 Jehovah's Witnesses and 3,104 Baha'i "
Jehovah's Witnesses New Zealand 19,530 0.54% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633.
Jehovah's Witnesses New Zealand 12,926 0.35% 164
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 26,196.
Jehovah's Witnesses New Zealand 13,487 0.37% 164
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 New Zealand - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance New Zealand 17,523 - 119
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 "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance New Zealand 26,196 0.71% 164
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 New Zealand 24,738 0.68% - - 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 New Zealand 3,084 0.09% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1986 NZ population: 3,263,228.
Judaism New Zealand 3,000 0.09% - - 1990 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 573-574. "Location: New Zealand; Population: 3,434,950 "; Pg. 574: "In 1990 there were an estimated 4,500 Jews. "
Judaism New Zealand 3,126 0.09% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1991 NZ population: 3,373,853.
Judaism New Zealand 4,815 0.13% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633.
Judaism New Zealand 5,000 - - - 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. "
Lectorium Rosicrucianum New Zealand - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "The Lectorium Rosicrucianum, or the International School of the Golden Rosycross... There are... centres in Auckland and Karapiro, New Zealand. "
Liberal Catholic Church New Zealand - - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Liberal Catholic Church New Zealand - 0.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Liberal Catholic Church New Zealand 177 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Lutheran New Zealand 5,130 0.16% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Lutheran New Zealand 4,965 0.15% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Lutheran New Zealand 5,001 0.14% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Maori New Zealand - - - - 850 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1728. "The Maoris are a Polynesian people whose ancestors arrived in New Zealand in the 9th century AD. These population movements were not planned, rather they were accidental voyages made by adventurous seamen, defeated warriors or wind-blown fishermen. It is known that by the 11th century they had explored much of the east coasts of both main islands of New Zealand, which stretch over 1000 miles from the subtropical North Cape to the temperate southern tip of the South Island. "
Maori New Zealand 42,000 - - - 1896 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 489. "As a result of war and disease, the Maori population fell to 42,000 by 1896. "; [NOTE: This statistic is of a cultural/ethnic affiliation, NOT a count of how many practice traditional Maori religion.]
Maori New Zealand 321,369 9.36% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 573. "As of the 1991 census, New Zealand's population was 3,434,950... In March 1991 there were 321,396 Maoris or part-Maoris (those reporting a Maori ancestry of 50% or more), about 90% of whom live in North Island. "
Maori New Zealand 288,000 8.00% - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 188. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Maori New Zealand 525,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 489. "Maori: Location: New Zealand; Population: Approximately 525,000; Language: Maori; English; Religion: Christianity; traditional Maori, based on ancestor worship "; [NOTE: This statistic is of a cultural/ethnic affiliation, NOT a count of how many practice traditional Maori religion.]
Maori Religion New Zealand - - - - 1768 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1731. "The significance of Maori religion and magic lies in its social context. Kinship was the most important organizing force in prehistoric maori society. It was the basis for the family group (whanau), whose members, ranging through three or four generations, formed a residential unit. A number of whanau, with common ancestry, comprised a hapu, which controlled a definite stretch of tribal territory, with its own fishing and forest rights, and owning such valuable objects as canoes. Finally, each individual was a member of one of about 50 tribes, all of whose members acknowledged descent from a common ancestor... "
Maori Religion New Zealand - 100.00% - - 1769 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1730. "By the time Captain Cook first visited New Zealand in 1769, the tribes had evolved a sophisticated seasonal economy within the limited productive area. Traditional Maori religion can be seen as the means whereby the people perceived and came to terms with the varied environment of sea coast, forest, swamp, tussock flat and mountain that they encountered in New Zealand. They believed in a pantheon of numerous gods, which some scholars have divided into four groups. It is still sometimes claimed that at the head was a Supreme Being, Io... "
Maori Religion New Zealand - - - - 1840 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1732. "Christianity destroyed these traditional Maori beliefs, though this did not occur quickly... The first Christian sermon was preached... [in] 1814... It was nine years before the first Maori was baptized -- a girl about to marry a European; eleven before the next and death-bed conversion. No substantial progress was made until the eighteen-thirties. After that, Maori attitudes changed relatively quickly. The traditional social order was destroyed, and with it the complex and all-embracing nature of Maori religion. After the British annexation of 1840, conversion was very rapid. "
Maori Religion New Zealand - - - - 1870 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1732. "Rather similar reactions to Christianity also occurred later in the 19th century, during and after the Maori Wars (1856-70), when the profound Maori-European antagonism over land took a particularly bitter form. "
Maori Religion New Zealand - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1733. "It is not surprising that so much Maori traditional ideology is now consigned to history. As J. E. Ritchie said in The Making of a Maori (1963): 'Only sickness and death, violence, and serious accident, waken responses from the past world of supernatural completeness, and then only for a few.' These 'responses' are most evident among the older people in rural areas where, for example, certain tapu practices in relation to eating and washing still persist. But tapu observances remain strict at funeral ceremonies and probably the great majority of Maoris, even among town dwellers, still wish to be buried at their ancestral homes... although traditional Maori religion has been destroyed as a comprehensive system of belief, its vestiges affect the present character of Maori psychology, and contribute to the make-up of the specifically Maori urbanized culture evolving with its European counterpart in New Zealand. "
Maori Religion New Zealand 846 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633. Listed in table as "Maori religion - not further defined " Other categories listed separately are Ratana and Ringatu, which are specific neo-Maori religious groups.
Methodist New Zealand 24,813 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 489. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] Table: "The following statistical table gives the present approx. membership of the main divisions of world-wide Methodism... "
Methodist New Zealand - - - - 1981 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. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in... New Zealand; Germany, Ireland; Jamaica, Mexico, and Brazil. "
Methodist New Zealand 153,249 4.70% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Main Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Intro page: "We need to be reminded that census figures for Christianity do not mean that those people are necessarily Christian in terms of their church attendance, adherance to Christian moral standards, statements of belief "
Methodist New Zealand 140,833 4.10% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 573-574. "Location: New Zealand; Population: 3,434,950 "; Pg. 574: "In 1991 most of the population belonged to one of four main churches: the Church of England, 21.4%; the Presbyterian Church, 16%; the Roman Catholic Church, 14.8%; and the Methodist Church, 4.1%. "
Methodist New Zealand 139,494 4.20% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Main Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Intro page: "We need to be reminded that census figures for Christianity do not mean that those people are necessarily Christian in terms of their church attendance, adherance to Christian moral standards, statements of belief "
Methodist New Zealand 150,000 - - - 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.
Methodist New Zealand 121,641 3.36% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Main Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Intro page: "We need to be reminded that census figures for Christianity do not mean that those people are necessarily Christian in terms of their church attendance, adherance to Christian moral standards, statements of belief "
Methodist New Zealand 179,364 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 3,587,275 (1997 est.). Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3%, unspecified or none 33% (1986)
Nature and Earth Based Religions New Zealand 669 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633. Listed in table as "Nature and Earth Based Religions not further defined "
New Age New Zealand 1,212 0.03% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633. This figure for simply "New Age " combines total for groups in table listed as "Spiritualism and New Age not further defined " ( "Spiritualism " by itself is a separate category), and is "Other New Age religions not classified elsewhere "
New Age - other New Zealand 531 0.01% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633. Listed in table as "Other New Age religions not classified elsewhere "
New Age/Spiritualism New Zealand 681 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633. Listed in table as "Spiritualism and New Age not further defined "; "Spiritualism " by itself is a separate category, as is "Other New Age religions not classified elsewhere ", so it is not entirely clear what is meant by this group label.
New Life Church New Zealand 3,903 0.12% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. [Listed in table as "New Life Churches "]
New Life Church New Zealand 2,835 0.08% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. [Listed in table as "New Life Churches "]
New Life Church New Zealand 3,915 0.11% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. [Listed in table as "New Life Churches "]
Nonreligious New Zealand 538,152 16.49% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Intro page (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Nonreligious New Zealand 670,824 19.88% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Intro page (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Nonreligious New Zealand - 16.00% - - 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 New Zealand 720,000 - - - 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.
Nonreligious New Zealand 893,910 24.71% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Intro page (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Nonreligious New Zealand 1,183,801 33.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 3,587,275 (1997 est.). Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3%, unspecified or none 33% (1986)
Nonreligious New Zealand - 28.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Ordo Templi Orientis New Zealand - - - - 1981 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "The O.T.O. was... reestablished in Australia and New Zealand (jointly) in the early 1980s. "
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) New Zealand 4,323 0.13% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Orthodox Christian groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) New Zealand 4,263 0.13% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Orthodox Christian groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) New Zealand 6,924 0.19% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Orthodox Christian groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Orthodox categories listed separately: Greek Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox not further defined, Russian Orthodox, Assyrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Other Orthodox Christian.
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) - other New Zealand 153 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Orthodox Christian groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633. Listed in table as "Other Christian Orthodox "; Other Orthodox categories listed separately: Greek Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox not further defined, Russian Orthodox, Assyrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox.
other New Zealand 670,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Ratana, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nonreligious
Pan Pacific Pagan Alliance New Zealand 25 - 1
unit
- 1981 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Pan Pacific Pagan Alliance... now has seven centres in Australia with approximately 250 members, and one centre in New Zealand with approximately 25 members. "
Papahurihia New Zealand - - - - 1835 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1732. "With the subsequent rapid growth of European settlement and its insatiable demand for land, the Maoris became defensive. While many adopted Christian standards of behavior, local deviations began to occur. As early as the 1830s, a millennial cult, Papahurihia, emerged in the Bay of Islands, which rejected Christianity as such, but contained elements of the Old and New Testament. "
Pentecostal New Zealand 42,195 1.29% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Pentecostal in general, made up of: Assemblies of God, Apostolic Church, New Life Churches, Elim, Full Gospel, Revival Centres, Commonwealth Covenant Church, Vineyard, United Pentecostal, Christian Outreach, Revival Crusade, and Pentecostal (not further defined).
Pentecostal New Zealand 49,893 1.48% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Pentecostal in general, made up of: Assemblies of God, Apostolic Church, New Life Churches, Elim, Full Gospel, Revival Centres, Commonwealth Covenant Church, Vineyard, United Pentecostal, Christian Outreach, Revival Crusade, and Pentecostal (not further defined).
Pentecostal New Zealand 69,477 1.92% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Pentecostal in general, made up of: Assemblies of God, Apostolic Church, New Life Churches, Elim, Full Gospel, Revival Centres, Commonwealth Covenant Church, Vineyard, United Pentecostal, Christian Outreach, Revival Crusade, and Pentecostal (not further defined).
Pentecostal - no denomination supplied New Zealand 15,717 0.48% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "Pentecostal (not further defined) "
Pentecostal - no denomination supplied New Zealand 19,086 0.57% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "Pentecostal (not further defined) "
Pentecostal - no denomination supplied New Zealand 33,993 0.94% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Pentecostal groups (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "Pentecostal (not further defined) "
Plymouth Brethren - Exclusive New Zealand 2,700 0.08% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1986 NZ population: 3,263,228.
Plymouth Brethren - Exclusive New Zealand 1,578 0.05% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "Exclusive Brethren "
Plymouth Brethren - Exclusive New Zealand 1,992 0.06% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633. Listed in table as "Exclusive Brethren "
Presbyterian New Zealand 400,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 606. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "In Australia, the Presbyterians number about 700,000, and in New Zealand nearly 400,000. "


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