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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Church of Norway Norway 3,850,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; [Same body as the "Evangelical Lutheran Church "]
Church of Norway Mission Covenant Norway 3,804 - 40
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Church of Norway Mission Covenant Norway 5,510 - 54
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Church of Norway Mission Covenant Norway 7,416 - 78
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Church of Norway Mission Covenant Norway 7,934 - 79
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Evangelic Lutheran Church Community Norway 3,618 - 17
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Evangelic Lutheran Church Community Norway 3,744 - 17
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Evangelic Lutheran Church Community Norway 3,510 - 16
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Evangelic Lutheran Church Community Norway 3,540 - 16
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway - 88.00% - - 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; Listed as "Church of Norway " [Same body as the "Evangelical Lutheran Church "]
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway 3,850,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "Evangelical Lutheran (Church of Norway) ": I've included additional stats separately as "Church of Norway " and "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway 3,850,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Listed as "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway - 87.80% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,399,993 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 87.8% (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.8%, none 3.2%, unknown 5.2% (1980)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Norway 3,870,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 284-285. "Location: Norway; Population: 4.3 million "; "Norway's official religion is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway. While 90% of the population are members, fewer than 20% are regular churchgoers. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church - attend regularly Norway 860,000 20.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 284-285. "Location: Norway; Population: 4.3 million "; "Norway's official religion is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway. While 90% of the population are members, fewer than 20% are regular churchgoers. "
Free Evangelical Congregations Norway 2,054 - 12
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "; Listed in table as "Free Evangelic Congregations "
Free Evangelical Congregations Norway 4,346 - 27
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "; Listed in table as "Free Evangelic Congregations "
Hinduism Norway 2,000 - - - 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.
Human and Ethical Union Norway 49,428 - 157
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Human and Ethical Union Norway 64,322 - 120
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Humanism Norway - 20.00% - - 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. "
Islam Norway 1,006 - 4
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Islam Norway 19,189 - 32
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Islam Norway 42,134 - 62
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Islam Norway 4,400 0.10% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Norway 7,358 0.18% 177
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 Norway 14,749 - 174
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Jehovah's Witnesses Norway 15,168 - 178
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Jehovah's Witnesses Norway 9,921 0.23% 174
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 16,597.
Jehovah's Witnesses Norway 10,201 0.23% 175
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 Norway 14,135 - 177
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 Norway 16,597 0.38% 174
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 Norway 15,905 0.36% - - 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 Norway 2,000 0.05% - - 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 Norway 2,100 - - - 1940 "Around the World: Norway OKs $57 million to compensate Jews " in Dallas Morning News (Friday, March 12, 1999), pg. 21A. "About one-third of Norway's pre-war community of 2,100 Jews died in the Holocaust. "
Judaism Norway 1,400 - - - 1946 "Around the World: Norway OKs $57 million to compensate Jews " in Dallas Morning News (Friday, March 12, 1999), pg. 21A. "About one-third of Norway's pre-war community of 2,100 Jews died in the Holocaust. "
Judaism Norway 1,500 - - - 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. "
Lutheran Norway - 95.00% - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973), pg. 19. "In Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland 95% to 98% of the people are members of the Lutheran Church... "
Lutheran Norway 3,900,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* [Orig. source: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (1994 Update)] 7.6 in Sweden, 4.6 in Finland, 4.5 in Denmark, 3.9 in Norway, and 2.4 million in Indonesia.
Lutheran Norway 3,800,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Countries with more than 1/2 million Lutherans "
Lutheran Free Church of Norway Norway 18,984 - 64
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Lutheran Free Church of Norway Norway 19,357 - 66
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Lutheran Free Church of Norway Norway 20,360 - 72
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Lutheran Free Church of Norway Norway 20,618 - 80
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Methodist Norway 17,622 - 56
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Methodist Norway 17,120 - 53
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Methodist Norway 15,447 - 54
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Methodist Norway 13,976 - 51
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
New Covenant Church of God Norway - - 4
units
- 1996 *LINK* web site (1998): "Information on Latter Day Saint Movement (Restoration Theology) Religions " by David Bowie; "Quoting from a letter on New Covenant Church of God stationery from Christopher C. Warren, Presiding Patriarch, dated 21 January 1996 " "The New Covenant Church of God/Guds Nye Pakts Kirke... The Church does not publish membership statistics. There are four congregations in Norway, one in the Ukraine, and one in Bulgaria. "
Nonreligious Norway - 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% "
Nonreligious Norway - 3.20% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,399,993 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 87.8% (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.8%, none 3.2%, unknown 5.2% (1980)
Norwegian Baptist Union Norway 11,880 - 61
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Norwegian Baptist Union Norway 12,098 - 64
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Norwegian Baptist Union Norway 11,836 - 66
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Norwegian Baptist Union Norway 10,917 - 62
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
other Norway 4,025 - 12
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "; "Other " here is all religions not explicitly on table & not Church of Norway: Christian Centre, Evan. Luth. Commun., Free Evang. Congr., Buddhism,Adventist, Ch. Norway Mission Cov., Norw. Bapt. Union, Jehovah Wit., Methodist, Rom.Cath, Pentec., Islam, Luth. Free
other Norway 7,374 - 37
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "; "Other " here is all religions not explicitly on table & not Church of Norway: Christian Centre, Evan. Luth. Commun., Free Evang. Congr., Buddhism,Adventist, Ch. Norway Mission Cov., Norw. Bapt. Union, Jehovah Wit., Methodist, Rom.Cath, Pentec., Islam, Luth. Free
other Norway 21,669 - 97
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "; "Other " here is all religions not explicitly on table & not Church of Norway: Christian Centre, Evan. Luth. Commun., Free Evang. Congr., Buddhism,Adventist, Ch. Norway Mission Cov., Norw. Bapt. Union, Jehovah Wit., Methodist, Rom.Cath, Pentec., Islam, Luth. Free
other Norway 530,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Evangelical Lutheran (Church of Norway)
other Norway 27,894 - 213
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "; "Other " here is all religions not explicitly on table & not Church of Norway: Christian Centre, Evan. Luth. Commun., Free Evang. Congr., Buddhism,Adventist, Ch. Norway Mission Cov., Norw. Bapt. Union, Jehovah Wit., Methodist, Rom.Cath, Pentec., Islam, Luth. Free
Pentecostal Norway 35,874 - 153
units
- 1971 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Pentecostal Norway 42,518 - 187
units
- 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Pentecostal Norway 45,192 - 226
units
- 1990 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Pentecostal Norway - 1.00% - - 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
Pentecostal Norway 41,459 - 239
units
- 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Religious and philosophical communities outside Church of Norway "
Protestant Norway - 88.00% - - 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% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Raelian Norway 0 - - - 1997 *LINK* Rothstein, Mikael. "Patterns of Diffusion and Religious Globalization: An Empirical Survey of New Religious Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 195-220. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "International Raelian Movement... no supporters of the Raelians are, by the way, known to exist in either Norway, Denmark or Finland. "
Sami Norway - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 12). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1605. "The ancient Norwegians, believing that the Lapps were skilled in sorcery, were in the habit of visiting them secretly to learn their art: indeed their medieval kings were obliged to prohibit journeys to Finmakr for the purpose. (Finmark is the most northerly province of Norway, where many Lapps live.) "
Sami Norway 35,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 345-346. [NOTE: This is an ethnic/cultural group, NOT a distinct religion] "It is thought that between 30,000 and 35,000 live in Norway, 10,000 in Sweden, 3,000 to 4,000 in Finland, and 1,000 to 2,000 in Russia. "; "Over the course of time, all of the Sami have been converted to Christianity... Today most Sami practice the dominant Lutheran religion of the Nordic countries in which they live. "
Scientology Norway - - - - 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Sikhism Norway - - 1
unit
- 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 30-31. Map: Number of Sikh gurdwaras ( "a gurdwara is both a place of worship and community centre ")
unknown Norway - 5.20% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,399,993 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 87.8% (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.8%, none 3.2%, unknown 5.2% (1980)
Anglican Nova Scotia 129,600 14.40% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), pg. 102. [Orig. source: Canadian Census] "In 1991, 54.1% of the population, or about 486,900 people, was Protestant, including... 129,600 Anglicans, 99,900 Baptists, 31,500 Presbyterians... "
Anglican Nova Scotia 128,400 14.41% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Associated Gospel Churches of Canada Nova Scotia - - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted churches listed in directory.


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