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Group Where Number
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Baptist Nova Scotia 99,900 11.10% - - 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... "
Baptist Nova Scotia 98,500 11.05% - - 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 "
Buddhism Nova Scotia - - - - 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] "...less than 1,800 people each of the following: Buddhists, Jews, and Hindus. "
Buddhism Nova Scotia 1,500 0.17% - - 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 "
Catholic Nova Scotia 334,800 37.20% - - 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] "Nova Scotia also had about 334,800 Roman Catholics (37,2% of the population), and 2,700 people of Eastern Orthodox faith... "
Catholic Nova Scotia 331,300 37.18% - - 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 "; "Catholic " here includes: Roman Catholic, Ukrainian Catholic, and "Other Catholic "
Catholic Nova Scotia 331,010 - 220
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 382-383. Table: Statistics of the Catholic Church in Canada. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995.
Catholic - Latin Rite Nova Scotia 331,000 37.15% - - 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 "
Catholic - other Nova Scotia - 0.00% - - 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 "; Listed in table as "Other Catholic ", those Catholics NOT part of Ukrainian Catholic or Roman Catholic.
Catholic - Ukrainian Catholic Nova Scotia 300 0.03% - - 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 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nova Scotia 4,000 0.40% 16
units
- 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 Nova Scotia 4,200 0.40% 16
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 Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Nova Scotia - - 1
unit
- 1999 "Three Temples Dedicated in North America " in Ensign (Feb 2000), pg. 74. "During November 1999, new temples were dedicated in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Regina, Saskatchewan; and Billings, Montana... Before the dedication, about 8,100 people visited the [Halifax] temple during a public open house... Located near the intersection of Cole Harbour Road and Cumberland Drive in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia... The temple district includes the Dartmouth Nova Scotia Stake, Saint John New Brunswick Stake, New Glasgow Nova Scotia District, and mission branches in Newfoundland. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples - small Nova Scotia - - 1
unit
- 1999 Gaunt, LaRene Porter. "Taking Temples to the People " in Ensign (March 2000), pg. 15. Table: "Smaller Temples (as of 31 Dec. 1999) "; Halifax
Eastern non-Christian Nova Scotia 4,700 0.53% - - 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 "
Eastern non-Christian - other Nova Scotia 500 0.06% - - 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 "; Listed in table as "Other Eastern non-Christian ", i.e. those groups NOT part of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism or Sikhism
Eastern Orthodox Nova Scotia 2,700 0.30% - - 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] "Nova Scotia also had about 334,800 Roman Catholics (37,2% of the population), and 2,700 people of Eastern Orthodox faith... "
Eastern Orthodox Nova Scotia 2,300 0.26% - - 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 "
Hinduism Nova Scotia - - - - 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] "...less than 1,800 people each of the following: Buddhists, Jews, and Hindus. "
Hinduism Nova Scotia 1,000 0.11% - - 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 "
Inuit Nova Scotia 80 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995), pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Islam Nova Scotia 1,400 0.16% - - 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 "
Judaism Nova Scotia - - - - 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] "...less than 1,800 people each of the following: Buddhists, Jews, and Hindus. "
Judaism Nova Scotia 2,000 0.22% - - 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 "; Listed in table as "Jewish "
Lutheran Nova Scotia - - - - 1755 *LINK* web site: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; web page: "Who We Are " (viewed 5 July 1999). "Lutherans have been continually present in Canada since the 1750s, when German Lutheran immigrants arrived in Halifax. "
Lutheran Nova Scotia 11,700 1.30% - - 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... 11,700 Lutherans, and 10,800 Pentecostals. "
Lutheran Nova Scotia 11,500 1.29% - - 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 "
Metis Nova Scotia 185 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995), pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Nonreligious Nova Scotia 68,000 7.56% - - 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... More than 68,800 provincial residents professed no religious affiliation. "
Nonreligious Nova Scotia 68,000 7.63% - - 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 "; listed in table as "No religious affiliation "
other Nova Scotia 100 0.01% - - 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 "; listed in table as "Other religions " -- those groups NOT included in: Catholic, Protestant, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Eastern Orthodox, Judaism, Para-religious groups & Nonreligious.
Para-religious groups Nova Scotia 300 0.03% - - 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 " [Apparently "para-religious group " was the term used by the census to referred primarily to Neo-Pagan and New Age groups.]
Pentecostal Nova Scotia 10,800 1.20% - - 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... 11,700 Lutherans, and 10,800 Pentecostals. "
Pentecostal Nova Scotia 10,700 1.20% - - 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 "
Pentecostal Holiness Church Nova Scotia - - 8
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site counted listings in directory
Presbyterian Nova Scotia 31,500 3.50% - - 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... "
Presbyterian Nova Scotia 31,200 3.50% - - 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 "
Protestant Nova Scotia 486,900 54.10% - - 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... "
Protestant Nova Scotia 482,200 54.12% - - 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 "
Protestant - other Nova Scotia 48,900 5.49% - - 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 "; listed in table as "Other Protestant " -- those groups NOT part of United Church of Canada, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran or Pentecostal. (Also, not part of Eastern Orthodox)
Reformed Nova Scotia - - - - 1749 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 24. "With the establishment of Halifax in 1759, German and Dutch members of the Reformed church, as well as Congregationalists and Presbyterians (primarily from Scotland), became residents of the new city. At first they shared the same building. As years passed they spread through Nova Scotia founding new churches. Growth of the Reformed faith was greatly augmented by the arrival of the Loyalists, many from New England, after the American Revolution. The first synods were formed in 1795 and 1796 by two factions of the Scottish Presbyterians. "
Scientology Nova Scotia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " [last updated 1997-1998] Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. Ch. of Sci. Chinese Vancouver Mission, Vancouver, BC; Church of Scientology Mission of Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Eglise de Scientologie Mission de Beauce, Ville De St-Georges, Beauce, QC; Ch. of Sci. Mission of Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C.; Ch. of Sci. Mission of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Sikhism Nova Scotia 300 0.03% - - 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 "
United Church of Canada Nova Scotia 154,800 17.20% - - 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 154,800 members of the United Church of Canada... "
United Church of Canada Nova Scotia 153,000 17.17% - - 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 "; Listed in table as "United Church "
Christianity Nubia - - - - 550 C.E. *LINK* web site: "Joseph Schaffner Library: Resources for History B94: History of Ancient Egypt "; web page: "Nubia: The Land Upriver " (viewed 21 April 1999). "Postscript: Later History: From Late Antiquity and into the early Middle Ages, Upper and Lower Nubia formed three independent kingdoms, Nubadia (called Nubia in Arabic) between the First and Third Cataracts, Makuria between the Third and Fifth Cataracts, and Alodia (called Alwa in Arabic) above the Fifth Cataract. These kingdoms converted to Christianity around the sixth century AD, long after Egypt had become Christian. However, they maintained that faith centuries after Egypt had succumbed to the forces of Islam. "
Christianity Nubia - 0.00% - - 1599 C.E. Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 79. "In Nubia, also once a Christian country, the practice of the faith disappeared by the end of the sixteenth century. "; [On a "History of Ancient Egypt " web site, a sub-page, "Nubia: The Land Upriver " describes where Nubia is: "Geographical Limits. The land of ancient Nubia was bounded on the north by the First Cataract of the Nile River-- located just south of Elephantine--and on the far south by the Sixth Cataract--located north of modern Khartum... Nubia was the country that bordered ancient Egypt on the south... "
Christianity Nubia - 0.00% - - 1599 C.E. Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 79. "In Nubia, also once a Christian country, the practice of the faith disappeared by the end of the 16th century. "
Isis worship Nubia - - - - 298 C.E. *LINK* web site: "Joseph Schaffner Library: Resources for History B94: History of Ancient Egypt "; web page: "Nubia: The Land Upriver " (viewed 21 April 1999). "The Blemmyes... were a fierce nomadic tribal people from the mountainous regions of the Eastern Desert in Nubia... Under the Emperor Diocletian, [the Romans] evacuated the Dodekaschoenus in ca. AD 298, officially ceding it to the Nubadae, as guardians of Egypt's southern frontier. This ultimately allowed the Blemmyes to establish a kingdom of their own in northern Lower Nubia. The Blemmyes had adopted the ancient pharaonic religion, and after Egypt's conversion to Christianity, they fought the Romans and Upper Egyptians on religious grounds... By the fourth century AD, Lower Nubia was divided between the Nubadae in the south and the Blemmyes in the north... However, as the Blemmyes were devoted to the goddess Isis, Marcian permitted them continued access to the Temple of Isis at Philae in order to worship there. Both the Blemmyes and the Nubadae continued to worship at Philae long after Egypt had converted to Christianity. "
Inuit Nunavut 21,250 85.00% - - 1999 Associated Press. "Celebrations begin for creation of Canada's new territory " in Dallas Morning News (Thursday, April 1, 1999), pg. 10A. "Nunavut is being created out of the eastern 60% of the Northwest Territories, culminating 20 years of lobbying by Inuit leaders. About 85% of Nunavut's 25,000 people are Inuit. "
Anglican Oceania 5,864,000 20.54% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Anglican Oceania 5,540,000 19.12% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Anglican Oceania 5,190,000 17.62% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Atheism Oceania - 1.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Pacific: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "There are several smaller religions in the area which have, for the most part, simply maintained their place throughout the last century: Buddhists, Atheists, Hindus and Muslims each have about 1% of the population in 1990. All are growing just fast enough to maintain their position, but with the exception of Buddhists and Asian new religions... "
Atheism Oceania 500,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (viewed 1998) [Orig. source: 1994 World Almanac]
Atheism Oceania 592,000 2.07% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Atheists: Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). " (Sep. figures for "Nonreligious ")
Atheism Oceania 600,000 2.07% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Atheists: Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). " (Sep. figures for "Nonreligious ")
Atheism Oceania 535,000 2.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Humanism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; "Secular Humanists are sometimes hard to classify, and perhaps even more difficult to obtain demographic data about. The following distribution lists two groups: Nonreligious and Atheists. Nonreligious are defined as persons professing no religion, nonbelievers, agnostics, freethinkers, and dereligionized secularists indifferent to all religion. Atheists are defined as persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). "; [Asia is distinct from Eurasia in this table.]
Atheism Oceania 356,000 1.21% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; "Atheists. Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). "
Bahai Faith Oceania 75,000 0.26% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Bahai Faith Oceania 77,000 0.27% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Bahai Faith Oceania 105,000 0.36% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Buddhism Oceania 35,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "; Oceania: "Includes Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific Islands "
Buddhism Oceania 35,000 0.15% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Buddhism Oceania - 1.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Pacific: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "There are several smaller religions in the area which have, for the most part, simply maintained their place throughout the last century: Buddhists, Atheists, Hindus and Muslims each have about 1% of the population in 1990. All are growing just fast enough to maintain their position, but with the exception of Buddhists and Asian new religions, none are making significant inroads through conversion from other faiths. "
Buddhism Oceania 200,000 0.70% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Buddhism Oceania 200,000 0.69% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Buddhism Oceania 26,000 0.10% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Buddhism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Buddhism Oceania 266,000 0.90% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
cargo cults Oceania - - - - 1940 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. 157. "cargo cults. Millenarian movements in New Guinea and Melanesia that began in the late nineteenth century and reached their peak in the 1930s and 40s. In reaction to the frequent arrival of overseas cargo from the Europeans, Americans, and Japanese, natives forsaw an end to this era of foreign domination by a cataclysm, followed by an era in which material wealth would come to them as cargo from their ancestors. "
cargo cults Oceania - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 3). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 409-410. "The cargo cults are generally thought to have started, sometime around the 1880s, in Fiji, and since then the pattern has remained roughly the same. Out of nowwhere, as it were, a prophet appears and predicts imminent salvation, which may take the form of the islanders' ancestors returning on a ship; a ship that is also loaded with consumer goods like refrigerators, radio sets, desks, furniture... The prophet orders various kinds of ritual observances... When the day of doom arrives and nothing happens, the prophet may try to slip away, leaving the disillusioned people to return to as normal life as is possible, or he stays and tries to explain what happened, or did not happen. Cultists do not seem to notice that a new cult is very similar to the ones which previously failed. "
cargo cults Oceania - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 3). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 409. "Among the strangest religious manifestations of this century are the so-called cargo cults, which have occurred in great numbers among the native peoples of Melanesia, a group of islands scattered in the Pacific... "
Catholic Oceania 4,395,500 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "; Oceania: "Includes Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific Islands "
Catholic Oceania 4,450,000 19.35% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Catholic Oceania 7,760,000 27.50% 2,447
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 368. Table: Catholic World Statistics. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995.


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