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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 Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Palau 400 2.22% 1
unit
- 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 Palau - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses Palau 30 0.23% 1
unit
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column [Location listed as "Belau ", an alternative name]
Jehovah's Witnesses Palau 64 0.37% 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 300. [Location listed as "Belau ", an alternative name]
Jehovah's Witnesses Palau 65 0.36% 1
unit
- 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 " [Location listed as "Belau ", an alternative name]
Jehovah's Witnesses Palau - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Palau 146 - 1
unit
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance " [Location listed as "Belau ", an alternative name]
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Palau 300 1.72% 1
unit
- 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. [Location listed as "Belau ", an alternative name]
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Palau 279 1.54% - - 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. [Location listed as "Belau ", an alternative name]
Modekngei Palau - - - - 1992 *LINK* web site: "REPUBLIC OF PALAU AN AREA STUDY: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Region IX "; Written "October 1992 "; (1998) "RELIGION... All of the islands of Palau are predominately Christian with one-third of the pop. practicing Catholicism, one-third Protestant, and the remaining third subscribing to other religions. The traditional religion of Modekngei, which bears strong ties to magic, legend, and myths is still followed by some Palauans. "
Modekngei Palau 5,498 33.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web site, 1998 "Population: 16,661 (July 1995 est.)... Religions: Christian (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (one-third of the population observes this religion which is indigenous to Palau) "
Modekngei Palau 5,594 33.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Globetree (1998) "Population: 16,952 (July 1996 est.)... Religion: Christian (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (one-third of the pop. observes this religion which is indigenous to Palau) "
Modekngei Palau 5,689 33.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 17,240. Christian (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (one-third of pop. observes this religion which is indigenous to Palau)
Modekngei Palau 5,689 33.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "TravelFinder.com " (1998); [copied directly from CIA World Factbook] "Population: 17,240 (July 1997 est.)... Religions: Christian (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (one-third of the pop. observes this religion which is indigenous to Palau) "
Modekngei Palau - 28.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; "Modekne " is "a local marginally Christian sect " according to Church of the Nazarene web page.
Modekngei Palau 5,976 33.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: InfoPlease.com (1998) "Population (1998 est.): 18,110... Religion: Christian. About one-third of the islanders observe Modekngei religion, indigenous to Palau "
other Palau 1,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic, primal-indigenous, Protestant
primal-indigenous Palau 5,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed in table as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Palau - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Palau 6,164 33.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "REPUBLIC OF PALAU AN AREA STUDYFEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Region IX "; Written "October 1992 "; (1998) [1990 Census: Palauans 15,004, non-Palauans residing in the Republic was 3,674] "RELIGION... All of the islands of Palau are predominately Christian with one-third of the population practicing Catholicism, one-third Protestant... Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness and Bahai churches are all found in Palau. "
Protestant Palau 4,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Palau - 25.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Palau 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Palau 1 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who took the Besseki Pledge... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - received the Sazuke Palau 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Arab Palestine 440,000 94.83% - - 1860 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 111. "By 1860 Jerusalem already had a Jewish majority, while throughout Palestine, the population was 24,000 Jews and 440,000 Arabs. "
Arab Palestine - 90.00% - - 1918 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 34. "The League of Nations... granted Great Britain a mandate... to govern Palestine and help guide it to independence... British support for Zionism elated the Jews bug angered the Arabs, who had lived in Palestine for more than 1,000 years and who now made up 90% of the population. "
Islam Palestine 2,921,500 94.80% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Judaism Palestine 40,000 - - - 1845 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990), pg. 94. "Missionaries estimated at this time that an increasing number of Jews had entered Palestine following the Egyptian occupation of Syria in 1832: about 40,000 Jews inhabited the Holy Land by 1845, and most lived in the four holy cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Tiberias, and Sephat. "
Judaism Palestine 24,000 5.17% - - 1860 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 111. "By 1860 Jerusalem already had a Jewish majority, while throughout Palestine, the population was 24,000 Jes and 440,000 Arabs. "
Judaism Palestine 25,000 - - - 1882 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 20. "Palestine at that time [1882] had a Jewish population of about 25,000, mostly descendants of refugees from the Spanish Inquisition and pious pilgrims who had come to the Holy Land to pray and die. "
Judaism Palestine 85,000 - - - 1910 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 21. During World War I the Jewish population of Palestine dropped from 85,000 to 56,000. "
Judaism Palestine 85,000 - - - 1914 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 34. "By 1914, 85,000 Jews were living in Palestine. "
Judaism Palestine 90,000 - - - 1914 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 111. "By 1914 the Jewish population [in Palestine] had risen to more than 90,000. "
Judaism Palestine 56,000 - - - 1916 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 21. During World War I the Jewish population of Palestine dropped from 85,000 to 56,000. "
Judaism Palestine 65,000 - - - 1917 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 841. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "...the Jewish settlement in Palestine grew in a most remarkable way. In 1917 the Jewish population was considered to be approximately 65,000. In 1941 it was estimated that the Jews had increased to over 500,000. "
Judaism Palestine - 30.00% - - 1938 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 35. "Despite the quotas, by the late 1930s Jews made up 30% of Palestine's total population. "
Judaism Palestine 500,000 - - - 1941 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 841. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "...the Jewish settlement in Palestine grew in a most remarkable way. In 1917 the Jewish population was considered to be approximately 65,000. In 1941 it was estimated that the Jews had increased to over 500,000. "
Judaism Palestine 564,000 - - - 1945 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 21. "By the end of the war in 1945, the Jewish population of Palestine stood at 564,000. "
Philistine Palestine - - - - -1100 B.C.E. *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "PHILISTINES: known as 'the Sea People.' They appear to have settled in PALESTINE where they established a flourishing culture around the twelfth century B.C. In the HEBREW BIBLE they are depicted as a cruel people and hostile to the JEWS. "
Samaritans Palestine 300,000 - - - 100 C.E. Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 105. "In Roman times, three hundred thousand Samaritans are estimated to have lived in Palestine and perhaps half that many outside it. "
Bahai Faith Panama - 1.00% - - 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% "
Bahai Faith Panama - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Baptist World Alliance Panama 6,400 0.23% 90
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "; [BWA stats. in individual countries are sum of figures for member bodies of BWA in the countries.]; [County population figures for 1998 from United Nations data available here.]
Buddhism Panama - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Panama - - - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 2.3 million [total pop.] (1987). Overwhelmingly Roman Catholic. Ratio of priests to population quite low, and relatively few Panamanians enter priesthood. Antilleans predominantly Protestant.
Catholic Panama - 84.00% - - 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 Panama 2,276,000 86.50% 172
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Panama 2,140,000 - - - 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 Panama 2,289,404 85.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 2,693,417. Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%
Catholic Panama 2,080,000 80.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 356-357. "Location: Panama; Population: 2.6 million "; "More than 80% of the people are Roman Catholic... As elsewehre in Latin America, women are the mainstay of the Church. There were fewer than 300 Catholic priests in Panama the mid-1980s. "
Catholic Panama - 72.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Panama - 85.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "
Catholic - clergy Panama 300 - - - 1985 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 356-357. "Location: Panama; Population: 2.6 million "; "More than 80% of the people are Roman Catholic... As elsewehre in Latin America, women are the mainstay of the Church. There were fewer than 300 Catholic priests in Panama the mid-1980s. "
Catholic - nuns Panama 464 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Panama 553 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Panama 327 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Panama 400 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - seminarians Panama 22 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Catholic - seminarians Panama 186 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Chinese traditional religion Panama 30,000 - - - 1983 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 7/16/83 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "RELIGION: Traditional Chinese... An estimated 30,000 live in Panama alone! "
Choco Panama - - - - 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. 705. "The Choco are still migrating from Colombia into Panama. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Panama 26,000 0.90% 63
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 Panama 32,000 0.90% 73
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 Panama 32,000 - - - 1998 "The Church in Central America " in Ensign (Aug. 1998), pg. 80. "Membership [in Panama] is nearly 32,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Panama - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Panama 32,000 - - - 1999 "Temple Dedicated in Bogota, Colombia " in Ensign, July 1999, pg. 75. "The larger-sized temple serves about 130,000 members in Colombia and about 32,000 in the neighboring country of Panama. "
Church of the Nazarene Panama 1,801 0.07% 35
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 9 Jan. 1998; total population: 2,659,000
Convencion Bautista de Panama Panama 6,400 - 90
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
Iglesia Evangelica Unida Hermanos Menonitas de Panama Panama 700 - 13
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PANAMA: Iglesia Evangelica Unida Hermanos Menonitas de Panama; Members: 700+/-; Congregations: 13
Independent Restoration Branches Panama - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Algonac Restoration Branch " "Directory of Restoration Branches: This is a list of the Restoration Branches that we know about... last updated 10/3/97 "
Islam Panama 50,000 4.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Panama - 5.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Islam Panama 130,000 5.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 356-357. "Location: Panama; Population: 2.6 million "; "More than 80% of the people are Roman Catholic; Protestants and Muslims account for about another 5% each. "
Islam Panama - 4.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "


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