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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
primal-indigenous Paraguay - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Paraguay - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, secular 1%, traditional religion 1% "
Protestant Paraguay - 2.00% - - 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 "
Protestant Paraguay - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 361-362. "Paraguay; Population: 4.1 million "; Pg. 361: "The state religion of Paraguay is Roman Catholicism, although the Church is weaker and less influential than in most other Latin American countries... At the same time, fundamentalist Protestants have not had as much success in finding converts in Paraguay as they have in other Latin American countries, although the Mennonites have had some influence among Chaco Indians since they arrived in the 1930s. "
Protestant Paraguay - 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Reinfeld Mennonitengemeinde Paraguay 64 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Reinfeld Mennonitengemeinde; Members: 64
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Paraguay - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
secular Paraguay - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, secular 1%, traditional religion 1% "
SIM International - missionaries Paraguay 22 - - - 1999 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM has worked in Paraguay since December of 1987 and now has 22 missionaries serving in Asuncion, Fernando de la Mora, Luque, Villarrica, and Caazapa "
Sommerfeld Mennonite Church Paraguay 1,029 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Sommerfeld Mennonitengemeinden (Colonia Sommerfeld); Members (1994): 924?Sommerfeld Mennonitengemeinden (Colonia Santa Clara); Members: 105 [Sum of both colonias]
Sommerfeld Mennonitengemeinden (Colonia Santa Clara) Paraguay 105 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Sommerfeld Mennonitengemeinden (Colonia Santa Clara); Members: 105
Sommerfeld Mennonitengemeinden (Colonia Sommerfeld) Paraguay 924 - - - 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Sommerfeld Mennonitengemeinden (Colonia Sommerfeld); Members (1994): 924
Tenrikyo Paraguay - - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 1 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo 1998 ". Church-supplied data. 3 churches; 3 mission stations; 1 church's overseas offices
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Paraguay 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... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Paraguay 4 - - - 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 Paraguay 5 - - - 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 "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Paraguay - - 1
unit
- 1985 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Precise numbers are hard to gather due to secrecy and the rapid spread of the church. The Igreja Universal started its foreign expansionism in 1985 when the first temple was opened in Paraguay, a country on Brazil's southwestern border. "
Vereinigung der Mennonitengemeinden von Paraguay Paraguay 6,630 - 19
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Vereinigung der Mennonitengemeinden von Paraguay; Members: 6,630; Congregations: 19
Vereinigung der Mennonitischen Brudergemeinden Paraguays Paraguay 1,488 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Vereinigung der Mennonitischen Brudergemeinden Paraguays; Members: 1,488; Congregations: 7
Mennonite Paraguay: Middle Chaco 15,000 41.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 293. "Mennonites of Paraguay: Location: Paraguay; Population: 15,000; Language: Plattdeutsch (Low German dialect); Hochdeutsch (High German); Spanish; Religion: Mennonite "; "The Paraguyan Chaco is the northernment segment of an enormous plain... it is within this inhospitable environment that the Mennonite colonists have created successful agricultural communities in the Middle Chaco. There are about 15,000 Mennonites and a roughly larger number of Amerindians in the region. Through the years, church membership has been 41% of the total population [of region]. "
affiliated Pennsylvania - 24.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 26. "Now let us consider the adherence rate for each colony... There is substantial variation, from as low as 7% in Georgia and 9% in Vermont and North Carolina, up to 26% in New Jersey, 24% in Pennsylvania... "
affiliated Pennsylvania - 24.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 27. Table 2.2: "Religious Adherence Rates by Colony, 1776 (in percent) "
affiliated Pennsylvania - 24.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 39. "...New York did have an unusually low adherence rate [in 1776], 15%, compared with New Jersey's rate of 26% and Pennsylvania's 24% (see Table 2.2). "
affiliated Pennsylvania - 36.60% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
affiliated Pennsylvania - 91.40% 13,284
units
- 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed.). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995), pg. 325. [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "] Table: "Texas Leads the Nation in Number of Churches, Members "; "Data based on reports from church bodies. "; Affiliated here is number of "Adherents " -- defined as "all members, including regular participants who are not considered as communicant. "
affiliated - full communicant Pennsylvania 2,471,624 20.80% 13,284
units
- 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed.). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995), pg. 325. [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "] Table: "Texas Leads the Nation in Number of Churches, Members "; "Data based on reports from reports from church bodies. "; "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Pennsylvania 28,041 0.24% 54
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 21,697.
Agnostic Pennsylvania - 0.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Ahmadiyya - mosques Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1993 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 190. "Presently there are 7 mosques in America: the American Fazl Mosque in Washington, D.C... " Pittsburgh; St. Louis; Dayton, Ohio; Detroit; Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago. [Qadiani Jamaat]
Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America Pennsylvania - - 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America.']
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Pennsylvania 1,459 0.01% 56
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,185. [Listed as 'Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection.']
American Association of Lutheran Churches Pennsylvania 151 0.00% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 119. [Listed as 'Lutheran Churches American Association Of.']
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Pennsylvania 113,025 0.95% 437
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 92,157.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Pennsylvania 7,453 0.06% 34
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 7,453. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
Amish Pennsylvania - - - - 1723 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 1. "At the end of the Thirty Years' War between the Protestants and the Catholics in Europe, each prince was allowed to choose the religion for everyone in his territory. Because the Amish would not join any other church, they were forced from their homes and punished. They escaped to America, where they settled in Pennsylvania. "
Amish Pennsylvania - - - - 1725 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. 27. "Amish... The focus shifted to North America, beginning with migration to Eastern Pennsylvania in the 1720s. "
Amish Pennsylvania - - 2
units
- 1737 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989), pg. 7-8. "It is possible that some early Amish immigrants accompanied these Mennonite settlers, but historians are uncertain when the first Amish arrived in the New World. In any event, Amish immigrations in the eighteenth century peaked between 1727 and 1770. The Charming Nancy, the first ship carrying a large group of Amish, docked in Philadelphia in 1737 after an 83-day voyage. Thus in 1737, some twenty-seven years after the establishment of the first Mennonite colony in the Lancaster area, the Amish established their first two settlements. One of the settlements, known as Old Conestoga, or West Conestoga, was situated a few miles northeast of the present-day city of Lancaster. However, most of the Charming Nancy's passengers made their home in the Northkill colony, in southern Berks County, thirty miles northeast of Lancaster. An Amish historian concludes: 'These two settlements can rightly be called the mother colonies of our present districts in Lancaster County.' "
Amish Pennsylvania - - - - 1989 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989), pg. 15. "The Lancaster settlement has spawned at least twenty-three new congregatoinsin other Pennsylvania counties since 1940. A gropu of families migrated to St. Mary's County, Maryland, in 1940. A year later a second outpost opened in Lebanon County, bordering the northern edge of Lancaster County. THe migration halted for two decades, until the late sixties, when new settlements were founded in a half-dozen other Pennsylvania counties. Today some two dozen young church districts, representint nearly four thousand people, trace their roots back to the parent community in Lancaster. "
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean) Pennsylvania 70 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 57. [Listed as 'Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean).']
Armenian Apostolic Church of America - Eastern Prelacy Pennsylvania 7,500 0.06% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,500. [Listed as 'Armenian Apostolic Church of Amer Eastern Prelacy.' Apparently this org. is part of the larger 'Armenian Apostolic Church of America, but only the 'Eastern Prelacy' reported figures in this study.]
Assemblies of God Pennsylvania 74,616 0.63% 352
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 39,418. [Listed as 'Assemblies of God.']
Assemblies of God Pennsylvania - 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Pennsylvania 265 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 208.
Baptist Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1688 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists], pg. 83. "In 1688 several Welsh immigrants joined settlers from Rhode Island to organize a church in their community. It was the first Baptist church in Pennsylvania, and still exists as Lower Dublin Baptist Church. "
Baptist Pennsylvania - - 2
units
- 1698 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists], pg. 83. "In 1688 several Welsh immigrants joined settlers from Rhode Island to organize a church in their community. It was the first Baptist church in Pennsylvania, and still exists as Lower Dublin Baptist Church... Their greatest missionary contribution was to help the Philadelphia Baptists to organize their own first church in 1698. "
Baptist Pennsylvania - 4.90% 26
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 535.
Baptist Pennsylvania - 1.18% 26
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 535. Denominational % (4.9%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 24%.
Baptist Pennsylvania - 3.00% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 252-288. Table A.2: "Denominational Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "; "The adherence rates were estimated from Bureau of the Census (1854) reports on the number of churches, the seating capacity of churches & the value of church property. "
Baptist Pennsylvania - 9.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Baptist - black denominations Pennsylvania 215,320 1.81% - - 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 175,423. [Listed as 'Black Baptists Estimate.']
Baptist General Conference Pennsylvania 3,188 0.03% 16
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,592.
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Pennsylvania 1,129 - 13
units
- 1971 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 281. Original source: "Mennonite Yearbook 1972 " and "Mennonite Yearbook 1992 " Table: "The Beachy Amish, Congregations and Membership, 1971 and 1991 "
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Pennsylvania 1,915 0.02% 15
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,531. [Listed as 'Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches.']
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Pennsylvania 1,393 - 12
units
- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 281. Original source: "Mennonite Yearbook 1972 " and "Mennonite Yearbook 1992 " Table: "The Beachy Amish, Congregations and Membership, 1971 and 1991 "
Bible Brethren Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1948 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 313. "The Bible Brethren was formed in 1948 by a small group... "
Bible Brethren Pennsylvania - - 3
units
- 1954 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 313. "A third congregation of Bible Brethren formed in 1954 at Locust Grove Chapel, near Abbotstown, York County, Pennsylvania. "
Bible Brethren Pennsylvania 100 - 2
units
- 1979 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 313. "Bible Brethren... Membership: In 1979 there were approx. 100 members of the Bible Brethren in two congregations. "
Brethren Church (Ashland) Pennsylvania 2,089 0.02% 17
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,709. [Listed as 'Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio).']
Brethren in Christ Pennsylvania 12,982 0.11% 94
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 11,384. [Listed as 'Brethren in Christ Church.']
Brethren in Christ Pennsylvania - - 98
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted congregations from their index
Buddhism Pennsylvania - 0.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Calvary Chapel Pennsylvania - - 10
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Catholic Pennsylvania 1,365 - - - 1757 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957], pg. 96. "As late as 1757, there were only 1,365 adult Catholics in Pennsylvania, and only a few dozen in New Jersey. By the end of the Revolution, American Catholics numbered perhaps 23,000, of whom half were in Maryland, 7,000 in Pennsylvania... "
Catholic Pennsylvania - 1.90% 10
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 535.
Catholic Pennsylvania - 0.46% 10
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 535. Denominational % (1.9%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 24%.
Catholic Pennsylvania 6,000 - - - 1776 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960), pg. 137. "At the time of the Revolution there were perhaps 25,000 Catholics in the colonies--16,000 in Maryland, about 6,000 in Pennsylvania, and the rest scattered. "
Catholic Pennsylvania 700 - - - 1780 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990), pg. 217. "There was no immediate hierarchal superior in the U.S. when the war ended... At that time, 15,800 Catholics resided in Maryland, 700 in Pennsylvania, 200 in Virginia, and 1,500 in New York, unorganized with no priests. "
Catholic Pennsylvania 7,000 - - - 1780 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957], pg. 96. "As late as 1757, there were only 1,365 adult Catholics in Pennsylvania, and only a few dozen in New Jersey. By the end of the Revolution, American Catholics numbered perhaps 23,000, of whom half were in Maryland, 7,000 in Pennsylvania... "
Catholic Pennsylvania 4,030,000 34.00% - - 1989 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 112-114. [Original sources: Official Catholic Directory, based on parish-level reporting, & U.S. 1989 Statistical Abstract] Table: "Catholic Population by State "; [Greeley (author) has conduced a somewhat detailed analysis, adding some adjustments to account for statistically observed undercount, plus some other factors.]
Catholic Pennsylvania 3,675,250 30.93% 1,854
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Catholic Church.']
Catholic Pennsylvania - 33.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Catholic Pennsylvania 3,552,569 29.60% 1,294
units
- 1996 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 432-437. Tables: "Catholic Population of the United States " and "Percentage of Catholics in Total Population in U.S. ". Figures are as of Jan. 1, 1997.
Catholic - Pentecostal Pennsylvania - - - - 1966 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. 163. "In 1966 the first Catholic Pentecostal prayer meeting was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a weekend retreat at Duquesne University, two theology professors, Ralph Keifer and Billy Story, led about twenty students and professors into a Pentecostal experience... In the months that followed, the movement swept through the Catholic student populations at the University of Michigan and the University of Notre Dame. The Catholic Pentecostal movement gained its early leaders, mostly young lay people, in this first sweep into the Catholic heartland of America. "
Christ's Ambassadors Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1968 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors traces its origin to a dispute in 1968 within the Dunkard Brethren congregation in Lititz, Pennsylvania... "
Christ's Ambassadors Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1974 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors... The small group affiliated with the Bible Brethren congregation at Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, in 1970. However, four years later Beidler led the entire congregation to withdraw from the Bible Brethren and formed Christ's Ambassadors. "


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