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Shiite Saudi Arabia 620,000 - - - 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.
Shiite Saudi Arabia 2,400,000 15.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 676-677. "Location: Saudi Arabia; Population: 10 to 16 million "; Pg. 677: "Most Saudis (85%) are Sunni Muslims; the rest are Shiite. "
Sulaymani Bohras Saudi Arabia - - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 223. "Tayyibi Ismailis (the Bohras): Arising out of the disputed Assassins succession in the 12th century, the believe in the concealment of the two year-old al-Tayyib, and that there has been no revealed Imam since 1130. They give authority to the chief missionary, the Dai a-Dua. After persecution in Yemen his seat was moved to Bombay. Following a disputed succession the group divided between the Daudi Bohras who live mainly in India, and the Sulaymani Bohras who live in Najran in Saudi Arabia. "
Sunni Saudi Arabia 10,332,630 99.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 158. "Population: 10,437,000. Religion: 99% Sunni Moslem. "
Sunni Saudi Arabia 11,685,000 95.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 1992: 16.9 million, of whom 12.3 million Saudi nationals, 4.6 million resident foreigners. Strict Wahhabi interpretation of Sunni Islam, the official faith of about 95 percent of Saudis. Remainder are Shia. Public worship by non-Muslims prohibited.
Sunni Saudi Arabia 17,590,000 - - - 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.
Sunni Saudi Arabia 13,600,000 85.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 676-677. "Location: Saudi Arabia; Population: 10 to 16 million "; Pg. 677: "Most Saudis (85%) are Sunni Muslims; the rest are Shiite. "
Sunni Saudi Arabia 16,000,000 100.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 676-677. "Location: Saudi Arabia; Population: 10 to 16 million "; Pg. 677: "Most Saudis (85%) are Sunni Muslims; the rest are Shiite. "
unknown Saudi Arabia - 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% "; Listed as "Unspecified "
Wahhabi Sunni Saudi Arabia - - - - 1818 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 800. "The nineteenth century brought reversals to the Sa'ud dynasty, and Ottoman punitive expeditions, under Egyptian command, finally overthrew the first Wahhabi empire in 1818. "
Wahhabi Sunni Saudi Arabia - - - - 1930 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 800. "...early in the present century the Sa'udi's regained their old position under the great 'Abd al'Aziz II, who was crowned king of Hejaz and Najd in 1930. His descendants continue to rule th modern kingdom of Saudi Arabia. "
Wahhabi Sunni Saudi Arabia - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 800. "Wahhabiya. A highly conservative reform movement founded in eighteenth century Arabia by Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92)... accepted by the tribal chief Muhammad Ibn Sa'ud of nearby Dar'iya. Religious authority was assumed by Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, political and military power by Ibn Sa'ud. This venture determined the future of the movement, which has continued to the present day as a powerful relgio-political combination in Arabia, where the Sa'ud dynasty and Wahhabi fundamentalism dominate absolutely. "
Wahhabi Sunni Saudi Arabia 11,685,000 95.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies "1992: 16.9 million, of whom 12.3 million Saudi nationals, 4.6 million resident foreigners. Strict Wahhabi interpretation of Sunni Islam, the official faith of about 95 percent of Saudis. Remainder are Shia. Public worship by non-Muslims prohibited. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scandinavia 3,353 - - - 1857 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 58. "In 1857... there were 3,353 Saints in Scandinavia: 2,317 Danes, 726 Swedes, & 310 Norwegians. Approximately 25% of the Scandinavian converts emigrated to Utah in the 1850s. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scandinavia 4,535 - - - 1900 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 85. "By 1900 the Church's missionary production was on the down-swing in Scandinavia as it was in Great Britain. 4,535 members were on the membership roles. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scandinavia 22,000 - 132
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 525-529. Table: "Membership and units by lands "; latest figures from year-end 1995
Lutheran Scandinavia - 95.00% - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956), pg. 116. "In the Scandinavian countries, nominally 95% Lutheran, Christian youth face the fact that in the midst of a growing secularism the Folk Church is held in a kind of passive esteem by the rank and file of the citizenry, with periodic outbursts of anti-clericalism from certain sections of the press and the film industry. "
Lutheran Scandinavia - 95.00% - - 1956 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956), pg. 45. "The Scandinavian countries, together with Iceland and Finland, are all nearly one hundred per cent Lutheran at the present time. "
Lutheran Scandinavia 25,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983), pg. 56. "Lutheranism is the official religion of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland--countries where there are some 25 million members. "
Pentecostal Scandinavia 200,000 - - - 1976 Quebedeaux, Richard. The New Charismatics: The Origins, Development, and Significance of Neo-Pentecostalism; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1976), pg. 46-47. "thanks to Prudencio Damboriena and Walter Hollenweger's work, we can offer a very approximate estimate of total [Classical] Pentecostal adherents in nations where the movement has had a measurable impact... "
poll - believe in God Scandinavia - 65.00% - - 1976 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 432. "According to an international gallup poll taken in 1976, the U.S. is much more religious than most other advanced societies... 94% of Americans believe in God, compared to 65% of Scandinavians. "
poll - believe in life after death Scandinavia - 35.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 421. "Only a minority of Europeans... believe in life after death: the percentage ranges from 4% in Italy to a mere 35% in Scandinavia; and in Japan only 18% profess this belief. In contrast, nearly 71% of Americans say they believe in life after death. "
poll - say religion fairly important to them Scandinavia - 28.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important. [Scandinavia "comprises Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden "]
poll - say religion not at all important to them Scandinavia - 13.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important. [Scandinavia "comprises Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden "]
poll - say religion not too important to them Scandinavia - 39.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important. [Scandinavia "comprises Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden "]
poll - say religion very important to them Scandinavia - 17.00% - - 1975 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 449. [Orig. source: Public Opinion, March/May 1979, p. 38. Surveys by Gallup International. Research Institute for Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 1974-1975, for foreign data; American Instittue of Public Opinion (Gallup) for US data.] "Graph: Strength of Religious Feeling: A Cross-National Comparison "; "Question: How important are your religious beliefs--very important, not too important, or not at all important? "; Graph shows percentage answering "Very important "
poll - say religion very important to them Scandinavia - 17.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important. [Scandinavia "comprises Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden "]
poll - say religion very important to them Scandinavia - 17.00% - - 1976 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 432. "According to an international gallup poll taken in 1976, the U.S. is much more religious than most other advanced societies. 56% of Americans say that religion 'is very important' in their lives, whereas only 36% of Italians, 17% of West Germans, and 17% of Scandinavians say the same. "
Sami Scandinavia - - - - 1910 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 12). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1608. "Christian missionaries first went among the Lapps in the 13th century. But as late as the early 1900s it is recorded that a Lapp fisherman, disappointed with his catch, struck out at the local idol with his oar and knocked its head off -- an interesting case of missionary activity subverting belief in the local divinity, without destroying it. "
shamanism Scandinavia - - - - 1800 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 12). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1605. "Perhaps the most striking Lappish cult -- certainly the best known -- was what we call shamanism. The noaide or shaman acted as an intermediary between the world of man and the supernatural... By the 19th century it had virtually disappeared but a number of examples are preserved in Scandinavian museums. "
African Traditional Religion Senegal 282,000 28.20% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Senegal 166,000 4.20% - - 1970 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Senegal 163,500 3.70% - - 1975 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Senegal - 4.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, A Handbook for World Intercession, by P.J. Johnstone. (orig. source: 1979?)); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 8,448,000. African Traditionals 4%.
African Traditional Religion Senegal 159,600 3.20% - - 1980 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982).
African Traditional Religion Senegal 564,213 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 9,403,546. Muslim 92%, indigenous beliefs 6%, Christian 2% (mostly Roman Catholic)
African Traditional Religion Senegal 72,400 0.90% - - 2000 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "; Projection, made circa 1982.
Bahai Faith Senegal - - 16
units
- 1973 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, A comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world; Edited by David B. Barrett; published by Oxford University Press, 1982.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Baha'is: From 1964, growth to 16 local spiritual assemblies (1973).
Catholic Senegal - 4.70% - - 1970 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, A comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world; Edited by David B. Barrett; published by Oxford University Press, 1982.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) the proportion of Catholics to population has gradually declined from 4.9% in 1960 to 4.7% in 1970.
Catholic Senegal - 6.50% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, A Handbook for World Intercession, by P.J. Johnstone. (orig. source: 1979?)); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 8,448,000. Roman Catholics 6.5% - largely among the Serere.
Catholic Senegal - 6.00% - - 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 Senegal 396,000 4.70% 89
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 Senegal 900,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 366. "Location: Senegal; Population: 9 million "; "The Senegalese are overwhelmingly Muslim. Some 90% of the population belong to the Sunni branch of Islam. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. "
Catholic Senegal - 5.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic - Pentecostal Senegal 400 - - - 1975 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, A comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world; Edited by David B. Barrett; published by Oxford University Press, 1982.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Catholic Pentecostals (or, Catholic charismatics): Totals (January 1975): 200 involved adults; total charismatic community including children, 400, increasing rapidly every month.
Christianity Senegal 420,000 - - - 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.
Christianity Senegal 188,071 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 9,403,546. Muslim 92%, indigenous beliefs 6%, Christian 2% (mostly Roman Catholic)
Christianity Senegal 840,000 10.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 59. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 pop.; "...Christianity (primarily Roman Catholic 10%).. "
Christianity Senegal 900,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 366. "Location: Senegal; Population: 9 million "; "The Senegalese are overwhelmingly Muslim. Some 90% of the population belong to the Sunni branch of Islam. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. "
Churches of Christ Senegal 20 0.00% 1
unit
- 1995 *LINK* official organization web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Diola Senegal - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Diola Senegal 756,000 9.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 59. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Evangelical Senegal - 0.05% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, A Handbook for World Intercession, by P.J. Johnstone. (orig. source: 1979?)); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Protestants 0.1%. Community 2,400. Membership 450. Most of believers in Assemblies of God, some in WEC [Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ] related Evangelical Church and few in several other groups. Evangelicals 0.05%
Evangelical Fellowship of Senegal Senegal 1,200 - - - 1984 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: June 1984 issue of INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Some 1200 Christians are involved in the Evangelical Fellowship of Senegal, the country's only registered interdenominational body.
Fulani Senegal 1,470,000 17.50% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 59. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Senegal 4,300,000 82.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 164-165. [Original src: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978).] Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Senegal - 89.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, A Handbook for World Intercession, by P.J. Johnstone. (orig. source: 1979?)); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 8,448,000. Muslim 89% and increasing among the Diola, Serere and other smaller animistic tribes.
Islam Senegal - 90.00% - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, A comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world; Edited by David B. Barrett; published by Oxford University Press, 1982.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Islam with its strength concentrated in the north (among the Wolofs) and east (among the Fulani) is the dominant religion of Senegal, with 90% of the population.
Islam Senegal 7,000,000 95.00% - - 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 Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Senegal - 91.00% - - 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 Senegal 3,600,000 90.00% - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 113. "Today more than 90 percent of Senegal's four million inhabitants are Muslims. "
Islam Senegal - 91.00% - - 1995 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: June, 1995 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Ninety-one percent of the nation is Muslim, most of whom are members of the three largest Sufi brotherhoods, the Tijani, the Mouride, and the Qadri.
Islam Senegal 8,651,262 92.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 9,403,546. Muslim 92%, indigenous beliefs 6%, Christian 2% (mostly Roman Catholic)
Islam Senegal 7,476,000 89.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 59. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Senegal 8,100,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 366. "Location: Senegal; Population: 9 million "; "The Senegalese are overwhelmingly Muslim. Some 90% of the population belong to the Sunni branch of Islam. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. "
Islam Senegal - 91.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Senegal - 92.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Senegal - 95.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: Senegal-Online; web page: "LES RELIGIONS AU SâNâGAL " (viewed Jan. 1999) Translation from French: "The Islam which is in regular progression through all West Africa is the religion of more than 95% of the population senegalaise. "
Islam Senegal 7,599,000 93.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Senegal 389 0.01% 9
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 Senegal 826 0.01% 19
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 2,272.
Jehovah's Witnesses Senegal 842 0.01% 20
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 Senegal 963 - 9
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 Senegal 2,272 0.03% 19
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 Senegal 2,000 0.02% - - 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.


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