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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Lebu Senegal - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Mourides Senegal 400,000 - - - 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.) Muridiya with over 400,000 members whose headquarters is Touba. The Murid chiefs control about 50% of Senegal's peanut production through a feudal system.
Mourides Senegal 423,000 - - - 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.) Muslims: African Sunnis (of the Malikite rite). Islamic brotherhoods active (1957): Qadiriya with 304,000 members, the missionary order of Tinjaniya with 1 million; Muridiya 423,000; 23,000 in others.
Mourides Senegal - 75.00% - - 1986 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986), pg. 152. "Mourides of Senegal, an Islamic brotherhood that grew out of the Qadiriyya movement of the Sufi branch of Islam... Some caim that up to three-quarters of the population of the country are now Mouride, though that estimate may be exaggerated. What is clear is that the Mouride movement has had a major impact on both the economy and the politics of Senegal. The capital... is Touba... "
Mourides Senegal 400,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: Senegal-Online; web page: "LES RELIGIONS AU SâNâGAL " (viewed Jan. 1999) Part of original French: " L'ecole autonome des mourides (signifiant en arabe les aspirants) fut fondee par le marabout Ahmadou Bamba et cette confrerie regroupait 400,000 talibes (fideles) a sa mort en 1927. "; Translation: "Islam... is the religion of more than 95% of the population... This Islamization continued starting from the end of XIXth century with the appearance of the large Moslem brotherhoods: mourides and tidjanes. The autonomous school of the mourides (meaning in Arabic the candidates) was rested by the marabout Ahmadou Bamba and this brotherhood gathered 400,000 talibes (faithful) with her death in 1999. "
other Senegal 90,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Christianity or Sunni
primal-indigenous Senegal - 3.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Senegal 84,000 1.00% - - 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.
primal-indigenous Senegal - 3.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Senegal - 0.10% - - 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%
Qadiriya Senegal 300,000 - - - 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.) Several brotherhoods are active: Qadiriya from Morocco with 300,000 members, the first to arrive
Qadiriya Senegal 304,000 - - - 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.) Muslims: African Sunnis (of the Malikite rite). Islamic brotherhoods active (1957): Qadiriya with 304,000 members, the missionary order of Tinjaniya with 1 million; Muridiya 423,000; 23,000 in others.
Serere Senegal - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures; Listed in table as "Serer "
Serere Senegal 1,386,000 16.50% - - 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.; "Listed in table as "Serere "
Seventh-day Adventist Senegal - 0.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Membership Density " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Adventist Believers - High and Low Density "; Table: "Ratio of church membership to country population "; Ratio: 1:47,619
Sunni 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% "
Sunni Senegal 8,020,000 - - - 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.
Tijaniyya Senegal 1,000,000 - - - 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.) Muslims: African Sunnis (of the Malikite rite). Islamic brotherhoods active (1957): Qadiriya with 304,000 members, the missionary order of Tinjaniya with 1 million; Muridiya 423,000; 23,000 in others.
Tukuler 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.
Tukulor Senegal - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Wolof Senegal - 35.00% - - 1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995), pg. 167. "In Senegal [the Wolof] are the largest ethnic group in the country and make up over 35% of the population. "
Wolof Senegal 3,024,000 36.00% - - 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.
Wolof Senegal 3,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 456. "Wolof: Location: Senegal; Population: About 3 million; Religion: Islam (Sunni Muslim); Roman Catholic; small percentage of Protestants "; "The overwhelming majority of Wolof are Muslim, belonging to the Malikite branch of the Sunni group. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. Less than 1% are Protestant. There has been some syncretism of traditional, Muslim, and Christian beliefs... " [3 million is a measure of tribal/ethnic affiliation, NOT how many people practice traditional Wolof religion.]
Catholic Senegal - Wolof 300,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 456. "Wolof: Location: Senegal; Population: About 3 million; Religion: Islam (Sunni Muslim); Roman Catholic; small percentage of Protestants "; "The overwhelming majority of Wolof are Muslim, belonging to the Malikite branch of the Sunni group. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. Less than 1% are Protestant. There has been some syncretism of traditional, Muslim, and Christian beliefs... "
Islam Senegal - Wolof 2,670,000 89.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 456. "Wolof: Location: Senegal; Population: About 3 million; Religion: Islam (Sunni Muslim); Roman Catholic; small percentage of Protestants "; "The overwhelming majority of Wolof are Muslim, belonging to the Malikite branch of the Sunni group. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. Less than 1% are Protestant. There has been some syncretism of traditional, Muslim, and Christian beliefs... The Wolof depend on marabous, teachers of the faith, who also exercise much political and economic influence. People give a portion of their salaries to the marabous, to build mosques and make charitable donations. "
Protestant Senegal - Wolof 30,000 1.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 456. "Wolof: Location: Senegal; Population: About 3 million; Religion: Islam (Sunni Muslim); Roman Catholic; small percentage of Protestants "; "The overwhelming majority of Wolof are Muslim, belonging to the Malikite branch of the Sunni group. The remaining 10% are Roman Catholic. Less than 1% are Protestant. There has been some syncretism of traditional, Muslim, and Christian beliefs... "
attendance - weekly Serbia - 7.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
Baptist World Alliance Serbia 2,187 - 64
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.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Serbia - - 2
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 Serbia 100 - - - 1998 *LINK* "14 LDS missionaries pulled out of Serbia " in Deseret News (Oct. 4, 1998). "The church established a branch in Belgrade in 1988 and has about 100 members in Serbia. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Serbia 100 - - - 1999 "Church Sends Aid to Kosovo " in Ensign (May 1999), pg. 117. "The Church relocated 14 single missionaries and a missionary couple from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to Croatia. 'Our anxiety now is for the 100 or more members who reside in Serbia,' said Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. "
Serbian Orthodox Serbia - - - - 2000 *LINK* Religion News Service. "World View: Withhold Communion " in Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Mar 2000. Concerned about a declining birthrate among Serbs, the highest body of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the former Yugoslavia has issued a letter asking priests to withhold Holy Communion from physicians, midwives and other medical professionals who perform abortions, which are legal in Serbia. "Abortion is a grievous sin before God, condemned by the Scriptures, " said the March 15 letter from the Holy Synod. "As such, it threatens the entire Serbian nation with biological extermination. "
Union of Baptist Churches in Serbia Serbia 1,619 - 51
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 "
Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists in Serbia Serbia 568 - 13
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 "
Catholic Serbia and Montenegro 448,954 4.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 11,223,853 (July 1997 est.) (Montenegro - 680,212; Serbia - 10,543,641). Orthodox 65%, Muslim 19%, Roman Catholic 4%, Protestant 1%, other 11%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Serbia and Montenegro 100 - 3
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.
Eastern Orthodox Serbia and Montenegro 7,295,504 65.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 11,223,853 (July 1997 est.) (Montenegro - 680,212; Serbia - 10,543,641). Orthodox 65%, Muslim 19%, Roman Catholic 4%, Protestant 1%, other 11%
Islam Serbia and Montenegro 2,132,532 19.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 11,223,853 (July 1997 est.) (Montenegro - 680,212; Serbia - 10,543,641). Orthodox 65%, Muslim 19%, Roman Catholic 4%, Protestant 1%, other 11%
Protestant Serbia and Montenegro 112,239 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 11,223,853 (July 1997 est.) (Montenegro - 680,212; Serbia - 10,543,641). Orthodox 65%, Muslim 19%, Roman Catholic 4%, Protestant 1%, other 11%
Anglican Seychelles 5,047 7.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 72,113 [total pop.] (1994). Roman Catholics (90 percent), Anglicans (7 percent), evangelical Protestants (1 percent), other (2 percent).
Anglican Seychelles 6,249 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 78,107. Roman Catholic 90%, Anglican 8%, other 2%
Anglican Seychelles 720,000 8.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 371-372. "Location: Seychelles Islands; Population: 9 million "; "About 8% of the population are Anglican. "
Catholic Seychelles - 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% "
Catholic Seychelles 64,890 90.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 72,113 [total pop.] (1994). Roman Catholics (90 percent), Anglicans (7 percent), evangelical Protestants (1 percent), other (2 percent).
Catholic Seychelles 69,000 89.61% 17
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 Seychelles 67,000 - - - 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 Seychelles 70,296 90.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 78,107. Roman Catholic 90%, Anglican 8%, other 2%
Catholic Seychelles 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. 371-372. "Location: Seychelles Islands; Population: 9 million "; "Almost all the inhabitants of Seychelles are Christian, and more than 90% are Roman Catholic. "
Christianity Seychelles 8,820,000 98.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 371-372. "Location: Seychelles Islands; Population: 9 million "; "Almost all the inhabitants of Seychelles are Christian, and more than 90% are Roman Catholic... About 8% of the population are Anglican... Evangelical Protestant churches are active and growing, among them Pentecostals and Seventh-Day Adventists. Some 2% of the population are adherents of other faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. "
Hinduism Seychelles - 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% "
Islam Seychelles 310 0.30% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Seychelles 53 0.08% 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
Jehovah's Witnesses Seychelles 178 0.23% 2
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 393.
Jehovah's Witnesses Seychelles 193 0.25% 3
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 Seychelles 154 - 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 "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Seychelles 393 0.51% 2
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 Seychelles 429 0.55% - - 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.
other Seychelles 9,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic
other Seychelles 180,000 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 371-372. "Location: Seychelles Islands; Population: 9 million "; "Almost all the inhabitants of Seychelles are Christian, and more than 90% are Roman Catholic... About 8% of the population are Anglican... Evangelical Protestant churches are active and growing, among them Pentecostals and Seventh-Day Adventists. Some 2% of the population are adherents of other faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. "
Protestant Seychelles - 8.00% - - 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 Seychelles 721 1.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 72,113 [total pop.] (1994). Roman Catholics (90 percent), Anglicans (7 percent), evangelical Protestants (1 percent), other (2 percent).
African Traditional Religion Sierra Leone 876,600 85.40% - - 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 Sierra Leone 1,419,950 53.70% - - 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 Sierra Leone 1,569,420 52.60% - - 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 Sierra Leone 1,747,180 51.50% - - 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). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Sierra Leone 1,467,464 30.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,891,546. Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%, Christian 10%
African Traditional Religion Sierra Leone 2,651,200 46.40% - - 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.
Baptist Convention of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 6,356 - 97
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 "
Baptist World Alliance Sierra Leone 6,356 0.14% 97
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.]
Catholic Sierra Leone - 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% "
Catholic Sierra Leone 135,000 3.00% 37
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.
Christianity Sierra Leone 460,000 - - - 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 Sierra Leone 489,155 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,891,546. Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%, Christian 10%
Christianity Sierra Leone 1,150,000 25.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 62. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Sierra Leone - 10.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Christianity has had its greatest success near the coast. The Creoles are Christians. The Anglicans, Methodists and United Brethren are the largest Protestant denominations. Roman Catholics are also in the country.


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