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Baptist Evangelical Union of Spain Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 132. "The fruits of their missionry efforts were represented in the existence of a number of Protestant groups in the mid-1970s. Among these were the Church of England; the Evangelicals & associated groups; the Baptist churches, composed of the Baptist Evangelist Spanish Union and the Federation of Independent Evangelist Churches of Spain... All groups were concentrated in Madrid and on the periphery--Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, and Valencia. "
Baptist Evangelical Union of Spain Spain 8,195 - 71
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 Spain 8,195 0.02% 71
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 Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 127. "Spain is perhaps the most avidly Roman Catholic country in Europe, both in the sense of its official affiliation with the church in Rome and to the degree that the culture is permeated and uniquely colored by it. Nearly all of the country's 35 million inhabitants are at least nominally Roman Catholic, and over the centuries Spain has been broadly characterized as 'more papist than the pope.' Secularism has made deep inroads; nevertheless the influence of the church remains pervasive, penetrating to the roots of an overwhelmingly Catholic society. "
Catholic Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. xi-xii. "Population: About 35.5 millino in mid-1975... Religion: Roman Catholicism is official religion under terms of Concordat of 1953 signed with Vatican. Concordat provided that church property would be tax exempt, government wuld pay clerical salaries, only Catholic marriages would be valid, and instruction in Catholicism would be given in all schools... Organic Law of 1967 established religious freedom for very small minority of non-Catholics. "
Catholic Spain - - - - 1987 Woods, Geraldine. Spain: A Shining New Democracy (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press (1987), pg. 110-111. "Almost everyone in Spain is Catholic, and the church plays an important role in everyday life. All the major events in life--birth, marriage, and death--are marked by religious ceremonies... In most villages, the church is an important social center as well. Children go there for religious instruction, choir practice, and youth groups. Adults meet after services to exchange greetings with their neighbors... The entire town attends Sunday services. "
Catholic Spain 38,907,000 99.00% - - 1987 Woods, Geraldine. Spain: A Shining New Democracy (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press (1987), pg. 7-8. "Population: 39,300,000... Religion: Spain is 99% Roman Catholic "
Catholic Spain 39,600,000 99.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Projected 40 million [Total pop.] for year 1990. 99 percent nominally Roman Catholic. Other 1 percent mostly other Christian faiths. Small Jewish community. Society generally becoming more secular as society and economy became more modern and developed.
Catholic Spain - 97.00% - - 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 Spain - 90.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992). Pg. 206-207. Chart
Catholic Spain 36,956,000 94.20% 21,641
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 Spain 37,520,000 - - - 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 Spain 38,716,832 99.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 39,107,912. Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%
Catholic Spain 38,000,000 95.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 365. "Historically, Spain has been one of Europe's most staunchly Catholic countries. Over 95% of the Spanish people (about 38 million) are Roman Catholics and Catholicism is the country's established religion, although many Spaniards, while observing baptism and other important Catholic rites, do not attend church regularly. "
Catholic Spain - 78.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 40,060,000
Catholic Spain - 99.00% - - 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 Spain 37,240,000 95.00% - - 1999 Miller, Arthur. Spain (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 39,200,000... Religions: Roman Catholic - 95%; other (Protestant, Jewish, Muslim), 5% "
Catholic - attend at least monthly Spain 30,030,000 76.23% - - 1985 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 266, 269. Pg. 266: "using the ISV [International Study of Values, 1981] and ISSP [International Social Survey Project, 1985] surveys... "; Pg. 269: "...proportion of men & women over 35 who attend Mass at least once a month... Spain, 77%; the United States, 75%... " [Spain: 77% * est. 99% of pop. which is Catholic, (or est. 39 million) = 76.23% of total pop. attending mass monthly]
Catholic - Cistercian Spain - - 1
unit
- 1132 C.E. Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977), pg. 145. "...Cistercians soon reached a position of unrivaled influence in the Church at large. By 1120 they moved into Italy, by 1123 to Germany, by 1128 to England, by 1132 to Spain, and by 1142 to Ireland, Poland, and Hungary. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Spain 27,000 0.06% 144
units
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1996: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Spain 29,000 0.06% 142
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 Spain 30,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Bayon, Miguel "Estreno mormon " in "El Pais Digital " (Viernes, 19 febrero 1999 - No. 1022), viewed online 23 Feb. 1999. Original Spanish: "En Espa–a son 30.000, y en Portugal, 50.000. Las comunidades aut—nomas con m‡s mormones son Madrid y Andaluc’a, y a la cabeza de las ciudades espa–olas figuran Madrid y Barcelona. "; Translation: "In Spain they are 30,000, & in Portugal, 50.000. The individual communities with the most LDS are Madrid & Andalusia; among Spanish cities the largest LDS communities are in Madrid & Barcelona. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Spain 30,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Rocha, Joao Manuel. "Mormones Mostram Pujanca " in OUTROS TITULOS EM SOCIEDADE, publication date: Sabado, 20 de Fevereiro de 1999, (viewed online 23 Feb. 1999) Original Porguguese: "que ja sao mais em Portugal do que em Espanha: 35 mil contra 30 mil. "; Translation: "that already are more in Portugal of that in Spain: 35 a thousand against 30 a thousand. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Spain 30,000 - - - 1999 Searle, Don L. "Spain: Exploring Horizons of Faith " in The Ensign (Apr. 1999), pg. 33. "...growth has been steady, and there are now some 30,000 Latter-day Saints in Spain. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Spain 30,000 - - - 1999 Searle, Don L. "Spain: Exploring Horizons of Faith " in The Ensign (Apr. 1999), pg. 37. "Statistics: Members: 30,000; Stakes: Barcelona, Cadiz, Elche, Hospitalet, Madrid, Seville; Missions: Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas (Canary Islands), Madrid, Malaga; Temple: Located in Moratalaz... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 "Temples Dedicated in Colonia Juarez and Madrid " in Ensign (May 1999), pg. 115-116. "...services held 19-21 March for the recently constructed Madrid Spain Temple. About 10,000 people attended 10 dedicatory sessions, and an open house held 20 February to 13 March drew more than 100,000 visitors. "; Pg. 116: "Located in the suburb of Moratalaz, the Church's 56th operating temple is the centerpiece of a complex that also includes a stake center, a missionary training center, an institute, temple patron housing, a distribution center, a family history library, and underground parking. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Gerry, Avant. "Pres. Hinckley in Spain for dedication of temple " in Deseret News, Thursday, March 18, 1999 (viewed online 20 March 1999, DeseretNews.com). "In Spain to dedicate the 56th operating temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Gordon B. Hinckley paid a visit to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at the royal palace Thursday. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Lima, Licinio. "Um novo templo para a eternidade " [ "A new temple for the eternities "] (21 February of 1999), viewed online 23 Feb. 1999. "Motivados por estes dados da fe, os membros da Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Ultimos Dias, mais conhecidos por mormones, nao olharam a despesas: investiram 8,4 milhoes de contos na construcao de um templo em Espanha, perto de Madrid. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Rocha, Joao Manuel. "Mormones Mostram Pujanca " in OUTROS TITULOS EM SOCIEDADE, publication date: Sabado, 20 de Fevereiro de 1999, (viewed online 23 Feb. 1999) Original Porguguese: "O templo de Madrid, o sexto construido na Europa, custou qualquer coisa como 8,4 milhoes de contos pagos pela Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Ultimos Dias. "; Translation: "The temple of Madrid, sixth constructed in the Europe "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 Searle, Don L. "Spain: Exploring Horizons of Faith " in The Ensign (Apr. 1999), pg. 33. "One measure of Church growth is the temple in Madrid that was dedicated 19-21 March this year. The temple complex includes a stake center, missionary training center, family history center, and housing areas for temple missionaries and patrons. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher ( "compiler "). "World View: LDS President Dedicates New Madrid Temple " in Salt Lake Tribune (March 20, 1999), viewed online 21 March 1999. "President Gordon B. Hinckley... on Friday dedicated a new temple in Madrid, Spain... follows a three week open house that attracted more than 100,000 people. The temple, the church's 56th, will serve 80,000 members in France, Portugal & Spain... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Kim Siever's Temple Site "; web page: "Europe " (viewed 18 April 1999). Table with columns: Name [of temple], Year: Operating temples: "Zurich Zwitzerland 1955; London England 1958; Freiburg Germany 1985; Stockholm Sweden 1985; Frankfurt Germany 1987; Preston England 1998; Madrid Spain 1999 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Spain - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "LDSWorld "; web page: "Gems Temple Status Page " (viewed 17 July 1999); compiled by Dave Kenison. Updated regularly. Original sources: Deseret News Church Almanac, & announcements thru Church News & other media.; Table: "LOCATIONS & DEDICATIONS OF TEMPLES " (incl. dedication dates) Spain Madrid Temple dedicated March 1999.
Church of the Nazarene Spain 103 - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 8 Jan. 1998; total population: 40,060,000
Encuentro Menonita Espanol Spain 120 - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " SPAIN: Encuentro Menonita Espanol; Members: 120; Congregations: 3
Evangelical Spain 316,474 0.79% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "SEND in Spain " (SEND International, an Evangelical missionary org.); (Dec. 1998) "Population - 40,060,000 (1995)... Religion - Traditional Catholic, Secular Evangelical - .79% "
Federation of Independent Evangelist Churches of Spain Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 132. "...a number of Protestant groups in the mid-1970s. Among these were the Church of England; the Evangelicals & associated groups; the Baptist churches, composed of the Baptist Evangelist Spanish Union and the Federation of Independent Evangelist Churches of Spain... All groups were concentrated in Madrid and on the periphery--Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, and Valencia. "
Freemasonry Spain - - 1
unit
- 1728 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 8). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1037. "The first overseas Lodges were constitued in Bengal, Gibraltar and Madrid by 1728. "
Islam Spain 300,000 0.75% - - 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 365. "Location: Spain; Population: 40 million "; "As of 1993, Spain had 300,000 Muslims, 250,000 Protestants and 15,000 Jews. "
Islam Spain 450,000 - - - 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.
Islam Spain 7,000 0.02% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Spain 53,496 0.14% 832
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 Spain 106,071 0.27% 1,287
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 166,842.
Jehovah's Witnesses Spain 103,784 0.26% 1,300
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 Spain 115,667 - 832
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 Spain 166,842 0.42% 1,287
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 Spain 155,723 0.39% - - 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.
Judaism Spain - - - - 1400 C.E. Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 132. "Other religious minorities included Muslims and Jews. Jews had practiced their religion openly or clandestinely since they arrived in Spain in the first century A.D. Their privileged position under the Visigoths had attracted judicial discrimination against them after the council of Toledo in 589. During the Islamic occupation from the 8th to the 15th centuries they generally flourished, and their synagogues were famed throughout Spain and the East as centers of learning. "
Judaism Spain - - - - 1505 C.E. Brandon, George. Santeria from Africa to the New World: Dead Sell Memories. Bloomington and Indiana: Indiana University Press (1993), pg. 38. "...two edicts issued in 1492 and 1502. In essence what these edicts declared was that in the matter of religion, Moors and Jews, as the major non-Christian groups in Spain, had two alternatives: they could convert to Catholicism or face exile from Spain... Moors and Jews who converted to Catholicism publicly but persisted in practicing clandestine non-Christian rites were simply asking for their turn under the knife of the Inquisition. By 1505 most Moors and Jews still residing in Spain had at least gone through the motions of conversion, yet their orthodoxy and the sincerity of their beliefs remained highly suspect. "
Judaism Spain 5,000 0.02% - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 161. Map: "European Jewry on the Eve of the Holocaust 1937-41 "; "Figures show Jewish populations in 1937 and percentage of total population. "
Judaism Spain 10,000 0.03% - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 132-133. "Persecution [of Jews]... persisted until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Jews were granted full rights of citizenship. Thereafter Jewish communities, mainly Sephardic, gradually congregated in large urban centers--Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, and Cadiz. Estimates of the Jewish population... in the mid-1970s ranged from 7,000 to 10,000, distributed through middle- and upper-class strata... "
Judaism Spain 15,000 0.04% - - 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 365. "Location: Spain; Population: 40 million "; "As of 1993, Spain had 300,000 Muslims, 250,000 Protestants and 15,000 Jews. "
Judaism Spain 12,000 0.03% - - 1993 Kertzer, Morris N. & Lawrence A. Hoffman. What is a Jew (New & Completely Revised Ed.); New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1993), pg. xxviii. "Today, in all of Europe, & excluding the eastern European countries that were once the Soviet Union, there remains... only a skeleton Jewish community: for example... 12,000 in Spain (only 0.03%)... "
Judaism Spain 14,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Marranos Spain - - - - 1550 C.E. Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 132. "The Catholic King's edict of 1492 expelled all Jews who did not convert. Though many fled Spain and some who remained actually did convert to Catholocism, others adhered in secret to their own faith. Persecution, both officially and at the hands of the Inquisition and in ordinary social intercourse--manifested, for example, in the derisive term Marranos--persisted until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Jews were granted full rights of citizenship. "
Marranos Spain - - - - 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. 462. "Marranos. Those Jews who, due to persecution by Roman Catholicism in Spain, beginning in 1391, outwardly adopted Christianity while covertly practicing Judaism. Their alleged Judaizing activities led to the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition, while the influence of unconverted Jews upon the Marranos was the officla reason for the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. Small, isolated communities of Marranos exist today. "
Mashhadi Jews Spain - - - - 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 80. "Milan's {Mashhadi] community is the youngest and, along with New York's, the fastest growing. The Mashhadis who began moving to Italy in the 1960s all settled in Milan. Why Milan and not, say, Rome? 'There is no one in Rome,' a 'Milani' answered. 'Why should I go there?' "
Mennonite World Conference Spain 120 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 3.
Moor Spain - - - - 718 C.E. Cross, Esther & Wilbur Cross. Spain (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1985), pg. 32. "By the year 718, Spain was completely under the domination of the Moors. They were to rule all of Spain for about three centuries, and for much longer in some parts. Their last stronghold was Granada. "
Moor Spain - - - - 1505 C.E. Brandon, George. Santeria from Africa to the New World: Dead Sell Memories. Bloomington and Indiana: Indiana University Press (1993), pg. 38. "...two edicts issued in 1492 and 1502. In essence what these edicts declared was that in the matter of religion, Moors and Jews, as the major non-Christian groups in Spain, had two alternatives: they could convert to Catholicism or face exile from Spain... Moors and Jews who converted to Catholicism publicly but persisted in practicing clandestine non-Christian rites were simply asking for their turn under the knife of the Inquisition. By 1505 most Moors and Jews still residing in Spain had at least gone through the motions of conversion, yet their orthodoxy and the sincerity of their beliefs remained highly suspect. "
New Kadampa Tradition Spain - - 17
units
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of European NKT Centres " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory. Also, proposed, but not counted in the 17 already listed: "Proposed: Sa Roca Retreat Centre c/o Ciutadella, Instituto Dharma "
Nonreligious Spain - 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% "
Nonreligious Spain - 20.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 40,060,000
Occidental Orthodox Parishes, Association of Spain - - 2
units
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 116. "Internationally, the Western Orthodox Church had 60 parishes, most in France, but including two each in Switzerland and Spain and one each in Germany, Belgium, and Argentina. "
Opus Dei Spain 60,000 0.18% - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 140. "Perhaps the most influential and certainly the most controversial religious community in the mid-1970s [in Spain] was Opus Dei, an association of lay Catholics that has exercised great influence at the ministerial level and in key economic positions... In June 1975 its founder, Escriva de Balaguer, died... and Rome appointed a new director for the organization, which had at least 60,000 members. "
other Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 130. "The great majority of the nation's 35.5 million people are Roman Catholics. The remainder are Protestants, Jews, or members of smaller religious minorities lacking even formal places of worship. Unlike the situation in the early 19th century, Protestants and Jews practice their faith legally, their communities found mainly in large cities and ports. Other major world religions, including Islam and Hinduis, have insignificant followings. Several hundred small sects and cults are registered in response to the requirement of the 1967 Law on Religious Freedom, but little is known of their organizations or activities. "
other Spain 1,300,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic or Muslim
other Spain 1,960,000 5.00% - - 1999 Miller, Arthur. Spain (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9-10. "Population: 39,200,000... Religions: Roman Catholic - 95%; other (Protestant, Jewish, Muslim), 5% "
Protestant Spain 17,500 - - - 1967 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 131-132. "Estimates of their [Protestant] number in 1961 ranged from about 15,000 to around 17,500. "
Protestant Spain 30,000 - - - 1967 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 131-132. "Estimates of their [Protestant] number in 1961 ranged from about 15,000 to around 17,500. Some sources suggested about 30,000 in 1967 and 70,000 in 1975... These statistics, however, were not verifiable, and even Protestant authorities cited difficulties in obtaining exact figures. "
Protestant Spain 50,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Hold, Rinehart and Winston (1972), pg. 17. "...Spain... Still, without educational institutions or other agencies which could help them become well known, somewhere around 50,000 Protestant are listed on church rolls. These belong chiefly to conservative evangelistic groups, and they claim to be growing. "
Protestant Spain 70,000 0.21% - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 131-132. "Protestant Christians constituted the largest religious minority. Estimates of their number in 1961 ranged from about 15,000 to around 17,500. Some sources suggested about 30,000 in 1967 and 70,000 in 1975, concentrated in the large cities and especially in Galicia and Catalonia. These statistics, however, were not verifiable, and even Protestant authorities cited difficulties in obtaining exact figures. "
Protestant Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 132. "...a number of Protestant groups in the mid-1970s. Among these were the Church of England; the Evangelicals & associated groups; the Baptist churches, composed of the Baptist Evangelist Spanish Union and the Federation of Independent Evangelist Churches of Spain; the Spanish Reformed Church; and the Assembly of Brothers... In addition there were small groups of Methodists, Lutherans, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and members of the Assembly of God. All groups were concentrated in Madrid and on the periphery--Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, and Valencia. "
Protestant Spain 250,000 0.62% - - 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 365. "Location: Spain; Population: 40 million "; "As of 1993, Spain had 300,000 Muslims, 250,000 Protestants and 15,000 Jews. "
Protestant Spain - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 40,060,000


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