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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Catholic Swaziland 48,000 5.20% 14
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 Swaziland 720,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; This figure for Christian "includes affiliated and nominal Christians " [but then, I assume that's what the figure for total Christians always includes on this table. But there's an explicit footnote to this effect for this stat.]
Christianity Swaziland 618,960 60.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,031,600. Christian 60%, indigenous beliefs 40%
Christianity Swaziland 492,480 57.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 150. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Swaziland 700 0.09% 3
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 Swaziland 385 - - - 1997 "LDS in Africa: Growing Membership Sees American Church with Unique Vision, " Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 1998. Reprinted in Sunstone (June 1998, pg. 71). Map: Membership totals as of December 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Swaziland 800 0.08% 2
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 the Nazarene Swaziland 9,002 0.96% 113
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 1 Oct. 1997; total population: 938,000
Churches of Christ Swaziland 2,915 0.36% 51
units
- 1995 *LINK* official organization web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Islam Swaziland 46,000 10.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Swaziland 700 0.10% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Swaziland 742 0.13% 38
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 Swaziland 1,987 0.21% 69
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 5,976.
Jehovah's Witnesses Swaziland 2,024 0.22% 67
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 Swaziland 2,426 - 38
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 Swaziland 5,976 0.64% 69
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 Swaziland 5,267 0.58% - - 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 Swaziland 20,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Christianity or primal-indigenous
primal-indigenous Swaziland - 21.00% - - 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 Swaziland 200,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed in table as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Swaziland 412,640 40.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,031,600. Christian 60%, indigenous beliefs 40%
Protestant Swaziland - 66.00% - - 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 "
SIM International - missionaries Swaziland 0 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "AEF began its ministry in Swaziland in 1890. An important emphasis of the early work was schools, which are now managed by the Africa Evangelical Church. Though we [SIM International] no longer have missionaries in Swaziland, we maintain contact with the Church for fellowship and further joint ministry should the opportunity or need arise. "
Swazi Swaziland - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Swazi Swaziland 860,000 100.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 412. "Swazis: Location: Swaziland; Population: Over 860,000; Language: SiSwati; Religion: Christianity (various sects); traditional religious beliefs "; "'Swazi' refers to the nation, tribe, or ethnic group. "; [NOTE: This is a measure of ethnic/tribal affiliation, not necessarily number who practice traditional Swazi religion.]
miscellaneous regional info Swaziland - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 412. "Swazis: Location: Swaziland... Religion: Christianity (various sects); traditional religious beliefs "; "'Swazi' refers to the nation, tribe, or ethnic group. "; "Adherents of traditional Swazi religion believe in an aloof supreme being known as Mkhulumnqande... Currently, many Christian sects are present in the country, ranging from the more eclectice Catholics to the more rigid Afrikaner Calvinists. A majority of Swazis are registered as 'Christian.' Many Christian converts belong to nationalistic separatist 'Zionist' churches, which practice a flexible dogma and great tolerance of custom. "
Anthroposophical Society Sweden 1,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed here as "Anthroposophical Society "; Total: 1,000; Full-time: 400; Part-time: 600.
Anthroposophical Society - full-time Sweden 1,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed here as "Anthroposophical Society "; Total: 1,000; Full-time: 400; Part-time: 600.
Asatru Sweden - - - - 800 C.E. Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 65. "Christians considered the Vikings pagans, because they worshipped many gods. The chief Viking god was Odin, known as father of the gods and the god of the hanged... Thor was the god of war, whose hammer gave forth lightning, and Frew was the god of fertility... "
attendance - weekly Sweden - 4.00% - - 1997 "Religious Spirit " in American Demographics (Aug. 1998), pg. 62. Survey question: "attend church once a week, excluding funerals and christenings. " National sample of adults in 60 countries by Diane Swanbrow at University of Michigan.
attendance - weekly Sweden - 4.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Morin, Richard. "Keeping the Faith " in Washington Post (Jan. 12, 1998). "World Values Survey conducted in 60 countries and directed by the University of Michigan... attended church once a week, a figure that doesn't count attendance at weddings, funerals, christenings and baptisms... Churches were virtually deserted in Sweden: Just 4% of those interviewed said they went to church weekly. "
attendance - weekly Sweden - 4.00% - - 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. "...according to a worldwide study based at the University of Michigan. Fully 44% of Americans attend church once a week, not counting funerals, christenings and baptisms, compared with 27% of people in Great Britain, 21% of the French, 4% of Swedes and 3% of Japanese. "
attendance - weekly Sweden - 4.00% - - 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. "
Bahai Faith Sweden - - - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 9. "Population: 8,345,000... Official Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 92%; Other Religions: Protestant religions, 6%; Roman Catholics, 1.4%; Jews and Bahais, less than 1% " [Also, less than one half of one percent, as previous groups add up to 99.4%]
Baptist Union of Sweden Sweden 18,631 - 278
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 Sweden 18,631 0.21% 278
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 Sweden 116,830 1.40% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 9. "Population: 8,345,000... Official Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 92%; Other Religions: Protestant religions, 6%; Roman Catholics... "
Catholic Sweden - 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 Sweden - 1.00% - - 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 Sweden 165,000 1.80% 40
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 Sweden 132,976 1.50% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 8,865,051 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 94%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Pentecostal 1%, other 3.5% (1987)
Catholic Sweden - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 8,326,000
Catholic Sweden 132,630 1.50% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9. "Population: 8,842,000... Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 94%... Other Religions: Roman Catholic, 1.5%; Pentecostal, 1.0%; other, 3.5%. "
Christianity Sweden - - - - 829 C.E. Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 66. "The first Christian missionary came to Sweden in 829, and surprisingly, he was not martyred. In fact, the Vikings were tolerant of other religions. They would allow the worship of a new god, but they reacted violently when Christian priests tried to banish the old gods. "
Christianity Sweden - - - - 1006 C.E. Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 67. "In the year 1006, the ideas of Christianity and country reached a culmination with the baptism of Olof Skotkonung, the first recorded king of a Swedish state larger than a horde. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sweden 726 - - - 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 Sweden 2,700 - - - 1950 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 117. "1950... Approx. 6,550 members resided in the British Isles; 8,000 in West Germany; 6,000 in East Germany; 3,200 in the Netherlands; 2,700 in Sweden; 1,700 in Denmark; 1,200 in Norway; 1,700 in Switzerland; 900 in Belgium; 800 in Austria; 300 in France; and 200 in Czechoslovakia. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sweden 8,000 0.09% - - 1992 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 129. "Sweden's pop. is about 8.5 million... Church membership in 1992 was approx. 8,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sweden 8,400 0.10% 52
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 Sweden 8,400 0.10% 52
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 - temples Sweden - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Stockholm, Sweden
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Sweden - - 1
unit
- 1998 *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)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Sweden - - 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 Sweden Sweden 7,677,400 92.00% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 9. "Population: 8,345,000... Official Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 92%; Other Religions: Protestant religions... " [The Church of Sweden is also called the Evangelical Lutheran Church]
Church of Sweden Sweden - 95.00% - - 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
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,630,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Lutheran Churches with more than 1/2 million members "
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,660,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Church of Sweden is Lutheran
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,920,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 369. "Location: Sweden; Population: 8.8 million; Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran) "; "Sweden's state religion is Lutheranism, & about 90% of the population belongs to the Church of Sweden, the country's Lutheran church. In the past, all Swedes automatically became members of the church at birth but had the right to withdraw from it. As of January 1, 1996, church membership is only achieved through baptism, as Sweden is currently negotiating a separation of church & state to be enacted by 2000. Although most people mark major life-cycle events such as baptism, confirmation, marriage, & burial within the church, the majority do not attend services regularly. Of the 90% Lutheran population, only 10% of these Swedes attend church. "
Church of Sweden Sweden - 95.00% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 105. "Sweden's attitudes toward the state religion, Lutheranism, are complex. The church was once a powerful political force. By law, every citizen automatically becomes a member at birth. Today, the church seems to have little influence on daily Swedish life. Church attendance is fairly low, except at Christmas and Easter. Yet, although anyone who wishes to leave the church can avoid a small tax, more than 95% are still members. Most Swedes still turn to the church for marriages and funerals. "
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,143,292 79.60% - - 2003 *LINK* Email received 28 June 2004 from Helena Andersson Bromander (helena.bromander@svenskakyrkan.se), Church of Sweden, S-751 70 Uppsala, Sweden (Website: www.svenskakyrkan.se) "I work with the official statistics of the Church of Sweden, numbers of members included. The most up to date numbers (31-12-2003) are the following:
Numbers of members: 7,143,292.
That is equivalent to 79.6 % of the population.

Immigration, higher numbers of members leaving church the last years, and declining baptism rates, are the primary explanations to the declining relative membership rates. The Chuch of Sweden used to be a 'state-church' with a monopoply status in the Swedish society. In 2000, the legal relation between the state and the church came to an end. Until then, the government appointed the bishops, and were the legislative authority of the church. Now, the influence has moved to the Church's own parliament (since the Church of Sweden is a democratic organisation). "

Church of Sweden - churchgoers Sweden 792,000 9.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 369. "Location: Sweden; Population: 8.8 million; Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran) "; "Sweden's state religion is Lutheranism, & about 90% of the population belongs to the Church of Sweden, the country's Lutheran church... Although most people mark major life-cycle events such as baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial within the church, the majority do not attend services regularly. Of the 90% Lutheran population, only 10% of these Swedes attend church. "
Church of the White Eagle Lodge Sweden - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1 Jan. 1999): directory White Eagle centers in directory: Sweden, Sandor Huzzar, Sotared 3962, 524 96 Ljung
Eastern Orthodox Sweden - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 8,326,000
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden - - - - 1987 Bjener, Tamiko; MaryLee Knowlton, et al. Sweden (series: Children of the World). Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing (1987), pg. 52. "Most Swedes belong to the Lutheran State Church. Most do not attend church services, however, or concern themselves with church matters. Sweden observes most Christian holidays, in ways that combine traditional Swedish customs with biblical belifs. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden - 95.00% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 105. "Sweden's attitudes toward the state religion, Lutheranism, are complex. The church was once a powerful political force. By law, every citizen automatically becomes a member at birth. Today, the church seems to have little influence on daily Swedish life. Church attendance is fairly low, except at Christmas and Easter. Yet, although anyone who wishes to leave the church can avoid a small tax, more than 95% are still members. Most Swedes still turn to the church for marriages and funerals. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden 7,677,400 92.00% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988), pg. 9. "Population: 8,345,000... Official Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 92%; Other Religions: Protestant religions... " [The Church of Sweden is also called the Evangelical Lutheran Church]
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden 8,333,148 94.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 8,865,051 (1997 est.). Evangelical Lutheran 94%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Pentecostal 1%, other 3.5% (1987)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Sweden 8,311,480 94.00% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9. "Population: 8,842,000... Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 94%... Other Religions: Roman Catholic, 1.5%; Pentecostal, 1.0%; other, 3.5%. "
FACE Centers Sweden - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Moksha Foundation official web site; web page: "International FACE Centers " [Friends of Andrew Cohen Everywhere] (viewed 22 July 1999). Directory of FACE Centers: Lennox, MA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; London, UK; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cologne, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Sydney, Australia; Rishikesh, India.
Hinduism Sweden 8,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994: Vol. 16, No. 3) Europe's largest Hindu population is 1.3-million in the United Kingdom, followed by Holland, 150,000; Germany, 30,000; Spain and Portugal, over 10,000; Switzerland, 8,000; Sweden, 8,000; and Norway, 2,000.
ISKCON Sweden 500 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: 500; Full-time: 100; Part-time: 400.
ISKCON - full-time Sweden 100 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total: 500; Full-time: 100; Part-time: 400.
Islam Sweden - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 8,326,000
Islam Sweden 16,000 0.20% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Sweden 19,101 0.23% 318
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 Sweden 24,246 0.27% 362
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 39,431.


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