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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Jehovah's Witnesses Switzerland 11,905 0.18% 238
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 Switzerland 18,634 0.26% 313
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 31,986.
Jehovah's Witnesses Switzerland 18,528 0.26% 308
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 Switzerland 22,719 - 238
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 Switzerland 31,986 0.45% 313
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 Switzerland 28,930 0.41% - - 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 Switzerland 20,000 1.60% - - 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 Switzerland - 0.30% - - 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
Judaism Switzerland 19,000 0.20% - - 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, except for Great Britain, only a skeleton Jewish community: for example, only 19,000 Jews in Switzerland (or 0.2% of the pop.)... "
Judaism Switzerland 18,000 - - - 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. "
Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz (Alttaufer), Conference Mennonite Suisse (Anabaptiste) Switzerland 2,500 - 14
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " SWITZERLAND: Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz (Alttaufer), Conference Mennonite Suisse (Anabaptiste); Members: 2,500+/-; Congregations: 14
Mennonite World Conference Switzerland 2,500 - - - 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: 1.
New Kadampa Tradition Switzerland - - 7
units
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of European NKT Centres " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory.
Nonreligious Switzerland 600,958 8.30% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 7,240,463 (1997 est.). Roman Catholic 46.7%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, no religion 8.3% (1990).
Nonreligious Switzerland - 7.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 6,552,000
Occidental Orthodox Parishes, Association of Switzerland - - 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. "
other Switzerland 990,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic or Protestant
P'nai Or Religious Fellowship Switzerland - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991), pg. 353-354. "Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, New Age rabbi and founder of P'nai Or (formerly B'nai Or) Religious Fellowship... P'nai Or Religious Fellowship has approximately seven affiliated centers in the United States and one each in Switzerland and the Netherlands. "
Protestant Switzerland - 44.00% - - 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 Switzerland - 44.00% - - 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
Protestant Switzerland 2,830,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Switzerland 2,896,185 40.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 7,240,463 (1997 est.). Roman Catholic 46.7%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, no religion 8.3% (1990).
Protestant Switzerland 3,430,000 49.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 373-374. "Location: Switzerland; Population: About 7 million "; "Switzerland is evenly divided between Protestants and Roman Catholics (48% versus 49%). The predominantly German-speaking cantons are divided nearly equally between the two religious affiliations, with ten mostly Protestant and nine mostly Roman Catholic. Catholicism is the predominant religion of the French-speaking cantons (four mostly Roman Catholic, two mostly Protestant), and the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino is mostly Catholic as well. "
Protestant Switzerland - 42.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 6,552,000
Rajneesh Foundation/Osho Switzerland 1,200 - - - 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 "; "This movement was 'officially' disbanded... after these statistics were compiled " but many followers still consider themselves disciples.
Ramakrishna Order Switzerland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted from "Ramakrishna Order Centers in the West " list
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Switzerland - - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
Scientology Switzerland 10,000 - - - 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 "; Total: "6-10,000 "
Scientology Switzerland - - 8
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Siddha Yoga Dham Switzerland 50 - - - 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 "
Sri Chinmoy Switzerland 50 - - - 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 "
Star Wars Switzerland 35 - - - 1999 Hamilton, Kendall & Devin Gordon. "Waiting for Star Wars " in Newsweek (Feb. 1, 1999), pg. 63. "'We've got people coming [to the U.S. for the premier of Star Wars episode 1] from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Japan, everywhere,' Stevens says. 'The Switzerland fan club called and said their entire base of 35 members is coming.' "
Tenrikyo Switzerland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 1 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo 1998 ". Church-supplied data. 1 mission stations
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Switzerland 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Switzerland 2 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who took the Besseki Pledge... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - received the Sazuke Switzerland 2 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Transcendental Meditation Switzerland - - - - 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. 765. "Transcendental Meditation (TM)... Although the Maharishi maintained his original center in the Indian holy city of Rishikesh... He eventually established the movement's international headquarters in Switzerland... "
Transcendental Meditation Switzerland 10,000 - - - 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 "; Total: "6-10,000 "
Union of Baptist Churches in Switzerland Switzerland 1,291 - 15
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 "
Unity Church Switzerland - - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
miscellaneous regional info Switzerland - - - - 1550 C.E. Hintz, Martin. Switzerland (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1969), pg. 37-39. "In the 16th century, a broadly based religious renewal movement swept Europe. This crusade, called the Reformation, shook the existing Christian world to its theological foundation. Demands for change in church structure and practices often took a violent turn. As a crossroads of ideas as well as geography, Switzerland was involved in the controversy. The Reformation split the Swiss Confederation into Catholic and anti-Catholic factions... Over the ensuing years, as Christianity reestablished itself, Swiss spirituality deepened... In addition to homegrown reformers... became a haven for refugees persecuted in their homelands because of religious beliefs. Ulrich Zwingli was a Zurich priest... broke away from Roman Catholicism and formed his own branch of Protestantism. A number of unhappy Catholics agreed with Zwingli and son converted to his strict brand of religion... Elsewhere in Switzerland [Berthold Haller, John Hausschein, Guillaume Farel attracted large followings]. "
Alawi Syria - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1470. "There have been splits among the Ismailites. The Aga Khan, head of one section, is invested with an element of divinity. The Nusayrites in north Syria broke off from the main stream, a notable feature of their doctrine being belief in Ali's divinity. "
Alawi Syria 1,471,500 15.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 180. "Population: 9,810,000. Religion: 87% Moslem, 13% Christian. "; "Although Alawis comprise less than 15% of the population as a whole, they represent a majority in the coastal province of Latakia (although not in the city) "
Alawi Syria 1,351,500 12.75% - - 1986 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies "Approx. 10.6 million in 1986, incl. about 250,000 Palestinian refugees. About 13 to 15 percent of Muslims are Alawis; less than 1 percent, Shias; and remainder, Sunnis. "
Alawi Syria 1,400,000 12.00% - 1
country
1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 29-30. " 'Alawis: Alternate Names: 'Alawite; Location: Syria; Population: 1.4 million; Religion: Secret 'Alawi faith "; "There are about 1.4 million 'Alawis in the world today, most of them concentrated in the Latakia province on the western coast of Syria... Over 60% of the rural population along the coast in the Latakia province is 'Alawi. The largest ethnoreligious minority group in Syria, 'Alawis make up 12% of the total Syrian population. "
Alawi Syria 1,215,500 9.35% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 724-725. "Location: Syria; Population: about 13 million "; Pg. 725: "The majority religion in Syria is Islam: 85% of the population is Muslim (80-85% Sunni, 11% Alawi)... "
Assassins Syria - - - - 1200 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1472. "Ismailis... the Fatimid rulers of Egypt from the 10th century were Ismailis and so were the Assassins... of Persia and Syria in the 12th and 13th centuries... "
Baptist World Alliance Syria 160 0.00% 5
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 Syria 295,000 2.00% 200
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 Syria - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 14,904,000
Christianity Syria 1,275,300 13.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 180. "Population: 9,810,000. Religion: 87% Moslem, 13% Christian. "
Christianity Syria 1,060,000 10.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Approx. 10.6 million in 1986, incl. about 250,000 Palestinian refugees. About 10 percent of population observes some form of Christianity, and about 3 percent are Druzes (see Glossary). Small numbers of Jews, Yazidis, and others.
Christianity Syria - 13.00% - - 1994 Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1994), pg. 86. "Christian minority groups exist in significant numbers in Egypt, where the Coptic minority is 10% of the pop.; in Syria & Iraq, with 13% & 4% minorities, respectively... "
Christianity Syria 1,480,000 - - - 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 Syria 1,613,790 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 16,137,899. Sunni Muslim 74%, Alawite, Druze, and other Muslim sects 16%, Christian (various sects) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo).
Christianity Syria 390,000 3.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 724-725. "Location: Syria; Population: about 13 million "; Pg. 725: "...10% Christian (mostly Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox), and 3% Druze. "
Christianity Syria 1,300,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 724-725. "Location: Syria; Population: about 13 million "; Pg. 725: "...10% Christian (mostly Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox), and 3% Druze. "
Church of the Nazarene Syria 147 - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 8 Jan. 1998; total population: 14,904,000
Druze Syria - - - - 1030 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 434. "In 1021... the Fatimid caliph al-Hakim declared that he was God incarnate. Upon his mysterious disappearance shortly afterward, his followers created a closed community in Syria called the Druzes, who even today wait for his return. "
Druze Syria - - - - 1861 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 216-217. "Druze:... After clashes with the Christian Maronites, supported by the French, and the Druze, encouraged by the British, in 1860-1, a French expeditionary force established the semi-autonomous district of Mount Lebanon under a Christian governor and many Druze emigrated to the Houran mountains in southern Syria. "
Druze Syria - - - - 1944 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 216-217. "Druze:... The French had to put down a Druze revolt in Syria in 1927. In 1944 the Druze area in Syria lost its autonomy and Druze leaders have participated in various coups, including the one that overthrew Adib Shishakli in 1954. "
Druze Syria 90,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 6). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 728. "The Druzes now number, in all, some 200,000 -- about 80,000 in Lebanon, 90,000 in Syria... "
Druze Syria 150,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: UNREACHED PEOPLES `79 -- David C. Cook pub. co.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) 33,000 in Israel. (300,000 total). LOCATION: Also 100,000 in Lebanon; 150,000 Syria; 12,000 in Jordan.
Druze Syria 180,000 - - - 1980 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 181. [Orig. source: Dana, Nissim. The Druze: A Religious Community in Transition. Jerusalem: Turtledove Pub., 1980.] "Dana, The Druze, 2-3, suggests that of the more than 400,000 Druze in the world, some 180,000 live in Syria, 140,000 in Lebanon, and 40,000 in Israel. Louis Perillier, Les Druze, 65, puts the figures quite a bit higher.
Druze Syria - - - - 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. 230. "Druzes. A Syrian people professing a faith derived from the Isma'iliyya sect of Shi'ism. "
Druze Syria 294,300 3.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 180. "Population: 9,810,000. Religion: 87% Moslem, 13% Christian. "; "Druze, who comprise perhaps 3% of the pop., are located primarily in Jebel Druze, the southwest corner of Syria, the Golan Heights, & Damascus. "
Druze Syria 318,000 3.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Approx. 10.6 million in 1986, incl. about 250,000 Palestinian refugees. About 10 percent of population observes some form of Christianity, and about 3 percent are Druzes (see Glossary). Small numbers of Jews, Yazidis, and others.
Druze Syria 200,000 - - - 1990 Carlisle, Richard (editor), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind vol. 5, Marshall Cavendish: Freeport, NY (1990), pg. 523. "The Druze are now living in three different countries... The present Druze population in Syria is about 200,000 with rather more than 70,000 in Lebanon and 33,000 in Israel. "
Druze Syria 100,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 216-217. "Druze:... The tenets of the Druze are only known to the initiates, but the practice emphasizes moral and social principles and loyalty the state ruling power. Around 200,000 Druze live in Lebanon, 100,000 in Syria, and 50,000 in Israel. "
Druze Syria 440,000 - - - 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.
Druze Syria 500,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 189. "Population figures are not exact, but estimates for Druze populations are: Lebanon, 300,000; Syria, 500,000; Israel, 85,000...; Jordan, 15,000... "
Eastern Orthodox Syria - 5.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 14,904,000
Islam Syria 6,800,000 87.00% - - 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 Syria 8,534,700 87.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 180. "Population: 9,810,000. Religion: 87% Moslem, 13% Christian. "
Islam Syria 9,010,000 85.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Approx. 10.6 million in 1986, incl. about 250,000 Palestinian refugees. About 13 to 15 percent of Muslims are Alawis; less than 1 percent, Shias; and remainder, Sunnis.


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