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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam Syria 11,000,000 87.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Syria - 90.00% - - 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% "; mostly Sunni
Islam Syria 2,582,064 90.00% - - 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).
Islam Syria 12,136,000 82.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 212. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Syria 11,050,000 85.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 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)... "
Islam Syria - 90.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 14,904,000
Islam Syria - 74.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Syria 14,267,500 90.20% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Syria 129 0.00% 7
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 - Memorial attendance Syria 305 - 7
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 "
Judaism Syria 4,500 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 207. "As many as 4,500 Jews remain in Syria, but as in Iraq, they are prisoners of the regime, living in fear of their lives and unable to leave or communicate with the outside world. "
Judaism Syria 250 - - - 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. "
Kurds Syria 825,000 11.00% - - 1976 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 194. "...no official statistics on... Kurds in Syria... One is reduced to making estimates region by region, drawing on as wide a range of sources... as possible. On this basis, one can say that in 1976 there were something like 825,000 Kurds living in [Syria], amounting to 11% of the pop. of 7.5 million... regional distrib... as follows: Kurd-Dagh: 290,00; Jebel Samaan and Azaz: 30,000; Ain al-Arab: 60,000; Northern Jezireh: 360,000; Southern Jezireh: 10,000; Aleppo: 10,000; Damascus: 30,000; Other towns or regions: 30,000 "
Manichaeism Syria - - - - 250 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1721. "Christianity in Edessa, however, was not exclusively encratitic. Before the sect of Encratites, Jewish Christianity had come to the city, possibly from Jerusalem (see Ebionites). These Jewish Christians called themselves Nazorees or Nazarenes, as the Syrian Christians did later on. The Manichean Kephalaia preserves a debate on Mani with a Nazoree about the problem of whether God... "
Monophysitism Syria - - - - 635 C.E. Corrick, James A. The Byzantine Empire. San Diego: Lucent Books (1997), pg. 75. "...Syria [fell to the Arabs] in 635... The seventh-century jihad's success was helped greatly by two major factors. First, Heraclius's victory over Persia had been costly. Both the Byzantines and the Persians were drained by their years of war, and they were easy prey for the Muslim armies that burst out of Arabia in 634. Second, when Heraclius had regained Egypt and Syria from the Persians, he had cracked down on the Jews and the Monophysites, the latter making up the bulk of the population of these imperial provinces. These groups saw the arrival of the Arabs, who did not persecute either Christians or Jews, as a way of escaping imperial harassment... Muslim domains profited by not rushing conversions. "
Nazarenes Syria - - - - 250 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1721. "Christianity in Edessa, however, was not exclusively encratitic. Before the sect of Encratites, Jewish Christianity had come to the city, possibly from Jerusalem (see Ebionites). These Jewish Christians called themselves Nazorees or Nazarenes, as the Syrian Christians did later on. The Manichean Kephalaia preserves a debate on Mani with a Nazoree about the problem of whether God... "
other Syria 150,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Sunni, Shiite, Christianity or Druze
other Syria 260,000 2.00% - - 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: "85% of the population is Muslim..., 10% Christian..., and 3% Druze. The other 2% is made up of various groups of Jews, Baha'is, and others. "
Shiite Syria 90,100 0.85% - - 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.
Shiite Syria 1,300,000 17.00% - - 1994 Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1994), pg. 21. Map: "Shi'ite population in the Middle East. Copyright by Diederik Vanderwalle. "
Shiite Syria 1,780,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Sunni Syria 6,376,500 65.00% - - 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. "; "at least 65% of the population are Sunni Moslems. "
Sunni Syria 7,748,600 73.10% - - 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.
Sunni Syria 10,950,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Sunni Syria 11,942,045 74.00% - - 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).
Sunni Syria 9,392,500 72.25% - - 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)... "
Syria Baptist Convention Syria 160 - 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 "
Twelvers Syria - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 434. "In Syria and Lebanon, Twelvers are called Matawila ('friends of Ali'), and in Yemen, Zaydites (after a great-grandson of Ali). "
unknown Syria - 9.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Listed as "Unspecified "
Yezidi Syria 7,000 - - - 1976 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 195. "The southern prt of the Jezireh Governorship, including its chief township, Hasaka, has no more than 100,000 inhabitants, mainly nomadic Arabs. Amongst them live some 10,000 Kurds, 5 to 7,000 of whom are Yezidis settled around Lake Khatun. This small group represents the extension into Syrian territory of the Mount Sindjar zone of Yezidi population in Iraqi Kurdistan. "
affiliated Taiwan 11,200,000 50.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao... In general, about 11.2 millions of people (over a half of population) adhere themselves of above religions... People seldom exclude aspects of other faiths from their personal or collective religious portfolios. Most people are not necessarily Buddhist or Taoist or officially affiliated with any certain temples or registered with a religious organization. "
ancestor veneration Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "[in addition to] religious Taoism and Buddhism, Taiwanese society is also dominated by ancestor worship. Most families set the lighted shrine at home and worship their ancestors or deity heroes with a burning incense daily. The ancestral worship is as a filial duty. "
attendance - weekly Taiwan - 11.00% - - 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 Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
Baptist World Alliance Taiwan 17,162 - 152
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.]
Buddhism Taiwan - 43.00% - - 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% "
Buddhism Taiwan 9,230,000 - - - 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.
Buddhism Taiwan 5,000,000 22.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "The Buddhism is the biggest religious sects and has about 5,000,000 believers. It was introduced to Taiwan by immigrants from Fuchien and Kuangtung Provinces at the end of the Ming Dynasty. "
Buddhism Taiwan 9,150,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Buddhist Populations in the World "; (Rank: 8)
Buddhist-Confuciast-Taoist Taiwan 20,180,792 93.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 21,699,776. Religions: Mixture of Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%.
Buddhist-Taoist Taiwan - - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: International Intercessors, May, 1987); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) The predominant religion is a combination of Buddhism and Taoism.
Catholic Taiwan 100,000 - - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977), pg. 342. "There are also communities of at least 100,000 Catholics in Pakistan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Malaysia, Burma, and Thailand. "
Catholic Taiwan 300,000 1.30% 446
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 Taiwan - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Chai-chiao Taiwan - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986), pg. 53. "In Taiwan Buddhism is active predominantly in its popular Pure Land form... there is also in Taiwan a folk Buddhism that is known as Chai-chiao (Religion of the Vegetarians), which included Confucian and Taoist elements. Its followers are lay people and wear white robes. "
Chinese Taiwan - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), pg. 199. Chapter 10: "The Global Tribes " "Almost all of Hong Kong and much of Taiwan is Chinese... "
Chinese Baptist Convention Taiwan 17,162 - 152
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 "
Chinese traditional religion Taiwan - - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: International Intercessors, May, 1987); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "The predominant religion is a combination of Buddhism and Taoism. "
Chinese traditional religion Taiwan 10,410,000 - - - 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.
Chinese traditional religion Taiwan 20,180,792 93.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 21,699,776. Religions: Mixture of Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%.
Chinese traditional religion Taiwan - 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 734. "...the Chinese population, which is 90% folk religion, or Buddhist. "
Chinese traditional religion Taiwan - 70.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; Listed in table as "Chinese faiths ": "includes Buddhists, Taoists, and other "
Chinese traditional religion Taiwan - - - - 1998 Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998), pg. 161. "Although Taiwan has separate Buddhist, Daoist and Confucian temples, the common person blends the practice of all three with a measure of superstition and ancestor worship. To further confuse matters, peasant devotees refer to this religious blending by the umbrella term Buddhism, even as they regularly visit local folk-religion temples to worship heroes and deities unknown to Buddhism. Indeed, there is little concern for strict dogmatism in folk religion. "
Christianity Taiwan 30,000 - - - 1945 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. 181. "In Taiwan the Christian community has grown since 1945 from 30,000 to more than 700,000... "
Christianity Taiwan 700,000 4.00% - - 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. 181. "In Taiwan the Christian community has grown since 1945 from 30,000 to more than 700,000, numbering more than 4 percent of the population. The most recent growth has been in the mountain tribes and in the indigenous Chinese denominations such as the Pentecostal True Jesus church and Wang Ming-Tao's Little Flock; the traditional Roman Catholic and Presbyterian bodies have leveled off and tended to remain as they were after their postwar spurt in growth. "
Christianity Taiwan 600,000 - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: International Intercessors, May, 1987); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Christianity was introduced on the island in the 1620s. Today there are 600,000 Taiwanese Christians, the majority being Protestant.
Christianity Taiwan 1,050,000 5.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population: 21 million... Main religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Chinese folk-religion, Christianity (5%)... "
Christianity Taiwan 1,590,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Christianity Taiwan 1,000,000 4.46% - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "Catholicism and Protestantism can trace their earliest beginnings in Taiwan to the 17th century but had limited influences on Taiwan society. Now the number of [Christian] believers is over 1,000,000. "
Christianity Taiwan 976,490 4.50% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 21,699,776. Religions: Mixture of Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Taiwan 22,000 0.10% 57
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 Taiwan 24,000 0.10% 62
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 Taiwan - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Taipei
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Taiwan - - 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 Taiwan - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Kim Siever's Temple Site "; web page: "Asia " (viewed 18 April 1999). Table with columns: Name [of temple], Year: Operating temples: "Tokyo Japan 1980; Manilla Phillipines 1984; Taipei Taiwan 1984; Seoul Korea 1985; Kowloon Hong Kong 1996 "
Church of the Nazarene Taiwan 1,930 0.01% 32
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 6 Jan. 1998; total population: 21,507,000
Council for World Mission Taiwan 220,000 1.05% 1,183
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT)... Country information: Population: 21 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 220,000/1,183. " [PCT is the only Council for World Missions church in Taiwan]
Evangelical Taiwan 496,812 2.31% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "SEND in Taiwan " (SEND International, an Evangelical missionary org.); (Dec. 1998) "Population - 21,507,000 (1995); People - Han Chinese 97.8%; Religion - Chinese folk religion, Secular, Christian; Evangelical - 2.31% "
Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan Taiwan 1,494 - 19
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " TAIWAN: Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan (FOMCIT)... Members: 1,494; Congregations: 19
Five Pecks of Rice Taoism Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao [or, 'School of the Celestial Masters] also known as Five Pecks of Rice Taoism], T'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
Han Taiwan - - - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 14. "Ethnic Background: Chinese, sometimes referred to as Han. The highlands are occupied by a small group of Malayo-Polynesian ancestry who resemble the people of Indonesia. "
Hsuan-Yuan Chiao Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
I-Kuan-Tao Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
Idam Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
Islam Taiwan - 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% "


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