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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Solar Temple Texas: Mount Carmel - - - - 1993 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 57. "In 1993... David Koresh was immolated with eighty followers in Waco. Between 1994 and 1997 almost as many members of the chalet-chic 'Solar Temple...' perished in mass murders and suicides, ostensibly 'to escape a fate of destruction now awaiting the whole wicked world in a matter of months, if not weeks'. "
unmarried couples living together Texas: San Antonio - 4.10% - - 1990 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 365. Table. "1990 Census... unmarried couples living together in the largest 20 cities follows. "
Arya Samaj Thailand - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Global Directory: Directory of Arya Samaj in Asia " (viewed 24 Jan. 1999) counted listings in directory
Bao De Shantang Thailand - - - - 1988 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "The Dejiao organizations of Shi Jue Shantang and Xuan Chen Shantang were, among ethnic Chinese in Thailand, second in importance only to the Bao De Shantang (no relation to Dejiao). In addition to the above-mentioned organizations, there are about forty Dejiao groups in Thailand, with most of the members being Chinese originally from Chaozhou. "
Baptist Thailand 8,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Baptists (4 groups) 8,000; Pentecostals 6,000; Various Evangelical Churches associated with OMF 2,000+; CMA 1,700; WEC 700.
Baptist World Alliance Thailand 33,454 0.06% 308
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.]
Buddhism Thailand - 94.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 43,300,000. Buddhism 94% with a strong hold on people with Buddhism and Thai nationality closely linked. Considerable animistic practices also found.
Buddhism Thailand - 95.00% - - 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. 55. "Today 95 percent of the population [of Thailand] are Buddhists. "
Buddhism Thailand - 95.00% - - 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 Thailand 56,880,000 - - - 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 Thailand 58,140,000 95.00% - - 1996 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 758-759. "The Thai population reached 61.2 million in 1996... "; Pg. 759: "More than95% of Thais are Buddhists, and regional people adhere to their own religious traditions of Theravada buddhism. The mix of Theravada Buddhism, Hinduism, and animism is the core of Thai beliefs, cosmology, and cultures... "
Buddhism Thailand 55,480,000 - - - 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: 3)
Buddhism Thailand - 85.00% - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997). Pg. 10-11. "There are over 3 million Buddhists worldwide... More than 85% of the population of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand is Buddhist, as is more than 70% of that in Cambodia, Laos, and Japan. " NOTE: The 3 million figure is obviously a typographical error.
Buddhism Thailand 56,478,276 95.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 59,450,818 (1997 est.). Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)
Buddhism Thailand 59,722,460 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Largest Buddhist Populations in the World "; Rank: #2
Buddhism Thailand - 93.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Thailand - - - - 1662 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 Thailand, whose Christian roots go back to 1555 and which has seen Roman Catholic Christianity at work continuously since 1662 and Protestants since 1816... "
Catholic Thailand 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 Thailand - 0.60% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 43,300,000. Roman Catholics 0.6%.
Catholic Thailand 247,000 0.40% 312
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 Thailand - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Chinese Thailand - 10.00% - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), pg. 200. Chapter 10: "The Global Tribes " "In Thailand, the Chinese account for just one-tenth of the population, but they own 90% of the commercial and manufacturing assets and half the capital in domestic banks. "
Chinese traditional religion Thailand - 1.50% - - 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 others. " [basically the Chinese minority living in Thailand]
Christian and Missionary Alliance Thailand 1,700 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "Baptists (4 groups) 8,000; Pentecostals 6,000; Various Evangelical Churches associated with OMF 2,000+; CMA 1,700; WEC 700. " [It appears that "CMA " here refers to the Christian and Missionary Alliance. In response to my query, the Nance profiles author sent me a note saying CMA is "Christian Missionary Alliance, a denomination with their headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. " I believe the author simply dropped the 'and' from the name, and is mistaken about the HQ of the CMA, as no such org. is headquartered in Colorado, according to Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions (1991).]
Christianity Thailand - - - - 1555 C.E. 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 Thailand, whose Christian roots go back to 1555 and which has seen Roman Catholic Christianity at work continuously since 1662 and Protestants since 1816... "
Christianity Thailand - 0.50% - - 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 Thailand... less than one half of one per cent of the nation's people are Christian and less than one tenth of one percent are Protestant. "
Christianity Thailand - - - - 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. "Today what had been confined to largely moribund Roman Cathoic and Presbyterian ('Church of Christ in Thailand') forms of Christianityhas begun to reach out geographically to fifty hitherto untouched provinces, reawakened by genuine spiritual revivals, which have in many cases transformed nominal Christians. "
Christianity Thailand 330,000 - - - 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 Thailand 297,254 0.50% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 59,450,818 (1997 est.). Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)
Church of Christ in Thailand Thailand 26,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Largest Protestant denomination in Thailand: Church of Christ in Thailand: 26,000 members.
Church of Christ in Thailand Thailand - - - - 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. "Today what had been confined to largely moribund Roman Cathoic and Presbyterian ('Church of Christ in Thailand') forms of Christianityhas begun to reach out geographically to fifty hitherto untouched provinces, reawakened by genuine spiritual revivals, which have in many cases transformed nominal Christians. "
Church of Christ in Thailand - 12th District Thailand 5,322 - 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 "; [Listed in table as "12th Pakh (District) Church of Christ in Thailand ". It seems likely that all Church of Christ in Thailand districts are NOT members of the BWA, hence the distinction.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thailand 6,300 - 26
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 Thailand 7,900 0.01% 27
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 Thailand 513 - 9
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 6 Jan. 1998; total population: 59,605,000
Dejiao Thailand - - 1
unit
- 1950 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "Thailand was the second country to which Dejiao was transmitted... Lin Xiuwu... After World War II he visited Shantou on business, where he became a believer in Dejiao. After returning to Thailand he gathered together a number of friends and organized the Zi Chen Ge branch of Dejiao. "
Dejiao Thailand - - 2
units
- 1951 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "The second branch, the Zi Xuan Ge, was established by a man named Chen Degong, but later these two branches merged to form the Xuan Chen Shantang in 1953 "
Dejiao Thailand - - 40
units
- 1988 *LINK* Yoshihara, Kazuo. "Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia " in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1988 15/2-3. (Viewed on JJRS web site, 30 Jan. 1999) "The Dejiao organizations of Shi Jue Shantang and Xuan Chen Shantang were, among ethnic Chinese in Thailand, second in importance only to the Bao De Shantang (no relation to Dejiao). In addition to the above-mentioned organizations, there are about forty Dejiao groups in Thailand, with most of the members being Chinese originally from Chaozhou. "
Dhammakaya - full-time employees Thailand 400 - - - 1990 *LINK* Heikkila-Horn, Marja-Leena. "Two Paths to Revivalism in Thai Buddhism: The Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 93-111. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999). "In 1990, the Dhammakaya had some 400 full-time employees, 200 working in the office and another 200 in the garden. In addition to the employees they have a corps of volunteers who reach out to thousands of people. The majority of the persons I met were Sino-Thai academics or business people. They have some 300 monks... "
Dhammakaya - monastic Thailand 300 - - - 1990 *LINK* Heikkila-Horn, Marja-Leena. "Two Paths to Revivalism in Thai Buddhism: The Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 93-111. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999). "In 1990, the Dhammakaya had some 400 full-time employees, 200 working in the office and another 200 in the garden. In addition to the employees they have a corps of volunteers who reach out to thousands of people. The majority of the persons I met were Sino-Thai academics or business people. They have some 300 monks... "
Evangelical Thailand - 0.20% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 43,300,000. Protestants 0.4%. Community 130,000. Membership 45,000+. Denominations 17. Evangelicals 0.2%.
Evangelical Churches (OMF) Thailand 2,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "Baptists (4 groups) 8,000; Pentecostals 6,000; Various Evangelical Churches associated with OMF 2,000+; CMA 1,700; WEC 700. " [NOTE: OMF is an Evangelical mission agency not associated with a single denomination.]
Hinduism Thailand 59,451 0.10% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 59,450,818 (1997 est.). Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)
Islam Thailand 2,000,000 4.00% - - 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 Thailand - 3.90% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 43,300,000. Muslims 3.9% (mostly the Jawi Malays).
Islam Thailand 6,000,000 14.00% - - 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 Thailand - 4.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Islam Thailand 2,420,000 - - - 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 Thailand 2,259,131 3.80% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 59,450,818 (1997 est.). Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)
Islam Thailand - - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 78. "There are movements of resistance by Muslim minorities waging war in Thailand, the Philippines and incipiently in Xinjiang. "
Islam Thailand - 4.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Thailand 3,300,000 3.90% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Thailand 821 0.00% 27
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 Thailand 1,696 0.00% 48
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 3,816.
Jehovah's Witnesses Thailand 1,840 0.00% 52
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 Thailand 1,886 - 27
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 Thailand 3,816 0.01% 48
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 Thailand 3,742 0.01% - - 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 Thailand 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. "
Karens Thailand 7,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Karenni State " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "Current situation: Brutality and systematic human rights violations by the SLORC regime are well documented. The Karenni people are economically and physically repressed. According to Amnesty International Reports 1997, the Karenni people belong to the most targeted communities in Burma (together with Karen, Shan and Mon). During the wave of forced relocations from 1996, it is estimated that 20,000 to 30,000 Karenni lost everything ?homes, land and belongings most of them ended up in relocation camps in the state, while some 7,000 others have fled to refugee camps in Thailand. "
Mien Thailand 20,000 - - - 1975 The Peoples and Cultures of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics/Language and Orientation Resource Center (1981), pg. 49, 52. Pg. 49: "30,000 or more have been in Laos and 20,000 in Thailand. The Mien refugees in the U.S. fled Laos in 1975... "; pg. 52: "Mien practice animism, with a host of gods and nature spirits. Ancestor spirit rituals are central to Mien philosophy. The living and the dead are interdependent, the well-being of each resting with the other. "
Mrabri Thailand - - - - 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. 709. "While their numbers are small, the religions of such groups as... the elusive Mrabri of Yumbri (the 'spirits of the yellow leaves') of northern Thailand... reflect, at least in part, an adaptation to a hunting-and-gathering mode of existence. "
other Thailand 370,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Christian, Buddhist or Muslim
Pentecostal Thailand 6,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "Baptists (4 groups) 8,000; Pentecostals 6,000; Various Evangelical Churches associated with OMF 2,000+; CMA 1,700; WEC 700. "
primal-indigenous Thailand - 2.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 43,300,000. Animists 2% -- tribal peoples.
Protestant Thailand - - - - 1816 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 Thailand, whose Christian roots go back to 1555 and which has seen Roman Catholic Christianity at work continuously since 1662 and Protestants since 1816... "
Protestant Thailand 130,000 0.40% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 43,300,000. Protestants 0.4%. Community 130,000. Membership 45,000+. Denominations 17. Evangelicals 0.2%.
Protestant Thailand - 0.10% - - 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 Thailand... less than one half of one per cent of the nation's people are Christian and less than one tenth of one percent are Protestant. "
Protestant Thailand - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Santi Asoke - monastic Thailand 120 - 5
units
- 1996 *LINK* Heikkila-Horn, Marja-Leena. "Two Paths to Revivalism in Thai Buddhism: The Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke Movements " in Temenos 32 (1996), 93-111. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999). "The Asoke group has five centres in Thailand: Santi Asoke on the outskirts of Bangkok, Pathom Asoke outside the city of Nakhon Pathom, and Sisa Asoke, Sali Asoke and Sima Asoke in the provinces of Sisaket, Nakhon Sawan and Nakhon Ratchasima, respectively... At the moment the group includes about 100 monks and more than 20 nuns. There are also thousands of volunteers living in the temple compounds. "
Sikhism Thailand - - 9
units
- 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 30-31. Map: Number of Sikh gurdwaras ( "a gurdwara is both a place of worship and community centre ")
Tenrikyo Thailand - - 11
units
- 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 centers; 7 mission stations; 3 church's overseas offices
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Thailand 9 - - - 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 Thailand 48 - - - 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 Thailand 16 - - - 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 "


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