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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
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total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam United Kingdom - 2.00% - - 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
Islam United Kingdom 2,000,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994: Vol. 16, No. 3) The United Kingdom's two million Muslims have 28 schools, but none is state-funded, while 23 Jewish and numerous Anglican, Catholic and Methodist schools are state-funded.
Islam United Kingdom 820,000 - - - 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 United Kingdom - - 300
units
- 1997 Blashfield, Jean F. England ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 104. "There are now more than 300 mosques throughout the United Kingdom. "
Islam United Kingdom - 2.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Islam United Kingdom 1,130,000 1.80% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom 60,000 - - - 1966 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1499. "In 1966 there were some 360,000 Witnesses in the United States, 60,000 in the British Isles... "
Jesus Army United Kingdom 431 - 24
units
- 1980 *LINK* Jesus Army official organization web page (1998). [Orig. source: UK Christian Handbook Religious Trends No. 1 1998/99 Edition is published by Christian Research and Paternoster Publishing] Table: "Jesus Fellowship and Multiply Network from Religious Trends 1998/99 " [Figure used for congregations is called "Church Households " in table]
Jesus Army United Kingdom 765 - 31
units
- 1985 *LINK* Jesus Army official organization web page (1998). [Orig. source: UK Christian Handbook Religious Trends No. 1 1998/99 Edition is published by Christian Research and Paternoster Publishing] Table: "Jesus Fellowship and Multiply Network from Religious Trends 1998/99 " [Figure used for congregations is called "Church Households " in table]
Jesus Army United Kingdom 1,260 - 45
units
- 1990 *LINK* Jesus Army official organization web page (1998). [Orig. source: UK Christian Handbook Religious Trends No. 1 1998/99 Edition is published by Christian Research and Paternoster Publishing] Table: "Jesus Fellowship and Multiply Network from Religious Trends 1998/99 " [Figure used for congregations is called "Church Households " in table]
Jesus Army United Kingdom 2,600 - 91
units
- 1995 *LINK* Jesus Army official organization web page (1998). [Orig. source: UK Christian Handbook Religious Trends No. 1 1998/99 Edition is published by Christian Research and Paternoster Publishing] Table: "Jesus Fellowship and Multiply Network from Religious Trends 1998/99 " [Figure used for congregations is called "Church Households " in table]
Jesus Army United Kingdom 3,050 - 102
units
- 2000 *LINK* Jesus Army official organization web page (1998). [Orig. source: UK Christian Handbook Religious Trends No. 1 1998/99 Edition is published by Christian Research and Paternoster Publishing] Table: "Jesus Fellowship and Multiply Network from Religious Trends 1998/99 " [Year 2000 figure is estimate published in 1998]; [Figure used for congregations is called "Church Households " in table]
Judaism United Kingdom 336,000 - - - 1977 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg. 102. "Thus the Jewish core population of the UK in 1977 was 336,000. By 1992, this had fallen to 301,000. "
Judaism United Kingdom 410,000 - - - 1981 Unterman, Alan. "Judaism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 25. Map: "Figure 1.4: Main centres of Jewish population, 1981 "
Judaism United Kingdom 330,000 - - - 1984 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990), pg. 148. [Orig. source: "American Jewish Yearbook " (Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987). Table: top seven countries of Jewish population in 1984 (USA, Israel, USSR, France, U.K., Canada, Argentina)
Judaism United Kingdom 300,000 - - - 1991 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 57,591,677. Anglican 27 million, Roman Catholic 9 million, Muslim 1 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 400,000, Hindu 350,000, Jewish 300,000 (1991 est.). NOTE: UK does not include question on religion in its census.
Judaism United Kingdom - 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% "
Judaism United Kingdom 301,000 - - - 1992 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg. 102. "Thus the Jewish core population of the UK in 1977 was 336,000. By 1992, this had fallen to 301,000. "
Judaism United Kingdom - 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
Judaism United Kingdom 322,000 0.50% - - 1993 Kertzer, Morris N. & Lawrence A. Hoffman. What is a Jew (New & Completely Revised Ed.); New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1993), pg. xxviii. "Even in Great Britain, there are only 322,000 (0.5%); and in France, 530,000 (0.9%). "
Judaism United Kingdom 294,000 - - - 1995 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. 41. 1995 Chart and accompanying text: "The third largest Jewish population is in France (550,000), followed by Russia (375,000), Canada (360,000) and then by Great Britain (294,000). " Numbers represent self-identified religious Jews.
Judaism United Kingdom 30,000 - - - 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.
Judaism United Kingdom 320,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Jewish Populations in the World "; (Rank: 6)
Judaism United Kingdom 345,054 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Jewish Populations in the World "; Rank: #6
Judaism United Kingdom 300,000 - - - 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. "
Judaism United Kingdom - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Methodist United Kingdom - - 14,200
units
- 1932 *LINK* "News in Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Feb. 1996 -- Vol. 18, No. 2); original source: Religion News Service. CHRISTIAN CHURCHES are being sold by the hundreds in the UK and being made over into Hindu temples, mandiras and Sikh gurudwaras... Methodism is waning at a fast rate. Today, only 7,000 Methodist churches remain out of 14,200 in 1932.
Methodist United Kingdom 760,000 - - - 1991 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 57,591,677. Anglican 27 million, Roman Catholic 9 million, Muslim 1 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 400,000, Hindu 350,000, Jewish 300,000 (1991 est.). NOTE: UK does not include question on religion in its census.
Methodist United Kingdom 26,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "...more than 26,000 Methodists were worshipping in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in 1767 "
Methodist United Kingdom - - 7,000
units
- 1996 *LINK* "News in Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Feb. 1996 -- Vol. 18, No. 2); original source: Religion News Service. CHRISTIAN CHURCHES are being sold by the hundreds in the UK and being made over into Hindu temples, mandiras and Sikh gurudwaras... Methodism is waning at a fast rate. Today, only 7,000 Methodist churches remain out of 14,200 in 1932.
Mithraism United Kingdom - - - - -55 B.C.E. King, John. The Celtic Druids' Year: Seasonal Cycles of the Ancient Celts. London, UK: Blandford (1994), pg. 43. "Brythonic Druidism, in what is now England, Cornwall and Wales (and, subsequently, Brittany) was affected by Roman influence, but to varying degree. Very often, indigenous Celtic gods continued to be worshipped alongside important Roman gods, with little apparent difficulty. The cult of the sun god Mithras, immensely popular among Roman soldiers, spread widely. "
Moksha Foundation United Kingdom - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Moksha Foundation official web site; web page: "What is Moksha?/Moksha Foundation " (viewed 22 July 1999). "Based in Lenox, Massachusetts, Moksha Foundation centers... also... in London, Boston, Amsterdam, Cologne [Germany], Sydney [Australia] and in Rishikesh, India. "
Moral Re-Armament United Kingdom - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1884. "Britons known to be prominent supporters of the movement include Mrs Mary Whitehouse, the tireless campaigner against B.B.C. programmes of which she disapproves... She has denied that her 'National Viewers' and Listeners' Association is backed by, or is a front for, MRA; but many of her utterances are almost identical with the late Peter Howard's denunciations of the B.B.C. "
Moravian Church United Kingdom 3,524 - 42
units
- 1942 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 507. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] Table: "General Statistics " [of the Moravian Church]; British Province: 3,166 communicants, Total membership: 3,524
Mother Grove An Tich Geata Gairdeachas United Kingdom - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 6). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 722. "In 1717 John Toland gathered delegates from Bardic and Druid circles in some ten areas, including York, Oxford, Wales, Cornwall, Anglesey, the Isle of Man, parts of Scotland, Ireland and Brittany as well as London, to form the Universal Druid Bond from which the present outward body descends, the Mother Grove An Tich Geata Gairdeachas. The grove no longer professes any specific religion, but forms a deistic philosophy. "
New Kadampa Tradition United Kingdom - - 180
units
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of European NKT Centres " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory. [Count is approximate. Also, site lists about 20 cities in which proposed centers will be opened in the next few months.]
non-Christian United Kingdom - 10.00% - - 1998 Christian Century (Apr. 22-29, 1998), pg. 428. Article name? "Other faiths comprise less than 10 percent of the population, so 90 percent still are rooted in a Christian position [in United Kingdom]. "
Nonreligious United Kingdom - 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% "
Nonreligious United Kingdom - 28.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Nonreligious & Atheist United Kingdom 5,580,000 - - - 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.
Northern Order of the Prince United Kingdom - - - - 1995 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "...there are Satanists in Britain. There are six groups who between them have less than 100 members... I have convincing evidence of the existence of a group called either the 'Northern Order of the Prince' or the 'Orthodox Temple of the Prince' (previously the Order of Satanic Templars); however, this is insufficient for a useful discussion. "
Order of the Nine Angles United Kingdom - - - - 1995 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "...there are Satanists in Britain. There are six groups who between them have less than 100 members... Temple of Set, numerically the largest group... I also discuss the Church of Satan, the Order of the Nine Angles... "
other United Kingdom 180,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Christian, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, or nonreligious & atheist
Pentecostal United Kingdom 70,000 - - - 1976 Quebedeaux, Richard. The New Charismatics: The Origins, Development, and Significance of Neo-Pentecostalism; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1976), pg. 46-47. "thanks to Prudencio Damboriena and Walter Hollenweger's work, we can offer a very approximate estimate of total [Classical] Pentecostal adherents in nations where the movement has had a measurable impact... "
poll - believe in reincarnation United Kingdom - 35.00% - - 1998 Newport, John P. The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1998), pg. 46. "Similar surveys taken in the United Kingdom turn up the interesting statistic that 30 to 35 percent of the British population believe in reincarnation. "
poll - say religion fairly important to them United Kingdom - 26.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important.
poll - say religion important to them United Kingdom - 19.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher (compiler). "Worldview?" subtitle: "Religion Important in U.S. " in Salt Lake Tribune, June 5, 1999 (viewed online 11 June 1999). [Orig. source: Associated Press] "A recent consumer marketing survey showed that 54% of Americans said 'religion plays an important part in my life,'... conducted by the Brand Futures Group of Young and Rubicam. Far more Americans rated religion as important than did other national populations surveyed: The Netherlands, 25%; United Kingdom, 19%; France and Germany, 14%. "
poll - say religion not at all important to them United Kingdom - 20.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important.
poll - say religion not too important to them United Kingdom - 26.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important.
poll - say religion very important to them United Kingdom - 23.00% - - 1975 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 449. [Orig. source: Public Opinion, March/May 1979, p. 38. Surveys by Gallup International. Research Institute for Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 1974-1975, for foreign data; American Instittue of Public Opinion (Gallup) for US data.] "Graph: Strength of Religious Feeling: A Cross-National Comparison "; "Question: How important are your religious beliefs--very important, not too important, or not at all important? "; Graph shows percentage answering "Very important "
poll - say religion very important to them United Kingdom - 23.00% - - 1976 Social Indicators 1976: Selected Data on Social Conditions & Trends in the U.S.. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1977), pg. 555. [Orig. source: American Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup Poll), Religion in America, 1976.] Table: "Importance of Religious Beliefs in Selected Countries: 1975-76 "; Respondents who say their religious beliefs are: (1) Not at all important, (2) Not too important, (3) Fairly important, (4) Very important.
poll - say religion very important to them United Kingdom - 16.00% - - 1997 "Religious Spirit " in American Demographics (Aug. 1998), pg. 62. Survey question: "religion is very important in their lives " National sample of adults in 60 countries by Diane Swanbrow at University of Michigan.
poll - say religion very important to them United Kingdom - 16.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Morin, Richard. "Keeping the Faith " in Washington Post (Jan. 12, 1998). "World Values Survey conducted [by] University of Michigan... said religion was "very important " to them, a view expressed by 16% of all British respondents, 13% of those interviewed in France and 13% of the Germans questioned... latest round was conducted between 1995 & 1997, using representative national samples of each nation's adult pop. "
Presbyterian United Kingdom 800,000 - - - 1991 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 57,591,677. Anglican 27 million, Roman Catholic 9 million, Muslim 1 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 400,000, Hindu 350,000, Jewish 300,000 (1991 est.). NOTE: UK does not include question on religion in its census.
Protestant United Kingdom - 74.00% - - 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 United Kingdom - 22.00% - - 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 United Kingdom 8,820,000 - - - 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 United Kingdom - 53.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Protestant - charismatic/informal United Kingdom 12,000 - - - 1975 *LINK* web site: "Jesus Fellowship Church (Jesus Army) "; web page: About the Jesus Fellowship Church (Jesus Army) " (viewed 14 Feb. 1999) "The Jesus Fellowship, in common with the many other charismatic churches which share a similar informal approach, has shown remarkable growth over the past 25 years. The current edition of the UK Christian Handbook estimates that the membership of this type of church has grown from 12,000 to 140,000 since 1975, with attendance at meetings often exceeding this by up to 25%. "
Protestant - charismatic/informal United Kingdom 140,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Jesus Fellowship Church (Jesus Army) "; web page: About the Jesus Fellowship Church (Jesus Army) " (viewed 14 Feb. 1999) "The Jesus Fellowship, in common with the many other charismatic churches which share a similar informal approach, has shown remarkable growth over the past 25 years. The current edition of the UK Christian Handbook estimates that the membership of this type of church has grown from 12,000 to 140,000 since 1975, with attendance at meetings often exceeding this by up to 25%. "
Quaker United Kingdom 50,000 - - - 1700 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973), pg. 16. "By 1700 there were about 50,000 Friends in the British Isles and 40,000 more in North America. "
Quaker United Kingdom 22,124 - - - 1940 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 722. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "Out of this has come a World Committee for Consultation which brings together the aproximately 163,135 Friends now in the world. Their subdivisions were in 1940: Great Britain and Ireland, 22,124... "
Quaker United Kingdom 23,226 - - - 1963 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised], pg. 175. "The membership in Great Britain and Ireland totals 23,226. "
Quaker United Kingdom 18,000 - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987), pg. 134. "At present there are nearly 142,000 Friends in the Americas, approaching 43,000 in Africa, some 18,000 in Great Britain, and smaller groups in other areas including Australia and New Zeland, most of the countries of northern Europe, India, Taiwan and Japan. "
Reform Judaism United Kingdom - - - - 1999 Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999), pg. 135. "Liberal Judaism: The English branch of Reform Judaism founded by C. G. Montefiore. Liberal Judaism in England corresponds to American Reform Judaism and is to the left of both Reform Judaism in England and what used to be called Liberal Judaism in Germany, the last two being closer to left-wing Conservative Judaism in the USA. Such are the complexities of religious labels in contemporary Jewish life. "
Revival Fellowship United Kingdom - - 8
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Salvation Army United Kingdom - - 1
unit
- 1878 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980), pg. 4. "...the Christian Mission was flooded with converts and volunteer helpers... Booth and his closest confederates were prompted... to transform their volunteer army into a real one. In 1878 they sallied forth in their new guise -- The Salvation Army was born.
Satanism United Kingdom 5,500,000 10.00% - - 1993 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "It has been alleged that 10 per cent of the population of Britain are Satanists (that is about five and a half million people) and that at least one (unnamed) member of the Royal Family is a Satanist (Jim Phillips, in Thomas, 1993)... Logan calls Phillips' claim 'outlandish'... There are alleged to be Satanists in every profession, social class, age group, interest group, and in every other division and subdivision of British society. Most spiritual traditions other than evangelical Christianity have been accused of being Satanic either in inspiration or in practice. Not only is feminism 'Satanic' but some seemingly quiet 'unliberated' housewives are alleged to be Satanists. People whose grandmothers read horoscopes in their newspapers, even casually, may be possessed by Satan. Children who play with Carebears or read C.S. Lewis's Narnia tales are in the company of those who play their heavy-metal records backwards to hear Satanic messages. "
Satanism United Kingdom 3,000 - 36
units
- 1994 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "The 1994 UK Christian Handbook estimates around 300 'active' Satanists, a total community of 3000 with about 13 full time leaders and 36 'buildings/groups' (Brierley, 1994: 281). "
Satanism United Kingdom 10,000 - - - 1994 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "It has been alleged that 10 per cent of the population of Britain are Satanists (that is about five and a half million people)... (Jim Phillips, in Thomas, 1993)... Logan calls Phillips' claim 'outlandish' but misquotes Brierley [who claimed 300 active and a total community of 3,000] in order to allege a total of 10,000 British Satanists (Logan, 1994: 158). "
Satanism United Kingdom - - - - 1994 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "...there are Satanists in Britain. There are six groups who between them have less than 100 members... Logan (1994) mentions other groups, but includes non-Satanic magical orders, spoofs designed to upset Christians (including some of what he reports of conversations with real Satanists) and the delusions of Satan-obsessed Christians. "
Satanism United Kingdom 100 - 6
units
- 1995 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "Real numbers. In brief, the answer is that there are Satanists in Britain. There are six groups who between them have less than 100 members. There are more people who read Satanist magazines or have bought books by Satanists, e.g. Anton LeVey's Satanic Bible (1969). Again they are few in number compared to the scare-estimate. A larger number of people--some adolescents--name themselves Satanists, but belong to no formal or organised Satanic group. "
Satanism - active United Kingdom 300 - - - 1994 Harvey, G. "Satanism in Britain Today " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1995, pg. 284. "The 1994 UK Christian Handbook estimates around 300 'active' Satanists... "
Scientology United Kingdom - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 58,210,000
Scientology United Kingdom - - 14
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'. "


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