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Group Where Number
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Adherents
% of
total
pop.
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Catholic Uruguay - 48.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic - attend regularly Uruguay 909,900 30.00% - - 1990 Morrison, Marion. Uruguay (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Children's Press (1992), pg. 116-117. "Population: 3,033,000 (1990 estimate)... Uruguay has no official religion. Some 60% of the population follows Roman Catholicism, but less than half of the adults attend church regularly. "
Catholic - bishops Uruguay 10 - - - 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Uruguay 10 - - - 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Uruguay 11 - - - 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Uruguay 12 - - - 1992 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Uruguay 13 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - nuns Uruguay 1,581 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Uruguay 1,478 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Uruguay 655 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Uruguay 520 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - seminarians Uruguay 25 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Catholic - seminarians Uruguay 77 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Charrua Uruguay - - - - 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. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "
Christianity Uruguay - 62.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 62%, secular 36%, Jewish 2% "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uruguay 15,000 - - - 1967 "The Church in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay " in Ensign (Oct. 1998), pg. 79. "...Uruguay... has a pop. of about 3.3 million... membership has grown from 15,000 in 1967 to 26,000 in 1979, to 52,000 in 1990, to 71,752 members today. The Church in Uruguay has 15 stakes, 91 wards, 88 branches... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uruguay 26,000 - - - 1979 "The Church in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay " in Ensign (Oct. 1998), pg. 79.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uruguay 52,000 - - - 1990 "The Church in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay " in Ensign (Oct. 1998), pg. 79.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uruguay 64,000 1.90% 144
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 Uruguay 71,000 - - - 1997 "Putting Down Roots in Uruguay " in Ensign (Dec. 1997), pg. 19. "Just 50 years after the opening of the Uruguay Mission, some 71,000 Uruguyans belong to the Church. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uruguay 69,000 2.10% 170
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 Uruguay 67,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* LDS-GEMS There are now about 67,000 Saints in Uruguay, in 14 Stakes.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uruguay 71,752 2.17% 179
units
- 1998 "The Church in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay " in Ensign (Oct. 1998), pg. 79.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uruguay - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Church of the Nazarene Uruguay 4,045 0.12% 69
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 13 Jan. 1998; total population: 3,246,000
Consejo de las Congregaciones de los Hermanos Menonitas Uruguay 171 - 8
units
- 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " URUGUAY: Consejo de las Congregaciones de los Hermanos Menonitas; Members (1994): 171; Congregations: 8
Convencion de Iglesias Menonitas en Uruguay Uruguay 250 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " URUGUAY... Convencion de Iglesias Menonitas en Uruguay; Members: 250; Congregations: 7
Islam Uruguay 500 0.01% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Uruguay 4,799 0.17% 90
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 Uruguay 10,395 0.34% 132
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 23,681.
Jehovah's Witnesses Uruguay 10,422 0.34% 136
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 Uruguay - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Uruguay 14,516 - 90
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 Uruguay 23,681 0.78% 132
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 Uruguay 22,434 0.74% - - 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 Uruguay 62,000 2.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 3.1 million [total pop.] (1991). In 1990 about 66 percent were professed Roman Catholics; 2 percent Protestants; and 2 percent Jews. Remainder nonprofessing or other (less than half of adult population attended church regularly).
Judaism Uruguay - 2.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Judaism Uruguay 53,578 1.70% - - 1996 *LINK* Official department of tourism, Uruguay Total population: 3.151.662 (Census 1996); Religion: Catholics 56,2%, Non Religious 38,3%, Protestants 2%, Jewish 1,7%, Other 1,1%
Judaism Uruguay 65,414 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 3,270,707. Roman Catholic 66% (less than one-half of the adult population attends church regularly), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, nonprofessing or other 30%.
Judaism Uruguay 32,500 - - - 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 Uruguay - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Judaism Uruguay - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 62%, secular 36%, Jewish 2% "
Konferenz der Mennonitengemeinden in Uruguay Uruguay 503 - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " URUGUAY... Konferenz der Mennonitengemeinden in Uruguay; Members: 503; Congregations: 4
Mennonite World Conference Uruguay 924 - - - 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: 3.
Nonreligious Uruguay - 35.00% - - 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 Uruguay 1,207,086 38.30% - - 1996 *LINK* Official department of tourism, Uruguay Total population: 3.151.662 (Census 1996); Religion: Catholics 56,2%, Non Religious 38,3%, Protestants 2%, Jewish 1,7%, Other 1,1%
Nonreligious Uruguay - 37.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Nonreligious Uruguay - - - - 1999 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Possibly the most secularized nation in Latin America, Uruguay has the highest percentage of atheists and agnostics. More than 90 percent of its people are of European origin. "
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Uruguay - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
other Uruguay 1,090,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic
other Uruguay 981,212 30.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 3,270,707. Roman Catholic 66% (less than one-half of the adult population attends church regularly), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, nonprofessing or other 30%.
Protestant Uruguay - 0.01% - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 7/4/87 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Only about one in 10,000 of the population of Uruguay are Protestants.
Protestant Uruguay 62,000 2.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 3.1 million [total pop.] (1991). In 1990 about 66 percent were professed Roman Catholics; 2 percent Protestants; and 2 percent Jews. Remainder nonprofessing or other (less than half of adult population attended church regularly).
Protestant Uruguay - 3.00% - - 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 Uruguay - - - - 1992 Morrison, Marion. Uruguay (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Children's Press (1992), pg. 84. "Today in Uruguay there is complete freedom to practice any religion, and Evangelical, Baptist, Methodist and other Protestant congregations are represented. "
Protestant Uruguay 63,033 2.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Official department of tourism, Uruguay Total population: 3.151.662 (Census 1996); Religion: Catholics 56,2%, Non Religious 38,3%, Protestants 2%, Jewish 1,7%, Other 1,1%
Protestant Uruguay 65,414 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 3,270,707. Roman Catholic 66% (less than one-half of the adult population attends church regularly), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, nonprofessing or other 30%.
Protestant Uruguay - 3.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Uruguay - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
secular Uruguay - 36.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 62%, secular 36%, Jewish 2% "
SIM International - missionaries Uruguay 2 - - - 1995 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "One SIM couple entered Uruguay in 1995 and another in 1998. SIM is beginning a cell church ministry in eastern Montevideo and helping the existing evangelical churches to improve their ministry. "
SIM International - missionaries Uruguay 4 - - - 1998 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "One SIM couple entered Uruguay in 1995 and another in 1998. SIM is beginning a cell church ministry in eastern Montevideo and helping the existing evangelical churches to improve their ministry. "
miscellaneous regional info Uruguay - - - - 1969 Carpenter, Allan & Jean Currens Lyon. Uruguay (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1969), pg. 57. "Most of the people are Roman Catholic but freedom of religion provides opportunity for Holy Trinity Anglican (British) and Emmanuel Methodist Churches (American) to hold services in English. There are also a number of Jewish synagogues. "
miscellaneous regional info Uruguay - - - - 1992 Morrison, Marion. Uruguay (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Children's Press (1992), pg. 84. "Today in Uruguay there is complete freedom to practice any religion, and Evangelical, Baptist, Methodist and other Protestant congregations are represented. The Catholic Church does run some schools... But religion is not an important aspect of daily life and is not taught in state schools... in some remote parts of the country there are no churches. "
African Methodist Episcopal Church Utah - - 1
unit
- 1890 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES IN UTAH: They Have Come a Long Way Since Trek With Mormon Wagon Train " in Salt Lake Tribune (12 Feb 2000) "The first [African-American church in Utah], in 1890, was Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church. "
Agnostic Utah - 0.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Utah 2,775 0.16% 10
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,971.
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean) Utah 6 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 04. [Listed as 'Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean).']
Asatru Utah 3 - 1
unit
- 1990 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Battling Toward Valhalla: Practitioners of Asatru celebrate life in the way of the ancient Vikings " in Salt Lake Tribune (Saturday, January 30, 1999). "Parker, who has seen Asatru in Utah grow to four kindreds [congregations] and 50 adherents since he launched his Eagle's Kindred with two other believers in 1993... "
Asatru Utah 50 - 4
units
- 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Battling Toward Valhalla: Practitioners of Asatru celebrate life in the way of the ancient Vikings " in Salt Lake Tribune (Saturday, January 30, 1999). "Parker, who has seen Asatru in Utah grow to four kindreds [congregations] and 50 adherents since he launched his Eagle's Kindred with two other believers in 1993... admits his beliefs today represent 'quite a transition' from his fundamentalist Baptist upbringing. "
Assemblies of God Utah 6,450 0.37% 29
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,919. [Listed as 'Assemblies of God.']
Assemblies of God Utah - 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Bahai Faith Utah 300 - - - 2000 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "Baha'is Prayerfully To Choose National Convention Delegate " in Salt Lake Tribune (14 Oct 2000) More than 150 members of Salt Lake City's Baha'i community, along with some from southern Wyoming, western Colorado and parts of Idaho, are meeting today at the University of Utah to select a delegate to the national Baha'i convention that will, in turn, elect members of the faith's governing council in the United States... The Baha'i religion... has a membership of... about 300 in Utah.
Baptist Utah - 2.40% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Baptist - black denominations Utah - - 1
unit
- 1892 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES IN UTAH: They Have Come a Long Way Since Trek With Mormon Wagon Train " in Salt Lake Tribune (12 Feb 2000) "The first [African-American church in Utah], in 1890, was Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church. Two years later, Calvary Baptist became the second. "


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