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Group Where Number
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% of
total
pop.
Number
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churches/
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Buddhism Vietnam 42,843,480 - - - 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: #4
Buddhism Vietnam - 52.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Cao Dai Vietnam - - - - 1940 Williams, Lea E. Southeast Asia: A History; New York: Oxford University Press (1976), pg. 182. "Down to the Second World War, the hundreds of thousands of Cao Dai faithful were regarded with patronizing amusement by the French, but the organizational strength caused official uneasiness. "
Cao Dai Vietnam 2,000,000 - - - 1950 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968), pg. 15. "...Cao Dai... It became a powerful force in Vietnam, with two million members. "
Cao Dai Vietnam 2,000,000 - - - 1954 Dareff, Hal. The Story of Vietnam: A Background Book for Young People; New York: Parents' Magazine Press (1966), pg. 152. "In 1954 [Cao Dai] had more than two million members and an army of twenty thousand, a formidible force for Diem to contend with. "
Cao Dai Vietnam 2,000,000 - - - 1960 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 63. "Cao Dai was founded in 1919... it attracted two million adherents in Vietnam under the French occupation and put armies of thousands into the field in the wards of the 1950s and 1960s. "
Cao Dai Vietnam 2,000,000 2.79% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 45. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 45: "Two religious sects developed in southern Vietnam in the early 20th century... The Cao Dai religious sect, which combines several different Asian and European philosophies, also has about 2 million followers. "
Cao Dai Vietnam 1,000,000 - 1,000
units
- 1995 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 10/27/95 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) The sect claims up to 1,000 temples in Vietnam, with over 1,000,000 followers, some of whom live in Hanoi, one of today's Gateway Cities.
Cao Dai Vietnam 2,860,000 - - - 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.
Cao Dai Vietnam 1,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 808. "A small but important religion called Cao Dai is followed by more than one million people. Cao Daism began in 1919 in southern Vietnam. This religion combines elements of belief and practice from Buddhism, Christianity, and history. Its saints include Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Joan of Arc, and Charlie Chaplin. The importance of Cao Dai religion has been due in part to its standing army, which was involved in the Vietnam War. While Cao Dai religion may seem strange to non-believers, its adherents believe they are combining the best beliefs of all the world's religions. "
Cao Dai Vietnam 8,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance They currently have 7 to 8 million followers in Viet Nam and about 30,000 members elsewhere, primarily in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.
Catholic Vietnam 1,500,000 3.52% - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977), pg. 342. "In Vietnam Catholics constitute 1.5 million out of 42.6 million. "
Catholic Vietnam - 7.00% - - 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% "
Catholic Vietnam 7,180,000 10.00% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 44-45. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 44: "About 10% of the Vietnamese are Roman Catholic... "
Catholic Vietnam 5,921,000 7.90% 2,122
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 Vietnam 6,430,000 - - - 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.
Catholic Vietnam 8,000,000 10.26% - - 1998 "Thousands gather to mark sighting " in Ogden Standard-Examiner (Aug. 15, 1998), pg. 8A. "Buddhism is Vietnam's primary religion, but an estimated 8 million of the 78 million people are Catholics. "
Catholic Vietnam - 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 443. "Although Roman Catholics make up only 10% of the population of Vietnam, about 29-40% of Vietnamese Americans are Catholic "
Catholic Vietnam - 9.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Cham Vietnam 15,000 - - - 1910 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 154-155. By 1910, in other reports, there were approximately 45,000 Cham in both countries, half as many in Viet Nam as in Cambodia. " [NOTE: This is a cultural/ethnic group, not a distinct religion.]
Cham Vietnam 200,000 - - - 1975 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 154-155. "Their numbers [after 1910] then increased rapidly. By 1970, according to some Cham, their numbers in Cambodia and Viet Nam totalled close to one million. Scholars are more conservative, suggesting that in 1975 there were between 150,000 and 200,000 Muslims in Cambodia and the same number or slightly fewer in Viet Nam. "; [NOTE: This is a cultural/ethnic group, not a distinct religion.]
Cham Vietnam 16,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* "News in Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Feb.1996: Vol. 18, No. 2) "The Cham people, 16,000 in Vietnam, still worship Shiva and Parvati. "
Christianity Vietnam - - - - 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. "Never large, and in Vietnam principally Roman Catholic except among some mountain tribes, the Christian churches of this area have seen most of their villages wiped out and from some to most to all fo their people killed of forced to flee. "
Christianity Vietnam - - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page (1996 list): "Eastward shift of Christianity to post-Communist world " by Justin D. Long, 1996 (viewed 12 March 1999) "There are large underground churches in many east Asian nations which are growing rapidly, particularly in Vietnam and North Korea. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vietnam - - 1
unit
- 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 Vietnam 100 - 2
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.
Ede Vietnam 100,000 0.14% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 39. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 39: "Numerous ethnic communities, whom the French collectively called Montagnards (mountian people), populate the Central Highlands. These groups total about one million people... The most numerous are the Jarai (150,000), the Ede (100,000), and the Bahnar (100,000). "
Giao Hoi Tin Lanh Mennonite Viet Nam Vietnam 115 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " VIET NAM: Gio Hi Tin Lnh Mennonite Vit Nam [Giao Hoi Tin Lanh Mennonite Viet Nam]... Members: 115
Hinduism Vietnam - - - - 1150 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. 321. "The eleventh and twelfth centuries saw the climax of Indianized civilizations with Angkor in Cambodia, Champa in southern Vietnam, Pagan in Burma, and Majapahit in Java. "
Hmong Vietnam 350,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 261-262. "There are about 350,000 in north Vietnam, 230,000 in north and central Laos, and around 100,000 in northern Thailand... "
Hmong Meo Vietnam 200,000 0.28% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 39. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 39: "In the mountains of northern Vietnam, the largest ethnic groups are the Tai (2,000,000), the Muong (550,0000), the Hmong Meo (200,000), and the Zao (200,000)... People from the Hmong Meo and Zao groups speak Sino-Tibetan dialects that are rooted in China. "
Hoa Hao Vietnam 1,500,000 - - - 1954 Dareff, Hal. The Story of Vietnam: A Background Book for Young People; New York: Parents' Magazine Press (1966), pg. 153. "When Diem became premier [page 145: July 7, 1954], the Hoa Hao were a million and a half strong, with an army of fifteen thousand. "
Hoa Hao Vietnam 2,000,000 2.79% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 45. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 45: "Two religious sects developed in southern Vietnam in the early 20th century. A faith healer founded Hoa Hao, a reformed Buddhist group that now claims about 2 million members. This sect emphasizes simplicity of worship and a direct relationship between the individual and the supreme being. "
Hoa Hao Vietnam 1,610,000 - - - 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 Vietnam - 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% "
Islam Vietnam 180,000 0.25% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 46. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 46: "About 180,000 people, mainly Khmer and Cham, follow Islam. "
Islam Vietnam 41,000 - - - 1996 RISEAP. Muslim Almanac - Asia Pacific. Table: Muslim Population in Asia Pacific Region (1996)
Islam Vietnam 531,000 0.70% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jarai Vietnam 150,000 0.21% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 39. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 39: "Numerous ethnic communities, whom the French collectively called Montagnards (mountian people), populate the Central Highlands. These groups total about one million people... The most numerous are the Jarai (150,000), the Ede (100,000), and the Bahnar (100,000). "
Jarai Vietnam 200,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 540. Chapter about Mon-Khmer Groups: "The Jarai live in northeastern Cambodia and are related to even larger numbers of Jarai in central Vietnam. Between 10,000 and 15,000 Jarai reside in Cambodia, while over 200,000 Jarai live in Vietnam. "
Mahayana Buddhism Vietnam - - - - 1966 Welty, Paul Thomas. The Asians: Their Heritage and Their Destiny (Revised Edition). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1966), pg. 298. "The majority of the Vietnamese are regarded as followers of Mahayana Buddhism, but their original animism, and various forms of Taoism imported from China, are also vital elements in their religious life. "
Mennonite World Conference Vietnam 115 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 1.
Mien Vietnam 200,000 - - - 1939 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: "Perhaps as many as 200,000 were located in Vietnam prior to World War II... "; 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. "
Mnong Gar Vietnam - - - - 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. 711. "Although the term 'soul' is often used to translate such concepts as k'la of the Sgaw Karen of Burma,... or the heeng of the Mnong Gart of southern Vietnam, and so this term carries a connotation of insubstantiality and immortality which is not necessarily implied by the Southeast Asian concepts... The Mnong Gar..., for example, believe that each person has a quartz-heeng, located behind the forehead, which serves to orient the body; a spider-heeng, located in the head, which can flee the body and must, thus, be returned periodically; and a buffalo-heeng, which exists in the sky where it is cared for by spirits and which will die when the person dies. "
Muong Vietnam 550,000 0.77% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 39. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 39: "In the mountains of northern Vietnam, the largest ethnic groups are the Tai (2,000,000), the Muong (550,0000), the Hmong Meo (200,000), and the Zao (200,000)... the Muong language is closely related to Vietnamese. "
Nonreligious Vietnam - 30.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
other Vietnam 14,490,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Buddhism, Roman Catholic, Caodaism, Hoa Hao
primal-indigenous Vietnam - - - - 1150 C.E. Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 44-45. "Although Buddhism became Vietnam's official religion in the 1100s, for centuries scholars and members of the royal court were the only people who followed the faith. Most Vietnamese maintained their ancient beliefs, which included worship of their ancestors and respect for a powerful spirit world. "
primal-indigenous Vietnam - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Vietnam 175,000 - - - 1975 *LINK* DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #22: "Vietnam: growth under persecution "; Mark Albrecht, WEF-Religious Liberty Conference, email: Religious-Liberty@xc.org the number of Protestant Christians is estimated at 700,000, four times as many as in 1975
Protestant Vietnam 200,000 0.28% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 46. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 46: "Vietnam also contains Protestants and Muslims... Most of the 200,000 Protestants are Montagnards of the Central Highlands. "
Protestant Vietnam 700,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #22: "Vietnam: growth under persecution "; Mark Albrecht, WEF-Religious Liberty Conference, email: Religious-Liberty@xc.org the number of Protestant Christians is estimated at 700,000, four times as many as in 1975
Protestant Vietnam - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Rade Vietnam 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 540. Chapter about Mon-Khmer Groups: "The Rade are closely related to the Jarai. Approximately 20,000 Rade live in Cambodia with more than 100,000 Rade living across the border in Vietnam. "
Stieng Vietnam 50,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 539-540. Chapter about Mon-Khmer Groups: "The Stieng of Cambodia number approximately 25,000, with about double that number in Vietnam. "; Pg. 540: The people of the hill tribes continue the traditional beliefs and practices of their ancestors... "
Tai Vietnam 2,000,000 2.79% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 39. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 39: "In the mountains of northern Vietnam, the largest ethnic groups are the Tai (2,000,000), the Muong (550,0000), the Hmong Meo (200,000), and the Zao (200,000). Tai speech is similar to the language spoken in Thailand... "
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Vietnam 1 - - - 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 Vietnam 1 - - - 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 Vietnam 2 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Zao Vietnam 200,000 0.28% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994), pg. 37, 39. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 39: "In the mountains of northern Vietnam, the largest ethnic groups are the Tai (2,000,000), the Muong (550,0000), the Hmong Meo (200,000), and the Zao (200,000)... People from the Hmong Meo and Zao groups speak Sino-Tibetan dialects that are rooted in China. "
Zen Vietnam - - - - 1960 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 825. "In Vietnam the Buddhism practiced in the local pagodas was a synthesis between Thien (Zen) and Tinh-do (Pure Land), while a few large pure Thien monastaries acted as spiritual centers for training local leadership. Movement toward Buddhist unification and an active Buddhist peace movement during the Vietnamese conflict found support in Vietnamese Thien, thought its present situation is problematic. "
miscellaneous regional info Vietnam - - - - 1989 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies "64,411,668 [total pop.] (1989). Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Hinduism, and animism. "
miscellaneous regional info Vietnam - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) "Total population: 75,123,880. Buddhist, Taoist, Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs, Islam, Protestant, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao "
miscellaneous regional info Vietnam - - - - 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. 162. "Principal Religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, subdivided into many sects; Roman Catholic Christianity is a strong element in the South; animism, Islam and Protestant Christianity "
Buddhism Vietnam - South - 93.00% - - 1963 Dareff, Hal. The Story of Vietnam: A Background Book for Young People; New York: Parents' Magazine Press (1966), pg. 205-206. "crisis of 1963 erupted... Of the 15 million people in South Vietnam, a little more than a million were Catholic. The rest, mainly Buddhist, resented the favoritism shown Catholics. "
Catholic Vietnam - South 1,000,000 6.67% - - 1963 Dareff, Hal. The Story of Vietnam: A Background Book for Young People; New York: Parents' Magazine Press (1966), pg. 205-206. "crisis of 1963 erupted... Of the 15 million people in South Vietnam, a little more than a million were Catholic. The rest, mainly Buddhist, resented the favoritism shown Catholics. "
Baptist Virgin Islands 40,841 42.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 97,240 (July 1997 est.) note: West Indian (45% born in the Virgin Islands and 29% born elsewhere in the West Indies) 74%, US mainland 13%, Puerto Rican 5%, other 8%. Religion: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%.
Catholic Virgin Islands 33,062 34.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 97,240 (July 1997 est.) note: West Indian (45% born in the Virgin Islands and 29% born elsewhere in the West Indies) 74%, US mainland 13%, Puerto Rican 5%, other 8%. Religion: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Virgin Islands 300 0.30% 2
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.
Episcopal Church Virgin Islands 16,531 17.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 97,240 (July 1997 est.) note: West Indian (45% born in the Virgin Islands and 29% born elsewhere in the West Indies) 74%, US mainland 13%, Puerto Rican 5%, other 8%. Religion: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%.
Unity Church Virgin Islands - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Anglican Virgin Islands (British) 2,807 21.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 86% (Methodist 45%, Anglican 21%, Church of God 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 2%), Roman Catholic 6%, none 2%, other 6% (1981); Total population: 13,368 (1997 est.).
Baptist Virgin Islands (British) 535 4.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 86% (Methodist 45%, Anglican 21%, Church of God 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 2%), Roman Catholic 6%, none 2%, other 6% (1981); Total population: 13,368 (1997 est.).
Catholic Virgin Islands (British) 1,000 9.09% 2
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 Virgin Islands (British) 802 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 86% (Methodist 45%, Anglican 21%, Church of God 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 2%), Roman Catholic 6%, none 2%, other 6% (1981); Total population: 13,368 (1997 est.).


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