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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Adja Benin - - - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)... Ethnic groups: African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Bariba), Europeans 5,500 "
African indigenous churches Benin - 2.30% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
African Traditional Religion Benin 569,200 91.80% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Benin 1,790,000 66.60% - - 1970 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Benin 1,969,400 64.10% - - 1975 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Benin 2,170,000 61.40% - - 1980 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Benin 2,170,000 51.40% - - 2000 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "; Projection, made circa 1982.
Aizo Benin - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Bahai Faith Benin 5,400 0.10% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop: 2,106,000. Bahai's 5,400, 0.1%
Baptist World Alliance Benin 3,000 0.05% 40
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.]
Bariba Benin - - - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)... Ethnic groups: African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Bariba), Europeans 5,500 "
Catholic Benin - 19.00% - - 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 Benin 1,198,000 21.50% 141
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 Benin 1,170,000 - - - 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 Benin 513,700 16.70% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop: 2,106,000. Roman Catholics: 513,700; 16.7%.
Catholic Benin - 21.70% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Christianity Benin 885,327 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 70%, Muslim 15%, Christian 15%; Total population: 5,902,178.
Christianity Benin 787,500 15.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 38. "Population: 5.25 million (estimated)... Traditional beliefs (about 77%), Christianity (about 15%), Islam (about 8%). "
Christianity Benin 915,120 15.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: indigenous beliefs 70%, Muslim 15%, Christian 15% "
Christianity Benin 855,000 15.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 59-60. "Location: Benin; Population: 5.7 million "; "Only 15% profess Christianity, mainly Catholicism... "
Church of the Nazarene Benin - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 25 April 1998
Churches of Christ Benin 52 0.00% 3
units
- 1995 *LINK* official organization web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Fon Benin 1,000,000 50.00% - 1
country
1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995), pg. 71, 76. "Fon: Population: 1,000,000; Location: Benin; Languages: Fon, French "; Pg. 76: "The Fon religion is animist... The Fon also practice vodu, a form of voodoo that involves priests who use herbal medicines, charms, amulets, and other objects thought to have magical powers. Portable altars are used to worship the spirits of ancestors... Today, the Fon are the largest ethnic group in Benin, representing 50% of the total population and the majority of the rural farming population. "
Fon Benin - - - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)... Ethnic groups: African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Bariba), Europeans 5,500 "
Islam Benin 3,000,000 60.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.; Location listed in table as "Dahomey ", former name.
Islam Benin - 15.00% - - 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 Benin 670,000 - - - 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 Benin 885,327 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 70%, Muslim 15%, Christian 15%; Total population: 5,902,178.
Islam Benin 420,000 8.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 38. "Population: 5.25 million (estimated)... Traditional beliefs (about 77%), Christianity (about 15%), Islam (about 8%). "
Islam Benin 915,120 15.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: indigenous beliefs 70%, Muslim 15%, Christian 15% "
Islam Benin 741,000 13.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 59-60. "Location: Benin; Population: 5.7 million "; "About 13% of the population subscribes to Islam... "
Islam Benin 357,200 15.20% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop: 2,106,000. Muslims: 357,200; 15.2%.
Islam Benin - 17.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Benin 1,065,800 18.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Benin 1,269 0.04% 66
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 Benin 5,204 0.11% 107
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 25,155.
Jehovah's Witnesses Benin 5,709 0.10% 114
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 Benin - 0.20% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Benin 4,536 - 66
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 Benin 25,155 0.51% 107
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 Benin 24,212 0.44% - - 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.
other Benin 270,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Voodoo (traditional beliefs), Roman Catholic or Muslim
primal-indigenous Benin - 61.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Benin 3,460,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed as: "Voodoo (traditional beliefs) "
primal-indigenous Benin 4,131,524 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 70%, Muslim 15%, Christian 15%; Total population: 5,902,178.
primal-indigenous Benin 4,042,500 77.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 38. "Population: 5.25 million (estimated)... Traditional beliefs (about 77%), Christianity (about 15%), Islam (about 8%). "
primal-indigenous Benin 4,270,560 70.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: indigenous beliefs 70%, Muslim 15%, Christian 15% "
primal-indigenous Benin 4,104,000 72.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 59-60. "Location: Benin; Population: 5.7 million "; "The majority of Beninese practice animist religion. Only 15% profess Christianity, mainly Catholicism... About 13% of the population subscribes to Islam... "
primal-indigenous Benin 1,969,400 61.40% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop: 2,106,000. Tribal religionists: 1,969,400; 61.4%.
primal-indigenous Benin - 54.80% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Benin - 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 Benin 79,900 2.60% - - 1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Pop: 2,106,000. Protestants: 79,900; 2.6%.
Protestant Benin - 4.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Somba Benin - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Union of Protestant Baptist Churches in Benin Benin 3,000 - 40
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 "
Vodoun Benin 3,460,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed as: "Voodoo (traditional beliefs) "
Yoruba Benin - - - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)... Ethnic groups: African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Bariba), Europeans 5,500 "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Bermuda 7,508 12.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 28%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Methodist 5%, other 34% (1991); Total population: 62,569 (1997 est.).
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Bermuda 7,441 12.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 62,009 (July 1998 est.)... African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%... (1991) "
Anglican Bermuda 23,000 - - - 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.
Anglican Bermuda 17,519 28.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 28%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Methodist 5%, other 34% (1991); Total population: 62,569 (1997 est.).
Anglican Bermuda 17,363 28.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 62,009 (July 1998 est.)... Anglican 28%... (1991) "
Bahai Faith Bermuda - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Baptist World Alliance Bermuda 336 0.52% 4
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.]
Bermuda Baptist Fellowship Bermuda 336 - 4
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 "
Catholic Bermuda - 14.00% - - 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 Bermuda 10,000 16.00% 6
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 Bermuda 9,000 - - - 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 Bermuda 9,385 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 28%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Methodist 5%, other 34% (1991); Total population: 62,569 (1997 est.).
Catholic Bermuda 9,301 15.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 62,009 (July 1998 est.)... Roman Catholic 15%... (1991) "
Catholic Bermuda - 15.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bermuda - - 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 Bermuda 100 0.16% 1
unit
- 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 Bermuda 39 0.06% 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 12 Jan 1998; total population: 62,000
Jehovah's Witnesses Bermuda 304 0.56% 4
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


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