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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
General Conference Mennonite Church California 1,162 0.00% 13
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': 941. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church The General Conference.']
Grace Brethren California - - 36
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed circa Sept. 1998) directory of churches [Grace Brethren -- historical branch of Schwarzenau Brethren]
Grace Community Church California 10,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table, grouped by state, columns for city, state, "size " (avg. weekly attendance), etc. From study finding all U.S. megachurches (congreg. w/ "consistent weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons "); Grace Co. Church - independent church in Sun Valley, CA - John MacArthur, pastor.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America California - - 40
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.']
Heaven's Gate California 39 - - - 1997 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 58. "...Heaven's Gate. In March 1997, thirty-nine sad, ageing, 'zoned-out' computer-freaks in a villa in California poisoned themselves in anticipation of the end. They had every New Age trait except optimism. Wrapped up in a nerdish world of web-surfing, they thought--according to their 'exit videos'--that a UFO would transport them in the trail of a comet before 'heaven's gate' closed. They even posted a 'Red Alert' on the Internet, warning, 'Planet about to be recycled'. The leader's rambling last message emphasized the millennium's end as the cut-off point for intending fugitives. "
Hinduism California - 0.10% - - 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.
Holiness/Holy California - 0.10% - - 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.
homosexual - couples heading households California 72,565 - - - 1990 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 362. "The U.S. government completed its first-ever attempt to enumerate the number of gay and lesbian couples in the nation as part of its 1990 census. Data suggests that there are 145,130 such couples heading housholds in this country. California had 25% of all those responding... "
IFCA International California - - 93
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed in table as 'Independent Fundamental Churches of America.']
IFCA International California - - 88
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site. Viewed circa Sept. 1998. Counted listings on directory
Iglesia ni Cristo California - - 30
units
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Let Us Reason Ministries "; OPPOSING VIEW web page: "INC: Who Are They? " (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Igleslia Ni Christo means Church Of Christ (in Philipino)... In the Untied States INC has at least 77 congregations in 22 states with 30 congregations located in California alone. "
Independent Restoration Branches California - - 9
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Algonac Restoration Branch " "Directory of Restoration Branches: This is a list of the Restoration Branches that we know about... last updated 10/3/97 "
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel California 111,850 0.38% 497
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': 87,987. [Listed as 'International Church of The Foursquare Gospel.']
Islam California - 0.60% - - 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.
Jehovah's Witnesses California - 1.10% - - 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.
Judaism California - 3.20% - - 1983 *LINK* web page: "A REVIEW OF DATA ON JEWISH-AMERICANS " (1998) [Orig. source: Feldstein, Donald. The American Jewish Community in the 21st Century - A Projection. New York, NY: American Jewish Congress (March 1984)] "TABLE 1: STATES WITH JEWISH POPULATIONS OF ONE PERCENT OR GREATER, 1983 "
Judaism California 918,935 3.09% 293
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Jewish Estimate.']
Judaism California - 2.30% - - 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.
Judaism California 920,000 - - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 267. "In 1992, the three states with the largest Jewish populations were New York (1.85 million), California (920,000), and Florida (600,000). "
Judaism California 909,000 - - - 1993 Krantz, Les & Jim McCormick. The Peoplepedia: The Ultimate Reference on the American People, Henry Holt and Company: New York (1996), pg. 188. Table: "Top 10 Jewish States "; "The table below shows where most religiously affiliated Jews... live, according to the... American Jewish Yearbook "; California: ranked #2 (ranked by sheer numbers).
Judaism California 922,000 2.90% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997), pg. 70. [Orig. source: American Jewish Year Book. New York, NY: American Jewish Committee (1995)] Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990, and Jewish Population, 1995 - States "; "The Jewish population includes Jews who define themselves as Jewish by religion as well as those who define themselves as Jewish in cultural terms. Data... based primarily on a compilation of individual estimates made by local Jewish federations. "
Judaism - gay synagogues California - - 1
unit
- 1972 Wertheimer, Jack. A People Divided: Juadism in Contemporary America. New York: Basic Books (A Division of Harper Collins) (1993), pg. 76. "In 1972 homosexual men and women organized Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, the first gay synagogue. "
Ku Klux Klan California - - - - 1990 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990), pg. 48-50. "..the Klan... has fragmented into a rabble of feuding groups... Klan groups are known to exist in... California, Texas, Georgia... "
Ku Klux Klan California - - 2
units
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Klan groups.
Lake Avenue Congregational California 2,686 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; in Pasadena, CA; pastor Gordon Kirk.
Latter Day Saints California - 2.20% - - 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.
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America California 1,021 0.00% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 915. [Listed as 'Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.']
Los Gatos Christian Church California 2,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; in San Jose, CA.
Loveland Church California 2,700 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Fontana, CA; pastor Charles Singleton?.
Lutheran California 351,874 1.18% 952
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. This "Lutheran " figure is an aggregate from organizational adherent statistics from the 12 major American Lutheran religious bodies.
Lutheran California - 3.70% - - 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.
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod California 143,987 0.48% 395
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': 107,246. [Listed as 'Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.']
Mankind United California - - - - 1934 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1725. "The socio-religious movement called Mankind United was the creation of Aurthur L. Bell, an American businessman. Although little is known of his earlier career, Bell claimed to have been born in New Hampshire in 1900, to have grown up in poverty and to have completed only four years of school. Emigrating to California in his teens... became a Christian Scientist practitioner... married, at the age of 34, a fellow Christian Scientist -- a wealthy woman... Financially supported by his wife, Bell conceived the movement and at his own expense published the text, Mankind United, (1934). In its 313 repetitious pages, Bell sough to answer the ancient questions of why the world is dominated by war, poverty, greed and hate, when so many long for it to be otherwise; and how it might be changed so that everyone could live in economic abundance and happiness under the Golden Rule of Christ... "
Mankind United California 250,000 - - - 1939 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1726. "At the height of... popularity, in 1938-39, frequent mass meetings were held throughout California, and it is estimated that upwards of a quarter of a million West Coast citizens read the book, registered themselves, and attended at least a few meetings. "
Mankind United California - - - - 1939 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1726. "Already by 1939 the Federal Government had infiltrated the movement and Bell had begun to retrench by discontinuing sale of the book and by calling for the close screening of members of Mankind United. As support for the policies of the American government increased, membership declined, & in response Bell instituted a series of measures designed to commit the remaining followers... "
Mankind United California 850 - - - 1943 "In the face of declining membership and government prosecution, Bell adopted a bold but logical strategy to save and consolidate his movement. Late in 1943, he announced to the membership the 'literally unheard-of opportunity' to become 'student ministers' in 'training schools' for those who would form the foundation of the forthcoming Universal Service Corporation. Incorporating a new organization, Christ's Church of the Golden Rule, Bell pressed his followers to give over all their worldy goods to the Church & to begin work in one of the large number of businesses he was in the process of acquiring. Under two years later, by the summer of 1945, he had assembled more than 3.5 million dollars worth of property in California, including a number of office buildings, hotels, ranches, laundries, garages & the like. Bell's following, however, was now down to about 850 persons, so that only part of these vast new holdings were run by members as Utopian 'Laboratories of Abundant Living'. "
Mankind United California 350 - - - 1951 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1726. "Late in 1945, the Attorney General of California began to receive complaints from members who wanted their worldly possessions returned. The state initiated bankruptcy proceedings, but Bell, in order to retain some control, countered by throwing Christ's Church into voluntary bankruptcy. There followed a protracted process of court-ordered sales of property for the purpose of settling several hundred claims. In late 1951, all claims had been settled, leaving the organization with a few properties and some 300 die-hard loyalists. " [ "Christ's Church of the Golden Rule " was the name adopted by Mankind United in 1943, and has no apparent connection to the French Huguenot "Church of the Golden Rule "]
Mankind United California 90 - - - 1956 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1726. "In these later years, Bell's followers say him less and less. Finally, in December 1951, he made an announcement to the faithful remnant. The Sponsors had decided that the majority of mankind was so selfish as to be unworthy of salvation and would, in any case, eventually destroy itself in wars. They had therefor eexplored possibilities for the colonization of other planets... Those who remained faithful would also be transported to the new planet, although the automatic machinery would effect this transition only 'during the brief instant immediately preceding one's so-called death'. Following the announcement of this final communication, Bell disappeared from the view of members and public alike. Members grew few and old, operating a few remaining businesses, among which was a laundry and a motel. By 1956, less than a hundred members remained faithful and the end of Mankind United was reached. "
Mankind United - core California 30,000 - - - 1939 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1726. "...height of... popularity, in 1938-39... Bell encouraged the formation of local clubs dedicated to promoting the book, and while this was not obligatory such clubs nonetheless flourished. As they grew in numbers, Bell organized them into an elaborate bureaucracy of dedicated workes. As many as 30,000 were actively engaged in the goal of registering 200 million 'educated and religious people' -- precisely the people, Bell said, whom the Money Changers most urgenly wanted to annihilate. The bulk of the membership was drawn from the working and lower 'white-collar' classes, was primarily between the ages of 40 and 60 and had completed some secondary education. Females slightly outnumbered males... "
Mariners Church California 2,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Newport Beach, CA.
Mariners Church California - - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 53. "In Newport, California, 'Mariners Southcoast Church' organizes therapy sessions that undercut the shrinks. All the vices of worldly contamination speckle the great radical Christian movement of contemporary America of which Mariners forms part: the Next Church movement, in which some forecasters perceive a model for the future of religion. "
megachurches California 243,312 - 72
units
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table, grouped by state, columns for city, state, "size " (avg. weekly attendance), etc. From study finding all U.S. megachurches (congreg. w/ "consistent weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons ").
Meher Baba California - - 4
units
- 1972 Harper, Marvin Henry. Gurus, Swamis, and Avatars: Spiritual Masters and their American Disciples; Philadelphia: Westminster Press (1972), pg. 226. "Meher Baba Centers have been established in a number of American cities, 4 in California, 3 in New York, 2 in Florida, 1 in Virginia. Perhaps the best known and most active of the centers is that at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina... "
Melodyland Christian Church California 8,000 - - - 1978 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 193. "Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana, for instance, claimed more than 9,000 on its rolls by 1978 and more than 30,000 in the region named it as their primary spiritual center. In the same region, more than 8,000 belonged to the Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim... "
Melodyland Christian Church California 3,500 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Anaheim, CA; pastor Ralph Wilkerson. [Listed in table as "Melodyland Christian Church "]
Mennonite California - 0.10% - - 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.
Mennonite Brethren Churches, General Conference California 9,186 0.03% 46
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': 6,917. [Listed as 'General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.']
Mennonite Church California 1,346 0.00% 18
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': 774. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church.']
Methodist California - 4.00% - - 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.
Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship California - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 213. Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness. "Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship... In the U.S. there is a single congregation (Christian in Action Chapel) at Long Beach, California... "
Missionary Church California 6,989 0.02% 36
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': 5,266. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Molokan Spiritual Christians (Pryguny) California 3,500 - - - 1912 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 328. "The Pryguny Molokons... settled in Los Angeles... Various studies of the community found an estimated 3,500 (1912)... "
Molokan Spiritual Christians (Pryguny) California 5,000 - - - 1929 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 328. "The Pryguny Molokons... settled in Los Angeles... Various studies of the community found an estimated 3,500 (1912), 5,000 (late 1920s)... "
Molokan Spiritual Christians (Pryguny) California 15,000 - - - 1970 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 328. "The Pryguny Molokons... settled in Los Angeles... Various studies of the community found an estimated 3,500 (1912), 5,000 (late 1920s), and then 15,000 (1970). "
Moravian Church in America, Northern Province California 647 0.00% 4
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': 463. [Listed as 'Moravian Church in Amer (Unitas Fratrum) No Prov.']
Native Americans California 242,164 - - - 1990 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 316. "The state of Oklahoma has the largest concentration of Native North Americans in the US (252,420), followed by California (242,164), Arizona (203,527), and New Mexico (134,355). " [NOTE: This is a measure of ethnic/tribal affiliation, NOT a measure of how many practice Native American religion.]
Native Americans California 242,164 0.80% - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 18-19. Table: "Indian population in each of the 50 states... "; From 1990 U.S. Census: figures include "Indian & Alaska Native Population [both Aleut and Eskimo].
Nazism California - - 5
units
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Neo-Nazi groups.
Neo-Paganism California 31,400 - - - 1992 Berger, Helen A. A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press (1999), pg. 9-10. Table: "Distribution of Neo-Pagans Participating in Neo-Pagan Census in U.S. "; Cols: State; Number [of Census participants]; % [of particpants]; Pg. xvi: "[Received] more than 2,000 responses... survey was distributed through Wiccan & Neo-Pagan organizations..., published in journals,.. Internet [&] at festivals. [unable] to guarantee that the survey was randomly distributed. "; Pg. 10: "...actual % by state are at best an approximation. "; Raw number presented here based on state % from this table, as a portion of estimated 200,000 [1992] U.S. total (pg. 9).; California %: 15.7
Netherlands Reformed Congregations California 27 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 18. [Listed as 'Netherlands Reformed Congregations.']
New Kadampa Tradition California - - 12
units
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of NKT Centers for Asia, Australasia and America " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory.
Nonreligious California - 13.00% - - 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.
North American Baptist Conference California 10,053 0.03% 25
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 7,846. [Listed as 'North American Baptist Conference.']
Norwegian Seaman's Church California - - 2
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 155. "The seven in the U.S. are located in San Pedro [CA], San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, and New York City. "
Occidental Orthodox Parishes, Association of California - - 1
unit
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 116. "Membership: In 1984 the Association had 5 parishes (New York City; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago; Dorchester, MA; and Fullerton, CA) and a monastery in Jacksonville, Florida. "
Old Brethren Church California - - 1
unit
- 1915 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 317. "Old Brethren, is a name taken by two congregations which split from the Old German Baptist Brethren in 1913 (...Indiana) and in 1915 (Salida congregation in Stanislaus County, California). "
Old Brethren Church California - - 1
unit
- 1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 318. "In 1980 the Old Brethren had... three congregations (Salida, California; Deer Creek, Indiana; Gettysburg, Ohio). "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession California - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Open Bible Standard Churches California - - 40
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc..']
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) California - 0.40% - - 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.
Orthodox Church in America California - - 28
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Orthodox Church in America.']
Orthodox Church of the East California - - 1
unit
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 143-144. Section: Non-Chalcedonian Orthodoxy. "Orthodox Church of the East... Vashon, WA [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988, the church reported two congregations, one in Bremerton, Washington, and one in Malibu, California. "
Peninsula Bible Church California 2,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; in Palo Alto, CA.
Pentecostal California - - - - 1906 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 35. "Pentecostals. One foggy evening in the spring of 1906, a group of Christians met in a Los Angeles warehouse to worship and pray. As Reverent William J. Seymour was preaching... Every day for the next three years, from early morning until midnight, thousands flocked to the warehouse on Azusa Street... Pentecostalism had begun... "
Pentecostal California - 1.50% - - 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.


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