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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod California 9,812 0.03% 44
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': 7,049. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Worldwide Church of God California - - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD... founded by Herbert W. ARMSTRONG in 1933... The Church, which experienced a major split in the 1970s, is based in Pasadena California, USA, where it operates Ambassador College. "
Zen Center of San Francisco California - - - - 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. 137. "The monastic atmosphere tends to prevail even in Buddhist centers with American teachers. Examples here include the San Francisco Zen Center and the Rochester Zen Center in New York. In these groups only a small percentage of the particpants are formally ordained as monks or nuns... "
Alternative Religions California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 4,200 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Baptist California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 245,700 11.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Catholic California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 548,100 26.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Christianity California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 1,533,000 73.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 65,835 3.14% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
East Asian religions California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 23,100 1.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews; Graduate School of City University of NT, 1990. Listed as "Eastern Religions. " Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Episcopalian California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 44,100 2.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Islam California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 10,500 0.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Jehovah's Witnesses California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 18,900 0.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Judaism California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 48,300 2.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Latter Day Saints California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 69,300 3.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Lutheran California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 73,500 3.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Methodist California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 50,400 2.40% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Nonreligious California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 367,500 17.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. [In table, this group is called "Agnostic & Nonreligious "]
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 6,300 0.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Pentecostal California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 67,200 3.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, 1990. (Pentecostal here includes Assemblies of God) Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Presbyterian California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 65,100 3.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Protestant California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 791,700 37.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Self-identification. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant - other California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 245,700 11.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Self-identification. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Includes Protestants NOT in: Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, & Episcopalian.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 12,600 0.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Hmong California: Fresno 30,000 - - - 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 150,000 Hmong in the United States. There are 30,000 Hmong living in Fresno... "
Salvation Army - Japanese corps California: Fresno - - 1
unit
- 1919 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980), pg. 129. "The pioneers returned to California on July 24, 1919. Joined by three Japanese-American converts from the Chicago training school, they opened the first Japanese corps in the country in San Francisco in August; Los Angeles followed in September, Fresno in October, Stockton by Christmas. "
Armenian California: Fresno County 40,000 - - - 1998 Kasbarian, Lucine. Armenia: A Rugged Land, An Enduring People (series: 'Discovering Our Heritage'). Parsippany, NJ: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 135. "Today about 40,000 Armenians live in Fresno County, California, where their family-owned businesses continue to pack dried fruits and nuts and grow their own special varieties of melons, grapes, and raisins. "
Armenian California: Glendale 45,000 - - - 1998 Kasbarian, Lucine. Armenia: A Rugged Land, An Enduring People (series: 'Discovering Our Heritage'). Parsippany, NJ: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 139. "The largest community of Armenians in the United States today is located in southern California, where in the city of Glendale alone there are some 45,000 Armenians. In this region you can see Armenian-owned businesses with storefront signs written in both English and Armenian. "
American Prelature California: Los Angeles - - 2
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 68. "Membership: In 1988, the prelature reported approx. 2,000 members (and some 20,000 constituents), mostly in Nicaragua. There were two centers in Los Angeles. "
Apostolic Gospel Church of Jesus Christ California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
1
country
1963 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 261. Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Apostolic Pentecostals. "Apostolic Gospel Church of Jesus Christ was founded in Bell Gardens, California, in 1963 by the Rev. Donald Abernathy... "
Apostolic Gospel Church of Jesus Christ California: Los Angeles - - 5
units
- 1968 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 261. "...founded in Bell Gardens, California, in 1963... During the next five years, four other congregations, all in the Los Angeles area, were added and a new denomination emerged. "
Arab California: Los Angeles 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 48. "Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles all have Arab American populations of more than 100,000. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Buddhism California: Los Angeles - - - - 1999 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999), pg. 147-148. "With members of Harvard's Pluralism Project, [Diana Eck] has found that Los Angeles, with its Thai, Korean, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Zen, Chinese, and Japanese communities, is now the world's most complex Buddhist city. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego
Crenshaw Christian Center California: Los Angeles 6,000 - 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 "); an independent in L.A., pastor Fred Price.
homosexual California: Los Angeles - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Silverlake, Los Angeles; West Hollywood, Los Angeles
International Church of Christ - attendance California: Los Angeles 13,011 - - - 1998 Baird, Al. "Editorial: The Truth is Out There " in LA Story (publication of the L.A. Church of Christ, a branch of the Int. Church of Christ),October 1998, pg. 2. "Kingdom Milestones: Countries planted: 141; Number of Churches: 333; Sunday Attendance: 169,781 "; "LA Sunday Attendance: August (avg.): 13,011 "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 455,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983), pg. 14. Graphic "City population comparisons "; New York: 1,998,000; Los Angeles: 455,000; Paris: 380,000; Tel Aviv: 335,000; Jerusalem: 298,000; Moscow: 285,000; Buenos Aires: 250,000 "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 490,000 - - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 267. "The metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations were New York City (1.45 million), Los Angeles (490,000), Chicago (261,000), Philadelphia (250,000), Boston (228,000), an San Francisco Bay area (210,000), Miami (189,000), and Washington, D.C. (165,000). "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 490,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
megachurches California: Los Angeles 40,661 - 12
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 ").
Mexican National Catholic Church California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1972 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 80. "Mexican National Catholic Church... The largest remnant united with the Orthodox Church in America and became its Mexican Exarchate in 1972... The Los Angeles parish survived as the single American outpost of the church. "
Mexican National Catholic Church California: Los Angeles 100 - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 80. "Only one parish, in East Los Angeles, California, of the Mexican National Catholic Church remains. It has less than 100 members. "
Native Americans California: Los Angeles 84,487 - - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 22. Table: Metropolitan statistical areas with highest Indian populations. Data from 1990 U.S. Census.; "Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, CA "; Includes Alaska natives.
New Age - channels California: Los Angeles 1,000 - - - 1987 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990), pg. 281-282. "As early as 1987 the number of channels in the Los Angeles area alone was estimated at more than 1,000. "
Oriental Mission Church California: Los Angeles 2,300 - 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.
Paradise Baptist Church California: Los Angeles 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.
Peniel Mission California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1886 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 214. Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness. "Peniel Missions (defunct)... founded by T. P. Ferguson and his wife... in Los Angeles in 1886. "
PL Kyodan California: Los Angeles - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* Official web site of PL Kyodan; web page: "North American Church Directory Menu " (viewed 11 April 1999). Counted listings in directory: Los Angeles Area: Glendale, Torrance
Roma California: Los Angeles 10,000 - - - 1962 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 9). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1195. "A more recent estimate, in 1962, placed nearly 5000 gypsies in New York, nearly 10,000 in Los Angeles -- cities where the gypsies tend to congregate during the winter. "
Roma California: Los Angeles 15,000 - - - 1994 Kephart, William M. & William W. Zellner. Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles (5th Ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press (1994), pg. 101. "Nevertheless, the Rom were in the cities to stay, and today there are a reported 10,000 in Chicago and 15,000 in Los Angeles. "
Salvation Army California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1887 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980), pg. 24. "On May 8, 1887, two officers--one of them Happy Joe, the Turk--opened fire on Los Angeles, in a tent on a lot on the corner of Fort and Temple Streets. "
Salvation Army - Japanese corps California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1919 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980), pg. 129. "The pioneers returned to California on July 24, 1919. Joined by three Japanese-American converts from the Chicago training school, they opened the first Japanese corps in the country in San Francisco in August; Los Angeles followed in September, Fresno in October, Stockton by Christmas. "
Unity Fellowship Church California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 317. "The Unity Fellowship Church was founded in 1985 in Los Angeles by Carl Bean, to serve African American gays and lesbians. In the 1970s, Bean was a successful gospel singer who recorded a hit album, I Was Born This Way, on the Motown label... "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Of Universal's nine US temples, five are in New York; one in Newark, New Jersey; two in Miami and one in Los Angeles... known in the United States as the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches California: Los Angeles 12 - 1
unit
- 1968 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 316. "Rev. Perry conducted the first MCC worship service on October 6, 1968, in the living room of his Los Angeles home. Eleven men and one woman participated in the first worship service... "
Universal World Church California: Los Angeles 11,315 - - - 1969 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 300. "In 1969, the Church reported 11,215 members in the mother church in Los Angeles. "
unmarried couples living together California: Los Angeles - 9.60% - - 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. 365. Table. "1990 Census... unmarried couples living together in the largest 20 cities follows. "
Victoria Community Church California: Los Angeles 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.
Alternative Religions California: Los Angeles County 26,700 0.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Baptist California: Los Angeles County 1,059,100 11.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Calvary Chapel California: Los Angeles County 35,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Harvest book by Chuck Smith and Tal Brooke on official church web site "...the number of people who consider it their home church is more than thirty-five thousand! Currently #3, according to Sunday attendance, among the ten largest churches in USA. "
Calvary Chapel California: Los Angeles County 30,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) [Orig. source: McGraw, Carol. 1997. "Let the Flower Children Come to Me: Pastor Chuck Smith Served as Godfather to the Jesus Freaks. " Orange County Register] "Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa has as many as 30,000 people in it's congregation each week. "; "In the past three decades the church has grown from only 25 to 25,000. "
Catholic California: Los Angeles County 2,803,500 31.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Christianity California: Los Angeles County 7,004,300 78.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: Los Angeles County 152,190 1.71% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
East Asian religions California: Los Angeles County 115,700 1.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews; Graduate School of City University of NT, 1990. Listed as "Eastern Religions. " Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Episcopalian California: Los Angeles County 151,300 1.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Islam California: Los Angeles County 71,200 0.80% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Jehovah's Witnesses California: Los Angeles County 62,300 0.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Judaism California: Los Angeles County 347,100 3.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Judaism - nondenominational California: Los Angeles County 97,188 1.09% - - 1990 Wertheimer, Jack. A People Divided: Juadism in Contemporary America. New York: Basic Books (A Division of Harper Collins) (1993), pg. 52. "The rejection of a denominational label by 23% of New York Jews, 28% of Los Angeles Jews, 30% of Miami Jews, 20% of Chicago Jews, and 22% of Philadelphia Jews is particularly noteworthy, given that these are the five largest Jewish communities in the U.S. and encompass close to 60% of the national Jewish population. "
Latter Day Saints California: Los Angeles County 160,200 1.80% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Lutheran California: Los Angeles County 311,500 3.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Methodist California: Los Angeles County 275,900 3.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Navajo California: Los Angeles County 2,500 - - - 1968 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968), pg. 129. "...about 2,500 Navaho reside in greater Los Angeles at the present time. "


California: Los Angeles County, continued

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