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megachurches California: San Francisco 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, 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 ").
Native Americans California: San Francisco 40,847 - - - 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.; "San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA "; Includes Alaska natives.
Norwegian Seaman's Church California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 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. "
PL Kyodan California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Official web site of PL Kyodan; web page: "North American Church Directory Menu " (viewed 11 April 1999). Counted listings in directory: San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco; Oakland (Hayward, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto)
Salvation Army California: San Francisco 13 - - - 1883 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. 23. "By July, 1883, the original forty members [in San Francisco] had been reduced to thirteen; Sergeant Milsaps remained among the faithful. "
Salvation Army - Chinese corps California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 1896 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. 50. "...1896... when a Chinese corps was finally opened later the same year, the pioneer officer was Captain May Jackson. With its gaslights, two 'little dragon flags,' and John 3:16 in Chinese characters on the wall, the Chinese corps was a triumph from the start; by the end of the year 36 Chinese had been saved, and a second corps was opened in San Jose. Prominent Army visitors to San Francisco always wanted to visit its exotic Oriental outpost... "
Salvation Army - Chinese corps California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 1959 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. 202. "Two traditional ethnic ministries continued to thrive. The Chinatown Corps in San Francisco, opened in 1896, had outlived the vicissitudes of 166 different officers until 1959, and had somehow survived them all as the Army's only Chinese corps in the United States. "
Salvation Army - Chinese corps California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 1965 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. 202. "In 1959 Captain Check Hung Yee was given the command, and the [Chinese] corps [in Chinatown, San Francisco] began to prosper. By the mid-1960s there were almost three hundred Chinese involved in one or another of the helpful activities offered by the energetic and resourceful Yee. "
Salvation Army - Chinese corps California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 1978 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. 202. "In 1959 Captain Check Hung Yee was given the command, and the [Chinese] corps [in Chinatown, San Francisco] began to prosper. By the mid-1960s there were almost three hundred Chinese involved in one or another of the helpful activities offered by the energetic and resourceful Yee... In 1978 the Chinatown Corps began to produce a fifteen-minute religious televisoin program in two dialects of Chinese and in English... "
Salvation Army - Japanese corps California: San Francisco - - 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. "
Salvation Army - Swedish corps California: San Francisco - - 1
unit
- 1899 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. 48. "The Scandinavian ministry was extended to the Pacific Coast on February 26, 1899, when a mission was opened in San Francisco to reach Swedish sailors. "
self religions California: San Francisco - 16.67% - - 1973 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 151. [Orig. source: "These and other figures from the San Francisco area are from a representative sample survey of 1,000 residents of the greater San Francisco metropolitan area conducted by the author in 1973. For greater detail, see my Consciousness Reformation. "] "Besides the more esoteric movements, a number of new organizations emerged with syncretic doctrines that were informed as much by popular psychology, science, and mysticism as by conventional religious traditions... Inner Peace Movement... Erhard Seminars Training... Arica, Bioenergetics, Psychosynthesis, Rolfing, and Silva Mind Control... In the San Francisco area, one person in six claimed to have taken part in one or another of these kinds of groups by the early 1970s. "; pg. 337: "The question asked specifically about participation in 'an encounter group or similar kind of training such as sensory awareness, sensitivity training, a T-group, or growth group. "
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence California: San Francisco 30 - - - 1999 Associated Press. "Habitual offenders: Some Catholics angry as drag queens who dress up as nuns plan Easter party " in Dallas Morning News (Thursday, March 25, 1999), pg. 8A. "San Francisco... The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence... The order came into being in 1979, when a couple of men got dressed in habits they acquired while doing The Sound of Music and went out to the Castro on Easter Sunday. Today, there are about 30 active members -- men and women, gay and straight... "
Transcendental Meditation California: San Francisco - 5.00% - - 1973 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 151. [Orig. source: "These and other figures from the San Francisco area are from a representative sample survey of 1,000 residents of the greater San Francisco metropolitan area conducted by the author in 1973. For greater detail, see my Consciousness Reformation. "] "Another movement... that attracted large followings was Transcendental Meditation (TM)... In the San Francisco area approximately 5 percent of the population claimed to have practiced it at one time or another. And in the nation as a whole, some 4 percent said they had been particpants. "
unmarried couples living together California: San Francisco - 35.40% - - 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. "
Zen California: San Francisco - 3.00% - - 1973 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 151. [Orig. source: "These and other figures from the San Francisco area are from a representative sample survey of 1,000 residents of the greater San Francisco metropolitan area conducted by the author in 1973. For greater detail, see my Consciousness Reformation. "] "By the early 1970s, approximately 3 percent of the San Francisco metropolitan area claimed to have practiced Zen at one time or another and four times this many said they found Zen attractive. "
Alternative Religions California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 4,800 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: 1.6 million.
Baptist California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 102,400 6.40% - - 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: 1.6 million.
Catholic California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 536,000 33.50% - - 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: 1.6 million.
Christianity California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 1,126,400 70.40% - - 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: 1.6 million.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 12,160 0.76% - - 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: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 17,600 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; Graduate School of City University of NT, 1990. Listed as "Eastern Religions. " Total area pop: 1.6 million.
Episcopalian California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 48,000 3.00% - - 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: 1.6 million.
Islam California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 11,200 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 area pop: 1.6 million.
Jehovah's Witnesses California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 16,000 1.00% - - 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: 1.6 million.
Judaism California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 65,600 4.10% - - 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: 1.6 million.
Latter Day Saints California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 12,800 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 area pop: 1.6 million.
Lutheran California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 44,800 2.80% - - 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 area pop: 1.6 million.
Methodist California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 59,200 3.70% - - 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: 1.6 million.
Nonreligious California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 321,600 20.10% - - 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: 1.6 million. [In table, this group is called "Agnostic & Nonreligious "]
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 11,200 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 area pop: 1.6 million.
Pentecostal California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 11,200 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, 1990. (Pentecostal here includes Assemblies of God) Total area pop: 1.6 million.
Presbyterian California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 56,000 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: 1.6 million.
Protestant California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 507,200 31.70% - - 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: 1.6 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant - other California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 185,600 11.60% - - 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 ". Self-identification. Total area pop: 1.6 million. Includes Protestants NOT in: Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, & Episcopalian.
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 6,400 0.40% - - 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: 1.6 million.
unmarried couples living together California: San Jose - 6.80% - - 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. "
Calvary Chapel California: Santa Ana 30,000 - - - 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. "
Calvary Chapel California: Santa Ana 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 "); Listed in table as "Calvary Church of Santa Ana, " an independent congregation in California, but this is probably affiliated, at least nominally, with the nationwide Calvary Chapel chain.
Brao Cambodia 18,000 - - - 1984 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 Mountain Mon-Khmer Groups: "Among the hill tribes of Cambodia are the Brao (or lave, Love), who numbered about 18,000 in 1984... "; Pg. 540: The people of the hill tribes continue the traditional beliefs and practices of their ancestors... "
Brao Cambodia 10,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 539-540. "The Brao tribes live in northeastern Cambodia and just across the border in Laos. The total Brao population is between 10,000 and 20,000, about evenly divided between Cambodia and Laos. "
Buddhism Cambodia 7,300,000 - - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies In 1987 estimates vary from 6.3 to 7.3 million [total pop.]. Religion: Theravada Buddhism, suppressed by Khmer Rouge, revived but controlled under successor regime.
Buddhism Cambodia - 88.00% - - 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% "
Buddhism Cambodia - 87.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 2/2/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) a nation that is 87 percent Buddhist
Buddhism Cambodia 9,580,000 - - - 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.
Buddhism Cambodia 9,130,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Buddhist Populations in the World "; (Rank: 9)
Buddhism Cambodia - 70.00% - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997). Pg. 10-11. "There are over 3 million Buddhists worldwide... More than 85% of the population of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand is Buddhist, as is more than 70% of that in Cambodia, Laos, and Japan. " NOTE: The 3 million figure is obviously a typographical error.
Buddhism Cambodia 10,605,668 95.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Theravada Buddhism 95%, other 5%; Total population: 11,163,861.
Buddhism Cambodia - 95.00% - - 1998 *LINK* "World View: Controversy Besets Book On Moons " [headline of a miscellaneous religious news briefs section] in Salt Lake Tribune (26 Sept. 1998). [Orig. source: Christianity Today] Christian Radio: The Cambodian government has granted the first license to a Christian radio station in the country, which is 95 percent Buddhist.
Buddhism Cambodia 8,740,020 - - - 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: #7
Buddhism Cambodia - 87.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Buddhism Cambodia 10,317,950 95.00% - - 1999 Canesso, Claudia. Cambodia (in "Major World Nations " series), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 63, 75. Pg. 63: "Of Cambodia's estimated population of 10,861,000, about 90% are... Khmer. "; pg. 75: "By far the most important religion in Cambodia is Buddhism. About 95% of Cambodians--nearly all the Khmer--are Buddhists. "
Buddhism - monastic Cambodia 64,000 - 3,000
units
- 1974 Cavendish, Marshall. Cambodia ( "Cultures of the World " series), Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1996), pg. 67. "The overwhelming majority of Cambodians are Buddhists. Before the Khmer Rouge took over in 1975, there were over 3,000 monastaries in the country and more than 64,000 monks. "
Buddhism - monastic Cambodia 64,000 - 3,000
units
- 1974 Sheehan, Sean. Cambodia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1996), pg. 67. "The overwhelming majority of Cambodians are Buddhists. Before the Khmer Rouge took over in 1975, there were over 3,000 monasteries in the country and more than 64,000 monks. Life in the countryside was closely bound to the local temple, and monks were highly respected figures. "
Buddhism - monastic Cambodia 2,000 - - - 1979 Sheehan, Sean. Cambodia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1996), pg. 67. "The overwhelming majority of Cambodians are Buddhists. Before the Khmer Rouge took over in 1975, there were over 3,000 monasteries in the country and more than 64,000 monks... Pol Pot's regime disbanded all the temples, and Buddhist monks became prime targets for persecution. The vast majority of the monks were executed or died from overwork and lack of food while being forced to work in the countryside. Perhaps as few as 2,000 monks survived the Pol Pot Years of 1975-79. "
Buddhism - monastic Cambodia 2,000 - - - 1980 Cavendish, Marshall. Cambodia ( "Cultures of the World " series), Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1996), pg. 67. "Before the Khmer Rouge took over in 1975, there were over 3,000 monastaries in the country and more than 64,000 monks... Pol Pot's regime disbanded all the temples, and Buddhist monks became prime targets of persecution. The vast majority of the monks were executed... Perhaps as few as 2,000 monks survived the Pol Pot years of 1975-79. "
Catholic Cambodia 20,000 0.20% - - 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.; Zero parishes, but "there were 35 mission stations without resident priests) "
Catholic Cambodia 12,000 - - - 1996 Cavendish, Marshall. Cambodia ( "Cultures of the World " series), Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1996), pg. 77. "Cambodia has an estimated 12,000 Roman Catholics. "
Catholic Cambodia 12,000 - - - 1996 Sheehan, Sean. Cambodia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1996), pg. 77. "The Roman Catholic Church in Cambodia consists of the Apostolic Vicariate of Phnom Penh and the Apostolic Prefectures of Batdambang and Kampong Cham. In 1992, there were three Catholic priests working in Phnom Penh. Cambodia has an estimated 12,000 Roman Catholics. "
Cham Cambodia 30,000 - - - 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 Cambodia 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. "
Cham Cambodia - - - - 1996 Sheehan, Sean. Cambodia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1996), pg. 50. "Current estimates put the number of Chams in Cambodia at about 240,000. Most live in a couple of hundred villages clustered along the Mekong River to the east and north of the capital. "; "Pg. 76: "The Cham are devout Muslims. "
Cham - orthodox Cambodia 66,600 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 154-155. "Scholars... in 1975 [suggested] there were between 150,000 and 200,000 Muslims in Cambodia "; "Cambodian Cham are Muslims. Islam has been their defining characteristic... All Cambodian Cham are Sunni Muslim of the Shafii school, although there are traditionalist and orthodox branches... Traditional Cambodian Cham, numbering about two-thirds of Cambodian Cham, have kept many ancient traditions and rituals... The remaining one-third of Cambodian Cham are orthodox Cham who retain religious beliefs and practices much closer to Muslims from other countries... Most traditional Cham are scattered throughout central Cambodia, while orthodox Cham are located primarily around the capital of Phnom Penh... & in provinces to the south. "
Cham - traditional Cambodia 133,200 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 154-155. "Scholars... in 1975 [suggested] there were between 150,000 and 200,000 Muslims in Cambodia "; "Cambodian Cham are Muslims. Islam has been their defining characteristic... All Cambodian Cham are Sunni Muslim of the Shafii school, although there are traditionalist & orthodox branches... Traditional Cambodian Cham,... about 2/3 of Cambodian Cham, have kept many ancient traditions & rituals. Although they consider Allah the single, all-powerful God, they also recognize other non-Islamic deities. [Thus] they resemble the Cham of coastal Vietnam more than Muslims of other countries... remaining 1/3 of Cambodian Cham are orthodox Cham... Most traditional Cham are scattered throughout central Cambodia, while orthodox Cham are located primarily around the capital of Phnom Penh... & in provinces to the south. "
Christianity Cambodia 200 - - - 1990 *LINK* Fontaine, Chris (AP) "Cambodians baptized ? but are they converted? " in Deseret News (online, 27 Jan. 2000) "Over the past 10 years, the number of Cambodian Christians has grown from 200 to an estimated 60,000, says Steven Westergren of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. "
Christianity Cambodia 1,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 2/2/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Even though religious freedom was officially restored in 1989, last year there were only abut 1,000 [Christian] believers in a country with a population of over eight million.
Christianity Cambodia 2,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 9/15/95 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There are only about two thousand Christians in Cambodia, hardly enough to reach all 9,205,000 people.
Christianity Cambodia 60,000 0.67% - - 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "Cambodia - A Hidden Kingdom " [Jason's Domicile] "RELIGION: Theravada Buddhism (official religion) : 95% of population Muslims: 500,000 Christians: 60,000; POPULATION Total: Approximately 9 million "
Christianity Cambodia 60,000 0.60% - - 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "CAMBODIA - Journey of a life time " RELIGION: Theravada Buddhism: official religion; Islam: ( ~ 500,000); Christianity: ( ~ 60,000); [total] POPULATION: ~ 10 millions
Christianity Cambodia 60,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Fontaine, Chris (AP) "Cambodians baptized ? but are they converted? " in Deseret News (online, 27 Jan. 2000) "Over the past 10 years, the number of Cambodian Christians has grown from 200 to an estimated 60,000, says Steven Westergren of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cambodia 200 - 3
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cambodia 285 - 3
units
- 1997 "Gospel Gains Foothold in Cambodia " in Ensign (Jan. 1997), pg. 77. "Since [1994] the Church in Cambodia now has 12 proselyting elders and 285 members organized into three branches. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cambodia 600 0.01% 4
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of the Nazarene Cambodia 3,636 0.04% 31
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 5 Jan. 1998; total population: 9,205,000
Dhammakaya Cambodia - - - - 1890 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986), pg. 51. "The first inscription in Pali is from the yar 1309; it makes clear that the Theravada was under the protection of the royal house. Since that time it has been the dominant form of Buddhism in Cambodia. Toward the end of the 19th century the Dhammayut school of Thailand [Dhammakaya?] gained a foothold in Cambodia. "


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