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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Catholic Chile - 89.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Chile - 57.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Chile - 89.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "
Catholic - bishops Chile 24 - - - 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Chile 23 - - - 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Chile 29 - - - 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Chile 35 - - - 1992 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops Chile 32 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - nuns Chile 4,745 - - - 1973 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "; "Figure for Chile is 1973, not 1972 (Source: Catholic Almanac 1976) "
Catholic - nuns Chile 6,197 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Chile 2,206 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Chile 2,307 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - seminarians Chile 111 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Catholic - seminarians Chile 809 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Chono Chile - - - - 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. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "
Christianity Chile 14,363,076 99.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish; Total population: 14,508,158.
Christianity Chile - 92.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 92%, secular 7%, traditional religion 1% "
Christianity - other Chile 1,446,000 10.00% - - 1996 Caistor, Nick. Chile: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998), pg. 81. "Population... 1996 estimate 14.46 million... Religion: 78% Roman Catholic; 10% estimated Evangelicals; 10% other Christian denominations "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 20,000 - - - 1972 "Chile's Fruitful Vineyard " in Ensign (Dec. 1995), pg. 34. "...in 1972, Church membership in Chile numbered twenty thousand. The Latter-day Saint population jumped to 146,000 by the time the Santiago Chile Temple was dedicated in 1983. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 82,625 - - - 1980 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998), pg. 17. "Table: 1.3: Two Years of Mormon Growth, 1978-80 "; Two columns: "Percentage rate of membership growth 1978-80 " and "Number of members in 1980 "; Growth 1978-80: 121%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 146,000 - - - 1983 "Chile's Fruitful Vineyard " in Ensign (Dec. 1995), pg. 34. "...in 1972, Church membership in Chile numbered twenty thousand. The Latter-day Saint population jumped to 146,000 by the time the Santiago Chile Temple was dedicated in 1983. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 170,000 - - - 1985 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 300,000 - - - 1990 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 331,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995).
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 394,000 2.80% 781
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 Chile 400,000 - - - 1995 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 300,000 2.07% - - 1996 Caistor, Nick. Chile: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998), pg. 57-58. "As in other countries in Latin America, the evangelical churches began to grow during the years of military repression, and since then their message of personal responsibility and direct spirituality has chimed in with the economic message of neo-liberalism... By the mid-1990s, it was reported that as many as twenty per cent of Chileans were members of these new churches, with the Mormons, for example, claiming over 300,000 followers. " [Pg. 81: 1996 population is 14.46 million]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 400,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* LDS-GEMS In 1996 Chile reached eighty-nine stakes and 400,000 members.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 462,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 114. Graphic: "Church growth: selected countries "; Shows membership in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 1997 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Philippines.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile - - 900
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 12. "On March 9, 1997, Chile became the fourth nation in the world to have 100 or more stakes. " [Stakes are jurisdictions containing multiple wards and branches (congregations)--in Chile each stake has, on average, about 9.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile - 3.00% - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 122. "Other countries with an increasing proportion of members include Chile, with 3%, the highest in Latin America. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 462,000 3.10% 948
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 Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile - 3.10% - - 1999 "News of the Church " in Ensign (Dec. 1999), pg. 65. "President Boyd K. Packer and Elder Dallin H. Oaks met with government leaders and Church members in Chile, 21-29 August... 'There is no other major nation of the world that has the proportion of membership [3.1 percent] that Chile has, a proportion that is even greater than that of the United States,' said Elder Oaks. 'Chile is and ought to be an example for Latter-day Saints everywhere in keeping the commandments and maintaining the affairs of the kingdom.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chile 575,000 - - - 1999 "President Hinckley Addresses Largest-Ever International Gathering " in Ensign, July 1999, pg. 74. "President... Hinckley recently spoke in Santiago, Chile... and addressed about 57,500 membes--more than 10 percent of Chile's total members--on 26 April. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Chile - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Santiago, Chile
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Chile - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "LDSWorld "; web page: "Gems Temple Status Page " (viewed 17 July 1999); compiled by Dave Kenison. Updated regularly. Original sources: Deseret News Church Almanac, & announcements thru Church News & other media.; Table: "LOCATIONS & DEDICATIONS OF TEMPLES " (incl. dedication dates)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Chile - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Kim Siever's Temple Site "; web page: "South America " (viewed 18 April 1999). Table with columns: Name [of temple], Year: Operating temples: "Sao Paulo Brasil 1978; Santiago Chile 1983; Guatemala City Guatemala 1984 [in Central America]; Lima Peru 1986; Buenos Aires Argentina 1986 "
Church of the Nazarene Chile 2,491 0.02% 52
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 13 Jan. 1998; total population: 14,237,000
Evangelical Chile 1,780,000 - - - 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.
Evangelical Chile 1,446,000 10.00% - - 1996 Caistor, Nick. Chile: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998), pg. 81. "Population... 1996 estimate 14.46 million... Religion: 78% Roman Catholic; 10% estimated Evangelicals; 10% other Christian denominations "
Islam Chile 5,000 0.03% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Chile 21,344 0.18% 288
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Chile 55,679 0.38% 591
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 143,897.
Jehovah's Witnesses Chile 59,124 0.40% 621
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Chile - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Chile 70,552 - 288
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Chile 143,897 0.98% 591
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site From 1997 Statistics "Memorial attendance " column. Count of all who attend this once-a-year meeting, whether or not a "publisher " in full standing. Most would be considered adherents.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Chile 147,112 0.99% - - 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; "Memorial attendance " column indicates attendance at yearly communion meeting.
Judaism Chile 30,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977), pg. 239. "...Brazilian community with its 175,000 Jews... "
Judaism Chile 15,000 - - - 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. "
Mapuche Chile - - - - 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. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "
Mapuche Chile 500,000 - - - 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. 706-707. "While the Quechua are in no danger of being forced from their highland bastion, the half million Mapuche, surrounded by white Chileans, recently suffered military atrocities at the hands of national troops and could conceivably be subjected to intense politial and economic pressures which could disperse them geographically and end their way of life. "
Mapuche Chile 1,500,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "There are 1.7 million Mapuche Indians. Most of them live in Chile, but at least 200,000 live in Argentina. "
Mapuche Chile - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 103. "Location: Chile; Religion: Roman Catholicism...; some Protestantism; some indigenous religions "; "Many of the surviving Indians have also been converted to Catholicism. Some Mapuche Indians continue to practice their own religion. Their beliefs include worship of the creator Ngenechen and the destroyer Wakufu. "
Mapuche Chile 800,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 50-51. "Araucanians: Location: Chile, Argentina; Population: About 800,000; Religion: Roman Catholicism mingled with indigenous religious beliefs "; "The main group of Araucanians that still remain in Chile today are the Mapuche, numbering about 800,000 people. Initially the Mapuche lived between the Itata and Tolten rivers, while the Huilliche or southern Araucanians lived between the Tolten and the island of Chile... Some 400,000 Mapuche have had to migrate to the cities and now live the life of poor, urban workers. "
Mapuche Chile - 10.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Mapuche " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "The number of the Mapuche is approximately 1.5 million, constituting over 10% of the total population in Chile and 200,0000 in Argentina. "
Mapuche - reservation-dwelling Chile 500,000 - - - 1997 Faron, Louis C. "The Mapuche of Chile: Their Religious Beliefs and Rituals " in South and Meso-American Native Spirituality, ed. by Gary H. Gossen. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co. (1997), pg. 352. "Even though their lives are difficult, the Mapuche have survived, and their numbers have greatly increased to more than one-half million on reservations in an area of southern middel Chile about... "
National Convention of Baptist Churches of the Chilean Mission Chile 1,757 - 38
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
Nonreligious Chile - 13.00% - - 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% "
Nonreligious & Atheist Chile 684,250 7.00% - - 1993 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies In 1992 census, population segment aged fourteen years and older (totaling 9,775,222), 76.7% declared Roman Catholic, 13.2% Evangelical or Protestant, 7% indifferent or atheist, and 4.2% other, including small Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Orthodox.
Ona Chile - - - - 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. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "; southernmost Chile and Argentina
other Chile 1,570,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic or Evangelical Protestant
Pentecostal Chile - 14.00% - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 16). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 2162. "Some authorities consider that more than 14% of the population of Chile are now practising Pentecostalists... "
Pentecostal Chile 1,000,000 - - - 1976 Quebedeaux, Richard. The New Charismatics: The Origins, Development, and Significance of Neo-Pentecostalism; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1976), pg. 46-47. "thanks to Prudencio Damboriena and Walter Hollenweger's work... 460,000 - 1,000,000, where 80% of the Protestant population is Pentecostal "
Pentecostal Chile - 10.00% - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987), pg. 133. "In Chile, some 10% of the total population are Pentecostals. "
Plymouth Brethren Chile - - 30
units
- 1998 *LINK* web page: "'Plymouth Brethren' FAQ "; "Author: Shawn Abigail; November1998; Version 1.6.1 " There are at least 30 Gospel Halls in Chile.
primal-indigenous Chile - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Chile - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Chile - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 92%, secular 7%, traditional religion 1% "
Protestant Chile - 6.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Chile 1,290,300 13.20% - - 1993 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies In 1992 census, population segment aged fourteen years and older (totaling 9,775,222), 76.7% declared Roman Catholic, 13.2% Evangelical or Protestant, 7% indifferent or atheist, and 4.2% other, including small Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Orthodox.
Protestant Chile - 20.00% - - 1996 Caistor, Nick. Chile: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998), pg. 57-58. "As in other countries in Latin America, the evangelical churches began to grow during the years of military repression, and since then their message of personal responsibility and direct spirituality has chimed in with the economic message of neo-liberalism... By the mid-1990s, it was reported that as many as twenty per cent of Chileans were members of these new churches, with the Mormons, for example, claiming over 300,000 followers. "
Protestant Chile 1,595,897 11.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish; Total population: 14,508,158.
Protestant Chile - 28.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "


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