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Islam Egypt 33,300,000 90.00% - - 1975 Von Haag, Michael. Egypt: The Land and its People. Morristown, NJ: Macdonald Educational (1975), pg. 54. "Population: 37 million (estimated 1975)... Religion: 90% Muslim, the remainder being primarily Coptic Christians, who are particularly numerous in Middle Egypt, south of Luxor in Upper Egypt, and in the larger Delta towns. "
Islam Egypt 35,400,000 91.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 164-165. [Original src: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978).] Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Egypt 42,188,520 93.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 138-139. "Population: 45,364,000. Religion: 93% Moslem, 7% Coptic Christian and others.
Islam Egypt 51,000,000 93.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Egypt - 80.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Egypt ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 48. "Islam, the faith of more than 80% of the Egyptian population, is the official religion of the country... Most Egyptians are Sunni Muslims. "
Islam Egypt - 90.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Islam Egypt 47,250,000 90.00% - - 1995 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Estimated at more than 52.5 million in mid 1990. Almost 90 percent Sunni Muslims, 8.5 percent Coptic Christians, 1.5 percent other Christians.
Islam Egypt 54,810,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Islam Egypt 53,730,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Muslim Populations in the World "; (Rank: 7)
Islam Egypt 60,935,000 94.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94% (official estimate), Coptic Christian and other 6% (official estimate); Total Population: 64,824,466.
Islam Egypt 60,160,000 94.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 215. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Egypt 57,624,096 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Muslim Populations in the World "; Rank: #8
Islam Egypt - 85.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 60,470,000
Islam Egypt - - - - 1998 *LINK* official government web site: "Egypt State Information Service " Religion: Islam is the principal religion of the country.
Islam Egypt - 94.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Egypt 53,273,300 82.50% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Ismaili Egypt - - - - 1000 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1472. "Ismailis. Sect of Islam, named for Ismail (d. 760), eldest son of the sixth imam or spiritual leader of the Shia Moslems, excluded from the succession by his father: in the 9th century Ismaili preachers proclaimed the imminent return to earth of Ismail's son as the Mahdi, or Messiah: the Fatimid rulers of Egypt from the 10th century were Ismailis... "
Ismaili Egypt - - - - 1171 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1470. "...the Fatimid Caliphate which conquered Egypt and rujled there till overthrown by Saladin in 1171. During its ascendancy Egypt was a centre of culture, and many Fatimid buildings and works of art remain. "
Judaism Egypt 2,500,000 - - - -1500 B.C.E. Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 14. "Whether the Hebrews were expelled from Egypt or whether they left of their own accord is a matter for conjecture. The exodus a major biblical event for which no definitive corroboration has been found in other texts or archaeological remains. Certainly their numbers could not have been as great as the 600,000 Hebrews of fighting age claimed by the Bible. If this were true, the total Hebrew population would have numbered as many as 2.5 million -- greater than the population of Egypt as a whole. The one plausible explanation for the lack of documentation about the exodus is that the numbers involved were far to small and the Hebrews themselves too insignificant to warrant mention in the official records... "
Judaism Egypt 1,000,000 10.00% - - 33 C.E. Denny, Frederick Mathewson. An Introduction to Islam; New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1985), pg. 43. "By the time of Jesus there was a large Jewish community in Egypt, particularly in Alexandria. In Roman times, the Jewish population of Egypt was about 10% of the entire population, or somewhere around a million, according to Philo... "
Judaism Egypt 75,000 - - - 1948 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 146. Map: "The Jews of Egypt "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 75,000; 1974 - 350 "
Judaism Egypt 80,000 - - - 1949 Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 127. "...approximately 80,000 Jews resided in Egypt in 1949... "
Judaism Egypt 80,000 - - - 1956 Perl, Lila. Egypt, Rebirth on the Nile. New York: William Morrow and Company (1977), pg. 148. "...up to the time of the 1948 war against Israel. From that period on, and especially after the 1956 Suez Canal war, Egypt's population of 80,000 Jews dwindled rapidly through emigration. "
Judaism Egypt 1,200 - - - 1969 Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 127. "The Jewish community declined sharply after the creation of the state of Israel. Whereas approximately 80,000 Jews resided in Egypt in 1949, by 1969 the number had dwindled to only about 1,200. Most of these lived in Cairo and its vicinity and in Alexandria. "
Judaism Egypt 350 - - - 1974 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 146. Map: "The Jews of Egypt "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 75,000; 1974 - 350 "
Judaism Egypt 1,000 - - - 1977 Perl, Lila. Egypt, Rebirth on the Nile. New York: William Morrow and Company (1977), pg. 148. "Today there are probably fewer than one thousand Jews in Egypt, although there are still freely functioning synagogues in Alexandria and Cairo. The historic Ben Ezrae Synagogue, located in Old Cairo, was rebuilt by the Rabbi Abraham Ben Ezra in the twelfth century A.D. It still has a nucleus of thirty to forty Jewish families that live in the neighborhood and worship there regularly... "
Judaism Egypt - - - - 1978 Lengyel, Emil. Modern Egypt. New York: Franklin Watts (revised edition, 1978), pg. 32. "Jews played important roles in the history of Egypt, but, due to the hostility existing between the Arab world and Israel, it has become intolerable for Jews to stay in their ancestors' land. Most have left for Israel and other countries. Only a tiny number of the once large and prosperous Jewish community has remained, mainly in Alexandria. "
Judaism Egypt 300 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 207. "Today there are only 300 Jews in Egypt and 400 in Iraq. "
Karaites Egypt 40 - - - 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 126. "The final exodus of Karaites [from Egypt] followed the Sinai Campaign of 1956... Only a few hundred Jews are left today, among them about forty Karaites... None of them still live in the old Karaite Quarter. Both synagogues in that quarter are closed; all of Cairo's Karaites now pray in the new synagogue in Abbassie. "
Maliki Egypt - - - - 1000 C.E. Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 120. "Religious creativity in Egypt reached its zenith during the two centuries of the Fatimid caliphate between 973 and 1171... Previously subordinated to Damascus and Baghdad, Egypt became for a brief time the center of Islamic scholarship and thinking... The school of jurisprudence founded by Al Shafii in the ninth century became dominant in Lower Egypt while an alternate school, the Malikite, established its hold over the peoples of Upper Egypt. "
Monophysitism Egypt - - - - 451 C.E. Corrick, James A. The Byzantine Empire. San Diego: Lucent Books (1997), pg. 46. "Even after the Council of Chalcedon, the citizens of Alexandria refused to give up their belief, which became a symbol of resistance to the central imperial authority. Antioch, the other great rival of constantinople, also embraced Monophysitism. "
Monophysitism Egypt - - - - 641 C.E. Corrick, James A. The Byzantine Empire. San Diego: Lucent Books (1997), pg. 75. "In 641... the Arabs took Egypt... The seventh-century jihad's success was helped greatly by two major factors. First, Heraclius's victory over Persia had been costly. Both the Byzantines and the Persians were drained by their years of war, and they were easy prey for the Muslim armies that burst out of Arabia in 634. Second, when Heraclius had regained Egypt and Syria from the Persians, he had cracked down on the Jews and the Monophysites, the latter making up the bulk of the population of these imperial provinces. These groups saw the arrival of the Arabs, who did not persecute either Christians or Jews, as a way of escaping imperial harassment... Muslim domains profited by not rushing conversions. "
Monophysitism Egypt 650,000 - - - 1970 Walker, Williston. A History of the Christian Church (3rd ed., revised by Robert T. Handy; 1st ed. 1918). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1970), pg. 144. "The native Monophysite body of Egypt can hardly be given a fixed date for its origin. From the Council of Chalcedon the land was increasingly in religious rebellion. That church, the Coptic, is still the main Christian body of Egypt, numbering more than six hundred and fifty thousand adherents, strongly Monophysite to this day in doctrine, under the rule of a patriarch who still takes his title from Alexandria, though his seat has long been in Cairo. "
Muslim Brotherhood Egypt 2,000,000 - - - 1949 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 138. "Totally rejecting the attempts being made by other Muslim thinkers to reconcile Islam with modern scientific thought, the Muslim Brotherhood dreamed of recreating a purely Islamic polity governed according to the strict rules of the Shari'a. By the late 1940s the Brotherhood was reckoned to have as many as 2 million members, while it strong Pan-Islamic ideas had gained it supporters in other Arab lands. "
Muslim Brotherhood Egypt - - - - 1965 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 220-221. "Muslim Brotherhood: A fundamentalist Muslim religious and political association founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna. A popular movement, it did not have parliamentary power and opposed political parties. Responsible for demonstrations and assassinations between 1945-8, it forced Farouk to fight the First Arab-Israeli War. Banned December 1948-51. Banned by the Free Officers in January 1954... Student disturbances in the late 1960s were attributed to the Muslim Brotherhood. "
Muslim Brotherhood Egypt - - - - 1975 Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 126. "Despite concerted efforts at its suppression, the Muslim Brotherhood continues to exist as a secret society in opposition to the regime. Occasional government announcements of the seizure of members of the brotherhood serve to confirm its ability to survive. With its official dissolution, however, all organized opposition to the government in effect ceased to exist. "
other Egypt 3,800,000 10.00% - - 1975 Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 126. "Religious minorities constitute between 5 to 10 percent of the total population. Of these groups the indigenous Copts are the largest... Minority churches include Eastern Orthodox, Roman and other Catholic, and Protestant denominations; there is also a small group of Jews. They all benefit from the Constitution of 1971, which proclaims that freedom of belief is absolute. Except for the Copts, Christians have generally been foreigners. "
polygamy Egypt - 2.00% - - 1977 Perl, Lila. Egypt, Rebirth on the Nile. New York: William Morrow and Company (1977), pg. 146. "At present, only about 2 percent of the male population has more than one wife, for the cost of supporting multiple families in the city or on the small subsistence farm is prohibitive. "
Presbyterian Egypt 50,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Hold, Rinehart and Winston (1972), pg. 12. "The numbers of Protestants are not too impressive [in Egypt], but there are about 50,000 Egyptians related to American Presbyterian missions and about 75,000 members of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, Synod of the Nile. No other Protestant group claims 15,000 members. "
Protestant Egypt - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 60,470,000
Seventh-day Adventist Egypt - 0.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Membership Density " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Adventist Believers - High and Low Density "; Table: "Ratio of church membership to country population "; Ratio: 1:45,455
Shafii Islam Egypt - - - - 1000 C.E. Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 120. "Religious creativity in Egypt reached its zenith during the two centuries of the Fatimid caliphate between 973 and 1171... Previously subordinated to Damascus and Baghdad, Egypt became for a brief time the center of Islamic scholarship and thinking... The school of jurisprudence founded by Al Shafii in the ninth century became dominant in Lower Egypt while an alternate school, the Malikite, established its hold over the peoples of Upper Egypt. "
Sufism Egypt - - 60
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- 1968 Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 119. "Sufism exists in a number of forms, most representing an original tariqa (discipline or way; pl., turuq) developed by an inspired founder, or shaykh... At leat until the end of the 18th century, this organized mysticism was central to Islam... The turuq, however, have proven unequal to the challenge of modernism and have lost much of their prestige with the educated... In the latter third of the 20th century, therefore, the major strength of turuq lies with the illiterate rural population... The level of popular Sufi devotions has therefore been declining... Observers have nonetheless noted an apparent increase in interest in mysticism among the educated... The approximately sixty orders existing in the late 1960s therefore continued as a focus for personal loyalty but as a force with negligable national influence. "
Sunni Egypt 34,200,000 90.00% - - 1975 Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. vii. "Population: Possibly 38 million by late 1975... Sunni Islam is the state religion and faith of about 90% of population. "
Sunni Egypt 40,827,600 90.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 138-139. "Population: 45,364,000. Religion: 93% Moslem, 7% Coptic Christian and others... Most Egyptians--about 90%--are Sunni Muslims. "
Sunni Egypt - 90.00% - - 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% "
Sunni Egypt 47,250,000 90.00% - - 1995 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Estimated at more than 52.5 million in mid 1990. Almost 90 percent Sunni Muslims, 8.5 percent Coptic Christians, 1.5 percent other Christians.
Sunni Egypt 54,810,000 - - - 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.
Sunni Egypt 54,000,000 90.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 63. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
unknown Egypt - 10.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "; Listed as "Unspecified "
Zar Egypt - - - - 1975 Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 119. "Although little known by social scientists, a body of specifically feminine religious traditions appears to be handed down from mother to daughter. One well-known manifestation of female spirituality is the zar cult, a body of lore concerning spirit possession. Apparently brought to Egypt by Ethiopian slave women in the 18th and 19th centuries, the zar cult centers on a weekly meeting at a saint's tomb and includes exorcism, music, dancing, and ecstatic trances. "
miscellaneous regional info Egypt: Alexandria - - - - -332 B.C.E. Osborne, Richard. Philosophy for Beginners. New York, NY: Writers and Readers Publishing (1992), pg. 21. "Alexandria: Founded by Alexander in 332 BC on a natural harbour at one of the mouths of the Nile, it soon flourished under the enlightened rule of the Macedonian Ptolemy I into the greatest Mediterranean sea-port. The city was intensely cosmopolitan, bringing together Egyptians, the Jews of the Diaspora, and other races besides Greeks. For 600 years, while Alexander's ephemeral Hellenic empire split and faltered, and imperial Rome rose and fell, Alexandria was the last great light of antiquity. "
Islam Egypt: Cairo - - - - 1978 Lengyel, Emil. Modern Egypt. New York: Franklin Watts (revised edition, 1978), pg. 13. "Originally, Cairo was called 'the Tent' (El Fustat in Arabic). 'The Tent' today holds about 4.9 million people, by far the most populous city in Africa and the most populous Muslim city in the world. "
Islam Egypt: Cairo - - 1,000
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- 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Egypt ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 48. "Cairo has been one of the great centers for religious study in the Muslim world. They city has more than 1,000 mosques and schools if Islamic learning. "
Judaism Egypt: Cairo - - 24
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- 1967 Perl, Lila. Egypt, Rebirth on the Nile. New York: William Morrow and Company (1977), pg. 148. "Yet even in 1967, just before the Six Day War, there were over two dozen synagogues in Cairo with active congregations. "
Karaites Egypt: Cairo 3,000 - - - 1900 Asheri, Michael. Living Jewish: The Lore and Law of Being a Practicing Jew. New York: Everest House (1978), pg. 13. "The Karaim, also called Caraites, broke away from the main body of Israel in the 8th century C.E... The main groups were located in Cairo where there were some 3,000 Karaim, most of whom have emigrated to Israel... "
Karaites Egypt: Cairo 3,000 - - - 1947 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 125. "In Egypt, Karaites lived uninterruptedly for more than a thousand years. They occupied the same street in Cairo's Jewish Quarter from the founding of that city in the eleventh century into the twentieth... More than 3,000 Karaites lived in Cairo in 1947. "
Asociacion Bautista de El Salvador El Salvador 5,402 - 61
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- 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 "
Assemblies of God El Salvador 9,000 0.23% - - 1974 Haverstock, Nathan A. & John P. Hoover. El Salvador in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). New York: Sterling Publishing, Inc. (1974), pg. 28, 40. "El Salvador has nearly 3,900,000 people... "; Pg. 40: "Most Protestants in El Salvador are affiliated with the Pentecostal churches, with about 10,000 members, and the Assemblies of God, with 9,000. "
Bahai Faith El Salvador - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Baptist Home Mission Society El Salvador - - - - 1974 Haverstock, Nathan A. & John P. Hoover. El Salvador in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). New York: Sterling Publishing, Inc. (1974), pg. 40. "The Central American Mission and the Baptist Home Mission Societies are active. "
Baptist World Alliance El Salvador 5,402 0.09% 61
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- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "; [BWA stats. in individual countries are sum of figures for member bodies of BWA in the countries.]; [County population figures for 1998 from United Nations data available here.]
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches El Salvador 19 - 1
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- 1971 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 281. Original source: "Mennonite Yearbook 1972 " and "Mennonite Yearbook 1992 " Table: "The Beachy Amish, Congregations and Membership, 1971 and 1991 "
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches El Salvador 133 - 4
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- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992), pg. 281. Original source: "Mennonite Yearbook 1972 " and "Mennonite Yearbook 1992 " Table: "The Beachy Amish, Congregations and Membership, 1971 and 1991 "
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches El Salvador 137 - 7
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- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " EL SALVADOR: Ogles Evangelic Menonita (Beachy Amish); Members: 137; Congregations: 7
Catholic El Salvador 3,120,000 80.00% - - 1974 Haverstock, Nathan A. & John P. Hoover. El Salvador in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). New York: Sterling Publishing, Inc. (1974), pg. 28, 39-40. "El Salvador has nearly 3,900,000 people... "; Pg. 39: "About 80% of the Salvadoran population professes the Roman Catholic faith, between 2 and 3% Protestantism, and the rest apparently do not actively participate in any church. "
Catholic El Salvador - - 175
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- 1974 Haverstock, Nathan A. & John P. Hoover. El Salvador in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). New York: Sterling Publishing, Inc. (1974), pg. 39-40. "There are 175 parishes at the present time, staffed by almost 400 priests and about 800 nuns. Half of the priests belong to religious orders, chiefly the Salesians and the Jesuits. Almost all of these are foreigners, mostly from Italy and Spain, although there are a few priests and nuns from the U.S. "
Catholic El Salvador - - - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Population estimated at 5.4 million in 1988. Overwhelmingly Roman Catholic, although Protestant missionary groups, especially evangelicals, active and continued to make significant number of converts.
Catholic El Salvador - 93.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic El Salvador 5,399,000 93.50% 292
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- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic El Salvador 4,420,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic El Salvador 4,246,370 75.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 75% note: there is extensive activity by Protestant groups throughout the country; by the end of 1992, there were an estimated 1 million Protestant evangelicals in El Salvador; Total Population: 5,661,827.
Catholic El Salvador 4,500,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 394-395. "El Salvador... Population: About 5 million ";Pg. 395: "More than 90% of all Salvadorans are Roman Catholic. "
Catholic El Salvador - 75.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic El Salvador - 75.00% - - 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 "


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