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primal-indigenous Ethiopia - 11.00% - - 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 in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia 6,920,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia 7,047,909 12.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 3%-8%; Total Population: 58,732,577.
primal-indigenous Ethiopia - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 165. "Whereas Ethiopian Christianity is practiced by a minority of the total Ethiopian population, Islam is practiced by the great majority... The third major category of Ethiopian religion is indigenous religion. This is a generic term for the ancient religions praticed often by tribal peoples who live by 10,000 year old traditions. Sometims one finds the overlay of a Protestant religion taaught by missionaries amongs a particular people, or a thin appearance of Islam which came as an outside influence. But these ancient religions have served the people well, adapting them to the world and allowing them to survive with vitality and spirit to this day. "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia - 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Ethiopia - 53.00% - - 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 Ethiopia - 14.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Quara Ethiopia 6,000 - - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Ethiopian Jewry Home Page " (1998); Article/web page: "The Last Jews in Ethiopia " by Larry Thompson. "In 1991 a massive airlift... transported over 14,000 Jews to Israel in 2 days. It was believed at that time that Operation Solomon substantially completed the aliyah of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.ΚΚ However, 2 groups of persons claiming to be Jews were left behind in Ethiopia. (1) The Quara people: In 1991, approx. 6,000 Judaic Ethiopians were living in the isolated Quara region... In a follow-up to Operation Solomon, about 3,500 persons from upper Quara were taken to Israel in 1992 & 1993. But another group of about 2,500 from lower Quara were left behind, apparently because religious disputes caused them to be left off the lists of persons deemed eligible for aliyah to Israel. "
Quara Ethiopia 2,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethiopian Jewry Home Page " (1998); Article/web page: "The Last Jews in Ethiopia " by Larry Thompson. "Abraham Neguise, leader of the Ethiopian advocacy organization, South Wing to Zion, estimates there are 16,000 Falas Mora in Ethiopia and about 2,000 Quara Jews. "
Shankili Ethiopia - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
SIM International Ethiopia 150 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Ethiopia... Nearly 150 missionaries serve in 16 locations... "
SIM International Ethiopia 1,500,000 - 3,500
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "In 1974, the SIM-related congregations formed their own denomination called the Kale Heywet Church (KHC), which today numbers 3,500 congregations and 1.5 million baptized believers. "
Somali Ethiopia - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Sudan Interior Mission Ethiopia 125,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Hold, Rinehart and Winston (1972), pg. 12. "Ethiopia, a Christian (Coptic) exception in North Africa, does include a 125,000-member Protestant group, the Sudan Interior Mission, and Sudan itself has a rather strong Anglican (80,000-member) diocese. "
Sunni Ethiopia 8,400,000 99.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 8.4 million [Total pop.] (1990). Former Somali state officially Islamic; overwhelming majority of nationals Sunni Muslims (less than 1 percent Christian). Activist Islamism increasing in some areas.
Tigray Ethiopia 4,160,000 8.00% - - 1991 Kurtz, Jane. Ethiopia: The Roof of the World (series: Discovering Our Heritage). New York: Dillon Press (1991), pg. 4, 26. Pg. 4: "Population: 52,000,000 (1991) "; Pg. 26: "The Tigre is the smallest of the major groups, making up about 8% of the population. Tigre and Amhara people share a Semitic cultural heritage and together shaped Ethiopian culture and politics. But the Tigre consider themselves purer descendants of Ethiopia's first great kingdom. Their language is closest to the ancient langauge of Geez and, traditionally, the Tigre upheld Ethiopian Christianity in its purest form. "
Tigray Ethiopia - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures; Culture column: "Tigrai "; Location column: "Ethiopia "
Tigray Ethiopia - - - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 168. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Amhara and Tigrean (31%) "
Tigray Ethiopia 3,200,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 422, 424. "Tigray: Location: Tigray state (Ethiopia), Eritrea; Population: 3.2 million in Ethiopia, 1.7 million in Eritrea; Religion: Christianity " [Tigray form of 4th-century Christianity. These statistics are measure of tribal/ethnic affiliation, not a "distinct " religion.]
unknown Ethiopia - 5.00% - - 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 "
miscellaneous regional info Ethiopia - - - - 1986 Kleeberg, Irene Cumming. Ethiopia. New York: Franklin Watts (1986), pg. 47. "The official religion of Ethiopia for centuries was Coptic Christianity. This church became very wealthy over the years and this wealth may have angered some people and contributed to the coups d'etat against the government. Although Coptic Christianity was the official religion, there are probably more Moslems than Christians in the country. Most people in North Africa are Moslems. "; Pg. 49: "A large number of Ethiopians have animistic beliefs... "
miscellaneous regional info Ethiopia - - - - 1986 Lye, Keith. Take a Trip to Ethiopia. London, UK: Franklin Watts (1986), pg. 12-13. "Axum's King Ezana became a Christian in the fourth century AD and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has survived to this day. But today more Ethiopians are Muslims and Christians... Eleven Christian churches, carved by hand out of the rock at Lalibela, in northern Ethiopia in the 12th and 13th centuries, now attract many pilgrims and tourists... "; Pg. 18: "Harar is an ancient city in eastern Ethiopia. Most of its people are Muslims... "
miscellaneous regional info Ethiopia - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 165. "Religious belief and ritual vary with each culture existing within the boundaries of Ethiopia. With over 80 languages spoken, one can find over 80 cultures and over 80 religions. Yet one finds commonalities and overlaps in religious belief and ritual. Therefore, we can generalize and say that there are three major religions practiced by Ethiopian populations today: Coptic Monophysite Christianity, Islam, and indigenous (or what some people used to call pagan) religion. "
Falas Mora Ethiopia: Addis Ababa 8,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethiopian Jewry Home Page " (1998); Article/web page: "The Last Jews in Ethiopia " by Larry Thompson. "Estimates of the Falas Mora population in Ethiopia range upwards from 15,000. The known Falas Mora population is approximately as follows... Addis Ababa 8,000. Gonder 4,000. Chowit, Konzela, Alifa, and Takussa 2,000. Others, widely scattered 1,000. Total 15,000 "
Falas Mora Ethiopia: Gonder 4,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethiopian Jewry Home Page " (1998); Article/web page: "The Last Jews in Ethiopia " by Larry Thompson. "Estimates of the Falas Mora population in Ethiopia range upwards from 15,000. The known Falas Mora population is approximately as follows... Addis Ababa 8,000. Gonder 4,000. Chowit, Konzela, Alifa, and Takussa 2,000. Others, widely scattered 1,000. Total 15,000 "
Atheism Eurasia 55,898,000 19.10% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Humanism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; "Secular Humanists are sometimes hard to classify, and perhaps even more difficult to obtain demographic data about. The following distribution lists two groups: Nonreligious and Atheists. Nonreligious are defined as persons professing no religion, nonbelievers, agnostics, freethinkers, and dereligionized secularists indifferent to all religion. Atheists are defined as persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). "
Buddhism Eurasia 407,000 0.10% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Buddhism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Catholic Eurasia 5,590,000 1.90% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Roman Catholicism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Chinese traditional religion Eurasia 1,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Geography of Religions " (Geography Department of Morehead State University); web page: "Geography of Taoism " (viewed 1 July 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.] Table: "Geography of Taoism ". "The figures of distribution listed below are for all traditional Chinese religionists, including local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoists, divination, as well as some Buddhist elements. "
Christianity Eurasia 109,254,000 37.30% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Christianity " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Christianity - affiliated Eurasia - 45.80% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993, p. 21. Table. Eurasia & Europe listed separately.
Confucianism Eurasia 2,000 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Confucianism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Eastern Orthodox Eurasia 93,705,000 32.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Eastern Orthodoxy " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Evangelical Eurasia - 0.90% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993, p. 21. Table. Eurasia & Europe listed separately. "Affiliated Evangelical "
Hinduism Eurasia 2,000 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Hinduism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Islam Eurasia 39,229,400 13.40% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Islam " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Jainism Eurasia 0 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Jainism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Judaism Eurasia 2,236,000 0.80% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Judaism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Nonreligious Eurasia 85,066,000 29.10% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Humanism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; "Secular Humanists are sometimes hard to classify, and perhaps even more difficult to obtain demographic data about. The following distribution lists two groups: Nonreligious and Atheists. Nonreligious are defined as persons professing no religion, nonbelievers, agnostics, freethinkers, and dereligionized secularists indifferent to all religion. "; [Asia, Eurasia, & Europe all distinct from each other in this table]
Protestant Eurasia 9,858,000 3.40% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Protestantism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Protestant - affiliated Eurasia - 1.10% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993, p. 21. Table. Eurasia & Europe listed separately.
Shinto Eurasia 100 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Shintoism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Sikhism Eurasia 500 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Sikhism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Aetherius Society Europe - - 11
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site directory of branches and groups. All Europe branches and groups appear to be in the United Kingdom.
Ahmadiyya Europe 100,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Web site: "Mohibban-e-Mustafa Presents: Anti Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam Homepage "; web page: "Ahmadiyya Movement Against Islam - An Overview "; "Friday, Aug. 25, 1995 "; by Syed Rashid Ali, Dibba AlFujairah, United Arab Emirates " "...50,000 Muslims in Mali, 24,000 Muslims in Ivory Coast, 100,000 Bosnian Refugees in Europe and 45000 Albanians... "
Amish Europe - - - - 1800 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980), pg. 66. "The Amish in Europe were scattered and were unable to live in compact settlements... In Europe the Amish lived in Switzerland, Alsace, France, Germany, Holland, Bavaria, Galicia (Poland), and volhynia (Russia). "
Amish Europe 0 - - - 1963 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980), pg. 66. "Today there are no Amish congregations in Europe that have retained the name and practices of the original group. The group's descendants in Europe have reunited with the Mennonites or have otherwise lost their Amish identity. Some of the families and churches are aware of their Amish background, but it is only in North America that the name and distinctive practices of the Amish have survived. "
Amish Europe 0 0.00% - - 1989 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989), pg. 12. "Today... Extinct in their European homeland... "
Anabaptist Europe - - - - 1550 C.E. 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. 28. "Anabaptists: A term applied broadly to a number of sixteenth century religious groups that regarded infant baptism as invalid and required those who had received it to be 'rebaptized.' The movement has also been called the 'Radical Reformation' and 'Left Wing of the Reformation.' The presence of revolutionaries among them marked all radicals as potentially dangerous to the state, and gave impetus to the persecution of Anabaptists by Lutheran, Reformed, and Roman Catholic authorities... there is no one set of accepted Anabaptist beliefs... The Mennonites, founded by Menno Simons (1494?-1561), are the largest surviving Anabaptist group. "
Anabaptist Europe - - - - 1600 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 346. "Anabaptists. Their collective name means 'rebaptizer,' although they rejected the title since they disavowed infant baptism and didn't consider their own early baptisms effectual at all. They believed instead in voluntary adult baptism by their peers... The movement rose in Zurich in the 1520s and spread across German-speaking Europe before splitting into opposing factions. The Anabaptists were persecuted and many thousands slain not only by Rome but also by fellow Protestants who found their reductive radicalism threatening. "
Anglican Europe 30,625,000 4.21% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Anglican Europe 28,357,000 3.90% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Anglican Europe 25,632,000 3.51% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Assyrian Europe 93,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Assyria " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "Outside of the Middle East, approximately 93,000 [Assyrians] live in Europe?64,000 in Armenia, Georgia and Russia, 33,000 in Australia and New Zealand and 150,000 in other countries. "
Atheism Europe 18,000,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (viewed 1998) [Orig. source: 1994 World Almanac]
Atheism Europe 40,085,000 5.51% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Atheists: Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). " (Sep. figures for "Nonreligious ")
Atheism Europe 40,845,000 5.61% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Atheists: Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). " (Sep. figures for "Nonreligious ")
Atheism Europe 17,604,000 3.50% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Humanism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; "Secular Humanists are sometimes hard to classify, and perhaps even more difficult to obtain demographic data about. The following distribution lists two groups: Nonreligious and Atheists. Nonreligious are defined as persons professing no religion, nonbelievers, agnostics, freethinkers, and dereligionized secularists indifferent to all religion. Atheists are defined as persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). "
Atheism Europe 23,444,000 3.21% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; "Atheists. Persons professing atheism, skepticism, disbelief, or irreligion, including antireligious (opposed to all religion). "
Augsburgian Confession Europe - - - - 1530 C.E. 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. 77. "Augsburg Confession. The most influential of Lutheran confessions, due to its historical significance and intrinsic merit. Prepared by Philip Melanchthon for presentation to Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg, 1530, it was designed to establish the integrity of Protestantism and to justify corrections of abuses in the church. Its tone is moderate and conservative. "
Bahai Faith Europe 29,601 - - - 1973 MacEoin, Denis. "Baha'ism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 492. [Orig. source: Hampson, A. "The Growth and Spread of the Baha'i Faith "] "Table 13.1: Statistics on Baha'ism "; "Estimated number of adherents (1973) "
Bahai Faith Europe - - 950
units
- 1994 The Baha'is. Leicestershire, United Kingdom: Baha'i Publishing Trust of the U.K. (1994; 1st ed. 1992), pg. 7. Table: Statistics of the Baha'i world community "; Figures taken from column: "Local Spiritual Assemblies "; Five locations listed: Africa, Americas, Australiasia [Oceania], Asia, Europe
Bahai Faith Europe 93,000 0.01% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Bahai Faith Europe 95,000 0.01% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Bahai Faith Europe 126,000 0.02% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Baptist Europe - - - - 1999 *LINK* Rifkin, Ira. "Agency May Be Formed to Track Activities of 'Dangerous Sects' in Europe " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, June 26, 1999 (viewed online 26 June 1999). "A report submitted with the recommendation said the proposal grew out of the rise across Europe in recent years of 'sects and new religions.'... groups such as Japan's Aum Shinri Kyo cult and the Order of the Solar Temple in France and Switzerland. The report also said a number of groups successfully have established themselves in Russia and other formerly communist nations since the fall of the Soviet Union, prompting government backlashes. Great Britain's David Atkinson -- mentioning Baptist, Pentecostal and evangelical Protestant groups -- said 'these so-called evangelistic missions usually originate abroad, notably in the United States.' "
Baptist World Alliance Europe 761,680 - 10,727
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 "
Bogomilism Europe - - - - 1050 C.E. Malcom, Noel. Bosnia: A Short History. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press (1994), pg. 27. "Franjo Racki... In a sequence of articles published in 1869-70, he gathered together the available evidence and attempted to prove that the Bosnian Church was an offshoot of the Bogomils. This was a Bulgarian heretical movement, founded in the tenth century by a priest called 'Bogumil', which spread in subsequent centuries into Constantinople and other areas of the Balkans, including Macedonia and parts of Serbia. "
Bogomilism Europe - - - - 1400 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 326. "The Bogomils. Named either after the Slavic for 'beloved of God' or after a heretic named Bogomile, this Balkan sect c. 1000-1400 denied that Christ had founded an organized church. Adherents thus had not use for churches or ordained priests; they also rejected most of the Old Testament and church doctrine on saints, the virgin birth, all images, and infant baptism, among other things. Originally centered in Bulgaria, the Bogomil sect believed that God the Father had two sons: first came Satanael (Satan), who was thrown out of heaven for his sin of pride, and then Jesus Christ (the Logos). Satanael created humanity, but God gave them their souls; He then created Jesus, who overcame his evil brother, Satanael. "
Bruderhof Europe - - - - 1415 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 346. "Anabaptists... A Moravian subsect called the Bruderhof ('Brotherhood'), an outgrowth of the evangelical movement led by Bohemian reformer John Hus (d. 1415), modeled itself on the earliest Christian communities. Some members, under the leadership of Jacob Hutter (d. 1536), became known as Hutterites; they produced a rich devotional literature and established a small community in America in 1870. "
Buddhism Europe 193,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Buddhism Europe 194,500 0.03% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Buddhism Europe 1,478,000 0.20% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Buddhism Europe 1,563,000 0.21% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Buddhism Europe 272,000 0.05% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Buddhism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]


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