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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam Fiji 63,395 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2%; NOTE: Fijians are mainly Christian, Indians are Hindu, and there is a Muslim minority (1986); Total Population: 792,441 (1997 est.).
Islam Fiji - 7.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Fiji 66,000 7.80% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Fiji 819 0.12% 24
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 Fiji 1,873 0.24% 30
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 6,323.
Jehovah's Witnesses Fiji 2,021 0.26% 30
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 Fiji - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Fiji 3,061 - 24
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 Fiji 6,323 0.79% 30
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 Fiji 6,446 0.83% - - 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.
Methodist Fiji - - - - 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. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in... New Zealand; Germany, Ireland; Jamaica, Mexico, and Brazil. "
Methodist Fiji 293,203 37.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2%; NOTE: Fijians are mainly Christian, Indians are Hindu, and there is a Muslim minority (1986); Total Population: 792,441 (1997 est.).
other Fiji 9,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Christian, Muslim or Hindu
Protestant Fiji - 42.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Revival Fellowship Fiji - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Sikhism Fiji - 1.00% - - 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% "
Sikhism Fiji - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
unknown Fiji - 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% "; Listed as "Unspecified "
miscellaneous regional info Fiji - - - - 1998 *LINK* tourism web site: "First Steps in the Fiji Islands " There is a great diversity of religions in Fiji. The Methodist and Catholic churches have strong followings whilst Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism are also very well represented.
Methodist Fiji - indigenous 720,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 199-200. " Location: Fiji; Population: About 800,000 "; Pg. 200: "The ovewhelming majority of indigenous Fijians, nearly 90% are Methodists. "
Adventist Finland 5,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Anglican Finland 100 0.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Anglican Finland 100 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Anglicans-Episcopalians "
attendance - regular Finland - - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 86. "While many Finnish people are not churchgoers, most of them are baptized, confirmed, married, and buried with church rites. The church traditions seem important at these key moments in life. "
attendance - regular Finland - 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 153-154. "Location: Finland; Population: 5 million "; "About 90% of the Finnish population belongs to the state-supported Lutheran Church. While rites of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funerals are still important for most Finns, it is estimated that as few as 2% attend church regularly. "
attendance - weekly Finland - 4.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
Baptist Finland 2,500 0.05% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Baptist Finland 2,500 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Baptist Union of Finland Finland 1,466 - 21
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 "
Baptist World Alliance Finland 2,120 0.00% 32
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 "; [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.]
Catholic Finland 6,000 0.10% 7
units
- 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 Finland 5,000 0.10% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Catholic Finland 5,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Christianity - other Finland 1,000 0.02% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Christianity - other Finland 1,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Members of other Christian churches ": other than Christian groups listed individually: Lutheran, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Finnish Free Church, Roman Catholic, Adventist, Baptist, Methodist, Anglican, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormon.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 129 - - - 1947 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 131. "Membership was 129 when the Finnish Mission opened in 1947. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 1,000 - - - 1959 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 131. "By the late 1950s membership reached its first thousand in Finland. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 3,800 - - - 1980 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 131. "The 1960s and 70s were decades of more rapid growth in Finland with membership reaching 3,800 by 1980. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 4,000 - - - 1987 Cowan, Richard O. & Bruce A. Van Orden. The International Church: Readings for Religion C344; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University (Fall 1992), pg. 132. "A highlight for the 4,000 plus Finnish Saints took place with the visit of the living prophet, President Ezra Taft Benson in 1987. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 4,400 0.08% 29
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 Finland 4,400 0.09% 30
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 Finland 4,000 0.08% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Finland 4,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Mormon "
Eastern Orthodox Finland - 1.60% - - 1920 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Eastern Orthodox Finland - 1.70% - - 1950 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Eastern Orthodox Finland - 1.10% - - 1980 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Eastern Orthodox Finland - 1.10% - - 1995 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Eastern Orthodox Finland - 1.10% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Eastern Orthodox Finland - 1.10% - - 1997 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by religion "
Eastern Orthodox Finland - 1.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 153-154. "Location: Finland; Population: 5 million "; "An estimated 1% of Finns belong to the Orthodox Church... "
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Finland 4,356,100 88.90% - - 1985 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 4.9 million [total pop.] at end of 1985. Two official state churches; Lutheran Church of Finland with 88.9% of pop. as members; Orthodox Church of Finland with 1.1%. About 7 percent of Finns belong to no religion.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Finland 4,577,106 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Lutheran Churches with more than 1/2 million members "
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Finland 4,410,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Listed as "Evangelical Lutheran "
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Finland 4,572,170 89.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Evangelical Lutheran 89%, Greek Orthodox 1%, none 9%, other 1%; Total Population: 5,137,269.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Finland - 90.00% - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 86. "There is religious freedom but almost no religious diversity in Finland. Almost 90% of Finns claim affiliation with the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Finland 4,500,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 153-154. "Location: Finland; Population: 5 million "; "About 90% of the Finnish population belongs to the state-supported Lutheran Church. While rites of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funerals are still important for most Finns, it is estimated that as few as 2% attend church regularly. "
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Finland 4,400,000 86.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "The Lutheran Church is the church of the majority of Finns. A total of 4.4 million persons belong to Evangelical-Lutheran congregations in Finland. The Church is part of the Finnish way of life. Around 86% of the population are members of the Lutheran Church. "
Finnish Baptist Union Finland 654 - 11
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 "; [Listed in table as "Finnish Baptist Union (Finnish speaking) "]
Finnish Free Church Finland 13,000 0.26% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Finnish Free Church Finland 13,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Members of Finnish Free Church "
Greek Orthodox Finland 51,373 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Evangelical Lutheran 89%, Greek Orthodox 1%, none 9%, other 1%; Total Population: 5,137,269.
Islam Finland 500 - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 80. "The few small minority groups who have lived here for generations differ from the majority more by language or religion than by ties to other lands. They include about 4,400 Sami in the north; 5,000 to 6,000 Romanies... and a few hundred Jews and Muslims who live mostly in Turku and Helsinki. "
Islam Finland 10,000 0.20% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Islam Finland 10,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). "Finland has an estimated 10,000 followers of Islam. "
Islam Finland 10,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; Listed in table as "Muslims "
Islam Finland 2,000 0.04% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Finland 14,365 0.30% 255
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 Finland 19,441 0.38% 304
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 28,812.
Jehovah's Witnesses Finland 20,103 0.39% 304
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 Finland 17,000 0.34% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Religion With statistics of other religions in Finland "; by Osmo Joronen, 1998 Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "; [based on 86% of pop. = 4,300,000 the total pop. of country is 5 mil.]
Jehovah's Witnesses Finland 17,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Evangelical Church in Finland official web site; web page: "Churches and religions in Finland "; (viewed 5 July 1999). Table: "Churches and religions in Finland "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Finland 23,602 - 255
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 Finland 28,812 0.56% 304
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 Finland 28,201 0.55% - - 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 Finland 2,000 0.04% - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 161. Map: "European Jewry on the Eve of the Holocaust 1937-41 "; "Figures show Jewish populations in 1937 and percentage of total population. "


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