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Comparative Statistics


Numbers shown in the graphs below are the number of references in the Adherents.com literature database as of January 1, 2000, with 14,500 total references from approximately 900 separate books and stories. Most of the works indexed are from the science fiction and fantasy genre.

Major Contemporary Religions

Christianity
 1133
Islam
 468
Judaism
 431
Buddhism
 237
Hinduism
 187
Confucianism
 53
Taoism
 52
Vodoun
 41
Sikhism
 39
Zoroastrianism
 33
Shinto
 32
New Age
 26
Scientology
 23
Spiritism
 17
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist
 15
Bahai Faith
 11
African Traditional Religion
 10
Animal Rights
 10
Rastafarian
 10
Wicca/Neo-Paganism
 10
Jainism
 9
Yoruba
 4

Chrisitian Denominations/Divisions

Catholic
 597
Latter-day Saints
 450
Protestant
 146
Quaker
 123
Episcopalian/Anglican
 82
Baptist
 79
Christian Fundamentalist
 65
Evangelical
 56
Methodist
 32
Presbyterian
 28
Christian Science
 27
Pentecostal
 27
Southern Baptist Convention
 26
Eastern Orthodox
 24
Jehovah's Witnesses
 20
Amish
 19
Shakers
 18
Mennonite
 16
Lutheran
 15
Salvation Army
 15
Congregationalist
 9
Greek Orthodox
 9
Russian Orthodox
 7
Seventh-day Adventist
 4
Waldensians
 4
Coptic Orthodox
 3
Church of God in Christ
 1
Church of Scotland
 1
Churches of Christ
 1

Denominational Familes - Protestant Only

Quaker
 123
Baptist/Southern Baptist
 105
Episcopalian/Anglican
 82
Methodist
 32
Presbyterian
 28
Pentecostal
 27
Amish
 19
Mennonite
 16
Lutheran
 15
Salvation Army
 15
Congregationalist
 9
Seventh-day Adventist
 4
Waldensians
 4
Church of God in Christ
 1
Church of Scotland
 1
Churches of Christ
 1

Catholic Orders

Jesuit
 60
Franciscan
 11
Dominican
 10
Cistercian
 9
Trappist
 8
Benedictine
 4
Carmelite
 4
Augustinian
 1
Capuchin
 1
Carthusian
 1

Buddhism - Specific Branches

Zen
 85
Tibetan/Lamaistic Buddhism
 69
Mahayana Buddhism/Amidism
 16
Theravada Buddhism
 3

Islam - Specific Subgroups

Note: After Christianity, Islam and Judaism are the second most frequently mentioned organized religions in science fiction and fantasy literature. Islam is generally perceived by Westerners as a unified whole. It is rare that subgroups are mentioned.

Islamic fundamentalists
 27
Bedouin
 25
Shiite
 22
Sufism
 20
Nation of Islam/Black Muslims
 10
Sunni
 9
Whirling Dervishes/Dervishes
 8
Ahmadiyya
 7
Fatimid Islam
 4
Druze
 3
Muslim Brotherhood
 3

Native American Tribes

Maya
 59
Navajo
 45
Inuit
 32
Aztec
 29
Cherokee
 24
Apache
 19
Comanche
 17
Inca
 15
Sioux
 15
Anasazi
 13
Cheyenne
 11
Hopi
 11
Mohawk
 10
Aleut
 7
Iroquois
 7
Kiowa
 6
Lakota
 6
Chickasaw
 5
Choctaw
 5
Quechua
 5
Toltec
 5
Chippewa/Ojibwa
 4
Pawnee
 4
Pueblo
 4
Seminole
 4
Ute
 4
Blackfoot
 3
Crow
 3
Lacandon Maya
 3
Oglalla Sioux
 3
Paiute
 3
Shawnee
 3
Shoshone
 3
Zuni
 3
Algonquin
 2
Arapaho
 2
Arawak
 2
Delaware
 2
Menominee
 2
Mohegan
 2
Olmec
 2
Onondaga
 2
Osage
 2
Salish
 2
Winnebago
 2



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