Largest religious bodies — listed by number of adherents
May 20, 2004
(The Southern Baptists have some catching up to to do. — E.T.B.)
Religious Body Number of Adherents
Catholic Church** 1,050,000,000
Sunni Islam* 900,000,000
Eastern Orthodox Church* 225,000,000
Jinja Honcho* 83,000,000
Anglican Communion* 73,000,000
Ethiopian Orthodox Church 35,000,000
Assemblies of God* 32,000,000
Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD)* 27,400,000
Juche (North Korea) 19,000,000
Jehovahʼs Witnesses** 15,374,986
Southern Baptist Convention* 15,000,000
The Wabash Center, Internet Guide. Quite possibly the best Internet site in the world for the field of religious studies. What makes it especially good is that it was produced and is monitored by a full-time Internet research librarian who has evaluated and selected sites for their quality and reliability.
Particularly helpful for research purposes is its “Top Sites” Page. Go wild with this one!
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