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Country vs country: South Africa and United States compared: Religion stats

Definitions

  • Christian > Mormon > Congregations: Total Congregations.
  • Christian > Mormon > Members: Membership.
  • Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population: Population by religion, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent: Protestant.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Islam > Percentage Muslim: Percent of Muslims in each country.
  • Major religion(s): Country major religions.
  • Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population: Muslim percentage (%) of total population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Muslim > Muslim population: Muslim population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Religions: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Religions > All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important: Percentage of population surveyed in a Gallup Poll who answered the question “Is religion important in your daily life?” with “yes”. (Other possible answers were “no”, “don’t know” and “refuse to answer”).
  • Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant: Percentage of population who says religion is not important in their daily lives. The survey was carried out within the Gallup Poll.
  • Seventh-day Adventist Membership: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active.
  • Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Hindus: Number of Hindu residents.
  • Religious diversity score: The probability of two people chosen at random having different religions. For instance, if you take two people from anywhere in the country of South Africa, there's an 86% chance they will be of different religious sects or different religions altogether.
  • Hindu percent of population:

    Percentage of population that is Hindu.

  • Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Christian > Protestant > Protestants: Protestants.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Jews per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Catholic > Cardinals: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible.
  • Hindus per thousand people: Number of Hindu residents. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Christian > Mormon > Temples: Temples.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

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    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Catholic > Cardinals per million: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Catholic > Cardinal electors: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are cardinal electors (eligible to vote) and 66 of whom are ineligible.
  • Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans: Lutherans.
  • Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans per thousand people: Lutherans. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Catholic > Cardinal electors per million: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are cardinal electors (eligible to vote) and 66 of whom are ineligible. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Christian > Protestant > Quakers: Number of Quakers.
  • Catholic > Cardinals > Per $ GDP: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 152
Ranked 19th.
13,742
Ranked 1st. 90 times more than South Africa
Christian > Mormon > Members 59,807
Ranked 21st.
6.32 million
Ranked 1st. 106 times more than South Africa
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population 42,251
Ranked 7th.
5.27 million
Ranked 9th. 125 times more than South Africa
Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent 68%
Ranked 12th. 24% more than United States
55%
Ranked 19th.
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1.5%
Ranked 111th. 7% more than United States
1.4%
Ranked 114th.
Jehovahs Witnesses 77,954
Ranked 24th.
1.04 million
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than South Africa
Major religion(s) Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs Christianity
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 1.5%
Ranked 116th. 88% more than United States
0.8%
Ranked 132nd.
Muslim > Muslim population 737,000
Ranked 77th.
2.6 million
Ranked 54th. 4 times more than South Africa
Religions Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%
Religions > All Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, other Christian 36%, Islam 1.5%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% (2001 census) Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 84.5%
Ranked 69th. 30% more than United States
65%
Ranked 100th.
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 15.5%
Ranked 71st.
34.5%
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than South Africa
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 74,151
Ranked 38th.
948,892
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than South Africa
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 1.59
Ranked 97th.
3.24
Ranked 73th. 2 times more than South Africa
Jews 106,000
Ranked 10th.
5.8 million
Ranked 1st. 55 times more than South Africa
Hindus 959,000
Ranked 10th.
1.2 million
Ranked 9th. 26% more than South Africa
Religious diversity score 0.86
Ranked 1st. 4% more than United States
0.824
Ranked 2nd.
Hindu percent of population 1.9%
Ranked 15th. 5 times more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 26th.
Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000 1.71
Ranked 96th.
3.6
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than South Africa
Christian > Protestant > Protestants 30.15 million
Ranked 5th.
162.65 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than South Africa
Jews per 1000 2.53
Ranked 20th.
21.03
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than South Africa
Catholic > Cardinals 1
Ranked 53th.
13
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than South Africa
Hindus per thousand people 18.96
Ranked 22nd. 5 times more than United States
3.87
Ranked 40th.
Christian > Mormon > Temples 1
Ranked 25th.
80
Ranked 1st. 80 times more than South Africa
Catholic > Cardinals per million 0.0212
Ranked 56th.
0.044
Ranked 46th. 2 times more than South Africa
Catholic > Cardinal electors 1
Ranked 43th.
11
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than South Africa
Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans 669,725
Ranked 17th.
7.42 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than South Africa
Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans per thousand people 13.4
Ranked 14th.
24
Ranked 12th. 79% more than South Africa
Catholic > Cardinal electors per million 0.0212
Ranked 43th.
0.0372
Ranked 34th. 76% more than South Africa
Christian > Protestant > Quakers 144
Ranked 12th.
86,837
Ranked 1st. 603 times more than South Africa
Catholic > Cardinals > Per $ GDP 0.029 per $14.1 billion
Ranked 57th. 81% more than United States
0.016 per $14.1 billion
Ranked 62nd.

SOURCES: Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country (Top sixty countries by number and percentage of Protestants); International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Islam by country (Table) ("Muslim Population by Country" . The Future of the Global Muslim Population . Pew Research Center . Retrieved 22 December 2011 .); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006; Wikipedia: Importance of religion by country (Countries); adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html; Wikipedia: List of countries ranked by ethnic and cultural diversity level (Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Fractionalization) (Natalka Patsiurko, John L. Campbell and John A. Hall (2012). "Measuring cultural diversity: ethnic, linguistic and religious fractionalization in the OECD" . Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2): 195–217 . Retrieved September 13, 2012 .); watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (Caribbean); Catholic.com - College of Cardinals. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: Lutheranism by region (Countries with more than 500,000 Lutherans) ([1] The Lutheran World Federation 2010 Membership Figures); Wikipedia: Lutheranism by region (Countries with more than 500,000 Lutherans) ([1] The Lutheran World Federation 2010 Membership Figures). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. 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