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South Africa

South Africa Religion Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Catholic > Cardinal electors 1 2005 43th out of 63
Catholic > Cardinal electors per million 0.0212 2005 43th out of 62
Catholic > Cardinals 1 2005 53th out of 65
Catholic > Cardinals > Per $ GDP 0.029 per $14.1 billion 2005 57th out of 64
Catholic > Cardinals per million 0.0212 2005 56th out of 64
Christian > Catholic > Female catholics 1.68 million 2001 4th out of 26
Christian > Catholic > Female catholics per thousand people 37.34 2001 12th out of 20
Christian > Catholic > Male catholics 1.5 million 2001 3rd out of 26
Christian > Catholic > Male catholics per thousand people 33.5 2001 8th out of 20
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 152 2014 19th out of 175
Christian > Mormon > Members 59,807 2014 21st out of 195
Christian > Mormon > Temples 1 2014 25th out of 34
Christian > Orthodox > Female orthodox population 22,125 2001 8th out of 13
Christian > Orthodox > Male orthodox population 20,125 2001 8th out of 13
Christian > Orthodox > Male orthodox population per thousand people 0.448 2001 13th out of 13
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population 42,251 2001 7th out of 13
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population per thousand people 0.941 2001 11th out of 13
Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans 669,725 2010 17th out of 17
Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans per thousand people 13.4 2010 14th out of 17
Christian > Protestant > Jehovah's Witnesses > Congregations 1,892 2014 4th out of 42
Christian > Protestant > Jehovah's Witnesses > Memorial attendance 217,952 2014 7th out of 41
Christian > Protestant > Jehovah's Witnesses > Publishers 92,321 2014 4th out of 42
Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent 68% 2014 12th out of 58
Christian > Protestant > Protestants 30.15 million 2014 5th out of 58
Christian > Protestant > Quakers 144 2007 12th out of 17
Christian > Protestant > Quakers per million people 2.98 2007 10th out of 16
Christianity > Orthodox > Coptic population ~4500 families (or 15000 people) 2003
Church and state > Constitutional reference to God enactment date 1,996 2014 5th out of 29
Hindu percent of population 1.9% 2011 15th out of 49
Hindus 959,000 2011 10th out of 94
Hindus per thousand people 18.96 2011 22nd out of 94
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1.5% 2004 111th out of 167
Jehovahs Witnesses 77,954 2002 24th out of 177
Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000 1.71 2002 96th out of 158
Jews 106,000 1998 10th out of 89
Jews per 1000 2.53 1998 20th out of 86
Major religion(s) Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs 2013
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 1.5% 2014 116th out of 184
Muslim > Muslim population 737,000 2014 77th out of 177
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% 2001
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) 2006
Religious diversity score 0.86 2001 1st out of 214
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 84.5% 2014 69th out of 143
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 15.5% 2014 71st out of 143
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 74,151 2004 38th out of 230
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 1.59 2004 97th out of 200

SOURCES: Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; 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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. 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 in France (Membership Statistics); Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (Caribbean); 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. 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: Jehovah's Witnesses by country (Africa); Wikipedia: Protestantism by country (Top sixty countries by number and percentage of Protestants); Wikipedia: Quakers (Africa) (Nuttall, Geoffrey (1955). "Early Quakerism in the Netherlands: Its wider context" . The Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association 44 (1): 3–18. Gragg, Larry (2009). The Quaker community on Barbados : challenging the culture of the planter class ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). Columbia: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 9780826218476 . Friends World Committee for Consultation (2007) 'Finding Quakers around the World http://www.fwccamericas.org/publications/images/fwcc_map_2007_sm.gif, ); Wikipedia: Quakers (Africa) (Nuttall, Geoffrey (1955). "Early Quakerism in the Netherlands: Its wider context" . The Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association 44 (1): 3–18. Gragg, Larry (2009). The Quaker community on Barbados : challenging the culture of the planter class ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). Columbia: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 9780826218476 . Friends World Committee for Consultation (2007) 'Finding Quakers around the World http://www.fwccamericas.org/publications/images/fwcc_map_2007_sm.gif, ). 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: Coptic Orthodox Church in Africa (Coptic Orthodoxy in Sub-Saharan Africa); Wikipedia: Constitutional references to God (List); https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html; 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.; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; 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; 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.; 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: 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 .); 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.

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