ESTIMATED SIZE OF THE PROTESTANT POPULATION
IN SPANISH & PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING
COUNTRIES OF THE AMERICAS, MID-2000
Compiled by Clifton L. Holland, Director of PROLADES
(Last revised on August 15, 2002)
#1 Country population statistics are from the 2000 World Data Sheet (mid-2000 estimate), Population Reference Bureau (Washington, D.C.)
#2 All Protestant population estimates were made by Clifton L. Holland, Director of PROLADES (Proyecto Latinoamericano de Estudios Sociorreligiosos) based on the most recent information available from published sources, unpublished reports, and/or estimates made by the author based on older available data.
#3 Congregations = churches and missions (but does not include "preaching points" or "campos blancos")
#4 AAGR = Average Annual Growth Rate.
#5 Estimates for 1960 were taken from the table, "Catholics and Protestants in Latin America," in Christianity Today, Vol. 7, No. 21 (July 19, 1963), page 8; exceptions: Hispanics in the USA and Canada, and the nation of Mexico.
#6 This chart is an update of an earlier version published in the Latin America Evangelist, Oct-Dec 1997, with data on the Protestant Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean for Mid-1995.