RELIGION-IN-THE-AMERICAS (RITA) PROJECT:
NUMBER OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS BY COUNTRY,
STATUS OF RESEARCH IN MID-JANUARY 2004
WITH POPULATION ESTIMATES FOR MID-2000
(sorted by "Total Number of Religious Groups")
Compiled by Clifton L. Holland, Director of PROLADES
(last revised on January 23, 2004)
DB = COMPUTER DATABASE
HCN = HARD COPY, NATIONAL STUDY
HCP = HARD COPY, PARTIAL STUDY (CITY OR REGION)
*We are still missing information on Hispanic and Caribbean religious groups in CANADA.
**The Island of SAINT KITTS is also known as SAINT CHRISTOPHER and is part of the British self-governing territory of ST. KITTS-NEVIS.
*** SPAIN and PORTUGAL are included in the above list, even though these countries are not part of the Americas (50 countries); they have been added for the sake of comparison and because not much is known about religious groups in countries of the Iberian Peninsula that have important cultural ties to many countries of the Americas.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Clifton L. Holland, Director
Latin American Socio-Religious Studies Program (PROLADES)
Apartado 1524-2050, San Pedro, Montes de Oca