Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 10 years ago

How many percent of Christians are Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Church?

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  • 10 years ago
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    EDIT: Just came across this today. Source: CIA.

    World population - 6.9 billion people

    Christians - 33.32 percent of world population

    Catholics - 17 percent

    Orthodox - 3.53 percent

    Anglicans - 1.25 percent

    Protestants - 5.78 percent

    Muslims - 21 percent

    Jews - 0.23 percent

    So more than half the world is Judeo-Christian (Jew, Christian, Muslim).

    A third of the world is Christian. More than half the Christians are Catholic Church, including or excluding the small number of Orthodox (state run Catholic Churches).

    All of the Protestant denominations add up to about 7 percent of world population.

    For perspective, the largest language populations are Mandarin Chinese (12.65 percent of the world), Spanish (4.93 percent) and English (4.91 percent) and Arabic (3.31 percent).


    Well, I think you are meaning in the United States, and I know you would appreciate a source-based answer. Here's the facts from the National Council of Churches 2011 Yearbook, released on Feb. 10, and from the Statistical Abstract of the United States. NCOC are listing only the top 25 churches in the USA here. Sorry I didn't do the math for you, but you can grab the ol' calculator and use the second link, the Statistical Abstract, to get a more specific answer. Notice the Protestant is not used for statistical purposes because it is not a unified group. Denominations of Protestant worship is definable, but you can't really add up all of them and use that because it just shows how many non-Catholics there are, not how many Christians of a unified (which is what makes it Christian) belief system. =)

    I'd actually encourage you to vote this answer to the top, not because I need the rating, but because the plain facts need to be there when other people search Y!A. Anyway. Link below.

    The top 25 churches reported in the 2011 Yearbook are in order of size:

    "1. The Catholic Church, 68,503,456 members, up .57 percent.

    2. Southern Baptist Convention,16,160,088 members, down.42 percent.

    3. The United Methodist Church, 7,774,931 members, down1.01 percent.

    4. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6,058,907 members, up 1.42 percent.

    5. The Church of God in Christ, 5,499,875 members, no membership updates reported.

    6. National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc, 5,000,000 members, no membership updates reported.

    7. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 4,542,868 members, down1.96 percent.

    8. National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., 3,500,000 members, no membership updates reported.

    9. Assemblies of God, 2,914,669 members, up .52 percent.

    10. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2,770,730 members, down 2.61 percent.

    11. African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2,500,000 members, no membership updates reported.

    11. National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, 2,500,000 members, no membership updates reported.

    13. The Lutheran Church-- Missouri Synod (LCMS), 2,312,111 members, down 1.08 percent.

    14. The Episcopal Church, 2,006,343 members, down 2.48 percent.

    15. Churches of Christ, 1,639,495 members, no membership updates reported.

    16. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 1,500,000 members, no membership updates reported.

    17. Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., 1,500,000 members, no membership updates reported.

    18. The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1,400,000 members, members, no membership updates reported.

    19. American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., 1,310,505 members, down 1.55 percent.

    20. Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1,162,686 members, up 4.37 percent.

    21. United Church of Christ, 1,080,199 members, down 2.83 percent.

    22. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee), 1,076,254 members, up .38 percent.

    23. Christian Churches and Churches of Christ , 1,071,616 members, no membership updates reported.

    24. Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 1,043,606 members, up 4.31 percent.

    25. Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. 1,010,000 members, down 59.60 percent (due in part to a new methodology of counting members)."

  • 5 years ago

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    How many percent of Christians are Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Church?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Simple - the Eastern Orthodox church has remained true to the faith established on Pentecost in 33 AD. The Catholic church split in 1054 AD and every other denomination has split from the Catholics - starting with Henry VIII, Martin Luther, et al. There are some Orthodox churches like the Armenians, Copts and Syrians who are not in full communion due to not accepting all 7 Ecumenical Councils. However, they will be immediately restored to full communion if they renounce heresies and accept the Ecumenical Councils. Because Protestantism and its offspring have allowed for localized control where each pastor is the pope, there has been a loss in traditions and ancient canons. Some Evangelical Protestants, missing the ancient canons and structures of the faith, have returned to the Orthodox faith under the shelter of the Antiochian Orthodox Church or Orthodox Church of America. I have my own fear of the Ecumenical Patriarch as he is willing to sell out the faith to achieve union with the Catholics. That would create schism in the Orthodox church which has remained steadfast in her beliefs for over 1,974 years.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    orthodox 33%

    catholic 3.25%

    Muslim 20%

    protestant 10%

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  • 10 years ago

    Many are more catholic than they know unfortunatley:-(

    Amazingly, some of the most prominent doctrines of Protestantism today are not found in the Bible at all. They have been brought into the Protestant churches by the mother church of Rome, who received them from paganism. A few of these false teachings are that:

    A. The law of God has been amended or repealed.

    God's law can never be changed or repealed (Luke 16:17).

    B. The soul is immortal.

    The Bible mentions "soul" and "spirit" 1,700 times. Not once is either referred to as immortal. People are mortal (Job 4:17), and none receive immortality until Jesus' second advent (1 Corinthians 15:51-54).

    C. Sinners burn eternally in hell.

    The Bible teaches that sinners will be completely consumed (put out of existence), both soul and body, in the fire (Matthew 10:28). An eternal hell of torment is not taught in the Bible.

    D. Baptism by immersion is not necessary.

    Baptism by immersion is the only baptism recognized by Scripture.

    E. Sunday is God's holy day.

    The Bible teaches, without question, that God's holy day is the seventh-day Sabbath--Saturday

    Note: These false teachings, once believed, tend to bring "confusion" (which is what the term "Babylon" literally means) and make understanding Scripture much more difficult.

    A Sobering Thought

    It's sobering to think that some might unknowingly be drinking Babylon's wine. Perhaps this is all new to you. If so, please ask God to guide you (Matthew 7:7). Then search the Scriptures to see if these things are so (Acts 17:11). Promise that you will follow where Jesus leads, and He will not permit you to end up in error (John 7:17).

    Source(s): not PeRfecT/JustForgiven SDA Xcatholic (Rev. 18:4)
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    2 billion Christians

    1 billion Catholics

    760 million Protestants

    240 million Orthodox

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Very roughly, half Catholic, a quarter Orthodox, a quarter Protestant is the reckoning often given.


  • 10 years ago

    There are a ton of websites that show what they think is somewhat close to ab accurate assessment of religious beliefs. The major problem is that there is no good or creditable way of actually determining this.

  • 10 years ago

    There are about 1.5 billion Christians.

    1.1 billion are Catholic.

    300 million are Protestants.

    100 million are Orthodox.

    Hope this helped.

  • 10 years ago

    Only God knows those who are His.

    You seem to think that blind men can see better than God.

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