East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring 1999, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe


Estonian Church Statistics
 
 

MEMBERSHIP CHURCHES CLERGY
Lutheran 172,000 168 143
Estonian Apostolic Orthodox 30,000 52 11
Old Belivers 10,000 11 5
Evangelical Christians--Baptists 6,500 87 97
Roman Catholic 3,000 7 3
Estonian Christian Pentecostal 2,500 36 56
New Apostolic 2,500 10
Adventist 1,997 18 13
Methodist 1,842 21 22
Estonian Full Gospel 1,000 5 35
Evangelical Charismatic 1,000 9 18
Word of Life (Estonian Christian Free) 1,000 5 18
Moravian Brethren ca100 1
Independent
34
Charismatic Episcopal
22
Totals 233,439* 486 421

Source:  Norie Roeder et al., How Christian is Estonia? [Tallinn]:  Estonian Evangelization Alliance, 1997.  Available on-line at http://sool.ioc.ee/~alland/kogudus/stat/kuikr0.htm.

* The percentage of the total population of 1,486,031 holding church membership is 15.8.


Estonian Church Statistics, East-West Church & Ministry Report 7 (Spring 1999), 14.



Estonian Survey Results


I think that I am...
A believer9%
Inclined towards religion52%
Indifferent towards religion32%
Inclined towards atheism6%
Atheist1%


How often do you go to church?
Weekly3%
Once of twice a month4%
3-4 times per year13%
Once or twice per year53%
Never27%


Do you have a copy of the Bible or New Testament?
One copy45%
More copies41%
None14%


How often do you read the Bible?
Every day2%
Once a week6%
Seldom60%
Never32%


I listen to/watch religious broadcasts...

Over the radioOn TV
Often18.2%17.3%
Seldom41.4%53.6%
Never34.2%25.8%


Estonian Survey Results, East-West Church & Ministry Report 7 (Spring 1999), 14.

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1999 East-West Church and Ministry Report
ISSN 1069-5664


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