Membership in Different Denominations

In all Christian denominations in the world, with the exception of Roman Catholicism, there are more women than men, but the proportion varies. In a survey of 310,000 Australian churchgoers (Kaldor et al., 1994) the following ratios were found: Anglicans, 2.02; United Church, 1.86; Baptists, 1.38; Pentecostalists, 1.33.

American Gallup polls found the following ratios (Gallup & Castelli, 1989): Episcopalians, 1.39; Charismatics, 1.35; Evangelicals, 1.28; Mormons, 1.28; Methodists, 1.23; Baptists, 1.00; Lutherans, 1.00; Catholics, 0.96; No religion, 0.59.

In British studies the Church of England again has a high sex ratio, and the Roman Catholic church a low one, but there are also very high ratios for new religious movements, often between 2: 1 and 4: 1 (e.g., Wilson, 1961).

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