[PW] How many Americans did George Whitefield preach to

Brett Spencer legolasbow1212 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 07:21:19 PDT 2018


We are attempting to figure out how many Americans George Whitefield
preached to during his lifetime.

There is a widely-used statistic around the internet that Whitefield
preached to about 80% (sometimes phrased as four-fifths) of the American
colonists.  However, we can't find the original source of this estimate or
how it was compiled.  Can anyone offer suggestions?  Many thanks

Brett Spencer
Reference Librarian
Thun Library
Penn State Berks
Reading PA 19610

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