American Lutheran Church (1930-1960)

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Trends -- Click on a point to see data

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1935 1,531 1,829 512,477
1939 - 2,028 560,940
1941 - 1,826 547,812
1944 - 1,834 584,499
1946 - 1,861 646,700
1949 1,712 1,876 692,484
1950 1,754 1,883 715,640
1951 1,777 1,894 739,508
1952 1,826 1,891 767,261
1953 1,849 1,896 799,790
1954 1,897 1,919 836,485
1955 1,936 1,938 871,446
1956 1,993 1,966 910,011
1958 2,093 1,966 973,951
1959 2,156 1,961 1,002,015

Notes

Year-by-Year

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]


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