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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 575 --
Adherents n.a. 304,414 --


Year-by-Year (Click on a point to see data)




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1944 - 7,286 2,352,339
1946 - - 2,575,621
1947 - 8,993 2,580,921
1950 27,237 10,851 2,645,789
1952 27,791 11,132 2,606,289
1953 27,800 11,136 2,606,510
1954 - 11,136 2,608,974
1955 28,499 11,291 2,610,774
1956 28,574 11,398 2,668,799
1987 8,000 2,500 3,500,000
1990 - 2,500 3,500,000
2000 - - 3,500,000

Notes

Snapshot

2000 and 2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by ASARB.

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. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]