Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 1,462 --
Adherents n.a. 290,601 --


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




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1961 1,914 2,523 444,493
1965 2,259 2,598 466,718
1981 2,877 2,883 786,707
1983 2,650 2,340 718,922
1999 2,378 3,069 784,114
2001 3,375 3,250 850,000
2002 3,407 3,300 850,000
2005 3,424 3,320 850,000
2006 3,548 3,500 850,000

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]