American Lutheran Church (1960-1987)

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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1960 4,706 4,625 2,242,259
1961 4,943 4,622 2,295,188
1962 4,998 4,640 2,338,959
1963 5,369 4,902 2,468,407
1964 5,499 4,862 2,587,204
1965 5,635 4,900 2,541,546
1966 5,751 4,899 2,566,581
1967 5,869 4,902 2,575,506
1968 5,943 4,880 2,576,105
1969 6,009 4,848 2,559,588
1970 6,103 4,822 2,543,293
1971 6,169 4,823 2,521,930
1972 6,264 4,825 2,492,355
1973 6,358 4,822 2,465,584
1974 6,463 4,809 2,437,862
1975 6,519 4,813 2,415,810
1976 6,625 4,814 2,402,261
1977 6,692 4,836 2,390,076
1978 6,789 4,837 2,377,235
1979 6,925 4,849 2,362,685
1980 7,018 4,864 2,353,229
1981 7,113 4,865 2,346,207
1982 7,246 4,897 2,346,710
1983 7,314 4,905 2,343,412
1984 7,443 4,909 2,339,946
1985 7,580 4,940 2,332,316
1986 7,671 4,959 2,319,443

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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]