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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
1953 117 89 21,106
1954 112 87 21,133
1955 90 86 21,800
1956 90 86 22,220
1957 101 82 23,050
1958 100 80 23,000
1959 83 79 23,800
1960 83 80 24,201
1961 84 76 23,808

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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