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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
1946 - 56 20,866
1949 - 64 21,211
1950 58 59 18,870
1951 54 59 20,244
1952 7 59 20,562
1955 49 58 16,474
1957 58 59 18,003
1958 56 59 19,931
1960 59 54 8,531
1961 57 50 19,802
1962 57 53 19,184
1964 63 65 21,656

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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