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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1925 2,195 3,591 457,093
1929 2,386 3,581 455,988
1931 - - 427,627
1933 - 3,545 469,310
1935 2,460 3,541 477,467
1937 - 3,493 497,816
1940 - 3,487 532,135
1942 - 3,500 546,479
1944 - 3,500 565,853
1946 - - 596,037
1947 - 3,542 613,701
1950 2,694 3,647 678,206
1951 2,795 3,665 702,266
1952 2,851 3,706 718,791
1953 3,071 3,778 756,866
1954 3,196 3,806 780,837
1955 3,292 3,852 810,917
1956 3,358 3,875 829,570
1957 3,454 3,928 848,735
1958 3,570 3,984 869,452
1959 3,672 3,978 889,196
1960 3,733 3,995 902,849
1961 3,850 3,998 917,449
1962 3,951 3,997 928,055
1963 4,024 4,004 937,558
1964 4,082 4,007 944,716
1965 4,164 4,008 950,139
1966 4,223 4,002 955,402
1967 4,290 3,987 960,776
1968 4,338 3,960 961,767
1969 4,395 3,926 957,569
1970 4,595 4,063 958,195
1971 4,858 4,230 949,857
1972 5,139 4,284 946,536
1973 5,233 4,347 906,359
1974 5,092 4,117 896,203
1975 5,059 4,028 878,126
1976 5,156 4,036 877,664
1977 5,187 4,010 869,693
1978 5,254 4,007 862,416
1979 5,431 4,067 852,711
1980 5,631 4,159 838,485
1981 5,744 4,174 823,143
1982 6,077 4,250 814,931

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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]