Pacific Yearly Meeting of Friends

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Pacific Yearly Meeting of Friends was founded by Howard H. and Mary Brinton in 1931 as the Pacific Coast Association of Friends.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1953 - 17 912
1954 0 24 1,108
1955 0 20 855
1956 0 20 867
1957 0 21 909
1958 0 23 964
1959 0 25 1,055
1960 0 25 1,077
1961 0 30 1,805
1962 0 30 1,962
1963 0 33 1,939
1964 0 33 2,015
1965 0 35 2,073
1966 0 36 2,227
1967 0 37 1,689
1968 - 37 1,606
1969 0 40 2,622
1970 0 40 2,624

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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