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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 3,536 --
Adherents n.a. 1,881,341 --


Year-by-Year (Click on a point to see data)




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1937 - 24,000 3,796,645
1940 - 24,575 4,046,840
1942 - 24,575 3,911,612
1944 - 24,460 4,021,618
1946 - 24,460 4,122,315
1950 24,587 25,350 4,445,605
1951 23,601 25,350 4,467,779
1952 - 25,350 4,467,779
1953 27,005 24,415 4,526,847
1954 30,251 25,603 4,557,416
1958 27,500 26,000 5,500,000
1991 - 30,000 7,800,000
1992 32,832 33,000 8,200,000
2004 - 9,000 5,000,000

Notes

Snapshot

2000 and 2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by ASARB.

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. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]