Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren)

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Snapshot (Source: Religious Congregations & Membership Data)

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 183 --
Adherents n.a. n.a. --


Trends -- Click on a point to see data

(Source: National Council of Churches' Yearbooks)




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1935 - 633 22,961
1936 - 664 25,806
1944 - - 25,000
1960 0 665 33,250
1971 0 740 37,500
1973 643 690 40,000
1975 340 750 70,000
1976 374 745 74,000
1978 380 800 74,000
1980 400 1,100 98,000
1982 500 1,100 98,000
1983 500 1,100 98,000
1984 500 1,150 98,000
1994 - 1,150 98,000
1997 500 1,150 100,000
2000 530 1,125 95,000
2002 530 1,165 85,050
2003 600 1,150 86,000
2005 600 1,150 86,000
2006 600 1,145 86,000

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. 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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