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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations 426 400 -26 (-6.1%)
Adherents 84,380 66,749 -17,631 (-20.9%)


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Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1962 - 230 100,000
1964 - 275 110,000
1965 300 300 110,000
1966 - 310 110,000
1968 - 302 110,000
1970 458 327 85,000
1971 391 336 85,000
1972 459 344 85,000
1973 512 347 70,255
1975 475 360 90,000
1977 512 376 90,000
1978 554 382 95,000
1980 708 393 100,000
1981 720 433 104,000
1982 720 442 107,300
1983 776 458 106,460
1984 812 457 105,865
1985 826 464 108,115
1989 575 400 90,000
1990 450 400 90,000
1991 650 400 90,000
1992 600 405 90,000
1994 600 424 70,000
1995 850 426 70,000
1997 698 429 68,865
1998 690 416 66,626
1999 669 426 65,502
2000 707 430 65,569
2001 650 432 65,392

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]