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Snapshot

  2000 2010 Growth/Decline
Congregations n.a. 4,256 --
Adherents n.a. 1,009,682 --


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




Membership Data [Download .csv Data]

Year Clergy Congregations Members
1925 7,031 7,241 698,029
1929 7,315 7,390 781,692
1931 - - 581,750
1933 - 7,115 650,000
1935 6,500 7,115 650,000
1937 - 7,115 -
1939 - 7,115 650,000
1942 - 7,265 868,735
1946 - - 868,735
1950 7,173 5,878 1,166,301
1951 7,089 5,878 1,166,301
1978 3,870 3,000 1,950,000
1979 3,938 3,050 1,970,000
1980 6,170 6,000 2,050,000
1981 6,550 6,200 2,210,000
1991 - 8,000 3,500,000
1999 14,428 4,174 2,500,000
2009 6,000 4,100 2,500,000

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]