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Riverside County, California

Denominational Groups, 2000

125,203 39,183 1,066 436,440 62,911 880,584
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 113 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 15 3,961 2.6
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 280 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 123 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 51 11,702 7.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 11 677 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 11 1,337 0.9
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 3 257 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 9 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 22 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 53 436,440 282.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 7 4,799 3.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 971 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 11 8,805 5.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 3 657 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 5 729 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 10 1,340 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 6 353 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 82 34,314 22.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 16 3,521 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 34 3,792 2.5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 265 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 10 1,667 1.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 16 5,756 3.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 7 5,009 3.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 16 7,750 5.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 7 946 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 200 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 952 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 642 0.4
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 11,700 7.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 10 10,105 6.5
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 31 5,168 3.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 7 640 0.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 11 19,750 12.8
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 58 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 19 6,932 4.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 969 0.6
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 117 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 5 7,864 5.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 1 190 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 99 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 21 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 127 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 7 817 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 14 5,097 3.3
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 6,442 4.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 5 1,000 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 31 14,423 9.3
Sikh Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 64 21,857 14.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 306 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 8 1,836 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 23 6,906 4.5
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 147 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 7 4,043 2.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 240 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 407 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 711 664,803  
Total (Adjusted)**:   776,002  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 1,170,413; in 2000 it was 1,545,387. The total population changed 32.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (664,803) include 43.0% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (776,002) include 50.2% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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