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Douglas County, Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

4,525 11,371   7,825 11 9,089
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
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 19 9,910 301.9
Catholic Church Catholic 6 7,825 238.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 2,358 71.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2 666 20.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 636 19.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 405 12.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 380 11.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 299 9.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 226 6.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 189 5.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 181 5.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 152 4.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 140 4.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 121 3.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 98 3.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 50 1.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 50 1.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 11 0.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 0 10 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 53 23,732  
Total (Adjusted)**:   26,103  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 28,674; in 2000 it was 32,821. The total population changed 14.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (23,732) include 72.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (26,103) include 79.5% 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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