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Jefferson County, Nebraska

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,589 3,217   685 1 1,841
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 Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 333 40.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 49 5.9
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 305 36.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 1 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 1 685 82.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 194 23.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 22 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 12 1.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 60 7.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 1,021 122.5
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 117 14.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 203 24.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,470 176.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 487 58.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 297 35.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 4 825 99.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 411 49.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 28 6,492  
Total (Adjusted)**:   7,135  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 8,759; in 2000 it was 8,333. The total population changed -4.9%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,492) include 77.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (7,135) include 85.6% 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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