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Bergen County, New Jersey

Denominational Groups, 2000

19,368 53,466 20,753 478,735 91,869 219,927
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 17 3,594 4.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 872 1.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 101 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 2,100 2.4
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 2 7,000 7.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 26 3,885 4.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 188 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 82 478,735 541.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,040 1.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 6 3,017 3.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 60 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 139 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 56 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 4 855 1.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 6 906 1.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 175 0.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 103 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 130 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 39 10,586 12.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 5 995 1.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 30 8,505 9.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 61 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 956 1.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 5,682 6.4
Hindu Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 500 0.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 322 0.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 66 83,700 94.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 13 4,478 5.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox 1 1,200 1.4
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 300 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 6,473 7.3
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 1 634 0.7
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 349 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 39 9,152 10.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 109 0.1
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant 1 27 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 31 9,131 10.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 219 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 473 0.5
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 10 937 1.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 4 3,250 3.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 653 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 11 2,058 2.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 35 10,057 11.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 324 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 502 664,191  
Total (Adjusted)**:   764,737  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 825,380; in 2000 it was 884,118. The total population changed 7.1%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (664,191) include 75.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (764,737) include 86.5% 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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