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Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Denominational Groups, 2000

60,308 32,275 1,115 191,463 19,268 252,249
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 1 136 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 536 1.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 74 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 182 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 23 5,345 9.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 593 1.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 11 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 44 191,463 343.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 1,655 3.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 1,650 3.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 3 292 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 3 242 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 366 0.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 88 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 25 8,564 15.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 9 1,464 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 14 2,735 4.9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 177 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 280 0.5
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 140 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 2,516 4.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 8 4,881 8.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 400 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 7,673 13.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 37 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 711 1.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 1,500 2.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 12,000 21.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 5 1,415 2.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 284 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 121 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 7,500 13.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 2,230 4.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 1,827 3.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 14 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 1 218 0.4
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 148 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 200 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 11 5,101 9.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 139 0.3
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 1,049 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 9 2,260 4.1
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 45 22,337 40.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 784 1.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 4 896 1.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 18 11,321 20.3
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 175 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 162 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 87 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 259 0.5
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 321 304,429  
Total (Adjusted)**:   345,695  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 480,577; in 2000 it was 556,678. The total population changed 15.8%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (304,429) include 54.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (345,695) include 62.1% 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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