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Berkeley County, South Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

21,932 10,885   4,435 1,341 104,058
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
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 12,746 99.0
Catholic Church Catholic 5 3,036 23.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 10 856 6.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 1,191 9.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 333 2.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 5 222 1.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 1,177 9.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 449 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 140 1.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 6 669 5.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 1,128 8.8
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 300 2.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 375 2.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 16 1,331 10.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 1,152 9.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 5 1,270 9.9
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 14 1,387 10.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 33 17,435 135.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 34 7,013 54.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 148 52,281  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 128,776. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (52,281) include 40.6% of the total population in 1990.

Source

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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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