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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 % Change
Catholic Church Catholic -1 +2,594 141.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -6 -336 -35.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +154 21.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,075 356.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +5 +225 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +291 38.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +244 95.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +90 225.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 +161 26.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +42 5.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant -5 +255 21.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +1 +312 31.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +71 418.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +14 +5,368 46.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -4 +696 11.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +126 n.a.
  Totals: 12 +11,368 +42.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 94,727; in 2000 it was 142,651. The total population changed 10.8%. The adherent totals for 1980 (28,476) represent 30.1% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (38,593) include 27.1% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 16 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 16 groups had 26,807 adherents in 1980 and 38,175 adherents in 2000, for a change of 42.4%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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