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Denominational Groups, 2000

593,687 588,253 97,586 3,422,342 416,570 4,039,102
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 783 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 14 26,765 3.3
Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 1,045 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 95 34,527 4.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 3 528 0.1
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 4 27,511 3.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 747 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 2 3,450 0.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 143 40,704 4.9
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,618 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 67 13,487 1.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 404 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 370,507 45.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Byelorussion Council Of Orthodox Churches In North America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 588 3,154,954 382.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 43 5,083 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 33 3,852 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 35 8,577 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 74 17,636 2.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 52 19,028 2.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 70 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 36 4,332 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 60 8,013 1.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 3 245 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 19 898 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 44 18,394 2.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 11 2,022 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 90 15,031 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 103 16,349 2.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 1,119 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 25 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 868 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 82 0.0
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 71 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 136 46,295 5.6
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 2 397 0.1
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 193 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 59 13,700 1.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 320 179,523 21.8
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 402 0.1
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 92 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 97 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 198 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 17 1,267 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 12 925 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 28 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 43 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 13,250 1.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 29 115,865 14.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 15 2,642 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 146 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 169 252,850 30.7
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 1,320 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 273 174,251 21.2
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 28 2,264 0.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,090 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 15 3,165 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 7 544 0.1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 1 16 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 13 2,576 0.3
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 12 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 12 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 9 604 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 182 83,665 10.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 13 2,479 0.3
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 37 14,297 1.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 276 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 31 3,634 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 87 22,420 2.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 218 71,993 8.7
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 3 1,900 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 28 6,338 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 214 107,717 13.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 362 156,787 19.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 14 2,248 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 33 13,039 1.6
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,102 5,099,325  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 8,239,820. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,099,325) include 61.9% 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.