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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 % Change
Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +8 +2,340 6.8%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 0 +95 18.0%
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 0 -4,726 -17.2%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 -92 -12.3%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 -20 -58.8%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 -2,365 -68.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +2 +2,276 5.6%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +943 58.3%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +3,322 24.6%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 +391 96.8%
Catholic Church Catholic +60 +267,388 8.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +255 5.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -7 -2,151 -25.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +6 +7,514 42.6%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +2,231 11.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -1 +437 10.1%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -1 +1,481 18.5%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +7 28.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -5 -163 -18.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +18 +3,562 19.4%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -82 -4.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -7 +1,423 9.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 -4,000 -24.5%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -2 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +92 10.6%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -29 -35.4%
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 0 -22 -31.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -6 -3,740 -8.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +29 +7,727 56.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -16 -8,546 -4.8%
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -40 -43.5%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +184 92.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -3 -48 -3.8%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 +26 2.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +3 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 -6,325 -47.7%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -78,638 -67.9%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +7 +754 28.5%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +42 28.8%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -25 +12,550 5.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -5 -18,050 -10.4%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 0 -11 -44.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -5 +1,306 57.7%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,325 121.6%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant -1 -463 -14.6%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -1 +115 21.1%
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 0 +15 93.8%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +268 10.4%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 0 +32 5.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -8,543 -10.2%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +15 +1,397 56.4%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 0 -8 -11.6%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -2 -1,540 -10.8%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +8,703 239.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +8 +461 2.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +52 +21,252 29.5%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox -2 -1,630 -85.8%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +4 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -4 -1,196 -18.9%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -11 -8,008 -7.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -23 -26,412 -16.8%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -2 +303 13.5%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant -4 -1,709 -13.1%
  Totals: +94 +171,660 +3.7%

The population of these 13 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 8,239,820; in 2000 it was 9,157,540. The total population changed 11.1%. The adherent totals for 1990 (5,099,325) represent 61.9% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (5,118,438) include 55.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 60 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 60 groups had 4,692,247 adherents in 1990 and 4,863,907 adherents in 2000, for a change of 3.7%

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 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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