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Denominational Groups, 2000

194,171 159,798 10,727 537,598 31,860 755,418
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 63 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 27 7,435 4.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 228 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 280 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 3 1,680 1.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 36 13,107 7.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 10 775 0.5
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 1,309 0.8
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 138 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 11 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 168 537,598 318.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 8 2,651 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 188 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 279 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 966 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 7 629 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 7 631 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 106 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 13 4,747 2.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 9 903 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 15 2,033 1.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 155 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 84 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 36 9,071 5.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 108 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 9 2,129 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 121 83,125 49.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 105 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 57 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 10 2,169 1.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 3,792 2.2
Hindu Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 8,000 4.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 8 4,650 2.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 420 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 4 1,894 1.1
Jain Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 21 21,500 12.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 92 72,569 43.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 49 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 6 2,932 1.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 13 5,377 3.2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 21 3,003 1.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 1,634 1.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 366 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 282 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 300 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 36 10,940 6.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 270 0.2
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 1,074 0.6
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 5 4,429 2.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 4,300 2.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 11 2,709 1.6
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 30 10,217 6.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 81 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 7 1,906 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 46 15,835 9.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 61 24,748 14.7
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 54 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 4 284 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,304 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 92 56,321 33.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,015 934,154  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,157,302  
The population of these 5 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,607,183; in 2000 it was 1,689,572. The total population changed 5.1%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (934,154) include 55.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,157,302) include 68.5% 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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