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Denominational Groups, 2000

386,519 211,826 5,615 645,700 83,044 1,270,903
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 11 1,205 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 34 15,090 5.8
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 2 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 336 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 308 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 105 16,794 6.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 158 0.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 8 916 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 399 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 22 4,164 1.6
Buddhism Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 289 645,700 248.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 166 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 30 9,485 3.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 54 18,029 6.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 152 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 27 2,404 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 19 4,197 1.6
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 4 171 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 38 11,576 4.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 44 8,164 3.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 69 11,349 4.4
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 11 1,537 0.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 285 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 319 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 41 12,933 5.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 134 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 8 3,013 1.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 41 17,851 6.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 6 3,715 1.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 7 530 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 69 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 13 1,572 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 3,906 1.5
Hindu Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 12 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 9 5,900 2.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 8 5,243 2.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 16 1,533 0.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 440 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 235 0.1
Jain Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 24 54,200 20.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 148 93,300 35.8
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 75 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 172 0.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 10 14,854 5.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 62 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 17 1,824 0.7
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 2 118 0.1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 1 277 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 168 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox 1 156 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 300 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 322 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 12 1,574 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 80 29,424 11.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 24 6,949 2.7
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 320 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 14 6,656 2.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 200 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 15 4,422 1.7
Sikh Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 307 175,994 67.6
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 1,498 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 144 63,844 24.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 166 62,134 23.9
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 379 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 5 967 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,891 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 522 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,970 1,332,704  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,692,696  
The population of these 12 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 2,492,525; in 2000 it was 2,603,607. The total population changed 4.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,332,704) include 51.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,692,696) include 65.0% 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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