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Alabama

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,804,961 437,296 3,000 150,647 39,469 2,011,727
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 6 431 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 315 139,714 35.9
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 33 3,651 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 n.a. 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 344 48,555 12.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 349 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 18 3,370 0.9
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 169 106,123 27.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 22 2,920 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 135 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 66 9,630 2.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 28 4,067 1.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 78 10,677 2.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 370 33,906 8.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 3 44 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 173 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 42 10,842 2.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 269 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 109 12,355 3.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 875 113,919 29.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 91 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 61 7,874 2.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 114 34,580 8.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 135 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 16 4,689 1.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 321 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 156 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 25 0.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 6 201 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 51 4,148 1.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 16 4,928 1.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 54 13,448 3.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 251 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 186 43,416 11.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 81 13,309 3.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 15 3,679 0.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 53 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 63 12,053 3.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 3,005 1,182,018 303.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 9 697 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 33 3,722 1.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,524 344,790 88.6
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant n.a. 45 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 248 0.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,744 2,176,030  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 3,893,888. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,176,030) include 55.9% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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