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