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Alaska

Denominational Groups, 2000

78,070 37,156 21,256 54,359 24,382 411,709
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 3 366 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 10 1,942 3.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 85 8,779 16.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 384 0.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 5,530 10.1
Catholic Church Catholic 93 45,203 82.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,096 2.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 6 434 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 247 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 11 1,456 2.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 239 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 11 826 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 14 1,933 3.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 6 159 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 58 15,751 28.6
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 47 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 24 3,935 7.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 28 2,226 4.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 43 7,540 13.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 110 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 28 9,690 17.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 219 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 17 2,814 5.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 2,500 4.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 6,325 11.5
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 2 116 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 9 366 0.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 0 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 10 3,404 6.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 2 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Alaska Province Mainline Protestant 22 5,338 9.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 598 1.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 86 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 7 539 1.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 37 6,307 11.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 32 2,487 4.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 25 2,961 5.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 59 28,718 52.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 271 0.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 26 4,956 9.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 461 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 7 1,012 1.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 814 177,337  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 550,043. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (177,337) include 32.2% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.