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Arizona

Denominational Groups, 2000

486,247 222,305 11,143 974,883 353,445 3,082,609
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 1 87 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 2 32 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 10 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 42 12,076 3.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 0 0 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 370 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 237 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 218 49,962 13.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 130 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 8 904 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 124 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 28,851 7.9
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 2 180 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 243 655,664 178.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 22 1,698 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 9 1,141 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 25 4,925 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 71 21,379 5.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 11 1,673 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 30 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 19 2,465 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 38 3,719 1.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 2 53 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 504 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 171 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 8 341 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 469 199,761 54.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 450 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 3 343 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 142 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 88 14,991 4.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 288 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 136 15,334 4.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 91 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 123 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 71 26,780 7.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 17 2,644 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 88 54,473 14.9
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 242 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 7 377 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 40 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 3 16 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 17 1,117 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 14 629 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 5 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 9 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 30 23,580 6.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 32 33,700 9.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 34 4,019 1.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 13 429 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 26 70,850 19.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 60 23,708 6.5
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 54 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 24 1,808 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,154 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 121 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 565 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 13 979 0.3
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 11 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 40 3,073 0.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 95 36,129 9.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 10 654 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 2,666 0.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 1 12 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 17 1,945 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 58 11,777 3.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 268 162,887 44.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 10 1,998 0.6
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 31 17,010 4.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 113 59,504 16.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 15 2,147 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 50 12,152 3.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 2,766 1,577,427  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 3,665,228. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,577,427) include 43.0% 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.