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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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 24 1,252 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 44 12,129 2.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 3 1,576 0.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 1,568 0.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 343 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 370 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 1,232 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 243 82,802 16.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 4 210 0.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 30 5,690 1.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 11 3,452 0.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 170 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 4 333 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 25 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 28 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 267 974,883 190.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 21 1,736 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 19 5,338 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 72 33,162 6.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 12 1,731 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 22 4,518 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 62 7,719 1.5
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 109 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 3 221 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 15 675 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 643 251,974 49.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 375 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 102 18,143 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 138 14,471 2.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.0
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 11 1,993 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 104 17,362 3.4
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 220 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 36 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 70 31,104 6.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,075 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 27 5,026 1.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 96 69,393 13.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 507 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 15 1,283 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 9 695 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 14 1,262 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 5 4,230 0.8
Hindu Other Theology 9 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 30 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 20 29,755 5.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 34 34,130 6.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 45 4,609 0.9
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 1,812 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 6 1,926 0.4
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 11 798 0.2
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 38 81,675 15.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 64 24,977 4.9
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 3 73 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 10 1,206 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 5 84 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,827 0.4
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 100 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 12 11,857 2.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 651 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 9 388 0.1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 2 850 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 781 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 177 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 46 3,091 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 97 33,554 6.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 10 1,445 0.3
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 2,206 0.4
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 29 10,226 2.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 750 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 58 11,513 2.2
Sikh Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 323 138,516 27.0
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 60 0.0
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 66 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 12 2,249 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 30 11,751 2.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 114 53,232 10.4
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 120 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 226 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 17 5,560 1.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 16 2,600 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 50 12,689 2.5
Zoroastrian Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 3,307 2,048,023  
Total (Adjusted)**:   2,325,411  
The population of these 15 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 3,665,228; in 2000 it was 5,130,632. The total population changed 40.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,048,023) include 39.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (2,325,411) include 45.3% 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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