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