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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant -1 -32 n.a.
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +2 +53 0.4%
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox +1 +1,568 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +1 -27 -7.3%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 +133 56.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +25 +32,840 65.7%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +80 61.5%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +2,548 281.9%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 +46 37.1%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant +2 +153 85.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +24 +319,219 48.7%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +38 2.2%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -6 +413 8.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +11,783 55.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +58 3.5%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +3 +2,053 83.3%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +24 +4,000 107.6%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -395 -78.4%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +1 +50 29.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +7 +334 97.9%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +174 +52,213 26.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -75 -16.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +14 +3,152 21.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 -863 -5.6%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +80 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +13 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -87 -70.7%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 +4,324 16.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +10 +2,382 90.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +8 +14,920 27.4%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +467 1167.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -2 +166 14.9%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -5 +66 10.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -10 +6,175 26.2%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +430 1.3%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +11 +590 14.7%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant -2 +369 86.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +12 +10,825 15.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,269 5.4%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +2 +19 35.2%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -14 -602 -33.3%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +673 58.3%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -21 -17.4%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +1 +86 15.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -4 -591 -60.4%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +2 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +6 +18 0.6%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +2 -2,575 -7.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 0 +791 120.9%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -460 -17.3%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +12 +8,281 425.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -264 -2.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +55 -24,371 -15.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +2 +251 12.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -1 -5,259 -30.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +1 -6,272 -10.5%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +453 21.1%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +537 4.4%
  Totals: +385 +442,012 +28.6%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (1,577,427) represent 43.0% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (2,048,023) include 39.9% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 56 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 56 groups had 1,545,805 adherents in 1990 and 1,987,817 adherents in 2000, for a change of 28.6%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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