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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 0 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +16 +652 109.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +8 +553 5.0%
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox +1 +1,568 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +3 +343 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +1 +186 101.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +67 +61,069 281.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +154 275.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +4 +2,702 360.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 +37 28.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant +1 -62 -16.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +50 +489,858 101.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,026 144.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -1 +211 4.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +35 +27,655 502.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +3 +225 15.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +9 +21 0.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +17 +4,648 151.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -412 -79.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +2 +181 452.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +15 +675 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +308 +112,796 81.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -186 -33.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +28 +5,525 44.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +14 +823 6.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +80 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +34 -3,952 -18.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +36 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +7 +8,077 35.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +540 101.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +20 +4,493 843.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +32 +31,519 83.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +507 n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +4 -1,291 -50.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +3 +320 85.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +5 +4,230 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +20 +29,755 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +34 +34,130 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +12 +1,013 28.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant -5 +121 18.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +27 +73,198 864.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +25 +8,267 50.0%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +2 +27 59.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +769 73.0%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant +1 +100 n.a.
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +2 +474 268.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +9 +388 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +2 +850 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +3 +781 n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +46 +3,091 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +10 +746 2.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,189 464.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +4 -334 -13.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +15 +3,857 61.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +11 +3,136 37.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +93 +27,667 25.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +4 +688 44.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -5,294 -31.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +20 +961 2.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant -1 -174 -44.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +16 +2,600 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +4 +3,061 32.0%
  Totals: +1,070 +945,874 +88.7%

The population of these 15 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 2,718,215; in 2000 it was 5,130,632. The total population changed 40.0%. The adherent totals for 1980 (1,068,048) represent 39.3% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (2,048,023) include 39.9% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 62 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 62 groups had 1,066,513 adherents in 1980 and 2,012,387 adherents in 2000, for a change of 88.7%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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