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Arkansas

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,153,527 236,596 606 115,967 20,263 1,146,441
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 27 5,092 2.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 534 88,528 37.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 447 53,555 22.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 7 632 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 374 70,426 29.6
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 35 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 122 56,911 23.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 5 306 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 71 13,019 5.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 51 7,233 3.0
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 3 42 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 28 5,955 2.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 81 5,060 2.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 3 91 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 332 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 34 7,343 3.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 79 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 113 14,819 6.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 763 90,671 38.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 71 5,271 2.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 55 16,790 7.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 90 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 2,750 1.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 159 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 1 12 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 90 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 3 114 0.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 5 611 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 9 433 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 9 1,828 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 48 12,646 5.3
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 2 123 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 249 30,640 12.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 8 550 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,520 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 4 248 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 47 5,122 2.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1,242 522,985 219.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 348 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 302 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 875 214,526 90.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 110 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 77 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 5,337 1,237,489  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 2,378,488. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,237,489) include 52.0% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.