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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 2.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 57 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 434 55,438 23.6
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 6 452 0.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 316 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 365 78,121 33.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 52 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 121,542 51.7
Catholic Church Catholic 134 72,952 31.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 8 458 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 90 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 68 10,773 4.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 61 8,499 3.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 18 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 30 1,773 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 83 7,408 3.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 4 176 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 205 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 140 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 42 1,469 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 43 10,446 4.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 73 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 117 15,394 6.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 760 86,502 36.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 11 402 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 66 5,082 2.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 57 13,845 5.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 7 385 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 18 5,178 2.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 265 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 1 22 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 49 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 4 94 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 9 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 2,065 0.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 17 11,615 4.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 10 504 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 13 508 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 12 2,389 1.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 60 14,154 6.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 2 97 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 10 361 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 201 25,237 10.7
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 116 8,865 3.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 136 28,947 12.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 10 944 0.4
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 30 1,147 0.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 12 1,041 0.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 4 234 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 57 6,393 2.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1,290 617,524 262.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 6 582 0.3
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant 20 1,514 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 240 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 788 197,402 84.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 273 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 5 332 0.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 5,209 1,425,192  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 2,350,725. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,425,192) include 60.6% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.