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Denominational Groups, 2000

56,317 107,088 7,431 160,048 87,659 153,516
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +23 +18,092 53.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +2 +755 97.9%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 +88 231.6%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +82,516 106.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 -79 -46.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -1 +190 14.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -4 -2.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -168 -25.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -1 -164 -59.9%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +3 +205 284.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +2 +273 81.3%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 -46 -17.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -238 -30.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -342 -35.2%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +3,425 21.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -305 -7.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -2 -388 -60.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -2 +100 0.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 -417 -36.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -1 +15 3.2%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 +75 46.9%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -1,356 -14.1%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,143 256.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +1,952 35.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +20 +21,255 120.8%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -1 -51 -6.7%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -97 -2.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -3,008 -16.4%
  Totals: +38 +123,421 +55.4%

The population of these 1 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 606,900; in 2000 it was 572,059. The total population changed -5.7%. The adherent totals for 1990 (374,160) represent 61.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (418,543) include 73.2% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 28 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 28 groups had 222,862 adherents in 1990 and 346,283 adherents in 2000, for a change of 55.4%

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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