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Florida

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,245,241 943,157 42,198 2,596,148 749,461 9,406,173
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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 123 19,012 1.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 26 4,908 0.3
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 3 621 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 2 77 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 13 3,074 0.2
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 178 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 3 114 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 2 490 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 6 3,350 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 645 189,387 11.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 20 5,459 0.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 67 7,735 0.5
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 25 3,302 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 12 1,201 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 196 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 3 269 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 26 2,458 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 43 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 36 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 527 2,596,148 162.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 144 16,989 1.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 81 22,545 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 192 58,690 3.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 19 2,932 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 114 14,107 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 567 101,188 6.3
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 237 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 132 6,472 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 201 75,620 4.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 16 2,148 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 244 44,208 2.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 509 72,540 4.5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 34 2,738 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 9 835 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 8 1,140 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 11 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 6 503 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 339 152,526 9.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 28 3,540 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 30 4,947 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 215 90,594 5.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 8 2,229 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 38 3,688 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 24 1,138 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 47 7,476 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 33 24,798 1.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 2 502 0.0
Hindu Other Theology 42 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 15 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 46 34,325 2.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 60 57,243 3.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 49 4,302 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 5,303 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 13 5,255 0.3
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 30 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 161 27,907 1.8
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 143 0.0
Jain Other Theology 10 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 263 628,485 39.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 167 71,970 4.5
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox 1 600 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 120 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 4 525 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 26 3,394 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 7 255 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 315 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 5 1,096 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 37 31,661 2.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 11 2,745 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 74 7,462 0.5
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 174 21,780 1.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 822 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 4 2,460 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 17 2,561 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 670 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 26 1,453 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 362 157,751 9.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 135 43,745 2.7
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 74 n.a. n.a.
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 4 244 0.0
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant 10 556 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 16 2,811 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 49 11,248 0.7
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 4 2,150 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 292 72,619 4.5
Sikh Other Theology 9 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2,054 1,292,097 80.9
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 52 n.a. n.a.
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 2 500 0.0
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 3 432 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 43 5,960 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 103 39,326 2.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 844 458,623 28.7
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 72 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 22 3,839 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 29 6,180 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 45 7,174 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 37 5,599 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 10,078 6,576,205  
Total (Adjusted)**:   8,116,731  
The population of these 67 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 12,937,926; in 2000 it was 15,982,378. The total population changed 23.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,576,205) include 41.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (8,116,731) include 50.8% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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.

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