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