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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant +1 0 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +20 +4,427 30.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +11 -3,937 -44.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +3 +621 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +3 +178 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +3 +114 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +245 +108,208 133.0%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +10 +2,274 71.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +16 +2,416 273.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 -203 -14.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +148 308.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant -2 -629 -70.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +23 +2,065 525.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +186 +1,669,225 180.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +76 +6,476 62.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -1,507 -6.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +66 +26,102 80.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +10 +798 37.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +31 -6,635 -32.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +185 +59,627 144.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +100 73.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +132 +6,472 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +99 +41,896 124.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +4 +156 8.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +100 +18,383 71.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +77 +19,173 36.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 -17 -2.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -649 -56.0%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +24 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +66 +23,361 18.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +13 +1,394 65.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +18 +4,017 432.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +67 +25,596 39.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +8 +2,229 n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +23 -68 -2.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +10 +689 154.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +33 +24,798 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +46 +34,325 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +60 +57,243 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +38 +3,395 374.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +80 +19,326 225.0%
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant +1 +143 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +211 +599,659 2080.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +50 +16,604 30.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 -119 -27.0%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant +2 +551 101.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +8 +1,926 235.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +74 +7,462 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +712 647.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +4 +2,460 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +17 +2,561 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +462 222.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +26 +1,453 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +41 +13,218 9.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +85 +29,099 199.0%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant +3 +170 230.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +2 -1,162 -29.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +20 +2,412 27.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +147 +45,150 164.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +595 +421,369 48.0%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox +2 +500 n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +3 +432 n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +17 +2,130 56.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +32 +13,894 55.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +66 +60,584 15.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +12 +2,419 170.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +45 +7,174 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +16 +2,815 101.0%
  Totals: +3,252 +3,385,689 +109.7%

The population of these 67 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 8,120,543; in 2000 it was 15,982,378. The total population changed 23.5%. The adherent totals for 1980 (3,103,524) represent 38.2% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (6,576,205) include 41.1% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 68 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 68 groups had 3,085,989 adherents in 1980 and 6,471,678 adherents in 2000, for a change of 109.7%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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