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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +313 +124,247 10.6%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +88 +31,080 44.3%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +80 +61,540 10.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +74 +16,092 136.2%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +69 +55,090 41.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +63 +15,283 26.7%
Catholic Church Catholic +48 +997,691 62.4%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +41 +15,775 26.4%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +41 +7,747 21.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +25 +1,856 12.3%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +19 +2,062 92.1%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +17 +2,081 552.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +17 +4,795 12.2%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +15 +4,325 6.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +13 +15,620 36.3%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +12 +6,368 130.5%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,667 13.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,616 48.5%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +8 -877 -2.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +8 +454 8.2%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,852 51.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,196 22.7%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +6 -2,138 -2.3%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,090 49.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +5 -6,069 -3.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +4 -7,504 -4.5%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +160 2.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +3 +219 8.1%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant +3 +239 27.9%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +3 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +2 n.a. n.a.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +1 +505 435.3%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox +1 -10 -2.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 -219 -15.4%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +31 18.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +1 +999 57.2%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +721 713.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +1 -252 -14.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +282 5.3%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 0 0 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 -23 -11.4%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 +29 34.1%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +2 0.9%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -128 -5.6%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -25 -51.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -42 -1.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 0 +32 28.8%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 0 +124 103.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -1,539 -35.4%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 0 -500 -50.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -491 -49.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -1 +710 23.8%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -1 -322 -22.1%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox -2 n.a. n.a.
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant -3 -188 -41.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -3 -65 -0.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -5 -922 -1.3%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -5 -1,041 -23.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -5 -3,551 -0.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -6 -1,180 -5.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -6 n.a. n.a.
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -7 -4,541 -48.1%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -7 -350 -52.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -9 -4,528 -10.3%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -48 -26,805 -31.9%
  Totals: +917 +1,310,270 +25.7%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (5,672,756) represent 43.8% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (6,576,205) include 41.1% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 61 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 61 groups had 5,107,145 adherents in 1990 and 6,417,415 adherents in 2000, for a change of 25.7%

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 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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