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Georgia

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,273,901 824,493 7,873 374,185 185,098 4,520,903
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 17 1,839 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 32 6,750 1.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 19 1,350 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 12 11,624 2.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 179 28,046 5.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 11 2,138 0.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 146 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 238 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 163 140,687 25.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 28 4,060 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 13 1,535 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 76 17,392 3.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 127 35,518 6.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 43 5,547 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 458 57,993 10.6
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 142 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 60 18,187 3.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 85 12,961 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 346 35,703 6.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 526 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 135 54,173 9.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 58 23,338 4.3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 7 1,072 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 375 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 97 0.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 9 660 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 48 3,930 0.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 18 9,690 1.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 28 6,818 1.3
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 150 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 270 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 99 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 310 90,801 16.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 35 6,878 1.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 22 4,788 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 78 12,153 2.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2,958 1,374,905 251.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 12 1,931 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 25 3,551 0.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,699 488,909 89.5
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 380 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 223 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,134 2,467,653  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 5,463,105. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,467,653) include 45.2% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.