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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 16 1,018 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 32 6,748 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 16 11,389 1.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 222 31,973 4.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 15 2,146 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 197 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 346 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 639,303 98.7
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 52 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 168 210,210 32.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 36 5,227 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 16 1,920 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 70 14,083 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 126 38,725 6.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 3 207 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 23 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 52 2,828 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 466 96,173 14.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 318 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 153 7,170 1.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 150 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 95 32,593 5.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 92 12,675 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 402 46,832 7.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 129 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 438 0.1
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 2 151 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 87 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 155 62,738 9.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 3 400 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 80 32,447 5.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 94 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 10 1,478 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 1,600 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 5 150 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 11 380 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 8 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 32 33,265 5.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 50 36,821 5.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 9 1,240 0.2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 126 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 57 5,180 0.8
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant 39 9,151 1.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 38 72,747 11.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 32 8,997 1.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 8 387 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 192 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 170 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 118 12,193 1.9
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant 21 2,995 0.5
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 11 791 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 305 101,274 15.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 76 14,823 2.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 273 13,559 2.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 249 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 27 3,074 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 112 28,162 4.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 3,041 1,582,520 244.3
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 500 0.1
Truevine Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 3 561 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 16 2,770 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 23 3,574 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,659 530,076 81.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 27 1,895 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 5 954 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 8,300 3,730,757  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 6,478,216. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,730,757) include 57.6% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.