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