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Indiana

Denominational Groups, 2000

972,885 721,220 17,220 836,009 61,460 3,471,691
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,373 343,930 62.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 482 160,099 28.9
Catholic Church Catholic 476 699,188 126.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 397 132,970 24.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 345 39,953 7.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 331 68,131 12.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 306 115,560 20.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 277 86,194 15.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 238 34,025 6.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 221 89,932 16.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 219 109,895 19.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 218 51,907 9.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 210 78,727 14.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 173 60,773 11.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 159 22,569 4.1
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 149 22,300 4.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 128 16,167 2.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 113 21,060 3.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 105 17,388 3.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 87 11,459 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 85 10,212 1.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 81 21,102 3.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 70 20,901 3.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 69 14,009 2.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 48 105,157 19.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 48 n.a. n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 44 5,450 1.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 42 1,764 0.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 41 4,500 0.8
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 36 5,307 1.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 33 2,321 0.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 31 20,314 3.7
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 30 3,433 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 29 3,085 0.6
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 28 n.a. n.a.
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 27 2,352 0.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 22 3,796 0.7
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant 20 3,017 0.5
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 20 1,206 0.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 20 3,890 0.7
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 20 478 0.1
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant 17 484 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 17 22,661 4.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 17 3,038 0.6
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 15 19,855 3.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 14 5,343 1.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 13 1,328 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 12 3,510 0.6
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 12 646 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 12 2,001 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 11 3,777 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 10 479 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 10 946 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 10 1,524 0.3
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 9 1,417 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 9 3,418 0.6
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 8 1,494 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 1,660 0.3
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 824 0.2
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 390 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 7 n.a. n.a.
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 6 506 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 693 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 4 267 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 322 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant 3 291 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 2 286 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 644 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 61 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 220 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 206 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 329 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 351 0.1
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant 1 7 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 409 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 59 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 83 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 207 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 113 0.0
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 71 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 33 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 140,166 25.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,134 2,634,841  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 5,544,159. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,634,841) include 47.5% 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.