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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
Catholic Church Catholic 462 836,009 137.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,286 288,308 47.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 585 205,408 33.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 345 124,452 20.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 362 115,101 18.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 225 111,522 18.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 185 84,079 13.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 198 72,772 12.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 256 71,414 11.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 301 60,097 9.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 251 56,948 9.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 55 51,620 8.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 165 51,177 8.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 227 38,774 6.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 121 36,701 6.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 345 35,927 5.9
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 126 31,579 5.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 91 28,309 4.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 157 21,786 3.6
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 244 19,177 3.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 86 18,396 3.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 27 18,000 3.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 69 16,583 2.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 69 15,884 2.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 99 15,204 2.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 86 13,564 2.2
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 14 12,966 2.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 36 12,818 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 86 11,641 1.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 138 11,069 1.8
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 20 11,002 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 7 8,169 1.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 21 6,459 1.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 17 6,269 1.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 41 5,542 0.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 31 5,539 0.9
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 16 4,975 0.8
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 34 4,632 0.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 23 4,201 0.7
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 11 3,955 0.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 25 3,794 0.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 10 3,437 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 16 2,936 0.5
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant 20 2,767 0.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 4 2,373 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 28 2,243 0.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 30 2,218 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 3 2,212 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 18 2,179 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 6 2,036 0.3
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox 1 2,000 0.3
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,904 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 23 1,899 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 7 1,745 0.3
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 8 1,710 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 10 1,696 0.3
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 12 1,664 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 32 1,423 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 14 1,279 0.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 11 1,219 0.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 10 1,213 0.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 13 1,203 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 9 1,162 0.2
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 11 1,124 0.2
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 18 986 0.2
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 8 958 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 7 954 0.2
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 8 840 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 831 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 4 830 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 6 750 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 601 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 4 570 0.1
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 558 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 3 524 0.1
Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox 1 500 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 4 455 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 451 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 396 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 348 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 5 318 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 305 0.1
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 4 288 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox 1 285 0.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 189 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 183 0.0
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 166 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 166 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 2 163 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant 1 122 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 81 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 26 79 0.0
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 4 77 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 75 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 75 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 1 61 0.0
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 49 0.0
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 2 11 0.0
Buddhism Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 18 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 7 n.a. n.a.
Sikh Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 17 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 37 n.a. n.a.
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,491 2,608,794  
Total (Adjusted)**:   3,057,767  
The population of these 92 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 5,544,159; in 2000 it was 6,080,485. The total population changed 9.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,608,794) include 42.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (3,057,767) include 50.3% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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.

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