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