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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant +1 -8 -42.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -35 -17,869 -13.4%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +2 +544 190.2%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 +178 4.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +33 +5,041 9.7%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -23 -11.2%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant -3 -476 -57.8%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 +129 40.1%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +4 +333 35.2%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant -2 -675 -12.7%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +51 19.1%
Catholic Church Catholic -14 +136,821 19.6%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -4 +709 23.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -36 -5,853 -6.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +103 +45,309 28.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +3 +926 17.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -2 -783 -3.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +3,352 32.8%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -85 -21.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -10 -341 -19.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +21 +7,408 35.4%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -6 -2,184 -12.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -30 -8,034 -11.8%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -4,026 -10.1%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +405 10.7%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant -2 -109 -8.2%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -43 -6.7%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -540 -36.1%
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 0 -22 -31.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +5 -2,706 -12.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +9 +2,949 84.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -12 -5,955 -7.6%
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +293 20.7%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +189 91.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -3 +92 1.7%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +10 -5,098 -31.5%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -1 -6,889 -34.7%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +7 -53,537 -50.9%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +11 +1,649 42.4%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +16 27.1%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +105 172.1%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -4 -2,314 -11.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +6 +1,627 1.5%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -44 -5,176 -24.6%
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant -2 -220 -18.2%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +2,574 18.4%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant -1 -169 -24.4%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant -1 -362 -23.8%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -1 -2,273 -96.6%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -8 -9.6%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +95 -3,123 -14.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox -1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -5 -78 -3.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -21 -14,780 -17.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +6 +178 8.9%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 0 -8 -11.6%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +19 0.6%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant -5 +8,318 184.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +182 1.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +39 +8,892 7.7%
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 -4 -16.7%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +3 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -1 -102 -3.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -8 -9,596 -15.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -87 -55,622 -16.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -11 +4,749 14.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 +36 2.2%
  Totals: +17 +23,983 +1.0%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (2,634,841) represent 47.5% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (2,608,794) include 42.9% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 65 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 65 groups had 2,461,129 adherents in 1990 and 2,485,112 adherents in 2000, for a change of 1.0%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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