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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 +2 +11 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +9 +769 68.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -45 -31,051 -21.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +4 +830 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +11 +3,955 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +70 +16,130 40.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +183 n.a.
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -502 -59.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +175 63.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +3 +331 35.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant -2 -1,912 -29.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +26 9.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -35 +111,821 15.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +445 13.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -62 -20,348 -20.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +29 +38,435 23.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +3 +743 13.0%
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 0 +56 7.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +9 -27,369 -56.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -11 +6,392 89.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 -105 -26.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +32 +1,423 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +40 +13,063 86.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -9 -5,781 -28.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -41 -12,925 -18.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +11 -3,170 -8.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +23 +4,201 n.a.
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +11 +1,219 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +6 +750 n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +430 252.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -2 -669 -41.0%
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant +1 +49 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +6 -6,555 -26.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,003 135.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +15 +5,612 663.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -12 -12,922 -15.0%
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +239 16.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +396 n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +1 -11,390 -67.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +8 -9,738 -47.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +7 +8,169 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +14 +12,966 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +55 +51,620 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +21 +2,678 94.0%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +75 n.a.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +110 196.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +11 +10,361 136.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +15 +1,142 1.0%
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant +18 +986 n.a.
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant +12 +6,824 70.0%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant -1 -333 -39.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant -1 -1,972 -63.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +26 +79 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -70 -48.0%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +142 +2,546 15.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +2 +163 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +4 +455 n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +28 +2,243 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -25 -36,780 -34.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +12 +1,740 396.0%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 0 -43 -41.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -100 -3.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant -4 +5,292 70.0%
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 +750 37.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,584 16.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +79 +33,706 37.0%
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +20 n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +3 +300 111.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +397 16.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -15 -13,197 -20.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -140 -97,721 -25.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 0 +139 278.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +227 +38,774 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +3 +747 79.0%
  Totals: +581 +97,900 +4.1%

The population of these 92 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 5,490,224; in 2000 it was 6,080,485. The total population changed 9.7%. The adherent totals for 1980 (2,413,434) represent 44.0% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (2,608,794) include 42.9% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 74 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 74 groups had 2,388,875 adherents in 1980 and 2,486,775 adherents in 2000, for a change of 4.1%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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