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Kansas

Denominational Groups, 2000

421,135 457,109 2,721 405,844 40,426 1,361,183
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 735 206,187 76.7
Catholic Church Catholic 354 405,844 151.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 254 101,696 37.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 224 64,312 23.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 216 56,793 21.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 193 50,806 18.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 178 18,969 7.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 166 62,712 23.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 163 27,860 10.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 139 31,902 11.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 137 56,908 21.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 135 42,491 15.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 84 16,687 6.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 75 13,568 5.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 71 20,356 7.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 63 7,408 2.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 62 4,056 1.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 53 14,297 5.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 53 7,341 2.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 44 11,973 4.5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 39 4,169 1.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 30 3,690 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 27 2,432 0.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 27 4,222 1.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 27 2,418 0.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 25 4,015 1.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 22 5,338 2.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 22 2,003 0.8
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 22 4,587 1.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 19 4,175 1.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 18 1,076 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 17 6,705 2.5
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 17 4,691 1.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 16 8,500 3.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 12 400 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 10 n.a. n.a.
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 10 1,407 0.5
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 10 3,468 1.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 10 397 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 10 14,500 5.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,337 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 944 0.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 9 1,609 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 9 3,470 1.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 9 1,255 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 7 845 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 7 388 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 7 n.a. n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 6 1,017 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 6 1,889 0.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 6 1,059 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 6 2,172 0.8
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 6 406 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 612 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 5 1,323 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 1,053 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 4 525 0.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 417 0.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 188 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 583 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,071 0.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 869 0.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 392 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 874 0.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 3 146 0.1
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 3 469 0.2
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 284 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 231 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Jain Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 2 134 0.1
Sikh Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 0 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 460 0.2
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 387 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 162 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 141 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 1 133 0.1
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 1 31 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 3,959 1,327,235  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,527,214  
The population of these 105 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 2,477,574; in 2000 it was 2,688,418. The total population changed 8.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,327,235) include 49.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,527,214) include 56.8% 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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