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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 % Change
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +5 -1,044 -49.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -29 -8,354 -12.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +6 +1,017 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +11 +3,178 13.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 -76 -5.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +70 22.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 -143 -50.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +267 104.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -42 +68,767 20.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +777 264.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -40 -11,835 -17.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +12 +11,846 26.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +184 67.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +4 -3,468 -32.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +786 48.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,752 62.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +12 +400 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +33 +10,441 105.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -836 -18.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +8 +674 2.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -4 +1,730 10.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +417 n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +823 1614.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +3 -4,911 -23.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +2,710 103.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +13 +3,581 603.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -4 -3,634 -8.0%
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +206 78.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +869 n.a.
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -80 -36.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -3 -2,770 -58.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +18 -1,860 -31.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +2 0 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +10 +3,468 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +16 +8,500 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +12 +2,080 97.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +10 +3,003 297.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +6 +13,327 1136.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +4 +4,494 8.0%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,052 29.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +368 151.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +2 +230 21.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +10 +397 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 -583 -30.0%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +2 -220 -35.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 +162 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +195 542.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +7 +388 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -70 -26,750 -34.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +5 +242 30.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +2 +307 111.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant -1 -353 -5.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +384 6.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +73 +28,700 39.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +2 +201 31.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -8 -7,233 -35.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -40 -55,895 -21.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +2 -62 -25.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +44 +11,973 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +3 +353 60.0%
  Totals: 122 60,212 +4.9%

The population of these 105 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 2,363,679; in 2000 it was 2,688,418. The total population changed 8.5%. The adherent totals for 1980 (1,235,667) represent 52.3% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,327,235) include 49.4% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 60 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 60 groups had 1,233,722 adherents in 1980 and 1,293,934 adherents in 2000, for a change of 4.9%

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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