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Louisiana

Denominational Groups, 2000

962,475 231,710 2,369 1,382,603 47,871 1,841,948
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 16 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 23 10,719 2.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 6 3,019 0.7
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 0 52 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 243 46,765 11.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 41 10,735 2.5
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 386,062 91.5
Catholic Church Catholic 627 1,369,154 324.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 103 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 9 694 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 23 6,073 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 31 3,513 0.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 16 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 60 4,123 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 51 6,919 1.6
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 247 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 384 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 30 995 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 56 15,182 3.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 98 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 60 4,716 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 231 26,252 6.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 81 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 5 391 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 707 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 100 33,423 7.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 170 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 20 5,647 1.3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 77 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 248 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant 1 3 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 12 462 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 4 91 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 7 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 8 12,000 2.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 5,725 1.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 159 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 3 1,597 0.4
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 30 4,125 1.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 24 15,625 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 64 19,102 4.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 3 394 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 5 459 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 90 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 4 307 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 126 27,105 6.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 18 2,567 0.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 20 713 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 8 952 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 49 10,516 2.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1,349 757,639 179.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 8 1,201 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 20 4,060 1.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 576 172,676 40.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 7 885 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 391 0.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,025 2,975,409  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 4,219,973. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,975,409) include 70.5% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.