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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 % Change
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +4 +516 324.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +242 235.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,950 204.8%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +10 +2,199 137.7%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +120 122.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +205 120.6%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +283 114.1%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +11,625 96.9%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +37 41.1%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,653 23.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -1 +42 9.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +6 +898 5.9%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -7 +875 5.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant -6 +2,276 4.9%
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant +2 +172 4.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -1 +147 2.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +86 +10,948 1.4%
Catholic Church Catholic -2 +13,449 1.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +2 +230 0.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 -19 -0.7%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -3 -0.8%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 -4 -1.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 -353 -1.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 -323 -3.1%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -9 -3.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -4 -216 -5.2%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -29 -12,523 -7.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -14 -361 -7.7%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -2 -654 -11.4%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +1 -347 -11.5%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -2 -115 -13.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -804 -13.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -6 -163 -16.4%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -6 -1,792 -16.7%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -1 -211 -17.6%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -5 -666 -19.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -12 -5,963 -22.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -7 -4,311 -22.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -3 -1,326 -32.7%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +1 -116 -37.8%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant +1 -178 -45.2%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -2 -53 -58.2%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -466 -65.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -1 -375 -81.7%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -69 -85.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
  Totals: +12 +16,447 +.6%

The population of these 64 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 4,219,973; in 2000 it was 4,468,976. The total population changed 5.9%. The adherent totals for 1990 (2,975,409) represent 70.5% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (2,627,028) include 58.8% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 45 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 45 groups had 2,576,682 adherents in 1990 and 2,593,129 adherents in 2000, for a change of .6%

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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