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Maine

Denominational Groups, 2000

42,391 115,103 2,832 283,024 20,191 811,382
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
Catholic Church Catholic 186 283,024 222.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 178 31,689 24.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 176 29,122 22.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 164 26,259 20.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 66 15,794 12.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 52 6,253 4.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 50 5,185 4.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 36 5,562 4.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 34 3,720 2.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 29 3,234 2.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 28 7,119 5.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 26 1,360 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 25 2,599 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 22 1,064 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 22 2,657 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 17 4,531 3.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 13 2,373 1.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 12 876 0.7
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 12 2,366 1.9
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 11 1,318 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 3,403 2.7
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 778 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 10 797 0.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 10 8,290 6.5
Bahá'í Other Theology 8 739 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 7 986 0.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 556 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 286 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 5 549 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 603 0.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 2,270 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 2,532 2.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 4 986 0.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 142 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 338 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 301 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 249 0.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 30 0.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 31 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 73 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 201 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 435 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 84 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 29 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 1,225 1.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 2 809 0.6
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 10 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 300 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 37 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 84 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 145 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,301 463,541  
Total (Adjusted)**:   511,449  
The population of these 16 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,227,928; in 2000 it was 1,274,923. The total population changed 3.8%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (463,541) include 36.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (511,449) include 40.1% 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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