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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 0 0 n.a.
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -6,290 -19.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -200 -3.1%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +46 22.7%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 -11 -36.7%
Catholic Church Catholic -14 +18,581 7.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +185 26.8%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +30 26.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -4 -131 -80.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +4 +881 51.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +132 191.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +5 +1,163 19.5%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +57 67.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -4 -2,022 -28.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +55 5.5%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant -13 -918 -41.1%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +4 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +56 24.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -2 -581 -3.5%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +341 52.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +382 9.2%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -8 -8.7%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +3 +416 44.1%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -25 -2.0%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -2 -340 -13.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +123 28.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +17 141.7%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -2 +130 1.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -55 -11.2%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -1 -76 -60.3%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +12 +693 22.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 -25 -22.9%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -22 -2.7%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,329 128.2%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -8 -490 -15.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +3 +619 35.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -4 -918 -22.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -7 -4,143 -12.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -15 -4,475 -12.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,841 117.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -47 -56.0%
  Totals: -38 +6,300 +1.4%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (447,053) represent 36.4% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (463,541) include 36.4% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 40 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 40 groups had 443,555 adherents in 1990 and 449,855 adherents in 2000, for a change of 1.4%

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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