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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 +1 0 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +53 265.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -34 -11,545 -30.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +16 +1,987 47.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +17 7.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 -17 -47.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -51 +7,148 3.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +2 -154 -15.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -10 -6.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -35 -53.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,640 171.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +2 +201 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +10 +2,670 60.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +3 +142 n.a.
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -4 -4,316 -45.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +66 7.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +11 +1,318 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 -1,972 -26.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +4 +63 28.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -4 -6,380 -29.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +41 16.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +795 416.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +10 +2,827 166.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -117 -58.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +12 +629 86.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +4 +2,532 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,225 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +4 +2,270 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +1 +297 118.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +29 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +8 +7,734 1391.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +66 18.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +13 -245 -6.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +84 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +213 55.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +2 +183 30.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 -103 -4.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -4 -108 -4.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,594 205.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -6 -1,850 -36.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -2 -3,956 -12.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -24 -6,135 -16.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +2 0 0.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +11 +3,403 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +37 n.a.
  Totals: 16 +2,321 +.5%

The population of these 16 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 1,124,660; in 2000 it was 1,274,923. The total population changed 3.8%. The adherent totals for 1980 (459,894) represent 40.9% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (463,541) include 36.4% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 45 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 45 groups had 456,585 adherents in 1980 and 458,906 adherents in 2000, for a change of .5%

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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