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Michigan

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,079,117 783,541 46,294 2,019,926 228,031 5,781,535
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 3 135 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 18 47,183 5.1
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 2 0 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 86 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 176 67,895 7.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 2 680 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 583 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 105 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 19 2,154 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 5,000 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 268 67,404 7.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 7 712 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 53 9,544 1.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 15 2,118 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 57 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 374,325 40.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 13 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 7 340 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 915 2,338,608 251.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 32 4,313 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 50 5,424 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 39 9,170 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 114 20,930 2.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 235 100,680 10.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 79 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 131 14,901 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 110 20,024 2.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 11 431 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 544 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 453 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 29 1,297 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 8 522 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 77 23,475 2.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 26 1,794 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 6 943 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 197 34,214 3.7
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 48 4,803 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 198 30,591 3.3
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 8 253 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 6 2,967 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 28 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 21 2,768 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 245 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 246 71,727 7.7
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 111 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 26 3,791 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 362 167,598 18.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 1,549 0.2
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 3 331 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 5 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 17 9,711 1.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 137 14,465 1.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 21 1,497 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 22 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 109 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 21 20,830 2.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 50 38,525 4.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 10 825 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 308 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 6 173 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 73 107,116 11.5
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 1,640 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 404 250,141 26.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 61 5,437 0.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 69 7,192 0.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 798 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 52 17,571 1.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 33 5,007 0.5
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 3 1,817 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 22 6,692 0.7
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 149 0.0
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 38 5,250 0.6
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant 11 517 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 6 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 9 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 53 4,729 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 275 126,324 13.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 5 1,116 0.1
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 4 176 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 162 88,399 9.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 56 7,896 0.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 2 277 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 185 37,949 4.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 236 61,953 6.7
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 2 1,700 0.2
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 21 4,266 0.5
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 31 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 200 74,302 8.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 938 252,129 27.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 142 39,404 4.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 138 47,357 5.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,229 4,686,550  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 9,295,297. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,686,550) include 50.4% 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.