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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant +2 +10 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +192 22.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -18 -12,747 -18.0%
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox +2 +1,325 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +3 +832 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 +22 23.0%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 +500 42.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +34 +37,807 82.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +119 22.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +8 -1,012 -10.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -3 +590 24.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 +21 48.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 -22 -79.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -175 -34.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -79 -23,557 -1.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +777 23.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -5 -2,516 -20.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,195 5.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +5 +16,361 17.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -5 -22,640 -61.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +10,477 72.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 -156 -25.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +153 52.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +22 +986 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +29 +11,921 66.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +2 -782 -30.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -11 -319 -1.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -14 -1,923 -6.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +8 +521 n.a.
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +5 +2,492 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -26 +4,643 435.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +6 +876 41.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +117 104.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -10 -41,576 -42.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +7 +3,320 67.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +24 +5,143 387.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -26 -18,284 -10.0%
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +69 33.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +23 +14,958 n.a.
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -34 -58.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -14 -17,294 -51.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +4 -448 -20.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +20 +17,598 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +16 +30,200 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +59 +54,068 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +14 +953 175.0%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant +5 +175 n.a.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +7 +260 257.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +35 +89,325 432.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +27 -14,706 -6.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +961 14.0%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -325 -37.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +17 -5,479 -28.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +44 +3,952 n.a.
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,124 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 -1,930 -25.0%
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant +2 +372 n.a.
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +58 +2,859 150.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox +1 +450 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +7 +1,670 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +6 +1,869 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +13 +1,603 753.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +59 +6,469 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -17 -51,762 -33.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,075 414.0%
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,143 46.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -7 +361 0.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +2,501 12.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +5 +4,778 14.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +78 +1,418 3.0%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 0 -1,821 -75.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +1 +179 43.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +2 +805 21.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -29 -27,613 -32.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -48 -68,301 -24.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +6 +164 122.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +143 +53,934 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +5 -4,954 -10.0%
  Totals: 546 75,317 +1.9%

The population of these 83 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 9,262,078; in 2000 it was 9,938,444. The total population changed 6.9%. The adherent totals for 1980 (3,936,860) represent 42.5% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (4,156,909) include 41.8% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 78 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 78 groups had 3,879,057 adherents in 1980 and 3,954,374 adherents in 2000, for a change of 1.9%

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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