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Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,384,748 518,882 5,797 856,964 126,768 2,702,052
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 26 2,171 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 29 13,373 2.4
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 5 760 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 4 463 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 80 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 245 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 483 95,429 17.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 158 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 90 0.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 17 1,635 0.3
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 822 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 90 10,585 1.9
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 40 0.0
Buddhism Other Theology 14 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 9 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 537 856,964 153.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 5 483 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 317 105,583 18.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 334 78,235 14.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 152 0.0
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 21 2,063 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 86 6,548 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 61 9,327 1.7
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 9 279 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 5 654 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 34 1,120 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 124 41,014 7.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 20 1,045 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 179 29,348 5.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 454 43,423 7.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 14 1,120 0.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 117 20,053 3.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 30 1,313 0.2
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 2 123 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 109 26,846 4.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 7 950 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 30 6,018 1.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 79 27,991 5.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 9 3,937 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 13 588 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 9 533 0.1
Fundamental Methodist Conference, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 13 1,009 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 13 1,484 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 4,524 0.8
Hindu Other Theology 8 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 12 0.0
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 11 617 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 22 19,315 3.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 34 23,207 4.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 26 2,719 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 508 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 4 866 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 23 1,602 0.3
Jain Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 33 62,315 11.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 311 140,315 25.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 75 0.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 12 1,310 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 13 935 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 15 19,359 3.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 362 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 185 19,547 3.5
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 2 118 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 143 0.0
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 79 7,886 1.4
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 49 3,300 0.6
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 11 1,571 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 300 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 4 361 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 65 7,328 1.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 297 64,277 11.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 25 6,702 1.2
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 43 n.a. n.a.
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 282 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 320 0.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 81 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 28 10,508 1.9
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 200 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 77 12,559 2.2
Sikh Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1,884 797,732 142.6
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 9 2,445 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 165 51,490 9.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 933 226,578 40.5
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 110 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 5 663 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 11 2,593 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 15 2,695 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 10 1,181 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,771 2,893,159  
Total (Adjusted)**:   3,468,102  
The population of these 115 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 5,117,073; in 2000 it was 5,595,211. The total population changed 9.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,893,159) include 51.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (3,468,102) include 62.0% 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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