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Montana

Denominational Groups, 2000

100,992 97,422 727 169,250 35,101 498,703
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 6 400 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 26 4,427 5.6
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 72 10,829 13.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 4 330 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 478 0.6
Catholic Church Catholic 226 140,415 178.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 32 3,424 4.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 6 215 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 18 3,700 4.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 20 2,439 3.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 6 1,758 2.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 7 1,335 1.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 12 577 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 98 25,940 33.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 47 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 4 283 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 22 2,711 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 37 2,176 2.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 406 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 43 8,202 10.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 113 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 5 134 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 150 52,862 67.2
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 130 0.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 7 615 0.8
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 110 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 58 16,149 20.5
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 3 237 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 65 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 490 0.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 4 640 0.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 32 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 52 12,975 16.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 217 0.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,237 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 37 3,571 4.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 46 8,515 10.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 5 227 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 39 9,091 11.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 121 24,767 31.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 11 1,046 1.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,203 343,339  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 786,690. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (343,339) include 43.6% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.