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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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 2 58 0.1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 353 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 26 4,294 5.4
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1 10 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 77 16,235 20.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 75 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 456 0.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 430 0.5
Catholic Church Catholic 233 125,799 157.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 41 4,358 5.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 6 290 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 18 3,222 4.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 23 2,812 3.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 6 1,893 2.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 12 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 11 601 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 11 587 0.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 6 136 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 106 28,620 35.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 66 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 4 438 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 22 2,942 3.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 52 2,909 3.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 8 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 179 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 47 6,644 8.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 11 1,127 1.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 147 49,106 61.5
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 115 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 33 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 7 77 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 40 3,307 4.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 980 1.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 2,125 2.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 22 4,254 5.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 54 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 310 0.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 64 16,172 20.2
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 2 198 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 13 599 0.8
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 205 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 55 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 436 0.6
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 1 150 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 10 735 0.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 54 11,455 14.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 120 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 8 551 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 41 4,140 5.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 77 11,776 14.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 6 218 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 38 7,915 9.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 95 19,461 24.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 13 1,099 1.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 12 1,067 1.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,415 341,247  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 799,065. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (341,247) include 42.7% 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.