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Nebraska

Denominational Groups, 2000

250,329 348,456 8,549 372,791 26,735 704,403
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 1 268 0.2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 572 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 62 15,513 9.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 91 17,579 11.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 330 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 33 3,702 2.4
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant 30 3,567 2.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 18,770 11.9
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic 381 335,372 212.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 18 5,916 3.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 360 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 54 14,605 9.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 87 14,488 9.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 170 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 14 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 22 1,117 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 9 912 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 2 18 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 141 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 117 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 6 179 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 34 10,556 6.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 461 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 128 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 38 4,815 3.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 50 4,475 2.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 1,420 0.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 68 12,575 8.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 56 8,424 5.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 275 128,667 81.5
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 1,028 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 7 302 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 8 574 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 4,650 3.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 8 8,042 5.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 15 1,665 1.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 7 6,732 4.3
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 349 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 271 114,944 72.8
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 5 483 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 17 3,826 2.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 514 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 4 720 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 73 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 283 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 12 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 153 48,591 30.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 427 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 2,088 1.3
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 4 651 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 12 1,708 1.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 236 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 55 8,383 5.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 35 12,175 7.7
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 1,019 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 116 28,342 18.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 428 145,248 92.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 29 1,790 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 38 6,457 4.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 2,629 1,006,572  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,578,385. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,006,572) include 63.8% 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.