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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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 72 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 61 12,634 7.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 3 884 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 98 18,958 11.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 4 667 0.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 7 660 0.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 32 2,857 1.7
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 1 92 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 7 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 368 372,791 217.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 26 10,090 5.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 51 13,135 7.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 82 16,021 9.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 3 344 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 18 818 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 10 766 0.5
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 111 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 259 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 4 173 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 57 15,003 8.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 445 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 37 3,894 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 51 4,409 2.6
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 16 1,507 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 96 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 2,118 1.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 69 11,005 6.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 19 3,250 1.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 67 12,270 7.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 266 128,570 75.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 927 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 6 315 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 7 558 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 13 1,292 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 891 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 3 6,350 3.7
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 517 0.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 2,760 1.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 16 1,763 1.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 131 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 92 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 7 7,100 4.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 270 117,419 68.6
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 6 621 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 12 3,175 1.9
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 400 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 5 3,115 1.8
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 4 546 0.3
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 1 189 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 178 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 5 90 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 146 39,420 23.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 7 858 0.5
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 1,987 1.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 3 667 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 11 6,947 4.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 400 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 48 7,550 4.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 49 17,109 10.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 24 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 857 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 103 23,234 13.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 415 117,277 68.5
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 90 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 2 430 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 18 1,722 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 35 5,829 3.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 2,612 1,006,860  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,142,334  
The population of these 93 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,578,385; in 2000 it was 1,711,263. The total population changed 8.4%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,006,860) include 58.8% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,142,334) include 66.8% 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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