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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -2,879 -18.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,379 7.8%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +337 102.1%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -845 -22.8%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 +37 67.3%
Catholic Church Catholic -13 +37,419 11.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +4,174 70.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -3 -1,470 -10.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -5 +1,533 10.6%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +2 +174 102.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -4 -299 -26.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 -146 -16.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -30 -21.3%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +1 +142 121.4%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -2 -6 -3.4%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +23 +4,447 42.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -16 -3.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -1 -921 -19.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 -66 -1.5%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +698 49.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 -1,570 -12.5%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +11 +3,846 45.7%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -9 -97 -0.1%
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 -101 -9.8%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -1 +13 4.3%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -1 -16 -2.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -4 -4,133 -88.9%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -4 -5,282 -65.7%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +1 +98 5.9%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +368 5.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 +2,475 2.2%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +1 +138 28.6%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -5 -651 -17.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 -114 -22.2%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -174 -24.2%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 -105 -37.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -7 -9,171 -18.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +431 100.9%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -101 -4.8%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant -1 +16 2.5%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +5,239 306.7%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -7 -833 -9.9%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +14 +4,934 40.5%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 -162 -15.9%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -13 -5,108 -18.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -13 -27,971 -19.3%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -11 -68 -3.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant -3 -628 -9.7%
  Totals: -36 +4,935 +.5%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (1,006,572) represent 63.8% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,006,860) include 58.8% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 48 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 48 groups had 982,231 adherents in 1990 and 987,166 adherents in 2000, for a change of .5%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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