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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
Catholic Church Catholic -14 +39,942 12.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +25 +8,733 247.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +30 +8,332 125.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +20 +7,401 76.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +11 +6,516 182.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +16 +6,337 50.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +7 +4,826 4.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +3 +4,647 189.0%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +4 +2,760 n.a.
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,974 14.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +18 +1,722 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,236 22.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +999 89.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +4 +891 n.a.
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +5 +784 1060.0%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant +3 +667 n.a.
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +624 1451.0%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +517 n.a.
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +390 14.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +1 +208 408.0%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +3 +207 50.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +4 +173 n.a.
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +131 62.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 +96 n.a.
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 +80 9.0%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +22 44.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -2 +10 3.0%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +4 7.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 +3 3.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 -11 -1.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -26 -19.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -39 -6.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -60 -40.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -1 -108 -20.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -158 -7.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -2 -173 -18.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 0 -186 -89.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +5 -195 -10.0%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 -237 -57.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -10 -398 -5.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -1 -414 -57.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 -421 -13.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -532 -49.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -651 -10.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +6 -811 -16.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -3 -1,488 -28.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -5 -2,083 -72.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -13 -3,776 -3.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -4,232 -28.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -4 -4,457 -25.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -8 -5,295 -30.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -16 -6,869 -23.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -9 -19,282 -33.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -29 -39,678 -25.0%
  Totals: 61 +8,652 +.9%

The population of these 93 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 1,569,825; in 2000 it was 1,711,263. The total population changed 8.4%. The adherent totals for 1980 (984,228) represent 62.7% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,006,860) include 58.8% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 54 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 54 groups had 979,825 adherents in 1980 and 988,477 adherents in 2000, for a change of .9%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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