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New Hampshire

Denominational Groups, 2000

30,131 95,586 7,228 431,259 24,818 646,764
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
Catholic Church Catholic 154 431,259 349.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 138 34,299 27.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 94 18,927 15.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 90 16,359 13.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 50 16,148 13.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 37 4,393 3.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 26 3,614 2.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 21 3,968 3.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 21 6,354 5.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 14 3,402 2.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 14 1,202 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 14 1,598 1.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 13 683 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 13 4,062 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 13 1,153 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 12 1,939 1.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 12 10,020 8.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 11 2,651 2.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 11 7,071 5.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 10 2,638 2.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 9 1,203 1.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 8 694 0.6
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 8 872 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 1,004 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 7 2,015 1.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 6 426 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 6 578 0.5
Buddhism Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 5 595 0.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 951 0.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 5 640 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 1,503 1.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 1,475 1.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 85 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 130 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 115 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 172 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 2 3,782 3.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 204 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 73 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 161 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 36 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 300 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 123 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 36 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 872 589,022  
Total (Adjusted)**:   651,090  
The population of these 10 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,109,252; in 2000 it was 1,235,786. The total population changed 11.4%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (589,022) include 47.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (651,090) include 52.7% 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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