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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 % Change
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -136 -85.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -1,825 -10.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +15 +1,547 54.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -16 +145,823 51.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +309 115.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,436 2143.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +73 n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -110 -73.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +569 2188.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +2 +204 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +9 +3,329 110.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +4 +681 54.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +321 36.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +8 +872 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -957 -21.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,004 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -1,387 -8.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +816 604.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +584 1043.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +4 +2,058 103.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +8 +294 76.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +11 +7,071 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +300 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,475 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,203 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +7 +8,626 619.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 +413 26.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -834 -34.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +2 +172 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +2 +85 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +2 +943 56.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +5 +407 2142.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +504 24.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +148 15.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +12 +2,495 275.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +1,128 40.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +2 +428 1.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -6 -910 -5.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +161 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +83 208.0%
  Totals: 107 +179,403 +44.3%

The population of these 10 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 920,610; in 2000 it was 1,235,786. The total population changed 11.4%. The adherent totals for 1980 (407,150) represent 44.2% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (589,022) include 47.7% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 40 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 40 groups had 404,781 adherents in 1980 and 584,184 adherents in 2000, for a change of 44.3%

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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