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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
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,152 2258.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +5 +1,719 37.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +4 +617 22.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +3 +965 99.1%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +374 59.4%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +3 +97 16.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +251 143.4%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,888 247.4%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +2 -305 -6.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,107 279.5%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +300 88.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +141 31.1%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +1 +3,340 50.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +51 42.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +1 +481 22.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +27 58.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -15 -27.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +82 7.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -153 -0.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +851 26.5%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -1,300 -81.3%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +131 436.7%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -21 -14.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -1 +99 94.3%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox -1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -1 -200 -11.9%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 +107 5.6%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant -1 -190 -10.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -1 -2,690 -7.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -2 -16 -2.7%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -2 n.a. n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -2 -94 -7.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -2 -221 -5.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -3 -2,304 -12.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -7 -401 -2.1%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant -9 -1,707 -66.2%
Catholic Church Catholic -16 +134,197 45.2%
  Totals: -8 +138,360 +31.9%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (438,374) represent 39.5% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (589,022) include 47.7% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 35 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 35 groups had 434,079 adherents in 1990 and 572,439 adherents in 2000, for a change of 31.9%

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 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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