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New Mexico

Denominational Groups, 2000

237,767 88,623 1,213 670,511 59,714 761,218
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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 9 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 6 807 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 1,449 0.8
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 17 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 158 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 182 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 164 22,070 12.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 20 2,665 1.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 263 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 3 109 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 25 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 15 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 450 670,511 368.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 288 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 19 5,214 2.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 33 6,565 3.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 16 2,314 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 7 505 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 47 3,422 1.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 13 585 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 120 42,261 23.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 145 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 48 5,548 3.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 169 18,985 10.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 62 0.0
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 411 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 670 0.4
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 140 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 2,566 1.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 49 12,219 6.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 5 1,080 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 22 10,969 6.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 20 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 12 450 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 397 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 717 0.4
Hindu Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 3,100 1.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 12,650 7.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 19 3,773 2.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 342 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 307 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 5 237 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 10 10,500 5.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 34 5,584 3.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 3 150 0.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 2 139 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 7 2,604 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 56 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 2 450 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 156 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 92 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 24 1,676 0.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 67 13,224 7.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 5 792 0.4
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 8 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 574 0.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 9 2,123 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 54 5,570 3.1
Sikh Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 301 132,675 72.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 9 1,684 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 10 2,445 1.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 120 41,597 22.9
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 175 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 3 656 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 137 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 587 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 2,026 1,057,828  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,196,238  
The population of these 33 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,515,069; in 2000 it was 1,819,046. The total population changed 20.1%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,057,828) include 58.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,196,238) include 65.8% 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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