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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 0 -3 -25.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -436 -23.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +12 +1,229 5.9%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -3 -207 -44.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +11 11.2%
Catholic Church Catholic +47 +203,155 43.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +73 34.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant +3 +990 23.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -7 -0.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant -3 +624 36.9%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -1 -31 -5.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +10 +1,182 52.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -1 +179 44.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +14 +2,832 7.2%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 +34 30.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -1,023 -15.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -795 -4.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +5 8.8%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +342 15.4%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +2 +1,528 14.3%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant -2 +250 30.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -409 -3.6%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -8 -335 -94.4%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -1 +54 13.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -5 -1,975 -38.9%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -16 -10,428 -45.2%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +6 +2,659 238.7%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +1 0.4%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +4 +4,425 72.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 -1,020 -15.4%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -3 -237 -61.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -1 -136 -70.8%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +10 +716 74.6%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -1,506 -10.2%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 0 +265 50.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 -1 -0.2%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,327 166.7%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,047 23.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +30 -26,198 -16.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +3 +383 29.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 -111 -4.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -1 -13,067 -23.9%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +62 82.7%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +3 +46 8.5%
  Totals: +112 +165,494 +18.8%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (889,298) represent 58.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,057,828) include 58.2% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 44 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 44 groups had 881,249 adherents in 1990 and 1,046,743 adherents in 2000, for a change of 18.8%

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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