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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
Catholic Church Catholic +75 +235,270 54.0%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant +1 +9 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +237 42.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +31 +6,733 44.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -341 -56.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -61 -36.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +156 118.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 -597 -8.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +753 48.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +1 -557 -52.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,722 101.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +13 +585 n.a.
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +29 25.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +3 -1,079 -16.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +16 +1,571 9.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +62 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +66 11.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,533 148.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +832 336.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -133 -87.0%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +4 +3,100 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +3 +12,650 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +10 +3,031 408.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -5 -2.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +10 +41 1.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +4 +56 n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +24 +1,676 n.a.
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +218 38.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,522 253.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +13 +2,015 57.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +50 +1,100 1.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +137 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +6 +390 198.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +1 +844 140.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant +3 +1,107 27.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +4 -1,473 -11.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +2 +1,732 19.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +5 +251 126.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +3 -3,335 -20.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +87 18.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 +225 10.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +10 -11,588 -22.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +1 +95 119.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +2 +717 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +2 +156 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +33 +13,709 48.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +8 +9,363 824.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +3 +521 45.0%
  Totals: +368 +285,132 +37.3%

The population of these 33 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 1,302,894; in 2000 it was 1,819,046. The total population changed 20.1%. The adherent totals for 1980 (764,404) represent 58.7% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,057,828) include 58.2% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 48 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 48 groups had 763,986 adherents in 1980 and 1,049,118 adherents in 2000, for a change of 37.3%

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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