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New York

Denominational Groups, 2000

560,678 1,288,959 119,895 7,550,491 1,939,813 7,516,621
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
Catholic Church Catholic 1,784 7,550,491 397.9
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 995 1,653,870 87.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,404 403,362 21.3
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 144 223,968 11.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 541 203,297 10.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 693 201,797 10.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 427 169,329 8.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 717 162,227 8.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 506 98,209 5.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 195 81,705 4.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 249 68,261 3.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 249 66,998 3.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 64 61,407 3.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 291 58,949 3.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 160 44,987 2.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 124 41,898 2.2
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 20 29,250 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 219 24,364 1.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 161 24,142 1.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 97 24,065 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 162 23,248 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 158 17,433 0.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 145 16,300 0.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 19 14,250 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 109 13,971 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 62 12,489 0.7
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 10 11,362 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 96 9,749 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 82 9,482 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 8,287 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 6 8,260 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 45 7,040 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 64 6,607 0.4
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 31 5,471 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 22 5,350 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 19 4,884 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 12 4,880 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 4,800 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 26 4,651 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 11 4,552 0.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 32 4,499 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 44 4,062 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 33 4,034 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 15 3,710 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 17 3,607 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 57 3,502 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 11 3,435 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 27 3,215 0.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 8 3,112 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 15 2,875 0.2
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox 3 2,800 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 35 2,772 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 11 2,770 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 38 2,768 0.2
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 41 2,752 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 5 2,660 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 13 1,803 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,618 0.1
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 7 1,512 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 1,450 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 8 1,320 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 4 1,080 0.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 15 1,072 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 1,009 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 7 867 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 5 819 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 1 760 0.0
Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox 2 760 0.0
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 5 660 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 2 600 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 586 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 538 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 534 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 519 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 6 495 0.0
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 466 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 383 0.0
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 2 350 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 1 314 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 311 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 6 308 0.0
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 170 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 2 168 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 168 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 159 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 150 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 2 122 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 4 98 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 71 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 63 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 52 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 2 39 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 2 25 0.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Jain Other Theology 12 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 17 n.a. n.a.
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Tao Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Sikh Other Theology 21 n.a. n.a.
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Buddhism Other Theology 121 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 19 n.a. n.a.
Zoroastrian Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Hindu Other Theology 83 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 23 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 10,999 11,459,836  
Total (Adjusted)**:   14,366,781  
The population of these 62 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 17,990,455; in 2000 it was 18,976,457. The total population changed 5.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,459,836) include 60.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (14,366,781) include 75.7% 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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