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