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