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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 % Change
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 0 -15 -37.5%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -43 -26,740 -11.6%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 0 +501 19.2%
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox 0 +760 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 -3 -2.3%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant -1 -54 -26.5%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 -11,990 -81.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +88 +2,337 2.4%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +56 22.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -67 -70.5%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +6 +1,690 88.2%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -32 -16.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +73 84.9%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant -2 -220 -77.7%
Catholic Church Catholic -90 +270,003 3.7%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +11 +3,878 19.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -20 -5,349 -43.2%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 +2,015 43.9%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant -3 -9 -0.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -2 -83 -2.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +39 +8,978 62.9%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,559 62.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +63 +14,990 50.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +175 84.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +33 +1,596 10.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 -2,117 -17.8%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant -11 -758 -46.6%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +22 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +7 +72 2.3%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +30 21.7%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -10 -29,893 -12.9%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +10 +1,363 51.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -14 -18,222 -9.7%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +474 423.2%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +2,350 33.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -5 -844 -19.4%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox -1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -12 +3,660 14.3%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -1 +772 5.7%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +4 +509 90.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +5 +420 560.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -429 -189,370 -10.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -6 -9,132 -10.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -4 -1,017 -26.9%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +398 328.9%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -830 -19.5%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +3 -299 -14.2%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 -262 -13.9%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +15 -1,098 -28.5%
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox -1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox -6 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +3 +644 368.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -30 -37,292 -18.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +13 +2,609 127.8%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 0 -352 -74.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -4 -11,604 -14.5%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +20 +17,354 258.6%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +29 +8,258 14.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +62 +1,447 6.3%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox -1 -1,250 -78.1%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +14 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -2 -1,159 -8.5%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -9 -14,404 -19.6%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -74 -63,224 -13.6%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +22,194 112.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +36 7.2%
  Totals: -319 -56,488 -.5%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (11,813,403) represent 65.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (11,459,836) include 60.4% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 61 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 61 groups had 11,118,452 adherents in 1990 and 11,061,964 adherents in 2000, for a change of -.5%

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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