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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 +2 +25 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +3 -62 -39.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -21 -13,255 -6.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +8 +3,112 n.a.
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox +1 +760 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +1 +125 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant -1 -9 -6.0%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 +953 56.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +200 +39,942 68.0%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +100 47.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +28 n.a.
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +12 +2,400 199.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +84 100.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +136 591.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -200 -76.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -50 +1,292,705 21.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +53 +10,369 75.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -22 -7,019 -50.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +30 +3,911 145.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant -2 +238 9.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +1 -4,698 -63.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +49 +16,762 258.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +44 +4,062 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +86 +25,529 131.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +271 242.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +69 +2,632 18.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +20 +2,350 32.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +7 +867 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +28 -599 -4.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +15 +1,106 52.0%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +168 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -42 -105,684 -34.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,304 54.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +14 +1,628 68.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -28 -45,697 -21.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +586 n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -1 -8,128 -46.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -3 -1,846 -34.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +64 +61,407 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +20 +29,250 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +19 +14,250 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +11 +804 300.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +5 +466 1607.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +684 +1,480,491 854.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -11 -20,394 -20.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +519 n.a.
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant +1 -444 -11.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +5 -1,040 -37.0%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -12 -1.0%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +29 +871 46.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox +2 +600 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +4 +1,080 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +31 +5,471 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +6 +376 59.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +5 +819 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -51 -86,852 -35.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +21 +4,235 1018.0%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 0 -691 -85.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -11 -21,807 -24.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +23 -1,373 -5.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +76 +30,669 84.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +122 +9,056 59.0%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 0 -702 -67.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +11 +3,029 163.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -3 -98 -1.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -20 -26,475 -31.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -115 -104,667 -21.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 0 +168 45.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +124 +41,898 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +3 +281 111.0%
  Totals: 1,546 2,646,141 +31.1%

The population of these 62 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 17,558,072; in 2000 it was 18,976,457. The total population changed 5.5%. The adherent totals for 1980 (8,694,064) represent 49.5% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (11,459,836) include 60.4% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 70 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 70 groups had 8,505,823 adherents in 1980 and 11,151,964 adherents in 2000, for a change of 31.1%

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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