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North Dakota

Denominational Groups, 2000

67,892 216,947 124 179,349 5,800 172,088
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 261 179,349 279.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 453 174,554 271.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 94 23,720 36.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 128 20,159 31.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 67 9,994 15.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 66 8,740 13.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 57 6,697 10.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 32 5,386 8.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 35 4,661 7.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 29 4,273 6.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 15 3,665 5.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 27 3,150 4.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 24 2,983 4.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 38 2,971 4.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 24 2,675 4.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 16 2,103 3.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,465 2.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 13 1,464 2.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 7 1,392 2.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 1,067 1.7
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 902 1.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 9 883 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 11 766 1.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 730 1.1
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 6 600 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 532 0.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 517 0.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 496 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 409 0.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 412 0.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 345 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 5 337 0.5
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 2 327 0.5
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 3 243 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 188 0.3
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 185 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 4 183 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 3 158 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 5 146 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 3 143 0.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 3 144 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 139 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 125 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 120 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 110 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 100 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 79 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 60 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 61 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 48 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 38 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 39 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 16 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,507 470,112  
Total (Adjusted)**:   520,166  
The population of these 53 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 638,800; in 2000 it was 642,200. The total population changed 0.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (470,112) include 73.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (520,166) include 81.0% 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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