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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -3 -256 -10.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +4 +550 5.8%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +131 2.9%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -40 -8.8%
Catholic Church Catholic -20 +5,917 3.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +36 12.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -2 -155 -71.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +13 10.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 +19 17.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 -63 -7.6%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +20 20.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -1 -13 -8.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +3 +1,307 55.4%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -55 -22.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -5 -463 -14.8%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -6 +32 6.4%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant -1 -26 -40.6%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +277 45.7%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -389 -11.5%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +6 +1,357 46.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -35 -5,157 -2.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -25 -39.1%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -1 +77 233.3%
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +100 20.0%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant -2 -43 -11.6%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -3 +247 51.1%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -2 -1,971 -7.7%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant -3 -197 -44.8%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -6 -404 -68.8%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -67 -11.9%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 -517 -8.8%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -3 -3,220 -26.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant -1 -43 -41.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -49 -4.4%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant -1 -58 -28.7%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,022 230.7%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -5 -456 -13.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +9 -1,320 -29.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +23 17.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -13 -2,922 -30.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -11 -3,691 -15.5%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +862 162.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 -311 -17.5%
  Totals: -98 -9,921 -2.1%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (484,628) represent 75.9% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (470,112) include 73.2% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 43 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 43 groups had 477,229 adherents in 1990 and 467,308 adherents in 2000, for a change of -2.1%

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 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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