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Denominational Groups, 2000

1,132,162 1,458,104 48,991 2,231,832 230,480 6,251,571
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 +23 +443 n.a.
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +25 3.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 0 -11,703 -9.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +5 +1,035 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +9 +2,899 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +1 +419 32.0%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 +45 75.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +94 +18,293 37.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -10 -25.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +1,141 40.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +92 95.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +4 +729 65.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant +2 +2,474 62.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +2 -43 -4.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -106 -201,913 -8.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +29 +12,008 70.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -28 -16,393 -19.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +5 +9,388 7.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant -1 -308 -23.0%
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant +4 +545 19.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +20 -44,504 -59.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +10 +27,800 102.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 -317 -36.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +181 104.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +51 +1,824 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +52 +16,531 74.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -2 -3,073 -14.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +7 -5,635 -6.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +9 -3,483 -7.0%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +33 +4,318 n.a.
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +1 +72 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -5 -2,072 -47.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +17 +3,739 533.0%
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant +28 +1,999 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -4 -34,868 -37.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +335 21.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +20 +4,693 759.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -22 -56,037 -16.0%
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +225 15.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,202 n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -8 -4,997 -52.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +20 -2,948 -22.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +22 +22,428 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +28 +22,781 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +55 +73,680 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +16 +3,183 67.0%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant +21 +2,232 n.a.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +10 +1,428 185.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +58 +102,049 254.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +7 -7,075 -8.0%
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant +11 +719 n.a.
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -3 -56 -2.0%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -243 -10.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +3 +670 12.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +167 +12,687 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 +386 18.0%
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant +3 +183 n.a.
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +159 -2,224 -8.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox +1 +200 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +7 +1,911 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +21 +4,957 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +484 733.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +40 +4,461 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -39 -97,759 -38.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +11 +2,400 412.0%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant -1 -298 -62.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +48 2.0%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant +1 +104 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +17 +2,146 11.0%
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -69 -41.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +2,562 13.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +61 +34,950 23.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +6 +3,584 2757.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 -253 -4.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -88 -53,739 -26.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -142 -175,669 -24.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +1 -108 -25.0%
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant +11 +2,385 n.a.
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +93 +19,507 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +288 7.0%
  Totals: 836 -290,929 -5.6%

The population of these 88 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 10,797,630; in 2000 it was 11,353,140. The total population changed 4.7%. The adherent totals for 1980 (5,275,375) represent 48.9% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (5,101,569) include 44.9% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 80 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 80 groups had 5,230,743 adherents in 1980 and 4,939,814 adherents in 2000, for a change of -5.6%

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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