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Denominational Groups, 2000

390,973 177,697 5,295 348,239 149,083 2,350,112
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 278 104,312 30.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 228 49,357 14.4
Catholic Church Catholic 215 348,239 101.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 183 36,017 10.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 175 34,101 10.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 160 39,011 11.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 140 30,929 9.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 133 33,909 9.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 128 32,433 9.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 121 46,807 13.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 120 11,544 3.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 113 22,707 6.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 107 44,826 13.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 100 24,229 7.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 89 22,429 6.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 50 13,454 3.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 48 4,324 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 46 5,791 1.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 43 4,557 1.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 37 12,459 3.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 35 2,349 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 34 7,817 2.3
Buddhism Other Theology 33 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 32 3,013 0.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 31 3,478 1.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 31 9,178 2.7
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 31 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 23 6,103 1.8
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant 20 1,100 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 19 3,365 1.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 19 2,427 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 19 1,057 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 18 4,124 1.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 16 2,194 0.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 15 31,625 9.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 14 2,092 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 14 457 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 14 2,236 0.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 13 21,050 6.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 13 1,882 0.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 13 1,974 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 13 2,854 0.8
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 13 1,895 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 12 3,154 0.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 14,400 4.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 11 1,224 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,898 0.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 9 482 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 8 1,317 0.4
Hindu Other Theology 7 n.a. n.a.
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 7 5,224 1.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 612 0.2
Sikh Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 5 496 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 242 0.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 4 390 0.1
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 320 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 323 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 498 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 3 257 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 2,880 0.8
Jain Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 196 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 366 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 153 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 207 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 180 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 2 509 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 322 0.1
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 125 0.0
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 165 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 417 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 105 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 136 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 42 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 200 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 115 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 11 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 616 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 3,155 1,071,287  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,197,191  
The population of these 36 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 2,842,321; in 2000 it was 3,421,399. The total population changed 20.4%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,071,287) include 31.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,197,191) include 35.0% 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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