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Oregon

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