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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -11 -3,458 -20.4%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 +265 262.4%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 -33 -22.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +12 +2,322 4.9%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -47 -19.3%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +376 20.2%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +41 20.4%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -59 -27.8%
Catholic Church Catholic +16 +68,589 24.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -3 +1,906 26.2%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -10 -1,198 -8.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -7 +2,361 6.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +261 24.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 +643 12.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,088 56.5%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +11 8.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -2 -87 -16.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +50 +14,711 16.4%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -2 -101 -23.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -2 -170 -0.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +3 -5 0.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +5 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -59 -84.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 -2,587 -9.6%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +103 5.7%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +3 -2,151 -4.4%
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -202 -52.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -3 -16 -0.5%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +7 -72 -1.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -6,500 -31.1%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -6 +4,450 26.8%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +17 +15,063 50.6%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +182 60.7%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +5 +20,934 195.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 -3,730 -14.3%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,373 263.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -16 -2,431 -50.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +125 33.5%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +1 +124 149.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 -9 -3.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 -44 -2.2%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +4 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -3 -307 -11.6%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -2 -4,177 -11.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +278 661.9%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +4,484 277.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +17 -3,539 -10.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,173 3.8%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 0 -275 -68.8%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +3 +113 3.5%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -4 -1,081 -12.1%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -8,108 -19.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +2,124 206.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 -23 -1.8%
  Totals: +119 +102,631 +11.4%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (915,285) represent 32.2% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,071,287) include 31.3% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 52 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 52 groups had 900,801 adherents in 1990 and 1,003,432 adherents in 2000, for a change of 11.4%

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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