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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 Association, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -226 -18.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +1 -3,903 -22.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +2 +366 n.a.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 -27 -19.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +27 +2,455 5.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -134 -41.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +8 +606 37.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 +78 48.0%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -17 -10.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +27,523 9.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +5,060 123.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -13 -5,850 -32.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -5 +6,071 18.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +4 +688 109.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +2 -6,242 -52.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -2 +989 49.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +76 127.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +14 +457 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +95 +30,256 41.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -2 -325 -50.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +29 +1,156 5.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +4 +398 4.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +16 -3,395 -9.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -103 -90.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 -11,247 -32.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +2,624 175.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,421 298.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +12 -3,894 -8.0%
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -566 -76.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -4 -4,061 -54.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +19 -1,481 -26.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +3 +2,880 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +11 +14,400 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +13 +21,050 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +50 +29,622 195.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +4 +210 77.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +11 +28,464 900.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +4 -6,020 -21.0%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +10 +1,263 200.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -3 -110 -18.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -63 -23.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +3 +257 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 -364 -16.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +2 +509 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +5 +496 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +285 87.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +35 +2,349 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +3 -8,144 -19.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +4 +320 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +3,502 135.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +24 +324 1.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +42 +6,087 23.0%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox +1 +125 n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +8 +1,175 54.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -7 -3,169 -29.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -5 -15,477 -31.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +1 -380 -49.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +12 +3,154 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +4 -64 -5.0%
  Totals: +471 +121,434 +13.1%

The population of these 36 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 2,633,105; in 2000 it was 3,421,399. The total population changed 20.4%. The adherent totals for 1980 (933,528) represent 35.5% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,071,287) include 31.3% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 59 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 59 groups had 925,656 adherents in 1980 and 1,047,090 adherents in 2000, for a change of 13.1%

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 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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