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Pennsylvania

Denominational Groups, 2000

706,904 2,131,472 81,864 3,802,524 393,584 5,164,706
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 1,855 3,881,444 327.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 50 27,190 2.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 49 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 2 51 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 291 55,974 4.7
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 12 2,174 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 14 1,375 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 19 2,466 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 86 11,322 1.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 234 31,335 2.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 45 4,070 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 122 29,487 2.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 2 231 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 86 23,232 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 89 8,673 0.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 3 171 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 225 63,497 5.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 157 29,609 2.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 120 9,404 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 59 7,821 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 385 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant 133 30,365 2.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 14 1,066 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 20 2,633 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 212 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 132 22,233 1.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 14 1,869 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 14 1,152 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 87 26,411 2.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 676 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,721 0.2
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 133 20,870 1.8
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 4 750 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 18 2,201 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 45 6,797 0.6
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 48 7,961 0.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 16 1,903 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 81 41,816 3.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 2 144 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 114 14,381 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 80 16,900 1.4
United Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 11 788 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 453 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 462 128,906 10.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 71 18,828 1.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 415 168,001 14.2
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 132 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1,437 766,707 64.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 80 12,931 1.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 689 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 26 12,410 1.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 19 3,413 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1,161 479,057 40.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 4,336 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 825 301,917 25.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2,663 786,153 66.3
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 374 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 1,200 0.1
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 476 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 2 955 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 73 17,812 1.5
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 116 54,336 4.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 35 5,073 0.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 11,872 7,156,968  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 11,863,895. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,156,968) include 60.3% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.