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Rhode Island

Denominational Groups, 2000

16,974 75,274 8,896 542,244 21,782 383,149
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 174 602,907 636.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 79 24,183 25.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 67 40,877 43.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 26 9,898 10.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 25 8,677 9.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 11 5,229 5.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 11 3,122 3.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 10 5,256 5.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 9 1,183 1.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 8 1,427 1.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 6 256 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 5 357 0.4
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 543 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 649 0.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 5 474 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 580 0.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 4 1,015 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 198 0.2
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 4 473 0.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,241 1.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 1,215 1.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 250 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 3 474 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 2 495 0.5
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant 2 86 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 384 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 263 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 842 0.9
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 943 1.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 276 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 67 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 950 1.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 491 714,880  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 947,154. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (714,880) include 75.5% 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.