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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 165 633,427 631.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 66 31,865 31.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 77 21,703 21.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 24 16,101 16.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 30 9,482 9.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 26 9,425 9.4
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 9,000 9.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 8,963 8.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 5,500 5.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 18 3,203 3.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 2,850 2.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 9 2,835 2.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 8 1,661 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 5 1,641 1.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 5 1,438 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,415 1.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 4 802 0.8
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 2 721 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 8 723 0.7
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 700 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 6 695 0.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 9 617 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 605 0.6
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 600 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 2 495 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 434 0.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 3 436 0.4
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 4 383 0.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 297 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 280 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 240 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 211 0.2
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 191 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 172 0.2
General Six Principle Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 147 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 139 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 114 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 102 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 1 96 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 58 0.1
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant 1 47 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 6 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 554 769,964  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,003,464. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (769,964) include 76.7% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.