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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 165 542,244 517.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 64 26,756 25.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 73 20,997 20.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 19 16,100 15.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 28 8,862 8.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 26 8,592 8.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 5,914 5.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 23 3,564 3.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 3 3,438 3.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 9 2,417 2.3
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 2,400 2.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 7 2,295 2.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 8 1,903 1.8
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 1,827 1.7
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 1,400 1.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 8 1,350 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 22 1,314 1.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 9 1,299 1.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 1,017 1.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,000 1.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 2 981 0.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 925 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 7 802 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 780 0.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 770 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 1 675 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 6 660 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 9 599 0.6
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 474 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 382 0.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 336 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 3 332 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 4 328 0.3
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 5 304 0.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 300 0.3
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 261 0.3
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 250 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 193 0.2
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 190 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 178 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 160 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 156 0.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 126 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 108 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 81 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 35 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 0 0.0
Buddhism Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 572 665,170  
Total (Adjusted)**:   758,960  
The population of these 5 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,003,464; in 2000 it was 1,048,319. The total population changed 4.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (665,170) include 63.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (758,960) include 72.4% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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.

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