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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -6 -3,186 -13.0%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 +450 47.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +14 +2,381 201.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +190 n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic -9 -60,663 -10.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +780 n.a.
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -25 n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +1 -52 -14.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +16 +1,058 413.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +4 +328 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +5 +1,453 173.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +303 85.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 +184 93.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +2 +981 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,350 n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -83 -30.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -3 -14,121 -34.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +121 19.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +685 13.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +35 n.a.
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +4 +125 26.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +3 +3,438 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +925 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +300 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +3 +336 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +9 +10,844 206.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -198 -16.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -107 -41.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +1 +81 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 +178 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -2 -705 -23.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +108 n.a.
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant +1 -169 -36.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -241 -19.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +222 38.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +4 +888 88.0%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 0 -693 -74.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 -128 -9.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +2 -1,036 -10.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +1 -85 -1.0%
  Totals: +75 -53,748 -7.5%

The population of these 5 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 947,154; in 2000 it was 1,048,319. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals for 1980 (714,880) represent 75.5% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (665,170) include 63.5% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 40 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 40 groups had 712,900 adherents in 1980 and 659,152 adherents in 2000, for a change of -7.5%

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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