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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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +2 +857 59.6%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +703 236.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +14 +591 81.7%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +414 7.5%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +5 +361 11.3%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +325 54.2%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +278 479.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +3 +262 16.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 0 +260 36.1%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +226 221.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +2 +226 52.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +107 15.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +1 +92 38.3%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 +76 66.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 0 +40 58.8%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology -5 -1 0.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -5 -12.5%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -16 -9.3%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -18 -8.5%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -18 -2.9%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 -22 -2.7%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant +1 -79 -20.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -223 -36.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 -362 -21.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 -398 -28.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -418 -14.7%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 0 -450 -64.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -2 -620 -6.5%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -4 -706 -3.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -833 -8.8%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -5 -2,550 -89.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -2 -5,109 -16.0%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 -7,600 -84.4%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 -91,183 -14.4%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 n.a. n.a.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
  Totals: +13 -105,793 -13.9%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (769,964) represent 76.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (665,170) include 63.5% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 34 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 34 groups had 759,128 adherents in 1990 and 653,335 adherents in 2000, for a change of -13.9%

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 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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