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Denominational Groups, 2000

5,084,656 1,681,070 22,755 4,368,969 416,099 9,278,204
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 1,293 4,368,969 209.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 4,973 3,519,459 168.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2,110 1,022,342 49.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2,188 377,264 18.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1,291 228,098 10.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 549 180,315 8.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 427 177,910 8.5
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 79 159,449 7.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 441 155,451 7.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 412 155,019 7.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 126 145,249 7.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 346 140,106 6.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 92 128,000 6.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 473 123,198 5.9
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 91 114,999 5.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 378 111,288 5.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 380 61,272 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 323 50,528 2.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 282 46,268 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 149 43,602 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 230 38,259 1.8
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 56 25,070 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 70 16,587 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 63 13,946 0.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 94 12,501 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 32 11,637 0.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 136 11,592 0.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 70 10,777 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 119 10,265 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 45 9,720 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 18 9,444 0.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 49 8,422 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 16 7,057 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 45 6,872 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 39 6,025 0.3
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 17 5,570 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 87 4,669 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 14 4,642 0.2
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 62 4,463 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 4,041 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 42 3,858 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 84 2,906 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 53 2,822 0.1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 45 2,817 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 9 2,675 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 7 2,096 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 2,040 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 10 1,936 0.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 5 1,655 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 13 1,569 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 8 1,540 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 8 1,449 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 5 1,275 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 20 1,215 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 4 1,152 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 3 1,110 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 25 1,074 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,022 0.1
Landmark Missionary Baptists, Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 964 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 18 874 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 8 849 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 3 825 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 4 716 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 7 684 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 644 0.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 11 425 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 2 413 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 403 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 7 368 0.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 340 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 284 0.0
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant 3 197 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 191 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 1 135 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 127 0.0
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 93 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 80 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.0
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox 1 60 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.0
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 29 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 28 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 27 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 3 24 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Sikh Other Theology 13 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 19 n.a. n.a.
Zoroastrian Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 13 n.a. n.a.
Jain Other Theology 6 n.a. n.a.
Hindu Other Theology 34 n.a. n.a.
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 8 n.a. n.a.
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 118 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 10 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Buddhism Other Theology 88 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 18,466 11,573,549  
Total (Adjusted)**:   14,007,976  
The population of these 253 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 16,986,403; in 2000 it was 20,851,753. The total population changed 22.8%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,573,549) include 55.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (14,007,976) include 67.2% 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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