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