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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -8 -5,848 -45.3%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +1 +14 107.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +17 +26,016 12.9%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +224 155.6%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +62 22.3%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -25 -2,125 -1.7%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +57 81.4%
Catholic Church Catholic +3 +794,241 22.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -3 +776 25.2%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -50 +5,793 5.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 +9,836 29.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,070 123.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -7 -1,185 -20.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +24 +10,431 37.5%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -2 -38 -40.9%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +3 +327 62.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 -12 -0.4%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +112 +44,175 39.7%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 -18 -6.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -2 +5,431 12.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -27 -3,684 -1.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -79 -76.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -1,951 -18.8%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +26 66.7%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +3 +8,798 5.2%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +12 +4,257 77.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +11 -257 -0.2%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +959 195.7%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -4 -12 -1.4%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -1,474 -57.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +3 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -34 +31,599 24.7%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -56 +12,957 9.8%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +20 +8,223 192.2%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +29 +4,748 86.1%
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 0 +17 22.4%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +20 +20,020 18.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +5,826 4.3%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +3 +96 29.2%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -7 -13 -1.1%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +1 -5 -0.7%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant -2 -2,114 -42.8%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -65 -4.0%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -376 -94.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox -2 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -27 -704 -5.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -30 -20,654 -10.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +23 +8,501 156.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +448 28.1%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +6 +19,394 341.7%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +24 +4,798 11.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +688 +260,064 8.0%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox -3 -1,740 -96.7%
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 -24 -45.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +5 +1,029 17.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -4 -4,363 -20.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -76 +18,024 1.8%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -3 +648 72.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,562 35.0%
  Totals: +653 +1,263,706 +12.6%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (10,896,401) represent 64.1% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (11,573,549) include 55.5% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 57 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 57 groups had 10,064,564 adherents in 1990 and 11,328,270 adherents in 2000, for a change of 12.6%

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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