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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 Association, The Evangelical Protestant +56 +17,154 39.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -36 -13,429 -66.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant +2 +27 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +158 +65,897 41.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +7 +368 n.a.
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +5 +340 n.a.
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -28 +6,741 6.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +127 n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic +66 +2,029,032 87.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +19 +1,619 72.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -62 -8,746 -7.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +5 +17,747 69.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +7 +1,771 1073.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +8 -11,363 -71.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +53 +22,906 149.0%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 -33 -38.0%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +4 +642 310.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +84 +2,906 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +236 +87,548 129.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 -93 -25.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +23 +11,139 28.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -32 +21,938 6.0%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -67 -73.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +137 2.0%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +65 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +38 +3,452 2.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +9 +945 1227.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +31 +8,401 637.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +47 +10,915 8.0%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,449 n.a.
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +1 -971 -53.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +12 -749 -41.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +18 +9,444 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +79 +159,449 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +126 +145,249 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +49 +5,627 82.0%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +54 +6,314 160.0%
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant +1 +93 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +46 +97,586 321.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +39 +23,223 20.0%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant +4 +76 22.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +1 -66 -8.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +53 +2,822 n.a.
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +588 60.0%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +24 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +2 +413 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +7 +2,096 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant +9 +345 115.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +136 +11,592 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -314 -15,555 -8.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +46 +11,974 607.0%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +4 +2,040 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +12 +10,350 70.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +109 +23,130 100.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1,077 +859,565 32.0%
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox -1 -916 -94.0%
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +29 n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +14 +2,285 50.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -1 -4,039 -20.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -146 +89,877 10.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +11 +3,662 192.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,540 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +21 +3,593 148.0%
  Totals: +2,195 +3,730,225 +48.6%

The population of these 253 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 14,229,100; in 2000 it was 20,851,753. The total population changed 22.8%. The adherent totals for 1980 (7,685,848) represent 54.0% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (11,573,549) include 55.5% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 63 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 63 groups had 7,677,291 adherents in 1980 and 11,407,516 adherents in 2000, for a change of 48.6%

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 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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