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Utah

Denominational Groups, 2000

42,420 30,846 4,888 97,085 1,493,612 564,318
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3,851 1,483,858 664.5
Catholic Church Catholic 71 97,085 43.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 62 13,258 5.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 38 8,176 3.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 24 6,853 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 19 6,772 3.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 16 6,426 2.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 23 6,006 2.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 18 4,562 2.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 6 4,500 2.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 3,801 1.7
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 3,645 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 9 2,084 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 11 1,660 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 1,609 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,617 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 5 1,525 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 10 1,518 0.7
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 11 1,395 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 1,228 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 16 1,207 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 17 1,022 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 988 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 7 946 0.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 800 0.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 6 621 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 7 605 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 6 549 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 462 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 469 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 470 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 3 478 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 428 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 348 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 271 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 249 0.1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 213 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 4 191 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 5 196 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 4 137 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 129 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 120 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 3 93 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 85 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 15 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 20 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 27 0.0
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 0 0.0
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Sikh Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Hindu Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Buddhism Other Theology 15 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,343 1,668,851  
Total (Adjusted)**:   1,851,724  
The population of these 29 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,722,850; in 2000 it was 2,233,169. The total population changed 29.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,668,851) include 74.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (1,851,724) include 82.9% 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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