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