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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 % Change
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +68 272.0%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -1,496 -42.0%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +1 +20 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +15 +5,406 195.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +18 +37,254 62.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +4 +670 243.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -254 -35.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +372 44.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +22 4.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +3 +503 493.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +4 +137 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1,716 +498,788 51.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -1 +1,202 295.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +80 8.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +6 +1,040 168.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +5 +2,377 53.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +8 +1,371 557.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +6 +2,277 55.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +3 +144 277.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +4 +3,801 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +800 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +11 +1,395 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +4 +3,354 293.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +5 +82 2.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -24 -5.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +4 +191 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +4 -736 -11.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +179 62.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +5 -308 -20.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +17 +2,939 28.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +3 +582 143.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +2 -641 -30.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +5 +821 14.0%
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant +2 +35 70.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +259 291.0%
  Totals: +1,859 +562,710 +51.2%

The population of these 29 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 1,461,037; in 2000 it was 2,233,169. The total population changed 29.6%. The adherent totals for 1980 (1,098,260) represent 75.2% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,668,851) include 74.7% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 35 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 35 groups had 1,098,260 adherents in 1980 and 1,660,970 adherents in 2000, for a change of 51.2%

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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