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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
Catholic Church Catholic -3 +30,769 46.4%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 0 +14 233.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,726 26.8%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +505 114.5%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +279 29.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -53 -8.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +4 +340 128.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -2 -44 -24.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -2 +1,026 176.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +110 12.1%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +2 n.a. n.a.
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,017 169.5%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -2 -150 -15.8%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +3 +656 88.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +15 0.3%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -1 -193 -50.3%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +398 560.6%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 -611 -33.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +10 -969 -6.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +213 157.8%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -1 -691 -24.9%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -1 -166 -25.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 +1,417 26.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +5 +1,315 25.7%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +1 +76 63.3%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 +25 6.2%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -652 -9.8%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 -693 -31.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +3 +396 6.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +927 +247,616 20.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +5 +1,550 52.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +2 +270 37.6%
  Totals: +970 +285,511 +20.8%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (1,374,097) represent 79.8% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,668,851) include 74.7% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 31 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 31 groups had 1,369,820 adherents in 1990 and 1,655,331 adherents in 2000, for a change of 20.8%

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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