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Vermont

Denominational Groups, 2000

14,759 61,974 2,164 147,918 11,436 370,576
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 399 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 63 8,786 15.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 18 2,642 4.7
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 196 0.4
Catholic Church Catholic 139 143,938 255.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,706 3.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 2 100 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 138 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 369 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 13 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 106 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 68 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 12 2,855 5.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 9 965 1.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 11 653 1.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 15 1,449 2.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 156 0.3
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 15 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 50 9,628 17.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 5 387 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 1,522 2.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 12 438 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 4 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 500 0.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 92 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 6 0.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 7 4,400 7.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 494 0.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 3 280 0.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 2 125 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 10 1,031 1.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 117 0.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 143 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 13 822 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 12 860 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 19 2,056 3.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 148 24,461 43.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 143 24,578 43.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 74 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 136 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 764 236,757  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 562,758. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (236,757) include 42.1% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.