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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
Catholic Church Catholic 133 147,918 243.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 149 21,597 35.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 128 19,000 31.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 49 9,163 15.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 59 8,352 13.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 13 5,810 9.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 13 3,577 5.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 12 3,046 5.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 24 2,848 4.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 21 2,139 3.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox 2 1,720 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 1,318 2.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 10 1,122 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 17 1,008 1.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 9 843 1.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 14 742 1.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 741 1.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 650 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 11 590 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 5 585 1.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 5 555 0.9
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 10 512 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 348 0.6
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 341 0.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 340 0.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 296 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 260 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 257 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 230 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 3 217 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 200 0.3
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 199 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 198 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 194 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 181 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 158 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 142 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 120 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 1 100 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 98 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 96 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 82 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 66 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 60 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 52 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 48 0.1
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.0
Buddhism Other Theology 16 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Tao Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 775 238,251  
Total (Adjusted)**:   262,848  
The population of these 14 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 562,758; in 2000 it was 608,827. The total population changed 8.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (238,251) include 39.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (262,848) include 43.2% 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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