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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -4 -434 -4.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +6 +206 7.8%
Catholic Church Catholic -6 +3,980 2.8%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +1,871 109.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +20 14.5%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -112 -30.4%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -1 -4.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +75 70.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +132 194.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +191 6.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +157 16.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +88 13.5%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant -5 -937 -64.7%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +2 +42 26.9%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +11 73.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -465 -4.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +198 51.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -204 -13.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -22 -48.9%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +2 +304 69.4%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +1 +204 221.7%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +6 +1,410 32.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +156 31.6%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -1 -160 -57.1%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +1 +92 73.6%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -188 -18.2%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 0 -57 -48.7%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +412 288.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -2 -232 -28.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +5 +148 17.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +2 +83 4.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 -2,864 -11.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -15 -5,578 -22.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +120 162.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -84 -61.8%
  Totals: +1 -1,438 -.6%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (236,757) represent 42.1% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (238,251) include 39.1% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 35 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 35 groups had 235,556 adherents in 1990 and 234,118 adherents in 2000, for a change of -.6%

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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