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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 -8 -2,550 -23.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,141 67.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -12 -8,678 -6.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +2,677 297.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -19 -11.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -63 -20.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -34 -63.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +158 687.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +2 +200 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +4 +1,322 77.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +312 38.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -3 -154 -17.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant +10 +512 n.a.
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +4 +260 n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +3 +198 n.a.
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +26 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -1,292 -12.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +307 110.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -35 -3.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -100 -81.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +6 +492 197.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +2 +348 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +4 +296 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +10 +5,123 746.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 +349 116.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 0 -40 -16.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +2 +96 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -2 -339 -29.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +60 n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +154 38.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -2 -165 -22.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +11 +507 101.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +4 +425 25.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -8 -3,469 -14.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -15 -7,443 -28.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +194 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +52 n.a.
  Totals: +37 -9,172 -3.8%

The population of these 14 counties (or equivalents) in 1980 was 511,456; in 2000 it was 608,827. The total population changed 8.2%. The adherent totals for 1980 (244,289) represent 47.8% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (238,251) include 39.1% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 37 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 37 groups had 243,874 adherents in 1980 and 234,702 adherents in 2000, for a change of -3.8%

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 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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