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West Virginia

Denominational Groups, 2000

200,083 325,508 4,461 105,363 14,601 1,158,328
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 149 105,363 58.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 15 163 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 7 1,264 0.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 112 13,842 7.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 228 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 5 276 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 11 1,952 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 90 13,836 7.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 81 5,234 2.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 195 21,657 12.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 30 1,144 0.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 80 8,202 4.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 123 21,389 11.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 294 24,143 13.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 804 0.4
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 10 552 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 285 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 175 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 849 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 21 1,333 0.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 17 1,911 1.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 1,500 0.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 5,476 3.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 7 908 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 88 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 465 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 47 4,658 2.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 584 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 8 355 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 5 213 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 179 10,883 6.0
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 2 57 0.0
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 2 39 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 102 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 23 1,160 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 12 1,022 0.6
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 36 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 14 2,652 1.5
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 73 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 40 3,320 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 165 43,606 24.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 14 n.a. n.a.
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 3 977 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 30 2,581 1.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 463 108,087 59.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 38 11,376 6.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 82 11,344 6.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 53 13,964 7.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 117 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 43 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 202 28,467 15.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 1,084 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,341 150,985 83.5
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 41 0.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 2 414 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 3 1,916 1.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 6 1,980 1.1
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 151 0.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 478 0.3
Buddhism Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 36 9,922 5.5
Hindu Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 11 2,400 1.3
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 4 1,528 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 5 273 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,139 650,016  
Total (Adjusted)**:   731,106  
The population of these 55 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 1,793,477; in 2000 it was 1,808,344. The total population changed 0.8%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (650,016) include 35.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (731,106) include 40.4% 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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