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Wisconsin

Denominational Groups, 2000

682,968 787,993 14,965 1,695,660 60,073 2,122,016
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 984 1,544,817 328.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 729 469,322 99.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 414 254,683 54.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 404 222,420 47.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 526 164,199 34.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 263 96,851 20.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 173 55,565 11.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 131 31,807 6.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 127 22,375 4.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 88 20,093 4.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 25 12,736 2.7
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 28 12,509 2.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 44 9,466 2.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 17 9,407 2.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 20 9,134 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 74 8,016 1.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 27 7,523 1.6
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 20 6,622 1.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 51 6,175 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 18 6,080 1.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 18 5,978 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 35 5,751 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 40 4,323 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 51 3,406 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 48 3,170 0.7
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 20 3,174 0.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 25 3,122 0.7
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 14 3,029 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 15 2,952 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 18 2,841 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 25 2,332 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 10 1,854 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 9 1,720 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 9 1,485 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 12 1,361 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 1,277 0.3
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 7 1,088 0.2
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 1,063 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 22 1,069 0.2
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant 4 980 0.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 9 914 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 3 754 0.2
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 10 663 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 10 660 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 5 629 0.1
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 6 547 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 9 532 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 3 474 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 277 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 1 221 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 227 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 200 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 150 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 1 73 0.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 99 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 100 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,623 3,028,355  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 4,705,767. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,028,355) include 64.4% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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.