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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -13 -3,173 -16.3%
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 0 -720 -72.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +23 +5,478 15.4%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +1 -269 -18.7%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +10 +5,725 73.7%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +101 273.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -89 +141,382 9.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +2,639 24.5%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -38 -8.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -3 +855 14.9%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant +2 +501 8.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -1 -170 -18.1%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -1 +276 22.8%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +1 -9 -2.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -4 +25 7.4%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +16 +5,313 46.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -1 -74 -43.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -953 -18.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +245 5.2%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 -261 -13.1%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -3,619 -13.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +22 +6,809 63.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +3,264 0.7%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -8 -0.8%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant -4 -358 -31.9%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -6 -600 -7.0%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +6 +2,600 21.4%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +8 +981 69.8%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -35 -59.3%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +1 -6,375 -18.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +7 -7,570 -3.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -13 -624 -70.0%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 0 -1,168 -20.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +5 -78 -0.8%
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 0 +11 4.0%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +405 12.5%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +41 -328 -5.3%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +2 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant -1 +309 43.2%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -6 -7,152 -14.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +7 +643 233.0%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 0 +92 17.9%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -1 -277 -2.2%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 0 -85 -21.5%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +10,377 403.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -11 -918 -10.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +6 +3,547 32.9%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +3 +754 17.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -11 -10,242 -10.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -16 -23,210 -15.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +4,257 78.3%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +10 -10,520 -4.7%
  Totals: -10 +117,755 +3.8%

The population of these 72 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 4,891,769; in 2000 it was 5,363,675. The total population changed 9.6%. The adherent totals for 1990 (3,160,201) represent 64.6% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (3,241,659) include 60.4% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 51 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 51 groups had 3,064,956 adherents in 1990 and 3,182,711 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 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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