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The Church of the Brethren grew out of the 18th-century Pietist movement in Germany. It was founded in 1723 in the United States by Alexander Mack Sr., Christopher Sauer II, Alexander Mack Jr., and Peter Becker. They are also referred to as Conservative Dunkards.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. counties on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Church of the Brethren. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
160 Ada County, Idaho
270
0.16
167 Adams County, Illinois
61
0.09
85 Adams County, Indiana
320
1.08
65 Adams County, Iowa
88
1.54
144 Adams County, Ohio
77
0.32
89 Adams County, Pennsylvania
692
1.01
175 Alameda County, California
89
0.01
125 Albemarle County, Virginia
510
0.53
97 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
62
0.88
61 Allegany County, Maryland
1,283
1.59
54 Alleghany County, North Carolina
169
1.76
127 Alleghany County, Virginia
144
0.51
171 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
789
0.05
144 Allen County, Indiana
952
0.32
93 Allen County, Ohio
1,029
0.92
138 Amherst County, Virginia
114
0.39
113 Anderson County, Kansas
59
0.67
176 Androscoggin County, Maine
--
--
172 Anne Arundel County, Maryland
135
0.04
95 Appanoose County, Iowa
140
0.9
176 Arapahoe County, Colorado
--
--
161 Arlington County, Virginia
386
0.15
98 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
675
0.87
122 Ashe County, North Carolina
124
0.56
58 Ashland County, Ohio
765
1.66
13 Augusta County, Virginia
4,834
5.32
172 Baltimore city, Maryland
332
0.04
168 Baltimore County, Maryland
537
0.08
105 Barbour County, West Virginia
125
0.75
168 Barron County, Wisconsin
32
0.08
152 Barry County, Michigan
108
0.24
45 Bath County, Virginia
133
2.27
5 Bedford County, Pennsylvania
4,673
9.99
176 Bedford County, Tennessee
--
--
76 Bedford County, Virginia
520
1.27
100 Benson County, North Dakota
67
0.84
176 Benton County, Arkansas
--
--
158 Benton County, Iowa
43
0.18
158 Benton County, Missouri
22
0.18
176 Benton County, Tennessee
--
--
52 Berkeley County, West Virginia
863
1.85
135 Berks County, Pennsylvania
1,352
0.43
133 Black Hawk County, Iowa
622
0.45
80 Blackford County, Indiana
182
1.17
21 Blair County, Pennsylvania
5,430
3.97
155 Blount County, Alabama
78
0.21
145 Bond County, Illinois
51
0.31
155 Boone County, Iowa
54
0.21
152 Boone County, Kentucky
109
0.24
176 Boone County, Missouri
--
--
8 Botetourt County, Virginia
1,884
8.1
176 Boulder County, Colorado
--
--
118 Bourbon County, Kansas
98
0.61
125 Brooks County, Texas
45
0.53
175 Broward County, Florida
57
0.01
99 Brown County, Kansas
102
0.85
162 Buchanan County, Missouri
125
0.14
170 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
303
0.06
176 Buena Vista city, Virginia
--
--
128 Butler County, Iowa
88
0.5
173 Butler County, Ohio
84
0.03
176 Butler County, Pennsylvania
--
--
168 Butte County, California
118
0.08
176 Cabarrus County, North Carolina
--
--
176 Cabell County, West Virginia
--
--
176 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
--
--
171 Calhoun County, Michigan
75
0.05
176 Calhoun County, West Virginia
--
--
48 Cambria County, Pennsylvania
4,010
2.19
161 Campbell County, Virginia
165
0.15
116 Canyon County, Idaho
527
0.63
163 Carbon County, Pennsylvania
71
0.13
91 Caroline County, Maryland
226
0.98
32 Carroll County, Illinois
537
2.86
19 Carroll County, Indiana
808
4.1
55 Carroll County, Maryland
1,643
1.71
176 Carroll County, Missouri
--
--
77 Carroll County, Virginia
421
1.25
131 Cass County, Indiana
193
0.47
176 Caswell County, North Carolina
--
--
168 Cecil County, Maryland
47
0.08
166 Cedar County, Iowa
18
0.1
134 Centre County, Pennsylvania
493
0.44
170 Champaign County, Illinois
98
0.06
69 Chase County, Nebraska
67
1.41
60 Chelan County, Washington
737
1.64
144 Chester County, Pennsylvania
1,012
0.32
176 Chesterfield County, Virginia
--
--
66 Chickasaw County, Iowa
233
1.51
131 Chippewa County, Wisconsin
245
0.47
176 Choctaw County, Oklahoma
--
--
176 Clarion County, Pennsylvania
--
--
124 Clark County, Ohio
804
0.54
168 Clay County, Florida
56
0.08
93 Clay County, Kentucky
209
0.92
156 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
168
0.2
171 Clermont County, Ohio
68
0.05
121 Clinton County, Indiana
179
0.57
146 Clinton County, Missouri
48
0.3
149 Clinton County, Pennsylvania
107
0.27
147 Coffey County, Kansas
27
0.29
176 Cole County, Missouri
--
--
176 Collier County, Florida
--
--
169 Columbiana County, Ohio
76
0.07
175 Cook County, Illinois
316
0.01
171 Coos County, Oregon
30
0.05
162 Crawford County, Illinois
30
0.14
135 Crawford County, Kansas
162
0.43
138 Cross County, Arkansas
79
0.39
176 Cumberland County, Maine
--
--
90 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
1,765
0.99
148 Curry County, New Mexico
116
0.28
153 Custer County, Oklahoma
61
0.23
174 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
306
0.02
176 Dakota County, Minnesota
--
--
50 Dallas County, Iowa
616
2.09
176 Danville city, Virginia
--
--
14 Darke County, Ohio
2,784
5.05
88 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
2,381
1.02
167 Davidson County, North Carolina
106
0.09
176 Davidson County, Tennessee
--
--
142 Decatur County, Iowa
33
0.34
176 Decatur County, Tennessee
--
--
107 Defiance County, Ohio
291
0.73
53 DeKalb County, Indiana
596
1.77
143 Delaware County, Indiana
430
0.33
176 Delaware County, Ohio
--
--
173 Delaware County, Pennsylvania
139
0.03
165 Denver County, Colorado
562
0.11
144 DeSoto County, Florida
61
0.32
78 Dickenson County, Virginia
244
1.23
115 Dickinson County, Kansas
129
0.64
171 District of Columbia, District of Columbia
305
0.05
156 Douglas County, Kansas
134
0.2
168 DuPage County, Illinois
510
0.08
176 Durham County, North Carolina
--
--
175 Duval County, Florida
44
0.01
168 Eaton County, Michigan
69
0.08
176 Edwards County, Illinois
--
--
173 El Paso County, Colorado
79
0.03
24 Elkhart County, Indiana
4,870
3.55
168 Erie County, Pennsylvania
214
0.08
166 Fairfax County, Virginia
600
0.1
133 Fauquier County, Virginia
161
0.45
128 Fayette County, Illinois
111
0.5
75 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
2,088
1.31
150 Fayette County, West Virginia
148
0.26
106 Fillmore County, Minnesota
162
0.74
74 Finney County, Kansas
314
1.32
1 Floyd County, Virginia
1,856
16.05
163 Forsyth County, North Carolina
315
0.13
103 Franklin County, Kansas
171
0.78
176 Franklin County, Ohio
--
--
39 Franklin County, Pennsylvania
2,785
2.45
11 Franklin County, Virginia
2,516
7.04
25 Frederick County, Maryland
4,064
3.54
81 Frederick County, Virginia
625
1.15
159 Fresno County, California
874
0.17
176 Fulton County, Georgia
--
--
73 Fulton County, Illinois
586
1.34
128 Fulton County, Indiana
96
0.5
147 Fulton County, Ohio
110
0.29
18 Fulton County, Pennsylvania
556
4.33
95 Gage County, Nebraska
219
0.9
160 Garfield County, Oklahoma
102
0.16
17 Garrett County, Maryland
1,190
4.49
175 Genesee County, Michigan
50
0.01
176 Gibson County, Indiana
--
--
176 Giles County, Virginia
--
--
146 Gilmer County, West Virginia
25
0.3
88 Gladwin County, Michigan
203
1.02
3 Gove County, Kansas
483
12.96
159 Grainger County, Tennessee
29
0.17
152 Grant County, Indiana
193
0.24
2 Grant County, West Virginia
1,329
13.02
137 Gratiot County, Michigan
161
0.4
131 Gray County, Texas
124
0.47
165 Greenbrier County, West Virginia
41
0.11
172 Greene County, Missouri
72
0.04
154 Greene County, Ohio
287
0.22
149 Greene County, Tennessee
145
0.27
31 Greene County, Virginia
219
2.87
172 Greenville County, South Carolina
117
0.04
176 Greenwood County, Kansas
--
--
52 Grundy County, Iowa
266
1.85
62 Guthrie County, Iowa
188
1.57
156 Hamilton County, Indiana
161
0.2
176 Hamilton County, Ohio
--
--
20 Hampshire County, West Virginia
601
4.04
162 Hancock County, Ohio
93
0.14
176 Hardin County, Ohio
--
--
4 Hardy County, West Virginia
1,257
12.53
176 Harrison County, West Virginia
--
--
176 Harrisonburg city, Virginia
--
--
146 Harvey County, Kansas
91
0.3
152 Hawkins County, Tennessee
103
0.24
176 Henderson County, North Carolina
--
--
176 Hennepin County, Minnesota
--
--
172 Henrico County, Virginia
174
0.04
118 Henry County, Indiana
324
0.61
149 Henry County, Missouri
53
0.27
176 Henry County, Ohio
--
--
72 Henry County, Virginia
1,032
1.36
176 Hickman County, Tennessee
--
--
176 Hickory County, Missouri
--
--
176 Highland County, Ohio
--
--
33 Highland County, Virginia
83
2.83
71 Highlands County, Florida
650
1.37
158 Hill County, Montana
33
0.18
175 Hillsborough County, Florida
67
0.01
133 Holmes County, Ohio
132
0.45
151 Holt County, Missouri
17
0.25
176 Hopewell city, Virginia
--
--
136 Howard County, Indiana
353
0.41
165 Howard County, Maryland
128
0.11
144 Howell County, Missouri
91
0.32
159 Hunterdon County, New Jersey
145
0.17
30 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
1,280
3.03
36 Huntington County, Indiana
960
2.7
102 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
728
0.79
172 Ingham County, Michigan
105
0.04
172 Iredell County, North Carolina
35
0.04
152 Isabella County, Michigan
129
0.24
158 Jackson County, Indiana
65
0.18
172 Jackson County, Missouri
226
0.04
176 Jackson County, North Carolina
--
--
129 Jasper County, Iowa
177
0.49
173 Jasper County, Missouri
24
0.03
127 Jay County, Indiana
119
0.51
175 Jefferson County, Alabama
37
0.01
176 Jefferson County, Colorado
--
--
129 Jefferson County, Iowa
80
0.49
139 Jefferson County, Tennessee
115
0.37
124 Jefferson County, West Virginia
164
0.54
139 Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
119
0.37
176 Johnson County, Indiana
--
--
175 Johnson County, Kansas
34
0.01
148 Johnson County, Missouri
110
0.28
176 Jones County, Iowa
--
--
146 Josephine County, Oregon
178
0.3
46 Juniata County, Pennsylvania
434
2.26
173 Kalamazoo County, Michigan
55
0.03
145 Kane County, Illinois
857
0.31
109 Kendall County, Illinois
263
0.71
166 Kent County, Delaware
97
0.1
122 Kent County, Maryland
93
0.56
173 Kent County, Michigan
147
0.03
51 Keokuk County, Iowa
243
1.88
162 Kern County, California
546
0.14
172 King County, Washington
548
0.04
176 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
--
--
175 Kings County, New York
112
0.01
167 Klamath County, Oregon
55
0.09
120 Knox County, Ohio
267
0.58
174 Knox County, Tennessee
59
0.02
43 Kosciusko County, Indiana
1,364
2.29
108 Labette County, Kansas
184
0.72
139 LaGrange County, Indiana
94
0.37
162 Lake County, Ohio
288
0.14
169 Lancaster County, Nebraska
141
0.07
34 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
9,887
2.73
172 Lane County, Oregon
100
0.04
159 LaPorte County, Indiana
188
0.17
120 Lawrence County, Illinois
104
0.58
25 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
3,846
3.54
170 Lee County, Florida
131
0.06
68 Lee County, Illinois
517
1.42
176 Lee County, Virginia
--
--
176 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
--
--
162 Lenawee County, Michigan
128
0.14
149 Lewis County, Idaho
11
0.27
140 Lewis County, Washington
199
0.36
90 Lincoln County, Colorado
46
0.99
168 Linn County, Iowa
130
0.08
100 Logan County, Ohio
329
0.84
173 Lorain County, Ohio
74
0.03
172 Los Angeles County, California
2,709
0.04
159 Louisa County, Virginia
30
0.17
171 Lucas County, Ohio
251
0.05
176 Lynchburg city, Virginia
--
--
155 Lyon County, Kansas
74
0.21
157 Macon County, Illinois
250
0.19
110 Macoupin County, Illinois
346
0.7
124 Madison County, Indiana
750
0.54
111 Madison County, Virginia
71
0.69
154 Mahoning County, Ohio
635
0.22
176 Manassas city, Virginia
--
--
165 Manatee County, Florida
165
0.11
67 Manistee County, Michigan
338
1.47
173 Maricopa County, Arizona
444
0.03
162 Marion County, Illinois
60
0.14
173 Marion County, Indiana
218
0.03
155 Marion County, Ohio
145
0.21
169 Marion County, West Virginia
48
0.07
27 Marshall County, Indiana
1,257
3.21
119 Marshall County, Iowa
246
0.59
132 Marshall County, Kansas
59
0.46
163 Martin County, Kentucky
18
0.13
176 Martinsville city, Virginia
--
--
122 Mason County, Michigan
148
0.56
49 McPherson County, Kansas
568
2.12
168 Mecosta County, Michigan
31
0.08
168 Medina County, Ohio
93
0.08
156 Mercer County, Ohio
75
0.2
145 Mercer County, West Virginia
229
0.31
151 Mesa County, Colorado
202
0.25
44 Miami County, Indiana
908
2.28
35 Miami County, Ohio
2,457
2.72
176 Miami-Dade County, Florida
--
--
152 Midland County, Michigan
175
0.24
26 Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
1,605
3.42
16 Mineral County, West Virginia
1,251
4.59
84 Mitchell County, North Carolina
159
1.1
173 Mobile County, Alabama
111
0.03
157 Monongalia County, West Virginia
145
0.19
130 Monroe County, Iowa
44
0.48
70 Monroe County, West Virginia
178
1.38
113 Montague County, Texas
116
0.67
161 Montcalm County, Michigan
72
0.15
143 Montgomery County, Kansas
141
0.33
170 Montgomery County, Maryland
356
0.06
119 Montgomery County, Ohio
3,364
0.59
149 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
1,753
0.27
129 Montgomery County, Virginia
375
0.49
176 Montour County, Pennsylvania
--
--
174 Multnomah County, Oregon
112
0.02
167 Muskegon County, Michigan
142
0.09
161 Muskingum County, Ohio
127
0.15
86 Nelson County, Virginia
130
1.07
94 Nemaha County, Kansas
102
0.91
172 New Castle County, Delaware
151
0.04
166 New Madrid County, Missouri
22
0.1
159 Newport News city, Virginia
243
0.17
168 Newton County, Missouri
31
0.08
139 Noble County, Indiana
130
0.37
119 Noble County, Oklahoma
68
0.59
111 Nobles County, Minnesota
150
0.69
176 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
--
--
83 Norton County, Kansas
75
1.12
174 Oakland County, Michigan
165
0.02
176 O'Brien County, Iowa
--
--
92 Ochiltree County, Texas
92
0.96
132 Ogemaw County, Michigan
76
0.46
47 Ogle County, Illinois
1,042
2.25
79 Okanogan County, Washington
362
1.18
175 Orange County, California
144
0.01
164 Orange County, Florida
555
0.12
176 Orange County, Virginia
--
--
139 Osborne County, Kansas
22
0.37
176 Otero County, Colorado
--
--
146 Otero County, New Mexico
132
0.3
12 Page County, Virginia
1,200
6.19
176 Palm Beach County, Florida
--
--
56 Patrick County, Virginia
300
1.7
82 Payette County, Idaho
177
1.13
144 Payne County, Oklahoma
197
0.32
9 Pendleton County, West Virginia
624
7.89
167 Peoria County, Illinois
182
0.09
129 Pepin County, Wisconsin
37
0.49
117 Perry County, Ohio
191
0.62
95 Perry County, Pennsylvania
321
0.9
175 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
161
0.01
41 Phillips County, Colorado
107
2.36
33 Piatt County, Illinois
469
2.83
155 Pickaway County, Ohio
91
0.21
174 Pierce County, Washington
73
0.02
172 Pike County, Kentucky
29
0.04
176 Pike County, Ohio
--
--
174 Pima County, Arizona
117
0.02
172 Pinellas County, Florida
263
0.04
139 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
418
0.37
145 Plymouth County, Iowa
77
0.31
28 Pocahontas County, West Virginia
316
3.19
162 Polk County, Iowa
432
0.14
48 Polk County, North Carolina
284
2.19
158 Portage County, Ohio
250
0.18
156 Pottawattamie County, Iowa
174
0.2
145 Poweshiek County, Iowa
60
0.31
37 Preble County, Ohio
983
2.57
38 Preston County, West Virginia
771
2.53
151 Prince George County, Virginia
123
0.25
170 Prince George's County, Maryland
409
0.06
125 Prince William County, Virginia
887
0.53
85 Prowers County, Colorado
141
1.08
176 Pueblo County, Colorado
--
--
176 Pulaski County, Virginia
--
--
126 Putnam County, Ohio
172
0.52
147 Raleigh County, West Virginia
248
0.29
96 Randolph County, West Virginia
256
0.89
97 Ray County, Missouri
189
0.88
127 Reno County, Kansas
329
0.51
155 Richland County, Illinois
37
0.21
154 Richland County, Ohio
283
0.22
165 Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
31
0.11
176 Riverside County, California
--
--
176 Roanoke city, Virginia
--
--
40 Roanoke County, Virginia
4,668
2.37
176 Rock Island County, Illinois
--
--
57 Rockbridge County, Virginia
540
1.69
122 Rockingham County, North Carolina
464
0.56
6 Rockingham County, Virginia
6,913
9.01
133 Roosevelt County, Montana
47
0.45
163 Ross County, Ohio
85
0.13
141 Rutherford County, North Carolina
189
0.35
176 Rutherford County, Tennessee
--
--
173 Sacramento County, California
211
0.03
176 Saginaw County, Michigan
--
--
176 Salem city, Virginia
--
--
175 San Diego County, California
255
0.01
175 San Francisco County, California
56
0.01
176 Sandoval County, New Mexico
--
--
168 Sangamon County, Illinois
147
0.08
176 Sarasota County, Florida
--
--
149 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
435
0.27
22 Scott County, Kansas
228
3.94
160 Sedgwick County, Kansas
577
0.16
152 Seneca County, Ohio
151
0.24
162 Shawnee County, Kansas
213
0.14
112 Shelby County, Missouri
53
0.68
140 Shelby County, Ohio
156
0.36
7 Shenandoah County, Virginia
2,341
8.49
154 Sioux County, Iowa
68
0.22
176 Smith County, Texas
--
--
136 Smyth County, Virginia
138
0.41
167 Snyder County, Pennsylvania
29
0.09
104 Somerset County, Maryland
145
0.76
10 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
6,007
7.39
176 Spartanburg County, South Carolina
--
--
114 St. Clair County, Missouri
56
0.65
118 St. Joseph County, Indiana
1,482
0.61
176 St. Joseph County, Michigan
--
--
64 Stafford County, Kansas
88
1.55
176 Stafford County, Virginia
--
--
139 Stanislaus County, California
985
0.37
131 Stark County, Ohio
1,793
0.47
176 Staunton city, Virginia
--
--
114 Stephenson County, Illinois
320
0.65
149 Stoddard County, Missouri
79
0.27
170 Story County, Iowa
46
0.06
176 Suffolk city, Virginia
--
--
158 Sullivan County, Tennessee
265
0.18
160 Summit County, Ohio
827
0.16
148 Surry County, North Carolina
164
0.28
176 Sussex County, Delaware
--
--
120 Sutter County, California
303
0.58
63 Talbot County, Maryland
400
1.56
176 Taylor County, Iowa
--
--
146 Taylor County, West Virginia
49
0.3
113 Texas County, Missouri
141
0.67
58 Thayer County, Nebraska
126
1.66
157 Thurston County, Washington
232
0.19
166 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
125
0.1
123 Tipton County, Indiana
92
0.55
23 Towner County, North Dakota
158
3.9
172 Trumbull County, Ohio
98
0.04
152 Tucker County, West Virginia
21
0.24
168 Tulare County, California
200
0.08
149 Tuscarawas County, Ohio
228
0.27
150 Twin Falls County, Idaho
136
0.26
147 Umatilla County, Oregon
173
0.29
136 Unicoi County, Tennessee
67
0.41
101 Union County, Indiana
57
0.83
119 Union County, Pennsylvania
195
0.59
176 Upshur County, West Virginia
--
--
167 Virginia Beach city, Virginia
244
0.09
15 Wabash County, Indiana
1,809
4.94
128 Wapello County, Iowa
202
0.5
165 Ward County, North Dakota
67
0.11
176 Warren County, Ohio
--
--
93 Warren County, Virginia
196
0.92
150 Washington County, Alabama
43
0.26
139 Washington County, Idaho
33
0.37
132 Washington County, Kansas
39
0.46
42 Washington County, Maryland
2,660
2.35
171 Washington County, Oklahoma
25
0.05
172 Washington County, Pennsylvania
87
0.04
87 Washington County, Tennessee
928
1.05
176 Washington County, Virginia
--
--
154 Washita County, Oklahoma
31
0.22
176 Washtenaw County, Michigan
--
--
160 Wayne County, Illinois
29
0.16
126 Wayne County, Indiana
395
0.52
174 Wayne County, Michigan
364
0.02
85 Wayne County, Ohio
1,056
1.08
176 Waynesboro city, Virginia
--
--
161 Webster County, Iowa
67
0.15
170 Weld County, Colorado
70
0.06
176 Wells County, Indiana
--
--
130 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
1,872
0.48
49 White County, Indiana
505
2.12
29 Whitley County, Indiana
810
3.09
176 Wicomico County, Maryland
--
--
154 Wilkes County, North Carolina
130
0.22
71 Williams County, Ohio
499
1.37
142 Wilson County, Kansas
41
0.34
176 Windham County, Vermont
--
--
171 Winnebago County, Illinois
137
0.05
139 Winona County, Minnesota
172
0.37
145 Wood County, Ohio
328
0.31
176 Woodbury County, Iowa
--
--
125 Woodford County, Illinois
176
0.53
119 Wright County, Missouri
95
0.59
166 Wyandotte County, Kansas
165
0.1
173 Yakima County, Washington
46
0.03
176 Yancey County, North Carolina
--
--
176 York County, Maine
--
--
59 York County, Pennsylvania
5,154
1.65


* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]




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