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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
149 Ada County, Idaho
249
0.08
148 Adams County, Illinois
62
0.09
68 Adams County, Indiana
403
1.2
101 Adams County, Iowa
26
0.58
152 Adams County, Ohio
15
0.05
78 Adams County, Pennsylvania
870
0.95
157 Alameda County, California
32
0
95 Albemarle County, Virginia
508
0.64
98 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
37
0.61
75 Allegany County, Maryland
746
1
35 Alleghany County, North Carolina
256
2.4
133 Alleghany County, Virginia
31
0.24
154 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
338
0.03
132 Allen County, Indiana
835
0.25
81 Allen County, Ohio
958
0.88
158 Amherst County, Virginia
--
--
101 Anderson County, Kansas
47
0.58
148 Androscoggin County, Maine
96
0.09
152 Anne Arundel County, Maryland
239
0.05
115 Appanoose County, Iowa
57
0.42
153 Arapahoe County, Colorado
213
0.04
151 Arlington County, Virginia
112
0.06
92 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
505
0.7
158 Ashe County, North Carolina
--
--
65 Ashland County, Ohio
696
1.33
23 Augusta County, Virginia
2,183
3.33
155 Baltimore city, Maryland
98
0.02
151 Baltimore County, Maryland
461
0.06
73 Barbour County, West Virginia
165
1.06
154 Barron County, Wisconsin
15
0.03
109 Barry County, Michigan
270
0.48
25 Bath County, Virginia
166
3.29
7 Bedford County, Pennsylvania
3,518
7.04
158 Bedford County, Tennessee
--
--
114 Bedford County, Virginia
258
0.43
89 Benson County, North Dakota
51
0.73
155 Benton County, Arkansas
33
0.02
158 Benton County, Iowa
--
--
158 Benton County, Missouri
--
--
158 Benton County, Tennessee
--
--
62 Berkeley County, West Virginia
1,037
1.37
128 Berks County, Pennsylvania
1,080
0.29
118 Black Hawk County, Iowa
505
0.39
126 Blackford County, Indiana
43
0.31
20 Blair County, Pennsylvania
4,438
3.44
144 Blount County, Alabama
64
0.13
147 Bond County, Illinois
17
0.1
143 Boone County, Iowa
37
0.14
146 Boone County, Kentucky
93
0.11
156 Boone County, Missouri
19
0.01
8 Botetourt County, Virginia
2,070
6.79
155 Boulder County, Colorado
68
0.02
136 Bourbon County, Kansas
32
0.21
104 Brooks County, Texas
44
0.55
158 Broward County, Florida
--
--
158 Brown County, Kansas
--
--
149 Buchanan County, Missouri
65
0.08
152 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
270
0.05
21 Buena Vista city, Virginia
217
3.42
125 Butler County, Iowa
49
0.32
158 Butler County, Ohio
--
--
151 Butler County, Pennsylvania
105
0.06
155 Butte County, California
50
0.02
154 Cabarrus County, North Carolina
41
0.03
158 Cabell County, West Virginia
--
--
151 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
114
0.06
154 Calhoun County, Michigan
46
0.03
129 Calhoun County, West Virginia
21
0.28
50 Cambria County, Pennsylvania
2,753
1.8
158 Campbell County, Virginia
--
--
125 Canyon County, Idaho
418
0.32
147 Carbon County, Pennsylvania
61
0.1
94 Caroline County, Maryland
194
0.65
24 Carroll County, Illinois
552
3.31
29 Carroll County, Indiana
570
2.83
75 Carroll County, Maryland
1,508
1
109 Carroll County, Missouri
49
0.48
54 Carroll County, Virginia
490
1.68
128 Cass County, Indiana
118
0.29
158 Caswell County, North Carolina
--
--
158 Cecil County, Maryland
--
--
158 Cedar County, Iowa
--
--
116 Centre County, Pennsylvania
562
0.41
153 Champaign County, Illinois
74
0.04
82 Chase County, Nebraska
35
0.86
106 Chelan County, Washington
347
0.52
141 Chester County, Pennsylvania
714
0.16
155 Chesterfield County, Virginia
50
0.02
37 Chickasaw County, Iowa
293
2.24
142 Chippewa County, Wisconsin
82
0.15
140 Choctaw County, Oklahoma
26
0.17
141 Clarion County, Pennsylvania
67
0.16
90 Clark County, Ohio
1,036
0.72
145 Clay County, Florida
176
0.12
83 Clay County, Kentucky
207
0.84
141 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
133
0.16
158 Clermont County, Ohio
--
--
93 Clinton County, Indiana
224
0.66
142 Clinton County, Missouri
29
0.15
129 Clinton County, Pennsylvania
106
0.28
149 Coffey County, Kansas
7
0.08
156 Cole County, Missouri
10
0.01
158 Collier County, Florida
--
--
137 Columbiana County, Ohio
220
0.2
156 Cook County, Illinois
637
0.01
158 Coos County, Oregon
--
--
142 Crawford County, Illinois
31
0.15
115 Crawford County, Kansas
161
0.42
146 Cross County, Arkansas
22
0.11
155 Cumberland County, Maine
46
0.02
92 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
1,488
0.7
134 Curry County, New Mexico
102
0.23
138 Custer County, Oklahoma
49
0.19
156 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
200
0.01
157 Dakota County, Minnesota
16
0
79 Dallas County, Iowa
379
0.93
123 Danville city, Virginia
165
0.34
31 Darke County, Ohio
1,386
2.6
97 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
1,569
0.62
152 Davidson County, North Carolina
78
0.05
158 Davidson County, Tennessee
--
--
158 Decatur County, Iowa
--
--
158 Decatur County, Tennessee
--
--
95 Defiance County, Ohio
251
0.64
75 DeKalb County, Indiana
402
1
147 Delaware County, Indiana
124
0.1
146 Delaware County, Ohio
126
0.11
153 Delaware County, Pennsylvania
203
0.04
157 Denver County, Colorado
17
0
149 DeSoto County, Florida
27
0.08
55 Dickenson County, Virginia
269
1.64
115 Dickinson County, Kansas
82
0.42
153 District of Columbia, District of Columbia
213
0.04
143 Douglas County, Kansas
138
0.14
151 DuPage County, Illinois
536
0.06
155 Durham County, North Carolina
54
0.02
156 Duval County, Florida
47
0.01
156 Eaton County, Michigan
14
0.01
158 Edwards County, Illinois
--
--
158 El Paso County, Colorado
--
--
41 Elkhart County, Indiana
3,830
2.1
150 Erie County, Pennsylvania
193
0.07
153 Fairfax County, Virginia
359
0.04
109 Fauquier County, Virginia
267
0.48
110 Fayette County, Illinois
102
0.47
81 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
1,314
0.88
146 Fayette County, West Virginia
51
0.11
120 Fillmore County, Minnesota
79
0.37
86 Finney County, Kansas
309
0.76
1 Floyd County, Virginia
1,829
13.18
149 Forsyth County, North Carolina
243
0.08
123 Franklin County, Kansas
85
0.34
158 Franklin County, Ohio
--
--
47 Franklin County, Pennsylvania
2,389
1.85
12 Franklin County, Virginia
2,302
4.87
46 Frederick County, Maryland
3,647
1.87
87 Frederick County, Virginia
445
0.75
146 Fresno County, California
840
0.11
158 Fulton County, Georgia
--
--
71 Fulton County, Illinois
427
1.12
120 Fulton County, Indiana
75
0.37
150 Fulton County, Ohio
29
0.07
44 Fulton County, Pennsylvania
286
2.01
110 Gage County, Nebraska
107
0.47
153 Garfield County, Oklahoma
22
0.04
15 Garrett County, Maryland
1,199
4.02
156 Genesee County, Michigan
28
0.01
158 Gibson County, Indiana
--
--
143 Giles County, Virginia
24
0.14
158 Gilmer County, West Virginia
--
--
113 Gladwin County, Michigan
115
0.44
3 Gove County, Kansas
308
10.04
158 Grainger County, Tennessee
--
--
149 Grant County, Indiana
62
0.08
6 Grant County, West Virginia
964
8.53
127 Gratiot County, Michigan
127
0.3
130 Gray County, Texas
61
0.27
158 Greenbrier County, West Virginia
--
--
156 Greene County, Missouri
23
0.01
158 Greene County, Ohio
--
--
141 Greene County, Tennessee
99
0.16
36 Greene County, Virginia
360
2.36
155 Greenville County, South Carolina
66
0.02
158 Greenwood County, Kansas
--
--
53 Grundy County, Iowa
209
1.69
23 Guthrie County, Iowa
378
3.33
151 Hamilton County, Indiana
117
0.06
157 Hamilton County, Ohio
35
0
19 Hampshire County, West Virginia
707
3.5
158 Hancock County, Ohio
--
--
132 Hardin County, Ohio
80
0.25
2 Hardy County, West Virginia
1,636
12.91
158 Harrison County, West Virginia
--
--
27 Harrisonburg city, Virginia
1,250
3.09
142 Harvey County, Kansas
48
0.15
146 Hawkins County, Tennessee
61
0.11
158 Henderson County, North Carolina
--
--
158 Hennepin County, Minnesota
--
--
150 Henrico County, Virginia
188
0.07
119 Henry County, Indiana
186
0.38
130 Henry County, Missouri
59
0.27
152 Henry County, Ohio
14
0.05
71 Henry County, Virginia
646
1.12
158 Hickman County, Tennessee
--
--
113 Hickory County, Missouri
39
0.44
158 Highland County, Ohio
--
--
52 Highland County, Virginia
43
1.7
103 Highlands County, Florida
492
0.56
158 Hill County, Montana
--
--
156 Hillsborough County, Florida
86
0.01
158 Holmes County, Ohio
--
--
158 Holt County, Missouri
--
--
103 Hopewell city, Virginia
125
0.56
128 Howard County, Indiana
247
0.29
153 Howard County, Maryland
111
0.04
117 Howell County, Missouri
148
0.4
144 Hunterdon County, New Jersey
156
0.13
30 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
1,226
2.69
63 Huntington County, Indiana
518
1.36
93 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
588
0.66
155 Ingham County, Michigan
51
0.02
158 Iredell County, North Carolina
--
--
145 Isabella County, Michigan
73
0.12
150 Jackson County, Indiana
29
0.07
154 Jackson County, Missouri
209
0.03
158 Jackson County, North Carolina
--
--
99 Jasper County, Iowa
225
0.6
155 Jasper County, Missouri
26
0.02
107 Jay County, Indiana
108
0.5
157 Jefferson County, Alabama
19
0
158 Jefferson County, Colorado
--
--
114 Jefferson County, Iowa
69
0.43
114 Jefferson County, Tennessee
190
0.43
158 Jefferson County, West Virginia
--
--
124 Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
104
0.33
147 Johnson County, Indiana
118
0.1
155 Johnson County, Kansas
80
0.02
137 Johnson County, Missouri
98
0.2
158 Jones County, Iowa
--
--
150 Josephine County, Oregon
51
0.07
45 Juniata County, Pennsylvania
443
1.94
154 Kalamazoo County, Michigan
83
0.03
142 Kane County, Illinois
608
0.15
128 Kendall County, Illinois
159
0.29
154 Kent County, Delaware
39
0.03
158 Kent County, Maryland
--
--
158 Kent County, Michigan
--
--
74 Keokuk County, Iowa
120
1.05
154 Kern County, California
223
0.03
154 King County, Washington
515
0.03
158 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
--
--
155 Kings County, New York
383
0.02
158 Klamath County, Oregon
--
--
130 Knox County, Ohio
147
0.27
156 Knox County, Tennessee
33
0.01
67 Kosciusko County, Indiana
943
1.27
130 Labette County, Kansas
62
0.27
137 LaGrange County, Indiana
71
0.2
150 Lake County, Ohio
165
0.07
151 Lancaster County, Nebraska
152
0.06
39 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
10,171
2.16
155 Lane County, Oregon
50
0.02
144 LaPorte County, Indiana
147
0.13
105 Lawrence County, Illinois
84
0.54
28 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
3,535
2.94
152 Lee County, Florida
202
0.05
61 Lee County, Illinois
500
1.39
146 Lee County, Virginia
25
0.11
152 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
144
0.05
153 Lenawee County, Michigan
44
0.04
130 Lewis County, Idaho
10
0.27
130 Lewis County, Washington
186
0.27
119 Lincoln County, Colorado
23
0.38
142 Linn County, Iowa
295
0.15
117 Logan County, Ohio
185
0.4
156 Lorain County, Ohio
30
0.01
155 Los Angeles County, California
1,570
0.02
158 Louisa County, Virginia
--
--
155 Lucas County, Ohio
82
0.02
142 Lynchburg city, Virginia
98
0.15
151 Lyon County, Kansas
20
0.06
142 Macon County, Illinois
168
0.15
96 Macoupin County, Illinois
309
0.63
124 Madison County, Indiana
444
0.33
85 Madison County, Virginia
97
0.77
151 Mahoning County, Ohio
155
0.06
57 Manassas city, Virginia
559
1.59
142 Manatee County, Florida
386
0.15
65 Manistee County, Michigan
326
1.33
156 Maricopa County, Arizona
314
0.01
149 Marion County, Illinois
35
0.08
156 Marion County, Indiana
101
0.01
146 Marion County, Ohio
73
0.11
156 Marion County, West Virginia
7
0.01
32 Marshall County, Indiana
1,146
2.54
123 Marshall County, Iowa
132
0.34
158 Marshall County, Kansas
--
--
144 Martin County, Kentucky
16
0.13
70 Martinsville city, Virginia
175
1.14
135 Mason County, Michigan
62
0.22
40 McPherson County, Kansas
632
2.14
158 Mecosta County, Michigan
--
--
150 Medina County, Ohio
110
0.07
149 Mercer County, Ohio
32
0.08
145 Mercer County, West Virginia
75
0.12
145 Mesa County, Colorado
145
0.12
37 Miami County, Indiana
807
2.24
26 Miami County, Ohio
3,146
3.18
156 Miami-Dade County, Florida
305
0.01
150 Midland County, Michigan
60
0.07
31 Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
1,208
2.6
11 Mineral County, West Virginia
1,368
5.05
158 Mitchell County, North Carolina
--
--
153 Mobile County, Alabama
146
0.04
143 Monongalia County, West Virginia
118
0.14
131 Monroe County, Iowa
21
0.26
64 Monroe County, West Virginia
196
1.34
108 Montague County, Texas
94
0.49
150 Montcalm County, Michigan
45
0.07
135 Montgomery County, Kansas
81
0.22
156 Montgomery County, Maryland
110
0.01
107 Montgomery County, Ohio
2,769
0.5
142 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
1,156
0.15
124 Montgomery County, Virginia
273
0.33
158 Montour County, Pennsylvania
--
--
156 Multnomah County, Oregon
73
0.01
155 Muskegon County, Michigan
28
0.02
143 Muskingum County, Ohio
122
0.14
91 Nelson County, Virginia
103
0.71
122 Nemaha County, Kansas
38
0.35
154 New Castle County, Delaware
160
0.03
137 New Madrid County, Missouri
40
0.2
146 Newport News city, Virginia
205
0.11
158 Newton County, Missouri
--
--
143 Noble County, Indiana
67
0.14
48 Noble County, Oklahoma
209
1.83
117 Nobles County, Minnesota
83
0.4
158 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
--
--
76 Norton County, Kansas
59
0.99
156 Oakland County, Michigan
96
0.01
109 O'Brien County, Iowa
72
0.48
83 Ochiltree County, Texas
76
0.84
129 Ogemaw County, Michigan
61
0.28
56 Ogle County, Illinois
815
1.6
119 Okanogan County, Washington
151
0.38
157 Orange County, California
63
0
154 Orange County, Florida
253
0.03
121 Orange County, Virginia
93
0.36
158 Osborne County, Kansas
--
--
133 Otero County, Colorado
49
0.24
158 Otero County, New Mexico
--
--
17 Page County, Virginia
885
3.82
158 Palm Beach County, Florida
--
--
43 Patrick County, Virginia
401
2.07
72 Payette County, Idaho
222
1.08
134 Payne County, Oklahoma
155
0.23
4 Pendleton County, West Virginia
706
8.61
146 Peoria County, Illinois
199
0.11
158 Pepin County, Wisconsin
--
--
112 Perry County, Ohio
152
0.45
113 Perry County, Pennsylvania
193
0.44
156 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
149
0.01
42 Phillips County, Colorado
93
2.08
49 Piatt County, Illinois
298
1.82
142 Pickaway County, Ohio
81
0.15
156 Pierce County, Washington
38
0.01
155 Pike County, Kentucky
11
0.02
158 Pike County, Ohio
--
--
156 Pima County, Arizona
61
0.01
155 Pinellas County, Florida
140
0.02
120 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
227
0.37
139 Plymouth County, Iowa
45
0.18
38 Pocahontas County, West Virginia
204
2.23
151 Polk County, Iowa
208
0.06
88 Polk County, North Carolina
136
0.74
145 Portage County, Ohio
183
0.12
147 Pottawattamie County, Iowa
87
0.1
147 Poweshiek County, Iowa
18
0.1
16 Preble County, Ohio
1,655
3.91
58 Preston County, West Virginia
464
1.58
158 Prince George County, Virginia
--
--
155 Prince George's County, Maryland
136
0.02
137 Prince William County, Virginia
567
0.2
76 Prowers County, Colorado
143
0.99
156 Pueblo County, Colorado
11
0.01
111 Pulaski County, Virginia
163
0.46
59 Putnam County, Ohio
546
1.57
137 Raleigh County, West Virginia
159
0.2
100 Randolph County, West Virginia
168
0.59
135 Ray County, Missouri
51
0.22
108 Reno County, Kansas
320
0.49
135 Richland County, Illinois
35
0.22
131 Richland County, Ohio
331
0.26
158 Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
--
--
158 Riverside County, California
--
--
54 Roanoke city, Virginia
1,592
1.68
84 Roanoke County, Virginia
715
0.83
154 Rock Island County, Illinois
51
0.03
66 Rockbridge County, Virginia
269
1.29
129 Rockingham County, North Carolina
253
0.28
5 Rockingham County, Virginia
5,825
8.6
118 Roosevelt County, Montana
41
0.39
152 Ross County, Ohio
40
0.05
124 Rutherford County, North Carolina
205
0.33
156 Rutherford County, Tennessee
10
0.01
156 Sacramento County, California
79
0.01
158 Saginaw County, Michigan
--
--
76 Salem city, Virginia
244
0.99
156 San Diego County, California
252
0.01
156 San Francisco County, California
56
0.01
152 Sandoval County, New Mexico
43
0.05
150 Sangamon County, Illinois
125
0.07
156 Sarasota County, Florida
34
0.01
140 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
251
0.17
33 Scott County, Kansas
129
2.52
142 Sedgwick County, Kansas
668
0.15
151 Seneca County, Ohio
37
0.06
146 Shawnee County, Kansas
179
0.11
126 Shelby County, Missouri
21
0.31
130 Shelby County, Ohio
127
0.27
9 Shenandoah County, Virginia
2,097
5.98
158 Sioux County, Iowa
--
--
156 Smith County, Texas
9
0.01
122 Smyth County, Virginia
115
0.35
118 Snyder County, Pennsylvania
146
0.39
117 Somerset County, Maryland
98
0.4
10 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
4,701
5.87
150 Spartanburg County, South Carolina
165
0.07
109 St. Clair County, Missouri
46
0.48
125 St. Joseph County, Indiana
839
0.32
144 St. Joseph County, Michigan
81
0.13
51 Stafford County, Kansas
85
1.77
140 Stafford County, Virginia
154
0.17
144 Stanislaus County, California
601
0.13
122 Stark County, Ohio
1,319
0.35
18 Staunton city, Virginia
866
3.63
113 Stephenson County, Illinois
216
0.44
144 Stoddard County, Missouri
39
0.13
154 Story County, Iowa
20
0.03
158 Suffolk city, Virginia
--
--
140 Sullivan County, Tennessee
259
0.17
147 Summit County, Ohio
532
0.1
111 Surry County, North Carolina
331
0.46
149 Sussex County, Delaware
121
0.08
142 Sutter County, California
122
0.15
69 Talbot County, Maryland
399
1.18
125 Taylor County, Iowa
22
0.32
158 Taylor County, West Virginia
--
--
125 Texas County, Missouri
74
0.32
34 Thayer County, Nebraska
151
2.49
148 Thurston County, Washington
183
0.09
153 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
60
0.04
125 Tipton County, Indiana
53
0.32
22 Towner County, North Dakota
96
3.34
151 Trumbull County, Ohio
132
0.06
77 Tucker County, West Virginia
72
0.98
154 Tulare County, California
95
0.03
122 Tuscarawas County, Ohio
319
0.35
153 Twin Falls County, Idaho
23
0.04
136 Umatilla County, Oregon
149
0.21
96 Unicoi County, Tennessee
111
0.63
102 Union County, Indiana
42
0.57
98 Union County, Pennsylvania
253
0.61
121 Upshur County, West Virginia
84
0.36
153 Virginia Beach city, Virginia
150
0.04
14 Wabash County, Indiana
1,550
4.43
114 Wapello County, Iowa
156
0.43
150 Ward County, North Dakota
41
0.07
152 Warren County, Ohio
73
0.05
93 Warren County, Virginia
210
0.66
115 Washington County, Alabama
76
0.42
158 Washington County, Idaho
--
--
125 Washington County, Kansas
21
0.32
60 Washington County, Maryland
2,050
1.55
158 Washington County, Oklahoma
--
--
155 Washington County, Pennsylvania
36
0.02
94 Washington County, Tennessee
693
0.65
146 Washington County, Virginia
58
0.11
158 Washita County, Oklahoma
--
--
156 Washtenaw County, Michigan
40
0.01
137 Wayne County, Illinois
35
0.2
119 Wayne County, Indiana
273
0.38
156 Wayne County, Michigan
162
0.01
87 Wayne County, Ohio
836
0.75
13 Waynesboro city, Virginia
898
4.6
158 Webster County, Iowa
--
--
152 Weld County, Colorado
85
0.05
158 Wells County, Indiana
--
--
117 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
1,491
0.4
80 White County, Indiana
225
0.89
61 Whitley County, Indiana
427
1.39
153 Wicomico County, Maryland
35
0.04
142 Wilkes County, North Carolina
100
0.15
103 Williams County, Ohio
218
0.56
127 Wilson County, Kansas
31
0.3
142 Windham County, Vermont
66
0.15
153 Winnebago County, Illinois
116
0.04
133 Winona County, Minnesota
121
0.24
141 Wood County, Ohio
193
0.16
158 Woodbury County, Iowa
--
--
153 Woodford County, Illinois
15
0.04
158 Wright County, Missouri
--
--
153 Wyandotte County, Kansas
68
0.04
155 Yakima County, Washington
35
0.02
98 Yancey County, North Carolina
108
0.61
158 York County, Maine
--
--
73 York County, Pennsylvania
4,031
1.06


* 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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