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The largest of the several churches serving the homosexual community is the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, founded in 1968 in Los Angeles by Pentecostal minister Troy Perry.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. states on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of. 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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Complete List

Ranking State   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
4 Alabama
45
0
3 Alaska
55
0.01
3 Arizona
400
0.01
3 Arkansas
160
0.01
1 California
7,180
0.03
2 Colorado
585
0.02
3 Connecticut
240
0.01
4 Delaware
25
0
1 District Of Columbia
200
0.03
2 Florida
1,550
0.02
3 Georgia
380
0.01
2 Hawaii
220
0.02
3 Idaho
80
0.01
3 Illinois
940
0.01
4 Indiana
190
0
3 Iowa
200
0.01
3 Kansas
310
0.01
4 Kentucky
166
0
4 Louisiana
120
0
4 Maine
30
0
3 Maryland
220
0.01
3 Massachusetts
398
0.01
3 Michigan
584
0.01
3 Minnesota
220
0.01
4 Mississippi
20
0
2 Missouri
1,056
0.02
3 Montana
40
0.01
3 Nebraska
190
0.01
3 Nevada
50
0.01
3 New Hampshire
50
0.01
4 New Jersey
144
0
3 New Mexico
100
0.01
4 New York
756
0
4 North Carolina
260
0
4 North Dakota
20
0
3 Ohio
660
0.01
3 Oklahoma
330
0.01
1 Oregon
770
0.03
4 Pennsylvania
454
0
3 Rhode Island
114
0.01
4 South Carolina
70
0
3 South Dakota
50
0.01
3 Tennessee
304
0.01
3 Texas
2,008
0.01
4 Utah
50
0
3 Virginia
350
0.01
3 Washington
410
0.01
4 West Virginia
90
0
4 Wisconsin
130
0
3 Wyoming
40
0.01


* 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]