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The Christian or Open Brethren is one branch of the movement (popularly called the Plymouth Brethren) begun by John Nelson Darby in England in the 1820s. It has been more open to cooperation with believers in non-Brethren organizations.

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 Christian 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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Complete List

Ranking State   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
9 Alabama
350
0.01
2 Alaska
434
0.08
7 Arizona
1,141
0.03
10 Arkansas
90
0
8 California
6,107
0.02
3 Colorado
2,463
0.07
3 Connecticut
2,178
0.07
8 Delaware
115
0.02
5 District Of Columbia
283
0.05
6 Florida
4,988
0.04
7 Georgia
1,920
0.03
8 Hawaii
200
0.02
8 Idaho
188
0.02
5 Illinois
5,452
0.05
9 Indiana
479
0.01
1 Iowa
2,968
0.11
5 Kansas
1,249
0.05
10 Kentucky
110
0
8 Louisiana
694
0.02
9 Maine
168
0.01
4 Maryland
2,711
0.06
8 Massachusetts
1,275
0.02
4 Michigan
5,424
0.06
8 Minnesota
935
0.02
9 Mississippi
224
0.01
5 Missouri
2,607
0.05
6 Montana
290
0.04
8 Nebraska
360
0.02
6 New Hampshire
420
0.04
5 New Jersey
4,203
0.05
6 New Mexico
610
0.04
7 New York
5,784
0.03
3 North Carolina
4,877
0.07
7 North Dakota
160
0.03
8 Ohio
1,782
0.02
9 Oklahoma
395
0.01
5 Oregon
1,474
0.05
6 Pennsylvania
5,155
0.04
7 Rhode Island
280
0.03
6 South Carolina
1,394
0.04
11 South Dakota
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9 Tennessee
598
0.01
6 Texas
6,766
0.04
8 Vermont
100
0.02
7 Virginia
1,849
0.03
4 Washington
2,753
0.06
7 West Virginia
510
0.03
8 Wisconsin
1,062
0.02
9 Wyoming
25
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]




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