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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. states 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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Complete List

Ranking State   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
13 Alabama
230
0
13 Arizona
219
0
13 Arkansas
37
0
12 California
2,534
0.01
12 Colorado
717
0.01
10 Delaware
269
0.03
10 District Of Columbia
155
0.03
12 Florida
1,734
0.01
14 Georgia
--
--
9 Idaho
757
0.05
10 Illinois
4,370
0.03
4 Indiana
12,250
0.19
8 Iowa
2,536
0.08
7 Kansas
2,759
0.1
12 Kentucky
306
0.01
13 Louisiana
114
0
12 Maine
151
0.01
5 Maryland
10,144
0.18
11 Michigan
1,634
0.02
12 Minnesota
342
0.01
12 Missouri
581
0.01
13 Montana
20
0
11 Nebraska
295
0.02
13 New Jersey
150
0
12 New Mexico
124
0.01
13 New York
292
0
11 North Carolina
2,154
0.02
14 North Dakota
--
--
6 Ohio
15,723
0.14
12 Oklahoma
427
0.01
12 Oregon
261
0.01
3 Pennsylvania
45,418
0.36
13 South Carolina
74
0
11 Tennessee
1,245
0.02
13 Texas
118
0
14 Vermont
--
--
2 Virginia
29,841
0.37
12 Washington
854
0.01
1 West Virginia
7,727
0.42
13 Wisconsin
26
0


* 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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