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The Churches of Christ (Non-Instrumental) is one of the several branches of the Restoration movement begun in the early 19th century by Barton Stone and Thomas and Alexander Campbell. Originating primarily among those Restorationist congregations in the South, it has become a national movement. It has been most identified for its disavowal of the use of instrumental music in worship and ultra-congregational organization. Over the years, the decentralized polity has allowed for a number of factions to develop over various beliefs and practices not accepted by the majority of churches. The Churches of Christ (Non-instrumental) represent the largest faction of the movement.

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 Churches of Christ. 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
3 Alabama
114,015
2.39
17 Alaska
2,451
0.35
24 Arizona
14,151
0.22
2 Arkansas
84,635
2.9
26 California
73,405
0.2
18 Colorado
15,760
0.31
31 Connecticut
2,618
0.07
27 Delaware
1,306
0.15
29 District Of Columbia
620
0.1
16 Florida
70,094
0.37
12 Georgia
55,105
0.57
31 Hawaii
911
0.07
25 Idaho
3,267
0.21
25 Illinois
26,427
0.21
14 Indiana
34,152
0.53
28 Iowa
4,260
0.14
11 Kansas
17,933
0.63
7 Kentucky
57,388
1.32
13 Louisiana
24,594
0.54
30 Maine
1,032
0.08
27 Maryland
8,651
0.15
35 Massachusetts
2,260
0.03
20 Michigan
28,472
0.29
33 Minnesota
2,513
0.05
5 Mississippi
42,166
1.42
10 Missouri
42,805
0.71
21 Montana
2,730
0.28
23 Nebraska
4,308
0.24
29 Nevada
2,829
0.1
30 New Hampshire
1,075
0.08
33 New Jersey
4,389
0.05
9 New Mexico
15,928
0.77
32 New York
10,697
0.06
22 North Carolina
24,248
0.25
30 North Dakota
538
0.08
15 Ohio
44,859
0.39
4 Oklahoma
77,495
2.07
20 Oregon
10,955
0.29
30 Pennsylvania
10,595
0.08
32 Rhode Island
644
0.06
19 South Carolina
13,816
0.3
28 South Dakota
1,143
0.14
1 Tennessee
214,118
3.37
6 Texas
351,129
1.4
34 Utah
1,135
0.04
29 Vermont
651
0.1
25 Virginia
16,591
0.21
26 Washington
13,233
0.2
8 West Virginia
22,167
1.2
29 Wisconsin
5,941
0.1
17 Wyoming
1,957
0.35


* 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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