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The Friends General Conference, founded in 1900, brought together several yearly meetings of the Society of Friends that followed the unprogrammed and free spirit of the Quakers associated with Friends minister Elias Hicks.

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 Friends General Conference. 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
6 Alabama
52
0
3 Alaska
230
0.03
6 Arizona
246
0
6 Arkansas
107
0
6 California
113
0
5 Colorado
518
0.01
2 Delaware
602
0.07
6 Florida
576
0
6 Georgia
183
0
6 Idaho
0
0
5 Illinois
736
0.01
5 Indiana
407
0.01
6 Iowa
13
0
6 Kansas
51
0
5 Kentucky
234
0.01
6 Louisiana
68
0
6 Maryland
243
0
6 Michigan
391
0
5 Minnesota
458
0.01
6 Mississippi
12
0
6 Missouri
182
0
3 New Jersey
2,476
0.03
4 New Mexico
346
0.02
5 North Carolina
626
0.01
6 North Dakota
7
0
5 Ohio
768
0.01
6 Oklahoma
107
0
1 Pennsylvania
10,354
0.08
6 South Carolina
36
0
6 South Dakota
0
0
6 Tennessee
237
0
6 Texas
929
0
6 Utah
74
0
6 Washington
74
0
6 West Virginia
23
0
5 Wisconsin
683
0.01
5 Wyoming
30
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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