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The National Association of Free Will Baptists dates to the ministry of Paul Palmer in the American South in the 18th century. It operates internationally through the International Fellowship of Free Will Baptist Churches, a structure that has emerged as the missionary program has matured.

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 National Association of Free Will Baptists. 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
5 Alabama
17,568
0.37
15 Alaska
92
0.01
15 Arizona
461
0.01
1 Arkansas
21,803
0.75
15 California
3,035
0.01
16 Colorado
75
0
15 Delaware
109
0.01
13 Florida
6,371
0.03
10 Georgia
10,301
0.11
16 Hawaii
40
0
14 Idaho
326
0.02
13 Illinois
4,304
0.03
13 Indiana
1,718
0.03
16 Iowa
94
0
14 Kansas
713
0.02
6 Kentucky
15,275
0.35
15 Louisiana
459
0.01
15 Maine
160
0.01
16 Maryland
55
0
12 Michigan
5,299
0.05
9 Mississippi
3,639
0.12
8 Missouri
12,932
0.22
17 Montana
--
--
17 Nebraska
--
--
15 New Hampshire
120
0.01
16 New Jersey
140
0
16 New Mexico
23
0
7 North Carolina
26,165
0.27
10 Ohio
12,272
0.11
2 Oklahoma
25,619
0.68
16 Oregon
150
0
16 Pennsylvania
214
0
15 Rhode Island
118
0.01
9 South Carolina
5,770
0.12
17 South Dakota
--
--
4 Tennessee
24,351
0.38
15 Texas
3,111
0.01
16 Utah
110
0
11 Virginia
5,141
0.06
16 Washington
101
0
3 West Virginia
9,161
0.49
16 Wisconsin
153
0
16 Wyoming
12
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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