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The American Baptist Association grew out of the "landmark" movement among Southern Baptists in the 1850s. The movement, which emphasized the role of the local church, was led by James R. Graves and J. M. Pendleton. A merger of two landmark associations in 1924 created the American Baptist Association.

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 American Baptist Association. 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
5,451
0.11
16 Alaska
--
--
13 Arizona
1,320
0.02
1 Arkansas
80,814
2.77
13 California
8,658
0.02
13 Colorado
907
0.02
16 Connecticut
--
--
14 Delaware
105
0.01
9 Florida
10,868
0.06
12 Georgia
3,379
0.03
14 Hawaii
199
0.01
13 Idaho
345
0.02
14 Illinois
888
0.01
12 Indiana
2,204
0.03
16 Iowa
--
--
10 Kansas
1,364
0.05
7 Kentucky
3,714
0.09
3 Louisiana
10,724
0.24
13 Maine
299
0.02
12 Maryland
2,002
0.03
16 Massachusetts
--
--
13 Michigan
1,513
0.02
15 Minnesota
128
0
5 Mississippi
3,900
0.13
10 Missouri
2,701
0.05
8 Montana
644
0.07
13 Nebraska
288
0.02
14 Nevada
379
0.01
14 New Hampshire
174
0.01
15 New Jersey
55
0
11 New Mexico
808
0.04
15 New York
203
0
15 North Carolina
71
0
14 Ohio
1,119
0.01
2 Oklahoma
11,345
0.3
10 Oregon
1,899
0.05
15 Pennsylvania
362
0
16 Rhode Island
--
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14 South Carolina
584
0.01
14 South Dakota
106
0.01
14 Tennessee
727
0.01
4 Texas
39,354
0.16
14 Utah
228
0.01
13 Vermont
99
0.02
15 Virginia
390
0
13 Washington
1,317
0.02
9 West Virginia
1,160
0.06
15 Wisconsin
185
0
8 Wyoming
394
0.07


* 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]