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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 Methodist/Pietist denominations. 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
404,207
8.46
39 Alaska
11,530
1.62
44 Arizona
69,599
1.09
12 Arkansas
200,510
6.88
43 California
426,235
1.14
33 Colorado
109,161
2.17
38 Connecticut
66,436
1.86
10 Delaware
64,731
7.21
23 District Of Columbia
21,910
3.64
25 Florida
605,433
3.22
7 Georgia
782,286
8.08
48 Hawaii
10,179
0.75
41 Idaho
22,764
1.45
27 Illinois
396,432
3.09
14 Indiana
393,842
6.07
5 Iowa
259,485
8.52
8 Kansas
225,325
7.9
18 Kentucky
207,574
4.78
22 Louisiana
185,057
4.08
31 Maine
30,124
2.27
15 Maryland
343,063
5.94
45 Massachusetts
65,441
1
28 Michigan
282,582
2.86
26 Minnesota
168,606
3.18
3 Mississippi
266,951
9
21 Missouri
262,141
4.38
36 Montana
18,970
1.92
11 Nebraska
126,949
6.95
49 Nevada
15,392
0.57
40 New Hampshire
20,613
1.57
35 New Jersey
186,475
2.12
37 New Mexico
38,912
1.89
34 New York
415,428
2.14
4 North Carolina
832,220
8.73
24 North Dakota
24,423
3.63
19 Ohio
548,653
4.76
2 Oklahoma
340,603
9.08
46 Oregon
36,859
0.96
16 Pennsylvania
687,006
5.41
47 Rhode Island
8,836
0.84
1 South Carolina
425,204
9.19
17 South Dakota
39,994
4.91
12 Tennessee
436,303
6.88
20 Texas
1,135,595
4.52
50 Utah
9,008
0.33
30 Vermont
15,417
2.46
13 Virginia
499,267
6.24
42 Washington
88,443
1.32
9 West Virginia
140,573
7.59
29 Wisconsin
158,616
2.79
32 Wyoming
12,520
2.22


* 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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