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Religious Traditions, 2010

762,376 12,473 171,792 16,233 930,702 486,352 4,012,089
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 600 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 36 11,576 4.3
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 184 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 30 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 176 21,733 8.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 56 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 232 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 395 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 217 485,025 178.4
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 2 73 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 710 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10 1,050 0.4
Christian Catholic Church Other Other Groups 3 360 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 5,127 1.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 5,507 2.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,022 0.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,506 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 4,557 1.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 3,071 1.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 53 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 521 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 335 139,178 51.2
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 5 145 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 561 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 89 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 114 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 74 12,618 4.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 124 13,648 5.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 21,314 7.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 750 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 63 23,027 8.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 535 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 533 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 64 37,874 13.9
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 37 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 316 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 10 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 3,668 1.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,817 1.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 375 0.1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 36 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 270 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 677 0.2
Jewish Other Judaism 11 8,477 3.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 16,710 6.1
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 893 0.3
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 178 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 4 400 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,058 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 177 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 87 32,808 12.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 256 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,540 0.9
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 6,369 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 47 8,377 3.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 230 110,849 40.8
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,561 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 17,304 6.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 94 52,271 19.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 46 9,628 3.5
Totals: 2,096 1,073,012  

The population of Arizona was 2,718,215 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,073,012) included 39.5% of the total population in 1980.

* 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 the Catholic Church, 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]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.