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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 Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,814 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 126 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 20 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,320 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 7,204 1.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,320 0.2
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 338 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,600 0.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 285 123,713 19.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 34 7,659 1.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 296 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 40 14,089 2.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 5 3,715 0.6
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 15 1,457 0.2
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 277 930,001 145.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,860 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 30 4,590 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 48,386 7.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 592 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 950 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 24 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 3,845 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 73 7,228 1.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 78 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 30 3,801 0.6
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 275 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 1,672 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 811 392,918 61.5
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 219 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 591 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 106 16,991 2.7
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 137 14,151 2.2
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 9 1,926 0.3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 87 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 98 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 6 4,577 0.7
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 168 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 7,290 1.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 608 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 24 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 66 24,853 3.9
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,332 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 8,738 1.4
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 195 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 84 42,944 6.7
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 349 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 297 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 4,731 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,177 0.2
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 246 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 16 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 8,100 1.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 9 7,775 1.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 18 540 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 13,072 2.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 4 11,500 1.8
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.0
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 701 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,014 0.3
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 98 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 72 26,322 4.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 14,350 2.2
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 933 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 202 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 135 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 29 8,557 1.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 690 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 461 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,853 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 3,098 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 189 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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574 281,105 44.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 263 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 750 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 16 2,710 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 302 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 4,569 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 97 26,078 4.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,601 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 16 13,117 2.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,618 0.3
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 85 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 4,612 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 780 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 100 20,924 3.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 404 126,830 19.8
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 240 0.0
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 30 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 13 2,606 0.4
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 1 701 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 8,390 1.3
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 122 54,977 8.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 20 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 13,114 2.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 1,922 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 54 12,760 2.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 134 0.0
Totals: 4,673 2,379,928  

The population of Arizona was 6,392,017 in 2010; in 2000 it was 5,130,632. The total population changed 24.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,379,928) included 37.2% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.