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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 267 974,883 190.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 643 251,974 49.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 323 138,516 27.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 243 82,802 16.1
Jewish Other Judaism 38 81,675 15.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 96 69,393 13.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 114 53,232 10.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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34 34,130 6.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 97 33,554 6.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 72 33,162 6.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 70 31,104 6.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 29,755 5.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 64 24,977 4.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 102 18,143 3.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 104 17,362 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 138 14,471 2.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 50 12,689 2.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 44 12,129 2.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 11,857 2.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 11,751 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 58 11,513 2.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 10,226 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 62 7,719 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 30 5,690 1.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 5,560 1.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 5,338 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 5,026 1.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 45 4,609 0.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 4,518 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 4,230 0.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 3,452 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 3,091 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,600 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 12 2,249 0.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,206 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 11 1,993 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,926 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,827 0.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,812 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 1,736 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,731 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,576 0.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,568 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,445 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,283 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,262 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 1,252 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,232 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,206 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,075 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 850 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 798 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 781 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 9 695 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 675 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 651 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 507 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 388 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 375 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 370 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 343 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 333 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 226 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 221 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 220 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 210 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 177 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 170 0.0
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 109 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 84 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 73 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 66 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 25 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 3,307 2,048,023  

The population of Arizona was 5,130,632 in 2000; in 1990 it was 3,665,228. The total population changed 40.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,048,023) included 39.9% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.