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Religious Traditions, 2010

3,049,524 333,390 870,959 60,170 2,515,243 528,302 11,443,722
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 34 3,515 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 20 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 161 32,892 4.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 106 15,520 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 24 13,397 1.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,589 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 89 26,147 3.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 132 33,139 4.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 457 57,497 7.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,491 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 904 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 110 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 129 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,537 937,719 115.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 399 1,353,478 166.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 302 145,443 17.9
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 52 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 898 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 393 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 137 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 2,155 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 16 664 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,189 0.1
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 2,131 0.3
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 146 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 76 11,661 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 92 23,016 2.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 159 28,903 3.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 4,161 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 434 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 9,740 1.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 41 3,705 0.5
Jewish Other Judaism 69 47,312 5.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 116 36,859 4.5
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 4 214 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 29 4,412 0.5
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 348 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 81 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 169 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 53 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 172 74,392 9.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 412 0.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 216 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 129 58,949 7.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 2,842 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 7,850 1.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 11,141 1.4
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 2,496 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 930 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 651 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 74 0.0
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 392 0.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 826 426,591 52.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 12 1,550 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 427 85,687 10.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 403 43,386 5.3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 359 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 922 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 83 8,711 1.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,742 0.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,185 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 2,462 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,152 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 965 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 601 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 352 155,874 19.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 59 19,067 2.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 4,308 0.5
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 85 32,709 4.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 3 207 0.0
Totals: 6,818 3,753,873  

The population of Florida was 8,120,543 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,753,873) included 46.2% 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.