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Georgia

Religious Traditions, 2010

2,853,360 381,421 855,259 15,376 596,384 222,576 4,763,277
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3,233 1,719,484 210.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,614 570,674 69.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 179 374,185 45.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 493 138,123 16.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 307 105,774 12.9
Jewish Other Judaism 52 93,500 11.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 157 71,950 8.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 403 48,015 5.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 47,530 5.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 151 44,571 5.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 231 44,469 5.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 121 43,910 5.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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34 40,003 4.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 39 38,882 4.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 90 37,096 4.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 121 32,256 3.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 107 24,092 2.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 68 22,172 2.7
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 78 17,028 2.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 95 13,002 1.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 120 12,126 1.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 11,301 1.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 89 10,317 1.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 37 9,887 1.2
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 85 7,227 0.9
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 7,078 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 7,074 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 6,783 0.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 126 6,588 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 46 6,233 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 5,369 0.7
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 5,069 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 4,302 0.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 3,956 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 3,388 0.4
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,772 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 2,771 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 2,712 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 18 2,573 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,845 0.2
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 1,749 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 1,668 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,509 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,418 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,100 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 876 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 8 852 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 758 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 710 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 631 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 620 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 561 0.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 515 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 505 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 487 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 427 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 399 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 324 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 320 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 318 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 318 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 299 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 257 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 245 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 241 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 240 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 225 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 222 0.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 155 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 145 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 99 0.0
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 86 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 55 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 54 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 23 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 16 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
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 15 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
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 --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 216 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 72 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups --- --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Totals: 8,962 3,665,550  

The population of Georgia was 8,186,453 in 2000; in 1990 it was 6,478,216. The total population changed 26.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,665,550) included 44.8% 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.