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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 3,041 1,582,520 244.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,659 530,076 81.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 466 96,173 14.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 402 46,832 7.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 305 101,274 15.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 273 13,559 2.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 222 31,973 4.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 168 210,210 32.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 155 62,738 9.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 153 7,170 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 126 38,725 6.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 118 12,193 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 112 28,162 4.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 95 32,593 5.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 92 12,675 2.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 80 32,447 5.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 76 14,823 2.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 70 14,083 2.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 5,180 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 2,828 0.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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50 36,821 5.7
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 9,151 1.4
Jewish Other Judaism 38 72,747 11.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 5,227 0.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 6,748 1.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 33,265 5.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 8,997 1.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 3,074 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 1,895 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 23 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,574 0.6
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 2,995 0.5
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 1,018 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 11,389 1.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 16 1,920 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 2,770 0.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,146 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 380 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 791 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,478 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,240 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 387 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,600 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 150 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 954 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 438 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 207 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 400 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 126 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Truevine Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 561 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 346 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 150 0.0
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 151 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 94 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 170 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 197 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 0 ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 318 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 129 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 192 0.0
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 249 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 46 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 639,303 98.7
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: 8,300 3,730,757  

The population of Georgia was 6,478,216 in 1990; in 1980 it was 5,463,105. The total population changed 18.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,730,757) included 57.6% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.