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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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +380 +39,833 +2.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +76 +13,524 +41.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +39 +37,061 +26.8%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +32 +7,899 +32.8%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +30 +13,696 +35.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +29 +33,677 +76.7%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +22 +11,799 +26.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +14 +7,090 +14.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +12 -1,403 -3.1%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +10 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +9 -3,138 -4.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +7 +88 +0.9%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +6 +222,199 +59.4%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +5 -2,794 -55.1%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +5 +632 +198.7%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +4 +968 +376.7%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +455 +6.7%
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 -72 -3.9%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +8,409 +156.6%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +247 +1,073.9%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +1,455 +603.7%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +316 +22.3%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +1,963 +45.6%
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +153 +68.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 +624 +41.4%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 +2,677 +23.7%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -315 -50.8%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +205 +372.7%
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +199 +159.2%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +37 +15.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +6,266 +226.1%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +125 +3.2%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -147 -71.0%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -266 -30.4%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +14 +51.9%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -170 -53.1%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +150 +50.0%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +78 +19.5%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 -1,183 -5.3%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +62 +14.5%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +5 +33.3%
Jain Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -29 -18.7%
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -26 -14.4%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -29 -9.7%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +58 +18.2%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +240 +38.0%
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +140 +233.3%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -6 -2.5%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist -1 -58 -26.1%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -1 -41 -75.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +274 +56.3%
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 +500 +45.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal -1 +566 +22.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -1,710 -13.2%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -2 +29 +5.2%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 -289 -17.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -388 -11.5%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -3 +66 +13.1%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups -3 -204 -23.9%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -866 -12.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -6 -8,020 -21.6%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -6 -1,825 -15.1%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -11 +667 +24.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -11 +599 +9.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -11 -13,338 -12.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -13 +1,457 +23.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -17 -997 -9.7%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -64 +48,720 +8.5%
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 --- --- ---
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 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 Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
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) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
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: +548 +427,908 +12%

The population of Georgia was 9,687,653 in 2010; in 2000 it was 8,186,453. The total population changed 18.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,924,376) included 50.8% of the total population in 2010.

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.