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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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 1,018 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 6,748 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 11,389 1.8
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) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 222 31,973 4.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,146 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 197 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 346 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 639,303 98.7
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 168 210,210 32.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 5,227 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 16 1,920 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 70 14,083 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 126 38,725 6.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 207 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 23 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 2,828 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 466 96,173 14.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 0 ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 318 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 153 7,170 1.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 150 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 95 32,593 5.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 92 12,675 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 402 46,832 7.2
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 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 438 0.1
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 151 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 155 62,738 9.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 400 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 80 32,447 5.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 94 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,478 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,600 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,240 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 150 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 380 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 33,265 5.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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50 36,821 5.7
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 126 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 5,180 0.8
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 9,151 1.4
Jewish Other Judaism 38 72,747 11.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 8,997 1.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 387 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 192 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 170 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 118 12,193 1.9
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 2,995 0.5
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 791 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 305 101,274 15.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 76 14,823 2.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 273 13,559 2.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 249 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 3,074 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 46 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 112 28,162 4.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3,041 1,582,520 244.3
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.1
Truevine Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 561 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 2,770 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,574 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,659 530,076 81.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 1,895 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 954 0.1
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.