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