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Religious Traditions, 2010

130,265   40,833 340 249,619 140,923 798,321
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 48 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 21 4,869 5.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 450 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 498 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,089 1.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 13,336 13.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 64 210,000 217.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 42 10,077 10.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 109 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 290 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 832 0.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 150 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,946 2.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 796 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,779 1.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 350 0.4
Jewish Other Judaism 2 916 0.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 80 28,002 29.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 231 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 1,861 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,351 2.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 61 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 7,233 7.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 220 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 7,132 7.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 864 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 177 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,174 1.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 96 20,787 21.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 3 638 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 8 823 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 12 904 0.9
Totals: 558 320,288  

The population of Hawaii was 964,691 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (320,288) included 33.2% of the total population in 1980.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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