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Indiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,238,154 94,705 689,902 22,883 747,706 80,794 3,609,658
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 449 747,706 115.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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1,179 396,576 61.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,183 355,043 54.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 568 199,088 30.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 424 112,064 17.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 224 107,846 16.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 338 94,067 14.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 185 66,307 10.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 171 57,417 8.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 269 55,725 8.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 257 54,710 8.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 237 48,969 7.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 300 45,144 7.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 99 41,290 6.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 62 38,955 6.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 334 34,152 5.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 132 32,503 5.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 217 23,891 3.7
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 87 23,420 3.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 143 20,618 3.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 111 16,698 2.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 83 14,998 2.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 33 14,573 2.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 99 14,147 2.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 13,744 2.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 61 13,010 2.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 91 12,250 1.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 54 12,011 1.9
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 24 12,008 1.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 11,783 1.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 77 11,729 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 10,791 1.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 9,487 1.5
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 94 8,631 1.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 8,511 1.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 6,476 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 16 6,419 1.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 6,092 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 5,679 0.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 5,513 0.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 5,248 0.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 4,902 0.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 28 4,856 0.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 4,563 0.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,560 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 4,190 0.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 30 3,882 0.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 3,734 0.6
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 3,617 0.6
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 3,535 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 20 3,502 0.5
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,500 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 17 3,192 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,157 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 2,968 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,949 0.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 2,827 0.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,311 0.4
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 2,287 0.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 2,230 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 2,204 0.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,905 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 1,718 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,530 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,492 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,428 0.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 0 1,370 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 1,327 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,324 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 1,319 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 12 1,318 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 1,250 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 1,232 0.2
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,174 0.2
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,020 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 926 0.1
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 708 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 557 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 543 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 526 0.1
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 500 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 487 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 455 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 447 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 14 428 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 407 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 403 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 400 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 369 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 5 350 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 340 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 315 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 313 0.0
Central Yearly Meeting of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 280 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 220 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 211 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 185 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 158 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 156 0.0
Ambassadors Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 127 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 119 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 106 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 105 0.0
Berea Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 55 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 29 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 26 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 21 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 7 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 26 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 95 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 14 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 33 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 107 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 151 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
Totals: 9,061 2,874,144  

The population of Indiana was 6,483,802 in 2010; in 2000 it was 6,080,485. The total population changed 6.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,874,144) included 44.3% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.