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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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,373 343,930 62.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 482 160,099 28.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 476 699,188 126.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 397 132,970 24.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 345 39,953 7.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 331 68,131 12.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 306 115,560 20.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 277 86,194 15.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 238 34,025 6.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 221 89,932 16.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 219 109,895 19.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 218 51,907 9.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 210 78,727 14.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 173 60,773 11.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 159 22,569 4.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 149 22,300 4.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 128 16,167 2.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 113 21,060 3.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 105 17,388 3.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 87 11,459 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 85 10,212 1.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 81 21,102 3.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 70 20,901 3.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 69 14,009 2.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 48 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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48 105,157 19.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 5,450 1.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 1,764 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 4,500 0.8
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 36 5,307 1.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 2,321 0.4
Jewish Other Judaism 31 20,314 3.7
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 3,433 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 3,085 0.6
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 28 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 2,352 0.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 3,796 0.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 3,890 0.7
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 1,206 0.2
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 478 0.1
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 3,017 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 22,661 4.1
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 484 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 17 3,038 0.5
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 19,855 3.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 5,343 1.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,328 0.2
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 646 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,510 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 2,001 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 3,777 0.7
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 946 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10 479 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,524 0.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,417 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,418 0.6
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,494 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 1,660 0.3
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 390 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 824 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 506 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 267 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 693 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 322 0.1
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 291 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 220 0.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 286 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 644 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 61 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 19 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 351 0.1
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 329 0.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 206 0.0
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 7 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 20 0.0
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 33 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 113 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 207 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 59 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 409 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 83 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 69 0.0
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 24 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 140,166 25.3
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 7,134 2,634,841  

The population of Indiana was 5,544,159 in 1990; in 1980 it was 5,490,224. The total population changed 1.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,634,841) included 47.5% 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.