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