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Religious Traditions, 2010

516,818 41,666 386,980 3,397 426,611 68,983 1,408,663
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 343 426,611 149.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 690 202,989 71.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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609 114,013 40.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 317 99,329 34.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 207 61,549 21.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 164 59,381 20.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 214 48,497 17.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 123 38,890 13.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 175 37,211 13.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 121 34,368 12.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 74 34,190 12.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 134 32,538 11.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 151 29,767 10.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 33 19,492 6.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 166 17,933 6.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 75 13,629 4.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 47 12,647 4.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 52 8,778 3.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 55 8,730 3.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 66 8,368 2.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 21 7,744 2.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 49 7,182 2.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 7,154 2.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 6,615 2.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 6,287 2.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 6,285 2.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 14 6,122 2.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 34 6,061 2.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 40 5,718 2.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 5,372 1.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 4,882 1.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 4,427 1.6
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 40 4,325 1.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,507 1.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 3,068 1.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 27 2,759 1.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,354 0.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 2,203 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 2,080 0.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,972 0.7
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 1,905 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,881 0.7
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,814 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 1,789 0.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,687 0.6
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,591 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 1,570 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,569 0.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 9 1,443 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,374 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,364 0.5
Bah' Other Other Groups 6 1,324 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,319 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,211 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,207 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,017 0.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 940 0.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 902 0.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 764 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 762 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 713 0.2
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 688 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 654 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 652 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 4 638 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 600 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 569 0.2
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 556 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 536 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 535 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 530 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 516 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 500 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 451 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 427 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 407 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 366 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 345 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 303 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 280 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 242 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 220 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 195 0.1
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 188 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 168 0.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 144 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 140 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 108 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 51 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 9 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 19 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 70 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Totals: 4,782 1,444,455  

The population of Kansas was 2,853,118 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,688,418. The total population changed 6.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,444,455) included 50.6% 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.