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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 15 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 41 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 19 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 68 7,153 3.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,220 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 255 72,789 30.8
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,503 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 178 68,858 29.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 208 45,276 19.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 183 17,258 7.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,920 0.8
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 118 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 184 73,306 31.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 396 337,077 142.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 82 21,763 9.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 322 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 371 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 344 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 2,835 1.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 33 4,709 2.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 221 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 263 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 47 6,040 2.6
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 148 0.1
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 24 3,084 1.3
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 44 14,478 6.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 626 0.3
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 3,748 1.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 294 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 54 11,547 4.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 138 31,322 13.3
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 422 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 4,914 2.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 257 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 7,174 3.0
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 109 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 17 830 0.4
Jewish Other Judaism 4 1,173 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 48 10,492 4.4
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 21 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 674 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 142 46,285 19.6
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 20 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 162 58,218 24.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 655 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 189 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 127 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 2,827 1.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 594 0.3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 206 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 775 262,082 110.9
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 310 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 154 24,735 10.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 1,662 0.7
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 14 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,262 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 1,398 0.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 150 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 463 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 51 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 4,342 1.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 265 77,600 32.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 838 0.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 276 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 900 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 86 20,934 8.9
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 3 218 0.1
Totals: 3,869 1,263,168  

The population of Kansas was 2,363,679 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,263,168) included 53.4% 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 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.