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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 397 369,241 149.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 757 238,029 96.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 218 96,524 39.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 249 74,440 30.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 207 63,658 25.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 171 63,145 25.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 172 58,314 23.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 187 47,310 19.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 139 45,138 18.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 40,566 16.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 134 29,741 12.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 159 25,922 10.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 82 19,366 7.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 188 19,305 7.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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31 18,268 7.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 83 17,622 7.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 54 16,941 6.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 73 16,499 6.7
Jewish Other Judaism 7 9,151 3.7
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 8,735 3.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 8,518 3.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 64 8,486 3.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 6,806 2.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 48 6,111 2.5
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 4,534 1.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 30 4,369 1.8
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 4,269 1.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,909 1.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,841 1.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,758 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 2,262 0.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 2,185 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 2,128 0.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,808 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,775 0.7
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,686 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 14 1,249 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 987 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 860 0.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 849 0.3
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 750 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 672 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 645 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 612 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 573 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 565 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 509 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 455 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 431 0.2
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 409 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 400 0.2
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 391 0.2
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 373 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 367 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 355 0.1
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 350 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 284 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 226 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 182 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 172 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 155 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 127 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 111 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 60 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 28 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 21 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 14 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 24 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 17 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Totals: 3,958 1,354,657  

The population of Kansas was 2,477,574 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,363,679. The total population changed 4.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,354,657) included 54.7% 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.