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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 354 405,844 151.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 735 206,187 76.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 254 101,696 37.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 224 64,312 23.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 166 62,712 23.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 137 56,908 21.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 216 56,793 21.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 193 50,806 18.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 135 42,491 15.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 139 31,902 11.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 163 27,860 10.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 71 20,356 7.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 178 18,969 7.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 84 16,687 6.2
Jewish Other Judaism 10 14,500 5.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 53 14,297 5.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 75 13,568 5.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 11,973 4.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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16 8,500 3.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 63 7,408 2.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 53 7,341 2.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 6,705 2.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 5,338 2.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 4,691 1.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 22 4,587 1.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 4,222 1.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 4,175 1.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 39 4,169 1.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 62 4,056 1.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 4,015 1.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 30 3,690 1.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 3,470 1.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,468 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 2,432 0.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 2,418 0.9
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,172 0.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,003 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,889 0.7
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,609 0.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,407 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,337 0.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,323 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 9 1,255 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 1,076 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,071 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,059 0.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,053 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,017 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 944 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 874 0.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 869 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 845 0.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 612 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 583 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 525 0.2
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 469 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 460 0.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 417 0.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 406 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 400 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 397 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 392 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 388 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 387 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 284 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 231 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 188 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 162 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 146 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 141 0.1
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 134 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 133 0.0
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 0 ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 3,959 1,327,235  

The population of Kansas was 2,688,418 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,477,574. The total population changed 8.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,327,235) included 49.4% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.