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Louisiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,064,486 217,176 202,751 2,478 1,200,900 59,106 1,786,475
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,607 709,650 156.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 564 1,200,900 264.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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505 195,903 43.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 501 146,848 32.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 310 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 228 24,594 5.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 221 54,478 12.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 187 113,433 25.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 132 21,746 4.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 107 17,210 3.8
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 106 17,863 3.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 102 12,115 2.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 98 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 95 28,214 6.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 71 14,299 3.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 64 9,444 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 59 12,090 2.7
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 58 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 58 10,872 2.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 55 3,615 0.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 53 27,093 6.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 10,724 2.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 51 28,567 6.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 47 4,317 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 7,947 1.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 27 9,806 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 2,846 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 835 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 3,490 0.8
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,328 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 4,625 1.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 1,836 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 2,300 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 938 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 12 4,489 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 12 7,267 1.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 11 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 443 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 410 0.1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,176 0.7
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 2,080 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 968 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 3,737 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 197 0.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 5,379 1.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 1,319 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 540 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 150 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 544 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 3,232 0.7
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 563 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 90 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 68 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,347 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 459 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 840 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 392 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 365 0.1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 203 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 437 0.1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 178 0.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 3,062 0.7
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 920 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 176 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 141 0.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 314 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 131 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 723 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 370 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 176 0.0
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 160 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 77 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 23 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 114 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 12 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 127 0.0
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 133 0.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
Totals: 5,841 2,746,897  

The population of Louisiana was 4,533,372 in 2010; in 2000 it was 4,468,976. The total population changed 1.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,746,897) included 60.6% 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.