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