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Religious Traditions, 2010

59,052 586 93,580 1,748 190,106 21,971 961,318
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 % Change
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +12 +956 +36.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +8 +308 +13.0%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +108 +37.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 -366 -9.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 -747 -14.4%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +145 +500.0%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +3 +523 +64.6%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 -465 -17.9%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +25 +4.6%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -17 -2.8%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +226 +309.6%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +12 +38.7%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +9 +6.3%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +411 +165.1%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -73 -24.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +41 +9.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +76 +90.5%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +160 +100.0%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +1,909 +193.6%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +32 +100.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 +17 +11.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +0 +3,565 +50.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -32 -3.0%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +242 +31.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +252 +25.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -740 -16.3%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -1,207 -47.7%
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -274 -34.4%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +15 +5.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -1,706 -50.1%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -6 -16.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -137 -68.2%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -530 -40.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -1 -3,252 -20.6%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -48 -57.1%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +113 +4.8%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal -1 -51 -1.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -2 +159 +21.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -17 -1.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -5 -506 -8.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -12 -5,749 -21.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -13 -3,360 -10.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -23 -6,375 -21.9%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -38 -92,918 -32.8%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: -45 -109,272 -25%

The population of Maine was 1,328,361 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,274,923. The total population changed 4.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (367,043) included 27.6% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Maine was 1,274,923 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,227,928. The total population changed 3.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (463,541) included 36.4% 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.