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Maine

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 Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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178 25,689 19.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 165 28,329 21.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 153 22,747 17.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 152 20,510 15.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 148 190,106 143.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 65 12,542 9.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 53 4,438 3.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 5,747 4.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 44 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 38 3,354 2.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 34 3,613 2.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 10,684 8.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 28 3,183 2.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 2,134 1.6
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 24 834 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 1,032 0.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 2,681 2.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 19 1,048 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 3,791 2.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 16 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,479 1.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,697 1.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 10 1,020 0.8
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 788 0.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 394 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 523 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 859 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,238 0.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 574 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 586 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 898 0.7
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 174 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 1,332 1.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 5 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 2,895 2.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 151 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 228 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,325 1.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 116 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 255 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 299 0.2
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 203 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 123 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 43 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 139 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 660 0.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 476 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,731 1.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 297 0.2
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 289 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,142 0.9
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 95 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 160 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 160 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 98 0.1
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 32 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 162 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 64 0.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 36 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 42 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 10 0.0
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 315 0.2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 31 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Totals: 1,574 367,043  

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.

* 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.