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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 73 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 164 26,259 20.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 6,253 4.9
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 739 0.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 19 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 186 283,024 222.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 876 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 145 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 31 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 2,599 2.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 201 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 7,119 5.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 142 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 5,185 4.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 1,064 0.8
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 10 778 0.6
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,318 1.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 5,562 4.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 286 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 249 0.2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 66 15,794 12.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 301 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 986 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 4,531 3.6
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 549 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 84 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 26 1,360 1.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 556 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,532 2.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,225 1.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,270 1.8
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 46 0.0
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 338 0.3
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 29 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 10 8,290 6.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 435 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 30 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 809 0.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 3,720 2.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 84 0.1
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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Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 603 0.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 797 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,366 1.9
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 22 2,657 2.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,373 1.9
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 29 3,234 2.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 176 29,122 22.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 178 31,689 24.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 986 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,403 2.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 37 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 1,301 463,541  

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.