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