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Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,277,144 214,114 653,898 47,533 1,717,296 255,358 5,718,297
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 888 2,019,926 203.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 411 244,231 24.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 897 222,269 22.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 356 160,836 16.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 232 112,711 11.3
Jewish Other Judaism 71 110,000 11.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 268 104,471 10.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 153 84,265 8.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 289 83,610 8.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 51 80,515 8.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 159 59,935 6.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 245 58,482 5.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 172 58,043 5.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 264 56,004 5.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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59 54,068 5.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 143 53,934 5.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 199 45,689 4.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 140 44,476 4.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 185 37,712 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 186 35,703 3.6
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 30,200 3.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 100 30,020 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 195 28,527 2.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 119 25,040 2.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 58 23,960 2.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 113 23,739 2.4
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 20,180 2.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 20 17,598 1.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 130 16,402 1.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 14,958 1.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 120 14,347 1.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 63 14,219 1.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 94 13,649 1.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 9,755 1.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 9,062 0.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 8,251 0.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 66 8,043 0.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 6,471 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 59 6,469 0.7
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 6,165 0.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 5,861 0.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 5,710 0.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,600 0.6
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 5,350 0.5
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 70 4,771 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 4,667 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 4,167 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 3,952 0.4
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,646 0.4
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,609 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,604 0.4
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,482 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 3,026 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,005 0.3
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,000 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 30 2,829 0.3
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,492 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 33 2,419 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,869 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,816 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 1,812 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 23 1,750 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,680 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,670 0.2
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,498 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,335 0.1
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,325 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,225 0.1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,124 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 1,067 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,039 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 986 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 951 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 832 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 786 0.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 672 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 594 0.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 576 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 561 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 521 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 457 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 450 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 375 0.0
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 372 0.0
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 371 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 361 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 336 0.0
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 318 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 7 298 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 278 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 229 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 175 0.0
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 169 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 116 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 53 0.0
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 38 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.0
Strict Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 10 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 21 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 18 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 7,527 4,158,134  

The population of Michigan was 9,938,444 in 2000; in 1990 it was 9,295,297. The total population changed 6.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,158,134) included 41.8% 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.