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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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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50 38,525 4.1
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 135 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 431 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 544 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 185 37,949 4.1
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 149 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 176 67,895 7.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,118 0.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 374,325 40.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 9,170 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 114 20,930 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 198 30,591 3.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 9,544 1.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 5,007 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 6,692 0.7
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 517 0.1
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 176 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 277 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 236 61,953 6.7
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.0
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 915 2,338,608 251.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 79 --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 680 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 5,000 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 22 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,700 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 246 71,727 7.7
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 583 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 105 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 340 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 453 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 1,794 0.2
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 331 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 21 1,497 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 61 5,437 0.6
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 38 5,250 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 4,313 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 131 14,901 1.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 197 34,214 3.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 137 14,465 1.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 69 7,192 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 7,896 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 142 39,404 4.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 50 5,424 0.6
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 109 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 73 107,116 11.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 77 23,475 2.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 21 4,266 0.5
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 86 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 2,154 0.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 712 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 943 0.1
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 111 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 362 167,598 18.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,549 0.2
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,640 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 404 250,141 26.9
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 65 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 138 47,357 5.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 47,183 5.1
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 0 ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 48 4,803 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 3,791 0.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 5 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 798 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 938 252,129 27.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 268 67,404 7.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 110 20,024 2.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 1,297 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 522 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 825 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 20,830 2.2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 308 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 173 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 4,729 0.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 235 100,680 10.8
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 253 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,967 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 2,768 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 245 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 9,711 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 52 17,571 1.9
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,817 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 275 126,324 13.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,116 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 162 88,399 9.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 200 74,302 8.0
Totals: 7,229 4,686,550  

The population of Michigan was 9,295,297 in 1990; in 1980 it was 9,262,078. The total population changed 0.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,686,550) included 50.4% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.