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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 216 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 46,205 5.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,225 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 178 72,712 7.9
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 94 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 2,669 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,180 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 257 45,959 5.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 585 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,426 0.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 584 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 967 2,043,483 220.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 3,500 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 48 4,140 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 44 12,271 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 110 22,903 2.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 230 96,740 10.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 127 37,149 4.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 122 14,739 1.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 287 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 656 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 313 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 75 18,635 2.0
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 6 397 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 24 2,741 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,138 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 200 36,146 3.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 213 30,537 3.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 58 1,345 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,150 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 10,074 1.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 527 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 256 100,078 10.8
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 123 0.0
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 110 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 35 5,190 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,415 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 382 179,120 19.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 744 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 75 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 59 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 209 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 771 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 149 33,963 3.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 19 2,198 0.2
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 73 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 638 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 188 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 36 20,675 2.2
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 2,147 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 384 258,937 28.0
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 46 2,777 0.3
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 187 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 584 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 64 7,135 0.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 886 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 49 19,988 2.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 7,813 0.8
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,912 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 325 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 213 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 285 156,233 16.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 260 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,503 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 160 83,904 9.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 122 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,638 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 55 22,472 2.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 357 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 181 32,975 3.6
Social Brethren Other Other Groups 3 400 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 186 54,586 5.9
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 73 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,543 0.3
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 150 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 415 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 26 3,966 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 203 85,917 9.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 945 290,570 31.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 136 49,501 5.3
Totals: 6,595 3,952,916  

The population of Michigan was 9,262,078 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,952,916) included 42.7% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.