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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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 149 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 135 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 47,183 5.1
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 0 ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 86 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 176 67,895 7.3
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 680 0.1
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
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 2,154 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 5,000 0.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 268 67,404 7.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 712 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,118 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 374,325 40.3
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 915 2,338,608 251.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 4,313 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 50 5,424 0.6
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
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 235 100,680 10.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 79 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 131 14,901 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 110 20,024 2.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 431 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 544 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 453 0.0
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 77 23,475 2.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 1,794 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 943 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 197 34,214 3.7
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 48 4,803 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 198 30,591 3.3
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 Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 2,768 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 9,544 1.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 245 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 246 71,727 7.7
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 111 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 3,791 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 362 167,598 18.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,549 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 5 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 9,711 1.0
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
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 825 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 137 14,465 1.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 21 1,497 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 22 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 109 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 20,830 2.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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50 38,525 4.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 308 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 173 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 73 107,116 11.5
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
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 61 5,437 0.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 69 7,192 0.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 798 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 52 17,571 1.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 5,007 0.5
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,817 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 6,692 0.7
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 38 5,250 0.6
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 517 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
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 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 4,729 0.5
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
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 176 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 162 88,399 9.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 7,896 0.8
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 277 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 185 37,949 4.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 236 61,953 6.7
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,700 0.2
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 65 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 21 4,266 0.5
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 200 74,302 8.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 938 252,129 27.1
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 142 39,404 4.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 138 47,357 5.1
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.