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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 67 21,253 2.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 3,402 0.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 35 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 1,513 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 146 53,649 5.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 85 10,218 1.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 5,928 0.6
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 679 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 0.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,625 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 291 78,068 7.9
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 22 2,979 0.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 111 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 97 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 27 6,849 0.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 11 4,330 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 5 389 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 670 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 839 1,717,296 173.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 5,036 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 42 6,016 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 110 20,971 2.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 5,391 0.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 230 97,659 9.9
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 41 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 107 11,722 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 115 23,514 2.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 280 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 145 33,437 3.4
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 455 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 1,350 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 105 42,319 4.3
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 1,634 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 185 40,375 4.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 4,684 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 193 28,472 2.9
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 259 0.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 89 14,863 1.5
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 944 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,566 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 8 8,297 0.8
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 866 0.1
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 15 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 9,930 1.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,840 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 47 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 216 40,383 4.1
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 11,285 1.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 7,588 0.8
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 497 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 320 120,598 12.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,551 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 11,053 1.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 219 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,224 0.1
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 128 16,273 1.6
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 16 391 0.0
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 180 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 26 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 179 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 20 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 13,744 1.4
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 561 0.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 11 4,894 0.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 18 606 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 36 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 10 8,477 0.9
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 110 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 377 0.0
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 324 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,028 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 216 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 413 219,618 22.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 9,075 0.9
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,275 0.3
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 144 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 555 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 28 2,278 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 6 333 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 72 8,603 0.9
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 423 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 77 120,351 12.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 11,315 1.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 5,299 0.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 12,962 1.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 183 115,165 11.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 33 17,065 1.7
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 26 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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924 422,916 42.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 4,452 0.5
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 508 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 18 4,587 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 21 12,410 1.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,462 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 535 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 62 6,741 0.7
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 258 76,644 7.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,615 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 5,439 0.6
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 4,639 0.5
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 4 662 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 22 23,013 2.3
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 154 75,944 7.7
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 132 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 700 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 575 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 53 19,503 2.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 7,765 0.8
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 203 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 225 40,503 4.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 300 54,533 5.5
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 540 0.1
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 25 4,705 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 151 38,557 3.9
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 852 228,521 23.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 109 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 36 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 4,974 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 154 40,144 4.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 136 37,365 3.8
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 178 0.0
Totals: 9,521 4,165,343  

The population of Michigan was 9,883,640 in 2010; in 2000 it was 9,938,444. The total population changed -0.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,165,343) included 42.1% 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.