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Religious Traditions, 2010

744,910 16,396 974,156 8,057 1,150,367 92,564 2,317,475
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 798 1,041,781 255.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,220 788,386 193.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 436 220,316 54.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 439 146,422 35.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 204 76,853 18.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 146 59,961 14.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 154 54,787 13.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 131 38,868 9.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 137 28,478 7.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 147 24,393 6.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 100 17,775 4.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 41 15,566 3.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 37 9,700 2.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 100 9,567 2.3
Jewish Other Judaism 13 9,147 2.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 8,800 2.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 8,382 2.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 57 8,137 2.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 7,344 1.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 60 7,112 1.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 6,906 1.7
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 6,875 1.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 6,758 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 67 6,633 1.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 4,786 1.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 4,259 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 21 3,640 0.9
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 3,054 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 2,749 0.7
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 27 2,600 0.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,547 0.6
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 1,993 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,898 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 1,861 0.5
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,774 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,653 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,461 0.4
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,301 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,268 0.3
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 804 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 780 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 607 0.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 517 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 484 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 449 0.1
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 412 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 409 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 403 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 350 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 347 0.1
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 308 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 220 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 200 0.0
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 200 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 168 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 137 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 123 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 113 0.0
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 82 0.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 72 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 48 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 26 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 10 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 8 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 4,818 2,653,161  

The population of Minnesota was 4,075,970 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,653,161) included 65.1% 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.