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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,518,847 93,900 462,246 6,745 724,315 144,841 3,038,033
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,813 700,053 142.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,103 270,469 55.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 573 800,228 162.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 571 94,430 19.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 543 49,444 10.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 494 77,158 15.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 415 116,875 23.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 369 58,029 11.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 295 144,829 29.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 185 73,533 15.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 175 28,845 5.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 103 35,939 7.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 99 11,259 2.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 87 19,122 3.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 86 29,105 5.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 82 6,030 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 77 11,264 2.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 68 18,908 3.8
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 3,286 0.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 1,324 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 10,147 2.1
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 22 1,889 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 22 1,454 0.3
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 22 3,483 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 20 1,515 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 2,009 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,578 0.3
Jewish Other Judaism 19 21,184 4.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 13,564 2.8
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 1,281 0.3
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 298 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 2,292 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 7,482 1.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,558 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 885 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 5,134 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,915 0.4
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 389 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 406 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 358 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 220 0.0
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 229 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 5 1,056 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 493 0.1
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 144 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 124 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 83 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 197 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 284 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 299 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 194 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 360 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 552 0.1
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 259 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 451 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 228 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 74 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 44 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 18 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 39 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 17 0.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 72 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Totals: 7,571 2,634,435  

The population of Missouri was 4,916,686 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,634,435) included 53.6% 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.