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Montana

Religious Traditions, 2010

121,064 331 76,869 565 127,612 50,535 612,439
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 3 316 0.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 88 0.1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 644 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 2,562 2.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 363 0.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 86 16,577 16.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 663 0.7
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 8 341 0.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 267 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 250 0.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 204 127,612 129.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 6,398 6.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 1,924 1.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 3,468 3.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,737 1.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 9 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 442 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 774 0.8
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 175 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 71 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 120 46,484 47.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 724 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 2,300 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 2,730 2.8
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 896 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 482 0.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 41 5,297 5.4
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 544 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,778 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 126 38,665 39.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 264 0.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 115 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 6,979 7.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 29 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 200 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.0
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 52 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 9 78 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 106 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 163 0.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 47 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 64 14,087 14.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 7,629 7.7
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 450 0.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 70 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 333 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 15 0.0
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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131 27,370 27.7
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 254 0.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 215 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 165 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,088 1.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 51 6,609 6.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 631 0.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 786 0.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 52 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,119 1.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 44 4,563 4.6
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 131 13,537 13.7
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 159 0.2
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 414 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 5,368 5.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 107 16,244 16.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,013 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 702 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 925 0.9
Totals: 1,778 376,976  

The population of Montana was 989,415 in 2010; in 2000 it was 902,195. The total population changed 9.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (376,976) included 38.1% 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.