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Religious Traditions, 2010

288,965 13,106 297,522 1,493 372,838 42,605 809,812
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 382 332,849 212.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 444 156,955 100.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 280 132,407 84.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 263 112,593 71.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 155 58,702 37.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 119 30,103 19.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 72 18,072 11.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 58 18,053 11.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 72 15,286 9.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 83 14,200 9.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 84 12,716 8.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 9,708 6.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 61 8,062 5.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 34 6,971 4.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 35 6,480 4.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 5,711 3.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 5,382 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 5,343 3.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 3,574 2.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 3,561 2.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 3,319 2.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 3,089 2.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 2,976 1.9
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 29 2,718 1.7
Jewish Other Judaism 4 2,453 1.6
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 2,239 1.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,145 1.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,059 1.3
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,795 1.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,423 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,128 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,119 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 870 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 868 0.6
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 847 0.5
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 625 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 597 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 553 0.4
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 498 0.3
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 463 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 415 0.3
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 414 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 411 0.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 390 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 320 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 275 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 247 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 213 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 190 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 167 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 141 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 93 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 89 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 87 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 74 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 58 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 43 0.0
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 38 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 25 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Totals: 2,604 992,303  

The population of Nebraska was 1,569,825 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (992,303) included 63.2% 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.