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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 368 372,791 217.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 266 128,570 75.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 270 117,419 68.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 415 117,277 68.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 146 39,420 23.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 103 23,234 13.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 98 18,958 11.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 17,109 10.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 82 16,021 9.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 57 15,003 8.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 51 13,135 7.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 61 12,634 7.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 67 12,270 7.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 69 11,005 6.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 10,090 5.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 48 7,550 4.4
Jewish Other Judaism 7 7,100 4.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 6,947 4.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 6,350 3.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 35 5,829 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 4,409 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 3,894 2.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 3,250 1.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 3,175 1.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 3,115 1.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 2,857 1.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,760 1.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,118 1.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,987 1.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,763 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,722 1.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 16 1,507 0.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,292 0.8
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 927 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 891 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 884 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 858 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 857 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 818 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 766 0.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 667 0.4
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 667 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 660 0.4
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 621 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 558 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 546 0.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 517 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 445 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 430 0.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 400 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 344 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 315 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 259 0.2
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 178 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 173 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 131 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 111 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 96 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 92 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 92 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 90 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 90 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 72 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 2,612 1,006,860  

The population of Nebraska was 1,711,263 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,578,385. The total population changed 8.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,006,860) included 58.8% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.