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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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 428 145,248 92.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 381 335,372 212.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 275 128,667 81.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 271 114,944 72.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 153 48,591 30.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 116 28,342 18.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 91 17,579 11.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 87 14,488 9.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 68 12,575 8.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 62 15,513 9.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 8,424 5.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 55 8,383 5.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 54 14,605 9.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 4,475 2.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 38 4,815 3.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 38 6,457 4.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 12,175 7.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 34 10,556 6.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 3,702 2.3
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 30 3,567 2.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 1,790 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 1,117 0.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 5,916 3.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 3,826 2.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,665 1.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 14 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,708 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 912 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 574 0.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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8 8,042 5.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 302 0.2
Jewish Other Judaism 7 6,732 4.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,088 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 179 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 514 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 360 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,420 0.9
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,028 0.7
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 4,650 2.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 283 0.2
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 483 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 461 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 720 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 427 0.3
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 651 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,019 0.6
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 349 0.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 330 0.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 18 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 141 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 73 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 268 0.2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 572 0.4
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 170 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 117 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 128 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 236 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 18,770 11.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 2,629 1,006,572  

The population of Nebraska was 1,578,385 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,569,825. The total population changed 0.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,006,572) included 63.8% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.