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