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