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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 350 372,838 204.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 269 112,585 61.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 250 110,110 60.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 383 109,283 59.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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146 29,325 16.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 132 28,329 15.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 62 23,398 12.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 98 20,118 11.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 91 19,487 10.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 75 16,427 9.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 80 16,418 9.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 30 15,692 8.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 73 14,234 7.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 13,500 7.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 54 10,679 5.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 9,036 4.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 51 8,804 4.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 55 8,436 4.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 56 7,981 4.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 8 6,156 3.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 5,744 3.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 4,308 2.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 4,281 2.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 4,192 2.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 11 4,101 2.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 3,570 2.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 3,040 1.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,372 1.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 2,238 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,236 1.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 13 2,213 1.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,127 1.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,952 1.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,726 0.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,658 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,311 0.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,128 0.6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,071 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 954 0.5
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 887 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 868 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 816 0.4
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 776 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 725 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 684 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 559 0.3
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 509 0.3
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 498 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 475 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 430 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 359 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 356 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 346 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 315 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 302 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 295 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 288 0.2
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 275 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 259 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 256 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 252 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 228 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 223 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 217 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 195 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 185 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 161 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 158 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 126 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 113 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 111 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 107 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 82 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 70 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 44 0.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 11 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 8 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 46 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Totals: 2,860 1,016,529  

The population of Nebraska was 1,826,341 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,711,263. The total population changed 6.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,016,529) included 55.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.