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