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New Hampshire

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,128   81,111 4,926 311,028 18,579 853,698
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 154 431,259 349.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 138 34,299 27.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 94 18,927 15.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 90 16,359 13.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 50 16,148 13.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 37 4,393 3.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,614 2.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 21 6,354 5.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 21 3,968 3.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,202 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,598 1.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,402 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 4,062 3.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 683 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 1,153 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,939 1.6
Jewish Other Judaism 12 10,020 8.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 7,071 5.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,651 2.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,638 2.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,203 1.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 694 0.6
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 872 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,004 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,015 1.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 578 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 426 0.3
Buddhists Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,503 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 595 0.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 951 0.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 640 0.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 1,475 1.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 204 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 130 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,782 3.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 172 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 85 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 115 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 24 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 36 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 300 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 36 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 161 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 123 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 872 589,022  

The population of New Hampshire was 1,235,786 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,109,252. The total population changed 11.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (589,022) included 47.7% 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.