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