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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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 174 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 88 14,396 10.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 4,740 3.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 701 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 229 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 88 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 118 311,028 236.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 642 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 3,096 2.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 108 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 15 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 388 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 21 8,231 6.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,444 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,075 0.8
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 170 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,095 0.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,706 1.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 610 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 14,563 11.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,191 0.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,393 1.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 3,765 2.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 343 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 2,067 1.6
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 561 0.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 3,985 3.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 25 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 118 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 40 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 231 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 21 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 25 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,912 1.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,616 1.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,153 0.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 120 0.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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83 18,741 14.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 161 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 228 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.1
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,153 1.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 436 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 275 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 2,181 1.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,998 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 18 1,567 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 2,288 1.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 3,301 2.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 136 26,321 20.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 88 18,029 13.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 575 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 142 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Totals: 1,025 462,772  

The population of New Hampshire was 1,316,470 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,235,786. The total population changed 6.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (462,772) included 35.2% 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.