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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 % Change
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +150 +625.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +753 +117.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +5 +1,593 +106.0%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +113 +98.3%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +76 +89.4%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 +864 +71.8%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +35 +47.9%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +14 +38.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +5 +414 +35.9%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +0 +1,877 +29.5%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +240 +25.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +19 +15.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +347 +13.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +64 +11.1%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +5 +91 +9.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +347 +7.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +10 +2.3%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -1 +7 +1.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -6 -898 -4.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -103 -5.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +1 -297 -7.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -3 -1,585 -9.8%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -127 -10.6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 -1,963 -12.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +2 -667 -16.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -485 -18.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -7,978 -23.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -495 -25.5%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -445 -27.8%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -36 -120,231 -27.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -52 -30.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +15 -1,114 -32.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 -207 -34.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -3,086 -43.6%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +1 -2,166 -57.3%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -5 -702 -80.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -181 -88.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -40 -100.0%
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
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 Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
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 --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +4 --- ---
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: -3 -135,808 -24%

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.

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.