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Religious Traditions, 2010

380,347 129,935 502,797 72,431 3,235,290 488,720 3,982,374
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 774 3,403,020 404.4
Jewish Other Judaism 331 468,000 55.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 578 140,133 16.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 68 120,724 14.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 373 119,735 14.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 287 91,964 10.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 262 88,521 10.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 200 79,264 9.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 238 52,065 6.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 133 32,691 3.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 24 25,770 3.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 72 22,319 2.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 61 19,855 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 76 18,035 2.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 70 14,518 1.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 14,293 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 111 13,725 1.6
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 9,980 1.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 8,626 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 68 7,699 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 7,435 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 7,256 0.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 6,866 0.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 5,976 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 5,187 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 5,109 0.6
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 5,082 0.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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8 4,940 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 38 4,703 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 35 3,894 0.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,565 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 23 3,471 0.4
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,250 0.4
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,000 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 2,873 0.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 2,550 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 2,503 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,240 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,100 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 2,056 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 12 2,044 0.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,974 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 1,594 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 14 1,531 0.2
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,413 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,400 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,390 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,129 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,071 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,006 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 1,003 0.1
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 922 0.1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 813 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 810 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 808 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 650 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 609 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 490 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 383 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 349 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 324 0.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 306 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 255 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 219 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 207 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 191 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 156 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 114 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 101 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 51 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 50 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 27 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 21 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 52 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jain Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 0 ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 4,531 4,858,756  

The population of New Jersey was 8,414,350 in 2000; in 1990 it was 7,730,188. The total population changed 8.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,858,756) included 57.7% 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.


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