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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 117 33,050 3.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 7,630 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 941 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 46 7,895 0.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 25 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 1,330 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 115 74,106 8.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 1,970 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 3,013 0.3
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 37 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 729 3,235,290 368.0
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 55 0.0
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 307 60,430 6.9
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.0
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 734 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 85 22,879 2.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 16 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,289 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 4,566 0.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 643 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 80 8,223 0.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 1,869 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,437 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 45 6,732 0.8
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 15 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 4,389 0.5
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 770 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 5,023 0.6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 322 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,533 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,700 0.2
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 23 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 572 0.1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 742 0.1
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 65 16,422 1.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.0
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 368 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 295 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 140 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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554 167,015 19.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 141 0.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 2,009 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,500 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 2,970 0.3
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 34 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 6,244 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 565 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 129 25,323 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 114 28,546 3.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,386 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 2,047 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 237 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 282 86,120 9.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 2,633 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 262 75,390 8.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 189 62,644 7.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 725 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 28 2,476 0.3
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 38 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 814 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 670 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 364 97,885 11.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 129 24,366 2.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 51 10,984 1.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 557 138,052 15.7
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 974 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,150 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 0.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 2,490 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 16 14,025 1.6
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 24 32,370 3.7
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,300 0.3
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 468 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,060 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 23 3,854 0.4
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,150 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 1,145 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,100 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 2,710 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 2,485 0.3
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 1,698 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 49 20,957 2.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 855 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 9 1,248 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 21 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 59 31,673 3.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 483 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 65 56,868 6.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 36 31,447 3.6
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 34 918 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 36 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 21 15,916 1.8
Jain Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 121 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 109 160,666 18.3
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 16 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 238 106,920 12.2
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 7 2,186 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 46 50,732 5.8
Sikh Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 21 5,595 0.6
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 522 0.1
Totals: 6,114 4,809,520  

The population of New Jersey was 8,791,894 in 2010; in 2000 it was 8,414,350. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,809,520) included 54.7% 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.