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New York

Religious Traditions, 2010

871,326 202,217 1,027,403 140,297 6,287,618 1,394,651 9,454,590
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 410 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 78 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 173 36,329 2.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 210 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 562 216,552 12.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 118 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 68 14,270 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 2,727 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 7,413 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 86 15,469 0.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,701 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,630 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,104 0.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 98 15,331 0.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,834 6,257,786 356.4
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,707 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,449 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,052 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,975 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 735 307,481 17.5
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 335 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 159 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 394 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 112 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 61 5,379 0.3
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 35 2,875 0.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,881 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 111 13,868 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 7,470 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 89 14,801 0.8
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 86 17,799 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 76 25,908 1.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 47 3,820 0.2
Jewish Other Judaism 311 173,379 9.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 77 19,797 1.1
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 4 103 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 67 12,627 0.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 957 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 4,218 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 456 215,026 12.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 126 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 586 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 206 102,099 5.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 253 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 123 174,002 9.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 16,469 0.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 2,406 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 2,406 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 24 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,879 0.2
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 813 0.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,519 508,029 28.9
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 6 756 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 307 58,419 3.3
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 3,333 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 117 6,681 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 301 0.0
Holiness Church of God, Inc., The Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 115 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 52 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 345 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 211 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,532 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,520 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,843 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 633 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 768 249,079 14.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 457 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 261 90,134 5.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 437 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 311 85,424 4.9
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 113 0.0
Totals: 8,989 8,721,200  

The population of New York was 17,558,072 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,721,200) included 49.7% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.