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Oklahoma

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,531,381 51,621 383,786 2,699 178,430 78,462 1,524,972
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,829 886,394 236.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 598 282,347 75.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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704 220,387 58.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 190 178,430 47.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 497 85,926 22.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 583 77,495 20.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 175 43,928 11.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 43,907 11.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 83 43,033 11.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 187 37,278 9.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 197 35,809 9.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 218 25,619 6.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 134 25,267 6.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 82 21,622 5.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 142 20,163 5.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 42 19,748 5.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 69 15,955 4.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 84 11,345 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 83 10,902 2.9
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 84 9,134 2.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 42 8,633 2.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 16 7,490 2.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 18 7,392 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 76 7,309 1.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 7,079 1.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 6,539 1.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 6,426 1.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 40 6,106 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 5,640 1.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 5,350 1.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 4,445 1.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 4,360 1.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 24 3,660 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 10 3,603 1.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 3,482 0.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 3,467 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 3,116 0.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 2,917 0.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,660 0.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 15 2,485 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,295 0.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 6 2,083 0.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 2,016 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 1,891 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 9 1,840 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,828 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,757 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,364 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,361 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,188 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,133 0.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 916 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 856 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 814 0.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 783 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 748 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 643 0.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 620 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 554 0.1
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 523 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 515 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 502 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 427 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 394 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 278 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 250 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 201 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 160 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 159 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 144 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 132 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 115 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 112 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 108 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 107 0.0
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 104 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 98 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 94 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 58 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 46 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 44 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.0
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 21 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 16 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 8 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 12 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 97 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 116 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Totals: 7,057 2,226,379  

The population of Oklahoma was 3,751,351 in 2010; in 2000 it was 3,450,654. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,226,379) included 59.3% 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.