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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,821 0.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 201 143,640 45.7
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 150 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 490 88,780 28.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 180 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 9,850 3.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 83,619 26.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 240 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 401 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 395 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 200 43,521 13.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 74 6,671 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 61 5,597 1.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 500 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 640 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 2,192 0.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 537 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 229 35,225 11.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 610 85,193 27.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 821 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 137 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 1,776 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 626 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 44 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 149 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 80 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,021 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 630 0.2
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 1 100 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 22,412 7.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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20 12,130 3.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 142 16,754 5.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 80 24,303 7.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 1,970 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 241 25,376 8.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 436 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 450 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 88 6,268 2.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,044 0.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 679 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 2,263 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 83 8,698 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,490 964,615 306.7
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 3,603 1.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 3,634 1.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 630 0.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 2,416 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 209 58,901 18.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 79 18,908 6.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 41 11,186 3.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 18 1,393 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 455 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 162 41,615 13.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,445 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,448 0.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 681 326,294 103.7
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 31 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 65 19,107 6.1
Jewish Other Judaism 7 4,980 1.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 2,795 0.9
Totals: 5,707 2,102,290  

The population of Oklahoma was 3,145,585 in 1990; in 1980 it was 3,025,290. The total population changed 4.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,102,290) included 66.8% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.