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Religious Traditions, 2010

447,009 4,471 140,248 7,316 399,440 196,309 2,636,281
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 3 177 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 518 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 1,692 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 49 17,357 6.6
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 142 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 483 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 201 46,902 17.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 330 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 164 0.1
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 60 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 170 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 214 320,716 121.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 4,141 1.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 1,150 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 51 18,736 7.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 165 32,940 12.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,365 0.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 629 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 12,573 4.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 2,157 0.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 378 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 184 74,099 28.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 648 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 258 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 85 21,573 8.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 116 11,146 4.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 167 39,412 15.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 114 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,806 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 99 35,476 13.5
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 160 0.1
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 46 6,307 2.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,500 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 477 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 109 50,701 19.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 234 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 250 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 746 0.3
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 13 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 15,204 5.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 7,620 2.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 30 5,878 2.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 246 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 287 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 4 3,161 1.2
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 252 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 86 28,537 10.8
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 30 3,152 1.2
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,026 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 770 0.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 608 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 270 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,338 0.9
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 5,471 2.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 418 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 130 42,053 16.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,601 1.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 116 30,605 11.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 87 26,369 10.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 71 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 632 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 12 2,208 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 42 11,056 4.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 180 49,578 18.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,288 0.5
Totals: 2,628 949,471  

The population of Oregon was 2,633,105 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (949,471) included 36.1% 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.