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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,078,477 114,337 1,773,491 61,042 3,503,028 308,065 5,863,939
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 150 31,195 2.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 51 6,846 0.5
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 2,126 0.2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 362 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 416 138,255 10.9
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 34 4,513 0.4
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 397 58,009 4.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 72 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 20 6,688 0.5
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,050 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 381 106,689 8.4
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 223 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 1,884 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,523 0.2
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 11,892 0.9
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 1,605 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 112 --- ---
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 434 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 41 14,285 1.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 7 3,547 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 15 1,530 0.1
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,365 3,503,028 275.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 245 50,899 4.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 19 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 63 12,968 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 121 22,658 1.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 2,603 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 490 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 31 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 89 12,392 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 120 18,752 1.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 86 18,607 1.5
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 615 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 1,766 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 108 49,794 3.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 241 45,418 3.6
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 965 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 159 25,986 2.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 4,821 0.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 138 10,595 0.8
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 158 21,059 1.7
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 14 2,227 0.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 374 0.0
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 84 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 54 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 3,063 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 41 35,412 2.8
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,922 0.2
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 3,750 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,540 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 331 84,482 6.7
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 0.0
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 114 19,146 1.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 1,834 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 63 19,091 1.5
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 290 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,242 501,974 39.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 22 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 6,817 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,448 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 96 6,288 0.5
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 835 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 88 10,354 0.8
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 310 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 57 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 37 18,685 1.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 16 25,212 2.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 22 4,556 0.4
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 36 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 10 13,948 1.1
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 127 0.0
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 37 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,155 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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16 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,271 0.2
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 245 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 84 17,861 1.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 7,162 0.6
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 558 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,100 0.2
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 409 0.0
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 676 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 248 34,344 2.7
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 6 558 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,234 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 7,610 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 99 80,487 6.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 364 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 214 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 1,964 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 100 46,489 3.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 605 0.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 14 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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1,532 384,912 30.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,752 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 --- ---
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 537 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 301 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 83 9,430 0.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 59 22,275 1.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 3,056 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,910 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 327 0.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 31 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,011 241,659 19.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 112 23,331 1.8
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 21 6,028 0.5
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 13 5,726 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 46 38,899 3.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,076 0.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.0
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 125 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,532 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 600 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,162 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 89 31,161 2.5
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 2,695 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 4,359 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 174 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 152 21,391 1.7
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 381 60,116 4.7
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 24 4,620 0.4
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 676 0.1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 38 7,936 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 627 180,248 14.2
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,241 591,734 46.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 721 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,736 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 78 11,919 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 402 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 311 0.0
Totals: 15,359 6,838,440  

The population of Pennsylvania was 12,702,379 in 2010; in 2000 it was 12,281,054. The total population changed 3.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,838,440) included 53.8% 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.