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Pennsylvania

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 Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 27,190 2.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 9,603 0.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,855 3,881,444 327.2
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 47 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 49 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 51 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 292 56,005 4.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,375 0.1
Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 181 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 2,466 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 86 11,322 1.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 234 31,335 2.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 49 4,320 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 125 29,641 2.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 231 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 86 23,232 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 90 8,679 0.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 171 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 225 63,497 5.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 158 29,671 2.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 121 9,554 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 7,821 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 385 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,369 0.2
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 1,534 0.1
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 133 30,365 2.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 1,066 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 2,633 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 212 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,910 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 132 22,233 1.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,292 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 88 26,596 2.2
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 311 38,229 3.2
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 27 6,382 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 706 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,721 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 133 20,870 1.8
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 880 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,230 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 6,797 0.6
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 7,996 0.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 1,903 0.2
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 1,464 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 82 41,952 3.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 144 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 114 14,381 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 80 16,900 1.4
United Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 788 0.1
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 936 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 453 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 462 128,906 10.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 71 18,828 1.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 416 168,001 14.2
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 132 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,437 766,707 64.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 84 13,174 1.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 49 9,630 0.8
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 689 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 454 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 12,501 1.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 3,695 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,161 479,057 40.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 5,131 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 830 302,562 25.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,663 786,153 66.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 750 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 476 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 955 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 76 18,263 1.5
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 11 565 0.0
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 4 1,126 0.1
Jewish Other Judaism 116 54,336 4.6
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 189 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 38 5,142 0.4
Totals: 12,386 7,231,834  

The population of Pennsylvania was 11,863,895 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,231,834) included 61.0% 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.