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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 Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 54 28,041 2.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,854 3,675,250 309.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 1,459 0.1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 151 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 70 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 352 74,616 6.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 265 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 1,915 0.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 215,320 18.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 2,089 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 94 12,982 1.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 259 37,006 3.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 46 5,155 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 133 26,307 2.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 171 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 95 12,694 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 92 11,937 1.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 46 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 374 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 2,011 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 248 57,368 4.8
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 255 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 156 26,626 2.2
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 7,954 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 141 10,754 0.9
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 154 21,642 1.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 592 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,188 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 32 3,121 0.3
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 132 29,581 2.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 9,566 0.8
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 261 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 791 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 3,282 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 120 6,397 0.5
General Six Principle Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 450 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 74 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 20,500 1.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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36 20,185 1.7
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 24 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,016 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 92 23,850 2.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 376 55,596 4.7
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 571 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 430 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,796 0.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 205 30,550 2.6
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 442 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 142 0.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 82 15,842 1.3
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 5,267 0.4
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 21 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 1,290 0.1
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 118 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 81 8,163 0.7
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 3,031 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 161 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 127 18,579 1.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 120 24,782 2.1
United Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 770 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 74 12,496 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 758 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 437 113,025 9.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 69 17,619 1.5
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,076 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 403 138,152 11.6
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 94 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,390 682,111 57.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 90 12,081 1.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 588 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 11,724 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 2,172 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,122 388,774 32.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,991 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 796 284,275 23.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,568 722,871 60.8
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 34 7,453 0.6
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 7,500 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 35 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 85 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 64 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 83 24,488 2.1
Jewish Other Judaism 257 329,651 27.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 35 6,455 0.5
Totals: 13,284 7,290,699  

The population of Pennsylvania was 11,881,643 in 1990; in 1980 it was 11,863,895. The total population changed 0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,290,699) included 61.4% 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.