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Rhode Island

Religious Traditions, 2010

26,242 829 57,103 7,625 466,598 18,522 475,648
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 159 466,598 443.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 54 19,377 18.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 75 15,220 14.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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37 9,604 9.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 6,901 6.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 6,800 6.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 5,261 5.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 4,666 4.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 3,833 3.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,831 3.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,434 3.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,625 2.5
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,500 2.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,109 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 1,858 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 1,817 1.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 1,580 1.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 1,487 1.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,486 1.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 1,444 1.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,108 1.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,071 1.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,015 1.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,013 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 840 0.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 713 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 693 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 644 0.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 556 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 551 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 525 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 507 0.5
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.4
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 392 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 348 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 300 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 289 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 273 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 265 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 204 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 170 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 165 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 145 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 118 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 3 116 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 84 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 82 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 30 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 22 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 20 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 15 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 12 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 0 ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Totals: 677 576,919  

The population of Rhode Island was 1,052,567 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,048,319. The total population changed 0.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (576,919) included 54.8% 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.