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Religious Traditions, 2010

63,040 3,258 23,546 5,982 160,125 1,930,452 577,482
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3,851 1,483,858 664.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 71 97,085 43.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 13,258 5.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 8,176 3.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 6,853 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 6,772 3.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 6,426 2.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 6,006 2.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 4,562 2.0
Jewish Other Judaism 6 4,500 2.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,801 1.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 3,645 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 2,084 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,660 0.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,617 0.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,609 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,525 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,518 0.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,395 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,228 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 1,207 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 1,022 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 988 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 946 0.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 800 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 6 621 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 605 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 549 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 478 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 470 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 469 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 462 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 428 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 348 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 271 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 249 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 213 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 196 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 191 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 137 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 129 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 93 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 85 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 0 ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 15 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 4,343 1,668,851  

The population of Utah was 2,233,169 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,722,850. The total population changed 29.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,668,851) included 74.7% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.