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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 % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +984 +426,646 +28.8%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +17 -665 -5.0%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +8 +508 +81.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 +1,109 +183.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 +247 +180.3%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +5 +1,353 +37.1%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +3,768 +46.1%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +3 -1,446 -21.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +77 +28.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +3 +1,859 +154.0%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +3 +651 +100.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 -245 -25.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +113 +11.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +843 +52.1%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 -358 -25.7%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -223 -18.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -1,197 -74.4%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +1 +330 +154.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +60 +130.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 -492 -10.8%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +12 +17.6%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +353 +184.8%
Sikh Other Other Groups +1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -215 -45.7%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 +174 +36.4%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +1,329 +35.0%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +20 +133.3%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -90 -69.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -143 -33.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +110 +100.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -1,382 -23.0%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -85 -18.1%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +180 +150.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 -48 -4.9%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -438 -28.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -616 -9.1%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -955 -62.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +136 +39.1%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 +135 +145.2%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -2 -0.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -270 -49.2%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -3 +63,040 +64.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -4 -3,240 -50.4%
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 --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
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) --- --- ---
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: +1,048 +490,943 +30%

The population of Utah was 2,763,885 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,233,169. The total population changed 23.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,186,403) included 79.1% of the total population in 2010.

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.