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Wisconsin

Religious Traditions, 2010

806,028 44,203 684,035 13,223 1,425,523 74,430 2,639,544
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 764 1,425,523 250.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 695 414,326 72.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 431 223,279 39.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 419 198,667 34.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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568 138,672 24.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 473 114,938 20.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 229 65,797 11.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 182 45,895 8.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 154 31,692 5.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 100 29,881 5.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 69 24,496 4.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 49 22,401 3.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 55 21,247 3.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 32 20,560 3.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 114 18,314 3.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 95 17,767 3.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 61 16,820 3.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 16,410 2.9
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 115 14,957 2.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 23 14,744 2.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 35 13,484 2.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 11,601 2.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 11,175 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 82 10,034 1.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 9 8,108 1.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 28 7,553 1.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 6,494 1.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 6,475 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 6,409 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 69 5,941 1.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 5,872 1.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 5,060 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 5,020 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 4,800 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 4,633 0.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 3,720 0.7
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 3,640 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 3,250 0.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 3,236 0.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,063 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 3,054 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 2,606 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 20 2,378 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 6 2,306 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 18 2,149 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 2,042 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,038 0.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,901 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,810 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 10 1,775 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,519 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,463 0.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 6 1,400 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 9 1,242 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 17 977 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 946 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 908 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 779 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 745 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 21 683 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 585 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 579 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 545 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 535 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 515 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 2 508 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 502 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 481 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 374 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 371 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 352 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 305 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 283 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 235 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 222 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 214 0.0
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 207 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 196 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 185 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 171 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 153 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 126 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 93 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 85 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 85 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 69 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 63 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 26 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 21 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 20 0.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 11 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 32 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 38 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 131 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 74 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Totals: 6,078 3,047,442  

The population of Wisconsin was 5,686,986 in 2010; in 2000 it was 5,363,675. The total population changed 6.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,047,442) included 53.6% 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.