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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 879 1,695,660 316.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 744 463,432 86.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 500 129,216 24.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 435 241,306 45.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 419 211,631 39.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 242 83,768 15.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 173 41,005 7.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 165 40,900 7.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 129 23,942 4.5
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 112 15,769 2.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 94 17,475 3.3
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 86 5,872 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 72 8,017 1.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 71 16,250 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 4,940 0.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 13,496 2.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 14,329 2.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 58 16,843 3.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 13,427 2.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 4,204 0.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,095 0.9
Jewish Other Judaism 36 28,230 5.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 9,829 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 6,593 1.2
Buddhists Other Other Groups 30 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 9,695 1.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 12,594 2.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 26 5,093 0.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 2,769 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 21 2,111 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,547 1.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 2,387 0.4
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 4,678 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 12,951 2.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 1,488 0.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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16 14,725 2.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 1,171 0.2
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 791 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 14 7,796 1.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,654 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 768 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 765 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,734 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 946 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 11 837 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,817 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,846 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 919 0.2
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 607 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 844 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,024 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 365 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 5,772 1.1
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 807 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 573 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,124 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 268 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 210 0.0
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 258 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 438 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,680 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 398 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 435 0.1
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 171 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 97 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,480 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 591 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 24 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 97 0.0
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 285 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,300 0.8
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 32 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 69 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 125 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 8,000 1.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 251 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 170 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 310 0.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Strict Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.0
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 5,181 3,241,659  

The population of Wisconsin was 5,363,675 in 2000; in 1990 it was 4,891,769. The total population changed 9.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,241,659) included 60.4% 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.