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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 547 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 221 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 91 20,329 4.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 128 22,435 4.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 914 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 984 1,544,817 328.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 25 3,122 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 16 780 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 474 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 5,751 1.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 6,271 1.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 5,978 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,997 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 1,083 0.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 26 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 30 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 227 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 7,655 1.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 314 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 629 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,507 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 4,386 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 3,499 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,902 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,911 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 6,175 1.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 132 31,944 6.8
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 37 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 2,364 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 49 3,224 0.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 729 469,322 99.7
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 6,216 1.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,088 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,007 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 9 532 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 17 9,407 2.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,099 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 414 254,683 54.1
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 446 0.1
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 130 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 6,622 1.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 12,509 2.7
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,029 0.6
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 3,174 0.7
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 250 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,277 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 174 55,582 11.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 809 0.2
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 121 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 12,909 2.7
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 9,134 1.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 754 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 78 8,185 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 9,466 2.0
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,050 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 19 2,853 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 264 96,915 20.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 526 164,199 34.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 404 222,420 47.3
Totals: 4,698 3,038,209  

The population of Wisconsin was 4,705,767 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,038,209) included 64.6% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.