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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 6 450 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 303 0.1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,440 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 84 19,423 4.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 150 35,527 7.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 1,440 0.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 79,628 16.3
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 37 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 968 1,554,278 317.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 10,788 2.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 16 1,062 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 436 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 5,738 1.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 6,046 1.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 55 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 938 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 1,212 0.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 13 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 444 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 340 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 42 11,530 2.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 171 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,518 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,692 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 5,157 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 69 4,695 1.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 537 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,995 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 58 7,771 1.6
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 130 27,561 5.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 72 10,666 2.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 743 460,168 94.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 6,137 1.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,406 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 954 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 17 1,123 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 36 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 8,600 1.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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10 12,125 2.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 59 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 35 34,605 7.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 718 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 428 248,876 50.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 892 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 5,846 1.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 9,907 2.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 274 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,249 0.7
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 45 6,200 1.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 715 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 171 48,052 9.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 276 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 515 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 12,871 2.6
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 395 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 2,574 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 781 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 83 8,935 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 58 10,782 2.2
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 955 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 4,339 0.9
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 11 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 253 94,010 19.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 516 152,426 31.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 5,438 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 409 222,151 45.4
Totals: 5,023 3,160,201  

The population of Wisconsin was 4,891,769 in 1990; in 1980 it was 4,705,767. The total population changed 4.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,160,201) included 64.6% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.