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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 % Change
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +8,601 +334.1%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +7 +670 +242.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +28 +19,215 +180.2%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +67 +113.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +27 +12,966 +112.5%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +35 +8,639 +111.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +3 +10,459 +97.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +5 +3,214 +74.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +37 +6,985 +64.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +32 +10,368 +29.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +1,246 +26.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +307 +25.3%
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 +292 +19.2%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist -1 +1,099 +12.3%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 +671 +11.7%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 +37 +8.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +448 +7.4%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +57 +4.1%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +43 +2.2%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -13 -0.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -46 -4.8%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -204 -128,755 -8.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -1,270 -9.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -48 -45,842 -10.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +3 -25,597 -10.3%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +10 -23,484 -10.6%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -638 -11.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -23 -2,603 -13.4%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -5 -170 -23.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 -1,504 -24.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -43 -37,488 -24.6%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -24 -28,213 -30.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -16 -9,247 -33.6%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -17 -16,360 -34.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 -353 -37.6%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 -2,206 -37.7%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -4,035 -40.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -9 -2,103 -40.8%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -173 -43.8%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -6 -169 -49.7%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -407 -52.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -240 -55.0%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -179 -59.1%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -600 -60.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -11 -540 -60.5%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -2 -145 -84.8%
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -3 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -23 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist +2 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: -244 -246,996 -8%

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.

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.