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Indiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,238,154 94,705 689,902 747,706 22,883 80,794 3,609,658
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,664 0.27
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 11 0.00
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 1,899 0.31
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 362 115,101 18.93
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 830 0.14
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 288 0.05
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,036 0.33
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 3,955 0.65
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 251 56,948 9.37
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 183 0.03
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 1,213 0.20
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 451 0.07
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 1,279 0.21
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 34 4,632 0.76
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 318 0.05
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.08
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 462 836,009 137.49
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 25 3,794 0.62
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 185 84,079 13.83
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 585 205,408 33.78
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 6,269 1.03
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 8 840 0.14
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 157 21,786 3.58
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 86 13,564 2.23
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 305 0.05
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.01
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 1,423 0.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 91 28,309 4.66
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 99 15,204 2.50
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 301 60,097 9.88
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 345 35,927 5.91
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 4,201 0.69
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 13 1,203 0.20
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,219 0.20
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 750 0.12
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 601 0.10
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,904 0.31
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 348 0.06
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 954 0.16
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 49 0.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 86 18,396 3.03
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,745 0.29
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 6,459 1.06
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 198 72,772 11.97
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 396 0.07
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,710 0.28
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 5,539 0.91
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 5,542 0.91
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 138 11,069 1.82
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 121 36,701 6.04
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 8,169 1.34
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,124 0.18
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 12,966 2.13
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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55 51,620 8.49
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 831 0.14
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,373 0.39
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.01
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 166 0.03
Jewish Other Judaism 27 18,000 2.96
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 225 111,522 18.34
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,000 0.33
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 69 15,884 2.61
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 30 2,218 0.36
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 189 0.03
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 986 0.16
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 69 16,583 2.73
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 524 0.09
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 20 11,002 1.81
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,162 0.19
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 79 0.01
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 77 0.01
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 126 31,579 5.19
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.01
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 244 19,177 3.15
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 958 0.16
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 455 0.07
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 285 0.05
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 163 0.03
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 81 0.01
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 2,243 0.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 256 71,414 11.74
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 2,179 0.36
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.01
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 166 0.03
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 122 0.02
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,437 0.57
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 88 0.01
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 36 12,818 2.11
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,767 0.46
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,212 0.36
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 86 11,641 1.91
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 345 124,452 20.47
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 --- ---
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 20 0.00
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 570 0.09
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 2,936 0.48
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 165 51,177 8.42
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,286 288,308 47.42
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 558 0.09
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,975 0.82
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 227 38,774 6.38
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,696 0.28
Totals: 7,492 2,608,882  

The population of Indiana was 6,080,485 in 2000; in 1990 it was 5,544,159. The total population changed 9.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,608,882) included 42.9% 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.


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