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Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,277,144 214,114 653,898 1,717,296 47,533 255,358 5,718,297
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 2 372 0.04
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 10 0.00
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 1,067 0.11
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 159 59,935 6.03
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 53 0.01
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 5,350 0.54
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,325 0.13
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 832 0.08
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 116 0.01
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,680 0.17
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,482 0.35
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 289 83,610 8.41
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 672 0.07
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 30 2,829 0.28
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,005 0.30
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.01
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.00
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 336 0.03
Buddhists Other Other Groups 21 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 0.16
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 888 2,019,926 203.24
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 4,167 0.42
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 9,755 0.98
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 113 23,739 2.39
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 232 112,711 11.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 120 14,347 1.44
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 119 25,040 2.52
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 457 0.05
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 450 0.05
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 986 0.10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 100 30,020 3.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 25 1,812 0.18
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 186 35,703 3.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 195 28,527 2.87
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 521 0.05
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 94 13,649 1.37
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,492 0.25
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 5,710 0.57
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 3,026 0.30
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,039 0.10
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 9,062 0.91
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 229 0.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 245 58,482 5.88
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 8,251 0.83
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 36 6,471 0.65
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 356 160,836 16.18
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 14,958 1.51
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.00
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 278 0.03
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,498 0.15
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 130 16,402 1.65
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 23 1,750 0.18
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 199 45,689 4.60
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 20 17,598 1.77
Hindus Other Other Groups 18 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 30,200 3.04
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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59 54,068 5.44
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 786 0.08
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 6,165 0.62
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 175 0.02
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 361 0.04
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 71 110,000 11.07
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 411 244,231 24.57
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,000 0.30
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.02
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 375 0.04
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 33 2,419 0.24
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 576 0.06
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 7 298 0.03
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 66 8,043 0.81
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 561 0.06
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 51 80,515 8.10
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 63 14,219 1.43
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 3,952 0.40
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 318 0.03
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,124 0.11
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 20,180 2.03
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 5,861 0.59
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 70 4,771 0.48
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 169 0.02
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,869 0.19
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.05
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 951 0.10
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,670 0.17
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,816 0.18
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 59 6,469 0.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 268 104,471 10.51
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,335 0.13
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,646 0.37
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 153 84,265 8.48
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 38 0.00
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,225 0.12
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 58 23,960 2.41
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,600 0.56
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 185 37,712 3.79
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 264 56,004 5.64
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Strict Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.00
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.06
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 594 0.06
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 4,667 0.47
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 172 58,043 5.84
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 897 222,269 22.36
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,609 0.36
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,604 0.36
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 371 0.04
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 143 53,934 5.43
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 140 44,476 4.48
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 7,527 4,158,134  

The population of Michigan was 9,938,444 in 2000; in 1990 it was 9,295,297. The total population changed 6.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,158,134) included 41.8% 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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