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Religious Traditions, 2010

288,965 13,106 297,522 372,838 1,493 42,605 809,812
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 72 0.04
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 61 12,634 7.38
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 884 0.52
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 98 18,958 11.08
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 667 0.39
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 660 0.39
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 92 0.05
Buddhists Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 368 372,791 217.85
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 10,090 5.90
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 51 13,135 7.68
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 82 16,021 9.36
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 344 0.20
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 818 0.48
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 766 0.45
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 111 0.06
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 259 0.15
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 173 0.10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 57 15,003 8.77
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 445 0.26
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 3,894 2.28
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 51 4,409 2.58
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 16 1,507 0.88
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 96 0.06
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,118 1.24
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 2,857 1.67
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 69 11,005 6.43
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 3,250 1.90
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 67 12,270 7.17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 266 128,570 75.13
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 927 0.54
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,763 1.03
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 315 0.18
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 558 0.33
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,292 0.75
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 891 0.52
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 6,350 3.71
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 517 0.30
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,760 1.61
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 131 0.08
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 92 0.05
Jewish Other Judaism 7 7,100 4.15
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 270 117,419 68.62
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 3,175 1.86
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 90 0.05
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 400 0.23
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 3,115 1.82
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 546 0.32
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.11
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 178 0.10
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.04
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 90 0.05
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 146 39,420 23.04
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 858 0.50
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,987 1.16
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 667 0.39
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 6,947 4.06
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.23
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 48 7,550 4.41
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 17,109 10.00
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 621 0.36
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.01
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 857 0.50
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 103 23,234 13.58
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 415 117,277 68.53
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 430 0.25
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,722 1.01
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 35 5,829 3.41
Totals: 2,612 1,006,860  

The population of Nebraska was 1,711,263 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,578,385. The total population changed 8.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,006,860) included 58.8% 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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