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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,531,381 51,621 383,786 178,430 2,699 78,462 1,524,972
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 114 14,375 4.17
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 5,025 1.46
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,634 0.47
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.02
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 490 88,301 25.59
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 300 0.09
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 11 1,715 0.50
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 9,365 2.71
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.02
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 261 0.08
Buddhists Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 195 168,625 48.87
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 717 0.21
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 177 53,729 15.57
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 193 42,708 12.38
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 9 427 0.12
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 62 7,952 2.30
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 74 7,758 2.25
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 551 0.16
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 1,375 0.40
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 76 24,564 7.12
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 498 0.14
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 213 36,470 10.57
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 603 83,047 24.07
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 676 0.20
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 30 2,935 0.85
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 228 0.07
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 1,209 0.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 72 19,335 5.60
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 4,852 1.41
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 528 0.15
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 37 11,105 3.22
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 62 0.02
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,791 0.81
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 508 0.15
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 20 1,418 0.41
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.02
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 813 0.24
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 6 0.00
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 169 0.05
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 28,170 8.16
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 7,570 2.19
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 365 0.11
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 462 0.13
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 167 28,192 8.17
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 10 5,050 1.46
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 78 24,199 7.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.04
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.04
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 1,689 0.49
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 247 0.07
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 106 0.03
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 6,145 1.78
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 245 28,833 8.36
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 370 0.11
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 346 0.10
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 19 0.01
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 139 0.04
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 96 7,164 2.08
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 147 35,211 10.20
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 971 0.28
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,152 0.33
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 11,542 3.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 85 8,103 2.35
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,578 967,223 280.30
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 3,051 0.88
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.05
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 11 2,301 0.67
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,656 0.77
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 636 322,794 93.55
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 909 0.26
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 4,203 1.22
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 597 0.17
Totals: 5,854 2,096,476  

The population of Oklahoma was 3,450,654 in 2000; in 1990 it was 3,145,585. The total population changed 9.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,096,476) included 60.8% 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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