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Religious Traditions, 2010

7,299,923 314,183 2,128,088 14,968,995 239,326 5,970,318 41,024,720
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 140 73,105 1.02
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 47 6,716 0.09
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 284 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 173 17,098 0.24
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 832 203,797 2.83
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 693 0.01
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 181 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 59 15,905 0.22
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 998 0.01
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,659 0.02
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 5,900 0.08
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 27 40,400 0.56
Armenian Evangelical Churches (Additional) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2,926 842,494 11.71
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 557 0.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 27 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 3 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 516 62,246 0.87
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.00
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 900 0.01
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 24 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 891 409,980 5.70
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 166 106,267 1.48
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 265 22,627 0.31
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 285 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 647 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3,579 14,966,890 208.03
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 475 116,425 1.62
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 27 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 427 69,377 0.96
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 698 268,253 3.73
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 80 17,317 0.24
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 264 48,026 0.67
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 360 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 300 43,001 0.60
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 550 58,334 0.81
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 54 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 232 0.00
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 442 98,176 1.36
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 34 3,476 0.05
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 249 12,707 0.18
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10,133 4,488,326 62.39
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 14 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 61 5,486 0.08
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 31 4,972 0.07
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1,081 217,075 3.02
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 129 0.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1,517 158,712 2.21
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 525 0.01
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 145 21,732 0.30
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 483 0.01
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 219 0.00
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 21 0.00
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 654 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 8,384 0.12
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 82 69,863 0.97
Conservative Lutheran Association Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 591 0.01
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 305 71,460 0.99
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 50 27,137 0.38
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,549 0.05
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1,111 289,920 4.03
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 4,955 0.07
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 79 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 276 86,536 1.20
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 393 102,251 1.42
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 146 16,961 0.24
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,304 441,255 6.13
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 2,753 0.04
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 47 28,527 0.40
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 619 0.01
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 111 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,145 241,455 3.36
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 204 30,616 0.43
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 47 1,631 0.02
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 464 0.01
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 91 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 237 --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 250 0.00
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 53 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 29 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 88 75,409 1.05
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 96 69,624 0.97
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 294 11,405 0.16
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 75 19,093 0.27
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 47 79,286 1.10
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 505 0.01
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 58 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 178 --- ---
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 95 2,850 0.04
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 12,893 0.18
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 219 22,445 0.31
Jain Other Other Groups 10 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1,377 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 96 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 176 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 106 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1,039 279,692 3.89
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 148 68,597 0.95
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 450 0.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 702 0.01
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 954 0.01
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 173 0.00
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 111 10,320 0.14
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 36 3,638 0.05
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 80 12,994 0.18
Moravian Church in America--Alaska Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 2,649 0.04
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 341 0.00
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 382 336,324 4.67
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 45 8,941 0.12
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 86 4,425 0.06
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 57 23,260 0.32
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 153 72,238 1.00
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 104 17,614 0.24
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 18 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 56 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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6,320 2,715,853 37.75
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 22,781 0.32
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 93 9,316 0.13
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 169 24,052 0.33
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 301 65,915 0.92
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 73 6,230 0.09
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 890 0.01
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 381 44,950 0.62
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 475 0.01
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,404 364,647 5.07
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 206 24,535 0.34
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 20 5,757 0.08
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 629 0.01
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 19 11,199 0.16
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 168 153,232 2.13
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 65 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 81 41,129 0.57
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 1,264 0.02
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 672 0.01
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,750 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 37 9,634 0.13
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 250 92,733 1.29
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 36 14,473 0.20
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 795 0.01
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1,476 393,495 5.47
Shinto Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 94 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4,498 1,018,916 14.16
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 6 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 8,000 0.11
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 70 0.00
Tao Other Other Groups 24 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 117 28,923 0.40
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 900 0.01
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 114 0.00
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 16 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 188 41,128 0.57
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 3 2,105 0.03
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 634 116,743 1.62
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,843 580,223 8.06
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 594 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 175 --- ---
Vicariate for the Palestinian/Jordanian Orthodox Christian Communities Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 6,775 0.09
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 174 70,797 0.98
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 158 22,817 0.32
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 208 36,863 0.51
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 11 2,071 0.03
Totals: 59,668 30,920,833  

The population of these 13 states was 71,945,553 in 2010. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,920,833) included 43.0% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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