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Religious Traditions, 2010

59,052 586 93,580 190,106 1,748 21,971 961,318
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 186 283,024 221.99
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 178 31,689 24.86
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 176 29,122 22.84
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 164 26,259 20.60
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 66 15,794 12.39
Jewish Other Judaism 10 8,290 6.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 7,119 5.58
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 6,253 4.90
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 5,562 4.36
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 5,185 4.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 4,531 3.55
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 34 3,720 2.92
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,403 2.67
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 29 3,234 2.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 22 2,657 2.08
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 2,599 2.04
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,532 1.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,373 1.86
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,366 1.86
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,270 1.78
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 26 1,360 1.07
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,318 1.03
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,225 0.96
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 1,064 0.83
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 986 0.77
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 986 0.77
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 876 0.69
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 809 0.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 797 0.63
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 10 778 0.61
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 739 0.58
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 603 0.47
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 556 0.44
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 549 0.43
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 435 0.34
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 338 0.27
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 301 0.24
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.24
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 286 0.22
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 249 0.20
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 201 0.16
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 145 0.11
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 142 0.11
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 84 0.07
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 84 0.07
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 73 0.06
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.04
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 46 0.04
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 37 0.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 31 0.02
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 30 0.02
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 29 0.02
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 23 0.02
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 19 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.01
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,301 463,541  

The population of Maine was 1,274,923 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,227,928. The total population changed 3.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (463,541) included 36.4% 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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