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Religious Traditions, 2010

871,326 202,217 1,027,403 6,287,618 140,297 1,394,651 9,454,590
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 1,784 7,550,491 397.89
Jewish Other Judaism 995 1,653,870 87.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,404 403,362 21.26
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 144 223,968 11.80
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 541 203,297 10.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 693 201,797 10.63
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 427 169,329 8.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 717 162,227 8.55
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 506 98,209 5.18
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 195 81,705 4.31
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 249 68,261 3.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 249 66,998 3.53
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 64 61,407 3.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 291 58,949 3.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 160 44,987 2.37
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 124 41,898 2.21
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 29,250 1.54
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 219 24,364 1.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 161 24,142 1.27
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 97 24,065 1.27
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 162 23,248 1.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 158 17,433 0.92
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 145 16,300 0.86
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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19 14,250 0.75
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 109 13,971 0.74
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 62 12,489 0.66
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 11,362 0.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 96 9,749 0.51
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 82 9,482 0.50
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 8,287 0.44
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 8,260 0.44
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 45 7,040 0.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 6,607 0.35
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 31 5,471 0.29
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 22 5,350 0.28
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 4,884 0.26
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 4,880 0.26
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,800 0.25
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 4,651 0.25
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 4,552 0.24
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 32 4,499 0.24
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 44 4,062 0.21
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 4,034 0.21
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,710 0.20
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 3,607 0.19
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 57 3,502 0.18
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,435 0.18
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 3,215 0.17
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 3,112 0.16
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,875 0.15
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,800 0.15
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 35 2,772 0.15
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,770 0.15
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 38 2,768 0.15
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 41 2,752 0.15
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 2,660 0.14
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,803 0.10
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,618 0.09
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,575 0.08
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,512 0.08
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,450 0.08
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,320 0.07
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,080 0.06
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,072 0.06
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,009 0.05
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 867 0.05
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 819 0.04
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 760 0.04
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 760 0.04
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 660 0.03
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 600 0.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 586 0.03
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 538 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 534 0.03
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 519 0.03
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 495 0.03
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 466 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 383 0.02
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 350 0.02
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 314 0.02
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 311 0.02
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 308 0.02
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 170 0.01
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 168 0.01
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 168 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 159 0.01
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 150 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.01
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 122 0.01
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 98 0.01
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 71 0.00
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 63 0.00
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.00
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 39 0.00
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 28 0.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 25 0.00
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.00
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 121 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 83 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 12 --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 21 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 11,001 11,461,411  

The population of New York was 18,976,457 in 2000; in 1990 it was 17,990,455. The total population changed 5.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,461,411) included 60.4% 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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