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Religious Traditions, 2010

29,639,376 3,102,923 8,888,441 12,548,021 199,267 2,975,667 56,600,326
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
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3,208 692,719 6.08
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,284 227,786 2.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 594 0.01
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 86 --- ---
Ambassadors Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 414 0.00
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,074 174,588 1.53
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 755 327,527 2.87
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 933 0.01
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 115 14,952 0.13
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 465 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 80 19,025 0.17
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 366 0.00
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 863 0.01
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,380 0.02
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 4,870 0.04
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5,214 1,119,729 9.83
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 246 29,472 0.26
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 5 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 346 71,520 0.63
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 36 3,768 0.03
Berea Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 233 0.00
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 755 0.01
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 3,096 0.03
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 81 --- ---
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 39 0.00
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 373 142,966 1.25
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 107 46,128 0.40
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 126 13,413 0.12
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 36 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 261 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4,764 12,545,213 110.09
Central Yearly Meeting of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 464 67,723 0.59
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 47 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1,805 355,553 3.12
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1,919 467,439 4.10
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,195 218,289 1.92
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 42 4,829 0.04
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 14 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 104 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 300 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 926 76,022 0.67
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4,162 839,534 7.37
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 115 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 144 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 1,231 0.01
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1,507 329,207 2.89
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 51 5,954 0.05
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,180 65,316 0.57
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 59 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1,989 1,011,173 8.87
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 276 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 395 54,420 0.48
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 543 0.00
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1,877 304,981 2.68
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 1,392 0.01
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 8,604 1,177,518 10.33
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 44 2,458 0.02
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 192 24,856 0.22
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 894 0.01
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 247 14,890 0.13
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 146 14,477 0.13
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,944 0.02
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 134 129,841 1.14
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 2,476 0.02
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 723 0.01
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 244 36,823 0.32
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 103 31,950 0.28
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 64 23,332 0.20
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 577 58,525 0.51
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 102 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2,547 873,239 7.66
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 2,900 0.03
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 18 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 48 0.00
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 67 52,772 0.46
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 175 39,556 0.35
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 52 4,619 0.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,666 526,900 4.62
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,135 0.01
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 132 56,497 0.50
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 159 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 324 40,040 0.35
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 186 14,445 0.13
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 45 4,746 0.04
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 114 4,035 0.04
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 84 9,108 0.08
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 379 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 107 --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.00
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 60 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 25 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 137 102,032 0.90
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.00
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 128 104,980 0.92
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 206 7,710 0.07
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 31 2,671 0.02
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 87 90,570 0.79
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 220 0.00
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 377 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 60 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 54 14,106 0.12
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 44 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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9 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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8 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 1,915 0.02
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1,616 250,783 2.20
Jain Other Other Groups 28 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2,144 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 66 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1,159 352,253 3.09
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 117 45,152 0.40
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,160 0.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 16 2,412 0.02
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 30 4,577 0.04
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 817 0.01
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 844 0.01
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 180 18,696 0.16
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 74 9,125 0.08
Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 356 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 64 7,943 0.07
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 755 0.01
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 15,737 0.14
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 722 992,502 8.71
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 5,587 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,747 174,898 1.53
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 387 212,623 1.87
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2,199 1,138,085 9.99
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 892 172,633 1.51
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 9 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 73 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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16,958 5,792,577 50.83
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 3,004 0.03
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 86 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 49 3,445 0.03
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 101 13,411 0.12
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 282 83,495 0.73
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 80 6,558 0.06
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 375 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 474 51,559 0.45
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 151 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 145 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4,124 1,014,203 8.90
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,124 251,303 2.21
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 5,615 0.05
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 191 111,581 0.98
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 20 6,811 0.06
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 242 192,210 1.69
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 162 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,749 0.03
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.00
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 8 0.00
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 502 0.00
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,990 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 31 5,313 0.05
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 361 88,818 0.78
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 10,576 0.09
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 1,258 0.01
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2,184 462,488 4.06
Shinto Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 65 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39,915 17,163,959 150.62
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 100 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,995 0.02
Tampico Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 883 0.01
Tao Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 30 4,233 0.04
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 1,670 0.01
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 867 0.01
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 9 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 25 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 266 52,605 0.46
United Catholic Church, Inc. Catholic Catholicism 4 2,808 0.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 604 131,831 1.16
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 235 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17,588 5,605,452 49.19
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2,272 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 212 --- ---
Unity of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 154 44,213 0.39
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 559 76,969 0.68
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 144 23,994 0.21
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 9 2,216 0.02
Totals: 156,368 57,353,695  

The population of these 16 states was 113,954,021 in 2010. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,353,695) included 50.3% 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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