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Religious Traditions, 2010

47,991 21,341 47,637 18,540 2,030 15,074 51,601
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 24,661 124.68
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 21 16,427 83.05
Jewish Other Judaism 7 15,000 75.84
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 11,497 58.13
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 10,070 50.91
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 6,829 34.53
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 5,366 27.13
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,949 9.85
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,644 8.31
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,400 7.08
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 1,308 6.61
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,239 6.26
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 900 4.55
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 859 4.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 777 3.93
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 648 3.28
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 574 2.90
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 506 2.56
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 2.02
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 311 1.57
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 305 1.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 279 1.41
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 269 1.36
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 264 1.33
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 256 1.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 211 1.07
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 0.92
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 175 0.88
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 150 0.76
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 128 0.65
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 127 0.64
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 0.61
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 105 0.53
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 98 0.50
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 67 0.34
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 160 105,101  

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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