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Indiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,238,154 94,705 689,902 22,883 747,706 80,794 3,609,658
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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 497 724,188 131.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,426 386,029 70.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 556 166,973 30.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 408 146,278 26.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 211 110,408 20.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 282 108,255 19.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 250 104,662 19.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 271 91,318 16.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 210 85,694 15.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 342 73,022 13.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 183 64,778 11.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 149 49,194 9.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 181 40,818 7.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 335 39,122 7.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 81 25,428 4.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 23,286 4.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 136 21,468 3.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 108 20,985 3.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 16,971 3.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 102 16,631 3.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 55 16,295 3.0
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 88 14,645 2.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 11,769 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 85 10,087 1.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 59 9,873 1.8
Jewish Other Judaism 16 7,639 1.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 40 7,526 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 102 7,229 1.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 36 6,544 1.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 5,606 1.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 18 3,734 0.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,537 0.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,428 0.6
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 3,392 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 3,349 0.6
Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 3,293 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,892 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 19 2,688 0.5
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 2,372 0.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,623 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 1,615 0.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,502 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 949 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 948 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 891 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 857 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 847 0.2
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 8 784 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 742 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 13 605 0.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 581 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 523 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 496 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 439 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 431 0.1
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 414 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 402 0.1
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 375 0.1
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 360 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 292 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 276 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 270 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 190 0.0
Christian Catholic Church Other Other Groups 1 150 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 145 0.0
Social Brethren Other Other Groups 1 134 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 104 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 87 0.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 73 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Totals: 6,590 2,458,653  

The population of Indiana was 5,490,224 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,458,653) included 44.8% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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