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Louisiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,064,486 217,176 202,751 2,478 1,200,900 59,106 1,786,475
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,435 768,587 172.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 625 1,382,603 309.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 547 160,153 35.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 237 49,041 11.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 229 25,899 5.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 114 21,142 4.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 102 33,653 7.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 91 13,084 2.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 62 16,080 3.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 57 14,791 3.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 3,907 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 54 8,572 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 51 10,193 2.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 46 4,355 1.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 8,943 2.0
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 4,297 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 26 2,847 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 832 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 23 5,269 1.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 23 13,050 2.9
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 2,548 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 5,794 1.3
Jewish Other Judaism 17 16,500 3.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 2,734 0.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,796 0.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,864 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 504 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 1,251 0.3
Buddhists Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 23,625 5.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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9 5,071 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,902 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,672 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 675 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 990 0.2
Hindus Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 345 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 512 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 191 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 770 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 522 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 241 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 531 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,422 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 216 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 84 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 388 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 238 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 177 0.0
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 380 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 218 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 375 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 38 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 129 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 12 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 232 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 126 0.0
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 127 0.0
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 4,158 2,627,028  

The population of Louisiana was 4,468,976 in 2000; in 1990 it was 4,219,973. The total population changed 5.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,627,028) included 58.8% 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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