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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,078,477 114,337 1,773,491 61,042 3,503,028 308,065 5,863,939
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,442 659,350 53.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,624 3,802,524 309.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,343 611,913 49.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1,083 324,714 26.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 735 241,844 19.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 435 132,858 10.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 413 116,511 9.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 374 84,153 6.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 319 48,215 3.9
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 306 25,340 2.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 254 45,926 3.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 236 52,684 4.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 226 44,432 3.6
Jewish Other Judaism 197 283,000 23.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 156 27,492 2.2
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 156 22,692 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 137 10,097 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 128 23,938 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 117 16,766 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 112 16,918 1.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 105 8,718 0.7
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 102 16,618 1.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 102 31,032 2.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 99 6,741 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 99 30,153 2.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 96 14,425 1.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 94 21,350 1.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 92 11,844 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 92 21,007 1.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 88 21,015 1.7
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 78 12,382 1.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 10,320 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 62 15,833 1.3
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 61 12,246 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 15,273 1.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 57 9,256 0.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 57 71,190 5.8
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 55 1,065 0.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 2,669 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 2,057 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 37 24,246 2.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 36 6,778 0.6
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 35 8,652 0.7
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35 3,919 0.3
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 31 3,172 0.3
Buddhists Other Other Groups 30 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 10,093 0.8
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 25 10,692 0.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 3,044 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 20 8,938 0.7
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 1,485 0.1
Hindus Other Other Groups 18 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 13,928 1.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,100 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 16 1,436 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,407 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,624 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 2,090 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,034 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 955 0.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 1,149 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,700 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,204 0.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 10 1,584 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 5,642 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 660 0.1
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 682 0.1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,060 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 837 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,022 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 5 420 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 426 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 471 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,063 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 873 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 900 0.1
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 477 0.0
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 531 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,260 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,113 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,646 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 363 0.0
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 158 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 83 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 148 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,361 0.1
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 264 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 268 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 182 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 75 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,050 0.1
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 220 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 122 0.0
General Six Principle Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 286 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.0
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 --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal --- --- ---
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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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Schwenkfelder Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 13,105 7,116,698  

The population of Pennsylvania was 12,281,054 in 2000; in 1990 it was 11,881,643. The total population changed 3.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,116,698) included 57.9% 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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