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Religious Traditions, 2010

415,692 59,066 172,460 479,148 7,745 63,052 1,239,641
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 270 578,944 259.33
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 216 146,852 65.78
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 126 92,031 41.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 122 70,525 31.59
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 129 64,601 28.94
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 86 44,875 20.10
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 89 19,268 8.63
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 41 17,540 7.86
Jewish Other Judaism 11 14,824 6.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 37 14,516 6.50
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 14,128 6.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 59 11,929 5.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 41 9,622 4.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 9,229 4.13
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 24 9,224 4.13
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 8,544 3.83
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 7,167 3.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 6,585 2.95
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 14 5,788 2.59
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 3,359 1.50
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 3,185 1.43
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 2,743 1.23
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 2,344 1.05
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,574 0.71
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,114 0.50
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 1,000 0.45
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 876 0.39
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 837 0.37
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 444 0.20
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 436 0.20
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 416 0.19
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 342 0.15
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 305 0.14
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 297 0.13
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 220 0.10
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 200 0.09
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 191 0.09
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 157 0.07
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.07
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 142 0.06
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 111 0.05
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 105 0.05
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 85 0.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 79 0.04
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 74 0.03
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 72 0.03
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 49 0.02
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 45 0.02
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 38 0.02
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 18 0.01
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 5 0.00
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1,524 1,167,205  

The population of these 6 counties was 2,232,493 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,167,205) included 52.3% 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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