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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 236 577,139 244.39
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 239 153,619 65.05
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 127 84,775 35.90
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 117 54,844 23.22
Jewish Other Judaism 24 54,200 22.95
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 109 50,384 21.34
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 69 27,922 11.82
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 38 17,160 7.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 15,029 6.36
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 14,854 6.29
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 82 13,862 5.87
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 32 13,608 5.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 39 12,867 5.45
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 35 10,703 4.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 10,677 4.52
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 7,918 3.35
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 7,472 3.16
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 6,656 2.82
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,622 2.80
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 5,900 2.50
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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8 5,243 2.22
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 4,288 1.82
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 4,023 1.70
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,906 1.65
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 3,677 1.56
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,935 1.24
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 2,404 1.02
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,727 0.73
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,609 0.68
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,538 0.65
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,533 0.65
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,498 0.63
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 10 1,492 0.63
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,236 0.52
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 967 0.41
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 879 0.37
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 540 0.23
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 530 0.22
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 522 0.22
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 510 0.22
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 440 0.19
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 399 0.17
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 379 0.16
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 336 0.14
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 322 0.14
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 320 0.14
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 319 0.14
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 308 0.13
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.13
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 285 0.12
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 235 0.10
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 200 0.08
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 172 0.07
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 171 0.07
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 166 0.07
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 156 0.07
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 152 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 134 0.06
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 118 0.05
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.03
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 69 0.03
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.03
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 45 0.02
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.02
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.01
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 12 0.01
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 2 0.00
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,629 1,192,510  

The population of these 6 counties was 2,361,509 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,192,510) included 50.5% 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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