Democratizing access to the best data on religion since 1997
US RELIGION
US RELIGION

Report Options

Report Year(s)


Add/Change States:



Scroll to Report Section:

Main Report
Over Time Chart
Notes

Search Membership Reports


New Jersey - State Membership Report (2000)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

[More information on the data sources]

Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 774 3,403,020 404.43
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 331 468,000 55.62
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 578 140,133 16.65
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 68 120,724 14.35
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 373 119,735 14.23
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 287 91,964 10.93
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 262 88,521 10.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 200 79,264 9.42
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 238 52,065 6.19
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 133 32,691 3.89
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 24 25,770 3.06
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 72 22,319 2.65
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 61 19,855 2.36
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 76 18,035 2.14
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 70 14,518 1.73
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 57 14,293 1.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 111 13,725 1.63
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 9,980 1.19
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 53 8,626 1.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 68 7,699 0.91
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 50 7,435 0.88
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 28 7,256 0.86
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 29 6,866 0.82
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 20 5,976 0.71
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 28 5,187 0.62
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 23 5,109 0.61
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 11 5,082 0.60
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 4,940 0.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 38 4,703 0.56
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 35 3,894 0.46
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 3,565 0.42
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 23 3,471 0.41
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 3,250 0.39
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 3,000 0.36
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 2,873 0.34
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 2,550 0.30
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 26 2,503 0.30
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 2,240 0.27
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,100 0.25
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 20 2,056 0.24
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 2,044 0.24
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 1,974 0.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 6 1,594 0.19
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 14 1,531 0.18
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,413 0.17
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,400 0.17
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,390 0.17
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 1,129 0.13
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,071 0.13
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 14 1,006 0.12
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 1,003 0.12
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 922 0.11
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 813 0.10
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 810 0.10
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 808 0.10
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 650 0.08
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 609 0.07
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 490 0.06
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 383 0.05
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 349 0.04
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 324 0.04
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 306 0.04
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 255 0.03
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 219 0.03
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 207 0.02
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.02
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 191 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 156 0.02
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 114 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 101 0.01
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 60 0.01
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 51 0.01
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 51 0.01
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 50 0.01
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 29 0.00
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 27 0.00
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 27 0.00
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 6 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 0 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 21
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 52
Jain Other Other Groups Family 5
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 14
Serbian Metropolitanate of New Gracanica Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 8,414,350 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,858,756) included 57.7% of the total population in 2000. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

[More information on the data sources]

Our Sponsors

Our Affiliates

US RELIGION
WORLD RELIGION
DATA ARCHIVE
RESEARCH
TEACHING
CONGREGATIONS
ABOUT
© 2024 The Association of Religion Data Archives. All rights reserved.