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Alabama - State Membership Report (2020)

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.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3,265 1,255,396 249.87
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1,301 514,980 102.50
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,091 250,679 49.89
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 162 249,650 49.69
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 247 121,168 24.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 839 105,147 20.93
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 378 101,998 20.30
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 352 61,231 12.19
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 342 47,789 9.51
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 237 45,834 9.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 123 41,339 8.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 77 37,765 7.52
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 157 34,534 6.87
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 109 27,751 5.52
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 176 26,808 5.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 121 25,148 5.01
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 94 25,140 5.00
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 176 24,647 4.91
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 37 23,550 4.69
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 118 17,001 3.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 110 14,336 2.85
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 12,670 2.52
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 26 10,740 2.14
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 101 10,053 2.00
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 7 8,587 1.71
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 8,508 1.69
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 61 8,046 1.60
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 55 7,725 1.54
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 51 7,334 1.46
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 66 7,110 1.42
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 51 5,865 1.17
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 27 5,578 1.11
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 5,005 1.00
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 35 4,590 0.91
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 4,223 0.84
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 49 3,875 0.77
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 3,133 0.62
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 23 3,100 0.62
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 25 2,749 0.55
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 16 2,489 0.50
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,965 0.39
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 1,922 0.38
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,559 0.31
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 17 1,537 0.31
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 6 1,455 0.29
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,324 0.26
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,296 0.26
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,200 0.24
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,174 0.23
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 9 1,166 0.23
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,071 0.21
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 900 0.18
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 717 0.14
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 564 0.11
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 505 0.10
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 503 0.10
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 392 0.08
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 375 0.07
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 309 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 306 0.06
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 290 0.06
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 192 0.04
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 0.03
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.03
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 131 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 114 0.02
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.02
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 90 0.02
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 82 0.02
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.02
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 0.02
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 75 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 72 0.01
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 71 0.01
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 55 0.01
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.01
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 50 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 42 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 41 0.01
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.01
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 27 0.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 21 0.00
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 0 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 2
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 2
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 5
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 4
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 15
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 4
Westminster Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 16
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 8
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 69
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 15
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 32
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 22
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 6
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 102
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 5,024,279 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,195,509) included 63.6% of the total population in 2020. 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.

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