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Pennsylvania - State Membership Report (2020)

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1,250 2,845,841 218.87
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1,823 661,832 50.90
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,986 448,894 34.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1,100 357,938 27.53
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 112 149,561 11.50
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 839 143,051 11.00
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 397 126,222 9.71
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 566 123,598 9.51
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 428 110,026 8.46
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 337 83,140 6.39
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 572 72,609 5.58
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 320 67,048 5.16
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 86 64,844 4.99
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 110 52,290 4.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 235 46,052 3.54
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 319 45,080 3.47
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 21 43,232 3.32
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 214 32,414 2.49
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 36 31,148 2.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 132 30,695 2.36
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 35 27,903 2.15
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 83 26,208 2.02
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 44 24,969 1.92
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 118 23,233 1.79
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 161 23,229 1.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 150 22,529 1.73
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 85 22,436 1.73
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 40 22,080 1.70
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 61 19,798 1.52
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 113 19,606 1.51
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 150 16,626 1.28
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 34 15,994 1.23
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 73 13,465 1.04
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 109 13,432 1.03
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 83 13,263 1.02
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 50 12,593 0.97
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 72 12,071 0.93
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 28 11,512 0.89
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 80 11,112 0.85
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 18 10,928 0.84
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 129 9,627 0.74
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 82 9,380 0.72
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 46 9,336 0.72
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 78 7,969 0.61
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 50 7,588 0.58
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 21 6,874 0.53
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 37 6,553 0.50
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 5,579 0.43
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 37 5,472 0.42
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 32 4,970 0.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 52 4,843 0.37
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 51 4,216 0.32
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 12 4,210 0.32
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 18 4,191 0.32
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 12 3,975 0.31
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 3,974 0.31
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 12 3,890 0.30
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 19 3,250 0.25
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 22 3,012 0.23
Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 25 3,007 0.23
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 2,981 0.23
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 33 2,872 0.22
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 22 2,784 0.21
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 16 2,780 0.21
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 2,752 0.21
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 2,736 0.21
Keystone Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 23 2,728 0.21
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 2,724 0.21
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 15 2,718 0.21
Schwenkfelder Church in America Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 2,471 0.19
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,465 0.19
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 16 2,428 0.19
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 2,371 0.18
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 2,232 0.17
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,226 0.17
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 12 2,192 0.17
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 21 2,124 0.16
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 17 2,116 0.16
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 8 1,995 0.15
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 16 1,737 0.13
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 1,649 0.13
Stauffer Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 1,448 0.11
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 1,426 0.11
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 14 1,342 0.10
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16 1,300 0.10
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6 1,196 0.09
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 1,140 0.09
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 12 1,128 0.09
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,100 0.08
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,092 0.08
Hope Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 1,078 0.08
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 5 1,040 0.08
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 978 0.08
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 949 0.07
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 944 0.07
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 938 0.07
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 5 829 0.06
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 825 0.06
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 804 0.06
Agape Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 753 0.06
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 750 0.06
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 665 0.05
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 657 0.05
Stauffer Mennonite (independent groups) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 635 0.05
Washington-Franklin Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 625 0.05
Old Order Yorker River Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 603 0.05
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 594 0.05
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 568 0.04
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 7 562 0.04
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 523 0.04
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 3 510 0.04
Northeastern Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 486 0.04
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Spring Garden network) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 459 0.04
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 440 0.03
Cumberland Valley Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 422 0.03
Reidenbach Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 392 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 375 0.03
Maranatha Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 370 0.03
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 365 0.03
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 349 0.03
Conservative Mennonite Churches of York and Adams Counties PA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 327 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 326 0.03
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 325 0.02
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 6 322 0.02
Meadow Springs Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 307 0.02
Independent Conservative Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8 307 0.02
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.02
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 270 0.02
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 268 0.02
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 250 0.02
Independent Judaism Judaism 9 205 0.02
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 200 0.02
Anabaptist Disciples of Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 189 0.01
Appalachian Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 179 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 142 0.01
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 140 0.01
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 107 0.01
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 105 0.01
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 94 0.01
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.01
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 2 86 0.01
Midwest Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 85 0.01
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.01
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 53 0.00
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.00
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 47 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 43 0.00
German Baptist Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 41 0.00
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 35 0.00
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 35 0.00
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 28 0.00
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 27 0.00
Independent Lutheran Diocese Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.00
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 23 0.00
Old Wenger Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 3 0.00
Orthodox Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 2 0.00
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 3
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 44
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 2
American Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 3
Reformed Bible Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 2
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 3
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 2
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
House of God, Holy Church of the Living God, The Pillar and Ground of the Truth, House of Prayer for All People Black Protestant 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 4
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 7
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 7
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Conference and Ministerium of North America Evangelical Protestant 7
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 4
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 51
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 12
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 55
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 16
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 100
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 7
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 8
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 29
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 12
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 12
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 47
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 35
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 32
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 109
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 61
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 70
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 10
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 98
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 5
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 12
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 12
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 55
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 29
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 28
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 44
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 32
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 32
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 8
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 61
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 13,002,700 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,097,345) included 46.9% 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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