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Bristol County, Massachusetts - County 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 63 190,588 329.05
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 41 16,820 29.04
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 6,124 10.57
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 19 3,878 6.70
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 16 3,224 5.57
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 2,681 4.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 12 2,349 4.06
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,305 3.98
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 16 2,038 3.52
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 16 2,029 3.50
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,288 2.22
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,081 1.87
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 899 1.55
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 767 1.32
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 756 1.31
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 7 711 1.23
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 651 1.12
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 518 0.89
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 459 0.79
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 450 0.78
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 420 0.73
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 410 0.71
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 338 0.58
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 317 0.55
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 269 0.46
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 253 0.44
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 221 0.38
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 200 0.35
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 0.33
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.31
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 177 0.31
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 160 0.28
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 144 0.25
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 127 0.22
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 110 0.19
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 105 0.18
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 104 0.18
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.17
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 100 0.17
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 97 0.17
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 69 0.12
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 50 0.09
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 579,200 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (243,759) included 42.1% 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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