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Providence County, Rhode Island - 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 82 269,425 407.76
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 25 13,180 19.95
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 42 6,646 10.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 24 6,131 9.28
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 23 4,922 7.45
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22 4,208 6.37
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 18 3,302 5.00
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 8 2,822 4.27
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 2,800 4.24
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,743 4.15
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 5 2,428 3.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 17 2,249 3.40
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,236 3.38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,129 3.22
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,857 2.81
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,600 2.42
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 2.27
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 1,350 2.04
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 4 1,159 1.75
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 895 1.35
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 895 1.35
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 5 721 1.09
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 699 1.06
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 579 0.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 532 0.81
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 523 0.79
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 448 0.68
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 390 0.59
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 380 0.58
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.54
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 351 0.53
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 330 0.50
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 325 0.49
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 298 0.45
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 275 0.42
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 220 0.33
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 213 0.32
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 210 0.32
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 206 0.31
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 205 0.31
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 190 0.29
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 163 0.25
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 135 0.20
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.18
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 111 0.17
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 105 0.16
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 0.15
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 71 0.11
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 28 0.04
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 18 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 0 0.00
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 660,741 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (343,083) included 51.9% 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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