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Arkansas - 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 1,551 607,751 201.81
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 861 248,994 82.68
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 129 153,358 50.92
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 626 134,454 44.65
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 445 109,090 36.22
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 693 79,894 26.53
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 410 69,916 23.22
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 272 52,398 17.40
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 71 32,307 10.73
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 65 27,815 9.24
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 134 26,964 8.95
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 142 20,900 6.94
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 98 16,790 5.58
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 158 16,530 5.49
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 114 16,301 5.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 55 13,202 4.38
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 90 12,805 4.25
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 80 12,055 4.00
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 61 10,356 3.44
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 79 9,410 3.12
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 48 9,196 3.05
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 77 8,499 2.82
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 12 6,765 2.25
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 26 3,660 1.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 43 3,309 1.10
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 3,240 1.08
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 52 3,197 1.06
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 2,778 0.92
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 19 2,563 0.85
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 14 2,118 0.70
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 14 1,938 0.64
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,908 0.63
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,466 0.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 1,391 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 6 1,321 0.44
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 14 1,311 0.44
Tampico Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 1,034 0.34
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 8 1,010 0.34
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 868 0.29
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 813 0.27
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 783 0.26
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 702 0.23
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 681 0.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 603 0.20
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 600 0.20
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 8 600 0.20
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 570 0.19
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 562 0.19
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.17
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 425 0.14
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 383 0.13
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 333 0.11
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 213 0.07
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 208 0.07
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 200 0.07
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 187 0.06
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.06
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 177 0.06
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 155 0.05
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 138 0.05
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 112 0.04
Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 109 0.04
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 107 0.04
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 105 0.03
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 100 0.03
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.03
Old Brethren (California) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 89 0.03
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 86 0.03
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 81 0.03
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 78 0.03
Berea Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 72 0.02
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 70 0.02
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 1 65 0.02
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.02
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 57 0.02
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 51 0.02
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.02
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 39 0.01
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 37 0.01
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 37 0.01
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 35 0.01
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 31 0.01
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 29 0.01
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 25 0.01
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 25 0.01
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 20 0.01
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 18 0.01
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 12 0.00
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 12
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite Mainline Protestant 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 13
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 4
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 3
Chabad Judaism Judaism 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 164
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 326
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 6
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 13
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 120
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 3,011,524 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,739,575) included 57.8% 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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