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Mississippi - 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 2,147 830,229 280.36
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 566 187,963 63.47
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 989 164,073 55.41
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 481 116,520 39.35
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 145 99,663 33.66
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 108 54,308 18.34
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 359 38,913 13.14
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 191 24,026 8.11
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 147 22,670 7.66
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 112 22,268 7.52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 50 21,649 7.31
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 102 20,760 7.01
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 122 20,167 6.81
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 116 17,821 6.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 83 17,618 5.95
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 175 16,073 5.43
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 41 8,842 2.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 68 8,537 2.88
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 84 6,870 2.32
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 48 6,708 2.27
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 40 4,922 1.66
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 43 4,825 1.63
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 4,706 1.59
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 4,114 1.39
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 50 3,469 1.17
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 40 3,245 1.10
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 14 3,106 1.05
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 2,630 0.89
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18 2,610 0.88
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 23 2,507 0.85
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 23 2,255 0.76
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 15 1,924 0.65
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 8 1,616 0.55
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,527 0.52
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 1,324 0.45
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 9 1,194 0.40
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,052 0.36
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 976 0.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 808 0.27
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 721 0.24
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 560 0.19
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 460 0.16
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 432 0.15
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 424 0.14
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 295 0.10
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 263 0.09
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 5 243 0.08
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 228 0.08
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 216 0.07
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 184 0.06
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 174 0.06
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 170 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 167 0.06
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 149 0.05
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 113 0.04
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 107 0.04
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.03
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 83 0.03
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.03
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 80 0.03
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 69 0.02
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 50 0.02
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 34 0.01
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 16 0.01
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 13 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 12 0.00
Old Order German Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 4 0.00
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 3
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 3
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 186
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 42
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 57
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 34
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 22
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 196
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 2,961,279 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,759,935) included 59.4% 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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