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Christian Science churches follow the teachings of founder Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), who believed that personal healing was the central message of Christianity. She believed that the correct interpretation of Scripture would alleviate disease, suffering, and even death according to her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (1875). The movement became more of an institution in 1879. Worship services include readings from the Bible as well as Eddy's "Science and Health." The largest group in the Christian Science family is the Church of Christ, Scientist. Divine Science also belongs to the Christian Science family.

Maps: Christian Science Family1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)

Congregations (2020)

Top 5 Christian Science Family States (2020)1 [View all states]

Rank State Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Alabama 0 0.00
2 Alaska 0 0.00
3 Arizona 0 0.00
4 California 0 0.00
5 Colorado 0 0.00

Top 5 Christian Science Family Counties (2020)1 [View all counties]

Rank County Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Chautauqua County, Kansas 0 0.00
2 Crawford County, Missouri 0 0.00
3 Baldwin County, Alabama 0 0.00
4 Coffee County, Alabama 0 0.00
5 Etowah County, Alabama 0 0.00

Top 5 Christian Science Family Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Christian Science Family: Adherence Rates (1980 - 2020)1

Group Tradition Adh. Rate 2020 Adh. Rate 2010 Adh. Rate 2000 Adh. Rate 1990 Adh. Rate 1980
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians 0.00


1 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. [More information on the data sources]

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