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Denominational Profile

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 1,480 2,500 99,000
1929 1,529 2,651 43,978
1931 - - 102,770
1933 - 2,648 102,895
1935 1,525 2,700 103,125
1936 - 1,726 69,157
1937 - 2,700 -
1946 - - 69,157
1950 - 1,000 72,000
1960 - 1,000 72,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]


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