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Alaska

Denominational Groups, 2000

78,070 37,156 21,256 54,359 24,382 411,709
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 12 2,343 3.7
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 3 766 1.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 81 11,638 18.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 347 0.6
Buddhism Other Theology 11 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 102 54,359 86.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 15 1,433 2.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 255 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 12 3,473 5.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 4 387 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 7 538 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 21 2,833 4.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 4 158 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 64 19,019 30.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 25 3,670 5.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 24 2,283 3.6
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 392 0.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 5 920 1.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 44 6,693 10.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 18 1,990 3.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 235 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 30 11,343 18.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 137 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 14 1,803 2.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 7 691 1.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 450 0.7
Hindu Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 2,400 3.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 7,600 12.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 7 368 0.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 219 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 17 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 8 185 0.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 5 3,525 5.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 12 4,128 6.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Alaska Province Mainline Protestant 24 2,562 4.1
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 1,381 2.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 5 673 1.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 46 20,000 31.9
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 128 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 5 268 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 37 6,311 10.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 22 2,919 4.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 40 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 32 3,841 6.1
Sikh Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 68 22,959 36.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 5 457 0.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 28 5,133 8.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 23 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 518 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 92 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 1,290 2.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 856 215,223  
Total (Adjusted)**:   245,808  
The population of these 28 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 550,043; in 2000 it was 626,932. The total population changed 14.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (215,223) include 34.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (245,808) include 39.2% of the population.

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*The Unadjusted Totals come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The Adjusted Totals include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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