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Religious Traditions, 2010

30,727 779 73,128 106,036 445 12,968 263,990
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 39 102,227 278.48
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 51 47,758 130.10
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 9,368 25.52
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 6,586 17.94
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 4,714 12.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,572 12.45
Jewish Other Judaism 3 4,500 12.26
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,927 10.70
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 3,407 9.28
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,437 6.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,146 5.85
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,515 4.13
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,373 3.74
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,350 3.68
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,150 3.13
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 967 2.63
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 900 2.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 727 1.98
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 614 1.67
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 571 1.56
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 418 1.14
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 288 0.78
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 268 0.73
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 198 0.54
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 195 0.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 139 0.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 133 0.36
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 132 0.36
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 112 0.31
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 103 0.28
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 99 0.27
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 91 0.25
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 87 0.24
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 67 0.18
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 58 0.16
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.10
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.08
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.07
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 12 0.03
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Totals: 231 203,300  

The population of Dane County, Wisconsin was 367,085 in 1990; in 1980 it was 323,545. The total population changed 13.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (203,300) included 55.4% of the total population in 1990.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.


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