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The Wisconsin Synod began with the organization of German Lutheran immigrants in Wisconsin in the 1850s. It spread as similar synods from other states associated with it. It is among the most conservative of Lutheran bodies.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. states on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

RankingState   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
1 Wisconsin
211,631
3.95
3 Minnesota
53,867
1.09
4 Michigan
44,476
0.45
6 Arizona
12,689
0.25
2 South Dakota
9,762
1.29
11 Illinois
9,563
0.08
15 California
8,950
0.03
15 Texas
6,025
0.03
5 Nebraska
5,829
0.34
14 Florida
5,599
0.04
14 Ohio
4,473
0.04
12 Washington
4,078
0.07
10 Colorado
3,740
0.09
13 Iowa
1,756
0.06
15 Indiana
1,696
0.03
11 Nevada
1,634
0.08
16 Virginia
1,554
0.02
16 Georgia
1,509
0.02
7 North Dakota
1,464
0.23
8 Alaska
1,290
0.21
14 Oregon
1,224
0.04
16 Missouri
1,181
0.02
16 Tennessee
1,037
0.02
9 Montana
996
0.11
14 Kansas
944
0.04
17 North Carolina
821
0.01
17 Maryland
637
0.01
16 Oklahoma
597
0.02
15 New Mexico
587
0.03
16 Arkansas
575
0.02
18 New York
534
0
18 Pennsylvania
531
0
15 Idaho
435
0.03
17 Louisiana
388
0.01
12 Wyoming
349
0.07
16 Utah
348
0.02
17 South Carolina
336
0.01
17 Kentucky
305
0.01
18 Massachusetts
284
0
17 Connecticut
282
0.01
18 New Jersey
255
0
15 Delaware
231
0.03
18 Alabama
210
0
17 Hawaii
156
0.01
17 New Hampshire
123
0.01
17 Vermont
52
0.01
18 Mississippi
38
0
18 Maine
37
0
19 Rhode Island
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19 West Virginia
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* 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 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]




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