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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,277,144 214,114 653,898 1,717,296 47,533 255,358 5,718,297
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 915 2,338,608 251.59
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 374,325 40.27
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 938 252,129 27.12
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 404 250,141 26.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 362 167,598 18.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 275 126,324 13.59
Jewish Other Judaism 73 107,116 11.52
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 235 100,680 10.83
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 162 88,399 9.51
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 200 74,302 7.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 246 71,727 7.72
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 176 67,895 7.30
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 268 67,404 7.25
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 236 61,953 6.66
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 138 47,357 5.09
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 47,183 5.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 142 39,404 4.24
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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50 38,525 4.14
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 185 37,949 4.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 197 34,214 3.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 198 30,591 3.29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 77 23,475 2.53
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 114 20,930 2.25
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 20,830 2.24
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 110 20,024 2.15
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 52 17,571 1.89
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 131 14,901 1.60
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 137 14,465 1.56
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 9,711 1.04
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 9,544 1.03
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 9,170 0.99
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 7,896 0.85
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 69 7,192 0.77
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 6,692 0.72
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 61 5,437 0.58
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 50 5,424 0.58
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 38 5,250 0.56
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 5,007 0.54
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 5,000 0.54
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 48 4,803 0.52
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 53 4,729 0.51
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 4,313 0.46
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 21 4,266 0.46
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 3,791 0.41
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,967 0.32
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 2,768 0.30
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 2,154 0.23
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,118 0.23
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,817 0.20
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 1,794 0.19
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,700 0.18
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,640 0.18
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,549 0.17
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 21 1,497 0.16
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 1,297 0.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,116 0.12
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 943 0.10
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 825 0.09
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 798 0.09
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 712 0.08
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 680 0.07
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 583 0.06
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 544 0.06
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 522 0.06
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 517 0.06
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 453 0.05
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 431 0.05
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 340 0.04
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 331 0.04
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 308 0.03
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 277 0.03
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 253 0.03
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 245 0.03
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 176 0.02
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 173 0.02
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 149 0.02
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 135 0.01
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 111 0.01
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 105 0.01
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 86 0.01
The Protestant Conference (Lutheran) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 65 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.01
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.00
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.00
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 5 0.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 79 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 22 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 109 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Totals: 7,229 4,686,550  

The population of Michigan was 9,295,297 in 1990; in 1980 it was 9,262,078. The total population changed 0.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,686,550) included 50.4% 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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