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Montana

Religious Traditions, 2010

121,064 331 76,869 127,612 565 50,535 612,439
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 233 125,799 157.43
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 147 49,106 61.45
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 106 28,620 35.82
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 95 19,461 24.35
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 77 16,235 20.32
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 11,776 14.74
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 64 16,172 20.24
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 11,455 14.34
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 2,909 3.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 6,644 8.31
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 41 4,358 5.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 41 4,140 5.18
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 40 3,307 4.14
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 38 7,915 9.91
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 4,294 5.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 2,812 3.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,942 3.68
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 4,254 5.32
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 3,222 4.03
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 599 0.75
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,099 1.38
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 12 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 1,067 1.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 601 0.75
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 587 0.73
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,127 1.41
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 735 0.92
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 551 0.69
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 77 0.10
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 290 0.36
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,893 2.37
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 136 0.17
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 218 0.27
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 456 0.57
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 438 0.55
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 2,125 2.66
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 58 0.07
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 353 0.44
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 75 0.09
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 980 1.23
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 54 0.07
Jewish Other Judaism 2 310 0.39
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 205 0.26
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 55 0.07
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 436 0.55
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 198 0.25
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 10 0.01
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.08
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 179 0.22
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 115 0.14
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 33 0.04
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.19
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.15
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 430 0.54
Totals: 1,415 341,247  

The population of Montana was 799,065 in 1990; in 1980 it was 786,690. The total population changed 1.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (341,247) included 42.7% 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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