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Religious Traditions, 2010

447,009 4,471 140,248 399,440 7,316 196,309 2,636,281
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 199 279,650 98.39
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 228 89,601 31.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 118 48,958 17.22
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 216 47,035 16.55
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 177 42,209 14.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 135 38,086 13.40
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 167 36,650 12.89
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 123 34,468 12.13
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 120 31,260 11.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 90 29,763 10.47
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 99 26,816 9.43
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 88 26,159 9.20
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 115 22,877 8.05
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 20,900 7.35
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 61 16,912 5.95
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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19 16,600 5.84
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 13,657 4.80
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 117 11,549 4.06
Jewish Other Judaism 10 10,691 3.76
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 38 8,898 3.13
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 8,894 3.13
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 7,272 2.56
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 46 5,148 1.81
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 35 4,858 1.71
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 41 4,396 1.55
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 3,494 1.23
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 16 3,252 1.14
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 2,656 0.93
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,018 0.71
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 1,925 0.68
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,860 0.65
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,795 0.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 1,619 0.57
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 13 1,474 0.52
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,247 0.44
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,056 0.37
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,030 0.36
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 833 0.29
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 544 0.19
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 522 0.18
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 518 0.18
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 514 0.18
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 470 0.17
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 424 0.15
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.14
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 382 0.13
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 373 0.13
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 342 0.12
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 326 0.11
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 300 0.11
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 270 0.09
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 266 0.09
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 243 0.09
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 212 0.07
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 201 0.07
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 197 0.07
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 166 0.06
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 148 0.05
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 130 0.05
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.04
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 107 0.04
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 106 0.04
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 101 0.04
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 83 0.03
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 70 0.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.01
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 30 0.01
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.01
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 21 0.01
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 15 0.01
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 11 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 47 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 178 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 12 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 2,908 915,285  

The population of Oregon was 2,842,321 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,633,105. The total population changed 7.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (915,285) included 32.2% 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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