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Religious Traditions, 2010

806,028 44,203 684,035 1,425,523 13,223 74,430 2,639,544
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 879 1,695,660 316.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 744 463,432 86.40
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 500 129,216 24.09
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 435 241,306 44.99
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 419 211,631 39.46
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 242 83,768 15.62
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 173 41,005 7.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 165 40,900 7.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 129 23,942 4.46
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 112 15,769 2.94
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 94 17,475 3.26
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 86 5,872 1.09
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 72 8,017 1.49
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 71 16,250 3.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 4,940 0.92
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 68 13,496 2.52
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 14,329 2.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 58 16,843 3.14
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 13,427 2.50
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 4,204 0.78
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,095 0.95
Jewish Other Judaism 36 28,230 5.26
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 9,829 1.83
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 6,593 1.23
Buddhists Other Other Groups 30 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 9,695 1.81
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 12,594 2.35
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 26 5,093 0.95
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 2,769 0.52
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 21 2,111 0.39
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,547 1.22
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 2,387 0.45
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 4,678 0.87
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 12,951 2.41
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 1,488 0.28
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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16 14,725 2.75
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 1,171 0.22
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 791 0.15
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 14 7,796 1.45
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,654 0.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 768 0.14
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 765 0.14
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,734 0.32
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 946 0.18
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 11 837 0.16
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,817 0.34
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,846 0.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 919 0.17
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 607 0.11
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 844 0.16
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,024 0.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 365 0.07
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 5,772 1.08
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 807 0.15
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 573 0.11
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,124 0.40
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 268 0.05
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 210 0.04
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 258 0.05
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 438 0.08
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,680 0.31
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 398 0.07
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 435 0.08
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 171 0.03
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.03
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 97 0.02
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,480 0.28
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 591 0.11
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 24 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 97 0.02
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 285 0.05
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,300 0.80
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.05
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 32 0.01
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 69 0.01
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 125 0.02
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 8,000 1.49
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 251 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.01
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 170 0.03
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 310 0.06
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Strict Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.00
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.01
Totals: 5,181 3,241,659  

The population of Wisconsin was 5,363,675 in 2000; in 1990 it was 4,891,769. The total population changed 9.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,241,659) included 60.4% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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