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Oklahoma

Religious Traditions, 2010

1,531,381 51,621 383,786 178,430 2,699 78,462 1,524,972
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1,422 799,357 264.22
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 698 313,466 103.62
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 196 109,197 36.09
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 638 91,606 30.28
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 471 69,689 23.04
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 211 66,424 21.96
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 166 48,057 15.89
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 203 41,897 13.85
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 231 37,943 12.54
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 77 22,230 7.35
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 73 21,906 7.24
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 71 16,101 5.32
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 175 14,935 4.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 51 13,882 4.59
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 99 12,821 4.24
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 9,491 3.14
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 8,549 2.83
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 7,915 2.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 74 7,731 2.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 81 5,353 1.77
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 4,291 1.42
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 3,191 1.05
Jewish Other Judaism 7 3,017 1.00
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,403 0.79
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,999 0.66
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 18 1,874 0.62
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 1,862 0.62
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 1,844 0.61
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,821 0.60
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 1,722 0.57
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 17 1,661 0.55
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,375 0.45
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,092 0.36
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 8 707 0.23
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 595 0.20
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 568 0.19
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 546 0.18
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 505 0.17
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 505 0.17
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 500 0.17
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 475 0.16
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 424 0.14
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 378 0.12
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 330 0.11
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 306 0.10
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 258 0.09
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 248 0.08
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 158 0.05
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 145 0.05
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 138 0.05
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 134 0.04
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.04
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 95 0.03
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 82 0.03
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.02
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 63 0.02
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 14 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 5,329 1,754,071  

The population of Oklahoma was 3,025,290 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,754,071) included 58.0% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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