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Religious Traditions, 2010

63,040 3,258 23,546 160,125 5,982 1,930,452 577,482
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2,924 1,236,242 717.56
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 74 66,316 38.49
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 14,227 8.26
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 6,450 3.74
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 25 5,436 3.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 6,658 3.86
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 912 0.53
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 4,547 2.64
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 6,376 3.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 1,818 1.06
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 5,111 2.97
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 2,775 1.61
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,211 1.28
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 739 0.43
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 602 0.35
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 181 0.11
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 583 0.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 949 0.55
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 600 0.35
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 384 0.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 441 0.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 644 0.37
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 120 0.07
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 265 0.15
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 950 0.55
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 1,050 0.61
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 71 0.04
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 65 0.04
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 718 0.42
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.00
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 28 0.02
Jewish Other Judaism 1 2,950 1.71
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 403 0.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 135 0.08
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 3,134 1.82
Totals: 3,319 1,374,097  

The population of Utah was 1,722,850 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,461,037. The total population changed 17.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,374,097) included 79.8% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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