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Georgia - State Membership Report (1980)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2,958 1,374,905 251.67
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,699 488,909 89.49
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 165 141,145 25.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 313 91,102 16.68
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 153 84,209 15.41
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 465 58,349 10.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 136 54,231 9.93
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 133 36,258 6.64
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 351 35,757 6.55
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 180 28,074 5.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 58 23,338 4.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 67 20,203 3.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 93 17,672 3.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 80 17,571 3.22
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 86 13,040 2.39
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 13 11,807 2.16
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 18 9,690 1.77
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 30 7,005 1.28
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 35 6,878 1.26
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 32 6,750 1.24
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 48 5,925 1.08
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 23 4,919 0.90
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 59 4,521 0.83
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 31 4,153 0.76
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 74 3,803 0.70
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 27 3,684 0.67
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 2,138 0.39
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 16 2,000 0.37
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 17 1,839 0.34
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 17 1,815 0.33
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 1,400 0.26
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,194 0.22
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 15 907 0.17
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 693 0.13
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 690 0.13
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 526 0.10
Bethel Ministerial Association Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 447 0.08
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 380 0.07
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 313 0.06
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 250 0.05
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 223 0.04
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 202 0.04
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 150 0.03
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 146 0.03
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 142 0.03
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 268 0.05
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 130 0.02
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 99 0.02
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 97 0.02
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 67 0.01
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 55 0.01
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 51 0.01
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 48 0.01
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 32 0.01
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 18 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 0 0 0.00
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 0 0 0.00
Duck River (and Kindred) Association of Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 0 0 0.00
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 0 0.00
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Old Order Amish Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 0 0 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Truevine Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 0 0 0.00
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 5,463,105 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,570,218) included 47.0% of the total population in 1980. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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