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New York - 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1,834 6,257,786 356.41
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,519 508,029 28.93
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 735 307,481 17.51
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 768 249,079 14.19
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 562 216,552 12.33
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 456 215,026 12.25
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 123 174,002 9.91
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 311 173,379 9.87
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 206 102,099 5.81
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 261 90,134 5.13
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 311 85,424 4.87
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 307 58,419 3.33
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 173 36,329 2.07
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 76 25,908 1.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 77 19,797 1.13
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 86 17,799 1.01
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 18 16,469 0.94
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 86 15,469 0.88
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 98 15,331 0.87
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 89 14,801 0.84
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 68 14,270 0.81
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 111 13,868 0.79
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 67 12,627 0.72
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 34 7,470 0.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 77 7,413 0.42
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 117 6,681 0.38
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 61 5,379 0.31
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 4,218 0.24
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 10 3,879 0.22
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 47 3,820 0.22
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 3,333 0.19
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 35 2,875 0.16
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 8 2,843 0.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 35 2,727 0.16
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 2,532 0.14
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 2,520 0.14
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,406 0.14
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 19 2,406 0.14
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 1,975 0.11
Old Order Amish Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 12 1,881 0.11
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 1,707 0.10
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 1,701 0.10
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,630 0.09
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,449 0.08
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 12 1,104 0.06
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,052 0.06
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 957 0.05
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 813 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 6 756 0.04
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 633 0.04
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 586 0.03
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 457 0.03
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 437 0.02
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 410 0.02
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 394 0.02
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 345 0.02
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 335 0.02
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 301 0.02
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 253 0.01
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 211 0.01
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 210 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 159 0.01
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 126 0.01
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 118 0.01
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 115 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 113 0.01
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 112 0.01
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 103 0.01
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 78 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 52 0.00
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 24 0.00
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 23 0.00
Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 0 0 0.00
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 0 0 0.00
0 0 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
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 0 0 0.00
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 0 0 0.00
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 0 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 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
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist 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 17,558,072 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,721,200) included 49.7% 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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