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South Carolina - 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 1,674 802,152 256.95
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,089 294,818 94.44
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 352 93,454 29.94
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 112 59,027 18.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 155 57,322 18.36
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 132 55,344 17.73
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 135 50,600 16.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 270 33,682 10.79
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 245 22,843 7.32
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 56 21,060 6.75
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 80 12,508 4.01
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 45 12,506 4.01
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 61 11,427 3.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 56 11,189 3.58
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 52 9,778 3.13
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 46 8,736 2.80
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 95 8,680 2.78
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 49 6,473 2.07
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 15 6,031 1.93
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 60 4,860 1.56
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 41 4,734 1.52
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 25 3,017 0.97
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 30 2,928 0.94
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 12 2,716 0.87
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 11 2,146 0.69
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 10 1,207 0.39
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 19 1,095 0.35
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 788 0.25
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 650 0.21
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 545 0.17
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 7 521 0.17
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 344 0.11
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 331 0.11
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 310 0.10
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 282 0.09
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 242 0.08
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 234 0.07
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 163 0.05
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 117 0.04
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 230 0.07
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 109 0.03
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 70 0.02
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 43 0.01
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 19 0.01
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 15 0.00
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 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
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
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 0 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 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 3,121,820 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,605,346) included 51.4% 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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