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Arkansas - State Membership Report (1990)

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 1,290 617,524 262.70
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 788 197,402 83.97
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 121,542 51.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 760 86,502 36.80
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 365 78,121 33.23
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 134 72,952 31.03
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 434 55,438 23.58
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 136 28,947 12.31
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 201 25,237 10.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 117 15,394 6.55
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 60 14,154 6.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 57 13,845 5.89
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 17 11,615 4.94
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 68 10,773 4.58
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 43 10,446 4.44
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 116 8,865 3.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 61 8,499 3.62
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 83 7,408 3.15
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 57 6,393 2.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 18 5,178 2.20
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 27 5,092 2.17
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 66 5,082 2.16
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 12 2,389 1.02
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 2,065 0.88
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 30 1,773 0.75
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 1,514 0.64
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 42 1,469 0.62
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 30 1,147 0.49
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,041 0.44
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 944 0.40
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 6 582 0.25
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 508 0.22
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 504 0.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 458 0.19
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 452 0.19
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 402 0.17
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7 385 0.16
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 361 0.15
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 332 0.14
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 316 0.13
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 273 0.12
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 265 0.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 240 0.10
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 234 0.10
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 205 0.09
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 176 0.07
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 140 0.06
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 97 0.04
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 94 0.04
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2 90 0.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 73 0.03
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 57 0.02
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 55 0.02
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 52 0.02
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 49 0.02
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 22 0.01
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.01
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 18
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 9
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 2,350,725 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,425,192) included 60.6% of the total population in 1990. 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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