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New York - 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1,874 7,280,488 404.69
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 1,424 1,843,240 102.46
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 500,028 27.79
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,478 466,586 25.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 703 231,690 12.88
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 584 230,037 12.79
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 747 199,519 11.09
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 441 187,551 10.43
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 123 174,011 9.67
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 418 95,872 5.33
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 201 90,837 5.05
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 253 79,865 4.44
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 300 73,353 4.08
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 220 58,740 3.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 97 29,997 1.67
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 32 25,590 1.42
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 157 22,917 1.27
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 150 20,264 1.13
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 121 19,704 1.10
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 125 15,837 0.88
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 14,650 0.81
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 123 14,270 0.79
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 64 13,648 0.76
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 20 13,478 0.75
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 65 12,389 0.69
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 95 11,866 0.66
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 7,573 0.42
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 82 7,132 0.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 77 6,711 0.37
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 54 5,784 0.32
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 66 4,592 0.26
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 62 4,346 0.24
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 11 4,265 0.24
Old Order Amish Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 26 3,850 0.21
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 42 3,785 0.21
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 20 3,143 0.17
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 37 2,855 0.16
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 2,779 0.15
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 23 2,671 0.15
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 2,611 0.15
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 2,581 0.14
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 37 2,503 0.14
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 10 2,102 0.12
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 2,042 0.11
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 1,917 0.11
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 12 1,880 0.10
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 18 1,625 0.09
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,600 0.09
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,326 0.07
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,323 0.07
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 882 0.05
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 3 675 0.04
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 563 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 498 0.03
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 474 0.03
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 283 0.02
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 264 0.01
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 255 0.01
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 208 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 204 0.01
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 200 0.01
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 175 0.01
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 138 0.01
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 129 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 128 0.01
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 121 0.01
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 120 0.01
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 112 0.01
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 97 0.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 95 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 86 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 75 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 71 0.00
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 60 0.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 40 0.00
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 24 0.00
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 3 0.00
Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 0 0.00
Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3
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Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 108
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 87
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 65
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 12
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 37
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 17,990,455 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,813,403) included 65.7% 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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