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Virginia - 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 1,515 742,860 120.06
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,626 490,789 79.32
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 228 384,285 62.11
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 373,756 60.41
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 512 138,554 22.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 360 129,070 20.86
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 45 66,564 10.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 193 64,337 10.40
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 88 51,181 8.27
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 51 50,030 8.09
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 120 42,073 6.80
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 224 42,038 6.79
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 210 39,949 6.46
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 178 38,044 6.15
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 181 32,228 5.21
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 80 32,114 5.19
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 112 25,269 4.08
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 177 24,614 3.98
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 19,725 3.19
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 171 19,041 3.08
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 45 17,413 2.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 153 15,304 2.47
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 91 14,828 2.40
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 69 12,548 2.03
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 66 12,476 2.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 75 12,240 1.98
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 98 12,086 1.95
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 79 9,176 1.48
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 126 6,373 1.03
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 22 6,119 0.99
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 146 5,582 0.90
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 26 4,175 0.67
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 56 4,000 0.65
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 25 3,358 0.54
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 39 3,116 0.50
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 46 2,378 0.38
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,063 0.33
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 21 1,849 0.30
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,698 0.27
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 1,509 0.24
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 1,434 0.23
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 15 1,030 0.17
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 925 0.15
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 7 772 0.12
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 749 0.12
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 695 0.11
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 676 0.11
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 671 0.11
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 629 0.10
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6 503 0.08
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 473 0.08
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 4 356 0.06
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 7 349 0.06
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 337 0.05
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 329 0.05
Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 324 0.05
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 195 0.03
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 188 0.03
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 176 0.03
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 129 0.02
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 89 0.01
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 80 0.01
Old Order Amish Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 50 0.01
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 33 0.01
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 32 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 25 0.00
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 22 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 28
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 12
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 6,187,358 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,966,083) included 47.9% 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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