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Alaska - State Membership Report (2000)

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 102 54,359 86.71
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 68 22,959 36.62
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 46 20,000 31.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 64 19,019 30.34
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 81 11,638 18.56
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 30 11,343 18.09
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 7,600 12.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 44 6,693 10.68
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 37 6,311 10.07
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 28 5,133 8.19
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 12 4,128 6.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 32 3,841 6.13
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 25 3,670 5.85
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 5 3,525 5.62
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 3,473 5.54
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 22 2,919 4.66
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 21 2,833 4.52
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Alaska Province Mainline Protestant 24 2,562 4.09
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 2,400 3.83
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 12 2,343 3.74
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 24 2,283 3.64
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 18 1,990 3.17
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 14 1,803 2.88
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 15 1,433 2.29
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 1,381 2.20
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 1,290 2.06
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 920 1.47
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 766 1.22
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 691 1.10
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 673 1.07
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 538 0.86
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 518 0.83
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 5 457 0.73
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.72
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 392 0.63
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 387 0.62
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 368 0.59
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 347 0.55
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 268 0.43
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 255 0.41
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 235 0.37
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 219 0.35
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 185 0.30
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 158 0.25
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 137 0.22
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 128 0.20
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 92 0.15
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.06
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 30 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 23 0.04
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 17 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 0 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 11
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 1
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 626,932 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (215,223) included 34.3% of the total population in 2000. 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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