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Georgia - 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3,233 1,719,484 210.04
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,614 570,674 69.71
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 179 374,185 45.71
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 493 138,123 16.87
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 307 105,774 12.92
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 52 93,500 11.42
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 157 71,950 8.79
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 403 48,015 5.87
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 30 47,530 5.81
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 151 44,571 5.44
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 231 44,469 5.43
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 121 43,910 5.36
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 34 40,003 4.89
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 39 38,882 4.75
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 90 37,096 4.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 121 32,256 3.94
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 107 24,092 2.94
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 68 22,172 2.71
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 78 17,028 2.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 95 13,002 1.59
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 120 12,126 1.48
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 18 11,301 1.38
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 89 10,317 1.26
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 37 9,887 1.21
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 85 7,227 0.88
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 31 7,078 0.86
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 29 7,074 0.86
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 48 6,783 0.83
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 126 6,588 0.80
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 46 6,233 0.76
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 24 5,369 0.66
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 5,069 0.62
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 4,302 0.53
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15 3,956 0.48
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 52 3,388 0.41
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 2,772 0.34
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 18 2,771 0.34
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 31 2,712 0.33
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 18 2,573 0.31
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 1,845 0.23
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 22 1,749 0.21
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 1,668 0.20
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,509 0.18
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 1,418 0.17
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,100 0.13
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 876 0.11
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 8 852 0.10
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 758 0.09
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 710 0.09
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 631 0.08
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 620 0.08
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 561 0.07
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 515 0.06
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 505 0.06
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 487 0.06
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 427 0.05
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 399 0.05
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6 324 0.04
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 320 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 318 0.04
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 318 0.04
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.04
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 299 0.04
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 257 0.03
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 245 0.03
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 241 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 240 0.03
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 225 0.03
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 222 0.03
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 207 0.03
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 180 0.02
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 155 0.02
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 145 0.02
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.02
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 99 0.01
Duck River (and Kindred) Association of Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 90 0.01
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 86 0.01
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.01
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 55 0.01
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 54 0.01
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 48 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 27 0.00
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 23 0.00
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 15 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 16
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 15
Jain Other Other Groups Family 3
Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 216
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 72
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 8,186,453 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,665,550) included 44.8% 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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