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New York - 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 1,784 7,550,491 397.89
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 995 1,653,870 87.15
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,404 403,362 21.26
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 144 223,968 11.80
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 541 203,297 10.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 693 201,797 10.63
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 427 169,329 8.92
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 717 162,227 8.55
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 506 98,209 5.18
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 195 81,705 4.31
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 249 68,261 3.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 249 66,998 3.53
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 64 61,407 3.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 291 58,949 3.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 160 44,987 2.37
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 124 41,898 2.21
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 29,250 1.54
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 219 24,364 1.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 161 24,142 1.27
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 97 24,065 1.27
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 162 23,248 1.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 158 17,433 0.92
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 145 16,300 0.86
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 19 14,250 0.75
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 109 13,971 0.74
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 62 12,489 0.66
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 11,362 0.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 96 9,749 0.51
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 82 9,482 0.50
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 8,287 0.44
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupolis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 8,260 0.44
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 45 7,040 0.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 64 6,607 0.35
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 31 5,471 0.29
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 22 5,350 0.28
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 19 4,884 0.26
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 12 4,880 0.26
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 4,800 0.25
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 26 4,651 0.25
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 4,552 0.24
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 32 4,499 0.24
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 44 4,062 0.21
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 33 4,034 0.21
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 15 3,710 0.20
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17 3,607 0.19
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 57 3,502 0.18
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 11 3,435 0.18
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 27 3,215 0.17
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 3,112 0.16
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15 2,875 0.15
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,800 0.15
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 35 2,772 0.15
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 2,770 0.15
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 38 2,768 0.15
Old Order Amish Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 41 2,752 0.15
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 2,660 0.14
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 13 1,803 0.10
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,618 0.09
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,575 0.08
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 1,512 0.08
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 1,450 0.08
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 1,320 0.07
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,080 0.06
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15 1,072 0.06
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,009 0.05
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 867 0.05
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 819 0.04
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 760 0.04
Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 760 0.04
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 5 660 0.03
Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 600 0.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 586 0.03
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 3 538 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 534 0.03
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 519 0.03
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 495 0.03
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 466 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 383 0.02
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 350 0.02
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 314 0.02
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 311 0.02
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 308 0.02
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 170 0.01
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 168 0.01
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 168 0.01
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 159 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 150 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 125 0.01
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 122 0.01
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 98 0.01
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 71 0.00
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 63 0.00
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 52 0.00
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 39 0.00
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 28 0.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 25 0.00
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 25 0.00
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 24 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 121
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 83
Jain Other Other Groups Family 12
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 19
Serbian Metropolitanate of New Gracanica Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 21
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Tao Other Other Groups Family 4
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 18,976,457 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,461,411) included 60.4% 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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