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Rhode Island - 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 165 542,244 517.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 64 26,756 25.52
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 73 20,997 20.03
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 19 16,100 15.36
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 28 8,862 8.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 26 8,592 8.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 12 5,914 5.64
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23 3,564 3.40
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 3,438 3.28
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,417 2.31
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,400 2.29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 2,295 2.19
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,903 1.82
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 1,827 1.74
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,400 1.34
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,350 1.29
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22 1,314 1.25
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 9 1,299 1.24
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,017 0.97
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,000 0.95
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 981 0.94
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 925 0.88
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 802 0.77
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 780 0.74
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 770 0.73
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupolis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 675 0.64
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 660 0.63
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 599 0.57
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 474 0.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 382 0.36
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 336 0.32
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 332 0.32
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 328 0.31
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 304 0.29
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 300 0.29
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 261 0.25
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.24
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 193 0.18
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 190 0.18
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 178 0.17
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 160 0.15
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 156 0.15
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 126 0.12
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 108 0.10
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 81 0.08
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 70 0.07
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 35 0.03
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 25 0.02
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 0 0.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 5
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 1
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 1,048,319 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (665,170) included 63.5% 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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