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Washington - 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 312 716,133 121.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 471 178,000 30.20
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 279 127,854 21.69
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 347 105,692 17.93
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 258 76,648 13.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 224 74,388 12.62
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 220 62,309 10.57
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 36 43,500 7.38
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 189 43,222 7.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 136 41,731 7.08
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 117 40,618 6.89
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 141 37,085 6.29
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 150 33,434 5.67
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23 33,430 5.67
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 30 33,070 5.61
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 121 31,087 5.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 63 21,621 3.67
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 74 19,805 3.36
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 46 17,551 2.98
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 70 16,594 2.82
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 18 15,553 2.64
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 133 14,803 2.51
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 83 14,430 2.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 60 12,407 2.10
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 66 11,499 1.95
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 40 11,033 1.87
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 42 9,801 1.66
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 51 9,677 1.64
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 47 7,727 1.31
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 28 7,605 1.29
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 29 5,828 0.99
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 86 5,817 0.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 40 5,769 0.98
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 46 5,648 0.96
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 27 4,078 0.69
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 3,897 0.66
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22 3,874 0.66
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 31 3,864 0.66
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 3,559 0.60
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 45 3,106 0.53
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 23 3,056 0.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 15 2,380 0.40
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 12 2,292 0.39
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 30 1,740 0.30
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 25 1,544 0.26
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,511 0.26
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12 1,455 0.25
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 1,230 0.21
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 1,180 0.20
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 22 1,159 0.20
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 1,065 0.18
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 927 0.16
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 924 0.16
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 814 0.14
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 812 0.14
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 806 0.14
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 601 0.10
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 6 600 0.10
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 598 0.10
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 593 0.10
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 455 0.08
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 434 0.07
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.07
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 398 0.07
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 321 0.05
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 7 314 0.05
Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 280 0.05
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 184 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 173 0.03
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 145 0.02
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 143 0.02
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 131 0.02
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 119 0.02
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 119 0.02
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 77 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 70 0.01
Old Order Amish Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 34 0.01
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 80
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 44
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 17
Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Tao Other Other Groups Family 1
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 5,894,121 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,942,850) included 33.0% 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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