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New Jersey - State Membership Report (2020)

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 673 2,971,461 319.89
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 141 321,652 34.63
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 600 282,370 30.40
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 488 122,582 13.20
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 117 106,860 11.50
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 45 102,132 10.99
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 285 77,184 8.31
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 302 72,400 7.79
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 333 69,915 7.53
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 93 66,450 7.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 331 61,854 6.66
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 236 56,426 6.07
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 58 49,316 5.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 155 44,684 4.81
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 45 38,762 4.17
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 65 34,173 3.68
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 99 32,415 3.49
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 152 30,959 3.33
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 27 27,658 2.98
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 23 24,810 2.67
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 85 23,136 2.49
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 49 21,472 2.31
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 50 21,168 2.28
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 158 17,879 1.92
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 129 17,165 1.85
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 22 14,140 1.52
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 62 10,741 1.16
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 44 10,573 1.14
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 48 10,280 1.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 51 8,172 0.88
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 85 6,580 0.71
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 43 6,357 0.68
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 21 4,918 0.53
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 27 4,914 0.53
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 3,843 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 29 3,843 0.41
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 33 3,547 0.38
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 34 3,547 0.38
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 3,377 0.36
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 3,342 0.36
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 24 3,020 0.33
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 24 2,955 0.32
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,310 0.25
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 2,286 0.25
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 2,052 0.22
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 1,933 0.21
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 22 1,882 0.20
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 1,753 0.19
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,750 0.19
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 6 1,694 0.18
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 1,694 0.18
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,670 0.18
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 1,653 0.18
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,640 0.18
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,596 0.17
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,500 0.16
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 1,274 0.14
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 1,255 0.14
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,251 0.13
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,250 0.13
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,202 0.13
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,192 0.13
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 1,008 0.11
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 998 0.11
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 990 0.11
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 958 0.10
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 23 832 0.09
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 783 0.08
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 757 0.08
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 680 0.07
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 633 0.07
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 565 0.06
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 526 0.06
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 472 0.05
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8 438 0.05
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 437 0.05
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 3 416 0.04
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.04
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 15 374 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 366 0.04
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7 364 0.04
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.04
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 336 0.04
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 275 0.03
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 270 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 228 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 144 0.02
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 129 0.01
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 125 0.01
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.01
Maranatha Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 93 0.01
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.01
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 80 0.01
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 68 0.01
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 62 0.01
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 50 0.01
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 48 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 41 0.00
Northeastern Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 30 0.00
Reformed Congregations of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 14 26 0.00
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.00
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 18 0.00
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 6
Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 2
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 4
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 11
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 20
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 16
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 9
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 7
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 47
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 26
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 9
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 7
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 20
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 36
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 26
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 12
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 37
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 9,288,994 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,846,460) included 52.2% of the total population in 2020. 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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