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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area - Metro Area 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 89 337,106 352.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 132 52,460 54.79
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 39 18,619 19.45
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 40 16,179 16.90
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 27 10,603 11.07
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 24 10,258 10.71
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 37 9,124 9.53
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 28 7,620 7.96
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 13 7,388 7.72
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 6,875 7.18
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 6,766 7.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 4,646 4.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 20 4,457 4.66
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 4,230 4.42
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 4,100 4.28
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 4,096 4.28
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 9 4,059 4.24
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 27 3,644 3.81
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 14 2,870 3.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 21 2,455 2.56
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 10 2,058 2.15
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 2,050 2.14
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 2,000 2.09
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,708 1.78
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,352 1.41
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 8 1,266 1.32
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 1,048 1.09
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 940 0.98
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 900 0.94
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 900 0.94
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 821 0.86
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 812 0.85
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 600 0.63
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 600 0.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 574 0.60
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 546 0.57
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 530 0.55
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 481 0.50
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 410 0.43
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 336 0.35
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 280 0.29
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 277 0.29
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 249 0.26
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 240 0.25
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 234 0.24
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 232 0.24
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 205 0.21
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.21
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 137 0.14
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 135 0.14
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 120 0.13
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 115 0.12
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 108 0.11
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 100 0.10
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 94 0.10
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.07
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 33 0.03
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.03
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 27 0.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 25 0.03
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 14 0.01
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 6
Chabad Judaism Judaism 7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 957,419 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (540,412) included 56.4% 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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