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Saunders County, Nebraska - County 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 13 5,048 226.59
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,974 88.61
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 978 43.90
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 423 18.99
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 288 12.93
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 240 10.77
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 218 9.79
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 200 8.98
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 182 8.17
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 178 7.99
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 91 4.08
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 72 3.23
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 46 2.06
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 9 0.40
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 22,278 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (9,947) included 44.6% 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

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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