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Newport County, Rhode Island - 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 45,528 531.60
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 4,340 50.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 2,523 29.46
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 780 9.11
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 3 708 8.27
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 688 8.03
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 683 7.97
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 5.84
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 444 5.18
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 243 2.84
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 2.36
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 200 2.34
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 2.07
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 170 1.98
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 131 1.53
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 129 1.51
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 97 1.13
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 82 0.96
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 60 0.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 35 0.41
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 24 0.28
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 85,643 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,744) included 67.4% 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

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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