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Georgia - 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3,561 1,584,393 147.91
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 193 898,162 83.85
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1,693 735,582 68.67
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,388 549,222 51.27
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 371 165,834 15.48
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 197 162,044 15.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 508 138,336 12.91
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 99 123,652 11.54
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 455 119,302 11.14
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 431 112,931 10.54
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 166 87,411 8.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 250 59,898 5.59
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 159 59,128 5.52
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 254 57,331 5.35
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 216 57,183 5.34
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 400 50,662 4.73
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 18 43,135 4.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 145 36,367 3.40
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 135 33,298 3.11
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 250 32,630 3.05
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 23 30,083 2.81
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 131 29,329 2.74
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 72 21,522 2.01
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 17 20,199 1.89
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 17 16,750 1.56
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 28 15,940 1.49
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 31 11,055 1.03
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 10 10,500 0.98
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 16 10,105 0.94
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 56 9,814 0.92
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 90 9,552 0.89
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 54 8,754 0.82
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 44 8,027 0.75
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 45 7,653 0.71
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 73 7,361 0.69
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 17 7,350 0.69
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 11 7,269 0.68
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 41 6,867 0.64
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 98 6,667 0.62
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 38 6,220 0.58
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 11 5,907 0.55
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 22 5,886 0.55
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 48 5,372 0.50
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 24 4,703 0.44
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 4,526 0.42
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 4,516 0.42
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 20 4,313 0.40
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 3,584 0.33
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 17 3,479 0.32
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13 3,256 0.30
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 9 3,034 0.28
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 2,980 0.28
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 2,845 0.27
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8 2,263 0.21
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 17 2,084 0.19
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,916 0.18
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 1,903 0.18
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,875 0.18
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 1,452 0.14
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 11 1,392 0.13
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,120 0.10
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 1,010 0.09
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 910 0.08
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 881 0.08
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 805 0.08
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 12 746 0.07
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 741 0.07
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 700 0.07
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 663 0.06
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 612 0.06
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 588 0.05
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 532 0.05
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 440 0.04
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 430 0.04
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 412 0.04
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 320 0.03
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 317 0.03
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 306 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 300 0.03
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.03
South Atlantic Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 283 0.03
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 236 0.02
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 190 0.02
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 185 0.02
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 183 0.02
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 172 0.02
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 2 161 0.02
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 139 0.01
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2 128 0.01
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.01
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 105 0.01
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 105 0.01
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 95 0.01
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 91 0.01
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 90 0.01
Anabaptist Disciples of Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 85 0.01
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.01
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 76 0.01
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 75 0.01
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 71 0.01
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 65 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 59 0.01
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 55 0.01
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.00
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.00
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 30 0.00
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 17 0.00
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 15 0.00
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 15 0.00
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 8 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 0 0.00
Church of God Apostolic, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 4
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 24
Anglican Province of Christ the King Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 5
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
American Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 2
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 8
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 6
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of New York) Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 6
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 3
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 14
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 5
United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 2
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 52
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 27
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 26
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 14
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 110
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 83
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 11
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 29
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 24
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 5
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Tao Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 100
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 10,711,908 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,439,946) included 50.8% 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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