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Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 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 205 636,185 379.45
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 97 42,700 25.47
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 64 17,027 10.16
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 86 13,419 8.00
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 52 10,780 6.43
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 10 8,723 5.20
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 34 8,130 4.85
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 42 8,116 4.84
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 46 8,109 4.84
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 4,381 2.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 34 4,356 2.60
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 4,259 2.54
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 15 3,976 2.37
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 3,807 2.27
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 3,314 1.98
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 2,375 1.42
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 2,223 1.33
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 15 2,115 1.26
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 2,030 1.21
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,600 0.95
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 0.89
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 22 1,474 0.88
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,376 0.82
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 1,336 0.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 33 1,335 0.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 1,329 0.79
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 877 0.52
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 810 0.48
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 800 0.48
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 792 0.47
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 776 0.46
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 7 750 0.45
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 685 0.41
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 683 0.41
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 671 0.40
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 572 0.34
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 0.32
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 537 0.32
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 382 0.23
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 380 0.23
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 370 0.22
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 330 0.20
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.18
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 262 0.16
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 240 0.14
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 221 0.13
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 220 0.13
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 210 0.13
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 206 0.12
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 190 0.11
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 169 0.10
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 160 0.10
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 131 0.08
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.07
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 111 0.07
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 110 0.07
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.06
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 97 0.06
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 71 0.04
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 66 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 50 0.03
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 28 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 18 0.01
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 0 0.00
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 7
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 8
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,676,579 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (809,010) included 48.3% 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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