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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 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 104 1,152,182 250.48
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 300 240,062 52.19
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 172 108,532 23.59
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 265 74,836 16.27
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 276 67,400 14.65
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 102 59,778 13.00
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 28 52,978 11.52
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 164 35,086 7.63
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 33 26,540 5.77
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 42 20,880 4.54
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 19 12,812 2.79
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 25 10,359 2.25
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 66 9,224 2.01
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 60 8,958 1.95
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 41 8,178 1.78
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 8,042 1.75
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 7,500 1.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 61 6,801 1.48
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 34 5,839 1.27
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 29 5,665 1.23
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 19 4,542 0.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 27 4,362 0.95
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 23 4,130 0.90
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 4,127 0.90
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 3,676 0.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 24 3,389 0.74
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 12 3,264 0.71
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 3,154 0.69
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 3,020 0.66
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 2,700 0.59
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 10 2,595 0.56
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 2,560 0.56
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 22 2,448 0.53
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 1,993 0.43
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 1,900 0.41
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,800 0.39
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,750 0.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,748 0.38
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 12 1,730 0.38
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,642 0.36
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 16 1,602 0.35
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,350 0.29
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 31 1,305 0.28
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,232 0.27
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 1,152 0.25
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 900 0.20
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 16 829 0.18
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 755 0.16
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 644 0.14
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 640 0.14
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 625 0.14
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 578 0.13
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 468 0.10
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 462 0.10
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 298 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 288 0.06
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 270 0.06
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 260 0.06
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 224 0.05
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.04
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.04
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 178 0.04
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 175 0.04
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 142 0.03
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 132 0.03
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.03
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 127 0.03
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 127 0.03
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 125 0.03
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.03
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 110 0.02
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 91 0.02
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 65 0.01
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 63 0.01
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 44 0.01
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 44 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 38 0.01
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 2 35 0.01
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 10
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 5
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 11
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 14
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 22
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 10
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 29
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 4,599,839 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,994,190) included 43.4% 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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