Christian Science Family
Christian Science churches follow the teachings of founder Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), who believed that personal healing was the central message of Christianity. She believed that the correct interpretation of Scripture would alleviate disease, suffering, and even death according to her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (1875). The movement became more of an institution in 1879. Worship services include readings from the Bible as well as Eddy's "Science and Health." The largest group in the Christian Science family is the Church of Christ Scientist. Divine Science also belongs to the Christian Science family.
Maps: Christian Science Family1
Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2010)
Top 5 Christian Science Family States (2010)1 [View all states]
Top 5 Christian Science Family Counties (2010)1 [View all counties]
Top 5 Christian Science Family Metro Areas (2010)1 [View all Metro Areas]
Christian Science Family: Adherence Rates (1980 - 2010)1
1 Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The adherence rate is the number of people per 1,000 who are an adherent of the group. For example an adherence rate of 600 means that 600 out of every 1,000 people in this area are adherents of the Southern Baptist Convention.
These data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data sources]