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Progressive Primitive Baptists - Rankings by Area (Counties) [Metro-Areas] [States]

In the early 1900s, there was a split among Primitive Baptists between those who supported the use of instruments, Sunday school, youth ministries, missions, men's brotherhoods, women’s auxiliaries, and non-congregationally based ministries, and those who did not support them. Progressive Primitive Baptists embraced all of these things. The emotional divide between the groups is not as large as it was, but differences still exist. [View our profile of Progressive Primitive Baptists]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Counties on the highest percent of the population in the Progressive Primitive Baptists. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2000
County Percent
2000
1 Irwin County, Georgia 4.70
2 Moore County, Tennessee 4.66
3 Candler County, Georgia 4.07
4 Tattnall County, Georgia 2.43
5 Evans County, Georgia 2.41
6 Emanuel County, Georgia 2.31
7 Bulloch County, Georgia 2.24
8 Johnson County, Georgia 2.13
9 Glascock County, Georgia 1.56
10 Effingham County, Georgia 1.11
10 Wayne County, Georgia 1.11
12 Wheeler County, Georgia 0.85
13 Lamar County, Georgia 0.84
14 Upson County, Georgia 0.72
15 Appling County, Georgia 0.71
16 Coffee County, Georgia 0.61
17 Ben Hill County, Georgia 0.60
18 Monroe County, Georgia 0.59
18 Tift County, Georgia 0.59
20 Hamilton County, Florida 0.58
21 Bienville Parish, Louisiana 0.50
22 Somervell County, Texas 0.38
23 DeKalb County, Alabama 0.37
24 Ware County, Georgia 0.29
25 Terrell County, Georgia 0.27
26 Comanche County, Texas 0.22
27 Elmore County, Alabama 0.20
27 Boone County, Missouri 0.20
29 Chatham County, Georgia 0.19
29 Meriwether County, Georgia 0.19
29 Pike County, Indiana 0.19
32 Toombs County, Georgia 0.17
33 Crisp County, Georgia 0.16
33 Jefferson County, Georgia 0.16
33 Boone County, Indiana 0.16
36 Brooks County, Georgia 0.15
36 Glynn County, Georgia 0.15
36 Richmond County, Georgia 0.15
36 Worth County, Georgia 0.15
40 Baldwin County, Georgia 0.12
40 Thomas County, Georgia 0.12
42 Macoupin County, Illinois 0.11
43 Dale County, Alabama 0.10
43 Loudon County, Tennessee 0.10
43 Wichita County, Texas 0.10
46 Franklin County, Tennessee 0.09
47 Jeff Davis County, Georgia 0.08
48 Monroe County, Tennessee 0.07
49 Bibb County, Georgia 0.06
49 Lowndes County, Georgia 0.06
49 Pike County, Georgia 0.06
49 Telfair County, Georgia 0.06
49 Crawford County, Illinois 0.06
54 Warrick County, Indiana 0.05
55 Lee County, Alabama 0.04
55 Coffee County, Tennessee 0.04
57 Duval County, Florida 0.02
57 Laurens County, Georgia 0.02
57 Johnson County, Indiana 0.02
60 Madison County, Alabama 0.01
60 Hillsborough County, Florida 0.01
60 Marion County, Georgia 0.01
60 Muscogee County, Georgia 0.01
60 Hamilton County, Tennessee 0.01
65 Broward County, Florida 0.00
65 Palm Beach County, Florida 0.00
65 Polk County, Florida 0.00
65 Volusia County, Florida 0.00
65 Cobb County, Georgia 0.00
65 Fulton County, Georgia 0.00
65 Fairfax County, Virginia 0.00
Gibson County, Indiana
     

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 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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