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Southern Methodist Church - Rankings by Area (States) [Counties] [Metro-Areas]

The Southern Methodist Church was founded in 1940 by members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who rejected that church's merger with the Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Protestant Church to form The Methodist Church in 1939. [View our profile of Southern Methodist Church]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. States on the highest percent of the population in the Southern Methodist Church. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
1980
State Percent
1980
1 South Carolina 0.16
2 Tennessee 0.04
3 Louisiana 0.03
3 Mississippi 0.03
5 Georgia 0.02
6 Alabama 0.01
6 Arkansas 0.01
8 Florida 0
8 Texas 0
8 Virginia 0
Maryland
     

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.

[More information on the data sources]

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