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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,517,400 - 5,823
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,517,400 - 5,823
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,500,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Statistics of Muslims in the USA and around the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] Table: "USA by denomination in millions " [for 1996]; Listed in table as "American Baptist "
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,503,267 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religions and Health Care " by Fr. J Mahoney, M.Div.; web page: "Membership Reported " (viewed 20 Feb. 1999); [Orig. source: J. Gordon Melton. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 6th edition, copyright 1999, Gale Publishing] Table: "Membership Reported "; 3 key columns: "Religious Group ", "Year ", "Membership " (which always specifies location, whether U.S., North America, or Total]; listed in table as "American Baptist Churches in U.S.A. "
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,503,267 - 5,830
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as American Baptist Chs. in the U.S.A.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,503,267 - 5,807
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,500,000 - 2,800
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site "American Baptists can be found in the towns and cities of all 50 states and Puerto Rico. About 1.5 million of us worship and find inspiration in our 5,800 congregations throughout the country. "
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA 1,500,000 - 2,800
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site American Baptists can be found in the towns and cities of all 50 states and Puerto Rico. About 1.5 million of us worship and find inspiration in our 5,800 congregations throughout the country.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA - gay and lesbian - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 31. "A History of Lesbian and Gay Ordination... Because of the ecclesiastical structure of the American Baptist Church, there is no national governing policy. The general denominational attitude is homophobic, although there are notable exceptions, including the 1991 call to lesbian clergy, by Rev. Nadean Bishop of University Baptist Church in Minneapolis. "
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. USA - gay and lesbian - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 315. Table: "Gay and lesbian spiritual organizations within major Christian denominations "; 8 groups listed, for major denominational families, including: American Baptists Concerned
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Utah 2,775 0.16% 10
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,971.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Vermont 8,786 1.56% 63
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 6,987.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Virginia 51,181 0.83% 88
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 41,399.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Washington 36,230 0.74% 137
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 28,837.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Washington, D.C. 33,744 5.56% 39
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. West Virginia 132,325 7.38% 533
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 107,359.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Wisconsin 19,423 0.40% 84
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 15,386.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. world - - 6,500
units
- 1963 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 14. "...the American Baptist Convention, which consists of more than 6,500 churches. "
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. world 3,337,400 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "Overseas Baptists in partner conventions outnumber American Baptists, with 1,800,000. [including] Myanmar Baptist Convention, with a reported 500,000 members " Add this to 1,537,400 in USA.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Wyoming 6,977 1.54% 21
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 5,393.
American Bible Society - volunteers USA 60,000 - - - 1988 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 106. "The American Bible Society [a special purpose group, NOT a religion or denomination]... Some 60,000 volunteers carry out the various activities of the society... "
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Connecticut 1,333 0.04% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 1,333. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Florida 116 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 116. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Illinois 355 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 355. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Indiana 286 0.01% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 286. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Maryland 135 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 135. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church New Jersey 1,637 0.02% 7
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,637. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church New York 2,611 0.01% 8
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,611. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Ohio 546 0.01% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 546. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Pennsylvania 7,453 0.06% 34
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 7,453. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church USA 14,600 - 68
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church USA 56,000 - 65
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 181. "American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church... Under the jurisdiction of the ecumenical patriarchate, the diocese has 65 churches in 10 states and a membership of 56,000. "
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church USA 17,981 - 72
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church. "
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church USA 18,000 - 72
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church USA 12,541 - 78
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church USA 12,998 - 79
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Ch.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Washington, D.C. 10 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church West Virginia 128 0.01% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 128. [Listed as 'American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church.']
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church world 108,000 - 70
units
- 1971 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 62. -
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church world 100,000 - 70
units
- 1976 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 111. "American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church... Membership: In 1976 the Church reported 70 parishes, 100,000 members, and 68 priests. "
American Catholic Church USA 25,000 - 10
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as American Catholic Church
American Catholic Church world 8,000 - 20
units
- 1967 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 76. Listed as "American Catholic Church Archdiocese "
American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) USA 4,563 - 40
units
- 1961 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 35. -
American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) USA 4,563 - 11
units
- 1967 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 35. -
American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) world 4,663 - 40
units
- 1961 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean)... Membership: The church reported 40 churches, 4,663 members, and 66 clergy in 1961, but as of the last report in 1979, three churches, 501 members, and eight clergy remained. "
American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) world 4,563 - 40
units
- 1961 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 35. -
American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) world 4,563 - 11
units
- 1967 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 35. -
American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) world 501 - 3
units
- 1979 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean)... Membership: The church reported 40 churches, 4,663 members, and 66 clergy in 1961, but as of the last report in 1979, three churches, 501 members, and eight clergy remained. "
American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) world - - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "Notable Independent Churches having separated from this Church since 1550: Old Catholics: White-Robed Monks of St. Benedict; Polish National Catholic Church; American Catholic Church "
American Council of Christian Churches USA - - - - 1999 *LINK* ACCC web site; web page: "Introducing the American Council of Christian Churches " (viewed 7 Oct. 1999) "The ACCC was formed to be a voice Biblical Fundamentalism... Churches, organizations and individuals wanted an organization that was completely separate from all trends and tenets of liberal theology. No church or individual can be a part of the ACCC and at the same time be connected in any way with the National Council of Churches (NCC) with its liberal theology... Neither can one be a part of the ACCC and be associated with the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), which is noted for its compromise, confusion and inclusion of Charismatics... ACCC is a council and not an association. This means it is issues-oriented... The ACCC is in existence to encourage Bible-believers in their practice of obedience to Christ. We need to stand together to expose Liberalism, New Evangelicalism, the Charismatic movement, and compromise in all areas of life and ministry. Since 1941, the ACCC has... American Council of Christian Churches; 625 E. 4th Street; PO Box 5455; Bethlehem, PA 18015 "
American Eastern Orthodox Church world 1,240 - 10
units
- 1973 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 111. "American Eastern Orthodox Church... Membership: In 1973 there were 5 parishes, 5 mission stations, and 1,240 members. "
American Eastern Orthodox Church world 1,240 - 5
units
- 1973 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 80. -
American Episcopal Church USA - - - - 1970 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 54. Three dioceses (regional divisions, consisting of multiple parishes), all in the United States.
American Episcopal Church USA 5,000 - 90
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 96-97. "American Episcopal Church... Charlottesville, VA [H.Q.]... At present there are four dioceses in the United States and one in Mexico... The Church is in communion with the Church in India and the Anglican Diocese of Pakistan. Membership: In 1988, the church reported 5,000 members in 90 parishes served by 120 priests. There were 13,200 members worldwide. "
American Episcopal Church world - - - 1
country
1970 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 54. Three dioceses (regional divisions, consisting of multiple parishes), all in the United States.
American Episcopal Church world 13,200 - - - 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 96-97. "American Episcopal Church... Charlottesville, VA [H.Q.]... At present there are four dioceses in the United States and one in Mexico... The Church is in communion with the Church in India and the Anglican Diocese of Pakistan. Membership: In 1988, the church reported 5,000 members in 90 parishes served by 120 priests. There were 13,200 members worldwide. "
American Ethical Union USA 3,200 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
American Ethical Union world 2,500 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 257. "These six societies, with a membership of about 2500 are affiliated in the American Ethical Union (1889), which publishes as its organ The Standard, now in its thirtieth year. "
American Ethical Union world 4,000 - - - 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 27. "There are approximately 4,000 members. "
American Ethical Union world 3,200 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
American Evangelical Christian Churches world - - 100
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "The present ministerial membership is reported at 200, of whom about half are engaged as full-time pastors. "
American Evangelistic Association world 100,000 - - 5
countries
1968 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Other Pentecostals; pg. 291. "African Evangelistic Association... Dallas, TX [H.Q.]... was founded in 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, by... John E. Douglas, its president, and seventeen other independent ministers. Many of these had been affected by the Latter Rain Movement... oversees more than 1,000 workers outside of the U.S., mosty in India, Korea, Hong Kong, and Haiti... Membership: Not reported. In 1968 there were a reported 2,057 ministers whose congregations had over 100,000 members. "
American Family Association USA 600,000 - 640
units
- 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); [Compiled by P-Flag]; pg. 476. List of "Family Values " organizations. "American Family Association - Promotes their agenda through court actions; also targets the media/entertainment industry. Concerns include homosexuality, pornography, profanity, anti-Christian bigotry, liberal media. 600,000 members, 640 local chapters. (Head: Donald Wildmon). "
American Gospel Band Maryland: Baltimore - - - - 1915 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980); pg. 115. "In December 1913, Brigadier A.E. Kimball... wrote in despair to the national chief secretary, pleading for 'some way out of the present difficulty we have in connection with so many Armies.'... In Baltimore there were... the Samaritan Army, the American Gospel Band, and the Salvation Army Church (not connected with The Salvation Army), all operating in the year 1915. "
American Holy Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church North America 9,000 - 30
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 182. "The church and patriarchate have 10 bishops, 25 clergy, 30 churches, and an inclusive membership of approximately 9,000. "


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