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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Regular Baptists Maryland 319 0.01% 2
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: 251. [Listed as 'Regular Baptists.']
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) Counted listings in directory of parishes.
Salvation Army Maryland 1,150 0.02% 11
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': 1,097. [Listed as 'Salvation Army.']
Scientology Maryland - - 3
units
- 1987 *LINK* linked to Brett Achorn's OPPOSING VIEW web site "Hard Data on Scientology " (1998) Organization count based on very detailed analysis of incorporations, creations, closures, etc.
Scientology Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998); section: "Global Locator for Scientology Organizations " Counted listings of churches and missions in directory. "Church of Scientology Mission of Baltimore, 4551 College Ave., Ellicott City, MD 21043 "
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference Maryland 39 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': 31. [Listed as 'Seventh Day Baptist General Conference.']
Seventh-day Adventist Maryland 24,619 0.51% 77
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': 19,848. [Listed as 'Seventh-Day Adventists.']
Seventh-day Adventist Maryland - 0.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Skinheads Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Skinhead groups.
Southern Baptist Convention Maryland 131,627 2.75% 305
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': 105,869.
Stauffer Mennonite Church Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 307. "There are three congregations (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Snyder County, Pennyslvania and St. Mary's County, Maryland)... "
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Maryland 500 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch (Archdiocese of The U.S.A. and Canada).']
Theosophical Society Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Maryland 6,255 0.13% 20
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': 4,482. [Listed as 'Unitarian Universalist Association.']
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Maryland - 0.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
United Brethren in Christ Maryland 460 0.01% 6
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': 460. [Listed as 'United Brethren in Christ.']
United Church of Christ Maryland 23,417 0.49% 80
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': 18,848. [Listed as 'United Church of Christ.']
United Church of God Maryland - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site Counted the churches in their listing.
United Methodist Church Maryland 310,008 6.48% 979
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': 250,056. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
Unity Church Maryland - - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Universal Foundation for Better Living Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site directory
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Maryland - - 3
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Wesleyan Church Maryland 5,682 0.12% 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': 1,575. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
white supremacist groups Maryland - - 8
units
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 " Klan, Nazi, Skinheads and/or Other.
white supremacist groups - other Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1992 Thompson, S. E. Hate Groups. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1994), pg. 30. [Source: Klanwatch] Map: "White Supremacist Groups in the U.S. in 1992 "; 'Other' (Not Klan, Skinhead or Nazi)
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Maryland 468 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': 320. [Listed as 'Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.']
Baptist Maryland - whites - 0.41% 5
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (2.4%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Catholic Maryland - whites - 2.65% 33
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (15.6%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Episcopal Church Maryland - whites - 4.51% 56
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (26.5%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
German Reformed Maryland - whites - 1.29% 16
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (7.6%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Lutheran Maryland - whites - 1.21% 15
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (7.1%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Methodist Maryland - whites - 1.85% 23
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (10.9%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Moravian Maryland - whites - 0.17% 1
unit
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (1%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
other Maryland - whites - 0.48% 6
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211; "Other " includes "Separatist and Independent, Dunker, Mennonite, Huguenot, Sandemanian, and Jewish ". Denominational % (2.8%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Presbyterian Maryland - whites - 2.41% 30
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (14.2%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
Quaker Maryland - whites - 1.85% 23
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 211. Denominational % (10.9%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 17%. [Figure for whites calculated separately for southern states where large numbers of black slaves, few of whom were religiously affiliated at this time; otherwise southern denominational % figures are skewed lower.]
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 Rescue Workers 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 American Rescue Workers and the Volunteers of America -- both of which were legitimate concerns, descendant from the Army schisms of 1884 and 1896... all operating in the year 1915. "
homosexual Maryland: Baltimore - - - - 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. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Mt. Vernon, Baltimore
Josephite Fathers Maryland: Baltimore - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 132-134. "Creoles: Location: United States (Louisiana; Texas); Religion: Roman Catholicism; some local sects "; "The majority of Creoles are Catholics, making up the largest per capita black Catholic population in the United States. Besides various local sects, the Josephite Fathers, based in Baltimore, are especially active in the Creole churches of Louisiana. "
Judaism - attend synagogue Maryland: Baltimore - - - - 1985 Wertheimer, Jack. A People Divided: Juadism in Contemporary America. New York: Basic Books (A Division of Harper Collins) (1993), pg. 49. "In Baltimore the proportion who attended synagogue only 'a few times a year' rose from 37% to 52% between 1968 and 1985 (although levels for more frequent attendance also rose modestly in that period). In short, American Jews, never ardent synagogue goers, appear to be attending religious services less than ever. "
Salvation Army Church 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. "
Samaritan Army 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. "
True Fellowship Pentecostal Church of God of America Maryland: Baltimore 120 - 3
units
1
country
1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 277. Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Black Trinitarian Pentecostals. "True Fellowship Pentecostal Church of God of America... Baltimore, MD [H.Q.]... was formed in 1964 by the secession of the Rev. Charles E. Waters, Sr., a presiding elder in the Alpha and Omega Pentecostal Church of America, Inc... Waters and his wife operate a mission... in Baltimore. Membership: Not reported. In 1948 [sic] the church reported three congregations and about 120 members. " [There is apparently an error here, as the description says the church was founded in 1964, and the part about membership cites a membership figure for 1948. Perhaps the '4' and '8' were transposed.]
True Grace Memorial House of Prayer Maryland: Baltimore - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 277. "In the 1970s there were eight congregations which could be found in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, [NYC], Baltimore, Savannah, [Hollywood], Florida and in [N.C.]. "
unmarried couples living together Maryland: Baltimore - 6.20% - - 1990 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 365. Table. "1990 Census... unmarried couples living together in the largest 20 cities follows. "
Volunteers of America 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 American Rescue Workers and the Volunteers of America -- both of which were legitimate concerns, descendant from the Army schisms of 1884 and 1896... "
Advent Christian Church Massachusetts 877 0.01% 12
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': 709.
affiliated Massachusetts - 22.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 26. "Now let us consider the adherence rate for each colony... There is substantial variation, from as low as 7% in Georgia and 9% in Vermont and North Carolina, up to 26% in New Jersey, 24% in Pennsylvania, and 22% in Massachusetts. "
affiliated Massachusetts - 22.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 27. Table 2.2: "Religious Adherence Rates by Colony, 1776 (in percent) "
affiliated Massachusetts - 32.70% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Massachusetts 10,710 0.18% 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': 8,681.
Agnostic Massachusetts - 1.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Albakourat al-Durzeyat Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1989 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 180. "The May 1989 issue of Our Heritage [p. 21] lists the now 12 Mashaykhat al-'Aql [Druze] in the U.S. & Canada as follows: " Escondido, Cal.; Reseda, Cal.; Edmonton, Sask.; Missusauga, Ont.; Bethal, Conn.; Middletown, Conn.; Titusville, Fla.; North Adams, Mass.; Fenton, Mich.; Paramus, N.J.; Houston, Tex.; Mclean, Va.
Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America Massachusetts - - 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America.']
Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America.']
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Massachusetts 66,156 1.10% 261
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': 54,417.
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 67. "There is Spanish-speaking work in Miami and outreach centers were being established in New Jersey and Massachusetts. "
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Massachusetts 400 0.01% 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': 80.
Armenian Apostolic Church of America - Eastern Prelacy Massachusetts 16,650 0.28% 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': 3,075. [Listed as 'Armenian Apostolic Church of Amer Eastern Prelacy.' Apparently this org. is part of the larger 'Armenian Apostolic Church of America, but only the 'Eastern Prelacy' reported figures in this study.]
Arya Samaj Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Global Directory: Directory of Arya Samaj in United States of America " (viewed 24 Jan. 1999) counted listings in directory
Assemblies of God Massachusetts 20,160 0.34% 100
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': 12,164. [Listed as 'Assemblies of God.']
Assemblies of God Massachusetts - 0.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Baptist Massachusetts - 14.30% 62
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 433.
Baptist Massachusetts - 3.15% 62
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 433. Denominational % (14.3%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 22%.
Baptist Massachusetts - 5.80% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 252-288. Table A.2: "Denominational Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "; "The adherence rates were estimated from Bureau of the Census (1854) reports on the number of churches, the seating capacity of churches & the value of church property. "
Baptist Massachusetts - 4.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Baptist - black denominations Massachusetts 69,672 1.16% - - 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 57,827. [Listed as 'Black Baptists Estimate.']
Baptist General Conference Massachusetts 4,416 0.07% 26
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': 3,597.
Buddhism Massachusetts - 0.40% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Calvary Chapel Massachusetts - - 4
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Catholic Massachusetts - 32.30% - - 1890 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 114. "In 1890, the impact of Hispanics on Catholic membership showed up clearly in New Mexico, where 77% [of the total population] were Catholic, and Arizona where 37.5% were Catholic. Then came Rhode Island (33%), Massachusetts (32.3%), and Minnesota (24.5%). "
Catholic Massachusetts 3,319,000 57.00% - - 1989 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990), pg. 112-114. [Original sources: Official Catholic Directory, based on parish-level reporting, & U.S. 1989 Statistical Abstract] Table: "Catholic Population by State "; [Greeley (author) has conduced a somewhat detailed analysis, adding some adjustments to account for statistically observed undercount, plus some other factors.]
Catholic Massachusetts 2,961,359 49.22% 832
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. [Listed as 'Catholic Church.']
Catholic Massachusetts - 54.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.


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