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The conservative Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod is the second largest Lutheran church in the United States (after the liberal ELCA), and the tenth largest church in the United States.


Top 10 U.S. States with the Highest Proportion of
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Adherents



StateAdherentsPercent
Nebraska 114,944 7.28%
Wisconsin 248,876 5.09
Minnesota 215,564 4.93
South Dakota 32,968 4.74
Iowa 124,021 4.48
North Dakota 25,691 4.02
Missouri 145,741 2.85
Michigan 250,141 2.69
Illinois 295,820 2.59
Kansas 63,145 2.55


Source: Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center, P.O. Box 507, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Principle investigator: Church Growth Research Center, Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, MO. This data source was obtained from the American Religion Data Archive.

Top 10 U.S. States with Most
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Adherents

StateAdherentsPercent
Illinois 295,820 2.59%
Michigan 250,141 2.69
Wisconsin 248,876 5.09
Minnesota 215,564 4.93
Missouri 145,741 2.85
California 143,987 0.48
Texas 134,280 0.79
Iowa 124,021 4.48
Nebraska 114,944 7.28
Indiana 109,895 1.98

Source: Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center, P.O. Box 507, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Principle investigator: Church Growth Research Center, Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, MO. This data source was obtained from the American Religion Data Archive.


States on both lists (highest proportion and highest number): Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, and Illinois.

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