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The Salvation Army is a worldwide religious denomination and philanthropical organization. Its innovative methods, especially in inner cities, have influenced evangelical and charitable work throughout the world and in numerous religious denominations.

The Salvationists are perhaps best known for their brass bands, uniformed officers, and Christmastime fund-raising using bell-ringers. The missionaries featured in the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls were Salvationists.

Top 10 U.S. states with highest percentage of
Salvation Army members in the population, 1990

State Number of
Congregations
Number of
Members
Percent of
State Population
Alaska 32 2,487 0.45%
Hawaii 11 1,267 0.11
Nebraska 12 1,708 0.11
South Dakota 6 732 0.11
Iowa 21 2,794 0.10
Kansas 20 2,128 0.09
West Virginia 18 1,536 0.09
Indiana 41 4,500 0.08
Maine 10 1,037 0.08
Michigan 56 7,896 0.08

Top 10 U.S. states with most
Salvation Army members, 1990

State Number of
Congregations
Number of
Members
Percent of
State Population
California 96 11,047 0.04%
Pennsylvania 81 8,163 0.07
Michigan 56 7,896 0.08
Illinois 57 7,209 0.06
New York 77 6,711 0.04
Ohio 63 6,455 0.06
Texas 50 5,676 0.03
Florida 37 4,880 0.04
Indiana 41 4,500 0.08
Virginia 26 4,175 0.07


States on both lists (Highest Number and Highest Percent): Indiana.
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.

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