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The United Church of Christ is an ecumenically-minded religious body which continues the Congregationalist tradition. It has approximately 1,377,000 members.

Top 10 U.S. States with Highest Percentage of
United Church of Christ members in the Population, 1990

State Number Percent
Vermont 24,461 4.35%
Connecticut 135,231 4.11
New Hampshire 36,989 3.33
Maine 33,265 2.71
South Dakota 18,607 2.67
Pennsylvania 284,275 2.39
Massachusetts 135,983 2.26
Iowa 59,450 2.15
Hawaii 22,852 2.06
Wisconsin 94,010 1.92

Top 10 U.S. States with Most
United Church of Christ members, 1990

State Number Percent
Pennsylvania 284,275 2.39%
Ohio 195,349 1.80
Illinois 185,558 1.62
Massachusetts 135,983 2.26
Connecticut 135,231 4.11
Wisconsin 94,010 1.92
Michigan 74,302 0.80
New York 73,353 0.41
Missouri 66,776 1.30
California 64,855 0.22

States on both lists (highest proportion and highest number): Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Wisconsin.

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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