Religious Affiliation in the United States

(2000)


Major Faiths
2000 adherents
Percent of pop.
1990 adherents
Percent change
American Baptist
1,767,462
0.6%
1,873,731
-5.7%
Assemblies of God
2,561,998
0.9%
2,161,610

18.5%

Catholic
62,035,042
22.0%
53,385,998
16.2%
Mormon
4,224,026
1.5%
3,540,820

19.3%

Episcopal
2,314,756
0.8%
2,445,286
-5.3%
ELCA
5,113,418
1.8%
5,226,798
-2.2%
Jewish (estimate)
6,141,325
2.2%
5,982,529
2.7%
Lutheran--Missouri Synod
2,521,062
0.9%
2,603,725
-3.2%
Muslim (estimate)
1,559,294
0.6%
N/A
N/A
Presbyterian Church USA
3,141,566
1.1%
3,553,335
-11.6%
Southern Baptist
19,881,467
7.1%
18,940,682
5.0%
United Methodist
10,350,629
3.7%
11,091,032

-6.7%

Total adherents
141,371,963
50.2%
137,064,509
3.1%

* Evangelical Lutheran Church of America


Source: The Washington Post, "Evangelicals Help Pace U.S. Growth in Church Attendance" by David Cho.