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Major USA Christian Denominations,
Rank, Size, Members, Adherents, Number
Born Again; in Christ's Congregation
Seeking  Bible  upd:6/2/11
 
Major USA Christian Denominations (aka Religions), and Major USA Religions, Rank, Size, Members, Adherents, Number Born Again, Number in Christ's Congregation.  For similar data compilations, concepts, and "based on" data, check the links below:
 
Tribulation Souls 8 Belief Categories
World Religions Christ's Congregation How Can We Know the Way ?
World Christian Denominations Born Again Christians How many will be in Heaven ?
USA Christian Denominations  (this page) The Christian's Sword (overcomes)
Seek, and Ye Shall Find Righteousness How to Overcome, and Endure
 
How was this table calculated?  See notes at the end of this table.
 
Major USA Christian Denominations, &
Major USA Religions (in the 48 states)
#Million 
Adults 
in 2008
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
Christianity ( Total of all Denominations ) 173.402 76.0% 38.6% 12.0% 28.108
     Catholic 57.199 25.1% 13.6% 4.2% 3.270
      Baptist 36.148 15.8% 58.3% 18.2% 8.856
      Mainline Christian 29.375 12.9% 16.3% 5.1% 2.016
          Methodist 11.366 4.98% 13.0% 4.1% 0.621
          Lutheran 8.674 3.80% 14.9% 4.6% 0.543
          Presbyterian 4.723 2.07% 22.0% 6.9% 0.437
          Episcopalian / Anglican 2.405 1.05% 16.7% 5.2% 0.169
          United Church of Christ 0.736 0.32% 21.1% 6.6% 0.065
          other Mainline Christian 1.471 0.64% 29.2% 9.1% 0.181
Major USA Christian Denominations, &
Major USA Religions (in the 48 states)
#Million 
Adults 
in 2008
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
     Christian Generic 32.441 14.2% 57.8% 18.0% 7.880
          Christian Unspecified 16.834 7.38% 65.4% 20.4% 4.628
          Non-Denom. Christian 8.032 3.52% 56.3% 17.5% 1.901
          Protestant Unspecified 5.187 2.27% 29.2% 9.1% 0.637
          Evangelical / Born Again 2.154 0.94% 69.2% 21.6% 0.627
          Messianic Jews 0.191 0.08% 95.0% 29.6% 0.076
          other Christian Generic 0.043 0.02% 65.4% 20.4% 0.012
Major USA Christian Denominations, &
Major USA Religions (in the 48 states)
#Million 
Adults 
in 2008
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
     Pentecostal / Charismatic 7.948 3.48% 89.3% 27.8% 2.984
          Pentecostal Unspecified 5.416 2.37% 88.9% 27.7% 2.024
          Assemblies of God 0.810 0.35% 88.9% 27.7% 0.303
          Church of God 0.663 0.29% 93.8% 29.2% 0.261
          other Pentecostal 1.059 0.46% 88.9% 27.7% 0.396
     Protestant Denominations 7.131 3.13% 79.4% 24.7% 2.379
          Churches of Christ 1.921 0.84% 49.1% 15.3% 0.396
          Jehovah's Witness 1.914 0.84% 23.1% 7.2% 0.186
          Seventh Day Adventist 0.938 0.41% 63.6% 19.8% 0.251
          other Protestant 2.358 1.03% 80.0% 24.9% 0.793
     Mormon / Latter Day Saints 3.158 1.38% 56.7% 17.7% 0.753
     other Christians (round-off) 0.002 0.00% 65.4% 20.4% 0.001
Major USA Christian Denominations, &
Major USA Religions (in the 48 states)
#Million 
Adults 
in 2008
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
Jewish 2.680 1.17%      
Eastern Religions 1.961 0.86%      
     Buddhist 1.189 0.52%      
     other Eastern Religions 0.772 0.34%      
Islam ( Muslim ) 1.349 0.59%      
NRMs & Other Religions 2.804 1.23%      
None's / No Religion 34.169 15.0%      
     Agnostic 1.985 0.87%      
     Atheist 1.621 0.71%      
     other None's / No Religion 30.563 13.4%      
Major USA Christian Denominations, &
Major USA Religions (in the 48 states)
#Million 
Adults 
in 2008
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
Don't Know / Refused 11.815 5.18%      
other Religions (round-off) 0.002 0.00%      
Total USA Adult Population 2008
     for the contiguous 48 states
228.182 100.0%      
           
Plus Non-Adults, Alaska, Hawaii,
     and Growth since 2008
79.565        
Total USA Population Fall'2009
     for all 50 states
307.747        
Major USA Christian Denominations, &
Major USA Religions (in the 48 states)
#Million 
Adults 
in 2008
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
 
Notes relating to how the table above was calculated:

     # Million Adults in 2008 (in the USA's 48 contiguous states):
          The data was adapted from:
               http://livinginliminality.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/aris_report_2008.pdf
               also from:  http://www.americanreligionsurvey-aris.org/reports/aris_2008_report_contents.html

     Percent of Total:
          These values are calculated by dividing the "# Million Adults in 2008" values,
               by the "Total USA Adult Population 2008 for the contiguous 48 states" of  228.182
                    shown in the table above.

     % Born Again Claimed:
          The bold values were selected from:
               "TABLE 5  DENOMINATIONAL DIFFERENCES ON BEING BORN-AGAIN" contained in:
                    http://www.adherents.com/largecom/prot_classify.html     (Table 5 is also shown below)
          The remaining values are reverse calculated from the sums in "# Millions in Christ's Congregation".

     Estimated % in Christ's Congregation:
          These values are calculated by multiplying the "% Born Again Claimed" values by 0.311349:
               Using 0.311349 results in the total "# Millions in Christ's Congregation" worldwide
                    being equal to 170 (169.743), which is 2.5% of the world's population (1 in 40).
          The "World Population Total" of 6,790 (6,789.7), closely matches a Fall'2009 value from:
               http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

          The value of 170, used for "Christ's Congregation of Born Again Christians who Overcome",
               has been set to 2.5% of the "World Population Total"  (170 = 6,789.7 x .025 = 169.743),
               based on values established in "How many will be in Heaven ?"

          Similarly, in a typical group of 100 Christians (80 Born Again + 20 not = 100),
               how many would you expect to Overcome ?
                    (Multiplying 80 by our 0.311349 factor above = 25 = 1 quarter (1/4) of the 100 Christians.)
               For a vivid example of this, read "The Christian's Sword defeats (overcomes) Lucifer and his Army"
                    to see what it takes to Overcome !!!
               (This typical group exactly matches the "other Protestant" line in Table 5 below (80.0% Born Again),
                         but this typical group of 100 could be any mix of Christians from various denominations.)

                                  TABLE 5

                      DENOMINATIONAL DIFFERENCES ON
                            BEING BORN-AGAIN
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                                    % Born Again (a)
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Church of God / Holiness              93.8   (32)
Pentecostal / Assem. of God           88.9   (45)
Other Protestant                      80.0   (30)
Other Baptist                         73.9   (46)
Other Fundamentalist                  69.2   (13)
Christian                             65.4   (52)
Seventh Day Adventist                 63.6   (11)
Southern Baptist                      62.3  (260)
Baptist                               58.3  (247)
Mormon                                56.7   (30)
Non-denominational                    56.3   (32)
Church of Christ                      49.1   (53)
Nazarene, Free Methodist              44.4   (18)
Other religions                       42.1   (19)
No preference                         36.5   (74)
Protestant, general                   29.2   (48)
Congregational                        25.0   (25)
Jehovah's Witness                     23.1   (13)
Reform                                23.1   (13)
Presbyterian                          22.0  (109)
United Church of Christ               21.1   (19)
Episcopalian                          16.7   (72)
Lutheran (not Missouri Synod)         14.9  (161)
Catholic                              13.6  (668)
Methodist                             13.0  (285)
Jewish                                 7.1   (42)
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(a) Of whose who said religion was important, % saying they have been born
   again, from combined 1980 and 1984 SRC American National Election Studies.

 
     # Millions in Christ's Congregation (in the USA's 50 states, all ages):
          These values are calculated by multiplying the "# Million Adults in 2008" values,
               times a scale factor (307.747/228.182), times the "Est % in Christ's Congregation".
          The scale factor adjusts the values in this survey (sum = 228.182),
               to closely match the "Total USA Population Fall'2009 for all 50 states" value (sum = 307.747) from:
                    http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html