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1 Roman Catholic Church 1 Billion (66 M in US) 1.2% growth 2 Protestant 770 M 1.36% 2.1 Main 485 M Liberal: 150 M Reformed/Presbyterian (USA)/Congregational/United Church of Christ 75 M Presbyterian USA (2.4M USA, 2004) American Baptist United Methodist 70 M (8.5M USA) Episcopal/Anglician/Church of England 70 M (2.5 M USA) United Church of Christ Uniterian Moderate/Conservative: (sometimes lumped with evangelical) 200 M Baptist 70 M National Baptist Convention (8.2M USA) - Moderate Southern Baptist Convention (16M) - Conservative Lutheran 64 M (5.2M USA) Disciples of Christ Presbyterian America (300K, 2000) Evangelical Seventh-day Adventists 11 M Pentecostal 105M Assemblies of God 32 M (2.4M USA) various churches of God Church of God in Christ (5.5M USA) Christian Reformed, Christian and Missionary Aliance Evangelical Free Church Nazarene, Church of God in Christ (5.5M USA) Churches of Christ United Church of Christ (1.4M USA) Independent Christian Churches (Instrumental), Mega-churches, Southern Baptist (16M USA) Fundamentalist Independent Fundamental Churches of America General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Bob Jones University Tennessee Temple University Pensacola Christian CollegE 2.2 Other Anglican 68 M (Includes non US Episcopal ?) African indigenous sects (AICs) 110M New Thought (Unity, Christian Science, etc.) 1.5 M Friends (Quakers) 0.3 3 Orthodox/Eastern Church 227 M 4. Other (sometimes included in protestant) Jehovah's Witnesses 5-14 M (1 M USA) Latter-day Saints (Morman) 11 M (4.9M USA) Unitarian (800K USA) 5. See Other Spiritual Philosophies
Source: U.S. religious groups and their political leanings | Pew Research Center
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The survey, called "Religious Congregations and Membership: 2000" compared the membership of most U.S. denominations between 1990 and 2000. In that decade the United Methodist Church lost 6.7%, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 11.6%, the Episcopal Church 5.3%, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2.2%, the American Baptist Church 5.7%, the Disciples of Christ 1.9%, and the United Church of Christ 14.8%.
During that time the U.S. population increased by over 13%.
Growing churches were conservative: Southern Baptists increased by 5%, the Assemblies of God 18.5%, the Roman Catholic Church 16.2%, the Churches of Christ 18.6%, the Church of God 40.2%, the Presbyterian Church in America 42.4% and the Wesleyan Church 46.9%. ---
A study conducted by the Glenmary Research Center and sponsored by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies., ''Religious Congregations and Membership: 2000,'' found that the fastest-growing religious denomination in the last 10 years was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 19% growth from 1990 to 2000. The next highest growth were the conservative Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, with 18.6 percent; the Assemblies of God, a major Pentecostal denomination, with 18.5 percent; and the Roman Catholic Church, with 16.2 percent.
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U.S. religious groups and their political leanings | Pew Research Center
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