We are gearing up now for the 2020 Religion Census.

Make sure your religious community participates in the 2020 US Religion Census and help us get a clear picture of religion in the US. The US Religion Census is your source for religious data at the county level. It reports the number of congregations in every US county equivalent for each of 236 faith groups. Sign up to receive updates.

THE 2020 US RELIGION CENSUS HAS BEGUN

The Operations Committee is now in the process of contacting hundreds of religious groups to secure their participation in the 2020 US Religion Census. Each group is asked to provide a count of congregations, members, adherents, and attendees in each county of the nation.

Special studies have been commissioned for groups that do not have central data offices, such as the Amish, Buddhist and Hindu groups, and non-denominational Christian churches.

The study is timed to coincide with the US census. National polls rarely give any religious data below the national level. This series gives a picture of county-level religious affiliation nationwide. The longevity of the study helps to identify trends and track religious change.

OUR CENSUS OFFERS WHAT NO OTHER DOES

Religion Census 2010 offers unique insight on US religious populations

  • Continues decennial series started in 1952
  • Provides data on specific religious bodies, from the Amana Church Society to Zoroastrians
  • Differentiates among specific bodies within same tradition
  • Features the only county-level data on U.S. religious adherence

Download the complete 2010 census summary.

LEARN ABOUT OUR DATA

Religion Census includes data on...

  • Congregations, groups of persons who meet together regularly for worship
  • Members, e.g., persons with communicant, confirmed, or full membership status
  • Adherents, including members, their children, and the estimated number of other participants who are not considered members
  • Attendance, average weekly attendance at worship services

Get more information on data collected. Our data
collection office can assist any group with compiling their
data to the county level.

FULL REPORT AVAILABLE

Order the 2010 US Religion Census Publication

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