This Fall we will release the 2020 U.S. Religion Census.

The U.S. Religion Census is your source for religious data at the county level. It reports the number of congregations in every U.S. county and equivalents for participating faith groups. For questions about participation in the 2020 U.S. Religion Census, email cliff.grammich@usreligioncensus.org.
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THE 2020 U.S. RELIGION CENSUS IS NEARING COMPLETION

With more than 350 religious bodies, over 350,000 congregations, and over 160 million adherents, the 2020 U.S. Religion Census will be the most extensive count of congregations ever conducted.

Several special studies provide data for groups without central data offices, such as the Amish, Buddhist and Hindu groups, as well as Orthodox and non-denominational Christian churches.

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, since the 1950's, helps to identify trends and track religious change.

OUR CENSUS OFFERS WHAT NO OTHER DOES

The U.S. Religion Census offers unique insight into religious populations

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

LEARN ABOUT OUR DATA

U.S. Religion Census data includes...

  • Congregations - the gathering of persons who meet together regularly for worship
  • Members - persons with communicant, confirmed, or full membership status
  • Adherents - members, their children, and the estimated number of other participants who are not considered members
  • Average weekly attendance - all those who participate in weekly services
2010 REPORT STILL AVAILABLE

Order the 2010 U.S. Religion Census Publication

236 faith groups were included in the 2010 edition. Purchase this important reference work that includes maps and charts.