Later this year we will release data from 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 equivalent 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

The 2020 U.S. Religion Census includes hundreds of religious bodies. Participating groups provide a count of congregations, members, adherents, and attendees in each U.S. county.

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

The study is timed to coincide with the U.S. 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, since the 1950's, helps to identify trends and track religious change.

OUR CENSUS OFFERS WHAT NO OTHER DOES

The Religion Census offers unique insight on U.S. 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

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
FULL REPORT AVAILABLE

Order the 2010 U.S. Religion Census Publication

236 faith groups have been included in this census. Get the complete census results, including maps and charts.