The 2010 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 each of 236 faith groups.
Check the Lists and Rankings page
for county, state, metro, or national totals.
Check the maps and charts page
for graphic information
about specific groups.
A quick overview is available here.
This is an update of the 1952, 1971, 1980, 1990, and 2000 studies originally done by the
National Council of Churches
Glenmary Research Center
. Since 1990, the
Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies
has sponsored the studies.
Each participating religious body supplies the number of churches, full members, adherents, and attendees for each
county. See "Data Collected"
for more information. Our data collection
office can assist any group with compiling their data to the county level.
The study coincides with the US census. National polls rarely give any religious data below the national level.
This study gives a picture of county-level religious affiliation nationwide. The longevity of the study helps to
identify trends and track religious change.
Online reports from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census
can be obtained for various geographies free of charge from
The Association of Religion Data Archives
(ARDA). ARDA also
archives the previous datasets and makes them available for download.
The book includes data tables, documentation, 32 pages of color maps and charts, and a wall map of religious families by county.
It can be ordered at 1-800-877-0700 or on-line
The full-color wall maps are available from Glenmary Research Center