Divinity & Religion Websites: Religion Statistics

The best religion statistics for research are found on the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) web site. Here you can find quantitative data on many aspects of American religion including church membership, clergy, congregations, and denominations on the national, state, and county levels.

The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey details religious affiliation, based on interviews with over 35,000 Americans age 18 and older. Religious affiliation in the U.S. is both very diverse and extremely fluid.

Look over The Barna Group web site, look particularly for "Topics" in the menu area at the top header bar of the homepage. Topics include Faith/Spirituality, Culture, Media, Family/Kids, Teens/Next Gen, Leadership, Congregations, Organic Church, Donors/Cause, Transformation.


Adherents.com -- World-Wide Religion Statistics by Country, State, & Province.

ARDA/American Religion Data Archive -- Browse Quantitative Survey Data for the Study of American Religion, by State & City; Links to Other Sites.    Excellent!

The Barna Group -- Statistics for Church Attendance, Current Trends, Ethnic Groups & More, with an Evangelical Focus.

Spirit and Power : A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals -- From the Pew Research Center, With the Support of the John Templeton Foundation.

Statistical Abstract of the United States -- Population, Marriage & Divorce, Crime, Religious Population of the World....

U.S. Census Bureau -- Population Estimates by State, County & Metropolitan Area, Census 2000.

U. S. Religious Landscape Survey -- Based on Interviews With More than 35,000 Americans Age 18 & Older, This Extensive Survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Details the Religious Affiliation of the American Public.

World Christian Database/Center for the Study of GlobalChristianity/Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary -- Search Detailed Information on 34,000 Christian Denominations & on Religions in Every Country of the World.

The World Factbook -- Maps, Data, Religion Statistics.

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revised 01/2010