It’s good to be Catholic: 2010 Membership figures for the 10 Largest US Churches

The 10 largest Christian bodies reported in the 2010 Yearbook:

1. The Catholic Church: 68.1 million, up 1.49 percent.

2. Southern Baptist Convention: 16.2 million, down 0.24 percent.

3. The United Methodist Church: 7.8 million (U.S.), down 0.98 percent.

4. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 5.9 million (U.S.), up 1.71 percent.

5. The Church of God in Christ: 5.5 million, no change.

6. National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc: 5 million, no change.

7. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: 4.6 million, down 1.62 percent.

8. National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.: 3.5 million, no change.

9. Assemblies of God: 2.9 million, up 1.27 percent.

10. Presbyterian Church (USA): 2.8 million, down 3.3 percent.

Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches

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5 Responses to It’s good to be Catholic: 2010 Membership figures for the 10 Largest US Churches

  1. thefrenchchick says:

    I thought the Mormons (#4 on the list) weren’t considered a Christian religion???

  2. Fr. J. says:

    Interesting point. I think that is a theological matter. From a social science point of view, a body would be considered Christian if they consider themselves to be so, which Mormons do.

  3. Glenda says:

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  4. thefrenchchick says:

    Amanda, not all Catholics voted for Obama. I would even venture to say that most did not vote for him. Are you saying this simply because Ted Kennedy happened to list his faith as “Roman Catholic”?

    As for the Catholic Church being pro-abortion; No we are not and we have not ever supported abortion. The Catholic Church is pro-life because we believe that all life comes from God and is a gift from God.

    We are not a “departation” from the faith. Other churches have broken away from the Catholic Church. Those are the ones who have departed from the true faith. They are the ones who could not hack the responsibility of the narrow path.

    And the Catholic Church has been vilified by the media, both local and national, for being ANTI-Homosexual and for being against “gay marriage”. Where do you find justification for calling us Pro-Homosexual??? If you want our true position on homosexuality, just read the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

    By the way, our entire Mass each day is scripturally based. We do believe in and read our bibles. We have many prayer traditions and other observances in our faith practice and all are soundly grounded in the B.i.b.l.e. Read the book Signs of Life by Scott Hahn to find out more about them.

  5. Amanda says:

    Amen
    Jesus listed His 7 main CHURCHES he established

    ( BY LOCATION )

    Commanding John to write A BIBLE & send it to the churches…..

    ROME *& the Catholic church Was not on JESUS list to receive the bible..

    Bec there was no church in ROME…..Paul dies trying to establish a church in Rome…

    The current PAGAN roman tic….Catholics murdered Paul & blended HIS Teachings with their paganism,…

    This is so obvu\ious & I have proven it clearly…

    Thats Y catholic teaching is against the bible..

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