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Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches This announcement about the latest version of the Yearbook also includes the text of the preface and a section of denominational web links.

Faith Communities Today (FACT) - The project site of the Cooperative Congregations Study Project. This project is designed both to survey multiple religious groups with a common core questionnaire and to create stronger congregations of all faiths through  education of clergy and lay members.  The project site contains a significant amount of research information about denominational life. Read the research reports produced by the individual denominations participating in the FACT project.

Perspectives on Faith: A Web Site for Inquiry
about Religion
 - Nice overview site about religion in the U.S. with summary information and links on denominations and religious groups organized into clusters of traditions. 

Organizing Religious Work - This description of the project outlines research on the denominational, judicatory, and congregational levels of eight focal religious groups.  In addition data were collected by random surveys, interviews and observations of congregations within seven areas of the U.S. 

Nondenominational Congregations Study - Compiled by Scott Thumma, this page offers information from both the Faith Communities Today project and the Organizing Religious Work Project.

Assemblies of God

You can view extensive statistics about the Assemblies of God on their denominational web site.

Church of the Nazarene
Church of the Nazarene Research Office


Research & Statistics - This section of the Episcopal Church web site provides the church with information about its context, congregations, members, leadership, directions, and ongoing mission.

Statistics and Information on Women in the Episcopal Church - This section of the Episcopal Church web site provides information specific to ordained women in the church.

Church Pension Group - This site provides research that addresses clergy issues.

Episcopal Network for Evangelism  - Excellent site for data and links about Episcopal growth and decline.  

Anglican Pages of Louie Crew - Links to Anglican data resources, very good collection 

The Zacchaeus Project - This project is a year-long national study examining what it mean to be an Episcopalian in today's society. 

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Department for Research

Overview of Trends in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by Kenneth W. Inskeep

American Muslim Poll
conducted by Project Maps
The Mosque in America:  A National Portrait 

Orthodox Churches in the U.S.A.
Research on all the major branches of the Orthodox Church in the United States, including tables of fact, articles and links to more information.


The Presbyterian Panel  

Presbyterian Church, USA Research Services

Seventh Day Adventist

Seventh Day Adventist Yearbook 2000 - Yearbook and select statistics.

AdventistResearch.org - This site is a clearinghouse of information on research conducted by and within the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

Southern Baptist Convention
The North American Mission Board research office has an excellent collection of reports and findings about their denomination.

Statistics and Growth

Demographic and Statistical Facts

United Methodist

Faith Communities Today research data for the UMC can be found at http://fact.hartsem.edu/denom/unitedmethodist.htm 

A Hitchhiker's Guide to US Delegates at the 2004 General Conference pdf document The Report provides demographic profiles of the delegate along with profiles of the top issues facing General Conference, society, and The United Methodist Church.

Report of the Survey of Delegates to the 2000 General Conference. pdf document The Report provides demographic profiles of the delegate along with profiles of the top issues facing General Conference, society, and The United Methodist Church.

United Methodist Church Office of Research, GBGM 



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