I am looking for some statistics of how many evangelical churches are Reformed, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Pentecostal, etc.

  • Historical data would be great, but I'm more interested in current numbers.
  • World-wide scope is fine, but preferably North America, or better yet, by country.
  • Statistics can be by number of churches or number of members. Both would be great.
  • This gives numbers of members for each denomiation. Is that what you are looking for? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… Sep 2, 2021 at 17:43
  • @DJClayworth Well, the raw data maybe there, but then I'll have to determine for each church under each denomination who is evangelical and who is not. Example: under Lutheranism, ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) is not evangelical, but EFCA (Evangelical Free Church of America) is, although both have "evangelical" in the name (see my other answer). So I hope someone else may have done the work. But thanks for the reference. Sep 2, 2021 at 17:50
  • To take one example, working out which Anglican congregations are evangelical and which are not is going to be very hard. Most would have a mix of people who self-identify as evangelical and those who don't. Sep 2, 2021 at 17:53
  • @DJClayworth I'm aware that a single congregation may have some evangelical members. So for this question, the statistics can count only whole churches or whole congregations that self identify as evangelical. Just noticed yesterday that in Australia, several Anglican dioceses self-identify as evangelical and some non-evangelical dioceses have evangelical bishop ! (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…) Sep 2, 2021 at 18:07
  • You might also read: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/the-end-of-evangelical/… Sep 2, 2021 at 18:13


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