2000 Glenmary Research Center Survey of Religious Congregations in America

September 17, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

September 17, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "according to 'Religious Congregations & Membership: 2000,' evangelical and charismatic churches drew larger numbers of believers during the 1990s, locally as well as nationally, while mainline Protestant denominations struggled to stem an exodus from their pews... The study, to be made public this week, also attempted -- for the first time in the 50 years that the census has been done -- to tally the number of Muslims in the United States. But the figure it came up with -- 1.6 million -- is widely rejected by Islamic groups, which say the actual number is four times that."