North Dakota


Most of the state population is Mainline Protestant, with the leading denominations being the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 174,554 adherents (in 2000) and the Untied Methodist Church with 20,159 adherents. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod had about 23,720 members. The Catholic Church had about 179,349 members. There were an estimate 920 Muslims and 730 Jews in the state in 2000. About 26.8% of the population were not counted as members of any religious organization.