SURVEY: Episcopal Church Membership Drops in South Dakota, U.S.
(NPN) – Membership in the Episcopal Church in South Dakota dropped by 4.3 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to a new report by the Episcopal Church.
Other statistics and facts according to the Episcopal Church’s survey:
In 2012, membership in the Episcopal Church is 2,066,710 with
1,894,181 in the domestic (50 U.S. states) dioceses and 172,529 in the non-domestic (non U.S. states) dioceses.
Thirty-three domestic dioceses showed growth in membership in the past year: Alaska; Arkansas; Atlanta; California; Central Florida; Chicago; Colorado; East Tennessee; El Camino Real; Florida; Fond du Lac; Hawaii; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Navajoland; North Carolina; North Dakota; Northern California; Oklahoma; Pittsburgh; San Joaquin; Tennessee; Texas; Upper South Carolina; Washington; West Tennessee; Western Massachusetts; Western New York.
In the non-domestic dioceses, growth in membership was marked in three dioceses: Ecuador-Litoral, Puerto Rico, Venezuela.