The Episcopal Church, USA

The Episcopal Church is a theologically liberal, Protestant Christian denomination within the Anglican Communion, The Church of England. Episcopal worship is marked by the use of the Book of Common Prayer and the centrality of the celebration of the Eucharist. The denomination was officially formed as an organization in the United States in 1789 and adopted its current name in 1967. In 2008 the Episcopal Church had more than 2,000,0000 members with approximately 7,000 churches in the United States.

The Episcopal participation in the FACT2000 project included a survey of 1,070 churches randomly chosen from a listing of all Episcopal congregations in the United States. A total of 726 questionnaires were returned for a 67.85% response rate. View the version of the questionnaire used by the Episcopal Church. This denomination also contributed supplemental survey data for FACT2005 and FACT2008.

If you are interested in obtaining specific information about the results of the Episcopal Church survey for any of the national studies, please get in touch with their contact person Kirk Hadaway at [email protected]

You can view the Episcopal Church's Faith Communities Today 2000 survey summary report , an extensive research report of findings or the overall general findings on our web site. These reports are available as an Adobe pdf file.  The 2005 and 2008 reports are available in the partner results section of those research project pages on this site.

If you would like to know more about the Episcopal Church, visit the denomination's official web site at or

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