Religion: Numbers

Two months ago, it was stated that 60,000 of the 200,000 U. S. Protestant Churches had failed to gain one member during 1927 (TIME, Feb. 20). Last week The Christian Herald published the results of a census on U. S. church members; these proved that the total number of members added to the church in 1927 was 573,723; that the total number of U. S. church members is 48,594,163."

Catholics gained most (183,889). Methodists, of 20 sorts, were second with a gain of 150,910. The order of increase in other denominations: Lutherans, Disciples of Christ, Baptists, Latter Day Saints, Oriental Catholics, Dunkards,...