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Religious Denominations / Churches

This web page with its following list of denominations is relatively new. The list is preliminary, as described in the following note:

Note: additions will be made for more religious denominations / churches that meet the same criteria as for the list below: a denomination (meaning an organization) that has an official position on Medicare for All and has roughly a million members. That criteria might exclude some of the denominations of the initial list, below, if it is impossible to determine a denomination’s position.

Among the religious denominations listed below. those denominations which are endorsers/supporters of Medicare for All are highlighted in green.

For details of their support, refer to the popular support section of the Single-Payer Support Monitor: see the Churches that are endorsers/supporters.

Note: as implied, those not identified as supporters are not necessarily against single-payer, Medicare for All. Neither I nor anyone else, as far as I know, has attempted to do any significant amount of research that would determine the entire list of denominations that are endorsers/supporters. — Bob

Endorsers/Supporters of Single-Payer, Medicare for All

United Methodist Church
— 7.9 million members
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
— 2.9 million members
United Church of Christ
— 1.1 million members

Status of support to be determined among these denominations:

The Roman Catholic Church, 67.1 million members
The Southern Baptist Convention, 16.3 million members
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5.9 million members
The Church of God in Christ, 5.5 million members
National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., 5 million members
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 4.7 million members
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., 3.5 million members
Presbyterian Church (USA), 2.9 million members
Assemblies of God, 2.9 million members
African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2.5 million members
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, 2.5 million members
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., 2.5 million members
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), 2.4 million members
The Episcopal Church, 2.1 million members
Churches of Christ, 1.6 million members
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 1.5 million members
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., 1.5 million members
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1.4 million members
American Baptist Churches in the USA, 1.4 million members
Baptist Bible Fellowship International, 1.2 million members
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, 1.1 million members
Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.), 1.1 million members


Membership numbers are from the National Council of Churches 2009 Yearbook

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