Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies
Dale Jones, Church of the Nazarene
17001 Prairie Star Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66220
This Association was organized in 1934 and grew out of personal consultations held by representatives from The Yearbook of American Churches, The National (now Official) Catholic Directory, the Jewish Statistical Bureau, The Methodist (now The United Methodist), the Lutheran and the Presbyterian churches.
ASARB has a variety of purposes: to bring together those officially and professionally responsible for gathering, compiling, and publishing denominational statistics; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of problems in statistical methods and procedure; and to seek such standardization as may be possible in religious statistical data.
ASARB also sponsors the decennial Religious Congregations Membership Study, a county listing of religious groups and their adherents; and the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.