Published from 1916-2012 by the National Council of Churches, the Yearbook is recognized as the most timely, accurate, and complete compilation of facts and figures about U.S. and Canadian churches and religious organizations.

Future editions will be produced by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB).

For more info on future editions contact ASARB at


As chronicler of record since 1916, the 80th edition 2012 YEARBOOK OF AMERICAN & CANADIAN CHURCHES contains essential information for  church leaders and religious organizations in the USA and Canada.

Chapters list information about

ecumenical bodies
cooperative organizations
religious research institutions
seminaries and bible colleges
church archives

The directory of religious bodies provides concise church descriptions, ecclesiology, history, leadership, and contact information. The YEARBOOK includes the most accurate statistical data on giving, membership, and personnel for the major church groups.

Please note that the 2012 edition of the Yearbook is currently the most recent edition of the Yearbook, and the last Yearbook to be published by the National Council of Churches. Future editions will be produced by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). Please contact ASARB at with any questions.

Now on sale at $55! See below for order information!

Buy the 2011 Yearbook at a discounted prince of $30.

Available separately:

The YEARBOOK Historic Archive, 1916-2000, on Compact Disc.
Essays, membership and financial data from 68 editions on a single CD. Statistical data, descriptive and narrative material chronicling church life from 1916 to 2000.
Facsimile pages with religious data since 1916
Contemporary essays and narrative material
Statistical figures in database format for use in software packages.

How to Order:

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