New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Downey, California, 1993

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This survey of Calvary Chapel Downey participants was part of a large research grant from the Lilly Endowment to study rapidly growing non-mainline churches. Calvary Chapel Downey (Downey, CA) was one of four non-mainline churches surveyed.

Data File
Cases: 1,060
Variables: 144
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: May, 1993
Funded By
The Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Collection Procedures
Self-administered surveys
Sampling Procedures
Surveys were distributed on four consecutive Sunday services in 1993. Although Calvary Chapel Downey did not have a membership list, the principal investigators estimate (see Perrin, Kennedy and Miller, 1997) that between 50% and 60% of those regularly attending the church completed the survey.
Principal Investigators
Donald E. Miller
Related Publications
Miller, Donald E. (1997). Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Perrin, Robin D., Paul Kennedy and Donald E. Miller. (1997). "Examining the Sources of Conservative Church Growth: Where Are the New Evangelical Movements Getting their Numbers?" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 36(1), 71-80.