The Faith Communities Today (FACT) surveys were coordinated by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at the Hartford Seminary. Forty-one faith groups and denominations participated in the project. Each group designed a questionnaire in order to collect data that could be used to compare local churches, synagogues and mosques within the different participating groups. This dataset represents the results from the survey of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregations.
- Data File
- Cases: 832
Weight Variable: None
- Data Collection
- Date Collected: Winter 2000
- Original Survey (Instrument)
- Congregations 2000: A Survey of Congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Funded By
- The Lilly Endowment, Inc.
- Collection Procedures
- Sampled congregations were sent paper copies of the survey instrument and invited to participate.
- Sampling Procedures
- One thousand of 10,816 total ELCA congregations were selected using a systematic sample stratified by ELCA region and baptized membership and invited to participate.
Of the 1,000 surveys sent, 832 were returned, for an overall response rate of 83.2 percent.
- Principal Investigators
- Department for Research and Evaluation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Cooperative Congregational Studies Project
- Related Publications
- Faith Communities Today (Cooperative Congregational Studies Project)