Faith Communities Today Survey (FACT) 2010, Orthodox Parishes

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The Faith Communities Today 2010 national survey brings together 26 individual surveys of congregations. Twenty-four were conducted by or for partner denominations and faith groups, representing 32 of the country’s largest denominations and traditions. The common core questionnaire of the survey replicates more than 150 questions from the 2000, 2005 and 2008 surveys, plus a special section on the 2008 recession.

Three major Orthodox Church bodies were involved in the FACT 2010 survey: the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA), Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese (AOCA). Combined, these three Orthodox Church bodies account for 70 percent of all U.S. Orthodox Christian parishes and 80 percent of Orthodox Church adherents.

Data File
Cases: 368
Variables: 222
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: 2010
Original Survey (Instrument)
2010 National Survey of Parishes: Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
Collection Procedures
Three major Orthodox Church bodies were involved in the FACT 2010 survey: the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA), Orthodox Church in America (OCA), and Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese (AOCA). Combined, these three Orthodox Church bodies account for 70 percent of all U.S. Orthodox Christian parishes and 80 percent of Orthodox Church adherents. Mail-based questionnaires were sent to GOA, OCA and AOCA parishes.
Sampling Procedures
All parishes in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA), Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese (AOCA) were sent questionnaires (1,363 total). 368 parishes returned completed questionnaires, which is 27 percent response rate.
Principal Investigators
Alexei Krindatch, Research Coordinator, Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops In North and Central America