The Faith Communities Today (FACT) surveys were coordinated by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at the Hartford Seminary. Forty-two 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 Seventh-day Adventist congregations.
- Data File
- Cases: 406
Weight Variable: None
- Data Collection
- Date Collected: 2000
- Funded By
- The Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Through a grant from The Lilly Endowment, Inc. and by the cooperating religious bodies.
- Collection Procedures
- The Seventh-day Adventist Church participation in the FACT project included a survey of 805 churches randomly chosen from a listing of all Adventist congregations in the United States. A total of 406 questionnaires were returned for a 50.43 percent response rate.
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- Sampling Procedures
- The Faith Communities Today data brought together 26 individual surveys of congregations representing 41 denominations and faith groups. Project participants developed a common core questionnaire. Groups then conducted their own, typically mail, surveys of a sample of congregations. Usually, the congregationís leader completed the questionnaire.
The projectís common core questionnaire includes more than 200 questions covering six broad areas:
* Worship and identity
* Location and facilities
* Internal and mission-oriented programs
* Leadership and organizational dynamics
The data in this file contain the responses to the survey developed by the Seventh Day Adventists to reflect the language and traditions of the Adventist Church.
- Principal Investigators
- Carl Dudley and David Roozen of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford Seminary
77 Sherman Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
- Related Publications
- For more information about this survey, go to
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