New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Hermosa Beach, California, 1992

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

Data File
Cases: 678
Variables: 150
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: June, 1992
Funded By
The Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Collection Procedures
Self-administered surveys
Sampling Procedures
Surveys were distributed on four consecutive Sunday services in 1992. Although Hope Chapel Hermosa Beach 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.