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Faith Communities Today Survey (FACT) 2010, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) (2010)

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. This dataset contains the FACT 2010 data from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Attenders (2001)

Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation’s facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America.” (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who’s Going Where and Why. U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) random sample Attenders only. The Congregational Life Survey also has a Congregational profile for ELCA congregations and a Leader survey of ELCA leaders.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Profile (2001)

"Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey-—making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation’s facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America.” (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who’s Going Where and Why. U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Profile contains data from the Congregational Profile for ELCA congregations. The Congregational Life Survey also has an Attender survey of all ELCA worshipers and a Leader survey of ELCA leaders.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Leaders (2001)

“Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey-—making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation’s facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America.” (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who’s Going Where and Why. U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Leaders from the random sample of ELCA congregations.

Faith Communities Today Survey (FACT) 2000, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) (2000)

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.

Congregational Ministry, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987 (1987)

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the third of the four surveys and focuses on aspects of congregational ministry, including pastor and member responsibilities.

Beliefs and Inter-Church Relations, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987 (1987)

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the fourth of the four surveys and focuses on the beliefs and inter-church relations within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Combined Panel Surveys of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987 (1987)

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the combination of the four surveys from the LCMS studies done in 1987.

Ministries By and To Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Men and Women, 1987 (1987)

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the first of the four surveys and focuses on the effectiveness and breadth of adult ministries in the Church.

Families and the Church, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987 (1987)

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the second of the four surveys and focuses on families and the Church.