Congregational QuickStats > Percent White

What percent of the regular adult participants in your congregation are white and non-Hispanic? (National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset, 2012)

Each question was asked of a key informant from the congregation, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or other staff person or leader.


Percent White (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Percent White (Demographic Patterns)

 

Percent White by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Less than 20%
19.9%
140
44.4%
191
41.8%
61

17
30.6%
392
20% to less than 80%
12.7%
89
8.8%
38
11.0%
16

17
11.2%
143
80% to less than 99%
26.3%
185
24.0%
103
30.8%
45

12
26.0%
333
99% or more
41.1%
289
22.8%
98
16.4%
24

3
32.1%
411
Missing
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
430
100.0%
146

49

1279


 


Percent White by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Less than 20%
26.7%
43
15.4%
47
40.8%
276
23.5%
44
30.9%
410
20% to less than 80%
18.6%
30
5.6%
17
9.3%
63
27.3%
51
12.1%
161
80% to less than 99%
20.5%
33
31.1%
95
22.0%
149
35.8%
67
25.9%
344
99% or more
34.2%
55
47.9%
146
27.8%
188
13.4%
25
31.2%
414
Missing
0
0
0
1
1
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
305
100.0%
676
100.0%
187

1329


 


Percent White by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Less than 20%
23.3%
17
14.2%
87
98.6%
280
0.7%
2
25.8%
23
30.8%
409
20% to less than 80%
23.3%
17
15.0%
92
0.7%
2
13.0%
35
16.9%
15
12.1%
161
80% to less than 99%
31.5%
23
33.1%
203
0.0%
0
34.4%
93
29.2%
26
26.0%
345
99% or more
21.9%
16
37.7%
231
0.7%
2
51.9%
140
28.1%
25
31.2%
414
Missing
0
1
0
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
613
100.0%
284
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1329


 


Percent White by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Less than 20%
32.5%
184
35.6%
114
28.9%
79
19.1%
26
18.8%
6
30.8%
409
20% to less than 80%
14.1%
80
5.9%
19
13.2%
36
13.2%
18
25.0%
8
12.1%
161
80% to less than 99%
17.5%
99
25.9%
83
30.4%
83
48.5%
66
40.6%
13
25.9%
344
99% or more
36.0%
204
32.5%
104
27.5%
75
19.1%
26
15.6%
5
31.2%
414
Missing
0
1
0
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
567
100.0%
320
100.0%
273
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1328


 


Percent White by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Less than 20%
25.7%
211
45.7%
148
23.1%
37

13
30.4%
396
20% to less than 80%
14.4%
118
6.5%
21
13.8%
22

1
12.3%
161
80% to less than 99%
25.6%
210
20.7%
67
36.9%
59

7
25.8%
336
99% or more
34.3%
281
27.2%
88
26.3%
42

3
31.5%
411
Missing
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
820
100.0%
324
100.0%
160

24

1304


 


Percent White by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Less than 20%
22.2%
266
28.6%
426
30.8%
409
27.4%
1101
20% to less than 80%
6.6%
79
8.8%
131
12.2%
162
9.3%
372
80% to less than 99%
25.4%
305
28.3%
421
25.9%
344
26.7%
1070
99% or more
45.8%
549
34.2%
509
31.2%
414
36.7%
1472
Missing
34
20
2
56
TOTAL
100.0%
1199
100.0%
1487
100.0%
1329

4015



Notes

The National Congregations Study (NCS) dataset "fills a void in the sociological study of congregations by providing, for the first time, data that can be used to draw a nationally aggregate picture of congregations" (Chaves et al. 1999, p.460). Thanks to innovations in sampling techniques, the NCS data is the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. In 2006-07, a panel component was added to the NCS. In addition to the new cross-section of congregations generated in conjunction with the 2006 General Social Survey (GSS), a stratified random sample was drawn from congregations who participated in the 1998 NCS. The 2006-07 NCS sample, then, includes a subset of cases that were also interviewed in 1998. The 2012 NCS includes an oversample of Hispanic congregations.



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