Congregational QuickStats > Language Classes?

Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for people in your congregation to learn English? (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.


Language Classes? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Language Classes? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Language Classes? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
4.3%
30
5.8%
25
2.7%
4

5
4.6%
59
No
95.7%
673
94.2%
406
97.3%
143

45
95.4%
1222
Missing
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
431
100.0%
147

50

1281


 


Language Classes? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
7.5%
12
3.3%
10
4.0%
27
7.9%
15
4.8%
64
No
92.5%
149
96.7%
295
96.0%
649
92.1%
174
95.2%
1267
Missing
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
305
100.0%
676
100.0%
189

1331


 


Language Classes? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
20.5%
15
4.4%
27
2.1%
6
4.5%
12
3.4%
3
4.7%
63
No
79.5%
58
95.6%
587
97.9%
278
95.5%
257
96.6%
86
95.3%
1266
Missing
0
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
614
100.0%
284
100.0%
269
100.0%
89

1329


 


Language Classes? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
0.7%
4
2.8%
9
8.8%
24
14.0%
19
21.9%
7
4.7%
63
No
99.3%
565
97.2%
311
91.2%
248
86.0%
117
78.1%
25
95.3%
1266
Missing
0
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
569
100.0%
320
100.0%
272
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1329


 


Language Classes? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
5.4%
44
4.0%
13
3.8%
6

1
4.8%
63
No
94.6%
777
96.0%
313
96.2%
152

24
95.2%
1242
Missing
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
821
100.0%
326
100.0%
158

25

1305


 


Language Classes? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
3.6%
44
5.8%
87
4.8%
64
4.8%
195
No
96.4%
1176
94.2%
1418
95.2%
1266
95.2%
3860
Missing
14
1
1
16
TOTAL
100.0%
1220
100.0%
1505
100.0%
1330

4055



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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