Congregational QuickStats > Non-profit?

Within the past 2 years, has your congregation established a separate nonprofit organization to conduct human service projects or outreach ministries? (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.


Non-profit? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Non-profit? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Non-profit? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
5.7%
40
11.6%
50
9.5%
14

16
8.1%
104
No
94.3%
663
88.4%
382
90.5%
133

34
91.9%
1178
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
432
100.0%
147

50

1282


 


Non-profit? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
3.7%
6
6.6%
20
7.2%
49
22.9%
43
8.9%
118
No
96.3%
155
93.4%
284
92.8%
627
77.1%
145
91.1%
1211
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
304
100.0%
676
100.0%
188

1329


 


Non-profit? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
10.8%
8
4.9%
30
13.4%
38
9.3%
25
20.2%
18
8.9%
119
No
89.2%
66
95.1%
585
86.6%
246
90.7%
244
79.8%
71
91.1%
1212
TOTAL
100.0%
74
100.0%
615
100.0%
284
100.0%
269
100.0%
89

1331


 


Non-profit? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
10.2%
58
5.6%
18
8.4%
23
10.9%
15
15.6%
5
8.9%
119
No
89.8%
510
94.4%
303
91.6%
251
89.1%
122
84.4%
27
91.1%
1213
TOTAL
100.0%
568
100.0%
321
100.0%
274
100.0%
137
100.0%
32

1332


 


Non-profit? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
7.3%
60
11.3%
37
6.9%
11

10
8.3%
108
No
92.7%
761
88.7%
289
93.1%
149

14
91.7%
1199
TOTAL
100.0%
821
100.0%
326
100.0%
160

24

1307


 


Non-profit? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
6.1%
91
8.9%
119
7.4%
210
No
0.0%
0
93.9%
1399
91.1%
1212
92.6%
2611
Missing
1234
15
0
1249
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1490
100.0%
1331

2821



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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