Congregational QuickStats > Reserves?

Does your congregation have an endowment, savings account, or other reserve fund? (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.


Reserves? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Reserves? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Reserves? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
60.9%
419
59.0%
242
59.0%
85

33
60.1%
746
No
39.1%
269
41.0%
168
41.0%
59

14
39.9%
496
Missing
15
22
2
0
39
TOTAL
100.0%
688
100.0%
410
100.0%
144

47

1242


 


Reserves? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
62.5%
100
71.4%
212
56.5%
367
54.9%
101
60.4%
780
No
37.5%
60
28.6%
85
43.5%
283
45.1%
83
39.6%
511
Missing
1
8
27
4
40
TOTAL
100.0%
160
100.0%
297
100.0%
650
100.0%
184

1291


 


Reserves? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
81.7%
58
56.0%
341
45.7%
118
80.8%
214
56.8%
50
60.5%
781
No
18.3%
13
44.0%
268
54.3%
140
19.2%
51
43.2%
38
39.5%
510
Missing
3
5
27
5
1
41
TOTAL
100.0%
71
100.0%
609
100.0%
258
100.0%
265
100.0%
88

1291


 


Reserves? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
45.3%
248
66.1%
207
73.4%
196
80.3%
106
74.2%
23
60.5%
780
No
54.7%
299
33.9%
106
26.6%
71
19.7%
26
25.8%
8
39.5%
510
Missing
22
7
7
4
1
41
TOTAL
100.0%
547
100.0%
313
100.0%
267
100.0%
132
100.0%
31

1290


 


Reserves? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
59.1%
476
58.0%
184
69.9%
109

11
60.2%
769
No
40.9%
329
42.0%
133
30.1%
47

2
39.8%
509
Missing
16
9
5
0
30
TOTAL
100.0%
805
100.0%
317
100.0%
156

13

1278


 


Reserves? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
59.8%
697
57.3%
785
60.5%
780
59.1%
2262
No
40.2%
468
42.7%
586
39.5%
510
40.9%
1564
Missing
70
134
41
245
TOTAL
100.0%
1165
100.0%
1371
100.0%
1290

3826



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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