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Growth/Decline, Amount Of

Measures how much a religious group has incresed or decreased in size over time


Below are 11 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • MEMBRINC from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. In the past few years, has membership at your congregation been increasing, staying about the same, or decreasing? (MEMBRINC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEWMEMB from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: New to your congregation in the last five years (NEWMEMB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PARTIC from Middletown Area Study, 1998LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: According to your best guess, would you say that the number of people who participate in your congregation over the last three years has (PARTIC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PARTIC from Middletown Area Study, 1997LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: According to your best guess, would you say that the number of people who participate in your congregation over the last three years has: (PARTIC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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