Congregational QuickStats > Formal Affiliation?

Is your congregation formally affiliated with a denomination, convention, or some similar kind of association? (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.


Formal Affiliation? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]

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Demographic Patterns


Formal Affiliation? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Formal Affiliation? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
72.3%
508
78.7%
340
86.4%
127

43
76.1%
975
No
27.7%
195
21.3%
92
13.6%
20

7
23.9%
307
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
432
100.0%
147

50

1282


 


Formal Affiliation? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
65.4%
106
80.7%
246
73.8%
499
88.4%
167
76.4%
1018
No
34.6%
56
19.3%
59
26.2%
177
11.6%
22
23.6%
314
TOTAL
100.0%
162
100.0%
305
100.0%
676
100.0%
189

1332


 


Formal Affiliation? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
100.0%
73
65.0%
399
73.9%
210
99.6%
270
74.2%
66
76.5%
1018
No
0.0%
0
35.0%
215
26.1%
74
0.4%
1
25.8%
23
23.5%
313
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
614
100.0%
284
100.0%
271
100.0%
89

1331


 


Formal Affiliation? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
67.1%
381
75.6%
242
91.2%
249
85.3%
116
90.6%
29
76.5%
1017
No
32.9%
187
24.4%
78
8.8%
24
14.7%
20
9.4%
3
23.5%
312
TOTAL
100.0%
568
100.0%
320
100.0%
273
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1329


 


Formal Affiliation? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
73.2%
601
78.2%
255
90.0%
144

18
76.5%
1000
No
26.8%
220
21.8%
71
10.0%
16

6
23.5%
307
TOTAL
100.0%
821
100.0%
326
100.0%
160

24

1307


 


Formal Affiliation? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
81.8%
1010
79.6%
1199
76.5%
1018
79.3%
3227
No
18.2%
224
20.4%
307
23.5%
313
20.7%
844
TOTAL
100.0%
1234
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1331

4071



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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