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[Are you/Is this person] ordained to full clergy in your congregation, church, or religious group? (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.


Is religious leader ordained? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]

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Demographic Patterns


Is religious leader ordained? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Is religious leader ordained? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
92.8%
604
91.7%
377
91.7%
132

45
92.3%
1113
No
7.2%
47
8.3%
34
8.3%
12

0
7.7%
93
Missing
52
21
2
0
75
TOTAL
100.0%
651
100.0%
411
100.0%
144

45

1206


 


Is religious leader ordained? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
94.7%
126
91.6%
271
93.2%
602
90.3%
159
92.6%
1158
No
5.3%
7
8.4%
25
6.8%
44
9.7%
17
7.4%
93
Missing
27
8
31
13
79
TOTAL
100.0%
133
100.0%
296
100.0%
646
100.0%
176

1251


 


Is religious leader ordained? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
97.2%
69
95.5%
530
93.6%
262
85.6%
225
89.0%
73
92.6%
1159
No
2.8%
2
4.5%
25
6.4%
18
14.4%
38
11.0%
9
7.4%
92
Missing
3
59
5
6
7
80
TOTAL
100.0%
71
100.0%
555
100.0%
280
100.0%
263
100.0%
82

1251


 


Is religious leader ordained? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
86.9%
458
94.8%
293
97.3%
249
99.2%
130
96.6%
28
92.5%
1158
No
13.1%
69
5.2%
16
2.7%
7
0.8%
1
3.4%
1
7.5%
94
Missing
42
12
18
5
3
80
TOTAL
100.0%
527
100.0%
309
100.0%
256
100.0%
131
100.0%
29

1252


 


Is religious leader ordained? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
91.9%
699
94.5%
293
90.4%
142

23
92.3%
1134
No
8.1%
62
5.5%
17
9.6%
15

0
7.7%
94
Missing
60
16
3
0
79
TOTAL
100.0%
761
100.0%
310
100.0%
157

23

1228


 


Is religious leader ordained? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
93.9%
1313
92.6%
1158
93.3%
2471
No
0.0%
0
6.1%
85
7.4%
93
6.7%
178
Missing
1234
109
80
1423
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1398
100.0%
1251

2649



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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