Congregational QuickStats > Discuss Politics?

Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss politics? (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.


Discuss Politics? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Discuss Politics? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Discuss Politics? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
2.4%
17
8.1%
34
17.0%
25

0
6.0%
76
No
97.6%
685
91.9%
388
83.0%
122

49
94.0%
1195
Missing
0
10
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
702
100.0%
422
100.0%
147

49

1271


 


Discuss Politics? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
11.8%
19
6.9%
21
3.3%
22
8.0%
15
5.8%
77
No
88.2%
142
93.1%
284
96.7%
645
92.0%
173
94.2%
1244
Missing
0
0
10
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
305
100.0%
667
100.0%
188

1321


 


Discuss Politics? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
11.0%
8
2.4%
15
5.1%
14
8.1%
22
18.0%
16
5.7%
75
No
89.0%
65
97.6%
599
94.9%
260
91.9%
248
82.0%
73
94.3%
1245
Missing
0
0
10
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
614
100.0%
274
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1320


 


Discuss Politics? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
2.1%
12
5.6%
18
9.1%
25
11.8%
16
18.8%
6
5.8%
77
No
97.9%
547
94.4%
303
90.9%
249
88.2%
120
81.3%
26
94.2%
1245
Missing
10
0
0
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
559
100.0%
321
100.0%
274
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1322


 


Discuss Politics? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
2.9%
24
6.1%
20
20.0%
32

0
5.8%
76
No
97.1%
797
93.9%
306
80.0%
128

14
94.2%
1231
TOTAL
100.0%
821
100.0%
326
100.0%
160

14

1307


 


Discuss Politics? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
6.4%
78
6.2%
94
5.8%
76
6.1%
248
No
93.6%
1150
93.8%
1412
94.2%
1245
93.9%
3807
Missing
6
0
10
16
TOTAL
100.0%
1228
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1321

4055



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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