Congregational QuickStats > Assess Community Needs?

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 plan or conduct an assessment of community needs? (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.


Assess Community Needs? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Assess Community Needs? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Assess Community Needs? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
47.7%
335
61.9%
267
73.5%
108

45
55.5%
710
No
52.3%
367
38.1%
164
26.5%
39

5
44.5%
570
Missing
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
702
100.0%
431
100.0%
147

50

1280


 


Assess Community Needs? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
54.0%
87
52.1%
159
54.2%
366
75.1%
142
56.7%
754
No
46.0%
74
47.9%
146
45.8%
309
24.9%
47
43.3%
576
Missing
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
305
100.0%
675
100.0%
189

1330


 


Assess Community Needs? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
53.4%
39
52.1%
320
66.0%
188
55.6%
150
65.2%
58
56.7%
755
No
46.6%
34
47.9%
294
34.0%
97
44.4%
120
34.8%
31
43.3%
576
Missing
0
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
614
100.0%
285
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1331


 


Assess Community Needs? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
44.9%
255
57.2%
183
72.4%
197
69.1%
94
75.8%
25
56.7%
754
No
55.1%
313
42.8%
137
27.6%
75
30.9%
42
24.2%
8
43.3%
575
Missing
0
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
568
100.0%
320
100.0%
272
100.0%
136
100.0%
33

1329


 


Assess Community Needs? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
50.5%
414
60.7%
198
75.3%
119

22
56.1%
731
No
49.5%
406
39.3%
128
24.7%
39

2
43.9%
573
Missing
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
820
100.0%
326
100.0%
158

24

1304


 


Assess Community Needs? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
36.8%
449
48.4%
729
56.7%
754
47.7%
1932
No
63.2%
770
51.6%
777
43.3%
575
52.3%
2122
Missing
15
1
1
17
TOTAL
100.0%
1219
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1329

4054



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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