Congregational QuickStats > Percent Female

Thinking again of these [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants, what percent would you say are female? (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.


Percent Female (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Percent Female (Demographic Patterns)

 

Percent Female by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Less than 50%
5.1%
36
9.5%
41
2.0%
3

0
6.3%
80
50% to less than 60%
33.4%
234
24.4%
105
29.3%
43

26
29.9%
382
60% to less than 70%
37.9%
265
34.7%
149
23.8%
35

11
35.2%
449
70% or more
23.6%
165
31.4%
135
44.9%
66

9
28.7%
366
Missing
3
1
0
0
4
TOTAL
100.0%
700
100.0%
430
100.0%
147

46

1277


 


Percent Female by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Less than 50%
2.5%
4
7.5%
23
6.3%
42
5.8%
11
6.0%
80
50% to less than 60%
39.4%
63
33.1%
101
25.0%
167
40.2%
76
30.8%
407
60% to less than 70%
27.5%
44
37.0%
113
36.0%
241
32.8%
62
34.8%
460
70% or more
30.6%
49
22.3%
68
32.7%
219
21.2%
40
28.4%
376
Missing
1
0
7
0
8
TOTAL
100.0%
160
100.0%
305
100.0%
669
100.0%
189

1323


 


Percent Female by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Less than 50%
1.4%
1
5.9%
36
2.8%
8
7.4%
20
16.7%
15
6.1%
80
50% to less than 60%
37.5%
27
39.6%
241
14.2%
40
22.7%
61
41.1%
37
30.7%
406
60% to less than 70%
44.4%
32
39.7%
242
17.7%
50
43.1%
116
22.2%
20
34.8%
460
70% or more
16.7%
12
14.8%
90
65.2%
184
26.8%
72
20.0%
18
28.4%
376
Missing
1
5
3
0
0
9
TOTAL
100.0%
72
100.0%
609
100.0%
282
100.0%
269
100.0%
90

1322


 


Percent Female by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Less than 50%
6.4%
36
10.4%
33
2.6%
7
2.9%
4
0.0%
0
6.1%
80
50% to less than 60%
35.7%
201
22.3%
71
23.1%
63
44.1%
60
37.5%
12
30.8%
407
60% to less than 70%
22.9%
129
41.8%
133
46.5%
127
39.7%
54
53.1%
17
34.8%
460
70% or more
35.0%
197
25.5%
81
27.8%
76
13.2%
18
9.4%
3
28.4%
375
Missing
5
3
1
0
0
9
TOTAL
100.0%
563
100.0%
318
100.0%
273
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1322


 


Percent Female by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Less than 50%
5.9%
48
8.9%
29
1.9%
3

0
6.1%
80
50% to less than 60%
37.5%
307
16.3%
53
22.5%
36

12
30.4%
396
60% to less than 70%
36.1%
295
32.2%
105
35.6%
57

4
35.0%
457
70% or more
20.5%
168
42.6%
139
40.0%
64

4
28.5%
371
Missing
3
1
0
0
4
TOTAL
100.0%
818
100.0%
326
100.0%
160

20

1304


 


Percent Female by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Less than 50%
8.8%
103
5.9%
88
6.1%
80
6.8%
271
50% to less than 60%
32.2%
379
26.3%
392
30.8%
407
29.5%
1178
60% to less than 70%
36.4%
429
40.4%
602
34.8%
460
37.4%
1491
70% or more
22.6%
266
27.4%
409
28.4%
375
26.3%
1050
Missing
58
15
9
82
TOTAL
100.0%
1177
100.0%
1491
100.0%
1322

3990



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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