Congregational QuickStats > African-American Population

At least 80% of people in the congregation's census tract are African American. (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.


African-American Population (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


African-American Population (Demographic Patterns)

 

African-American Population by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
No
98.2%
671
97.0%
419
93.2%
136

48
97.2%
1226
Yes
1.8%
12
3.0%
13
6.8%
10

2
2.8%
35
Missing
19
0
1
0
20
TOTAL
100.0%
683
100.0%
432
100.0%
146

50

1261


 


African-American Population by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
No
97.2%
138
96.1%
293
96.9%
656
100.0%
188
97.2%
1275
Yes
2.8%
4
3.9%
12
3.1%
21
0.0%
0
2.8%
37
Missing
19
0
0
1
20
TOTAL
100.0%
142
100.0%
305
100.0%
677
100.0%
188

1312


 


African-American Population by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
No
98.6%
73
99.7%
593
88.0%
250
100.0%
270
100.0%
88
97.2%
1274
Yes
1.4%
1
0.3%
2
12.0%
34
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.8%
37
Missing
0
19
0
0
1
20
TOTAL
100.0%
74
100.0%
595
100.0%
284
100.0%
270
100.0%
88

1311


 


African-American Population by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
No
98.0%
537
97.8%
313
96.0%
262
95.6%
130
96.9%
31
97.2%
1273
Yes
2.0%
11
2.2%
7
4.0%
11
4.4%
6
3.1%
1
2.8%
36
Missing
20
0
0
0
0
20
TOTAL
100.0%
548
100.0%
320
100.0%
273
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1309


 


African-American Population by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
No
97.3%
779
98.8%
322
93.7%
149

24
97.2%
1250
Yes
2.7%
22
1.2%
4
6.3%
10

0
2.8%
36
Missing
19
0
1
0
20
TOTAL
100.0%
801
100.0%
326
100.0%
159

24

1286


 


African-American Population by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
No
96.3%
1176
94.8%
1428
97.3%
1274
96.1%
3878
Yes
3.7%
45
5.2%
78
2.7%
36
3.9%
159
Missing
12
0
20
32
TOTAL
100.0%
1221
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1310

4037



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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