Congregational QuickStats > Health Programs?

Does your congregation have any organized effort, designated person, or committee whose purpose is to provide your members with health-focused programs such as blood pressure checks, health education classes, or disease prevention information? (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.


Health Programs? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Health Programs? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Health Programs? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
18.1%
127
38.7%
167
36.7%
54

26
27.2%
348
No
81.9%
576
61.3%
264
63.3%
93

23
72.8%
933
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
431
100.0%
147

49

1281


 


Health Programs? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
31.7%
51
26.6%
81
24.0%
162
41.8%
79
28.1%
373
No
68.3%
110
73.4%
223
76.0%
513
58.2%
110
71.9%
956
Missing
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
304
100.0%
675
100.0%
189

1329


 


Health Programs? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
35.1%
26
15.1%
93
54.1%
153
21.1%
57
50.6%
45
28.1%
374
No
64.9%
48
84.9%
521
45.9%
130
78.9%
213
49.4%
44
71.9%
956
Missing
0
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
74
100.0%
614
100.0%
283
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1330


 


Health Programs? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
17.2%
98
35.3%
113
32.0%
87
41.2%
56
59.4%
19
28.1%
373
No
82.8%
471
64.7%
207
68.0%
185
58.8%
80
40.6%
13
71.9%
956
Missing
0
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
569
100.0%
320
100.0%
272
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1329


 


Health Programs? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
20.7%
170
44.6%
146
34.0%
54

4
28.3%
370
No
79.3%
651
55.4%
181
66.0%
105

20
71.7%
937
Missing
0
0
1
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
821
100.0%
327
100.0%
159

24

1307


 


Health Programs? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
21.9%
330
28.1%
373
24.8%
703
No
0.0%
0
78.1%
1175
71.9%
956
75.2%
2131
Missing
1234
1
2
1237
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1505
100.0%
1329

2834



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.



Bookmark and Share