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At least 5% of people in the congregation's census tract arrived in the United States since 1990. (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

Each question was asked of a key informant from the congregation, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or other staff person or leader.


Immigration (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




Immigration (Demographic Patterns)


Immigration by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
No90.5%
325
78.9%
307
81.6%
466
73.5%
72
7782.6%
1170
Yes9.5%
34
21.1%
82
18.4%
105
26.5%
26
1217.4%
247
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
389
100.0%
571
100.0%
98
891417

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Immigration by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
No91.5%
184
86.1%
322
78.6%
294
82.8%
240
77.4%
202
582.8%
1242
Yes8.5%
17
13.9%
52
21.4%
80
17.2%
50
22.6%
59
017.2%
258
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
374
100.0%
374
100.0%
290
100.0%
261
51500

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Immigration by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
No85.9%
705
78.9%
386
75.7%
84
7282.7%
1175
Yes14.1%
116
21.1%
103
24.3%
27
1217.3%
246
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
489
100.0%
111
841421

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Immigration by Region of the Country


New England or Mid-AtlanticEast North Central or West North CentralSouth Atlantic, East South Central, or West South CentralMountain or PacificTOTAL
No75.3%
149
90.7%
350
86.6%
620
62.6%
129
82.9%
1248
Yes24.7%
49
9.3%
36
13.4%
96
37.4%
77
17.1%
258
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
386
100.0%
716
100.0%
206
1506

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Immigration by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
No68.8%
55
85.6%
631
83.3%
295
82.0%
233
66.0%
33
82.9%
1247
Yes31.3%
25
14.4%
106
16.7%
59
18.0%
51
34.0%
17
17.1%
258
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
737
100.0%
354
100.0%
284
100.0%
50
1505

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Immigration by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
No83.5%
763
83.8%
356
73.3%
88
4182.7%
1207
Yes16.5%
151
16.2%
69
26.7%
32
517.3%
252
TOTAL100.0%
914
100.0%
425
100.0%
120
461459

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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. A full codebook, prepared by the primary investigator, is available for download here. The codebook contains the original questionnaire, as well as detailed information on survey methodology, weights, coding, and more.