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


African-American Population (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




African-American Population (Demographic Patterns)


African-American Population by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
No97.8%
350
93.8%
365
92.8%
531
90.9%
90
8894.2%
1336
Yes2.2%
8
6.2%
24
7.2%
41
9.1%
9
05.8%
82
TOTAL100.0%
358
100.0%
389
100.0%
572
100.0%
99
881418

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African-American Population by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
No87.6%
176
96.3%
360
96.0%
360
95.9%
278
93.9%
245
594.5%
1419
Yes12.4%
25
3.7%
14
4.0%
15
4.1%
12
6.1%
16
05.5%
82
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
374
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
261
51501

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African-American Population by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
No95.1%
782
93.7%
458
93.7%
104
8094.5%
1344
Yes4.9%
40
6.3%
31
6.3%
7
45.5%
78
TOTAL100.0%
822
100.0%
489
100.0%
111
841422

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African-American Population 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
No96.0%
190
91.5%
353
94.4%
676
100.0%
206
94.6%
1425
Yes4.0%
8
8.5%
33
5.6%
40
0.0%
0
5.4%
81
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
386
100.0%
716
100.0%
206
1506

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African-American Population by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
No96.2%
76
99.3%
732
79.4%
281
100.0%
284
100.0%
51
94.6%
1424
Yes3.8%
3
0.7%
5
20.6%
73
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.4%
81
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
737
100.0%
354
100.0%
284
100.0%
51
1505

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African-American Population by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
No94.5%
863
94.1%
399
96.7%
116
4594.6%
1378
Yes5.5%
50
5.9%
25
3.3%
4
15.4%
79
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
424
100.0%
120
461457

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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.