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[Are you/Is this person] ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church, or religious group? (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.


Is religious leader ordained? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]

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Is religious leader ordained? (Demographic Patterns)


Is religious leader ordained? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes89.8%
308
92.2%
330
94.9%
486
100.0%
98
8793.2%
1222
No10.2%
35
7.8%
28
5.1%
26
0.0%
0
06.8%
89
MISSING16316000107
TOTAL100.0%
343
100.0%
358
100.0%
512
100.0%
98
871311

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Is religious leader ordained? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes84.0%
126
97.5%
350
91.0%
323
94.2%
262
97.2%
246
293.7%
1307
No16.0%
24
2.5%
9
9.0%
32
5.8%
16
2.8%
7
06.3%
88
MISSING5115201270105
TOTAL100.0%
150
100.0%
359
100.0%
355
100.0%
278
100.0%
253
21395

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Is religious leader ordained? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes94.3%
725
93.1%
418
87.6%
92
7593.3%
1235
No5.7%
44
6.9%
31
12.4%
13
16.7%
88
MISSING534160100
TOTAL100.0%
769
100.0%
449
100.0%
105
761323

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Is religious leader ordained? 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
Yes93.2%
165
91.8%
314
95.6%
654
90.2%
175
93.6%
1308
No6.8%
12
8.2%
28
4.4%
30
9.8%
19
6.4%
89
MISSING20443112107
TOTAL100.0%
177
100.0%
342
100.0%
684
100.0%
194
1397

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Is religious leader ordained? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes92.0%
69
93.0%
626
95.0%
322
94.1%
257
90.0%
36
93.6%
1310
No8.0%
6
7.0%
47
5.0%
17
5.9%
16
10.0%
4
6.4%
90
MISSING564161211108
TOTAL100.0%
75
100.0%
673
100.0%
339
100.0%
273
100.0%
40
1400

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Is religious leader ordained? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes93.7%
797
94.2%
371
89.4%
101
4193.4%
1269
No6.3%
54
5.8%
23
10.6%
12
06.6%
89
MISSING633180102
TOTAL100.0%
851
100.0%
394
100.0%
113
411358

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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.