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[Have you/Has this person] graduated from a seminary or theological school? (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.


Education of Religious Leader (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]

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Education of Religious Leader (Demographic Patterns)


Education of Religious Leader by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes76.8%
255
62.4%
227
56.6%
288
49.5%
49
3462.8%
819
No23.2%
77
37.6%
137
43.4%
221
50.5%
50
4337.2%
485
MISSING27246300114
TOTAL100.0%
332
100.0%
364
100.0%
509
100.0%
99
771304

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Education of Religious Leader by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes40.3%
58
40.2%
143
65.2%
227
73.1%
201
87.0%
221
261.7%
850
No59.7%
86
59.8%
213
34.8%
121
26.9%
74
13.0%
33
038.3%
527
MISSING5719261460122
TOTAL100.0%
144
100.0%
356
100.0%
348
100.0%
275
100.0%
254
21377

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Education of Religious Leader by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes61.2%
471
63.0%
273
68.6%
72
3762.4%
816
No38.8%
298
37.0%
160
31.4%
33
3637.6%
491
MISSING535660115
TOTAL100.0%
769
100.0%
433
100.0%
105
731307

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Education of Religious Leader 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
Yes79.2%
141
63.9%
214
53.9%
363
69.6%
135
61.8%
853
No20.8%
37
36.1%
121
46.1%
311
30.4%
59
38.2%
528
MISSING20524212126
TOTAL100.0%
178
100.0%
335
100.0%
674
100.0%
194
1381

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Education of Religious Leader by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes98.8%
79
57.6%
381
33.4%
110
94.1%
254
75.0%
30
61.8%
854
No1.3%
1
42.4%
281
66.6%
219
5.9%
16
25.0%
10
38.2%
527
MISSING075251511126
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
662
100.0%
329
100.0%
270
100.0%
40
1381

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Education of Religious Leader by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes66.1%
553
53.6%
210
69.4%
77
1362.7%
840
No33.9%
284
46.4%
182
30.6%
34
2737.3%
500
MISSING7733100120
TOTAL100.0%
837
100.0%
392
100.0%
111
401340

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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.