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[Are you/Is this person] paid for [your/his/her] work in this congregation? (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 Paid? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




Is Religious Leader Paid? (Demographic Patterns)


Is Religious Leader Paid? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes89.5%
307
86.0%
313
77.6%
415
61.1%
58
5181.8%
1093
No10.5%
36
14.0%
51
22.4%
120
38.9%
37
3618.2%
244
MISSING1625364081
TOTAL100.0%
343
100.0%
364
100.0%
535
100.0%
95
871337

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Is Religious Leader Paid? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes63.5%
113
69.2%
249
83.8%
295
88.8%
247
93.3%
237
280.2%
1141
No36.5%
65
30.8%
111
16.2%
57
11.2%
31
6.7%
17
019.8%
281
MISSING231523127080
TOTAL100.0%
178
100.0%
360
100.0%
352
100.0%
278
100.0%
254
21422

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Is Religious Leader Paid? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes80.8%
629
77.6%
363
82.9%
87
6479.9%
1079
No19.2%
149
22.4%
105
17.1%
18
820.1%
272
MISSING44216071
TOTAL100.0%
778
100.0%
468
100.0%
105
721351

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Is Religious Leader Paid? 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
Yes83.3%
150
72.8%
262
83.5%
575
79.9%
155
80.3%
1142
No16.7%
30
27.2%
98
16.5%
114
20.1%
39
19.7%
281
MISSING1726271282
TOTAL100.0%
180
100.0%
360
100.0%
689
100.0%
194
1423

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Is Religious Leader Paid? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes98.7%
78
78.3%
542
67.5%
231
97.4%
263
70.7%
29
80.3%
1143
No1.3%
1
21.7%
150
32.5%
111
2.6%
7
29.3%
12
19.7%
281
MISSING04512151183
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
692
100.0%
342
100.0%
270
100.0%
41
1424

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Is Religious Leader Paid? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes82.1%
705
76.9%
319
77.7%
87
3280.2%
1111
No17.9%
154
23.1%
96
22.3%
25
519.8%
275
MISSING55108073
TOTAL100.0%
859
100.0%
415
100.0%
112
371386

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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.