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Does the head or senior clergy work full-time at 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 Full-Time? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]

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Is Religious Leader Full-Time? (Demographic Patterns)


Is Religious Leader Full-Time? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes64.4%
221
65.1%
237
62.4%
334
55.6%
55
4063.2%
847
No35.6%
122
34.9%
127
37.6%
201
44.4%
44
4736.8%
494
MISSING1624360076
TOTAL100.0%
343
100.0%
364
100.0%
535
100.0%
99
871341

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Is Religious Leader Full-Time? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes24.6%
44
40.9%
149
69.0%
243
78.1%
217
91.4%
233
262.0%
886
No75.4%
135
59.1%
215
31.0%
109
21.9%
61
8.6%
22
038.0%
542
MISSING231123126075
TOTAL100.0%
179
100.0%
364
100.0%
352
100.0%
278
100.0%
255
21428

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Is Religious Leader Full-Time? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes64.0%
498
56.1%
263
63.8%
67
5861.2%
828
No36.0%
280
43.9%
206
36.2%
38
1738.8%
524
MISSING43216070
TOTAL100.0%
778
100.0%
469
100.0%
105
751352

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Is Religious Leader Full-Time? 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
Yes56.1%
101
57.7%
210
64.4%
444
67.5%
131
62.1%
886
No43.9%
79
42.3%
154
35.6%
245
32.5%
63
37.9%
541
MISSING1722271278
TOTAL100.0%
180
100.0%
364
100.0%
689
100.0%
194
1427

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Is Religious Leader Full-Time? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes68.8%
55
62.2%
433
52.5%
180
69.6%
188
77.5%
31
62.1%
887
No31.3%
25
37.8%
263
47.5%
163
30.4%
82
22.5%
9
37.9%
542
MISSING04112151179
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
696
100.0%
343
100.0%
270
100.0%
40
1429

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Is Religious Leader Full-Time? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes63.7%
547
57.8%
240
62.8%
71
2961.9%
858
No36.3%
312
42.2%
175
37.2%
42
1238.1%
529
MISSING54108072
TOTAL100.0%
859
100.0%
415
100.0%
113
411387

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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.