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Did the leader of this service wear a robe or other special garments? (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.


Special Garments? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




Special Garments? (Demographic Patterns)


Special Garments? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes47.6%
171
33.3%
129
20.7%
118
32.3%
32
2031.8%
450
No52.4%
188
66.7%
258
79.3%
453
67.7%
67
6968.2%
966
MISSING020002
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
387
100.0%
571
100.0%
99
891416

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Special Garments? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes17.5%
35
30.6%
114
24.5%
92
33.1%
96
50.4%
131
131.2%
468
No82.5%
165
69.4%
259
75.5%
283
66.9%
194
49.6%
129
468.8%
1030
MISSING0200002
TOTAL100.0%
200
100.0%
373
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
260
51498

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Special Garments? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes22.9%
188
39.6%
193
51.4%
57
3230.8%
438
No77.1%
634
60.4%
294
48.6%
54
5269.2%
982
MISSING02002
TOTAL100.0%
822
100.0%
487
100.0%
111
841420

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Special Garments? 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
Yes54.8%
108
27.2%
105
26.1%
187
33.8%
69
31.2%
469
No45.2%
89
72.8%
281
73.9%
529
66.2%
135
68.8%
1034
MISSING00022
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
386
100.0%
716
100.0%
204
1503

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Special Garments? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes87.5%
70
7.6%
56
39.4%
140
62.5%
177
54.0%
27
31.2%
470
No12.5%
10
92.4%
681
60.6%
215
37.5%
106
46.0%
23
68.8%
1035
MISSING000202
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
737
100.0%
355
100.0%
283
100.0%
50
1505

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Special Garments? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes24.3%
222
39.4%
167
53.8%
64
1631.1%
453
No75.7%
692
60.6%
257
46.2%
55
3168.9%
1004
MISSING00202
TOTAL100.0%
914
100.0%
424
100.0%
119
471457

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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.