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Was there a time during the service in which people in the congregation greeted each other by shaking hands or some other way? (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.


Greeting at Service? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]

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Demographic Patterns


Greeting at Service? (Demographic Patterns)


Greeting at Service? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes83.8%
301
76.5%
297
77.7%
443
88.9%
88
7479.7%
1129
No16.2%
58
23.5%
91
22.3%
127
11.1%
11
1420.3%
287
MISSING001001
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
388
100.0%
570
100.0%
99
881416

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Greeting at Service? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes64.2%
129
83.7%
314
83.2%
311
76.8%
222
85.4%
222
579.9%
1198
No35.8%
72
16.3%
61
16.8%
63
23.2%
67
14.6%
38
020.1%
301
MISSING0001001
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
375
100.0%
374
100.0%
289
100.0%
260
51499

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Greeting at Service? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes79.9%
655
80.8%
395
83.6%
92
6080.5%
1142
No20.1%
165
19.2%
94
16.4%
18
2419.5%
277
MISSING10001
TOTAL100.0%
820
100.0%
489
100.0%
110
841419

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Greeting at Service? 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
Yes70.2%
139
74.1%
286
85.5%
611
81.1%
167
79.9%
1203
No29.8%
59
25.9%
100
14.5%
104
18.9%
39
20.1%
302
MISSING00101
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
386
100.0%
715
100.0%
206
1505

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Greeting at Service? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes92.5%
74
73.3%
540
87.3%
308
89.8%
255
51.0%
26
79.9%
1203
No7.5%
6
26.7%
197
12.7%
45
10.2%
29
49.0%
25
20.1%
302
MISSING001001
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
737
100.0%
353
100.0%
284
100.0%
51
1505

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Greeting at Service? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes78.2%
714
81.6%
346
86.0%
104
3979.8%
1164
No21.8%
199
18.4%
78
14.0%
17
820.2%
294
MISSING01001
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
424
100.0%
121
471458

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Greeting at Service? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes78.7%
970
80.0%
1203
79.4%
2173
No21.3%
263
20.0%
301
20.6%
564
MISSING011
TOTAL100.0%
1233
100.0%
1504
2737

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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.