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Did the people speak or read or recite something together at any point? (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.


Reading or Recitation? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]

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Demographic Patterns


Reading or Recitation? (Demographic Patterns)


Reading or Recitation? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes73.0%
262
62.6%
243
48.2%
273
72.4%
71
3960.2%
849
No27.0%
97
37.4%
145
51.8%
293
27.6%
27
4939.8%
562
MISSING005005
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
388
100.0%
566
100.0%
98
881411

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Reading or Recitation? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes55.9%
109
59.2%
222
55.1%
206
55.9%
162
70.9%
185
559.1%
884
No44.1%
86
40.8%
153
44.9%
168
44.1%
128
29.1%
76
040.9%
611
MISSING5000005
TOTAL100.0%
195
100.0%
375
100.0%
374
100.0%
290
100.0%
261
51495

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Reading or Recitation? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes48.5%
398
74.8%
362
81.8%
90
3860.1%
850
No51.5%
423
25.2%
122
18.2%
20
4639.9%
565
MISSING05005
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
484
100.0%
110
841415

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Reading or Recitation? 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
Yes76.6%
151
56.5%
218
57.5%
408
53.9%
111
59.2%
888
No23.4%
46
43.5%
168
42.5%
302
46.1%
95
40.8%
611
MISSING00505
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
386
100.0%
710
100.0%
206
1499

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Reading or Recitation? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes97.3%
72
33.0%
243
75.8%
269
93.7%
266
76.0%
38
59.2%
888
No2.7%
2
67.0%
494
24.2%
86
6.3%
18
24.0%
12
40.8%
612
MISSING500005
TOTAL100.0%
74
100.0%
737
100.0%
355
100.0%
284
100.0%
50
1500

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Reading or Recitation? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes51.3%
466
72.2%
307
79.3%
96
2059.7%
869
No48.7%
443
27.8%
118
20.7%
25
2740.3%
586
MISSING50005
TOTAL100.0%
909
100.0%
425
100.0%
121
471455

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Reading or Recitation? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes63.0%
777
59.2%
889
60.9%
1666
No37.0%
456
40.8%
612
39.1%
1068
MISSING156
TOTAL100.0%
1233
100.0%
1501
2734

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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.