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Was a monetary offering collected at this service? (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.


Offering? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




Offering? (Demographic Patterns)


Offering? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes91.9%
329
90.5%
352
87.7%
499
81.6%
80
5789.1%
1260
No8.1%
29
9.5%
37
12.3%
70
18.4%
18
3110.9%
154
MISSING003003
TOTAL100.0%
358
100.0%
389
100.0%
569
100.0%
98
881414

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Offering? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes84.6%
170
88.3%
331
91.2%
341
83.7%
242
89.2%
232
287.8%
1316
No15.4%
31
11.7%
44
8.8%
33
16.3%
47
10.8%
28
012.2%
183
MISSING0000000
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
375
100.0%
374
100.0%
289
100.0%
260
21499

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Offering? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes91.6%
753
88.5%
433
65.8%
73
6088.5%
1259
No8.4%
69
11.5%
56
34.2%
38
2211.5%
163
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
822
100.0%
489
100.0%
111
821422

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Offering? 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
Yes82.3%
163
86.0%
332
92.4%
659
79.6%
164
87.7%
1318
No17.7%
35
14.0%
54
7.6%
54
20.4%
42
12.3%
185
MISSING00303
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
386
100.0%
713
100.0%
206
1503

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Offering? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
No0.4%
1
80.4%
41
12.4%
186
MISSING030000
Yes86.3%
69
86.1%
632
91.3%
324
99.6%
284
19.6%
10
87.6%
1319
No13.8%
11
13.9%
102
8.7%
31
12.4%
186
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
734
100.0%
355
100.0%
285
100.0%
51
1505

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Offering? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes91.7%
838
86.1%
366
75.2%
91
2488.7%
1295
No8.3%
76
13.9%
59
24.8%
30
2011.3%
165
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
914
100.0%
425
100.0%
121
441460

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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.