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An organized youth group for teenagers? (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.


Teenage Youth Group? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




Teenage Youth Group? (Demographic Patterns)


Teenage Youth Group? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes56.3%
201
58.6%
228
68.6%
388
45.5%
45
4661.1%
862
No43.7%
156
41.4%
161
31.4%
178
54.5%
54
4038.9%
549
MISSING206008
TOTAL100.0%
357
100.0%
389
100.0%
566
100.0%
99
861411

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Teenage Youth Group? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes12.1%
24
46.7%
175
62.4%
229
84.0%
242
89.7%
234
260.7%
904
No87.9%
175
53.3%
200
37.6%
138
16.0%
46
10.3%
27
339.3%
586
MISSING10820011
TOTAL100.0%
199
100.0%
375
100.0%
367
100.0%
288
100.0%
261
51490

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Teenage Youth Group? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes65.8%
537
55.2%
270
49.5%
53
4760.9%
860
No34.2%
279
44.8%
219
50.5%
54
3739.1%
552
MISSING704011
TOTAL100.0%
816
100.0%
489
100.0%
107
841412

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Teenage Youth Group? 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
Yes41.3%
81
62.8%
241
63.2%
451
66.7%
134
60.7%
907
No58.7%
115
37.2%
143
36.8%
263
33.3%
67
39.3%
588
MISSING132511
TOTAL100.0%
196
100.0%
384
100.0%
714
100.0%
201
1495

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Teenage Youth Group? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes52.5%
42
61.4%
447
68.4%
242
54.8%
155
41.2%
21
60.6%
907
No47.5%
38
38.6%
281
31.6%
112
45.2%
128
58.8%
30
39.4%
589
MISSING0901010
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
728
100.0%
354
100.0%
283
100.0%
51
1496

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Teenage Youth Group? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes60.7%
551
62.5%
265
58.8%
70
2061.1%
886
No39.3%
356
37.5%
159
41.2%
49
2438.9%
564
MISSING70108
TOTAL100.0%
907
100.0%
424
100.0%
119
441450

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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.