Congregational QuickStats > U.S. Congregations > Group Activities

Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for people in your congregation to learn English? (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.


Language Classes? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]


Demographic Patterns


Language Classes? (Demographic Patterns)


Language Classes? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes4.2%
15
7.2%
28
7.2%
41
4.1%
4
26.2%
88
No95.8%
344
92.8%
360
92.8%
531
95.9%
94
8693.8%
1329
MISSING010001
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
388
100.0%
572
100.0%
98
881417

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Language Classes? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes2.5%
5
0.0%
0
6.7%
25
5.5%
16
15.0%
39
35.7%
85
No97.5%
195
100.0%
374
93.3%
350
94.5%
274
85.0%
221
294.3%
1414
MISSING0000101
TOTAL100.0%
200
100.0%
374
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
260
51499

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Language Classes? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes5.5%
45
6.5%
32
5.4%
6
65.8%
83
No94.5%
776
93.5%
457
94.6%
105
7894.2%
1338
MISSING10001
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
489
100.0%
111
841421

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Language Classes? 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
Yes9.6%
19
3.6%
14
5.6%
40
8.3%
17
6.0%
90
No90.4%
179
96.4%
372
94.4%
675
91.7%
189
94.0%
1415
MISSING00101
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
386
100.0%
715
100.0%
206
1505

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Language Classes? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes13.9%
11
6.3%
46
2.8%
10
6.0%
17
12.0%
6
6.0%
90
No86.1%
68
93.8%
690
97.2%
345
94.0%
268
88.0%
44
94.0%
1415
MISSING010001
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
736
100.0%
355
100.0%
285
100.0%
50
1505

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Language Classes? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes5.7%
52
5.9%
25
5.0%
6
75.7%
83
No94.3%
861
94.1%
400
95.0%
115
4094.3%
1376
MISSING10001
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
425
100.0%
121
471459

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Language Classes? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes3.8%
46
6.0%
90
5.0%
136
No96.2%
1177
94.0%
1415
95.0%
2592
MISSING11112
TOTAL100.0%
1223
100.0%
1505
2728

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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.