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Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To travel to another part of the United States to provide assistance to people in need? (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.


US Charity Work? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




US Charity Work? (Demographic Patterns)


US Charity Work? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes29.2%
105
31.6%
123
31.7%
181
30.6%
30
1631.0%
439
No70.8%
254
68.4%
266
68.3%
390
69.4%
68
7269.0%
978
MISSING000000
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
389
100.0%
571
100.0%
98
881417

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US Charity Work? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes8.0%
16
16.8%
63
29.1%
109
38.6%
112
59.4%
155
130.3%
455
No92.0%
185
83.2%
312
70.9%
266
61.4%
178
40.6%
106
469.7%
1047
MISSING0000000
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
375
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
261
51502

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US Charity Work? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes31.5%
259
29.7%
145
22.7%
25
2530.2%
429
No68.5%
562
70.3%
344
77.3%
85
5969.8%
991
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
489
100.0%
110
841420

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US Charity Work? 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
Yes20.8%
41
35.5%
137
30.4%
218
28.6%
59
30.2%
455
No79.2%
156
64.5%
249
69.6%
498
71.4%
147
69.8%
1050
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
386
100.0%
716
100.0%
206
1505

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US Charity Work? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes20.0%
16
36.2%
267
19.7%
70
33.0%
94
17.6%
9
30.2%
456
No80.0%
64
63.8%
470
80.3%
285
67.0%
191
82.4%
42
69.8%
1052
MISSING000000
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
737
100.0%
355
100.0%
285
100.0%
51
1508

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US Charity Work? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes30.9%
282
28.7%
122
29.2%
35
1630.1%
439
No69.1%
632
71.3%
303
70.8%
85
3069.9%
1020
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
914
100.0%
425
100.0%
120
461459

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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.