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[Are you/Is this person] paid for [you/his/her] work in this congregation? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006-2007, 2012, and 2018-2019))

Each question was asked of a key informant from the congregation, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or other staff person or leader.


Is Religious Leader Paid? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


Is Religious Leader Paid? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Is Religious Leader Paid? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
80.0%
416
83.6%
381
90.6%
135

34
82.8%
932
No
20.0%
104
16.4%
75
9.4%
14

31
17.2%
193
Missing
26
10
31
0
67
TOTAL
100.0%
520
100.0%
456
100.0%
149

65

1125


 


Is Religious Leader Paid? by Region (2018-2019)


New England or Mid-AtlanticEast North Central or West North CentralSouth Atlantic, East South Central or West South CentralMountain or PacificTOTAL
Yes
83.6%
117
79.2%
224
81.7%
463
81.8%
162
81.3%
966
No
16.4%
23
20.8%
59
18.3%
104
18.2%
36
18.7%
222
Missing
25
18
18
13
74
TOTAL
100.0%
140
100.0%
283
100.0%
567
100.0%
198

1188


 


Is Religious Leader Paid? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
98.7%
74
80.0%
407
66.0%
175
98.0%
244
72.0%
67
81.2%
967
No
1.3%
1
20.0%
102
34.0%
90
2.0%
5
28.0%
26
18.8%
224
Missing
3
30
4
16
21
74
TOTAL
100.0%
75
100.0%
509
100.0%
265
100.0%
249
100.0%
93

1191


 


Is Religious Leader Paid? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
84.0%
524
77.5%
293
96.0%
121

28
83.2%
938
No
16.0%
100
22.5%
85
4.0%
5

33
16.8%
190
Missing
23
28
17
0
68
TOTAL
100.0%
624
100.0%
378
100.0%
126

61

1128


 


Is Religious Leader Paid? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
80.6%
1146
86.3%
1080
81.2%
966
82.7%
3192
No
0.0%
0
19.4%
275
13.7%
172
18.8%
223
17.3%
670
Missing
1234
86
79
73
1472
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1421
100.0%
1252
100.0%
1189

3862



Notes

The National Congregations Study (NCS) dataset fills a void in the sociological study of congregations by providing data that can be used to draw a nationally aggregate picture of congregations. Thanks to innovations in sampling techniques, the 1998 NCS data was the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. Subsequent NCS waves were conducted in 2006-07, 2012, and 2018-19. The 2006-07 NCS sample includes a subset of cases that were also interviewed in 1998. The 2012 NCS includes an oversample of Hispanic congregations. The 2018-19 NCS includes a subset of congregations that also were interviewed in 2012.



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