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Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss politics? (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.


Discuss Politics? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


Discuss Politics? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Discuss Politics? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
4.8%
26
12.0%
56
27.4%
49

1
11.0%
131
No
95.2%
519
88.0%
409
72.6%
130

65
89.0%
1058
TOTAL
100.0%
545
100.0%
465
100.0%
179

66

1189


 


Discuss Politics? 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
15.2%
25
10.4%
31
8.6%
50
12.8%
27
10.6%
133
No
84.8%
140
89.6%
267
91.4%
533
87.2%
184
89.4%
1124
Missing
0
3
2
0
5
TOTAL
100.0%
165
100.0%
298
100.0%
583
100.0%
211

1257


 


Discuss Politics? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
13.0%
10
5.4%
29
15.7%
42
14.8%
39
12.3%
14
10.7%
134
No
87.0%
67
94.6%
506
84.3%
226
85.2%
225
87.7%
100
89.3%
1124
Missing
0
4
1
0
0
5
TOTAL
100.0%
77
100.0%
535
100.0%
268
100.0%
264
100.0%
114

1258


 


Discuss Politics? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
8.3%
54
9.4%
38
28.5%
41

1
11.1%
133
No
91.7%
593
90.6%
368
71.5%
103

60
88.9%
1064
TOTAL
100.0%
647
100.0%
406
100.0%
144

61

1197


 


Discuss Politics? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
6.4%
78
6.2%
94
5.8%
76
10.6%
133
7.2%
381
No
93.6%
1150
93.8%
1412
94.2%
1245
89.4%
1124
92.8%
4931
Missing
6
0
10
5
21
TOTAL
100.0%
1228
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1321
100.0%
1257

5312



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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