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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 travel to another part of the United States to provide assistance to people in need? (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.


US Charity Work? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


US Charity Work? (Demographic Patterns)

 

US Charity Work? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
29.9%
163
24.5%
114
15.1%
27

14
25.6%
304
No
70.1%
382
75.5%
351
84.9%
152

52
74.4%
885
TOTAL
100.0%
545
100.0%
465
100.0%
179

66

1189


 


US Charity Work? 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
24.4%
40
24.5%
73
29.5%
172
16.1%
34
25.4%
319
No
75.6%
124
75.5%
225
70.5%
411
83.9%
177
74.6%
937
Missing
0
3
2
0
5
TOTAL
100.0%
164
100.0%
298
100.0%
583
100.0%
211

1256


 


US Charity Work? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
22.1%
17
33.6%
180
20.1%
54
24.2%
64
3.5%
4
25.4%
319
No
77.9%
60
66.4%
356
79.9%
214
75.8%
200
96.5%
109
74.6%
939
Missing
0
4
1
0
0
5
TOTAL
100.0%
77
100.0%
536
100.0%
268
100.0%
264
100.0%
113

1258


 


US Charity Work? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
30.9%
200
21.0%
85
16.8%
24

9
25.9%
309
No
69.1%
447
79.0%
320
83.2%
119

52
74.1%
886
Missing
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
647
100.0%
405
100.0%
143

61

1195


 


US Charity Work? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
30.9%
465
34.2%
452
25.3%
318
30.2%
1235
No
0.0%
0
69.1%
1041
65.8%
869
74.7%
938
69.8%
2848
Missing
1234
0
10
6
1250
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1321
100.0%
1256

4083



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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