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Is your congregation formally affiliated with a denomination, convention, or some similar kind of association? Remarks: This variable is coded 1 for congregations that we knew to be affiliated with a denomination even if the informant responded 'No' to the question. (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.


Formal Affiliation? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]

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Demographic Patterns


Formal Affiliation? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Formal Affiliation? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
78.4%
428
87.8%
409
82.2%
148

51
82.6%
985
No
21.6%
118
12.2%
57
17.8%
32

20
17.4%
207
TOTAL
100.0%
546
100.0%
466
100.0%
180

71

1192


 


Formal Affiliation? 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%
138
82.1%
247
81.4%
476
82.1%
174
81.9%
1035
No
16.4%
27
17.9%
54
18.6%
109
17.9%
38
18.1%
228
TOTAL
100.0%
165
100.0%
301
100.0%
585
100.0%
212

1263


 


Formal Affiliation? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
100.0%
77
75.9%
409
77.2%
207
99.2%
261
70.8%
80
82.1%
1034
No
0.0%
0
24.1%
130
22.8%
61
0.8%
2
29.2%
33
17.9%
226
TOTAL
100.0%
77
100.0%
539
100.0%
268
100.0%
263
100.0%
113

1260


 


Formal Affiliation? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
81.0%
523
81.0%
329
89.5%
128

54
82.0%
980
No
19.0%
123
19.0%
77
10.5%
15

12
18.0%
215
TOTAL
100.0%
646
100.0%
406
100.0%
143

66

1195


 


Formal Affiliation? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
81.8%
1010
79.6%
1200
76.5%
1018
82.0%
1035
79.9%
4263
No
18.2%
224
20.4%
307
23.5%
313
18.0%
227
20.1%
1071
TOTAL
100.0%
1234
100.0%
1507
100.0%
1331
100.0%
1262

5334



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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