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Has your congregation participated in or supported social service, community development, or neighborhood organizing projects of any sort within the past 12 months? Please dont include projects that use or rent space in your building but have no other connection to your congregation. (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.


Social Service? (2018-2019)

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Demographic Patterns


Social Service? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Social Service? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
11.9%
16
18.6%
26
76.0%
19

0
20.3%
61
No
88.1%
119
81.4%
114
24.0%
6

17
79.7%
239
Missing
410
325
155
0
890
TOTAL
100.0%
135
100.0%
140
100.0%
25

17

300


 


Social Service? 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
22.9%
8
16.9%
10
17.4%
28
25.0%
16
19.4%
62
No
77.1%
27
83.1%
49
82.6%
133
75.0%
48
80.6%
257
Missing
130
242
424
148
944
TOTAL
100.0%
35
100.0%
59
100.0%
161
100.0%
64

319


 


Social Service? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
7.7%
2
5.6%
7
37.5%
27
16.2%
6
32.2%
19
19.2%
61
No
92.3%
24
94.4%
117
62.5%
45
83.8%
31
67.8%
40
80.8%
257
Missing
51
415
196
227
54
943
TOTAL
100.0%
26
100.0%
124
100.0%
72
100.0%
37
100.0%
59

318


 


Social Service? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
16.8%
28
15.7%
17
57.1%
16

0
20.1%
61
No
83.2%
139
84.3%
91
42.9%
12

15
79.9%
242
Missing
480
297
116
0
893
TOTAL
100.0%
167
100.0%
108
100.0%
28

15

303


 


Social Service? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
58.4%
720
45.4%
679
60.5%
804
19.2%
61
51.7%
2264
No
41.6%
513
54.6%
817
39.5%
526
80.8%
257
48.3%
2113
Missing
1
10
2
944
957
TOTAL
100.0%
1233
100.0%
1496
100.0%
1330
100.0%
318

4377



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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