U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Southern Baptist Profile

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FINSIT

Which one of the following best describes your congregation s financial situation?
  1) We have an increasing financial base.
  2) We have an essentially stable financial base.
  3) We have a declining financial base.
  4) Our financial situation is a serious threat to our ability to continue as a viable congregation.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
We have an increasing financial base. 52 40.9% 40.9% -1.05
We have an essentially stable financial base. 63 49.6% 90.6% .46
We have a declining financial base. 11 8.7% 99.2% 1.98
Our financial situation is a serious threat to our ability to continue as a viable congregation. 1 .8% 100% 3.49

Variable Comparisons


Theology (I-THEOLOGY)

More on the conservative side Right in the middle More on the liberal side TOTAL
We have an increasing financial base. 41.4%
46
28.6%
4
100.0%
1
40.5%
51
We have an essentially stable financial base. 48.6%
54
64.3%
9
0.0%
0
50.0%
63
We have a declining financial base. 9.0%
10
7.1%
1
0.0%
0
8.7%
11
Our financial situation is a serious threat to our ability to continue as a viable congregation. 0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
111
100.0%
14
100.0%
1

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

More on the conservative side Right in the middle More on the liberal side TOTAL
We have an increasing financial base. 46.2%
48
19.0%
4
0.0%
0
41.3%
52
We have an essentially stable financial base. 45.2%
47
66.7%
14
100.0%
1
49.2%
62
We have a declining financial base. 7.7%
8
14.3%
3
0.0%
0
8.7%
11
Our financial situation is a serious threat to our ability to continue as a viable congregation. 1.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
104
100.0%
21
100.0%
1

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Church attendance (I-ATTEND01)

0-99 100-249 250-499 500-749 750-1000 TOTAL
We have an increasing financial base. 28.1%
16
41.3%
19
64.7%
11
100.0%
2
100.0%
3
40.8%
51
We have an essentially stable financial base. 59.6%
34
47.8%
22
35.3%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
49.6%
62
We have a declining financial base. 10.5%
6
10.9%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
8.8%
11
Our financial situation is a serious threat to our ability to continue as a viable congregation. 1.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
57
100.0%
46
100.0%
17
100.0%
2
100.0%
3

125