Survey of Congregations in Metropolitan Chicago, 1994

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Community Area (CA) -- One of 77 areas of 8-15 census tracts within the City of Chicago. Also includes selected municipalities outside Chicago (COMMAREA)
TOTAL%
1) 198.7
2) 198.7
8) 136.0
26) 41.8
27) 73.2
28) 31.4
30) 104.6
31) 115.0
32) 52.3
44) 198.7
61) 10.5
62) 10.5
63) 156.9
65) 41.8
66) 62.8
67) 10.5
69) 2611.9
78) 5424.8
TOTAL218100.0
2) Total population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (TOTPOP)
TOTAL%
11954) 52.3
12266) 10.5
23402) 41.8
24030) 73.2
24095) 41.8
26957) 156.9
36779) 198.7
38644) 2611.9
45654) 115.0
46197) 31.4
51243) 62.8
52772) 10.5
53226) 10.5
60378) 198.7
62842) 136.0
65374) 198.7
81155) 104.6
274428) 5424.8
TOTAL218100.0
3) Percent male of population of the Community Area (CA) (MALEPER)
TOTAL%
44) 4520.6
46) 177.8
47) 3114.2
48) 104.6
49) 6931.7
50) 209.2
53) 167.3
55) 104.6
TOTAL218100.0
4) Percent white of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (WHITPER)
TOTAL%
0) 41.8
1) 5324.3
22) 31.4
27) 104.6
31) 115.0
32) 10.5
52) 62.8
55) 198.7
70) 156.9
73) 136.0
75) 52.3
77) 198.7
93) 5424.8
94) 41.8
95) 10.5
TOTAL218100.0
5) Percent black of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (BLACPER)
TOTAL%
0) 52.3
1) 115.0
2) 5424.8
3) 198.7
5) 156.9
9) 104.6
21) 52.3
23) 136.0
27) 2511.5
42) 10.5
67) 31.4
98) 83.7
99) 4922.5
TOTAL218100.0
6) Percent other nonwhites of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (OTHERPER)
TOTAL%
0) 4520.6
1) 125.5
4) 136.0
5) 6027.5
6) 41.8
10) 31.4
18) 198.7
20) 198.7
21) 62.8
25) 156.9
26) 10.5
64) 104.6
68) 115.0
TOTAL218100.0
7) Percent foreign-born of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (FORBOR)
TOTAL%
0) 115.0
1) 4621.1
6) 5424.8
9) 188.3
10) 31.4
12) 41.8
21) 20.9
22) 62.8
23) 156.9
29) 198.7
39) 198.7
47) 104.6
49) 115.0
TOTAL218100.0
8) Median school year of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (MEDSYEA)
TOTAL%
14) 104.6
15) 115.0
20) 10.5
22) 198.7
24) 73.2
27) 10.5
28) 10.5
33) 41.8
34) 62.8
39) 31.4
40) 2611.9
48) 198.7
54) 198.7
59) 198.7
78) 52.3
79) 136.0
81) 5424.8
TOTAL218100.0
9) Percent female-headed households of the Community Area (CA) indicated (FEHEAPER)
TOTAL%
7) 5424.8
10) 52.3
13) 198.7
15) 52.3
17) 104.6
18) 156.9
20) 115.0
25) 62.8
26) 136.0
28) 198.7
37) 10.5
41) 198.7
50) 2712.4
55) 41.8
58) 73.2
60) 31.4
TOTAL218100.0
10) Percent below poverty line of population of Community Area (CA) indicated (PERBELOW)
TOTAL%
1) 5424.8
3) 10.5
4) 94.1
8) 156.9
11) 198.7
12) 198.7
15) 62.8
16) 198.7
18) 136.0
22) 104.6
23) 2611.9
26) 115.0
28) 10.5
32) 10.5
36) 41.8
46) 73.2
52) 31.4
TOTAL218100.0
11) Percent white collar of population of Community Area (CA) indicated (PERWCOLL)
TOTAL%
26) 219.6
38) 10.5
43) 41.8
45) 73.2
46) 156.9
47) 62.8
48) 10.5
55) 10.5
57) 41.8
58) 2611.9
62) 198.7
63) 198.7
66) 31.4
67) 198.7
85) 5424.8
88) 136.0
91) 52.3
TOTAL218100.0
12) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Worship services (WORSSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No31.4
1) Yes21198.6
Missing4 
TOTAL214100.0
13) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Prayer meetings (PRAYMEET)
TOTAL%
0) No7535.2
1) Yes13864.8
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
14) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Religious education for children (RECHILD)
TOTAL%
0) No3114.6
1) Yes18285.4
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
15) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Religious education for adults (READULT)
TOTAL%
0) No3517.1
1) Yes17082.9
Missing13 
TOTAL205100.0
16) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Scripture studies (SCRISTUD)
TOTAL%
0) No3616.9
1) Yes17783.1
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
17) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Choir(s) (CHOIRS)
TOTAL%
0) No4321.0
1) Yes16279.0
Missing13 
TOTAL205100.0
18) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Literature distribution (LITDIST)
TOTAL%
0) No8238.7
1) Yes13061.3
Missing6 
TOTAL212100.0
19) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Language classes (LANGCLAS)
TOTAL%
0) No10580.2
1) Yes2619.8
Missing87 
TOTAL131100.0
20) Which of the following kinds of activities do you have? -- Parish/parochial school (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
0) No3053.6
1) Yes2646.4
Missing162 
TOTAL56100.0
21) School enrollment (ENROLL)
TOTAL%
0) 3571.4
9) 12.0
37) 12.0
58) 12.0
75) 12.0
175) 12.0
190) 24.1
210) 12.0
254) 12.0
268) 12.0
300) 12.0
375) 12.0
750) 12.0
960) 12.0
Missing169 
TOTAL49100.0
22) Do you provide counseling services? -- For individuals (INDCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No2813.2
1) Yes18486.8
Missing6 
TOTAL212100.0
23) Do you provide counseling services? -- For families (FAMCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No4119.3
1) Yes17180.7
Missing6 
TOTAL212100.0
24) Do you provide counseling services? -- For those preparing for marriage (MARRCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No89.8
1) Yes7490.2
Missing136 
TOTAL82100.0
25) Do you offer services to people in need of - Employment? (EMPLASSI)
TOTAL%
0) No7469.2
1) Yes3330.8
Missing111 
TOTAL107100.0
26) Do you offer services to people in need of - Shelter? (HOMEASST)
TOTAL%
0) No10850.7
1) Yes10549.3
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
27) Do you offer services to people in need of - Food? (HUNASST)
TOTAL%
0) No5324.9
1) Yes16075.1
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
28) Do you offer services to people in need of -- Problems associated with immigration? (IMMIASST)
TOTAL%
0) No14065.7
1) Yes7334.3
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
29) Do you offer services to people in need of -- Other? (OTHEASSI)
TOTAL%
0) No15774.1
1) Yes5525.9
Missing6 
TOTAL212100.0
30) Is your church active on the following public issues? -- Land use/zoning (LANDUSE)
TOTAL%
0) No7590.4
1) Yes89.6
Missing135 
TOTAL83100.0
31) Is your church active on the following public issues? -- Housing (HOUSACT)
TOTAL%
0) No15070.4
1) Yes6329.6
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
32) Is your church active on the following public issues? -- Education (EDUCACT)
TOTAL%
0) No12558.7
1) Yes8841.3
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
33) Is your church active on the following public issues? -- Job training and/or placement (JOBACT)
TOTAL%
0) No15773.7
1) Yes5626.3
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
34) Is your church active on the following public issues? -- Neighborhood anti-crime issues (NACRIMA)
TOTAL%
0) No11554.0
1) Yes9846.0
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
35) Is your church active on the following public issues? -- Issues affecting the elderly (ELDERACT)
TOTAL%
0) No8664.2
1) Yes4835.8
Missing84 
TOTAL134100.0
36) Is your church active on the following public issues? -- Other (OTHERACT)
TOTAL%
0) No16678.7
1) Yes4521.3
Missing7 
TOTAL211100.0
37) Does your church work with outside organizations such as: -- Government? (WORKWGOR)
TOTAL%
0) No6576.5
1) Yes2023.5
Missing133 
TOTAL85100.0
38) Does your church work with outside organizations such as: -- Business? (WORKWBUS)
TOTAL%
0) No7184.5
1) Yes1315.5
Missing134 
TOTAL84100.0
39) Does your church work with outside organizations such as: -- Community organizations? (WORKWCOR)
TOTAL%
0) No8138.4
1) Yes13061.6
Missing7 
TOTAL211100.0
40) Does your church work with outside organizations such as: -- Social service organizations? (WORKWSSO)
TOTAL%
0) No8640.4
1) Yes12759.6
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
41) Does your church work with outside organizations such as: -- Other religious institutions? (WORKWORI)
TOTAL%
0) No6631.0
1) Yes14769.0
Missing5 
TOTAL213100.0
42) Does your church work with outside organizations such as: -- Other? (WORKWOOR)
TOTAL%
0) No18187.9
1) Yes2512.1
Missing12 
TOTAL206100.0
43) Number of members (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL201885.6521779
44) Number of services on Sunday (NUMSERS)
TOTAL%
1) 3929.8
2) 4030.5
3) 2317.6
4) 75.3
5) 118.4
6) 86.1
7) 21.5
8) 10.8
Missing87 
TOTAL131100.0
45) Number of services during the week (NUMSWEE)
TOTAL%
1) 4529.8
2) 2617.2
3) 1912.6
4) 64.0
5) 96.0
6) 85.3
7) 10.7
8) 10.7
9) 21.3
10) 32.0
11) 64.0
12) 10.7
13) 21.3
14) 32.0
15) 21.3
16) 21.3
17) 10.7
18) 10.7
19) 10.7
21) 42.6
22) 10.7
25) 10.7
26) 21.3
30) 10.7
35) 10.7
41) 10.7
55) 10.7
Missing67 
TOTAL151100.0
46) Number of prayer meetings during the week (NUMPRAWE)
TOTAL%
1) 5456.3
2) 2222.9
3) 1010.4
4) 11.0
5) 33.1
6) 22.1
7) 22.1
8) 11.0
12) 11.0
Missing122 
TOTAL96100.0
47) Average Sunday worship attendance (SUWOAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL203554.7491043
48) Average religious education attendance per week (REEDATEW)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL178163.579261
49) What is the most important way you and your congregation serve your own members? -- First response (SERVMEM1)
TOTAL%
1) Worship6131.0
2) Spiritual education6633.5
3) Counseling/guidance105.1
4) Economic support/charity73.6
5) Supportive community/like family4120.8
6) Sense of hope/welfare31.5
7) Other94.6
Missing21 
TOTAL197100.0
50) What is the most important way you and your congregation serve your own members? -- Second response (SERVMEM2)
TOTAL%
1) Worship98.3
2) Spiritual education3733.9
3) Counseling/guidance109.2
4) Economic support/charity1110.1
5) Supportive community/like family1715.6
6) Sense of hope/welfare43.7
7) Other2119.3
Missing109 
TOTAL109100.0
51) What is the most important way you and your congregation serve the wider community (however you define it--neighborhood city country or world)? -- First Response (SERVCOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Helping others4232.8
2) Worship, spirit1511.7
3) Community development1310.2
4) Mission work1310.2
5) Education97.0
6) Youth75.5
8) Crime prevention32.3
9) Serve diverse groups75.5
10) Provide space to organizations75.5
11) Other129.4
Missing90 
TOTAL128100.0
52) What is the most important way you and your congregation serve the wider community (however you define it-neighborhood, city, country, or world)? -- Second Response (SERVCOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Helping others1016.7
2) Worship, spirit813.3
3) Community development58.3
4) Mission work1525.0
5) Education46.7
6) Youth11.7
7) Job training23.3
9) Serve diverse groups610.0
11) Other915.0
Missing158 
TOTAL60100.0
53) What is the most vital part of congregational life? -- First response (VITAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Worship only810.4
2) Worship plus others1114.3
3) Service to members/community1114.3
4) Spiritual development2228.6
5) Family, values, binding79.1
6) Education for all67.8
8) Evangelism11.3
9) Develop community for neighborhood33.9
10) Develop unity and religious community45.2
11) Other45.2
Missing141 
TOTAL77100.0
54) What is the most vital part of congregational life? -- Second response (VITAL2)
TOTAL%
2) Worship plus others13.7
3) Service to members/community414.8
4) Spiritual development414.8
5) Family, values, binding13.7
6) Education for all13.7
7) Education for children311.1
8) Evangelism518.5
9) Develop community for neighborhood13.7
10) Develop unity and religious community311.1
11) Other414.8
Missing191 
TOTAL27100.0
55) Are there any other activities that your institution is involved in that you would like to tell us about? -- First response (OTHACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Youth2621.5
2) Seniors32.5
3) Ministry1411.6
4) Finance, housing, needy1915.7
5) Education108.3
6) Substance43.3
7) Religious education43.3
8) Lending church space43.3
9) Women and mothers32.5
10) Others3428.1
Missing97 
TOTAL121100.0
56) Are there any other activities that your institution is involved in that you would like to tell us about? -- Second response (OTHACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Youth34.9
2) Seniors23.3
3) Ministry46.6
4) Finance, housing, needy1016.4
5) Education813.1
7) Religious education711.5
8) Lending church space34.9
9) Women and mothers34.9
10) Others2134.4
Missing157 
TOTAL61100.0
57) What are the most significant changes that have occurred in your church over the past 10 years? -- First response (CHANGES1)
TOTAL%
1) New clergy78.6
2) Stronger lay leadership33.7
3) Changes in ethnicity1113.6
4) Spiritual growth33.7
5) Increase in outreach56.2
6) Change in age of membership67.4
7) Structural growth33.7
8) Changes in family structure44.9
9) Growth in membership1214.8
10) Decline in membership1518.5
11) Other1214.8
Missing137 
TOTAL81100.0
58) What are the most significant changes that have occurred in your church over the past 10 years? -- Second response (CHANGES2)
TOTAL%
1) New clergy49.1
3) Changes in ethnicity24.5
4) Spiritual growth49.1
5) Increase in outreach36.8
7) Structural growth24.5
8) Changes in family structure12.3
9) Growth in membership818.2
10) Decline in membership511.4
11) Other1534.1
Missing174 
TOTAL44100.0
59) What do you see as the most important needs of the people who live in your area? -- First response (NEEDS1)
TOTAL%
1) Social needs1215.4
2) General family needs1114.1
3) Stability of community79.0
4) Spiritual and religious needs3342.3
5) Basic physical needs56.4
7) Economic/political22.6
8) Other810.3
Missing140 
TOTAL78100.0
60) What do you see as the most important needs of the people who live in your area? -- Second response (NEEDS2)
TOTAL%
1) Social needs510.6
2) General family needs714.9
3) Stability of community612.8
4) Spiritual and religious needs714.9
5) Basic physical needs24.3
6) Youth12.1
7) Economic/political48.5
8) Other1531.9
Missing171 
TOTAL47100.0
61) Could you please tell us a little about the members of your congregation? For example, what types of work they do, whether they are similar to each other in their ages and stages of life, or any other description of that sort you could give us. -- First response (MEMBERS1)
TOTAL%
2) Middle class1010.9
3) Rich11.1
4) Varied classes1213.0
5) White collar1112.0
6) Varied occupations1718.5
7) Younger66.5
8) Older/retired1112.0
9) White77.6
10) Black22.2
13) Varied ethnicities77.6
15) Some college, college or more33.3
16) Varied education11.1
17) Other44.3
Missing126 
TOTAL92100.0
62) Could you please tell us a little about the members of your congregation? For example, what types of work they do, whether they are similar to each other in their ages and stages of life, or any other description of that sort you could give us. -- Second response (MEMBERS2)
TOTAL%
1) Poor22.9
2) Middle class68.6
4) Varied classes811.4
5) White collar811.4
6) Varied occupations68.6
7) Younger811.4
8) Older/retired22.9
9) White11.4
11) Hispanic11.4
12) Immigrants34.3
13) Varied ethnicities1318.6
15) Some college, college or more22.9
16) Varied education11.4
17) Other912.9
Missing148 
TOTAL70100.0
63) Denomination of congregations grouped into denominational families (DENOMI)
TOTAL%
1) Judaism104.6
5) Roman Catholic5525.3
6) Protestant Mainline6530.0
7) Protestant Evangelical3616.6
8) Protestant Pentecostal167.4
9) Other3516.1
Missing1 
TOTAL217100.0
64) Could you give a rough estimation of the proportion of your members who live within the church's immediate area? (for example within the church's ZIP Code or the immediately adjacent ZIP Code areas) (LIIMAR)
TOTAL%
1) 0-24%1311.7
2) 25-49%1917.1
3) 50-74%3733.3
4) 75-100%4237.8
Missing107 
TOTAL111100.0
65) Roughly what proportion of your congregation has moved into the area in the last five years? (MOINARE)
TOTAL%
1) 0-24%3847.5
2) 25-49%2835.0
3) 50-74%1215.0
4) 75-100%22.5
Missing138 
TOTAL80100.0
66) I-RACEW: Percent white of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACEW)
TOTAL%
1) 0%-52%3521.2
2) 55%-75%5231.5
3) 76%+7847.3
Missing53 
TOTAL165100.0
67) I-RACEB: Percent black of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACEB)
TOTAL%
1) 0%-10 %11452.3
2) 11%-67%4721.6
3) 68%-99%5726.1
TOTAL218100.0
68) I-RACEO: Percent other nonwhites of population of the Community Area (CA) indicated (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACEO)
TOTAL%
0) 0%4520.6
1) 1-10%9242.2
2) 11-26%6027.5
3) 26%+219.6
TOTAL218100.0
69) I-DENOMIN: Denomination of congregations grouped into denominational families (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-DENOMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Judaism104.6
2) Catholic5525.3
3) Protestant11753.9
4) Other3516.1
Missing1 
TOTAL217100.0