Faith Communities Today Survey (FACT) 2010, Seventh-Day Adventists

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The Faith Communities Today 2010 national survey brings together 26 individual surveys of congregations. Twenty-four were conducted by or for partner denominations and faith groups, representing 32 of the country’s largest denominations and traditions. The common core questionnaire of the survey replicates more than 150 questions from the 2000, 2005 and 2008 surveys, plus a special section on the 2008 recession. This dataset contains the FACT 2010 data from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

Data File
Cases: 347
Variables: 224
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: 2010
Original Survey (Instrument)
FACT 2010 Questionnaire for Seventh-day Adventists
Funded By
The Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Collection Procedures
Questionnaires were mailed to 1,000 randomly drawn congregations in the North American Division (United States and Canada). The original survey was mailed in May. Reminders of some type were sent in June, July, August, September, October, and November. These included letters, a re-mailing of the survey, e-mails, and the opportunity to complete the survey online. At the end of collection in December, 347 usable surveys were received, a return rate of 34.7%.
Sampling Procedures
Questionnaires were mailed to 1,000 randomly drawn congregations in the North American Division (United States and Canada).
Principal Investigators
Carl Dudley, Institute of Church Ministry