Congregational QuickStats > Sermon or Speech?

Was there a sermon or a speech of some sort at this service? (National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset, 2012)

Each question was asked of a key informant from the congregation, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or other staff person or leader.


Sermon or Speech? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Sermon or Speech? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Sermon or Speech? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
95.0%
667
97.4%
420
99.3%
146

50
96.3%
1233
No
5.0%
35
2.6%
11
0.7%
1

0
3.7%
47
Missing
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
702
100.0%
431
100.0%
147

50

1280


 


Sermon or Speech? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
84.5%
136
98.7%
301
99.1%
670
93.7%
177
96.5%
1284
No
15.5%
25
1.3%
4
0.9%
6
6.3%
12
3.5%
47
Missing
1
0
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
305
100.0%
676
100.0%
189

1331


 


Sermon or Speech? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
100.0%
73
94.5%
581
99.6%
284
97.8%
264
92.1%
82
96.4%
1284
No
0.0%
0
5.5%
34
0.4%
1
2.2%
6
7.9%
7
3.6%
48
Missing
0
0
0
0
1
1
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
615
100.0%
285
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1332


 


Sermon or Speech? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
94.5%
537
99.7%
319
96.0%
262
98.5%
135
93.8%
30
96.5%
1283
No
5.5%
31
0.3%
1
4.0%
11
1.5%
2
6.3%
2
3.5%
47
Missing
0
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
568
100.0%
320
100.0%
273
100.0%
137
100.0%
32

1330


 


Sermon or Speech? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
95.6%
785
97.5%
318
97.5%
156

24
96.3%
1259
No
4.4%
36
2.5%
8
2.5%
4

0
3.7%
48
Missing
0
1
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
821
100.0%
326
100.0%
160

24

1307


 


Sermon or Speech? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
95.3%
1172
95.4%
1436
96.5%
1283
95.7%
3891
No
4.7%
58
4.6%
70
3.5%
47
4.3%
175
Missing
4
0
1
5
TOTAL
100.0%
1230
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1330

4066



Notes

The National Congregations Study (NCS) dataset "fills a void in the sociological study of congregations by providing, for the first time, data that can be used to draw a nationally aggregate picture of congregations" (Chaves et al. 1999, p.460). Thanks to innovations in sampling techniques, the NCS data is the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. In 2006-07, a panel component was added to the NCS. In addition to the new cross-section of congregations generated in conjunction with the 2006 General Social Survey (GSS), a stratified random sample was drawn from congregations who participated in the 1998 NCS. The 2006-07 NCS sample, then, includes a subset of cases that were also interviewed in 1998. The 2012 NCS includes an oversample of Hispanic congregations.



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