Congregational QuickStats > Voter Registration?

Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? An effort to get people registered to vote? (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.


Voter Registration? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Voter Registration? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Voter Registration? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
9.0%
63
11.2%
47
20.4%
30

5
11.0%
140
No
91.0%
639
88.8%
374
79.6%
117

45
89.0%
1130
Missing
0
10
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
702
100.0%
421
100.0%
147

50

1270


 


Voter Registration? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
4.3%
7
10.9%
33
11.9%
79
14.3%
27
11.1%
146
No
95.7%
154
89.1%
271
88.1%
587
85.7%
162
88.9%
1174
Missing
0
0
10
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
304
100.0%
666
100.0%
189

1320


 


Voter Registration? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
27.4%
20
6.2%
38
25.1%
69
5.2%
14
6.7%
6
11.1%
147
No
72.6%
53
93.8%
577
74.9%
206
94.8%
257
93.3%
83
88.9%
1176
Missing
0
0
10
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
615
100.0%
275
100.0%
271
100.0%
89

1323


 


Voter Registration? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
7.7%
43
8.4%
27
14.6%
40
19.1%
26
34.4%
11
11.1%
147
No
92.3%
516
91.6%
294
85.4%
234
80.9%
110
65.6%
21
88.9%
1175
Missing
10
0
0
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
559
100.0%
321
100.0%
274
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1322


 


Voter Registration? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
10.0%
82
10.7%
35
16.4%
26

3
10.9%
143
No
90.0%
738
89.3%
292
83.6%
133

11
89.1%
1163
TOTAL
100.0%
820
100.0%
327
100.0%
159

14

1306


 


Voter Registration? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
8.3%
101
17.8%
267
11.1%
146
12.7%
514
No
91.7%
1118
82.2%
1234
88.9%
1175
87.3%
3527
Missing
15
5
10
30
TOTAL
100.0%
1219
100.0%
1501
100.0%
1321

4041



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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