Congregational QuickStats > US Charity Work?

Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To travel to another part of the United States to provide assistance to people in need? (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.


US Charity Work? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


US Charity Work? (Demographic Patterns)

 

US Charity Work? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
31.7%
223
39.7%
167
24.5%
36

26
33.5%
426
No
68.3%
480
60.3%
254
75.5%
111

24
66.5%
845
Missing
0
10
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
421
100.0%
147

50

1271


 


US Charity Work? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
46.6%
75
36.4%
111
29.0%
193
38.6%
73
34.2%
452
No
53.4%
86
63.6%
194
71.0%
473
61.4%
116
65.8%
869
Missing
0
0
10
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
305
100.0%
666
100.0%
189

1321


 


US Charity Work? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
20.5%
15
39.7%
244
23.7%
65
31.9%
86
47.2%
42
34.2%
452
No
79.5%
58
60.3%
371
76.3%
209
68.1%
184
52.8%
47
65.8%
869
Missing
0
0
10
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
615
100.0%
274
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1321


 


US Charity Work? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
25.2%
141
37.5%
120
38.8%
106
52.2%
71
43.8%
14
34.2%
452
No
74.8%
418
62.5%
200
61.2%
167
47.8%
65
56.3%
18
65.8%
868
Missing
10
0
0
0
0
10
TOTAL
100.0%
559
100.0%
320
100.0%
273
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1320


 


US Charity Work? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
33.7%
276
38.2%
125
30.0%
48

3
34.4%
449
No
66.3%
544
61.8%
202
70.0%
112

11
65.6%
858
TOTAL
100.0%
820
100.0%
327
100.0%
160

14

1307


 


US Charity Work? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
30.9%
465
34.2%
452
32.4%
917
No
0.0%
0
69.1%
1041
65.8%
869
67.6%
1910
Missing
1234
0
10
1244
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1321

2827



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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