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What percent are Black or African American? (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.


Percent African-American (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Percent African-American (Demographic Patterns)

 

Percent African-American by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
0%
48.5%
341
31.1%
134
22.4%
33

9
39.7%
508
More than 0% but less than 5%
20.9%
147
17.6%
76
19.7%
29

27
19.7%
252
5% to less than 50%
18.6%
131
15.3%
66
12.2%
18

6
16.8%
215
50% or more
11.9%
84
36.0%
155
45.6%
67

8
23.9%
306
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
431
100.0%
147

50

1281


 


Percent African-American by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
0%
38.9%
63
49.2%
150
32.9%
223
43.1%
81
38.8%
517
More than 0% but less than 5%
23.5%
38
26.2%
80
14.2%
96
34.6%
65
20.9%
279
5% to less than 50%
21.6%
35
13.1%
40
17.6%
119
14.9%
28
16.7%
222
50% or more
16.0%
26
11.5%
35
35.3%
239
7.4%
14
23.6%
314
TOTAL
100.0%
162
100.0%
305
100.0%
677
100.0%
188

1332


 


Percent African-American by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
0%
37.5%
27
49.8%
306
0.7%
2
53.3%
144
42.0%
37
38.8%
516
More than 0% but less than 5%
38.9%
28
22.4%
138
0.0%
0
31.1%
84
33.0%
29
21.0%
279
5% to less than 50%
22.2%
16
26.5%
163
0.0%
0
12.6%
34
9.1%
8
16.6%
221
50% or more
1.4%
1
1.3%
8
99.3%
282
3.0%
8
15.9%
14
23.6%
313
TOTAL
100.0%
72
100.0%
615
100.0%
284
100.0%
270
100.0%
88

1329


 


Percent African-American by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
0%
49.5%
281
35.5%
114
33.0%
90
18.2%
25
21.2%
7
38.8%
517
More than 0% but less than 5%
10.2%
58
19.9%
64
28.9%
79
47.4%
65
42.4%
14
21.0%
280
5% to less than 50%
15.0%
85
15.3%
49
17.9%
49
21.9%
30
27.3%
9
16.7%
222
50% or more
25.4%
144
29.3%
94
20.1%
55
12.4%
17
9.1%
3
23.5%
313
TOTAL
100.0%
568
100.0%
321
100.0%
273
100.0%
137
100.0%
33

1332


 


Percent African-American by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
0%
43.8%
359
30.7%
100
33.1%
53

5
39.2%
512
More than 0% but less than 5%
21.3%
175
19.6%
64
23.8%
38

2
21.2%
277
5% to less than 50%
18.9%
155
9.8%
32
18.1%
29

5
16.5%
216
50% or more
16.0%
131
39.9%
130
25.0%
40

12
23.0%
301
TOTAL
100.0%
820
100.0%
326
100.0%
160

24

1306


 


Percent African-American by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
0%
53.2%
640
42.7%
635
38.9%
517
44.6%
1792
More than 0% but less than 5%
16.9%
203
18.8%
279
21.0%
279
18.9%
761
5% to less than 50%
11.8%
142
13.7%
203
16.6%
221
14.1%
566
50% or more
18.1%
218
24.8%
369
23.5%
313
22.4%
900
Missing
31
21
1
53
TOTAL
100.0%
1203
100.0%
1486
100.0%
1330

4019



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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