Congregational QuickStats > Volunteer Opportunities?

Within the past 12 months, have people at worship services been told of opportunities to volunteer to provide assistance for people outside your congregation who are 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.


Volunteer Opportunities? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]

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Demographic Patterns


Volunteer Opportunities? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Volunteer Opportunities? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
91.3%
642
92.1%
398
93.2%
137

46
91.8%
1177
No
8.7%
61
7.9%
34
6.8%
10

4
8.2%
105
TOTAL
100.0%
703
100.0%
432
100.0%
147

50

1282


 


Volunteer Opportunities? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
99.4%
160
93.1%
284
89.7%
607
91.5%
172
91.9%
1223
No
0.6%
1
6.9%
21
10.3%
70
8.5%
16
8.1%
108
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
305
100.0%
677
100.0%
188

1331


 


Volunteer Opportunities? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
82.2%
60
95.8%
589
83.5%
238
92.2%
249
97.8%
87
91.8%
1223
No
17.8%
13
4.2%
26
16.5%
47
7.8%
21
2.2%
2
8.2%
109
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
615
100.0%
285
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1332


 


Volunteer Opportunities? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
87.9%
500
92.8%
297
96.4%
264
95.6%
131
96.9%
31
91.8%
1223
No
12.1%
69
7.2%
23
3.6%
10
4.4%
6
3.1%
1
8.2%
109
TOTAL
100.0%
569
100.0%
320
100.0%
274
100.0%
137
100.0%
32

1332


 


Volunteer Opportunities? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
90.9%
745
92.3%
301
95.0%
152

23
91.7%
1198
No
9.1%
75
7.7%
25
5.0%
8

1
8.3%
108
TOTAL
100.0%
820
100.0%
326
100.0%
160

24

1306


 


Volunteer Opportunities? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
93.6%
1409
91.8%
1222
92.8%
2631
No
0.0%
0
6.4%
96
8.2%
109
7.2%
205
Missing
1234
1
0
1235
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1505
100.0%
1331

2836



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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