Congregational QuickStats > Formal Budget?

Does your congregation operate with a formal, written annual budget? (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.


Formal Budget? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]

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Demographic Patterns


Formal Budget? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Formal Budget? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
74.4%
520
80.2%
337
78.2%
115

33
76.8%
972
No
25.6%
179
19.8%
83
21.8%
32

17
23.2%
294
Missing
3
12
0
0
15
TOTAL
100.0%
699
100.0%
420
100.0%
147

50

1266


 


Formal Budget? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
70.4%
114
75.7%
228
76.8%
511
81.0%
153
76.4%
1006
No
29.6%
48
24.3%
73
23.2%
154
19.0%
36
23.6%
311
Missing
0
4
12
0
16
TOTAL
100.0%
162
100.0%
301
100.0%
665
100.0%
189

1317


 


Formal Budget? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
83.6%
61
75.4%
460
68.4%
186
87.8%
237
67.4%
60
76.4%
1004
No
16.4%
12
24.6%
150
31.6%
86
12.2%
33
32.6%
29
23.6%
310
Missing
0
3
12
0
0
15
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
610
100.0%
272
100.0%
270
100.0%
89

1314


 


Formal Budget? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
61.7%
345
83.4%
262
87.5%
239
94.1%
128
96.9%
31
76.5%
1005
No
38.3%
214
16.6%
52
12.5%
34
5.9%
8
3.1%
1
23.5%
309
Missing
10
6
0
0
0
16
TOTAL
100.0%
559
100.0%
314
100.0%
273
100.0%
136
100.0%
32

1314


 


Formal Budget? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
75.3%
615
78.7%
255
79.4%
127

7
76.6%
997
No
24.7%
202
21.3%
69
20.6%
33

7
23.4%
304
Missing
4
2
0
0
6
TOTAL
100.0%
817
100.0%
324
100.0%
160

14

1301


 


Formal Budget? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
72.8%
879
75.3%
1104
76.4%
1005
74.9%
2988
No
27.2%
328
24.7%
362
23.6%
310
25.1%
1000
Missing
27
40
16
83
TOTAL
100.0%
1207
100.0%
1466
100.0%
1315

3988



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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