Congregational QuickStats > Total Income

What is the total amount of money your congregation received in income from all sources during your most recent fiscal year? (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.


Total Income (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


Total Income (Demographic Patterns)

 

Total Income by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Less than $100,000
56.4%
326
43.0%
136
47.1%
56

3
51.1%
518
$100,000 to $249,999
21.1%
122
29.4%
93
26.9%
32

5
24.4%
247
$250,000 to $499,999
12.5%
72
13.9%
44
16.0%
19

5
13.3%
135
$500,000 or more
10.0%
58
13.6%
43
10.1%
12

1
11.2%
113
Missing
125
115
27
0
267
TOTAL
100.0%
578
100.0%
316
100.0%
119

14

1013


 


Total Income by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Less than $100,000
54.0%
74
50.0%
127
54.2%
285
31.8%
35
50.7%
521
$100,000 to $249,999
24.1%
33
26.8%
68
23.4%
123
25.5%
28
24.5%
252
$250,000 to $499,999
14.6%
20
12.6%
32
12.4%
65
20.9%
23
13.6%
140
$500,000 or more
7.3%
10
10.6%
27
10.1%
53
21.8%
24
11.1%
114
Missing
24
50
151
79
304
TOTAL
100.0%
137
100.0%
254
100.0%
526
100.0%
110

1027


 


Total Income by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Less than $100,000
25.0%
15
53.3%
258
73.8%
149
38.7%
89
21.6%
11
50.8%
522
$100,000 to $249,999
13.3%
8
24.0%
116
16.3%
33
33.0%
76
35.3%
18
24.4%
251
$250,000 to $499,999
25.0%
15
13.2%
64
7.4%
15
20.0%
46
2.0%
1
13.7%
141
$500,000 or more
36.7%
22
9.5%
46
2.5%
5
8.3%
19
41.2%
21
11.0%
113
Missing
13
131
83
39
39
305
TOTAL
100.0%
60
100.0%
484
100.0%
202
100.0%
230
100.0%
51

1027


 


Total Income by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Less than $100,000
92.3%
360
44.2%
119
15.6%
35
5.8%
7
0.0%
0
50.7%
521
$100,000 to $249,999
7.7%
30
37.2%
100
49.1%
110
9.2%
11
4.2%
1
24.5%
252
$250,000 to $499,999
0.0%
0
11.2%
30
29.5%
66
35.8%
43
4.2%
1
13.6%
140
$500,000 or more
0.0%
0
7.4%
20
5.8%
13
49.2%
59
91.7%
22
11.1%
114
Missing
179
52
50
16
8
305
TOTAL
100.0%
390
100.0%
269
100.0%
224
100.0%
120
100.0%
24

1027


 


Total Income by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Less than $100,000
55.3%
341
51.4%
142
28.5%
37

2
50.8%
520
$100,000 to $249,999
21.6%
133
24.3%
67
38.5%
50

1
24.4%
250
$250,000 to $499,999
13.3%
82
11.6%
32
20.0%
26

0
13.7%
140
$500,000 or more
9.9%
61
12.7%
35
13.1%
17

0
11.0%
113
Missing
203
50
30
0
283
TOTAL
100.0%
617
100.0%
276
100.0%
130

3

1023


 


Total Income by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Less than $100,000
63.3%
591
50.5%
489
50.7%
521
54.7%
1601
$100,000 to $249,999
22.6%
211
27.5%
266
24.4%
251
24.9%
728
$250,000 to $499,999
8.5%
79
12.1%
117
13.7%
141
11.5%
337
$500,000 or more
5.6%
52
10.0%
97
11.1%
114
9.0%
263
Missing
301
537
305
1143
TOTAL
100.0%
933
100.0%
969
100.0%
1027

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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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