Congregational QuickStats > Outstanding Debt?

Does your congregation have a mortgage, loan, or other outstanding debt? (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.


Outstanding Debt? (2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]

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Demographic Patterns


Outstanding Debt? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Outstanding Debt? by Political Ideology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
23.0%
161
26.5%
109
35.4%
52

11
25.6%
322
No
77.0%
540
73.5%
303
64.6%
95

39
74.4%
938
Missing
1
20
0
0
21
TOTAL
100.0%
701
100.0%
412
100.0%
147

50

1260


 


Outstanding Debt? by Region (2012)


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
23.1%
37
30.2%
92
24.3%
161
23.6%
43
25.4%
333
No
76.9%
123
69.8%
213
75.7%
501
76.4%
139
74.6%
976
Missing
1
0
14
6
21
TOTAL
100.0%
160
100.0%
305
100.0%
662
100.0%
182

1309


 


Outstanding Debt? by Religious Tradition (2012)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
19.2%
14
25.1%
153
30.5%
82
21.9%
59
29.5%
26
25.5%
334
No
80.8%
59
74.9%
457
69.5%
187
78.1%
211
70.5%
62
74.5%
976
Missing
0
4
15
0
1
20
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
610
100.0%
269
100.0%
270
100.0%
88

1310


 


Outstanding Debt? by Size of Congregation (2012)


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
12.4%
69
32.6%
103
34.6%
94
40.0%
54
43.8%
14
25.5%
334
No
87.6%
486
67.4%
213
65.4%
178
60.0%
81
56.3%
18
74.5%
976
Missing
13
5
2
2
0
22
TOTAL
100.0%
555
100.0%
316
100.0%
272
100.0%
135
100.0%
32

1310


 


Outstanding Debt? by Theology (2012)


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes
22.3%
182
24.8%
80
43.9%
69

3
25.5%
331
No
77.7%
635
75.2%
242
56.1%
88

11
74.5%
965
Missing
4
5
3
0
12
TOTAL
100.0%
817
100.0%
322
100.0%
157

14

1296


 


Outstanding Debt? by Year of Survey


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
25.5%
334
25.5%
334
No
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
74.5%
976
74.5%
976
Missing
1234
1506
21
2761
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
1310

1310



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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