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FINSIT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Which one of the following best describes your congregations financial situation? (FINSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Incr base16639.7
2) Stble base20448.8
3) Decl base399.3
4) Threat92.2
TOTAL418100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


CHANGE06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(change_06) Has your [increase/decrease] been ten percent or more since two years ago, or less than ten percent? (CHANGE06)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.4
1) Decreased more than 10 percent176.5
2) Decreased less than 10 percent3212.2
3) Remained about the same10238.9
4) Increased less than 10 percent3714.1
5) Increased more than 10 percent7327.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEMBRINC from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. In the past few years, has membership at your congregation been increasing, staying about the same, or decreasing? (MEMBRINC)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing1,82857.4
2) Staying about the same97330.6
3) Decreasing2698.4
4) Dont know/refused1143.6
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MEMGROW from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
Is this congregation growing in membership, or is it declining? (MEMGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Growing1,08369.1
2) Declining18111.6
3) Staying about the same30319.3
TOTAL1567100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RMEM8070 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Proportion change in membership 1970 to 1980 (RMEM8070)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RMEM8680 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Proportion change in membership 1980 to 1986 (RMEM8680)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RMEM8886 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Proportion change in membership 1986 to 1988 (RMEM8886)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RMEM8880 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Proportion change in membership 1980 to 1988 (RMEM8880)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


NMSRVC06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(nmsrvchg_06) Within the past twelve months, has the number of worship services in a typical week, increased, decreased, or remained the same? (NMSRVC06)
TOTAL%
1) Increased3111.8
2) Remained the same22284.7
3) Decreased93.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GROWPLAT from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
Since 1995, has the above number of regularly participating adults: (GROWPLAT)
TOTAL%
0) Missing3212.7
1) Decreased 10% or more1,1399.4
2) Decreased 5% to 9%1,0688.9
3) Stayed about the same (+/-4%)3,63930.2
4) Increased 5% to 9%1,94216.1
5) Increased 10% or more3,94532.7
Missing2,247 
TOTAL12,054100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


NEWMEMB from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: New to your congregation in the last five years (NEWMEMB)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply660.5
1) None 0%5203.8
2) Hardly any 1-10%3,11522.5
3) Few 11-20%4,00228.9
4) Some 21-40%3,46025.0
5) Many 41-60%1,49710.8
6) Most 61-80%6474.7
7) All or nearly all 81-100%5263.8
Missing470 
TOTAL13,833100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


GROW_B from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
Change in number of regularly participating adults (Recode) (GROW_B)
TOTAL%
1) Increase 5% or more99560.7
2) Stayed about the same52832.2
3) Decreased 5% or more1167.1
Missing12,662 
TOTAL1,639100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PARTIC from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: According to your best guess, would you say that the number of people who participate in your congregation over the last three years has (PARTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Decreased to a great extent61.6
2) Decreased to some extent307.9
3) Has stayed about the same8522.3
4) Increased to some extent12833.5
5) Increased to a great extent7619.9
8) Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more3910.2
9) Dont know184.7
TOTAL382100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PARTIC from Middletown Area Study, 1997
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: According to your best guess, would you say that the number of people who participate in your congregation over the last three years has: (PARTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Decreased to a great extent62.4
2) Decreased to some extent249.8
3) Has stayed about the same4719.1
4) Increased to some extent8735.4
5) Increased to a great extent3313.4
8) Have you not been a member of your present congregation for3614.6
9) Dont know135.3
TOTAL246100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FTSTFC06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(ftstfchg_06) Within the past 12 months has the number of full-time paid staff in your congregation increased, decreased, or stayed the same? (FTSTFC06)
TOTAL%
1) Increased3613.7
2) Stayed the same19674.8
3) Decreased3011.5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


 

Subcategories
Financial SituationWhat is the congregation's financial situation?
Growth/DeclineHas the group grown or declined in membership?
Number of ServicesHas the number of worship services in a typical week increased or decreased?
ParticipationHas the number of participating members in the congregation increased or decreased?
StaffHas the number of full-time paid staff increased or decreased?

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