Congregational QuickStats > New Members Classes?

Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for prospective or new members? (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.


New Members Classes? (National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset, 2012)

[Results weighted by WTA3CNGD]


Demographic Patterns


New Members Classes? (Demographic Patterns)

 

New Members Classes? by Political ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideTOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
No
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
Missing
703
432
147
1282
TOTAL
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0


 


New Members Classes? by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestTOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
No
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
Missing
161
305
677
188
1331
TOTAL
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0


 


New Members Classes? by Religion


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
No
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
Missing
73
614
284
270
89
1330
TOTAL
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0


 


New Members Classes? by Size of place


50 or less51-100101-250251-1,000More than 1,000TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
No
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
Missing
568
320
274
136
32
1330
TOTAL
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0


 


New Members Classes? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideTOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
No
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
0
Missing
821
326
160
1307
TOTAL
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0


 


New Members Classes? by Year


19982006-20072012TOTAL
Yes
43.0%
683
57.0%
906
0.0%
0
100.0%
1589
No
47.0%
533
53.0%
600
0.0%
0
100.0%
1133
Missing
18
0
1331
1349
TOTAL
44.7%
1216
55.3%
1506
0.0%
0

2722



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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