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Was there a sermon or a speech of some sort at this service? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

Each question was asked of a key informant from the congregation, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or other staff person or leader.


Sermon or Speech? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]


Demographic Patterns


Sermon or Speech? (Demographic Patterns)


Sermon or Speech? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes91.4%
328
99.0%
384
94.6%
541
97.0%
96
8195.1%
1349
No8.6%
31
1.0%
4
5.4%
31
3.0%
3
74.9%
69
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
388
100.0%
572
100.0%
99
881418

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Sermon or Speech? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes84.6%
170
95.5%
358
95.5%
358
96.2%
279
99.2%
259
594.8%
1424
No15.4%
31
4.5%
17
4.5%
17
3.8%
11
0.8%
2
05.2%
78
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
375
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
261
51502

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Sermon or Speech? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes97.1%
797
93.9%
459
81.8%
90
8294.8%
1346
No2.9%
24
6.1%
30
18.2%
20
25.2%
74
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
489
100.0%
110
841420

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Sermon or Speech? by Region of the Country


New England or Mid-AtlanticEast North Central or West North CentralSouth Atlantic, East South Central, or West South CentralMountain or PacificTOTAL
Yes88.9%
176
99.2%
383
93.7%
671
96.6%
199
94.9%
1429
No11.1%
22
0.8%
3
6.3%
45
3.4%
7
5.1%
77
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
386
100.0%
716
100.0%
206
1506

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Sermon or Speech? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes93.7%
74
95.7%
705
95.2%
338
96.8%
276
72.5%
37
94.9%
1430
No6.3%
5
4.3%
32
4.8%
17
3.2%
9
27.5%
14
5.1%
77
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
737
100.0%
355
100.0%
285
100.0%
51
1507

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Sermon or Speech? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes94.5%
863
98.4%
418
86.0%
104
4494.9%
1385
No5.5%
50
1.6%
7
14.0%
17
35.1%
74
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
425
100.0%
121
471459

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Sermon or Speech? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes94.9%
1166
94.9%
1429
94.9%
2595
No5.1%
63
5.1%
77
5.1%
140
TOTAL100.0%
1229
100.0%
1506
2735

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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. A full codebook, prepared by the primary investigator, is available for download here. The codebook contains the original questionnaire, as well as detailed information on survey methodology, weights, coding, and more.