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Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss parenting issues? (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.


Parenting Group? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]


Demographic Patterns


Parenting Group? (Demographic Patterns)


Parenting Group? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes35.5%
127
38.7%
150
45.9%
262
36.8%
35
2540.7%
574
No64.5%
231
61.3%
238
54.1%
309
63.2%
60
6259.3%
838
MISSING001405
TOTAL100.0%
358
100.0%
388
100.0%
571
100.0%
95
871412

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Parenting Group? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes15.5%
31
25.9%
96
35.5%
133
51.6%
149
71.8%
186
539.8%
595
No84.5%
169
74.1%
275
64.5%
242
48.4%
140
28.2%
73
060.2%
899
MISSING0402107
TOTAL100.0%
200
100.0%
371
100.0%
375
100.0%
289
100.0%
259
51494

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Parenting Group? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes41.9%
344
39.6%
193
30.0%
33
2940.2%
570
No58.1%
477
60.4%
294
70.0%
77
5159.8%
848
MISSING12003
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
487
100.0%
110
801418

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Parenting Group? 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
Yes27.9%
55
48.4%
184
36.6%
262
47.6%
98
40.0%
599
No72.1%
142
51.6%
196
63.4%
454
52.4%
108
60.0%
900
MISSING16007
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
380
100.0%
716
100.0%
206
1499

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Parenting Group? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes37.5%
30
42.4%
310
41.1%
145
33.5%
95
39.2%
20
40.0%
600
No62.5%
50
57.6%
421
58.9%
208
66.5%
189
60.8%
31
60.0%
899
MISSING061007
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
731
100.0%
353
100.0%
284
100.0%
51
1499

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Parenting Group? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes42.2%
385
37.5%
159
34.2%
41
1540.2%
585
No57.8%
527
62.5%
265
65.8%
79
2859.8%
871
MISSING21003
TOTAL100.0%
912
100.0%
424
100.0%
120
431456

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Parenting Group? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes39.8%
487
40.0%
600
39.9%
1087
No60.2%
738
60.0%
899
60.1%
1637
MISSING9716
TOTAL100.0%
1225
100.0%
1499
2724

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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.