Congregational QuickStats > U.S. Congregations > Group Activities

Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class to train new religious education teachers? (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.


Teacher Education Classes? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]


Demographic Patterns


Teacher Education Classes? (Demographic Patterns)


Teacher Education Classes? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes37.6%
135
39.8%
154
43.4%
248
31.6%
30
1340.2%
567
No62.4%
224
60.2%
233
56.6%
323
68.4%
65
7559.8%
845
MISSING021407
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
387
100.0%
571
100.0%
95
881412

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Teacher Education Classes? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes8.0%
16
24.5%
91
36.5%
137
52.1%
150
70.8%
184
138.7%
578
No92.0%
185
75.5%
280
63.5%
238
47.9%
138
29.2%
76
461.3%
917
MISSING0402107
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
371
100.0%
375
100.0%
288
100.0%
260
51495

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Teacher Education Classes? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes37.8%
310
39.2%
191
46.8%
52
2639.0%
553
No62.2%
511
60.8%
296
53.2%
59
5461.0%
866
MISSING12003
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
487
100.0%
111
801419

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Teacher Education Classes? 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
Yes37.6%
74
42.1%
161
33.0%
236
52.9%
109
38.7%
580
No62.4%
123
57.9%
221
67.0%
479
47.1%
97
61.3%
920
MISSING14106
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
382
100.0%
715
100.0%
206
1500

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Teacher Education Classes? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes59.5%
47
34.2%
250
38.4%
136
48.1%
136
18.0%
9
38.6%
578
No40.5%
32
65.8%
482
61.6%
218
51.9%
147
82.0%
41
61.4%
920
MISSING050106
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
732
100.0%
354
100.0%
283
100.0%
50
1498

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Teacher Education Classes? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes39.2%
358
36.1%
153
49.2%
59
1039.1%
570
No60.8%
555
63.9%
271
50.8%
61
3360.9%
887
MISSING12003
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
424
100.0%
120
431457

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Teacher Education Classes? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes37.2%
457
38.6%
579
38.0%
1036
No62.8%
770
61.4%
920
62.0%
1690
MISSING7714
TOTAL100.0%
1227
100.0%
1499
2726

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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.