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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 travel to another country to provide assistance to people in need? (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.


International Charity Work? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




International Charity Work? (Demographic Patterns)


International Charity Work? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes20.9%
75
22.7%
88
32.7%
187
21.2%
21
1226.2%
371
No79.1%
284
77.3%
300
67.3%
385
78.8%
78
7673.8%
1047
MISSING020002
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
388
100.0%
572
100.0%
99
881418

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International Charity Work? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes8.5%
17
12.0%
45
23.3%
87
36.1%
104
49.2%
128
125.4%
381
No91.5%
184
88.0%
330
76.7%
287
63.9%
184
50.8%
132
474.6%
1117
MISSING0002002
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
375
100.0%
374
100.0%
288
100.0%
260
51498

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International Charity Work? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes28.4%
233
19.2%
94
30.6%
34
2225.4%
361
No71.6%
587
80.8%
396
69.4%
77
6374.6%
1060
MISSING20002
TOTAL100.0%
820
100.0%
490
100.0%
111
851421

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International Charity Work? 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
Yes28.9%
57
21.8%
84
23.2%
166
36.4%
75
25.4%
382
No71.1%
140
78.2%
301
76.8%
550
63.6%
131
74.6%
1122
MISSING02002
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
385
100.0%
716
100.0%
206
1504

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International Charity Work? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes20.0%
16
34.4%
253
11.9%
42
21.5%
61
20.0%
10
25.4%
382
No80.0%
64
65.6%
483
88.1%
312
78.5%
223
80.0%
40
74.6%
1122
MISSING020002
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
736
100.0%
354
100.0%
284
100.0%
50
1504

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International Charity Work? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes27.5%
251
20.0%
85
28.1%
34
1325.4%
370
No72.5%
661
80.0%
340
71.9%
87
3474.6%
1088
MISSING20002
TOTAL100.0%
912
100.0%
425
100.0%
121
471458

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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.