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Is your congregation able to accept donations by credit card or electronic transfer of funds? (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.


Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? (Demographic Patterns)


Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes9.2%
33
12.7%
49
12.0%
68
11.2%
11
711.4%
161
No90.8%
326
87.3%
338
88.0%
499
88.8%
87
7288.6%
1250
MISSING024006
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
387
100.0%
567
100.0%
98
791411

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Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes3.0%
6
6.8%
25
6.4%
24
13.2%
38
28.6%
74
111.2%
167
No97.0%
194
93.2%
342
93.6%
351
86.8%
250
71.4%
185
188.8%
1322
MISSING08031012
TOTAL100.0%
200
100.0%
367
100.0%
375
100.0%
288
100.0%
259
21489

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Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes8.1%
66
11.3%
55
35.1%
39
811.3%
160
No91.9%
746
88.7%
432
64.9%
72
7288.7%
1250
MISSING1020012
TOTAL100.0%
812
100.0%
487
100.0%
111
801410

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Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? 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
Yes10.2%
20
14.3%
54
8.7%
62
16.2%
33
11.3%
169
No89.8%
177
85.7%
323
91.3%
650
83.8%
171
88.7%
1321
MISSING094114
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
377
100.0%
712
100.0%
204
1490

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Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes24.1%
19
8.7%
63
6.8%
24
13.0%
37
48.0%
24
11.2%
167
No75.9%
60
91.3%
659
93.2%
330
87.0%
247
52.0%
26
88.8%
1322
MISSING01500015
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
722
100.0%
354
100.0%
284
100.0%
50
1489

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Accept Donations by Credit Card/Electronic Transfer? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes8.3%
75
12.2%
52
30.8%
37
411.3%
164
No91.7%
827
87.8%
373
69.2%
83
3988.7%
1283
MISSING1100011
TOTAL100.0%
902
100.0%
425
100.0%
120
431447

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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.