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Region in which congregation is located (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.


Region of the Country (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]


Demographic Patterns


Region of the Country (Demographic Patterns)


Region of the Country by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
New England/Mid-Atl23.1%
83
12.1%
47
11.0%
63
0.0%
0
513.6%
193
E/W North Central22.2%
80
24.4%
95
29.5%
169
21.4%
21
2125.7%
365
S.Atl, E/W South Central, or West South Central43.1%
155
49.6%
193
45.5%
260
61.2%
60
4847.1%
668
Mountain or Pacific11.7%
42
13.9%
54
14.0%
80
17.3%
17
1413.6%
193
TOTAL100.0%
360
100.0%
389
100.0%
572
100.0%
98
881419

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Region of the Country by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
New England/Mid-Atl20.3%
41
10.9%
41
13.1%
49
10.3%
30
14.6%
38
013.2%
199
E/W North Central23.3%
47
26.9%
101
23.5%
88
27.1%
79
26.9%
70
025.6%
385
S.Atl, E/W South Central, or West South Central55.0%
111
50.4%
189
50.5%
189
44.7%
130
36.5%
95
347.5%
714
Mountain or Pacific1.5%
3
11.7%
44
12.8%
48
17.9%
52
21.9%
57
213.6%
204
TOTAL100.0%
202
100.0%
375
100.0%
374
100.0%
291
100.0%
260
51502

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Region of the Country by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
New England/Mid-Atl11.3%
93
14.9%
73
21.8%
24
813.4%
190
E/W North Central27.4%
225
24.5%
120
24.5%
27
1326.2%
372
S.Atl, E/W South Central, or West South Central47.3%
388
48.7%
238
34.5%
38
5146.8%
664
Mountain or Pacific14.0%
115
11.9%
58
19.1%
21
1213.7%
194
TOTAL100.0%
821
100.0%
489
100.0%
110
841420

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Region of the Country by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
New England/Mid-Atl35.4%
28
8.3%
61
7.1%
25
23.2%
66
35.3%
18
13.1%
198
E/W North Central22.8%
18
30.4%
224
17.5%
62
23.2%
66
31.4%
16
25.6%
386
S.Atl, E/W South Central, or West South Central21.5%
17
46.0%
339
74.3%
263
32.3%
92
9.8%
5
47.5%
716
Mountain or Pacific20.3%
16
15.3%
113
1.1%
4
21.4%
61
23.5%
12
13.7%
206
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
737
100.0%
354
100.0%
285
100.0%
51
1506

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Region of the Country by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
New England/Mid-Atl12.9%
118
13.2%
56
17.4%
21
213.4%
195
E/W North Central26.2%
239
27.8%
118
17.4%
21
925.9%
378
S.Atl, E/W South Central, or West South Central49.3%
450
44.9%
191
36.4%
44
3146.9%
685
Mountain or Pacific11.6%
106
14.1%
60
28.9%
35
513.8%
201
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
425
100.0%
121
471459

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Region of the Country by Year


19982006TOTAL
New England/Mid-Atl12.7%
157
13.1%
198
13.0%
355
E/W North Central19.2%
237
25.6%
386
22.7%
623
S.Atl, E/W South Central, or West South Central49.6%
611
47.5%
716
48.4%
1327
Mountain or Pacific18.5%
228
13.7%
206
15.8%
434
TOTAL100.0%
1233
100.0%
1506
2739

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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.