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Within the past two years, has your congregation intentionally planted or helped start any new congregations? (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.


Plant Congregations? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]

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Plant Congregations? (Demographic Patterns)


Plant Congregations? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes8.7%
31
16.3%
63
21.1%
120
21.2%
21
316.6%
235
No91.3%
327
83.7%
324
78.9%
448
78.8%
78
8683.4%
1177
MISSING014005
TOTAL100.0%
358
100.0%
387
100.0%
568
100.0%
99
891412

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Plant Congregations? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes10.9%
22
8.0%
30
17.6%
66
21.1%
61
21.9%
57
115.8%
236
No89.1%
179
92.0%
344
82.4%
308
78.9%
228
78.1%
203
184.2%
1262
MISSING0000101
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
374
100.0%
374
100.0%
289
100.0%
260
21498

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Plant Congregations? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes18.5%
152
12.2%
60
13.5%
15
1116.0%
227
No81.5%
670
87.8%
430
86.5%
96
6984.0%
1196
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
822
100.0%
490
100.0%
111
801423

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Plant Congregations? 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
Yes9.1%
18
17.8%
69
17.1%
122
14.6%
30
15.9%
239
No90.9%
180
82.2%
318
82.9%
591
85.4%
175
84.1%
1264
MISSING00415
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
387
100.0%
713
100.0%
205
1503

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Plant Congregations? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes1.3%
1
18.7%
137
18.9%
67
9.5%
27
11.8%
6
15.8%
238
No98.7%
78
81.3%
596
81.1%
287
90.5%
258
88.2%
45
84.2%
1264
MISSING041005
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
733
100.0%
354
100.0%
285
100.0%
51
1502

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Plant Congregations? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes18.0%
164
12.7%
54
12.5%
15
416.0%
233
No82.0%
749
87.3%
371
87.5%
105
3884.0%
1225
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
425
100.0%
120
421458

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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.