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Did anyone besides the leader raise their hands in praise during the service? (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.


Raising Hands? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]

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Demographic Patterns


Raising Hands? (Demographic Patterns)


Raising Hands? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes35.9%
129
60.4%
235
61.1%
349
90.5%
86
5256.5%
799
No64.1%
230
39.6%
154
38.9%
222
9.5%
9
3643.5%
615
MISSING001405
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
389
100.0%
571
100.0%
95
881414

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Raising Hands? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes55.7%
112
66.0%
245
56.3%
211
46.9%
136
55.2%
143
556.6%
847
No44.3%
89
34.0%
126
43.7%
164
53.1%
154
44.8%
116
043.4%
649
MISSING0400206
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
371
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
259
51496

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Raising Hands? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes56.5%
463
62.2%
305
31.8%
34
4956.6%
802
No43.5%
357
37.8%
185
68.2%
73
3643.4%
615
MISSING20406
TOTAL100.0%
820
100.0%
490
100.0%
107
851417

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Raising Hands? 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
Yes40.1%
79
54.1%
209
64.1%
458
51.5%
104
56.7%
850
No59.9%
118
45.9%
177
35.9%
257
48.5%
98
43.3%
650
MISSING00246
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
386
100.0%
715
100.0%
202
1500

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Raising Hands? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes40.5%
32
57.2%
421
87.9%
311
29.2%
83
8.5%
4
56.7%
851
No59.5%
47
42.8%
315
12.1%
43
70.8%
201
91.5%
43
43.3%
649
MISSING010146
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
736
100.0%
354
100.0%
284
100.0%
47
1500

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Raising Hands? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes55.7%
508
64.7%
275
31.6%
37
3056.4%
820
No44.3%
404
35.3%
150
68.4%
80
1643.6%
634
MISSING20406
TOTAL100.0%
912
100.0%
425
100.0%
117
461454

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Raising Hands? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes45.2%
554
56.7%
850
51.5%
1404
No54.8%
671
43.3%
650
48.5%
1321
MISSING9514
TOTAL100.0%
1225
100.0%
1500
2725

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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.