Congregational QuickStats > U.S. Congregations > Group Activities

Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? An effort to get people registered to vote? (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.


Voter Registration? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]


Demographic Patterns


Voter Registration? (Demographic Patterns)


Voter Registration? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes14.8%
53
18.3%
71
20.1%
115
17.9%
17
2318.1%
256
No85.2%
306
81.7%
317
79.9%
457
82.1%
78
6581.9%
1158
MISSING000404
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
388
100.0%
572
100.0%
95
881414

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Voter Registration? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes12.4%
25
17.3%
64
18.1%
68
19.3%
56
25.4%
66
018.6%
279
No87.6%
176
82.7%
307
81.9%
307
80.7%
234
74.6%
194
581.4%
1218
MISSING0400105
TOTAL100.0%
201
100.0%
371
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
260
51497

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Voter Registration? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes15.3%
126
23.6%
115
21.6%
24
1518.6%
265
No84.7%
696
76.4%
373
78.4%
87
6681.4%
1156
MISSING10001
TOTAL100.0%
822
100.0%
488
100.0%
111
811421

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Voter Registration? 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
Yes11.7%
23
15.2%
58
22.5%
161
18.4%
38
18.7%
280
No88.3%
174
84.8%
324
77.5%
555
81.6%
168
81.3%
1221
MISSING04004
TOTAL100.0%
197
100.0%
382
100.0%
716
100.0%
206
1501

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Voter Registration? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes25.3%
20
14.9%
109
34.1%
121
7.0%
20
17.6%
9
18.6%
279
No74.7%
59
85.1%
623
65.9%
234
93.0%
264
82.4%
42
81.4%
1222
MISSING140005
TOTAL100.0%
79
100.0%
732
100.0%
355
100.0%
284
100.0%
51
1501

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Voter Registration? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes16.1%
147
22.6%
96
23.1%
28
918.6%
271
No83.9%
766
77.4%
329
76.9%
93
3481.4%
1188
MISSING10001
TOTAL100.0%
913
100.0%
425
100.0%
121
431459

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Voter Registration? by Year


19982006TOTAL
Yes8.5%
104
18.6%
279
14.1%
383
No91.5%
1119
81.4%
1222
85.9%
2341
MISSING11516
TOTAL100.0%
1223
100.0%
1501
2724

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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.