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Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for married couples on enriching or improving their marriages? (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.


Marriage Classes? (National Congregations Study 2006-2007)

   

[Results weighted by W1]




Marriage Classes? (Demographic Patterns)


Marriage Classes? by Year Founded


Before 19001900-19501951-19992000 or LaterMissingTOTAL
Yes28.1%
101
34.5%
134
42.7%
244
42.1%
40
2836.7%
519
No71.9%
258
65.5%
254
57.3%
328
57.9%
55
6063.3%
895
MISSING000404
TOTAL100.0%
359
100.0%
388
100.0%
572
100.0%
95
881414

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Marriage Classes? by Adult Members


25 or Less26-5051-100101-200More than 200MissingTOTAL
Yes13.5%
27
25.3%
94
33.1%
124
45.9%
133
62.8%
164
536.2%
542
No86.5%
173
74.7%
277
66.9%
251
54.1%
157
37.2%
97
063.8%
955
MISSING0400004
TOTAL100.0%
200
100.0%
371
100.0%
375
100.0%
290
100.0%
261
51497

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Marriage Classes? by Political Ideology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes40.3%
331
32.3%
158
21.6%
24
3436.1%
513
No59.7%
491
67.7%
331
78.4%
87
4763.9%
909
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
822
100.0%
489
100.0%
111
811422

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Marriage Classes? 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
Yes27.8%
55
39.0%
149
35.4%
254
43.2%
89
36.4%
547
No72.2%
143
61.0%
233
64.6%
463
56.8%
117
63.6%
956
MISSING04004
TOTAL100.0%
198
100.0%
382
100.0%
717
100.0%
206
1503

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Marriage Classes? by Religious Tradition


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes42.5%
34
40.7%
298
41.8%
148
19.6%
56
21.6%
11
36.4%
547
No57.5%
46
59.3%
435
58.2%
206
80.4%
229
78.4%
40
63.6%
956
MISSING040004
TOTAL100.0%
80
100.0%
733
100.0%
354
100.0%
285
100.0%
51
1503

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Marriage Classes? by Theology


More on the conservative sideRight in the middleMore on the liberal sideMissingTOTAL
Yes38.4%
351
34.4%
146
25.8%
31
1936.2%
528
No61.6%
563
65.6%
279
74.2%
89
2463.8%
931
MISSING00000
TOTAL100.0%
914
100.0%
425
100.0%
120
431459

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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.