Portraits of American Life Study
Hosted by The ARDA
The PALS seeks to understand the impact of religion in everyday life, and ultimately the connections between religious change and other forms of change among diverse individuals and families over the course of their lives.
Results & Summaries

Congregational Affiliation

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


Are you currently involved in, affiliated with, or a member of a religious congregation or other place of worship? By congregation, I mean a church, temple, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship. (CA1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know00
1) Yes63748.5
2) No67651.5
TOTAL1313100.0
Are you currently involved in, affiliated with, or a member of a religious congregation or other place of worship? By congregation, [I/we] mean a church, temple, synagogue, mosque or other place of worship (CA1) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57143.6
2) No74056.4
Missing4 
TOTAL1311100.0
In the last three years have you been involved in, affiliated with, or a member of a religious congregation or other place of worship? (CA2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Yes9514
2) No58286
Missing637 
TOTAL677100.0
In the last six years, have you been involved in, affiliated with, or a member of a religious congregation or other place of worship? (CA2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9713.1
2) No64286.9
Missing574 
TOTAL739100.0
Are you involved in, attending, or a member of one congregation or two or more congregations? (CA3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) One only55687.3
2) Two or more8112.7
Missing677 
TOTAL637100.0
Are you involved in, attending, or a member of one congregation or two or more congregations? (CA3) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) One only68289.2
2) Two or more8310.8
Missing549 
TOTAL765100.0
Are you an official member of this religious congregation? (CA7W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know5.6
1) Yes55367.4
2) No23528.7
3) Congregation doesnt have formal membership222.7
4) Was in the past, but not now5.6
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
Are you an official member of this religious congregation? (CA7) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17338.6
2) No21848.7
3) Congregation does not have formal membership388.5
4) Was in the past, but not now194.2
Missing865 
TOTAL448100.0
What year were you first involved in or a member of this congregation? (CA8W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know151.8
1943) 194300
1949) Before 1950141.7
1950) 19507.9
1951) 19511.1
1954) 1950-195491.1
1959) 1955-1959172.1
1960) 19601.1
1963) 196300
1964) 1960-1964141.7
1965) 19653.4
1966) 19666.7
1967) 19675.6
1968) 19687.9
1969) 19693.4
1970) 197081
1971) 19711.1
1972) 19726.7
1973) 197391.1
1974) 19743.4
1975) 197591.1
1976) 197681
1977) 19776.7
1978) 197881
1979) 19794.5
1980) 1980131.6
1981) 19815.6
1982) 19825.6
1983) 1983182.2
1984) 198481
1985) 1985121.5
1986) 1986121.5
1987) 198791.1
1988) 1988111.3
1989) 198981
1990) 1990313.8
1991) 1991111.3
1992) 1992131.6
1993) 1993182.2
1994) 1994212.6
1995) 1995172.1
1996) 1996222.7
1997) 1997151.8
1998) 1998344.2
1999) 1999334
2000) 2000526.3
2001) 2001242.9
2002) 2002435.3
2003) 2003556.7
2004) 2004536.5
2005) 2005809.8
2006) 2006313.8
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
What year were you first involved in or a member of this congregation? (CA_8) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
-9) Skipped214.6
-7) Refused2.4
-4) Dont know153.3
1900) 19002.4
1928) 19281.2
1944) 194400
1946) 19463.7
1948) 19482.4
1952) 19523.7
1955) 19553.7
1957) 19571.2
1959) 19592.4
1960) 19601.2
1961) 19612.4
1962) 196200
1963) 19633.7
1964) 19641.2
1965) 196500
1968) 19684.9
1969) 19691.2
1970) 19703.7
1971) 19711.2
1972) 19722.4
1975) 19753.7
1977) 197700
1978) 197851.1
1979) 19791.2
1980) 19804.9
1981) 198100
1982) 19821.2
1983) 198300
1984) 19844.9
1985) 19853.7
1987) 19872.4
1988) 19882.4
1989) 198951.1
1990) 199061.3
1991) 19914.9
1992) 199261.3
1993) 199371.5
1994) 19942.4
1995) 19953.7
1996) 1996122.6
1997) 19973.7
1998) 19984.9
1999) 19992.4
2000) 2000122.6
2001) 20014.9
2002) 20023.7
2003) 200361.3
2004) 2004112.4
2005) 200561.3
2006) 2006183.9
2007) 2007357.6
2008) 2008398.5
2009) 2009357.6
2010) 20106514.1
2011) 20115010.9
2012) 2012245.2
Missing856 
TOTAL460100.0
Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your current primary congregation. My congregation feels/felt like family to me (CA12W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know3.4
1) Strongly agree37946.3
2) Somewhat agree25731.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree9211.2
4) Somewhat disagree496
5) Strongly disagree394.8
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your current primary congregation. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree nor disagree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with: My congregation [feels/felt] like family to me (CA12) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41947.6
2) Somewhat agree23126.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree14616.6
4) Somewhat disagree434.9
5) Strongly disagree424.8
Missing433 
TOTAL881100.0
Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your current primary congregation. My congregation meets/met my spiritual needs. (CA13W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know4.5
1) Strongly agree44053.7
2) Somewhat agree24930.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree657.9
4) Somewhat disagree344.1
5) Strongly disagree283.4
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
My congregation [meets/met] my spiritual needs (CA13) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49055.7
2) Somewhat agree23526.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree9811.1
4) Somewhat disagree283.2
5) Strongly disagree283.2
Missing435 
TOTAL879100.0
Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your current primary congregation. I feel/felt like an outsider in my congregation. (CA14W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know111.3
1) Strongly agree293.5
2) Somewhat agree718.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree718.7
4) Somewhat disagree12315
5) Strongly disagree51562.8
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
I [feel/felt] like an outsider in my congregation (CA14) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree374.2
2) Somewhat agree819.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree13615.5
4) Somewhat disagree10011.4
5) Strongly disagree52359.6
Missing437 
TOTAL877100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the following activities at your congregation? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (CA15W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know81
1) Very satisfied47057.3
2) Somewhat satisfied25631.2
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied435.2
4) Somewhat dissatisfied313.8
5) Very dissatisfied7.9
6) Not applicable4.5
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied [are/were] you with the following activities at your congregation? Sermons, preaching, or homilies? (CA15) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied48755.3
2) Somewhat satisfied26129.6
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied728.2
4) Somewhat dissatisfied323.6
5) Very dissatisfied131.5
6) Not applicable161.8
Missing433 
TOTAL881100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the following activities at your congregation? The music at worship services (CA16W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know81
1) Very satisfied44354.1
2) Somewhat satisfied23628.8
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied587.1
4) Somewhat dissatisfied364.4
5) Very dissatisfied202.4
6) Not applicable182.2
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied [are/were] you with the following activities at your congregation? The music at worship services? (CA16) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied50257
2) Somewhat satisfied23526.7
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied616.9
4) Somewhat dissatisfied414.7
5) Very dissatisfied171.9
6) Not applicable252.8
Missing433 
TOTAL881100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the following activities at your congregation? Religious education classes for adults, such as Sunday, church, or Sabbath school, Bible class, Quran class, etc. (CA18W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know141.7
1) Very satisfied39948.7
2) Somewhat satisfied20625.1
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied11013.4
4) Somewhat dissatisfied151.8
5) Very dissatisfied91.1
6) Not applicable678.2
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied [are/were] you with the following activities at your congregation? Religious education classes for adults, such as Sunday, church, or Sabbath school, Bible class, Quran class, etc.? (CA18) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied39344.8
2) Somewhat satisfied20022.8
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied11513.1
4) Somewhat dissatisfied192.2
5) Very dissatisfied131.5
6) Not applicable13715.6
Missing436 
TOTAL877100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the following activities at your congregation? The childrens programs or youth groups (CA19W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know141.7
1) Very satisfied39448.1
2) Somewhat satisfied18322.3
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied9211.2
4) Somewhat dissatisfied293.5
5) Very dissatisfied121.5
6) Not applicable9511.6
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied [are/were] you with the following activities at your congregation? The childrens programs or youth groups? (CA19) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied38043.6
2) Somewhat satisfied16118.5
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied869.9
4) Somewhat dissatisfied293.3
5) Very dissatisfied161.8
6) Not applicable20022.9
Missing442 
TOTAL872100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the following activities at your congregation? How money is handled or spent (CA20W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know283.4
1) Very satisfied37946.3
2) Somewhat satisfied17521.4
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied15318.7
4) Somewhat dissatisfied283.4
5) Very dissatisfied182.2
6) Not applicable384.6
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied [are/were] you with the following activities at your congregation? How money is handled or spent? (CA20) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied41147
2) Somewhat satisfied18120.7
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied15417.6
4) Somewhat dissatisfied384.3
5) Very dissatisfied182.1
6) Not applicable728.2
Missing440 
TOTAL874100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the following activities at your congregation? How major decisions are made (CA21W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know192.6
1) Very satisfied29540.3
2) Somewhat satisfied21929.9
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied12316.8
4) Somewhat dissatisfied324.4
5) Very dissatisfied243.3
6) Not applicable202.7
Missing582 
TOTAL732100.0
How satisfied or dissatisfied [are/were] you with the following activities at your congregation? How major decisions are made? (CA21) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied36842.1
2) Somewhat satisfied21224.3
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied15818.1
4) Somewhat dissatisfied465.3
5) Very dissatisfied182.1
6) Not applicable728.2
Missing440 
TOTAL874100.0
How close do/did you feel to the primary religious leader at your congregation? (CA22W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know91.2
1) Extremely close10414.2
2) Very close17023.2
3) Quite close11615.8
4) A little close19827
5) Not at all close13518.4
Missing582 
TOTAL732100.0
How close do/did you feel to the primary religious leader at your congregation? (CA22) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely close9811.1
2) Very close18921.5
3) Quite close14917
4) A little close25529
5) Not at all close18821.4
Missing435 
TOTAL879100.0
How much respect do/did you have for the head religious leader? (CA23W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know111.5
1) A great deal50969.5
2) A good bit16322.3
3) A little446
4) None at all5.7
Missing582 
TOTAL732100.0
How much respect do/did you have for the head religious leader? (CA23) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal54361.8
2) A good bit22825.9
3) A little829.3
4) None at all263
Missing435 
TOTAL879100.0
How often do/did you talk with the religious leader at your congregation, not including just saying ‘hello after worship services? (CA24W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know71
1) Every day152.1
2) Two or three times a week679.2
3) Once a week9412.9
4) Two or three times a month8111.1
5) Once a month10214
6) A few times a year22330.5
7) Never14219.4
Missing582 
TOTAL731100.0
How often do/did you talk with the religious leader at your congregation, not including just saying ‘hello after worship services? (CA24) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week9310.6
2) Once a week11613.2
3) A few times a month12414.1
4) About once a month10211.6
5) Less than monthly18320.8
6) Never26129.7
Missing435 
TOTAL879100.0
In the past three years, have you held a leadership position in your congregation such as teacher, elder, deacon, small group or youth group leader, worship leader, or choir director? (CA28W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know4.5
1) Yes17020.7
2) No64678.8
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
In the past six years, have you held a leadership position in your congregation, such as teacher, elder, deacon, small group or youth group leader, worship leader, or choir director? (CA28) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20423.2
2) No67776.8
Missing433 
TOTAL881100.0
In the past three years, have you served on committees or boards at your congregation? (CA29W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know3.4
1) Yes16119.7
2) No65580
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
In the past six years, have you served on committees or boards at your congregation? (CA29) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17720.1
2) No70579.9
Missing432 
TOTAL882100.0
In the past three years, have you organized events or groups at your congregation? (CA30W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know3.4
1) Yes16820.5
2) No64979.1
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
In the past six years, have you organized events or groups at your congregation? (CA30) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18921.4
2) No69378.6
Missing432 
TOTAL882100.0
In a typical month does your work at your congregation in leadership positions, organizing events, or serving on committees take up more than one hour of your time? (CA31W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Yes17868.5
2) No8231.5
Missing1053 
TOTAL260100.0
In a typical month, does your work at your congregation in leadership positions, organizing events, or serving on committees take up more than one hour of your time? (CA31) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18867.4
2) No9132.6
Missing1034 
TOTAL279100.0
About how many hours per week on average does this work at your congregation take up? (CA32W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know1.4
0) 03914.9
1) 16223.8
2) 26223.8
3) 33714.2
4) 4259.6
5) 583.1
10) Six-10155.7
15) 11-1541.5
20) 16 or more83.1
Missing1054 
TOTAL261100.0
About how many hours per week on average does this work at your congregation take up? (CA_32) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know21.1
0) 000
1) 12613.8
2) 25227.5
3) 33920.6
4) 42412.7
5) 5126.3
6) 652.6
7) 71.5
8) 873.7
10) 10126.3
12) 121.5
15) 1531.6
20) 2021.1
24) 2400
25) 2521.1
30) 301.5
Missing1126 
TOTAL189100.0
Have you done any other volunteer work for your congregation? (CA32AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know3.4
1) Yes30337
2) No51362.6
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
Have you done any other volunteer work for your congregation? (CA32A) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14476.6
2) No4423.4
Missing1127 
TOTAL188100.0
In the last year, about how many hours did you spend on other volunteer work? (CA32BW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know41.3
0) 04013.2
1) 151.7
2) 2134.3
3) 3185.9
4) 482.6
5) 5155
10) Six-105718.8
15) 11-15206.6
20) 16-20258.3
25) 21-2572.3
30) 26-3072.3
40) 31-40278.9
50) 41-5072.3
60) 51-6093
80) 61-80155
100) More than 80268.6
Missing1011 
TOTAL303100.0
In the last year, about how many hours did you spend on other volunteer work? (CA_32B) -- Wave 2 (2012)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL131452.6289.57
Thinking about your activities and service at your congregation over the past three years, how often have you felt burned out or overextended? (CA34W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Not at all27166.4
2) Sometimes11427.9
3) Often112.7
4) Very often122.9
5) All the time00
Missing906 
TOTAL408100.0
Thinking about your activities and service at your congregation over the past six years, how often have you felt burned out or overextended? Would it be not at all, sometimes, often, very often, or all the time? (CA34) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all13648.4
2) Sometimes12644.8
3) Often113.9
4) Very often82.8
Missing1033 
TOTAL281100.0
In the last three years, how often have you heard sermons or participated in meetings about racial justice, poverty, or other social justice issues? (CA36W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know172.1
1) More than once a week232.8
2) Once a week394.8
3) Once a month9811.9
4) A few times a year25130.6
5) Once a year698.4
6) Less than once a year637.7
7) Never26131.8
Missing494 
TOTAL821100.0
Are/were you aware of any arguments in your congregation between people who wanted to preserve its traditional beliefs and people who want to adopt new or contemporary beliefs? (CA37W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know5.6
1) Yes22427.3
2) No59072
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
Do you tend to side with the traditional or with the contemporary point of view, or do you usually not take sides? (CA38W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know31.3
1) Traditional5022.3
2) Contemporary6428.6
3) Dont take sides10747.8
Missing1090 
TOTAL224100.0
Now thinking about the congregation you have attended second most often in the past three years, is that the same type of congregation you mentioned earlier (CI_1)? (CA39W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know1.9
1) Yes8978.1
2) No2421.1
Missing1201 
TOTAL114100.0
Do you currently take part in any of the activities, groups, or organizations at this congregation, not including attending worship services? (CA41W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know00
1) Yes3228.3
2) No8171.7
Missing1201 
TOTAL113100.0
Think about any help or assistance that you have received from the congregation leader, staff, or other leaders, or committees or boards at your congregation. Would you say you received a personal visit or counseling . . . (CA25SW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know111.3
1) Never43553
2) Once or twice11514
3) Three to four times8410.2
4) Five to nine times779.4
5) About once a month283.4
6) More than once a month708.5
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
Think about any help or assistance that you have received from the congregation leader, staff, or other leaders, or committees or boards at your congregation. Would you say you received financial help or help finding a job . . . (CA26SW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused00
-4) Dont know91.1
1) Never70686.2
2) Once or twice627.6
3) Three to four times162
4) Five to nine times202.4
5) About once a month1.1
6) More than once a month5.6
Missing494 
TOTAL819100.0
In the last three years, about how many times, if any, have you received other kinds of help or assistance from your primary religious leaders, or committees or boards at your congregation? (CA27SW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused00
-4) Dont know91.1
1) Never57870.7
2) Once or twice708.6
3) Three to four times445.4
4) Five to nine times506.1
5) About once a month283.4
6) More than once a month394.8
Missing494 
TOTAL818100.0
How often do you attend worship services at other congregations? Would that be never, once or twice a year, several times a year, once a month, two or three times a month, once a week, twice a week or three times a week or more? (CA3Z4) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Never911.1
2) Once or twice a year2429.6
3) Several times a year2024.7
4) Once a month1113.6
5) Two or three times a month78.6
6) Once a week1012.3
Missing1232 
TOTAL81100.0
When we interviewed you in 2006, you (FILL: were attending/had attended) worship services at[FILL CA_4/2006]. Is this the same place where you [FILL: attend most often now/attended most often in the last six years]? (CA3Z6) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39165
2) No21135
Missing711 
TOTAL602100.0
Which was most important in your switching congregations? Were you dissatisfied with your former congregation or were you attracted to your new congregation? (CA9) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Dissatisfied with former congregation3516.7
2) Attracted to new congregation2712.9
3) Both mattered the same2512
4) Neither, neutral12258.4
Missing1106 
TOTAL209100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Was the clergy an important factor? (CA9Z1B) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2058.8
2) No1441.2
Missing1280 
TOTAL34100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Was it location or inconvenience issues? (CA9Z1C) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes514.3
2) No3085.7
Missing1279 
TOTAL35100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Was it theology or religious beliefs? (CA9Z1D) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1545.5
2) No1854.5
Missing1281 
TOTAL33100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Were political or social views important to your dissatisfaction? (CA9Z1E) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1852.9
2) No1647.1
Missing1279 
TOTAL34100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Was it the liturgy, style of worship, or music? (CA9Z1F) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1338.2
2) No2161.8
Missing1280 
TOTAL34100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Was it unpleasant relationships (for example, change in family ties, falling out with someone, feeling rejected or ignored)? (CA9Z1G) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1440
2) No2160
Missing1279 
TOTAL35100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Was there a lack of programs and activities at your former place? (CA9Z1H) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25.9
2) No3294.1
Missing1279 
TOTAL34100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your dissatisfaction with your former congregation. Was the congregations outlook for the future a factor? (CA9Z1I) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1338.2
2) No2161.8
Missing1279 
TOTAL34100.0
Which of these factors -- [INSERT A LIST OF CA_9z1 FACTORS] -- was the most important reason in why you no longer attend your former place of worship? (CA9Z1A) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy721.2
3) Religious beliefs1030.3
4) Political or social views618.2
5) Liturgy, style of worship, or music26.1
6) Unpleasant relationships39.1
7) Lack of programs and activities00
8) Future outlook515.2
Missing1281 
TOTAL33100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was the clergy at your new place an important factor? (CA10B) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4284
2) No816
Missing1264 
TOTAL50100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was it location or convenience issues? (CA10C) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2549
2) No2651
Missing1262 
TOTAL51100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was it theology or religious beliefs? (CA10D) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3364.7
2) No1835.3
Missing1263 
TOTAL51100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Were political or social views important? (CA10E) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1835.3
2) No3364.7
Missing1262 
TOTAL51100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was it the liturgy, style of worship, or music? (CA10F) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3567.3
2) No1732.7
Missing1262 
TOTAL52100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was it personal relationships, such as marriage, family or friends? (CA10G) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2141.2
2) No3058.8
Missing1262 
TOTAL51100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was the availability of programs and activities a factor? (CA10H) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2447.1
2) No2752.9
Missing1262 
TOTAL51100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was the new congregations outlook for the future a factor? (CA10I) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3261.5
2) No2038.5
Missing1262 
TOTAL52100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your attraction to your new place of worship. Was this a return to your childhood religion and was this an important factor? (CA10J) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes815.4
2) No4484.6
Missing1262 
TOTAL52100.0
Which of these factors -- [INSERT LIST OF CA_10 FACTORS] -- was the most important reason in why you are now attending the new place of worship? (CA10A) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy1123.4
2) Location or convenience817
3) Religious beliefs1123.4
4) Political or social views00
5) Liturgy, style of worship or music1123.4
6) Personal relationships24.3
7) Available programs and activities48.5
8) Future outlook00
9) Childhood religion00
Missing1265 
TOTAL47100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your switching congregation. Was it that you moved? (CA10Z1A) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7662.3
2) No4637.7
Missing1192 
TOTAL122100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your switching congregation. Was it that your congregation moved? (CA10Z1B) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1310.8
2) No10789.2
Missing1194 
TOTAL120100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your switching congregation. Was it that your congregation closed? (CA10Z1C) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119.2
2) No10990.8
Missing1194 
TOTAL120100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your switching congregation. Was it that you switched because family members wanted to change? (CA10Z1D) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes108.3
2) No11191.7
Missing1192 
TOTAL121100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important to your switching congregation. Was it something else? (CA10Z1E) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5343.4
2) No6956.6
Missing1192 
TOTAL122100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was the clergy an important factor? (CA11AB) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2151.2
2) No2048.8
Missing1273 
TOTAL41100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was it location or convenience issues? (CA11AC) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1027.8
2) No2672.2
Missing1277 
TOTAL36100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was it theology or religious beliefs? (CA11AD) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1747.2
2) No1952.8
Missing1277 
TOTAL36100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Were political or social views important? (CA11AE) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1129.7
2) No2670.3
Missing1277 
TOTAL37100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was it the liturgy, style of worship, or music? (CA11AF) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2151.2
2) No2048.8
Missing1273 
TOTAL41100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was it personal relationships, such as marriage, family or friends? (CA11AG) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2354.8
2) No1945.2
Missing1273 
TOTAL42100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was the availability of programs and activities a factor? (CA11AH) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1540.5
2) No2259.5
Missing1277 
TOTAL37100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was the congregations outlook for the future a factor? (CA11AI) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1850
2) No1850
Missing1277 
TOTAL36100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors [are/were] important in your [attending/having attended] [FILL CA_4/2011] after rarely attending a place of worship in 2006. Was this a return to your childhood religion and was this an important factor? (CA11AJ) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1541.7
2) No2158.3
Missing1277 
TOTAL36100.0
Which of these factors -- [INSERT A LIST OF CA_11a FACTORS] -- was the most important reason in why you are now attending a place of worship? (CA11A) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy37.5
2) Location or convenience37.5
3) Religious beliefs820
5) Liturgy, style of worship or music922.5
6) Personal relationships1025
8) Future outlook37.5
9) Childhood religion410
Missing1275 
TOTAL40100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Was the clergy an important factor? (CA11Z1B) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1942.2
2) No2657.8
Missing1269 
TOTAL45100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Was it location or inconvenience issues? (CA11Z1C) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes817.4
2) No3882.6
Missing1268 
TOTAL46100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Was it theology or religious beliefs? (CA11Z1D) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1532.6
2) No3167.4
Missing1268 
TOTAL46100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Were political or social views important? (CA11Z1E) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1634.8
2) No3065.2
Missing1268 
TOTAL46100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Was it the liturgy, style of worship, or music? (CA11Z1F) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1021.7
2) No3678.3
Missing1268 
TOTAL46100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Was it personal relationships, such as marriage, family or friends? (CA11Z1G) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1736.2
2) No3063.8
Missing1268 
TOTAL47100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Was the lack of programs and activities a factor? (CA11Z1H) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36.5
2) No4393.5
Missing1268 
TOTAL46100.0
We are interested in learning about which factors were important in your not attending worship services frequently after attending [FILL CA_4/2006] in 2006. Was the congregations outlook for the future a factor? (CA11Z1I) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1021.7
2) No3678.3
Missing1268 
TOTAL46100.0
Which of these factors -- [INSERT A LIST OF CA_11z1 FACTORS] -- was the most important reason in why you are not attending your last place of worship? (CA11Z1A) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy1027
2) Location or convenience513.5
3) Religious beliefs513.5
4) Political or social views616.2
5) Liturgy, style of worship, or music00
6) Personal relationships718.9
7) Lack of programs and activities25.4
8) Future outlook25.4
Missing1277 
TOTAL37100.0
In the past three years, not including attending worship services, how often have you participated in activities, groups, or organizations of this congregations? Such as social gatherings, choir, small groups or prayer meetings, outreach or social service groups, etc.? (CA33) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Never25929.5
2) Less than monthly23226.4
3) About once a month13114.9
4) A few times a month11413
5) Once a week829.3
6) More than once a week606.8
Missing437 
TOTAL878100.0
How often do you feel you are appreciated by the leaders or people of your congregation for the work and activities that you do at your congregation? Would it be not at all, sometimes, often, very often, or all the time? (CA35) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all62.1
2) Sometimes6824.3
3) Often6422.9
4) Very often7827.9
5) All the time6422.9
Missing1033 
TOTAL280100.0
About what proportion of this congregation [is/was] [respondents race]: almost all, about 90 percent, about three-fourths, about half, or about a quarter or less? (CA42) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all39845.7
2) About 90 percent21724.9
3) About three-fourths10912.5
4) About half657.5
5) About a quarter or less819.3
Missing446 
TOTAL870100.0
Of the race groups [different from respondents race] at this congregation, which [is/was] the largest in numbers? [Are/Were] they: white, black, Hispanic, Asian American or something else? (CA43) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) White20924.7
2) Black21725.6
3) Hispanic18822.2
4) Asian American566.6
5) Something else17720.9
Missing467 
TOTAL847100.0
In the worship service you [attend/attended] most often, what [is/was] the main language spoken? [Is/Was] it generally English, Spanish, or some other language? (CA44) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) English74084.2
2) Spanish647.3
3) English and Spanish equally384.3
4) Some other language374.2
Missing435 
TOTAL879100.0


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