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Was there a time during the service in which people in the congregation greeted each other by shaking hands or some other way? (National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006-2007, 2012, and 2018-2019))

Each question was asked of a key informant from the congregation, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or other staff person or leader.


Greeting at Service? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]

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Demographic Patterns


Greeting at Service? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Greeting at Service? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
74.3%
405
86.9%
404
76.7%
138

50
79.6%
947
No
25.7%
140
13.1%
61
23.3%
42

17
20.4%
243
TOTAL
100.0%
545
100.0%
465
100.0%
180

67

1190


 


Greeting at Service? by Region (2018-2019)


New England or Mid-AtlanticEast North Central or West North CentralSouth Atlantic, East South Central or West South CentralMountain or PacificTOTAL
Yes
80.5%
132
80.6%
241
82.5%
481
67.9%
144
79.3%
998
No
19.5%
32
19.4%
58
17.5%
102
32.1%
68
20.7%
260
Missing
0
2
2
0
4
TOTAL
100.0%
164
100.0%
299
100.0%
583
100.0%
212

1258


 


Greeting at Service? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
96.1%
74
72.4%
388
92.5%
248
81.1%
214
64.6%
73
79.3%
997
No
3.9%
3
27.6%
148
7.5%
20
18.9%
50
35.4%
40
20.7%
261
Missing
0
3
1
0
0
4
TOTAL
100.0%
77
100.0%
536
100.0%
268
100.0%
264
100.0%
113

1258


 


Greeting at Service? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
76.9%
497
84.7%
344
74.1%
106

50
79.2%
947
No
23.1%
149
15.3%
62
25.9%
37

12
20.8%
248
TOTAL
100.0%
646
100.0%
406
100.0%
143

62

1195


 


Greeting at Service? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
78.4%
967
80.7%
1214
81.4%
1083
79.3%
998
80.0%
4262
No
21.6%
267
19.3%
291
18.6%
248
20.7%
260
20.0%
1066
Missing
0
1
0
4
5
TOTAL
100.0%
1234
100.0%
1505
100.0%
1331
100.0%
1258

5328



Notes

The National Congregations Study (NCS) dataset fills a void in the sociological study of congregations by providing data that can be used to draw a nationally aggregate picture of congregations. Thanks to innovations in sampling techniques, the 1998 NCS data was the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. Subsequent NCS waves were conducted in 2006-07, 2012, and 2018-19. The 2006-07 NCS sample includes a subset of cases that were also interviewed in 1998. The 2012 NCS includes an oversample of Hispanic congregations. The 2018-19 NCS includes a subset of congregations that also were interviewed in 2012.



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