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Did the leader of this service wear a robe or other special garments? (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.


Special Garments? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


Special Garments? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Special Garments? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
24.4%
133
47.7%
222
61.7%
111

20
39.2%
466
No
75.6%
412
52.3%
243
38.3%
69

47
60.8%
724
TOTAL
100.0%
545
100.0%
465
100.0%
180

67

1190


 


Special Garments? 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
50.0%
82
35.5%
106
37.6%
219
37.4%
79
38.7%
486
No
50.0%
82
64.5%
193
62.4%
364
62.6%
132
61.3%
771
Missing
0
2
2
0
4
TOTAL
100.0%
164
100.0%
299
100.0%
583
100.0%
211

1257


 


Special Garments? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
94.9%
74
13.8%
74
44.6%
119
49.2%
130
78.8%
89
38.6%
486
No
5.1%
4
86.2%
462
55.4%
148
50.8%
134
21.2%
24
61.4%
772
Missing
0
3
1
0
0
4
TOTAL
100.0%
78
100.0%
536
100.0%
267
100.0%
264
100.0%
113

1258


 


Special Garments? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
23.5%
152
54.8%
222
71.3%
102

10
39.8%
476
No
76.5%
495
45.2%
183
28.7%
41

52
60.2%
719
TOTAL
100.0%
647
100.0%
405
100.0%
143

62

1195


 


Special Garments? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
0.0%
0
32.1%
483
30.1%
401
38.7%
487
33.5%
1371
No
0.0%
0
67.9%
1021
69.9%
930
61.3%
771
66.5%
2722
Missing
1234
3
0
4
1241
TOTAL
100.0%
0
100.0%
1504
100.0%
1331
100.0%
1258

4093



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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