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Region in which congregation is located. Remarks: See Statistical Abstracts (any edition), U.S. Bureau of the Census, for a list of states within regions. (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.


Region of the Country (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]

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Region of the Country (Demographic Patterns)

 

Region of the Country by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Northeast
9.0%
49
12.2%
57
29.1%
52

7
13.3%
158
Midwest
26.2%
143
18.0%
84
27.4%
49

24
23.2%
276
South
49.0%
267
54.9%
256
26.3%
47

15
47.9%
570
West
15.8%
86
14.8%
69
17.3%
31

25
15.6%
186
TOTAL
100.0%
545
100.0%
466
100.0%
179

71

1190


 


Region of the Country 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
Northeast
100.0%
165
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
13.1%
165
Midwest
0.0%
0
100.0%
301
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
23.9%
301
South
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
585
0.0%
0
46.4%
585
West
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
100.0%
211
16.7%
211
TOTAL
100.0%
165
100.0%
301
100.0%
585
100.0%
211

1262


 


Region of the Country by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Northeast
17.9%
14
5.6%
30
9.0%
24
27.0%
71
22.1%
25
13.0%
164
Midwest
21.8%
17
26.2%
141
19.0%
51
29.7%
78
12.4%
14
23.9%
301
South
43.6%
34
50.6%
273
61.9%
166
26.6%
70
37.2%
42
46.4%
585
West
16.7%
13
17.6%
95
10.1%
27
16.7%
44
28.3%
32
16.7%
211
TOTAL
100.0%
78
100.0%
539
100.0%
268
100.0%
263
100.0%
113

1261


 


Region of the Country by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Northeast
6.6%
43
18.5%
75
25.0%
36

11
12.9%
154
Midwest
23.8%
154
20.4%
83
22.2%
32

32
22.5%
269
South
52.9%
342
46.8%
190
31.3%
45

8
48.2%
577
West
16.7%
108
14.3%
58
21.5%
31

16
16.5%
197
TOTAL
100.0%
647
100.0%
406
100.0%
144

67

1197


 


Region of the Country by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Northeast
12.7%
157
12.9%
194
12.2%
162
13.1%
165
12.7%
678
Midwest
20.1%
248
25.0%
377
23.2%
309
23.9%
301
23.1%
1235
South
48.7%
602
47.7%
719
50.5%
672
46.4%
585
48.3%
2578
West
18.5%
228
14.4%
217
14.1%
188
16.7%
211
15.8%
844
TOTAL
100.0%
1235
100.0%
1507
100.0%
1331
100.0%
1262

5335



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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