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Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To plan or conduct an assessment of community needs? (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.


Assess Community Needs? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


Assess Community Needs? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Assess Community Needs? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
43.6%
237
63.5%
296
55.9%
100

45
53.2%
633
No
56.4%
307
36.5%
170
44.1%
79

21
46.8%
556
Missing
1
0
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
544
100.0%
466
100.0%
179

66

1189


 


Assess Community Needs? 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
59.8%
98
50.5%
150
53.5%
312
55.9%
118
54.0%
678
No
40.2%
66
49.5%
147
46.5%
271
44.1%
93
46.0%
577
Missing
0
4
2
0
6
TOTAL
100.0%
164
100.0%
297
100.0%
583
100.0%
211

1255


 


Assess Community Needs? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
50.6%
39
45.0%
241
72.7%
194
52.9%
139
57.9%
66
54.1%
679
No
49.4%
38
55.0%
294
27.3%
73
47.1%
124
42.1%
48
45.9%
577
Missing
0
4
1
1
0
6
TOTAL
100.0%
77
100.0%
535
100.0%
267
100.0%
263
100.0%
114

1256


 


Assess Community Needs? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
50.6%
327
56.5%
229
59.7%
86

37
53.7%
642
No
49.4%
319
43.5%
176
40.3%
58

25
46.3%
553
Missing
1
0
0
0
1
TOTAL
100.0%
646
100.0%
405
100.0%
144

62

1195


 


Assess Community Needs? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
36.8%
449
48.4%
729
56.8%
755
54.1%
679
49.2%
2612
No
63.2%
770
51.6%
777
43.2%
575
45.9%
577
50.8%
2699
Missing
15
1
1
6
23
TOTAL
100.0%
1219
100.0%
1506
100.0%
1330
100.0%
1256

5311



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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