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What percent of the regular adult participants in your congregation are white and non-Hispanic? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for WHITEPCT (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.


Percent White (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


Percent White (Demographic Patterns)

 

Percent White by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Less than 20%
20.1%
110
49.2%
227
23.2%
42

35
31.9%
379
20% to less than 80%
15.2%
83
10.8%
50
12.2%
22

14
13.0%
155
80% to less than 99%
30.8%
168
23.9%
110
44.8%
81

5
30.2%
359
99% or more
33.9%
185
16.1%
74
19.9%
36

9
24.8%
295
Missing
1
5
0
0
6
TOTAL
100.0%
546
100.0%
461
100.0%
181

63

1188


 


Percent White 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
Less than 20%
22.0%
36
20.2%
60
42.3%
246
34.8%
72
33.1%
414
20% to less than 80%
15.2%
25
11.1%
33
10.3%
60
24.2%
50
13.5%
168
80% to less than 99%
32.9%
54
31.6%
94
25.0%
145
33.8%
70
29.1%
363
99% or more
29.9%
49
37.0%
110
22.4%
130
7.2%
15
24.3%
304
Missing
1
4
4
4
13
TOTAL
100.0%
164
100.0%
297
100.0%
581
100.0%
207

1249


 


Percent White by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Less than 20%
32.0%
24
14.3%
76
95.9%
257
4.6%
12
39.8%
45
33.1%
414
20% to less than 80%
18.7%
14
19.8%
105
3.7%
10
11.4%
30
8.0%
9
13.5%
168
80% to less than 99%
38.7%
29
33.4%
177
0.4%
1
44.9%
118
34.5%
39
29.1%
364
99% or more
10.7%
8
32.5%
172
0.0%
0
39.2%
103
17.7%
20
24.3%
303
Missing
2
9
1
0
0
12
TOTAL
100.0%
75
100.0%
530
100.0%
268
100.0%
263
100.0%
113

1249


 


Percent White by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Less than 20%
25.3%
163
48.9%
197
14.7%
21

34
32.0%
381
20% to less than 80%
16.0%
103
12.2%
49
7.7%
11

5
13.7%
163
80% to less than 99%
31.1%
200
20.6%
83
54.5%
78

2
30.3%
361
99% or more
27.6%
178
18.4%
74
23.1%
33

18
23.9%
285
Missing
2
3
0
0
5
TOTAL
100.0%
644
100.0%
403
100.0%
143

59

1190


 


Percent White by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Less than 20%
22.3%
266
28.7%
426
30.8%
409
33.1%
414
28.8%
1515
20% to less than 80%
6.6%
79
8.8%
131
12.2%
162
13.5%
168
10.3%
540
80% to less than 99%
25.2%
301
28.1%
417
25.9%
344
29.1%
364
27.1%
1426
99% or more
45.9%
549
34.3%
509
31.2%
414
24.3%
303
33.8%
1775
Missing
39
24
2
13
78
TOTAL
100.0%
1195
100.0%
1483
100.0%
1329
100.0%
1249

5256



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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