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What percent are Black or African American? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for BLACKPCT (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 African-American (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


Percent African-American (Demographic Patterns)

 

Percent African-American by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
0%
46.9%
253
26.0%
119
29.4%
53

13
36.1%
425
More than 0% but less than 5%
18.7%
101
18.2%
83
20.0%
36

10
18.7%
220
5% to less than 50%
23.0%
124
21.4%
98
26.1%
47

8
22.9%
269
50% or more
11.3%
61
34.4%
157
24.4%
44

33
22.3%
262
Missing
7
9
0
0
16
TOTAL
100.0%
539
100.0%
457
100.0%
180

64

1176


 


Percent African-American 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
0%
33.5%
54
47.4%
139
32.2%
186
28.8%
60
35.4%
439
More than 0% but less than 5%
18.6%
30
16.7%
49
18.2%
105
22.1%
46
18.5%
230
5% to less than 50%
31.7%
51
15.0%
44
19.6%
113
33.2%
69
22.3%
277
50% or more
16.1%
26
20.8%
61
30.1%
174
15.9%
33
23.7%
294
Missing
4
8
7
4
23
TOTAL
100.0%
161
100.0%
293
100.0%
578
100.0%
208

1240


 


Percent African-American by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
0%
24.7%
18
45.3%
238
0.0%
0
48.8%
127
48.2%
54
35.3%
437
More than 0% but less than 5%
45.2%
33
20.8%
109
0.0%
0
26.9%
70
16.1%
18
18.6%
230
5% to less than 50%
24.7%
18
29.7%
156
0.7%
2
23.8%
62
34.8%
39
22.4%
277
50% or more
5.5%
4
4.2%
22
99.3%
266
0.4%
1
0.9%
1
23.7%
294
Missing
4
14
1
5
0
24
TOTAL
100.0%
73
100.0%
525
100.0%
268
100.0%
260
100.0%
112

1238


 


Percent African-American by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
0%
37.7%
241
31.0%
123
36.4%
52

21
35.3%
416
More than 0% but less than 5%
20.5%
131
16.1%
64
23.8%
34

1
19.4%
229
5% to less than 50%
22.7%
145
19.4%
77
33.6%
48

7
22.9%
270
50% or more
19.1%
122
33.5%
133
6.3%
9

30
22.4%
264
Missing
8
8
0
0
16
TOTAL
100.0%
639
100.0%
397
100.0%
143

59

1179


 


Percent African-American by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
0%
54.4%
640
43.4%
635
39.2%
517
35.4%
438
42.9%
2230
More than 0% but less than 5%
15.0%
176
17.6%
257
20.2%
266
18.5%
229
17.9%
928
5% to less than 50%
12.1%
142
13.9%
203
16.8%
221
22.4%
277
16.2%
843
50% or more
18.5%
218
25.2%
369
23.8%
314
23.7%
294
23.0%
1195
Missing
57
43
13
24
137
TOTAL
100.0%
1176
100.0%
1464
100.0%
1318
100.0%
1238

5196



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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