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Of the regular adult participants in your congregation, about what percent live in households in which there are two married adults with children living at home? Percent of regular adult participants; (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 Two-Parent Families with Children (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]


Demographic Patterns


Percent Two-Parent Families with Children (Demographic Patterns)

 

Percent Two-Parent Families with Children by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Less than 20%
25.5%
130
30.9%
130
46.6%
82

10
30.9%
342
20% to less than 50%
42.5%
217
40.4%
170
31.3%
55

21
39.9%
442
50% to less than 80%
21.8%
111
22.3%
94
19.9%
35

10
21.7%
240
80% or more
10.2%
52
6.4%
27
2.3%
4

19
7.5%
83
Missing
36
44
4
0
84
TOTAL
100.0%
510
100.0%
421
100.0%
176

60

1107


 


Percent Two-Parent Families with Children 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%
34.0%
52
30.7%
87
26.3%
143
37.8%
71
30.2%
353
20% to less than 50%
35.3%
54
43.5%
123
42.5%
231
29.8%
56
39.7%
464
50% to less than 80%
25.5%
39
19.4%
55
23.5%
128
14.4%
27
21.3%
249
80% or more
5.2%
8
6.4%
18
7.7%
42
18.1%
34
8.7%
102
Missing
12
18
41
24
95
TOTAL
100.0%
153
100.0%
283
100.0%
544
100.0%
188

1168


 


Percent Two-Parent Families with Children by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Less than 20%
17.6%
12
18.0%
90
43.1%
107
42.6%
107
35.6%
36
30.2%
352
20% to less than 50%
47.1%
32
45.5%
227
25.0%
62
45.4%
114
27.7%
28
39.7%
463
50% to less than 80%
27.9%
19
26.7%
133
20.6%
51
8.4%
21
26.7%
27
21.5%
251
80% or more
7.4%
5
9.8%
49
11.3%
28
3.6%
9
9.9%
10
8.7%
101
Missing
9
39
21
13
13
95
TOTAL
100.0%
68
100.0%
499
100.0%
248
100.0%
251
100.0%
101

1167


 


Percent Two-Parent Families with Children by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Less than 20%
26.4%
161
27.5%
99
49.6%
70

22
29.7%
330
20% to less than 50%
43.4%
265
35.8%
129
39.7%
56

13
40.5%
450
50% to less than 80%
19.5%
119
31.9%
115
7.8%
11

4
22.0%
245
80% or more
10.8%
66
4.7%
17
2.8%
4

15
7.8%
87
Missing
35
46
2
0
83
TOTAL
100.0%
611
100.0%
360
100.0%
141

54

1112


 


Percent Two-Parent Families with Children by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Less than 20%
19.0%
205
29.8%
427
27.0%
344
30.2%
352
26.8%
1328
20% to less than 50%
36.7%
396
32.1%
460
38.0%
485
39.7%
463
36.4%
1804
50% to less than 80%
27.9%
301
24.5%
352
21.7%
277
21.4%
249
23.8%
1179
80% or more
16.4%
177
13.6%
195
13.3%
170
8.7%
102
13.0%
644
Missing
155
72
55
95
377
TOTAL
100.0%
1079
100.0%
1434
100.0%
1276
100.0%
1166

4955



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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