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Does your congregation operate with a formal, written annual budget? (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.


Formal Budget? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]

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Formal Budget? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Formal Budget? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
76.7%
409
78.5%
366
73.7%
132

33
77.0%
907
No
23.3%
124
21.5%
100
26.3%
47

28
23.0%
271
Missing
13
0
0
0
13
TOTAL
100.0%
533
100.0%
466
100.0%
179

61

1178


 


Formal Budget? 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
85.5%
141
83.5%
248
71.1%
410
70.0%
140
75.8%
939
No
14.5%
24
16.5%
49
28.9%
167
30.0%
60
24.2%
300
Missing
0
3
8
12
23
TOTAL
100.0%
165
100.0%
297
100.0%
577
100.0%
200

1239


 


Formal Budget? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
76.3%
58
75.1%
396
63.7%
167
91.7%
242
69.7%
76
75.8%
939
No
23.7%
18
24.9%
131
36.3%
95
8.3%
22
30.3%
33
24.2%
299
Missing
1
12
6
0
4
23
TOTAL
100.0%
76
100.0%
527
100.0%
262
100.0%
264
100.0%
109

1238


 


Formal Budget? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
73.9%
466
82.3%
334
77.6%
111

29
77.2%
911
No
26.1%
165
17.7%
72
22.4%
32

31
22.8%
269
Missing
16
0
0
0
16
TOTAL
100.0%
631
100.0%
406
100.0%
143

60

1180


 


Formal Budget? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
72.8%
879
75.3%
1105
76.4%
1005
75.9%
940
75.2%
3929
No
27.2%
328
24.7%
362
23.6%
310
24.1%
299
24.8%
1299
Missing
27
40
16
23
106
TOTAL
100.0%
1207
100.0%
1467
100.0%
1315
100.0%
1239

5228



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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