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Does your congregation have an endowment, savings account, or other reserve fund? (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.


Reserves? (2018-2019)

[Results weighted by WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP]

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Demographic Patterns


Reserves? (Demographic Patterns)

 

Reserves? by Political Ideology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
60.1%
318
70.1%
310
77.0%
134

38
66.6%
762
No
39.9%
211
29.9%
132
23.0%
40

19
33.4%
383
Missing
16
24
5
0
45
TOTAL
100.0%
529
100.0%
442
100.0%
174

57

1145


 


Reserves? 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
67.5%
106
62.9%
178
67.6%
378
67.5%
137
66.5%
799
No
32.5%
51
37.1%
105
32.4%
181
32.5%
66
33.5%
403
Missing
8
18
25
8
59
TOTAL
100.0%
157
100.0%
283
100.0%
559
100.0%
203

1202


 


Reserves? by Religious Tradition (2018-2019)


Roman CatholicWhite conservative, evangelical or fundamentalistBlack ProtestantWhite liberal or moderateNon-ChristianTOTAL
Yes
63.8%
44
60.2%
309
51.6%
129
85.3%
221
88.2%
97
66.6%
800
No
36.2%
25
39.8%
204
48.4%
121
14.7%
38
11.8%
13
33.4%
401
Missing
8
25
18
4
4
59
TOTAL
100.0%
69
100.0%
513
100.0%
250
100.0%
259
100.0%
110

1201


 


Reserves? by Theology (2018-2019)


More conservativeRight in the middleMore liberalMissingTOTAL
Yes
63.0%
393
64.2%
249
86.2%
119

39
66.2%
761
No
37.0%
231
35.8%
139
13.8%
19

13
33.8%
389
Missing
23
18
5
0
46
TOTAL
100.0%
624
100.0%
388
100.0%
138

52

1150


 


Reserves? by Year of Survey


19982006-200720122018-2019TOTAL
Yes
59.8%
697
57.3%
786
60.5%
780
66.5%
800
60.9%
3063
No
40.2%
468
42.7%
586
39.5%
510
33.5%
403
39.1%
1967
Missing
70
135
41
59
305
TOTAL
100.0%
1165
100.0%
1372
100.0%
1290
100.0%
1203

5030



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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