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Congregational Belonging

Does respondent feel a sense of belonging in a congregation?


Below are 20 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • BELONG from Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, ParishionersLEARN MORE
    • In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I have a strong sense of belonging to my congregation (BELONG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BELONG from Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, PastorsLEARN MORE
    • Now I would like to ask you some questions about your personal religious and moral views, which may or may not match the official position of your denomination. (Give Card D) Using the categories in card D, please tell me whether you would agree or disagree with the following statements. I have a strong sense of belonging to my congregation (BELONG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ENHANCES from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Listed below are some statements about your present living situation. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each statement? -- My present living situation enhances my sense of belonging to my congregation. (ENHANCES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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