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Middletown Area Study, 1998 - Analysis

PARTIC

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: According to your best guess, would you say that the number of people who participate in your congregation over the last three years has
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Decreased to a great extent61.6%1.6%-1.82
2) Decreased to some extent307.9%9.4%-1.29
3) Has stayed about the same8522.3%31.7%-0.75
4) Increased to some extent12833.5%65.2%-0.22
5) Increased to a great extent7619.9%85.1%0.31
8) Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more3910.2%95.3%1.91
9) Don't know184.7%100.0%2.44
Missing145
Total Unweighted N = 382





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Decreased to a great extent1.1%
2
2.0%
4
01.6%
6
Decreased to some extent8.0%
14
7.8%
16
07.9%
30
Has stayed about the same24.4%
43
20.5%
42
022.3%
85
Increased to some extent33.5%
59
33.2%
68
133.3%
127
Increased to a great extent14.2%
25
24.9%
51
019.9%
76
Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more12.5%
22
8.3%
17
010.2%
39
Don't know6.3%
11
3.4%
7
04.7%
18
Missing70751460
Total 100%
176
100%
205
   
381

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedWidowedSeparated or divorcedNever been marriedMissingTotal
Decreased to a great extent2.2%
5
0.0%
0
2.2%
1
0.0%
0
01.6%
6
Decreased to some extent9.3%
21
10.5%
4
4.3%
2
4.3%
3
07.9%
30
Has stayed about the same25.6%
58
26.3%
10
6.5%
3
20.0%
14
022.3%
85
Increased to some extent29.5%
67
26.3%
10
39.1%
18
45.7%
32
133.3%
127
Increased to a great extent20.7%
47
26.3%
10
28.3%
13
8.6%
6
019.9%
76
Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more8.8%
20
2.6%
1
15.2%
7
15.7%
11
010.2%
39
Don't know4.0%
9
7.9%
3
4.3%
2
5.7%
4
04.7%
18
Missing702118361460
Total 100%
227
100%
38
100%
46
100%
70
   
381

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeCollege graduateGraduate/Profession degreeMissingTotal
Decreased to a great extent0.0%
0
0.8%
1
2.6%
3
0.0%
0
4.7%
2
01.6%
6
Decreased to some extent0.0%
0
11.5%
15
6.8%
8
2.9%
2
11.6%
5
07.9%
30
Has stayed about the same39.1%
9
20.0%
26
22.2%
26
19.1%
13
25.6%
11
022.3%
85
Increased to some extent17.4%
4
34.6%
45
30.8%
36
42.6%
29
32.6%
14
033.6%
128
Increased to a great extent26.1%
6
20.8%
27
18.8%
22
22.1%
15
14.0%
6
019.9%
76
Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more13.0%
3
6.9%
9
13.7%
16
10.3%
7
7.0%
3
110.0%
38
Don't know4.3%
1
5.4%
7
5.1%
6
2.9%
2
4.7%
2
04.7%
18
Missing22523524121460
Total 100%
23
100%
130
100%
117
100%
68
100%
43
   
381

Age (I-AGE)

 Under 2425-3940-5455-64Over 65MissingTotal
Decreased to a great extent0.0%
0
2.3%
2
3.0%
3
1.7%
1
0.0%
0
01.6%
6
Decreased to some extent8.8%
5
2.3%
2
7.9%
8
5.2%
3
14.7%
11
17.7%
29
Has stayed about the same19.3%
11
17.2%
15
25.7%
26
32.8%
19
17.3%
13
122.2%
84
Increased to some extent40.4%
23
32.2%
28
30.7%
31
29.3%
17
37.3%
28
133.6%
127
Increased to a great extent10.5%
6
20.7%
18
23.8%
24
20.7%
12
21.3%
16
020.1%
76
Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more17.5%
10
21.8%
19
3.0%
3
5.2%
3
4.0%
3
110.1%
38
Don't know3.5%
2
3.4%
3
5.9%
6
5.2%
3
5.3%
4
04.8%
18
Missing21384115301490
Total 100%
57
100%
87
100%
101
100%
58
100%
75
   
378

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 CatholicProtestant (or Christian)Other religion or JewishNoneMissingTotal
Decreased to a great extent3.2%
2
1.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
01.6%
6
Decreased to some extent8.1%
5
7.5%
21
6.3%
1
18.8%
3
08.0%
30
Has stayed about the same29.0%
18
20.7%
58
25.0%
4
25.0%
4
122.5%
84
Increased to some extent35.5%
22
35.0%
98
18.8%
3
6.3%
1
433.2%
124
Increased to a great extent9.7%
6
21.4%
60
37.5%
6
12.5%
2
219.8%
74
Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more6.5%
4
10.4%
29
6.3%
1
25.0%
4
110.2%
38
Don't know8.1%
5
3.6%
10
6.3%
1
12.5%
2
04.8%
18
Missing156415451536
Total 100%
62
100%
280
100%
16
100%
16
   
374

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