The Resource National Congregations Study: Cumulative File, 1998, 2006-2007, 2012, 2018-2019, [United States]

National Congregations Study: Cumulative File, 1998, 2006-2007, 2012, 2018-2019, [United States]

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National Congregations Study: Cumulative File, 1998, 2006-2007, 2012, 2018-2019, [United States]
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National Congregations Study: Cumulative File, 1998, 2006-2007, 2012, 2018-2019, [United States]
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The National Congregations Study (NCS) is an ongoing national survey effort to gather information about America's congregations. The first wave of the NCS took place in 1998, and the study was repeated in 2006-07, 2012, and 2018-19. The NCS tracks continuity and change among American congregations, and each NCS wave also explores new subjects. With information from 5,333 congregations collected over a span of more than 20 years, the NCS helps us better understand many aspects of congregational life in the United States, and how congregations are changing in the 21st century. The NCS contributes to knowledge about American religion by collecting information about a wide range of congregations' characteristics and activities at different points in time. In all four waves, the NCS was conducted in conjunction with the General Social Survey (GSS). The 1998, 2006, 2012, and 2018 waves of the GSS asked respondents who attend religious services to name their congregation, thus generating a nationally representative sample of religious congregations. Researchers then located these congregations. In 2006, the sample included re-interviews of a subset of congregations that participated in 1998, and in 2018-19, the sample included re-interviews of a subset of congregations that participated in 2012. A key informant at each congregation - a minister, priest, rabbi, or other staff person or leader - provided each congregation's information via a one-hour interview conducted either over the phone or in-person. The survey gathered information on many topics, including the congregation's leadership, social composition, structure, activities, and programming. Congregations were geocoded, and selected census variables are included in the public data file
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  • Chaves, Mark
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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National Congregations Study: Cumulative File, 1998, 2006-2007, 2012, 2018-2019, [United States]
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  • 1998
  • 2006
  • 2012
  • 2018--2019
  • 3471
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ICPSR03471.v4
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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National Congregations Study: Cumulative File, 1998, 2006-2007, 2012, 2018-2019, [United States]
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  • 1998
  • 2006
  • 2012
  • 2018--2019
  • 3471
Control code
ICPSR03471.v4
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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