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1.

Case ID

Case number

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

2.

Year of data collection

Four-digit year of data collection

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

3.

Geographical region

Region in which congregation is located -- Remarks: See Statistical Abstracts (any edition), U.S. Bureau of the Census, for a list of states within regions. ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

4.

Respondent position in congregation

What is your position in this congregation? Remarks: This item identifies the position of the key informant.

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

5.

Number of months respondent has been actively involved with congregation

For how long have you been actively involved with this congregation? Remarks: Respondents were asked to report the number of years and months they have been involved. We converted their responses into the total number of months. ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

6.

Year congregation was founded

In what year was your congregation officially founded?

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

7.

Year congregation began worship at current location

In what year did your congregation begin worshiping at its current location?

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

8.

Congregation is affiliated with a denomination

Is your congregation formally affiliated with a denomination, convention, or some similar kind of association?

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

9.

Denominational affiliation - first mention

[1998 wording] Please tell me the names of all denominations or other associations that your congregation belongs to. [2006-07 and 2012 wording] Please tell me the name of your denomination or other association. Remarks: This item was asked only if ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

10.

Denominational affiliation - collapsed 1

Denominational affiliation, collapsed -- Remarks: DENCODE combines the information from DENOM1 and TRAD to create an aggregated religious family variable. Note that DENCODE places congregations in a category if the religious tradition of the congreg... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

11.

Denominational affiliation - collapsed 2

Denominational affiliation, collapsed further -- Remarks: DENCODE3 collapses DENCODE into an even more broadly defined religious family variable. Note that DENCODE3 places congregations in a category if the religious tradition of the congregation wa... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

12.

Religious tradition

What is your congregation's religion or religious group? Remarks: In 1998, this item was not asked specifically. In 2006 and 2012, this item was asked only if congregation reported no denominational affiliation (HAVEDEN=2). TRAD codes each congregat... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

13.

Religious tradition - collapsed

Religious Tradition, collapsed -- Remarks: TRAD3 uses all available information to place congregations into very broad religious traditions. ?Black Protestant? (TRAD3=3) means that a congregation is affiliated with one of the seven major denominatio... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

14.

Affiliated with local association of congregations

Is your congregation affiliated with any local association of congregations such as a local council of churches? Remarks: In 1998, the skip instruction attached to HAVEDEN was incorrect. When HAVEDEN=2, informants should have been asked item 9, but ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

15.

Building type

What type of building does your congregation currently use for the primary worship services? Remarks: Item 10a was asked only if congregation reported meeting in some other kind of building (item 10=2). Responses to items 10 and 10a were consolidate... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

16.

Visitors view building art or architecture

Do visitors ever come to view the building or the worship space to look at its architecture, or at artwork like stained glass windows or statues? ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

17.

Building ownership

Does this building belong to your congregation, or does it belong to another group that loans or rents space to you?

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

18.

Major construction or remodel in past 12 months

Within the past 12 months, has your congregation done any major construction or remodeling of your building or buildings? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported owning their own building (OWNBLDG=1). ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

19.

Recent remodeling improved accessibility for disabled persons

Did this construction or remodeling include any special features to improve accessibility for people with physical disabilities? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations had done major construction or remodeling (REMODEL = 1). ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

20.

Building used by another congregation for its worship services

Is your building used by any other congregation for its worship services? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported owning their own building (OWNBLDG=1). ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

21.

Other congregation using bldg is primarily recent immigrants to the United States

Is that congregation composed primarily of recent immigrants to the United States? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported that their building was used by another congregation for its worship services (CONGUSE=1). ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

22.

Worship services each week at more than one location, all locations same congregation

Some congregations have worship services that take place every week at more than one location, but all locations are considered part of the same congregation. Does this describe your congregation? ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

23.

How many locations does congregation have?

Including your location, how many locations does your congregation have? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported having weekly worship services taking place at more than location, all part of the same congregation (MULTISITE=1). ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

24.

Are any of these locations considered satellites or branches of a main congregation or campus?

Are any of these locations considered satellites or branches of a main congregation or campus? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported having weekly worship services taking place at more than location, all part of the same congre... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

25.

Is location one of these satellites or branches, or the main one?

Is your location one of these satellites or branches, or is your location the main one? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported having weekly worship services taking place at more than location, all part of the same congregation ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

26.

Do people in worship services at these locations hear the same sermons or messages, either via live broadcast or a recording?

Do people in worship services at these locations hear the same sermons or messages, either via live broadcast or a recording? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported having weekly worship services taking place at more than locati... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

27.

Do they hear any of the same music, either via live broadcast or a recording?

Do they hear any of the same music, either via live broadcast or a recording? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported having weekly worship services taking place at more than location, all part of the same congregation (MULTISITE... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

28.

Number of people associated with congregation in any way

How many persons would you say are associated in any way with the religious life of this congregation - counting both adults and children, counting both regular and irregular participants, counting both official or registered members and also partic... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

29.

Number of people (adults and children) who regularly participate in congregation

How many persons - counting both adults and children - would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation - whether or not they are officially members of your congregation? ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

30.

Number of regularly participating adults in congregation

How many adults - people 18 years or older - would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation? Remarks: Because NUMADLTS was used to create weighting variables, we imputed a value to NUMADLTS for cases with missing data... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

31.

Imputed size for NUMADLTS

Size was imputed for NUMADLTS -- Remarks: Details regarding the construction of IMPSIZE can be found in Appendix A of Original P.I. Documentation. ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

32.

Number of regularly participating adults in congregation two years ago

What was the number of regularly participating adults in your congregation two years ago, that is, this time in 2010?

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

33.

Number of regularly participating adults increased, decreased, or remained about the same from two years ago

[2006-07 wording] Compared with two years ago - that is, this time in 2004 - has the number of regularly participating adults increased, decreased, or remained about the same? [2012 wording] Compared with two years ago - that is, this time in 2010 -... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

34.

Change in number of regularly participating adults in the last two years

Has your [increase/decrease] been ten percent or more since two years ago, or less than ten percent? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported an increase or decrease in the number of regularly participating adults (item 14a=1 or i... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

35.

One head or senior clergyperson

Is there one person who is the head or senior clergy person or religious leader in your congregation?

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

36.

Gender of head or senior clergyperson

Is this person male or female? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1.

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

37.

Race of head or senior clergyperson

What race or ethnicity [are you/is this person]? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1. Responses of "5, Other" were recoded when possible, based on verbatim specifications of "Other". For example, persons of European, Middle Eastern, or N... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

38.

Hispanic/Latino head or senior clergyperson

[Are you/Is this person] Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and if CLERRACE did not =3.

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

39.

Hispanic/Latino head or senior clergy person national origin

What is [your/this person's] Hispanic or Latino national origin? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and if either CLERRACE=3 or CLERHISP=1. If CLERORIG=9, 10, or 11, the specification is indicated in ORIGCA, ORIGSA, or ORIGOTHR (see bel... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

40.

Hispanic/Latino head or senior clergy person national origin - Central American other specify CODED

Specification of other national origin for head or senior clergyperson. Remarks: These items were constructed by coding verbatim specifications of other national origin if CLERORIG=9, 10, or 11. ORIGCA specifies national origin for clergy from Centr... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

41.

Hispanic/Latino head or senior clergy person national origin - South American other specify CODED

Specification of other national origin for head or senior clergyperson. Remarks: These items were constructed by coding verbatim specifications of other national origin if CLERORIG=9, 10, or 11. ORIGSA specifies national origin for clergy from South... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

42.

Hispanic/Latino head or senior clergy person national origin - other specify CODED

Specification of other national origin for head or senior clergyperson. Remarks: These items were constructed by coding verbatim specifications of other national origin if CLERORIG=9, 10, or 11. ORIGOTHR specifies national origin for clergy from oth... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

43.

Clergy race, incorporates response to clerhisp

Clergy race, incorporating responses to CLERHISP -- Remarks: This item was constructed using CLERRACE and CLERHISP.

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

44.

Head or senior clergyperson born in the United States

[Were you/Was this person] born in the United States? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1.

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

45.

In what country was head or senior clergy person born? CODED

In what country [were you/was this person] born? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and if BORNINUS=2. All country codes are based on ISO-3166 codes, with the exception of the unspecified codes (10001-10010) that are unique to this data... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

46.

Number of months head clergy person has been living in the United States

How long [have you/has this person] lived in the United States? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and if BORNINUS=2. Respondents were asked to report the number of years and months the head clergyperson has lived in the United States. ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

47.

Year current leader became head or senior clergyperson

In what year did [you/this person] become the head or senior clergy person or religious leader? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1. ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

48.

Age of head or senior clergyperson

How old [are you/is this person]? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1.

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

49.

How does congregation address clergyperson

How do most people in the congregation address [you/this person]? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1. The variables HOWADD and TITLE were both constructed by coding verbatim responses to this question. ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

50.

What is the clergyperson's title

How do most people in the congregation address [you/this person]? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1. The variables HOWADD and TITLE were both constructed by coding verbatim responses to this question. ... (view details)

Taken from: National Congregations Study - 1998, 2006, and 2012 [Cumulative File] - Cumulative (1998, 2006-07, and 2012) Cross-Sectional Data File.

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