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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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