National Congregations Study (NCS) United States (ICPSR 122) RSS

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Summary:

This dataset is housed at the American Religion Data Archive (ARDA). Conducted in conjunction with the 1998 General Social Survey (GSS), using hypernetwork sampling, the NCS data is the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. The file contains 1,236 cases, with 358 variables. Information was gathered about the general denominational affiliation and religious tradition of each congregation, as well as the number of attendees, race and gender of leadership, language and music used, and social and religious rules and norms. Through the ARDA site, the study's individual variables are accessible with a keyword search, and variable-level custom analysis is also available.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via American Religion Data Archive) for details on obtaining the data and documentation.

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   religious affiliation, religious attitudes, religious congregations, religious denominations, worship

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation

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