Welcome to the National Congregations Study!

Data collection for the fourth wave of the National Congregations Study is complete! We hope to publicly release the data and results in summer 2020.
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The National Congregations Study surveys a representative sample of America's churches, synagogues, mosques and other local places of worship. Initiated in 1998, and repeated in 2006 and 2012, the NCS is based on in-depth interviews of congregational leaders. The study documents information about worship, programs, staffing, and other characteristics of American congregations.

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We hope this material will be helpful to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of American religion.

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NCS Wave III Report Released Dec 2015

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