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Survey of Churches and Church Membership by County, 1952

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, and census data
  • National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
church membership; counties; religion; religious congregations; religious denominations; religious organizations
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information about church and religious organization membership by county in the United States for the year 1952. Information is provided on the number and percentage of members in churches such as the Congregational Christian, Methodist, Protestant Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, and Jewish congregations, as well as the percentage of the total population who are church members and those belonging to other faiths. Demographic variables provide information on median age, income, and education.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1952
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All counties in the United States in the year 1952.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 14 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2016-01-13 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (1984): Survey of Churches and Church Membership by County, 1952. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.