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New Research on Congregations – Get Connected!


COVID Religion Research

This project is gathering both broad, nationally representative surveys and detailed ethnographic case studies. They will follow a set of congregations over the next five years to examine the longer-term impacts of this disruption in congregational life. Check out the ways your own congregations might be involved.

National Congregations Study

National Congregations Study

Roughly every 6 years since 1998, the National Congregations Study has surveyed a representative sample of US congregations. It’s a great resource for seeing how congregations are changing over time. They ask a very wide range of questions – from worship practices to staffing to political engagement and more – and there is an interactive tool for exploring the data on the website.

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