Welcome to the National Congregations Study!

The National Congregations Study surveys a representative sample of America's churches, synagogues, mosques and other local places of worship. The NCS is based on in-depth interviews with congregational leaders in 1998, 2006-07, 2012, and 2018-19. It gathers information about worship, programs, staffing, community activities, demographics, and many other characteristics of American congregations.

Learn about this ongoing project

Read about interesting findings via selected writings

Explore the survey data by creating your own online analysis of it

Download data from one or more survey waves for further analysis

Read the latest report