Search and analyze data from all four waves of the National Congregations Survey.

  1. Congregational QuickStats
    Browse responses from key survey questions. See how answers vary over time and by political ideology, region, religious tradition, theology, and congregation size. Enter "congregation" in the filter on this page to get to the NCS QuickStats page.
  2. Summary Tables
    Explore NCS results from Waves I-IV in these summary tables that compare responses over time and present data from the point of view of both the congregation and the average attendee.
  3. Frequency Tables
    See basic findings for almost every variable in the NCS.
  4. Crosstabs
    Create cross-tabulations of two variables; explore how different characteristics relate to one another.
  5. Cumulative Data
    To explore the findings more thoroughly, you can download the cumulative data set from the Association of Religion Data Archives.
  6. Codebook
    Download the data codebook that explains all survey variables and documents exact wording of questions.
  7. Questionnaires  
    Download the questionnaires from each NCS wave: 1998, 2006-07, 2012, 2018-19.
  8. Weights Documentation
    Download the detailed description of NCS sample weights.



QuickStats, frequency and crosstab tables, and downloadable data provided by ARDA: the Association of Religion Data Archives.

  • More than 5,300 participating congregations representing 80+ Christian denominations, plus Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and other religious groups.
  • Information on demographics, leadership, worship life, community engagement, and much more.
  • Contains data tables, graphs, and detailed analysis.
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