Study on Congregational Giving

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Monday, January 1, 1996

Dr. Zech and other scholars will continue to analyze and study the data previously collected for the large congregational study conducted by Catholic University of America (see Grant #920764). That data included baseline information on 625 congregations, a survey of 10,902 church members, and a Gallup poll of 1,002 individuals nation-wide. Five substantive areas will be studied more closely: specific denominational patterns, giving patterns of "baby boomers," the mission funding crisis, volunteerism in the church, and secular vs. religious giving. (SM)