Worshipers are what makes a congregation. And the attitudes, opinions, and perceptions of worshipers are essential to understanding congregations and religious life in the United States. Without focusing on worshipers we cannot identify a congregation’s strengths or hope to find avenues for effective congregational change.
Over 500,000 worshipers in over 5,000 congregations have completed the U.S. Congregational Life Survey since the first wave was conducted in 2001. A second wave took place in the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009.
The purposes of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey are:
Today all congregations are invited to take the U.S. Congregational Life Survey to learn more about their worshipers and to identify congregational strengths.