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Participating Countries

The U.S. Congregational Life Survey is being conducted in cooperation with parallel studies in three other countries:


Australia has experience conducting similar surveys since 1990. The National Church Life Survey has been conducted by NCLS Research -- a team including individuals from the Uniting Church Board of Mission (NSW) and ANGLICARE (NSW). In 1996, a total of 6,900 congregations from 20 different denominations participated. Almost 325,000 individual attendees completed surveys in worship that year. In addition, through the Catholic Church Life Survey, an additional 281 parishes and 101,000 attendees took part in 1996.

Several publications are available that report findings from the National Church Life Surveys:

For further information or to order these resources, contact:

NCLS Research
Peter Kaldor (email: pk@pnc.com.au)
PO Box A2178, Sydney South NSW 1235
Phone: (02) 8267 4394
Fax: (02) 9267 7316
Email: NCLS


CIM logo In England, the project is being coordinated by Churches Information for Mission an initiative by Christian Churches and Agencies in England to forward mission there. 2001 will be the first time England has participated.

For further information, contact:

Chief Executive, Alison Gelder (email: alison.gelder@virgin.net)
27 Tavistock Square
LONDON WC1H 9HH


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