The Little Rock Congregations Study began in 2012 with 5 religious congregations and 15 student volunteers. In 2016, the Little Rock Congregations Study expanded to 17 religious congregations through a partnership with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Over 60 students participated in the research in 2016, collecting data from nearly 1,500 congregants. Data collection in 2018 focused on clergy, with 116 clergy members responding to our survey to tell us about community engagement at their congregation. We are planning a major expansion of congregation-level surveys, using online survey software, for the 2020 study. We invite every congregation in the city of Little Rock to participate.
2020 Participating Congregations Will Receive:
· A report on the demographics and attitudes of their responding congregants
· A comparative report on findings from the entire sample, showing religious leaders how their congregation compares to others across the city
· Information on the issues their members are interested in working on, along with contact information for nearby nonprofits and other organizations that are actively working on those issues
If your congregation is interested in participating, contact Dr. Rebecca Glazier at email@example.com