Attender Survey

About NCLS Research

NCLS Research is a research agency based in Australia that seeks to assist churches and church-based organisations by providing research and analysis regarding their life and mission. NCLS Research also aims to encourage the wider community to reflect upon its spiritual journey and the churches' place within it.

NCLS Research is most well known for the National Church Life Surveys. These are surveys of individual church attenders and leaders and have taken place in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.

Each survey has had hundreds of thousands of church attenders take part from churches in more than 20 Christian denominations. In addition, surveys of the wider community are regularly conducted. NCLS Research also provides research services to other organisations.