Who Uses the Kerux Database?

 

The Kerux Mega-Database was made available as a single download on November 17, 2008.  As of January 22, 2016, there have been 4,031 downloads from 2,558 individuals (two people have downloaded it eleven times - which has some drawbacks).  Since it has to be registered to be unlocked, I have data on the kind of people who are downloading it.   I cannot track those who assemble the database from smaller parts they download from the site.

The Kerux Database comes in several versions; most users are familiar with SID (now 64-bit only).  76% download that version, while 24% use the Kerux2010/Access versions.  SID wins over Kerux2010 about three-to-one over the past few years.

I expected most users to be full-time Christian workers.  The ratios below have been very consistent over the last few years.  Here is how users describe their calling:

Senior Pastor 46%
Associate Pastor 10%
Youth Pastor 4%
Seminarian 5%
Teacher 13%
Missionary 5%
Layman/woman 17%


I have grouped the Denominations as broadly as I could although some smaller groups I am not sure where to categorize.  Even though the database gathers material from many different traditions, apparently many perceive it as a Baptist resource, perhaps because I am one myself.  Here is the breakdown: 

  Baptist

34%

   One-third are Southern Baptist, one-fifth are Independent, one-third are international

  Charismatic / Assembly of God 16%

  

  Non-denominational 12%  
  Methodist / Nazarene 7%  
  Bible Church 5%  
  Presbyterian / Reformed 5%  
  Christian/Church of Christ 4%  
  Adventist 3%  
  Anglican / Episcopalian 3%  
  Brethren / Mennonite 3%

 

  Lutheran 2%  
  Indigenous 2%  
  Church of God 1%  
  Calvary Chapel 1%  
  Christian & Missionary Alliance 1%  
  Salvation Army 1%  
  Roman Catholic <1%

   None from the Vatican yet, though my site has had 10 visits from there

  UCC / Congregational <1%  
  Messianic Jewish <1%

 

  Not sure how to categorize 1%

   Includes a Jehovah's Witness, Metropolitan Community Church, two rabbis, a "none," and a Mormon off-shoot


I have always been interested in the nationality of Kerux users.  It has been a blessing to hear from Christians all over the world.  Users from 92 countries have downloaded the program so far.  Not surprisingly, most come from English-speaking nations.

  United States

59.8%

  

  Canada 6.8%

   

  United Kingdom 5.1%  
  Philippines 4.3%  
  Australia 3.1%  
  India 2.4%  
  Indonesia 2.2%  
  South Africa 2.2%

 

  Germany 1.4%  
  Romania 1.0%  
  New Zealand 0.9%  
  Malaysia 0.8%  
  The Netherlands 0.6%  
  Italy 0.6%  
  Nigeria 0.6%  
  Brazil 0.5%  
  Singapore 0.5%  
  Ireland 0.4%  
  Ghana 0.3%  
  Korea 0.3%  
  Switzerland 0.2%   
  Jamaica 0.2%  
  Mexico 0.2%  
  Bulgaria 0.2%  
  Czech Republic 0.2%  
  France 0.2%   
  Hong Kong 0.2%  
  Poland 0.2%  
  Kenya 0.2%  
  Zambia 0.2%  
  Taiwan 0.2%  
  Trinidad & Tobago 0.2%  
  Spain 0.2%  
  China 0.2%  
  Hungary 0.2%  
  Japan 0.1%  
  Croatia 0.1%  
  Argentina 0.1%  
  Myanmar (Burma) 0.1%  
  Thailand 0.1%  
  Saudi Arabia 0.1%  
  Greece 0.1%  
  Bolivia 0.1%  
  Uganda 0.1%  
  Single or double downloads 1.9%    From Albania to Zimbabwe (48 countries)


[This section still has 2014 figures]  Most users have always been Americans.  How does your state stack up?  All 50 states and some territories are now represented.  Texas has the biggest user base with 95.  Of course, it is a big state with millions of people.  In the list below, I rank states by users in relation to population.  If your state has a 100% rating, it means you have as many users as the average for the rest of the country.  If the rating is 200%, your state is twice as likely to download the database.  My own state of New Jersey is at low 40% (but up from 28% in the previous rating).  The overall results?  Clearly "Bible Belt."  Increase your state's rating by sharing the program with your neighbors.

Rank State                                Ratio
users to population
       Comments
1 Arkansas

274%

  Steadily growing in users over five years - always in the top two
2 South Carolina

247%

 Jumps from #11 in 2013's chart
3 North Dakota 246%  
4 Tennessee 225%  
5 Marianas 206%  Not a state but an American territory with a small population, one user, so a big percentage
6 Missouri 201%  
7 Alabama 192%  
8 Idaho 188%  
9 Kentucky 188%  
10 Louisiana 185%  
11 North Carolina 178%  
12 Georgia 178%  
13 Oklahoma 177%  
14 West Virginia 160%  
15 Rhode Island 146%  
16 Vermont 144%   
17 Nebraska 140%  
18 Kansas 139%  
19 Mississippi 138%   
20 Virginia 133%  
21 Indiana 125%  
22 Illinois 125%  
23 District of Columbia 122%  
24 Washington 121%  
25 Ohio 119%  
26 Pennsylvania 106%  
27 Maine

102%

 
28 Texas 101%  Near what would be the average
29 Colorado 96%  Steadily growing in users over five years - was at 22% in 2009
30 Oregon 92%  
31 Wyoming 88%  
32 Iowa 83%  
33 Arizona 83%  
34 Maryland 80%  
35 Delaware 80%  
36 Florida 79%  
37 Montana 72%   Steadily sinking over five years
38 Hawaii 70%  
39 New Mexico 70%  
40 Wisconsin 69%  
41 Minnesota 65%  
42 Michigan 58%  
43 Connecticut 64%  
44 California 50%  
45 New York 37%  
46 Nevada 37%  
47 New Jersey 36%    My home state is low, like most of northeast
48 New Hampshire 34%  
49 Alaska 34%   Steadily sinking over five years
50 South Dakota 29%   Their first time on the list
51 Utah 18%  
52 Massachusetts 14%   I went to seminary here; near bottom but growing in users over 5 years
53 Puerto Rico 6%   English is a second language here