Clergy Job Satisfaction Survey, 1996

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Other > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number 1 (ID1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26583765.8481791
2) Identification number 2 (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26583765.8481791
3) I find real enjoyment in my job. (JOBSAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40.2
2) Disagree522.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree1214.6
4) Agree96436.3
5) Strongly agree150856.7
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
4) I am secure in my current job. (SECUR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree421.6
2) Disagree1325.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree2258.5
4) Agree107040.3
5) Strongly agree117944.4
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
5) My duties are repetitious in my job. (ROUT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1646.2
2) Disagree89033.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree74227.9
4) Agree76428.7
5) Strongly agree762.9
9) Missing data220.8
TOTAL2658100.0
6) I definitely dislike my job. (JOBSAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree171764.6
2) Disagree74227.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree1144.3
4) Agree421.6
5) Strongly agree190.7
9) Missing data240.9
TOTAL2658100.0
7) My job has variety. (ROUT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree70.3
2) Disagree481.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1375.2
4) Agree149656.3
5) Strongly agree94235.4
9) Missing data281.1
TOTAL2658100.0
8) I will be able to keep my present job as long as I wish. (SECUR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1104.1
2) Disagree2348.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree61823.3
4) Agree110041.4
5) Strongly agree58321.9
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
9) I am fairly well satisfied with my job. (JOBSAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree321.2
2) Disagree1505.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree2188.2
4) Agree140052.7
5) Strongly agree83931.6
9) Missing data190.7
TOTAL2658100.0
10) I have the opportunity to do a number of different things in my job. (ROUT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree70.3
2) Disagree411.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree1064.0
4) Agree142653.6
5) Strongly agree107040.3
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
11) I feel dissatisfied with my present job. (JOBSAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree120545.3
2) Disagree99837.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree2077.8
4) Agree1887.1
5) Strongly agree421.6
9) Missing data180.7
TOTAL2658100.0
12) My job could be at this local church as long as I want it. (SECUR3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1294.9
2) Disagree2469.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree57221.5
4) Agree107240.3
5) Strongly agree63023.7
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
13) I have the opportunity for advancement in parish ministry. (PROMOP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree993.7
2) Disagree44116.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree86432.5
4) Agree98637.1
5) Strongly agree2639.9
9) Missing data50.2
TOTAL2658100.0
14) I rarely seek out information about other job (ministry or non-ministry) opportunities. (SEARCH1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree963.6
2) Disagree47818.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree30111.3
4) Agree122045.9
5) Strongly agree55420.8
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
15) I can get ahead quickly in parish ministry. (PROMOP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2057.7
2) Disagree83031.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree121745.8
4) Agree30111.3
5) Strongly agree762.9
9) Missing data291.1
TOTAL2658100.0
16) There are plenty of good pastoral positions outside this congregation that I could have. (EXTOP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1355.1
2) Disagree54920.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree77229.0
4) Agree98337.0
5) Strongly agree2128.0
9) Missing data70.3
TOTAL2658100.0
17) I have a good chance to get ahead in parish ministry. (PROMOP3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1184.4
2) Disagree49718.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree112042.1
4) Agree75828.5
5) Strongly agree1314.9
9) Missing data341.3
TOTAL2658100.0
18) There is a good chance that I will search for another job (ministry or non-ministry) during this year. (SEARCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree105839.8
2) Disagree75628.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree2509.4
4) Agree33912.8
5) Strongly agree2499.4
9) Missing data60.2
TOTAL2658100.0
19) Given the state of the clergy job market, finding another pastoral position outside of this congregation would be very difficult for me. (EXTOP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree43316.3
2) Disagree108340.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree57421.6
4) Agree41715.7
5) Strongly agree1475.5
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
20) I almost always follow up on other job (ministry or non-ministry) information I hear about. (SEARCH3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree83331.3
2) Disagree124046.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree35813.5
4) Agree1846.9
5) Strongly agree351.3
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
21) There is at least one good pastoral position outside of this congregation that I could begin right away if I were to leave my employment here. (EXTOP3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree27510.3
2) Disagree67625.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree95636.0
4) Agree55921.0
5) Strongly agree1867.0
9) Missing data60.2
TOTAL2658100.0
22) Within this year, I intend to search for another job (ministry or non-ministry). (SEARCH4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree112442.3
2) Disagree76728.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree2589.7
4) Agree27910.5
5) Strongly agree2278.5
9) Missing data30.1
TOTAL2658100.0
23) My congregation members are helpful to me in getting my job done. (CONGSUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree200.8
2) Disagree2047.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree29911.2
4) Agree158359.6
5) Strongly agree54220.4
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
24) I plan to stay as pastor in this congregation as long as possible. (STAYLC1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1204.5
2) Disagree41415.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree58121.9
4) Agree96436.3
5) Strongly agree56821.4
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
25) I talk of this local church to my friends as a great place to work. (COMITLC1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree411.5
2) Disagree2469.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree43516.4
4) Agree116843.9
5) Strongly agree73127.5
9) Missing data371.4
TOTAL2658100.0
26) I would like to leave this congregation. (DQUITLC1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree102838.7
2) Disagree89033.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree40715.3
4) Agree2328.7
5) Strongly agree772.9
9) Missing data240.9
TOTAL2658100.0
27) When things get tough on my job, I can rely on my congregation members for help. (CONGSUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree411.5
2) Disagree2178.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree41815.7
4) Agree155558.5
5) Strongly agree41415.6
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
28) The pastor-parish relations committee in this congregation serves as an effective forum for conflicts. (GRIEVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1907.1
2) Disagree39014.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree108140.7
4) Agree76628.8
5) Strongly agree1947.3
9) Missing data371.4
TOTAL2658100.0
29) I would be reluctant to leave this local church. (STAYLC2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1084.1
2) Disagree36013.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree44416.7
4) Agree118644.6
5) Strongly agree53220.0
9) Missing data281.1
TOTAL2658100.0
30) I do not feel a strong sense of belonging to this local church. (COMITLC2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree92534.8
2) Disagree106740.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree2469.3
4) Agree29511.1
5) Strongly agree923.5
9) Missing data331.2
TOTAL2658100.0
31) There is a complete written contract for my employment as pastor of this congregation. (FORM1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2117.9
2) Disagree44716.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1917.2
4) Agree115643.5
5) Strongly agree63924.0
9) Missing data140.5
TOTAL2658100.0
32) The pastor-parish relations committee in this congregation sees its role as one of criticism rather than support of the pastor. (GRIEVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree77629.2
2) Disagree94935.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree71026.7
4) Agree1264.7
5) Strongly agree552.1
9) Missing data421.6
TOTAL2658100.0
33) I am proud to tell others that I am a part of this congregation. (COMITLC3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree240.9
2) Disagree953.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree2609.8
4) Agree117144.1
5) Strongly agree108840.9
9) Missing data200.8
TOTAL2658100.0
34) I would like to leave this local church within the next year. (DQUITLC2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree113442.7
2) Disagree79129.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree33112.5
4) Agree2358.8
5) Strongly agree1435.4
9) Missing data240.9
TOTAL2658100.0
35) This congregation has a written contract which follows denominational guidelines for clergy employment. (FORM2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2047.7
2) Disagree47117.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree32512.2
4) Agree117244.1
5) Strongly agree46817.6
9) Missing data180.7
TOTAL2658100.0
36) I feel very little loyalty to this congregation. (COMITLC4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree121045.5
2) Disagree111141.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1686.3
4) Agree1114.2
5) Strongly agree411.5
9) Missing data170.6
TOTAL2658100.0
37) I would like to work somewhere other than this local church. (DQUITLC3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree84731.9
2) Disagree87332.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree45417.1
4) Agree36013.5
5) Strongly agree993.7
9) Missing data250.9
TOTAL2658100.0
38) I plan to leave this local church in the next few years. (STAYLC3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree61022.9
2) Disagree63623.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree51419.3
4) Agree59522.4
5) Strongly agree27510.3
9) Missing data281.1
TOTAL2658100.0
39) My congregation members are willing to listen to my job-related problems. (CONGSUP3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree501.9
2) Disagree2519.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree58021.8
4) Agree145454.7
5) Strongly agree30511.5
9) Missing data180.7
TOTAL2658100.0
40) My congregation is satisfied with me as their pastor. (CONGSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree60.2
2) Disagree361.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree1756.6
4) Agree171464.5
5) Strongly agree69926.3
9) Missing data281.1
TOTAL2658100.0
41) Leaving this congregation in the next two to three years is not in my plans. (STAYLC4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree29411.1
2) Disagree52119.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree43816.5
4) Agree83331.3
5) Strongly agree55420.8
9) Missing data180.7
TOTAL2658100.0
42) Doing my job well depends on knowledge and skills learned while working in this local church. (GENSKIL5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree843.2
2) Disagree39714.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree58021.8
4) Agree125847.3
5) Strongly agree32412.2
9) Missing data150.6
TOTAL2658100.0
43) The denominational executive(s) who know(s) my work best can be relied upon when things get tough on my job. (HISUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1606.0
2) Disagree33412.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree57421.6
4) Agree111341.9
5) Strongly agree46717.6
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
44) There is an active denominational body in this area which provides support for my ministry through regular reviews of my employment situation. (GRIEVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree38714.6
2) Disagree100837.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree56521.3
4) Agree54520.5
5) Strongly agree1445.4
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
45) The denominational executive(s) who know(s) my work best is/are willing to listen to my job-related problems. (HISUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree983.7
2) Disagree1766.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree41215.5
4) Agree136851.5
5) Strongly agree59322.3
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
46) The denominational executive(s) who know(s) my work best recognize(s) me for a job well done. (HISUP3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1134.3
2) Disagree2198.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree56521.3
4) Agree123646.5
5) Strongly agree51719.5
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
47) By serving as a parish minister, I feel I am making a difference in people's lives. (PUBSERV1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30.1
2) Disagree190.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree853.2
4) Agree136051.2
5) Strongly agree118044.4
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
48) I would be reluctant to leave the ministry. (STAYPR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree371.4
2) Disagree1094.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree1515.7
4) Agree109141.0
5) Strongly agree126047.4
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
49) I would like to leave the ministry within the next year. (DQUITPR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree161860.9
2) Disagree76628.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1606.0
4) Agree602.3
5) Strongly agree281.1
9) Missing data261.0
TOTAL2658100.0
50) As a parish minister, I am able to provide help to people who need my assistance. (PUBSERV2)
TOTAL%
2) Disagree110.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree742.8
4) Agree166962.8
5) Strongly agree88933.4
9) Missing data150.6
TOTAL2658100.0
51) I plan to stay in the ministry as long as possible. (STAYPR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree331.2
2) Disagree1184.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree32512.2
4) Agree104439.3
5) Strongly agree112842.4
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
52) Ordained ministry is my calling. (CALLING1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree110.4
2) Disagree220.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1455.5
4) Agree90233.9
5) Strongly agree156759.0
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
53) I speak highly of the ministry to my friends. (COMITPR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree140.5
2) Disagree1064.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree39214.7
4) Agree117844.3
5) Strongly agree95836.0
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
54) I plan to leave the ministry as soon as possible. (STAYPR3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree174165.5
2) Disagree72327.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree1274.8
4) Agree351.3
5) Strongly agree190.7
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
55) I would like to work somewhere other than in ministry. (DQUITPR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree116143.7
2) Disagree94635.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree38014.3
4) Agree1314.9
5) Strongly agree261.0
9) Missing data140.5
TOTAL2658100.0
56) I am not dedicated to the ministry. (COMITPR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree173265.2
2) Disagree74027.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree692.6
4) Agree592.2
5) Strongly agree451.7
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
57) Since I was very young, I knew I would become a minister. (CALLING2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40915.4
2) Disagree87432.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree39114.7
4) Agree51819.5
5) Strongly agree45717.2
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
58) I plan to leave the ministry in the next year. (STAYPR4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree171364.4
2) Disagree73127.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree1304.9
4) Agree501.9
5) Strongly agree210.8
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
59) I am proud to tell others that I am a minister. (COMITPR3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree90.3
2) Disagree511.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree30011.3
4) Agree122246.0
5) Strongly agree106640.1
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
60) In general, serving as a minister has not been what I thought it would be. (METEXP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree45317.0
2) Disagree116843.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree47918.0
4) Agree43416.3
5) Strongly agree1023.8
9) Missing data220.8
TOTAL2658100.0
61) I believe that my work as a parish minister is important to society. (PUBSERV3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree120.5
2) Disagree311.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree1184.4
4) Agree138051.9
5) Strongly agree110541.6
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
62) I do not care about the fate of professional ministry. (COMITPR4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree157559.3
2) Disagree84231.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree1314.9
4) Agree572.1
5) Strongly agree401.5
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
63) I would like to leave the ministry. (DQUITPR3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree165062.1
2) Disagree76628.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1405.3
4) Agree572.1
5) Strongly agree230.9
9) Missing data220.8
TOTAL2658100.0
64) I became a minister because I knew it was what I was meant to be. (CALLING3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree431.6
2) Disagree2559.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree46217.4
4) Agree104839.4
5) Strongly agree84031.6
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
65) I attend professional clergy meetings as often as possible. (PRPART1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree491.8
2) Disagree33912.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree28810.8
4) Agree132850.0
5) Strongly agree64724.3
9) Missing data70.3
TOTAL2658100.0
66) Continuing education opportunities are frequently made available in my denominational conference or region. (PRGROW1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree672.5
2) Disagree39614.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree36613.8
4) Agree141453.2
5) Strongly agree40715.3
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
67) My colleagues in ministry are helpful to me in getting my job done. (PRCOL1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree772.9
2) Disagree40415.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree69926.3
4) Agree120245.2
5) Strongly agree2579.7
9) Missing data190.7
TOTAL2658100.0
68) My denomination does not provide many continuing education opportunities. (PRGROW2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree39514.9
2) Disagree131949.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree43216.3
4) Agree43716.4
5) Strongly agree602.3
9) Missing data150.6
TOTAL2658100.0
69) My colleagues in ministry can be relied on when things get tough on my job. (PRCOL2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree732.7
2) Disagree29311.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree59422.3
4) Agree136851.5
5) Strongly agree32112.1
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
70) Support for continuing education opportunities provided by this congregation meets my needs for professional growth in ministry. (PRGROW3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1304.9
2) Disagree49418.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree47217.8
4) Agree122446.0
5) Strongly agree32312.2
9) Missing data150.6
TOTAL2658100.0
71) I regularly attend denominational meetings and clergy gatherings. (PRPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree582.2
2) Disagree2649.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree2198.2
4) Agree140552.9
5) Strongly agree69426.1
9) Missing data180.7
TOTAL2658100.0
72) The formal training gained from seminary/Bible college has adequately prepared me for almost all I need to do my work in this local church. (GENSKIL4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2148.1
2) Disagree95235.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree48218.1
4) Agree83231.3
5) Strongly agree1676.3
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
73) My congregation provides me with adequate support for continuing education. (PRGROW4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1455.5
2) Disagree50619.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree41615.7
4) Agree124146.7
5) Strongly agree34112.8
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
74) My colleagues in ministry are willing to listen to my job-related problems. (PRCOL3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree391.5
2) Disagree2047.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree48318.2
4) Agree156759.0
5) Strongly agree34913.1
9) Missing data160.6
TOTAL2658100.0
75) In my spare time, I often read clergy journals and publications. (PRPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree793.0
2) Disagree52119.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree40515.2
4) Agree130048.9
5) Strongly agree34212.9
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
76) I am fairly rewarded for the amount of work I put in. (DJUST1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1244.7
2) Disagree56621.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree41115.5
4) Agree128448.3
5) Strongly agree26610.0
9) Missing data70.3
TOTAL2658100.0
77) Salary increases are based on how well you do your work in this congregation. (LEGIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2629.9
2) Disagree96836.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree73927.8
4) Agree60322.7
5) Strongly agree752.8
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
78) I am fairly rewarded considering the responsibilities I have. (DJUST2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1616.1
2) Disagree66725.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree42315.9
4) Agree119244.8
5) Strongly agree1987.4
9) Missing data170.6
TOTAL2658100.0
79) Salary increases in this congregation are based primarily on one's ability. (LEGIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree26710.0
2) Disagree102738.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree80130.1
4) Agree50318.9
5) Strongly agree471.8
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
80) I am fairly rewarded in view of my experience. (DJUST3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2138.0
2) Disagree79029.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree44216.6
4) Agree101038.0
5) Strongly agree1877.0
9) Missing data160.6
TOTAL2658100.0
81) I am satisfied with my pay. (PAYSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2218.3
2) Disagree61923.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree43716.4
4) Agree115943.6
5) Strongly agree2117.9
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
82) Salary increases do not seem to be rationally based in this congregation. (LEGIT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree27610.4
2) Disagree101338.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree72227.2
4) Agree46917.6
5) Strongly agree1706.4
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
83) I usually participate in the decision to hire new staff in this congregation. (DECISN1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree381.4
2) Disagree1104.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree65124.5
4) Agree109741.3
5) Strongly agree74027.8
9) Missing data220.8
TOTAL2658100.0
84) I have a considerable amount of freedom as to how I do my job. (AUTO1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree100.4
2) Disagree431.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree522.0
4) Agree140052.7
5) Strongly agree114343.0
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
85) I have input in deciding what tasks or parts of tasks I will do. (AUTO2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree90.3
2) Disagree461.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree943.5
4) Agree154458.1
5) Strongly agree94535.6
9) Missing data200.8
TOTAL2658100.0
86) I usually do not participate in the promotion of professional or non-professional staff in this congregation. (DECISN2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree41115.5
2) Disagree99337.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree101238.1
4) Agree1676.3
5) Strongly agree441.7
9) Missing data311.2
TOTAL2658100.0
87) I control the scheduling of my own work. (AUTO3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree60.2
2) Disagree351.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree642.4
4) Agree147055.3
5) Strongly agree107240.3
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
88) I often participate in decisions regarding the adoption of new congregational policies. (DECISN3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree170.6
2) Disagree592.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree1505.6
4) Agree149256.1
5) Strongly agree93135.0
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
89) I influence the things that affect me on the job. (AUTO4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree80.3
2) Disagree562.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree2148.1
4) Agree161260.6
5) Strongly agree75928.6
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
90) It is easy for me to become enthusiastic about something I am doing. (POSAF1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20.1
2) Disagree401.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree1606.0
4) Agree141553.2
5) Strongly agree103538.9
9) Missing data60.2
TOTAL2658100.0
91) I enjoy living in this community. (COMINV1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree401.5
2) Disagree1465.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree31812.0
4) Agree130649.1
5) Strongly agree83731.5
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
92) Sexual harassment is NOT a problem for me at work. (HARASS1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree140.5
2) Disagree732.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree893.3
4) Agree118744.7
5) Strongly agree127748.0
9) Missing data180.7
TOTAL2658100.0
93) I feel that things are out of my control. (STRESS1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree72627.3
2) Disagree130148.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree40015.0
4) Agree1786.7
5) Strongly agree361.4
9) Missing data170.6
TOTAL2658100.0
94) My religious beliefs are what really lie behind my whole approach to life. (INTRREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30.1
2) Disagree220.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1104.1
4) Agree126847.7
5) Strongly agree124646.9
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
95) The prayers I say when I am alone carry as much emotional meaning as those said by me during services. (INTRREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree110.4
2) Disagree1415.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree2198.2
4) Agree114343.0
5) Strongly agree113642.7
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
96) I feel like giving up on my job. (STRESS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree126447.6
2) Disagree100037.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree2188.2
4) Agree1355.1
5) Strongly agree240.9
9) Missing data170.6
TOTAL2658100.0
97) I often feel happy and satisfied for no particular reason. (POSAF2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree321.2
2) Disagree2559.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree63523.9
4) Agree137551.7
5) Strongly agree34913.1
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
98) I am subjected to intimidating, hostile, or offensive treatment from other individuals at work. (HARASS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree119444.9
2) Disagree96436.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree1987.4
4) Agree2308.7
5) Strongly agree652.4
9) Missing data70.3
TOTAL2658100.0
99) Often I get irritated at little annoyances. (NEGAF1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree29411.1
2) Disagree114843.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree53520.1
4) Agree63323.8
5) Strongly agree351.3
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
100) My mood often goes up and down. (NEGAF2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree29411.1
2) Disagree117444.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree52019.6
4) Agree62223.4
5) Strongly agree381.4
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
101) I feel overwhelmed by my work. (STRESS3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree36913.9
2) Disagree126047.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree48118.1
4) Agree46817.6
5) Strongly agree612.3
9) Missing data190.7
TOTAL2658100.0
102) I always seem to have something pleasant to look forward to. (POSAF3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree120.5
2) Disagree1726.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree45217.0
4) Agree169763.8
5) Strongly agree31311.8
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
103) Work is something people should get involved in most of the time. (WKMOT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree150.6
2) Disagree27210.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree72927.4
4) Agree138652.1
5) Strongly agree2248.4
9) Missing data321.2
TOTAL2658100.0
104) I feel unable to get out from under my work. (STRESS4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree27110.2
2) Disagree134250.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree46717.6
4) Agree51319.3
5) Strongly agree562.1
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
105) I am discouraged about my work. (STRESS5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree59222.3
2) Disagree145354.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree30911.6
4) Agree2429.1
5) Strongly agree421.6
9) Missing data200.8
TOTAL2658100.0
106) This community is not the best place to live. (COMINV2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree60922.9
2) Disagree123946.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree39014.7
4) Agree32412.2
5) Strongly agree732.7
9) Missing data230.9
TOTAL2658100.0
107) I am not doing a very good job as pastor of this local church. (PERFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree93335.1
2) Disagree145754.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1686.3
4) Agree692.6
5) Strongly agree210.8
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
108) I lack patience with people at work. (STRESS6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree59222.3
2) Disagree162761.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree27910.5
4) Agree1375.2
5) Strongly agree100.4
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
109) Work should only be a small part of one's life. (WKMOT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2238.4
2) Disagree139752.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree63123.7
4) Agree35713.4
5) Strongly agree361.4
9) Missing data140.5
TOTAL2658100.0
110) I enjoy being actively involved in this community. (COMINV3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree160.6
2) Disagree1475.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree45917.3
4) Agree156458.8
5) Strongly agree45617.2
9) Missing data160.6
TOTAL2658100.0
111) Work should be considered central to life. (WKMOT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree592.2
2) Disagree67925.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree86032.4
4) Agree92434.8
5) Strongly agree1234.6
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
112) I feel frustrated with my work. (STRESS7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree50018.8
2) Disagree139452.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree35213.2
4) Agree36613.8
5) Strongly agree341.3
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
113) I sometimes feel miserable. (NEGAF3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree38514.5
2) Disagree96336.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree45317.0
4) Agree78529.5
5) Strongly agree491.8
9) Missing data230.9
TOTAL2658100.0
114) It is important to me to spend periods of time in private religious meditation. (INTRREL3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree120.5
2) Disagree1545.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree32512.2
4) Agree140752.9
5) Strongly agree75028.2
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
115) I try hard to carry my religion over into all my other dealings in life. (INTRREL4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree170.6
2) Disagree983.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree1104.1
4) Agree145354.7
5) Strongly agree96736.4
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
116) Life is only worth living when people get very absorbed in family activities. (FAMIMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1284.8
2) Disagree105139.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree95636.0
4) Agree44216.6
5) Strongly agree682.6
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
117) Family activities should be considered central to life. (FAMIMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree261.0
2) Disagree35713.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree80530.3
4) Agree124746.9
5) Strongly agree2148.1
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
118) My partner in life (spouse) is willing to listen to my job-related problems. (FAMSUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree140.5
2) Disagree592.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree762.9
4) Agree99237.3
5) Strongly agree105839.8
9) Missing data45917.3
TOTAL2658100.0
119) When things get tough on my job, I can rely on my partner-in-life (spouse) for help. (FAMSUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree220.8
2) Disagree782.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree1184.4
4) Agree85432.1
5) Strongly agree112142.2
9) Missing data46517.5
TOTAL2658100.0
120) My partner-in-life (spouse) is helpful to me in getting my job done. (FAMSUP3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree250.9
2) Disagree1244.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree1967.4
4) Agree88333.2
5) Strongly agree96436.3
9) Missing data46617.5
TOTAL2658100.0
121) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to serve others through my job. (VALUE1)
TOTAL%
2) Of little importance10.0
3) Of some importance953.6
4) Quite important111642.0
5) Of great importance143353.9
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
122) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to be faithful to my calling. (VALUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all30.1
2) Of little importance20.1
3) Of some importance491.8
4) Quite important66625.1
5) Of great importance192472.4
9) Missing data140.5
TOTAL2658100.0
123) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to have opportunities for advancement in ministry. (VALUE3)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all1284.8
2) Of little importance61022.9
3) Of some importance120445.3
4) Quite important50819.1
5) Of great importance1927.2
9) Missing data160.6
TOTAL2658100.0
124) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to have variety in my job. (VALUE4)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all30.1
2) Of little importance301.1
3) Of some importance46617.5
4) Quite important142853.7
5) Of great importance71526.9
9) Missing data160.6
TOTAL2658100.0
125) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to have close friends in the local church. (VALUE5)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all652.4
2) Of little importance37814.2
3) Of some importance118344.5
4) Quite important76328.7
5) Of great importance2549.6
9) Missing data150.6
TOTAL2658100.0
126) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to have freedom to make decisions about my job. (VALUE6)
TOTAL%
2) Of little importance40.2
3) Of some importance1545.8
4) Quite important135050.8
5) Of great importance113942.9
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
127) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to be fairly rewarded for the job I do. (VALUE7)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all30.1
2) Of little importance602.3
3) Of some importance66525.0
4) Quite important138752.2
5) Of great importance53120.0
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
128) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to receive good pay and benefits. (VALUE8)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all180.7
2) Of little importance752.8
3) Of some importance79129.8
4) Quite important132950.0
5) Of great importance43416.3
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
129) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to have a chance to spend time with my family. (VALUE9)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all40.2
2) Of little importance180.7
3) Of some importance1867.0
4) Quite important124746.9
5) Of great importance118644.6
9) Missing data170.6
TOTAL2658100.0
130) Please answer these questions about the importance of the given items using the following scale: It is important to me to have enough time to do my job. (VALUE10)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all10.0
2) Of little importance170.6
3) Of some importance2429.1
4) Quite important158259.5
5) Of great importance80430.2
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
131) Some people keep their eyes and ears open for other job possibilities. Please indicate to what extent you have used the following sources to seek out information about other jobs during the past six months. Direct contact with denominational officials. (TIES1)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all166062.5
2) To a very little extent34412.9
3) To some extent33912.8
4) To a great extent1646.2
5) To a very great extent1445.4
9) Missing data70.3
TOTAL2658100.0
132) Some people keep their eyes and ears open for other job possibilities. Please indicate to what extent you have used the following sources to seek out information about other jobs during the past six months. Formal channels (for example, through listings of job opportunities). (TIES2)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all170364.1
2) To a very little extent35713.4
3) To some extent28010.5
4) To a great extent1656.2
5) To a very great extent1455.5
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
133) Some people keep their eyes and ears open for other job possibilities. Please indicate to what extent you have used the following sources to seek out information about other jobs during the past six months. Relatives. (TIES3)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all225584.8
2) To a very little extent2579.7
3) To some extent953.6
4) To a great extent271.0
5) To a very great extent130.5
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
134) Some people keep their eyes and ears open for other job possibilities. Please indicate to what extent you have used the following sources to seek out information about other jobs during the past six months. Friends (who are not relatives). (TIES4)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all181968.4
2) To a very little extent41615.7
3) To some extent27410.3
4) To a great extent1074.0
5) To a very great extent311.2
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
135) Some people keep their eyes and ears open for other job possibilities. Please indicate to what extent you have used the following sources to seek out information about other jobs during the past six months. Acquaintances (someone you know, but wouldn't consider a friend). (TIES5)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all204276.8
2) To a very little extent34212.9
3) To some extent1836.9
4) To a great extent622.3
5) To a very great extent190.7
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
136) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Health Insurance (BHEALTH)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract53019.9
1) Yes, included in my contract211679.6
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
137) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Dental Insurance (BDENTAL)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract146054.9
1) Yes, included in my contract117344.1
9) Missing data250.9
TOTAL2658100.0
138) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Medical Co-Payment Plan (BCOPAY)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract188070.7
1) Yes, included in my contract66425.0
9) Missing data1144.3
TOTAL2658100.0
139) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Vacation (BVACATN)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract943.5
1) Yes, included in my contract255196.0
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
140) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Maternity/Paternity leave (BMATERN)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract218882.3
1) Yes, included in my contract34913.1
9) Missing data1214.6
TOTAL2658100.0
141) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Life Insurance (BLIFEIN)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract142753.7
1) Yes, included in my contract118944.7
9) Missing data421.6
TOTAL2658100.0
142) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Disability Insurance (BDISABIN)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract98437.0
1) Yes, included in my contract164461.9
9) Missing data301.1
TOTAL2658100.0
143) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Sabbaticals (BSABBAT)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract158059.4
1) Yes, included in my contract103238.8
9) Missing data461.7
TOTAL2658100.0
144) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Pension/Annuity (BPENSION)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract33412.6
1) Yes, included in my contract230586.7
9) Missing data190.7
TOTAL2658100.0
145) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Travel Expenses (BTRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract32212.1
1) Yes, included in my contract232187.3
9) Missing data150.6
TOTAL2658100.0
146) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Continuing Education (BEDUCAT)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract65524.6
1) Yes, included in my contract197474.3
9) Missing data291.1
TOTAL2658100.0
147) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Allowable Reimbursement Policy (BREIMB)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract93435.1
1) Yes, included in my contract167463.0
9) Missing data501.9
TOTAL2658100.0
148) Please indicate which of the following formal benefits (included in a written contract) which you are currently receiving from the congregation(s) in which you are employed. Malpractice Insurance (BMALPRIN)
TOTAL%
0) No, not included in my contract141453.2
1) Yes, included in my contract119444.9
9) Missing data501.9
TOTAL2658100.0
149) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Parsonage furnishings (DBPFURN)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive212179.8
1) Sometimes receive45317.0
2) Often receive662.5
9) Missing data180.7
TOTAL2658100.0
150) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Gifts of food (DBFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive73027.5
1) Sometimes receive164061.7
2) Often receive27910.5
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
151) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Dinner invitations by parishioners (DBDINNER)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive39214.7
1) Sometimes receive195473.5
2) Often receive30111.3
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
152) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Special occasion gifts (DBGIFT)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive28310.6
1) Sometimes receive187470.5
2) Often receive48418.2
9) Missing data170.6
TOTAL2658100.0
153) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Use of a parishioner's vacation home (DBVACHOM)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive219182.4
1) Sometimes receive40215.1
2) Often receive552.1
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
154) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Use of a car (provided by a church member) (DBCAR)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive242591.2
1) Sometimes receive1957.3
2) Often receive281.1
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
155) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Reduced mortgage rates (on a loan from the church) (DBMORTG)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive263799.2
1) Sometimes receive100.4
2) Often receive30.1
9) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
156) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Reduced insurance rates (provided by a church member) (DBINSUR)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive253295.3
1) Sometimes receive602.3
2) Often receive542.0
9) Missing data120.5
TOTAL2658100.0
157) Please indicate how frequently you receive the following informal benefits (not included in a written contract, but dependent on the goodwill of congregation members) from your congregation. Country club and/or other club memberships (DBCLUB)
TOTAL%
0) Do not receive251994.8
1) Sometimes receive933.5
2) Often receive351.3
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
158) In your congregation, what is the proportion of church committees in which you have a decisive voice? (AUTO5)
TOTAL%
0) None2318.7
1) About 25%2087.8
2) About 50%37714.2
3) About 75%57621.7
4) More than 75%125247.1
9) Missing data140.5
TOTAL2658100.0
159) What is your professional standing? (PRSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Ordained with standing in the UCC and/or the Disciples239690.1
2) Ordained with standing in another denomination1214.6
3) Licensed1335.0
4) Student-in-Care20.1
9) Missing data60.2
TOTAL2658100.0
160) If you are currently serving a UCC church, please indicate what type of church it was before the merger. (PREMERGE)
TOTAL%
1) Christian672.5
2) Congregational101038.0
3) German Evangelical28810.8
4) German Reformed31411.8
5) Organized since the merger; always UCC1264.7
8) Not applicable; not serving a UCC church52219.6
9) Missing data33112.5
TOTAL2658100.0
161) How would you characterize the overall theological position of your present congregation? (THEOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative632.4
2) Conservative64924.4
3) Moderate141453.2
4) Liberal43916.5
5) Very liberal893.3
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
162) How would you characterize your present congregation's level of involvement in issues of social justice? (SCJUSTCO)
TOTAL%
0) Not involved47918.0
1) Somewhat involved141453.2
2) Involved61623.2
3) Very involved1465.5
9) Missing data30.1
TOTAL2658100.0
163) What is the size of your present congregation? (CHSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) 0-100 members61423.1
2) 101-300 members119444.9
3) More than 300 members84631.8
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
164) What is the budget of your present congregation? (CHBUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) Under $50,00057721.7
2) $50,000 to $100,00092534.8
3) Over $100,000115243.3
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
165) How old were you on your last birthday? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 25 years old10.0
2) Between 25-29341.3
3) Between 30-3935213.2
4) Between 40-4993535.2
5) Between 50-5980930.4
6) Between 60-6537514.1
7) More than 65 years old1485.6
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
166) What is your gender? (FEMALE)
TOTAL%
0) Male185869.9
1) Female79629.9
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
167) What is your primary racial/ethnic background? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) African-American692.6
2) Asian-American271.0
3) European-American (not Hispanic)245992.5
4) Hispanic American130.5
5) Native American401.5
6) Pacific Islander30.1
7) Other331.2
9) Missing data140.5
TOTAL2658100.0
168) How would you characterize your current theological position? (THEOMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative481.8
2) Conservative32712.3
3) Moderate90334.0
4) Liberal105039.5
5) Very liberal32412.2
9) Missing data60.2
TOTAL2658100.0
169) How would you characterize your level of involvement in issues of social justice? (SCJUSTCL)
TOTAL%
0) Not involved1124.2
1) Somewhat involved113742.8
2) Involved110841.7
3) Very involved29811.2
9) Missing data30.1
TOTAL2658100.0
170) What type of church did you attend when you were growing up? (CHATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) UCC41215.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)52819.9
3) Evangelical and Reformed27410.3
4) Congregational Christian28410.7
5) Methodist2489.3
6) Presbyterian1666.2
7) Baptist2188.2
8) Episcopalian471.8
9) Roman Catholic943.5
10) Other37914.3
99) Missing data80.3
TOTAL2658100.0
171) What is the primary field in which you earned your undergraduate degree? (GENSKIL1)
TOTAL%
1) Religion54420.5
2) Liberal arts134650.6
3) Social science42716.1
4) Science or Engineering1776.7
5) Business1094.1
8) Did not attend college441.7
9) Missing data110.4
TOTAL2658100.0
172) Where did you receive your academic preparation for ministry? (EDUCPLA)
TOTAL%
1) University seminary61523.1
2) Denominational seminary187370.5
3) Bible college632.4
4) Alternative route to ordination through part-time study while serving a church903.4
9) Missing data170.6
TOTAL2658100.0
173) In what denomination were you ordained? (DENORD)
TOTAL%
1) UCC133750.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)70926.7
3) Evangelical and Reformed722.7
4) Congregational Christian662.5
5) Methodist983.7
6) Presbyterian592.2
7) Baptist1064.0
8) Episcopalian30.1
9) Roman Catholic1786.7
99) Missing data301.1
TOTAL2658100.0
174) What is the total number of years you have served as a parish minister? (YRSMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a year331.2
2) 1 up to 3 years1314.9
3) 3 up to 6 years2449.2
4) 6 up to 10 years35613.4
5) 10 up to 15 years44116.6
6) 15 up to 20 years38414.4
7) 20 up to 30 years54320.4
8) 30 years or more52219.6
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
175) Counting your current position, what is the total number of parishes you have served? (NUMPAR)
TOTAL%
1) 129711.2
2) 2-3120845.4
3) 4-571126.7
4) 6-726810.1
5) 8-9953.6
6) 10 or more732.7
9) Missing data60.2
TOTAL2658100.0
176) What was the size of the parish you served just prior to your current church? (PRCHSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) 0-100 members43416.3
2) 101-300 members102538.6
3) More than 300 members83031.2
8) Not applicable35013.2
9) Missing data190.7
TOTAL2658100.0
177) What was the budget of the parish you served just prior to your current church? (PRCHBUDG)
TOTAL%
1) Under $50,00054720.6
2) $50,000-$100,00089833.8
3) Over $100,00083431.4
8) Not applicable35613.4
9) Missing data230.9
TOTAL2658100.0
178) What was your position in the parish you served just prior to your current church? (PRCHPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Non-parish ministry (Chaplain, Missionary, etc.)1465.5
2) Interim Minister2328.7
3) Specialized ministry position (Christian Education, Youth Ministry, etc.)1415.3
4) Associate Pastor35613.4
5) Pastor107540.4
6) Senior Pastor52519.8
9) Missing data1836.9
TOTAL2658100.0
179) Which of the following best describes your beliefs about your current pay and benefits? (PAYJUST1)
TOTAL%
1) I receive much less than I deserve.2238.4
2) I receive less than I deserve.135250.9
3) I receive exactly what I deserve.93835.3
4) I receive more than I deserve.963.6
5) I receive much more than I deserve.140.5
9) Missing data351.3
TOTAL2658100.0
180) How many jobs have you had outside of parish ministry? (GENSKIL2)
TOTAL%
0) None59122.2
1) One or more career positions128348.3
2) One or more non-career positions77829.3
9) Missing data60.2
TOTAL2658100.0
181) How would you rate the extent to which your current job knowledge and skills can be used in employment in organizations outside of the local church? (GENSKIL3)
TOTAL%
1) Knowledge and skills almost totally limited to parish ministry employment.1194.5
2) Primarily limited to parish ministry employment.61623.2
3) About half-and-half.64924.4
4) Not primarily limited to parish ministry employment.31311.8
5) Knowledge and skills can be used in many other organizations outside of parish ministry.94835.7
9) Missing data130.5
TOTAL2658100.0
182) How many years have you been serving your present congregation? (TENURE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a year2649.9
2) 1 up to 3 years65824.8
3) 3 up to 6 years68425.7
4) 6 up to 10 years50218.9
5) 10 up to 15 years28710.8
6) 15 up to 20 years1204.5
7) 20 years or more1395.2
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
183) Do you plan to retire from the ministry within the next two to three years? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) No233487.8
1) Yes31411.8
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
184) Including yourself, what is the total number of individuals for whom you are personally responsible (spouse, children, etc.)? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) 142115.8
2) 297436.6
3) 339014.7
4) 453320.1
5) 52459.2
6) 6 or more853.2
9) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
185) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single1957.3
2) Married220583.0
3) Separated220.8
4) Divorced1836.9
5) Widowed481.8
9) Missing data50.2
TOTAL2658100.0
186) Has either of your parents or other close relatives made a career in ministry? (PARMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No199174.9
1) Yes66324.9
9) Missing data40.2
TOTAL2658100.0
187) What is your current yearly income from parish ministry (base salary plus housing or fair rental value of parsonage) before taxes? (PAY)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0001606.0
2) $10,000 to $15,9991867.0
3) $16,000 to $20,9991686.3
4) $21,000 to $25,99935013.2
5) $26,000 to $30,99943216.3
6) $31,000 to $35,99939815.0
7) $36,000 to $40,99937214.0
8) $41,000 to $50,99936613.8
9) $51,000 to $60,0001345.0
10) More than $60,000823.1
99) Missing data100.4
TOTAL2658100.0
188) What percentage does the above represent of your total personal income? (PERPER$)
TOTAL%
1) 25% or less1585.9
2) From 26% to 50%2338.8
3) From 51% to 75%28210.6
4) From 76% to 100%196273.8
9) Missing data230.9
TOTAL2658100.0
189) What percentage does the above represent of your total household income? (PERHOU$)
TOTAL%
1) 25% or less26710.0
2) From 26% to 50%65024.5
3) From 51% to 75%77629.2
4) From 76% to 100%93735.3
9) Missing data281.1
TOTAL2658100.0
190) Thinking in terms of your current position, what annual salary from your job (base salary plus housing or fair rental value of parsonage) do you feel you deserve, one that would be fair and just given your education, training, experience, position, and input into your work? (PAYJUST2)
TOTAL%
1) $10,000 to $15,9991234.6
2) $16,000 to $20,999843.2
3) $21,000 to $25,9991405.3
4) $26,000 to $30,9992539.5
5) $31,000 to $35,99937514.1
6) $36,000 to $40,99945016.9
7) $41,000 to $50,99953320.1
8) $51,000 to $60,99938914.6
9) $61,000 to $70,9991656.2
10) $71,000 or more1084.1
99) Missing data381.4
TOTAL2658100.0
191) Is your spouse a wage earner? (PAYSPOUS)
TOTAL%
0) No46917.6
1) Yes175165.9
8) Not applicable (I am single)42916.1
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
192) IF your spouse is a wage earner, how does your income compare with your spouse's income? (COMPARE$)
TOTAL%
1) My income is lower47017.7
2) About the same30811.6
3) My income is higher98337.0
9) Not applicable or missing data89733.7
TOTAL2658100.0
193) Is your current ministry a full-time position (40 or more hours per week)? (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) No49718.7
1) Yes215681.1
9) Missing data50.2
TOTAL2658100.0
194) Is your current position an interim ministry? (INTERIM)
TOTAL%
0) No, I am not an interim.247693.2
1) Yes, I am a retired interim.491.8
2) Yes, I am a career choice interim.1184.4
9) Missing data150.6
TOTAL2658100.0
195) Are you a bivocational minister, employed in both your current parish as pastor and in another job outside of ministry? (BIVOCAT)
TOTAL%
0) No231887.2
1) Yes33112.5
9) Missing data90.3
TOTAL2658100.0
196) If you are bivocational, which of your jobs has priority in terms of time commitments? (BIVOTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Non-ministry position1023.8
1) Ministry position2158.1
9) Not applicable or missing data234188.1
TOTAL2658100.0
197) If you are bivocational, which of your jobs is the primary source of financial support for you and your family? (BIVOFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Non-ministry position1445.4
1) Ministry position1927.2
9) Not applicable or missing data232287.4
TOTAL2658100.0
198) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) UCC184969.6
2) Disciples80930.4
TOTAL2658100.0
199) I-AGE: How old were you on your last birthday? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
2) Less than 30 years old351.3
3) Between 30-3935213.3
4) Between 40-4993535.2
5) Between 50-5980930.5
6) Between 60-6537514.1
7) More than 65 years old1485.6
Missing4 
TOTAL2654100.0
200) I-SEX: What is your gender? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
0) Male185870.0
1) Female79630.0
Missing4 
TOTAL2654100.0
201) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single1957.4
2) Married220583.1
3) Separated220.8
4) Divorced1836.9
5) Widowed481.8
Missing5 
TOTAL2653100.0
202) I-THEOLOGY: How would you characterize your current theological position? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative481.8
2) Conservative32712.3
3) Moderate90334.0
4) Liberal105039.6
5) Very liberal32412.2
Missing6 
TOTAL2652100.0
203) I-RELIGION: Denomination (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) UCC184969.6
2) Disciples80930.4
TOTAL2658100.0
204) I-RACE: What is your primary racial/ethnic background? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) African-American692.6
2) Asian-American271.0
3) European-American (not Hispanic)245993.0
4) Hispanic American130.5
5) Native American401.5
6) Other361.4
Missing14 
TOTAL2644100.0