U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Associate Leader Survey

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All frequencies weighted by 434) NWT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Congregation ID (CONGID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
2) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation? (If none, check here:) (NODENOM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31096.6
1) Checked113.4
TOTAL321100.0
3) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist2.6
15) Baptist175.2
17) American Baptist Churches72.2
37) Southern Baptist206.2
55) Christian and Missionary Alliance41.2
58) Disciples of Christ1.3
59) Christian Churches and Churches of Christ2.6
60) Churches of Christ2.6
69) Anderson Church of God2.6
79) Church of the Nazarene72.2
88) Episcopal-Anglican61.8
91) Episcopal Church61.8
96) Evangelical Covenant Church3.9
97) Evangelical Free Church of America82.5
99) Friends/Quakers51.5
118) Lutheran41.2
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America329.8
125) Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod134
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod2.6
140) Mennonite Church3.9
145) Methodist1.3
150) Free Methodist Church of North America41.2
155) United Methodist Church288.6
156) Metropolitan Community Churches2.6
186) Assemblies of God92.8
197) Presbyterian41.2
204) Presbyterian Church USA3811.7
206) Reformed1.3
211) Reformed Church in America1.3
213) Roman Catholic Church5416.6
223) Unitarian Universalist Association51.5
224) United Church of Christ72.2
228) Wesleyan Church00
291) Advent Christian General Conference41.2
299) Protestant00
998) Non-denominational216.5
TOTAL325100.0
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
997) Willow Creek00
Missing320 
TOTAL0100.0
5) Before you were 12 years old, what was your denomination? (If you did not attend a congregation before age 12, check here:) (NODEN12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30494.7
1) Checked175.3
TOTAL321100.0
6) Before you were 12 years old, what was your denomination? (DEN12_1)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist2.6
15) Baptist216.5
17) American Baptist Churches61.9
24) Free Will Baptist72.2
37) Southern Baptist175.3
45) Brethren2.6
55) Christian and Missionary Alliance1.3
58) Disciples of Christ2.6
59) Christian Churches & Churches of Christ1.3
60) Churches of Christ3.9
69) Anderson Church of God1.3
79) Church of the Nazarene82.5
88) Episcopal/Anglican61.9
99) Friends/Quakers1.3
118) Lutheran195.9
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America144.3
125) Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod134
129) Mennonite72.2
140) Mennonite Church3.9
145) Methodist72.2
150) Free Methodist Church of North America41.2
151) Primitive Methodist Church00
155) United Methodist Church154.7
185) Pentecostal2.6
186) Assemblies of God41.2
194) United Pentecostal Church1.3
197) Presbyterian144.3
204) Presbyterian Church USA226.8
207) Christian Reformed Church in North America41.2
211) Reformed Church in America1.3
213) Roman Catholic Church7623.6
224) United Church of Christ1.3
228) Wesleyan Church1.3
230) Congregationalist1.3
289) Bible Missionary1.3
291) Advent Christian General Conference41.2
299) Protestant00
998) Non-denominational134
999) None175.3
Missing3 
TOTAL322100.0
7) Before you were 12 years old, what was your denomination? (DEN12_2)
TOTAL%
15) Baptist1100
Missing319 
TOTAL1100.0
8) What is your present denomination? (If none, check here:) (NOPRSDEN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31096.6
1) Checked113.4
TOTAL321100.0
9) What is your present denomination? (DENOMPR)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist2.6
15) Baptist216.5
17) American Baptist Churches61.9
37) Southern Baptist206.2
55) Christian and Missionary Alliance41.2
58) Disciples of Christ1.3
59) Christian Churches and Churches of Christ2.6
60) Churches of Christ2.6
69) Anderson Church of God2.6
79) Church of the Nazarene72.2
88) Episcopal-Anglican113.4
96) Evangelical Covenant Church3.9
97) Evangelical Free Church of America82.5
99) Friends/Quakers51.5
118) Lutheran164.9
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America288.6
125) Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod134
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod2.6
140) Mennonite Church3.9
145) Methodist1.3
150) Free Methodist Church of North America41.2
155) United Methodist Church268
156) Metropolitan Community Churches2.6
186) Assemblies of God92.8
197) Presbyterian92.8
204) Presbyterian Church USA3310.2
206) Reformed1.3
211) Reformed Church in America1.3
213) Roman Catholic Church5316.4
223) Unitarian Universalist Association51.5
224) United Church of Christ72.2
228) Wesleyan Church00
291) Advent Christian General Conference41.2
299) Protestant00
998) Non-denominational134
TOTAL324100.0
10) What is your present denomination? (DENOMPR2)
TOTAL%
997) Willow Creek00
Missing320 
TOTAL0100.0
11) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17554.7
2) No, but I'm working toward ordination3811.9
3) No10733.4
Missing1 
TOTAL320100.0
12) If ordained, how old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, priest, or rabbi? (AGEORD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32133.8010.11
13) Overall, how many YEARS have you been in the ordained ministry full- or part-time for which you were paid a salary? (YRSORD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32110.5510.39
14) Overall, how many MONTHS have you been in the ordained ministry full- or part-time for which you were paid a salary? (MNTHSORD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.353.08
15) In how many different positions, including your current one, have you served as a paid ordained minister? (NUMBPOS)
TOTAL%
0) 021.2
1) 17845.3
2) 23419.8
3) 32816.3
4) 4105.8
5) 552.9
6) 642.3
7) 742.3
8) 831.7
9) 900
11) 1100
99) Multiple42.3
Missing173 
TOTAL172100.0
16) At what age did you first seriously consider that you were called to become an ordained minister, pastor, or priest? (AGECALLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32123.2710.97
17) Did you work full-time at one or more other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21065.6
2) No11034.4
Missing4 
TOTAL320100.0
18) If yes, for how long? (Years) (OCCYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32112.229.87
19) If yes, for how long? (Months) (OCCMONTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3214.033.17
20) What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy52.4
2) Other religious professional62.9
3) Physician, dentist, doctor, vet1.5
4) Lawyers, judges, or legislators21
5) Teachers and professors3114.8
6) All other professionals6129
7) Managers and administrators5727.1
8) Clerical and related workers146.7
9) Craftsman and related workers31.4
10) Operatives, factory21
11) Transport, laborers52.4
12) Farmers83.8
13) Service workers136.2
16) Armed services, police, firefighter21
18) Volunteer00
Missing114 
TOTAL210100.0
21) What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC2)
TOTAL%
6) All other professionals150
7) Managers and administrators150
Missing317 
TOTAL2100.0
22) In your final year in that job, what was your approximate annual cash salary? (OCCSALRY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32137835.1128863.29
23) What year was that? (OCCFNLYR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211995.559.67
24) Since entering the ministry, have you ever left parish ministry for a time to work in non-parish ministry or in another job or occupation? Yes, to work in non-parish ministry (LFTJNPAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30695.3
1) Checked154.7
TOTAL321100.0
25) Since entering the ministry, have you ever left parish ministry for a time to work in non-parish ministry or in another job or occupation? Yes, to work in secular position (LFTJSEC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29391.3
1) Checked288.7
TOTAL321100.0
26) Since entering the ministry, have you ever left parish ministry for a time to work in non-parish ministry or in another job or occupation? No (LFTJNOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4514
1) Checked27686
TOTAL321100.0
27) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Number of years (YRSAWAY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3213.434.01
28) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Number of months (MNTHAWAY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3214.222.96
29) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None7423.4
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary288.9
3) Bible college degree3912.3
4) Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Bachelor of Divinity12639.9
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree309.5
6) Doctor of Ministry degree82.5
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.00
8) Other113.5
Missing9 
TOTAL316100.0
30) When did you receive your first theological degree? (YRDEGREE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211996.4611.26
31) Are you currently attending a seminary or theological school? (ATTENSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes309.5
2) No28590.5
Missing11 
TOTAL315100.0
32) If currently attending seminary or theological school, what degree are you seeking? (DEGSEEK)
TOTAL%
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary413.3
4) Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Bachelor of Divinity26.7
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree1240
6) Doctor of ministry1033.3
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.00
8) Other13.3
9) None13.3
Missing294 
TOTAL30100.0
33) Were you a member or regular participant in this congregation before becoming the congregation's leader? (MEMBCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, immediately before becoming the leader4915.3
2) Yes, but I was a member or participant in the past4313.4
3) No22871.3
Missing2 
TOTAL320100.0
34) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (NEEDORD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13742.9
2) No18257.1
Missing1 
TOTAL319100.0
35) How would you describe your current position? (CURRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Associate or assistant minister, pastor, or priest19359.9
2) Lay minister or pastoral leader4313.4
3) Co-pastor51.6
4) Interim pastor, priest, or minister41.2
5) Other (specify)226.8
6) Educational/children/youth minister3711.5
7) Director of music185.6
TOTAL322100.0
36) In what year did you your employment with this congregation begin? (YRBEGIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212002.647.27
37) Are you currently employed by another congregation? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes113.4
2) No30896.6
Missing2 
TOTAL319100.0
38) Are you currently employed by another congregation? If yes, how many? (NUMBCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211.130.36
39) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other related congregations)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4213.1
2) No27485.6
3) Yes, employment related to congregation41.3
Missing1 
TOTAL320100.0
40) If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy36.7
2) Other religious professional817.8
5) Teachers and professors817.8
6) All other professionals1022.2
7) Managers and administrators36.7
8) Clerical and related workers715.6
11) Transport laborers12.2
12) Farmers12.2
13) Service workers48.9
Missing283 
TOTAL45100.0
41) If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
5) Teachers and professors562.5
7) Managers and administrators337.5
Missing319 
TOTAL8100.0
42) Average hours per week (at other job) (OTHJBHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32112.1810.19
43) In the past two years, how many people from this congregation have you personally encouraged to consider becoming a pastor, minister, or priest? (ENCOURG)
TOTAL%
0) 08025.8
1) 17524.2
2) 25818.7
3) 33812.3
4) 4113.5
5) 5144.5
6) 641.3
7) 741.3
8) 81.3
9) 900
10) 1072.3
12) 121.3
13) 131.3
15) 151.3
20) 2031
25) 2592.9
40) 4000
50) 5000
60) 601.3
200) 20000
998) Quite a few2.6
Missing14 
TOTAL310100.0
44) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Preaching and worship leadership (including sermon preparation, funerals, and weddings) (HRSPRCH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.606.58
45) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Teaching people about the faith (HRSFAITH)
TOTAL%
0) 071.4
0) 0.571.4
1) 1234.6
2) 1.57615.4
2) 27615.4
2) 2.57615.4
3) 3336.7
4) 3.5316.3
4) 4316.3
5) 5418.3
6) 6132.6
6) 6.5132.6
7) 761.2
8) 881.6
9) 91.2
10) 10255.1
11) 1100
12) 121.2
13) 131.2
15) 15112.2
16) 163.6
18) 182.4
20) 203.6
21) 2100
24) 242.4
25) 252.4
30) 3000
40) 401.2
55) 551.2
998) Varies, 24-7, or other nonspecific answer1.2
Missing35 
TOTAL495100.0
46) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Training people for ministry and mission (HRSTRAIN)
TOTAL%
0) 05213.8
0) 0.55213.8
1) 16417
2) 24913
2) 2.54913
3) 3174.5
4) 3.5225.8
4) 4225.8
5) 5236.1
6) 671.9
7) 72.5
8) 861.6
10) 1092.4
12) 1200
15) 151.3
18) 17.500
20) 2000
30) 3000
35) 3500
998) Varies, 24-7, or other nonspecific answer2.5
Missing56 
TOTAL377100.0
47) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction (HRSCOUNS)
TOTAL%
0) 04510.6
0) 0.54510.6
1) 15813.6
2) 26014.1
2) 2.56014.1
3) 3388.9
4) 3.5235.4
4) 4235.4
5) 5255.9
6) 5.5112.6
6) 6112.6
7) 72.5
8) 8102.3
10) 1061.4
12) 121.2
15) 151.2
20) 204.9
25) 251.2
30) 3000
31) 3100
998) Varies, 24-7, or other nonspecific answer2.5
Missing41 
TOTAL426100.0
48) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting members and their families, including the sick and shut-ins (HRSVISIT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212.683.22
49) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting or calling on prospective members; working to convert other to the faith (HRSCONV)
TOTAL%
0) 08417.1
0) 0.258417.1
0) 0.58417.1
1) 0.757916.1
1) 17916.1
2) 2469.4
3) 3122.4
4) 481.6
5) 551
6) 62.4
7) 71.2
8) 800
10) 102.4
15) 1500
22) 221.2
25) 251.2
30) 3000
998) Varies, 24-7, or other nonspecific answer2.4
Missing78 
TOTAL490100.0
50) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision, attending congregational board and committee meetings (HRSADMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32110.7510.68
51) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in denominational, interdenominational, and interfaith affairs (HRSDENOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211.722.08
52) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation (HRSCOMM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212.614.25
53) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Youth ministry (HRSYOUTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3219.3213.11
54) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32145.4910.10
55) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines (Hours) (TIMEPRAY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.844.05
56) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching) (Hours) (TIMEREAD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3213.963.55
57) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Using the internet (including searching the web, reading blogs or online news, downloading music or videos, and using online social networking sites like Facebook) (Hours) (TIMEWEB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.835.93
58) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Email and text messaging (Hours) (TIMEEML)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.424.97
59) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Family life (time spent on family activities including meals) (Hours) (TIMEFAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32117.0014.98
60) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Physical exercise for your health (Hours) (TIMEEXER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212.812.70
61) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Recreation and hobbies (Hours) (TIMERECR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212.963.64
62) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Watching television (including news, sports, movies, and shows) (TIMETV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3218.076.05
63) Within the past seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? Socializing or eating out with friends (Hours) (TIMESOC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3213.482.94
64) What is your current annual salary at this congregation prior to taxes, including fringe benefits and allowances, but excluding housing, health insurance, and pension or retirement funds? (SALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32137085.7113571.28
65) How much money do you pay each month toward your educational debts? (If no educational debt, check here:) (EDDEBTNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14745.8
1) Checked17454.2
TOTAL321100.0
66) How much money do you pay each month toward your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321166.95178.75
67) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29692.2
2) No257.8
TOTAL321100.0
68) Do you regularly take a day off each week? Which day? (DAYOFFW1)
TOTAL%
1) Sunday1.3
2) Monday6020.6
3) Tuesday113.8
4) Wednesday124.1
5) Thursday279.3
6) Friday14750.5
7) Saturday2910
8) Part-time00
9) Varies41.4
Missing40 
TOTAL291100.0
69) Do you regularly take a day off each week? Which day? (DAYOFFW2)
TOTAL%
1) Sunday14.8
3) Tuesday14.8
4) Wednesday14.8
5) Thursday29.5
6) Friday14.8
7) Saturday1466.7
9) Varies14.8
Missing294 
TOTAL21100.0
70) Are you furnished with a parsonage, manse, or rectory (either by your congregation, denomination, or some other organization)? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3811.9
2) No28288.1
Missing3 
TOTAL320100.0
71) Are you furnished with a parsonage, manse, or rectory (either by your congregation, denomination, or some other organization)? What is the fair rental value? (Annual basis) (RENTVAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32112665.1910029.43
72) Are you furnished with a housing allowance (either by your congregation, denomination, or some other organization)? (HOUSALLW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16953.7
2) No14646.3
Missing7 
TOTAL315100.0
73) Are you furnished with a housing allowance (either by your congregation, denomination, or some other organization)? Amount of housing allowance (Annual basis) (AMOUNT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32116613.3510099.12
74) Do you currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, from my congregation or denomination (HCARECON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8626.8
1) Checked23573.2
TOTAL321100.0
75) Do you currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, from my spouse's employer (HCARESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25679.8
1) Checked6520.2
TOTAL321100.0
76) Do you currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, from my other employment (HCAREEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31196.9
1) Checked103.1
TOTAL321100.0
77) Do you currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, from another source (HCAREOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30595
1) Checked165
TOTAL321100.0
78) Do you currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) No, but I pay the health care premium myself (HCAREPAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31598.1
1) Checked61.9
TOTAL321100.0
79) Do you currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) No, I don't have health care benefits (HCARENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31698.4
1) Checked51.6
TOTAL321100.0
80) Does your spouse currently receive healthcare benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through my congregation or denomination (SPCHCCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked21567
1) Checked10633
TOTAL321100.0
81) Does your spouse currently receive healthcare benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through his or her employer (SPCHCEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22269.2
1) Checked9930.8
TOTAL321100.0
82) Does your spouse currently receive healthcare benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through my other employment (SPHCEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31899.1
1) Checked3.9
TOTAL321100.0
83) Does your spouse currently receive healthcare benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through another source (SPHCOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30193.8
1) Checked206.2
TOTAL321100.0
84) Does your spouse currently receive healthcare benefits? (Check all that apply.) No, we pay the health care premium ourselves (SPHCHPAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31397.5
1) Checked82.5
TOTAL321100.0
85) Does your spouse currently receive healthcare benefits? (Check all that apply.) No, s/he doesn't have health care benefits (SPHCNCAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30795.6
1) Checked144.4
TOTAL321100.0
86) Does your spouse currently receive healthcare benefits? (Check all that apply.) No spouse (SPHCNNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23372.6
1) Checked8827.4
TOTAL321100.0
87) Do your children who live at home currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through my congregation or denomination (CHCARCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23071.7
1) Checked9128.3
TOTAL321100.0
88) Do your children who live at home currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through my spouse's employer (CHCARSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28889.7
1) Checked3310.3
TOTAL321100.0
89) Do your children who live at home currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through my other employment (CHCAREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
TOTAL321100.0
90) Do your children who live at home currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) Yes, through another source (CHCAROTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31196.9
1) Checked103.1
TOTAL321100.0
91) Do your children who live at home currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) No, we pay the health care premium ourselves (CHCARPAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31297.2
1) Checked92.8
TOTAL321100.0
92) Do your children who live at home currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) No, they don't have health care benefits (CHCARNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31899.1
1) Checked3.9
TOTAL321100.0
93) Do your children who live at home currently receive health care benefits? (Check all that apply.) No children at home (CHCARNOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14846.1
1) Checked17353.9
TOTAL321100.0
94) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a retirement plan for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21667.7
2) No8125.4
3) Not sure226.9
Missing6 
TOTAL319100.0
95) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a retirement plan for you? What percent of your annual salary? (PENAMT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3219.395.42
96) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Loaned money to someone outside your family (LOANED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24476
1) Checked7724
TOTAL321100.0
97) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick (CAREDSCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23372.6
1) Checked8827.4
TOTAL321100.0
98) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Helped someone outside your family find a job (HELPFND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18156.4
1) Checked14043.6
TOTAL321100.0
99) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation (GIVEFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8827.4
1) Checked23372.6
TOTAL321100.0
100) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Will vote or did vote in the 2008 presidential election (VOTEPRES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134
1) Checked30896
TOTAL321100.0
101) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation) (CHARITAB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked206.2
1) Checked30193.8
TOTAL321100.0
102) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Worked with others to try to solve a community problem (WORKSOLV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14143.9
1) Checked18056.1
TOTAL321100.0
103) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Contacted an elected official about a public issue (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24375.7
1) Checked7824.3
TOTAL321100.0
104) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Contributed money to a political campaign or candidate (CONTPOL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26081
1) Checked6119
TOTAL321100.0
105) In the past 12 months, have you personally done any of the following? (Check all that apply.) Went on a mission or service trip (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17855.5
1) Checked14344.5
TOTAL321100.0
106) What is the total annual income that you and your family receive from sources other than your income from this congregation? Spouse's salary (INCSPSAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32130640.7929485.10
107) What is the total annual income that you and your family receive from sources other than your income from this congregation? Your other employment (INCOTHEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3213174.477983.57
108) What is the total annual income that you and your family receive from sources other than your income from this congregation? Other income (investment, pension or retirement, etc.) (INCOTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216812.1312403.72
109) Over the past few years, has your financial situation been getting better, worse, or has it stayed the same? (FINANC)
TOTAL%
1) Better12639.5
2) Worse7222.6
3) Stayed the same11636.4
4) Not sure51.6
Missing4 
TOTAL319100.0
110) How often during the past year did you take part in some form of continuing theological education lasting at least a full day? (CONTTHED)
TOTAL%
1) Never5617.5
2) Once or twice13542.2
3) Three to five times8626.9
4) More than five times4313.4
Missing2 
TOTAL320100.0
111) Have you taken a sabbatical leave from a congregation or ministry organization in the past ten years? (SABBATLV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3811.8
2) No28388.2
TOTAL321100.0
112) Have you taken a sabbatical leave from a congregation or ministry organization in the past ten years? How long was your sabbatical leave? (days) (SABBLONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32180.5444.04
113) Over the past two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (Check only one.) (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of7623.8
2) Some minor conflict17554.7
3) Major conflict185.6
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving4012.5
5) Don't know113.4
Missing3 
TOTAL320100.0
114) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24977.6
1) Checked7222.4
TOTAL321100.0
115) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25679.8
1) Checked6520.2
TOTAL321100.0
116) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27485.4
1) Checked4714.6
TOTAL321100.0
117) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLPRG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28388.2
1) Checked3811.8
TOTAL321100.0
118) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Doctrines (CNFLDCTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31196.9
1) Checked103.1
TOTAL321100.0
119) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25479.1
1) Checked6720.9
TOTAL321100.0
120) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Lay leadership style (CNFLLAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30695.3
1) Checked154.7
TOTAL321100.0
121) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26482.2
1) Checked5717.8
TOTAL321100.0
122) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Sexual misconduct (CNFLSEX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31297.2
1) Checked92.8
TOTAL321100.0
123) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31297.2
1) Checked92.8
TOTAL321100.0
124) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Racial or ethnic issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
1) Checked00
TOTAL321100.0
125) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Women in leadership positions in this congregation (CNFLWOMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30394.4
1) Checked185.6
TOTAL321100.0
126) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBLDG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25077.9
1) Checked7122.1
TOTAL321100.0
127) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Other (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28789.4
1) Checked3410.6
TOTAL321100.0
128) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Changes in pastoral/staff/leadership (CNFLPSTL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31798.8
1) Checked41.2
TOTAL321100.0
129) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Conflicts between pastor/staff and members/attendees (CNFLPMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
1) Checked00
TOTAL321100.0
130) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) Conflicts between members/attendees (CNFLMEMS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
TOTAL321100.0
131) What was the conflict about? (Check all that apply.) General personality conflicts/interpersonal problems (CNFLPERS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31798.8
1) Checked41.2
TOTAL321100.0
132) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Held congregational meeting(s) to discuss the issue (CONMEET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23773.8
1) Checked8426.2
TOTAL321100.0
133) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Appointed a special task force or committee to work through the issue (CONTASKF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25679.8
1) Checked6520.2
TOTAL321100.0
134) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) A denominational official or committee met with congregational leaders (CONOFFCL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30394.4
1) Checked185.6
TOTAL321100.0
135) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Worked with a specialized consultant who helps congregations in conflict (CONCONSL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31096.6
1) Checked113.4
TOTAL321100.0
136) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Used conflict resolution program or resources (CONRESOL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29892.8
1) Checked237.2
TOTAL321100.0
137) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) No special approach was used other than how the congregation typically makes decisions (CONNOSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked21466.7
1) Checked10733.3
TOTAL321100.0
138) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Other (CONOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31497.8
1) Checked72.2
TOTAL321100.0
139) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Pastor(s) took care of the conflict (CONPASTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31999.4
1) Checked2.6
TOTAL321100.0
140) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) General discussion/conversation/mediation/communication (individually or in groups) (CONDISCV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30795.6
1) Checked144.4
TOTAL321100.0
141) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Spiritual/Biblical tactics (CONBIBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31698.4
1) Checked51.6
TOTAL321100.0
142) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Pastoral/staff/lay leader change (CONLDRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
TOTAL321100.0
143) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) Existing group in congregation dealt with issue (CONEXGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31798.8
1) Checked41.2
TOTAL321100.0
144) How was the conflict handled? (Check all that apply.) People left the congregation (CONPPLFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
TOTAL321100.0
145) Have you met regularly with other ministers or pastoral leaders in a small group for continuing education and support in the past five years? (SMGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19560.9
2) No12539.1
Missing2 
TOTAL320100.0
146) Briefly describe the group (for example, an association or diocese-based ministers' group, a D.Min. colleague group, or an ecumenical clergy group). If more than one group, answer about the group that met most recently. (GRPDSCR1)
TOTAL%
1) Ecumenical clergy group2211.4
2) Women clergy52.6
3) Area ministers' group2613.5
4) Support/mentoring, often over meals52.6
5) D.Min./other Seminary-related group126.2
6) Judiciary or denominational clergy3216.6
7) Study groups2110.9
8) Spiritual formation groups42.1
9) Church ministry groups21
10) Specialized focus3116.1
11) Therapeutic or counseling group42.1
12) Professional formation group94.7
14) Other31.6
15) Minister or colleague group not otherwise specified168.3
16) Lay ministers1.5
Missing133 
TOTAL193100.0
147) Briefly describe the group (for example, an association or diocese-based ministers' group, a D.Min. colleague group, or an ecumenical clergy group). If more than one group, answer about the group that met most recently. (GRPDSCR2)
TOTAL%
1) Ecumenical clergy groups11.6
3) Area ministers' group1320.6
4) Support/mentoring, often over meals1117.5
5) D.Min./other Seminary-related group00
6) Judiciary or denominational clergy1320.6
7) Study group00
8) Spiritual formation group23.2
9) Church ministry groups00
10) Specialized focus2336.5
Missing267 
TOTAL63100.0
148) Briefly describe the group (for example, an association or diocese-based ministers' group, a D.Min. colleague group, or an ecumenical clergy group). If more than one group, answer about the group that met most recently. (GRPDSCR3)
TOTAL%
2) Women clergy00
3) Area ministers00
4) Support/mentoring, often over meals110
6) Judiciary or denominational clergy220
8) Spiritual formation group00
9) Church ministry groups440
16) Lay ministers330
Missing313 
TOTAL10100.0
149) How long have you participated in that group? Years (GRPYRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.987.70
150) How long have you participated in that group? Months (GRPMNTHS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.753.11
151) The group met/meets _____ times a year for an average of _____ hours per meeting. Times per year (GRPTIMES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32113.5714.73
152) The group met/meets _____ times a year for an average of _____ hours per meeting. Hours per meeting (GRPDURAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3214.8710.03
153) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) Members decide who belongs (GRPBELNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27385
1) Checked4815
TOTAL321100.0
154) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) Members decide what group does (GRPDOES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23773.8
1) Checked8426.2
TOTAL321100.0
155) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) A sponsoring organization (such as judicatory, diocese, or seminary) provides curriculum (GRPSPONS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28488.5
1) Checked3711.5
TOTAL321100.0
156) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) The group includes persons of different races or ethnicities (GRPRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23874.1
1) Checked8325.9
TOTAL321100.0
157) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) The group includes persons of different denominations or faith traditions (GRPINCL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26482.2
1) Checked5717.8
TOTAL321100.0
158) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) The group has a trained leader or facilitator (GRPLEADR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24576.3
1) Checked7623.7
TOTAL321100.0
159) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) My congregation contributes to the cost of participation in the group (GRPCOST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27886.6
1) Checked4313.4
TOTAL321100.0
160) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) The group's primary focus is sharing personal concerns or struggles (GRPCONC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23272.3
1) Checked8927.7
TOTAL321100.0
161) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) The group's primary focus is engaging in Biblical or theological reflection (GRPBIBLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25378.8
1) Checked6821.2
TOTAL321100.0
162) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) The group's primary focus is sharing ideas and resources for effective ministry (GRPSHRNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19661.1
1) Checked12538.9
TOTAL321100.0
163) Which of these statements describe the group? (Check all that apply.) Those I minister to have been positively affected by my participation (GRPPOSIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19861.7
1) Checked12338.3
TOTAL321100.0
164) How important would you say that this congregation's denomination is for the way that it organizes its programs or ministries? (DENOMIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance15247.8
2) Somewhat important10432.7
3) Somewhat unimportant165
4) Of little importance237.2
5) We are not affiliated with a denomination237.2
Missing6 
TOTAL318100.0
165) Choose one: (LEADSTYL)
TOTAL%
1) The senior leader make most of the decisions here; lay members generally follow his or her lead.5318.2
2) The senior leader tries to inspire and encourage lay members to make decisions and take action, although he or she will take action alone if he or she believe that it is needed.18061.6
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although the senior leader tries to exert a strong influence on their decisions.248.2
4) Lay leaders make most of the decisions about the congregation's directions and programs; the senior leader's role is to empower them to implement their decisions3512
Missing25 
TOTAL292100.0
166) Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (FUTDIREC)
TOTAL%
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions257.8
3) We are currently deciding on new directions7423.2
4) We are currently moving in new directions16652
5) We need to rethink where we are heading3410.7
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful92.8
7) Don't know113.4
Missing2 
TOTAL319100.0
167) In general, would you say your health is . . . (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent6219.4
2) Very good14846.4
3) Good10031.3
4) Fair41.3
5) Poor51.6
Missing1 
TOTAL319100.0
168) During the past four weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal activities (including both work outside the home and housework)? (PAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all14545.2
2) A little bit13642.4
3) Moderately288.7
4) Quite a bit113.4
5) Extremely1.3
Missing1 
TOTAL321100.0
169) During the past four weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting friends or relatives)? (HLTHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time51.6
2) Most of the time41.3
3) Some of the time278.5
4) A little of the time8526.6
5) None of the time19862.1
Missing2 
TOTAL319100.0
170) Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage? (MARHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy17356.7
2) Pretty happy4715.4
3) Not too happy82.6
4) Not married7725.2
Missing20 
TOTAL305100.0
171) What is your height? Feet (HEIGHTFT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.240.43
172) What is your height? Inches (HEIGHTIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.813.57
173) What is your weight? Pounds (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321197.3669.28
174) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word4714.8
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings12338.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context12639.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us134.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book92.8
Missing4 
TOTAL318100.0
175) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative165.1
2) Conservative12339.4
3) Right in the middle5317
4) Liberal10333
5) Very liberal175.4
Missing11 
TOTAL312100.0
176) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24880.5
2) No5417.5
3) Not sure61.9
Missing18 
TOTAL308100.0
177) Do you agree or disagree with these statements? All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth (RELIGEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree268.2
2) Agree4614.6
3) Neutral or unsure319.8
4) Disagree7022.2
5) Strongly disagree14345.3
Missing7 
TOTAL316100.0
178) Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Only followers of Jesus can be saved (SAVED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12941.2
2) Agree3210.2
3) Neutral or unsure258
4) Disagree5918.8
5) Strongly disagree6821.7
Missing11 
TOTAL313100.0
179) Do you agree or disagree with these statements? God is directly involved in worldly affairs (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11636.9
2) Agree12138.5
3) Neutral or unsure4313.7
4) Disagree227
5) Strongly disagree123.8
Missing13 
TOTAL314100.0
180) Do you agree or disagree with these statements? God is angered by human sin (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10934.8
2) Agree11235.8
3) Neutral or unsure3410.9
4) Disagree3812.1
5) Strongly disagree206.4
Missing13 
TOTAL313100.0
181) How satisfied are you with: Your health? (SATHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Delighted4012.7
2) 210232.3
3) 35116.1
4) Mixed feelings8326.3
5) 5247.6
6) 692.8
7) Terrible72.2
Missing2 
TOTAL316100.0
182) How satisfied are you with: Your relationships with family or friends? (SATRELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Delighted7824.6
2) 216251.1
3) 33812
4) Mixed feelings257.9
5) 5123.8
6) 62.6
7) Terrible00
Missing3 
TOTAL317100.0
183) How satisfied are you with: Your life as a whole? (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Delighted6721.1
2) 218558.2
3) 33310.4
4) Mixed feelings226.9
5) 53.9
6) 682.5
7) Terrible00
Missing2 
TOTAL318100.0
184) How important is each of the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being ordained (IMPORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance9931.7
2) Somewhat important10032.1
3) Somewhat unimportant258
4) Of little importance8828.2
Missing16 
TOTAL312100.0
185) How important is each of the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a seminary degree or certificate (IMPDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance9831
2) Somewhat important11034.8
3) Somewhat unimportant4714.9
4) Of little importance6119.3
Missing16 
TOTAL316100.0
186) How important is each of the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a clear sense of call from God (IMPCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance18558.5
2) Somewhat important11436.1
3) Somewhat unimportant123.8
4) Of little importance51.6
Missing10 
TOTAL316100.0
187) How important is each of the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching (IMPCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance28088.6
2) Somewhat important3511.1
3) Somewhat unimportant00
4) Of little importance1.3
Missing9 
TOTAL316100.0
188) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Feeling that your gifts for ministry are right for the congregation you are serving (IMPGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance27686.5
2) Somewhat important3912.2
3) Somewhat unimportant00
4) Of little importance41.3
Missing3 
TOTAL319100.0
189) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Serving a congregation that offers challenges to your creativity (IMPCHLNG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance15448.6
2) Somewhat important13743.2
3) Somewhat unimportant165
4) Of little importance103.2
Missing6 
TOTAL317100.0
190) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Having close relationships with your congregation's members (IMPCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance13743.1
2) Somewhat important13642.8
3) Somewhat unimportant3210.1
4) Of little importance134.1
Missing5 
TOTAL318100.0
191) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Financial well-being (IMPFINAN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance6921.8
2) Somewhat important17956.6
3) Somewhat unimportant5517.4
4) Of little importance134.1
Missing6 
TOTAL316100.0
192) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Housing or living arrangements (SATLIVNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied18357.5
2) Somewhat satisfied10733.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied226.9
4) Very dissatisfied61.9
Missing5 
TOTAL318100.0
193) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Your spiritual life (SATSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied8928
2) Somewhat satisfied19761.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied268.2
4) Very dissatisfied61.9
Missing4 
TOTAL318100.0
194) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Opportunities for continuing theological education (SATOPPED)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied10934.6
2) Somewhat satisfied12539.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied7925.1
4) Very dissatisfied2.6
Missing8 
TOTAL315100.0
195) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Support from your denominational officials, if applicable (SATDENOF)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied8027.4
2) Somewhat satisfied14047.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied4314.7
4) Very dissatisfied299.9
Missing43 
TOTAL292100.0
196) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Relationships with other clergy (SATCLRGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied12540.1
2) Somewhat satisfied15951
3) Somewhat dissatisfied268.3
4) Very dissatisfied2.6
Missing15 
TOTAL312100.0
197) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Relationships with lay leaders in this congregation (SATLAYLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied15448.3
2) Somewhat satisfied14244.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied216.6
4) Very dissatisfied2.6
Missing3 
TOTAL319100.0
198) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Relationships with the senior leader (pastor, priest, minister) here (SATSENR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied18960
2) Somewhat satisfied8727.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied268.3
4) Very dissatisfied134.1
Missing6 
TOTAL315100.0
199) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Relationships with other pastors in this congregation, if applicable (SATOTHPS)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9848.5
2) Somewhat satisfied9044.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied146.9
4) Very dissatisfied00
Missing82 
TOTAL202100.0
200) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Your salary and benefits (SATSALRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9529.9
2) Somewhat satisfied16250.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied5316.7
4) Very dissatisfied82.5
Missing2 
TOTAL318100.0
201) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Your family life, if applicable (SATFAMLF)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied16557.1
2) Somewhat satisfied10034.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied248.3
Missing39 
TOTAL289100.0
202) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with . . .? Your personal life (SATPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied13342.1
2) Somewhat satisfied15248.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied299.2
4) Very dissatisfied2.6
Missing6 
TOTAL316100.0
203) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your work in ministry? (SATMINST)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied13241.6
2) Somewhat satisfied15649.2
3) Somewhat dissatisfied278.5
4) Very dissatisfied2.6
Missing5 
TOTAL317100.0
204) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your overall effectiveness as a pastoral leader in this particular congregation? (SATEFFCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied12238.4
2) Somewhat satisfied16451.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied3210.1
Missing4 
TOTAL318100.0
205) How important are the following problems to you personally on a day-to-day basis? Lack of agreement between the congregation and me over what my role as a pastor here is (PRBAGREE)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem72.3
2) Somewhat a problem4213.7
3) Very little problem11035.8
4) No problem14848.2
Missing28 
TOTAL307100.0
206) How important are the following problems to you personally on a day-to-day basis? Difficulty of having a private life apart from my ministerial role (PRBPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem185.8
2) Somewhat a problem9530.4
3) Very little problem14546.3
4) No problem5517.6
Missing11 
TOTAL313100.0
207) How important are the following problems to you personally on a day-to-day basis? Finding time for recreation, relaxation, and personal reflection (PRBTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem319.8
2) Somewhat a problem15950.2
3) Very little problem9229
4) No problem3511
Missing5 
TOTAL317100.0
208) How important are the following problems to you personally on a day-to-day basis? Relationships with the congregation's staff, if applicable (PRBSTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem51.6
2) Somewhat a problem3310.4
3) Very little problem13944
4) No problem13944
Missing9 
TOTAL316100.0
209) During the past year, how often . . . Have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (EXPSTRES)
TOTAL%
1) Very often4213.4
2) Fairly often8727.7
3) Once in a while16953.8
4) Never165.1
Missing4 
TOTAL314100.0
210) During the past year, how often . . . Have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (LONELY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often196
2) Fairly often4514.3
3) Once in a while16652.7
4) Never8527
Missing6 
TOTAL315100.0
211) During the past year, how often . . . Have you felt that your work in this congregation did not permit you to devote adequate time to your children? (TIMECHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often154.8
2) Fairly often165.2
3) Once in a while10032.3
4) Never5016.1
5) Not applicable12941.6
Missing13 
TOTAL310100.0
212) During the past year, how often . . . Has your spouse voiced resentment over the amount of time that your ministry takes up? (RESENTTM)
TOTAL%
1) Very often113.6
2) Fairly often258.2
3) Once in a while12540.8
4) Never5819
5) Not applicable8728.4
Missing18 
TOTAL306100.0
213) During the past year, how often . . . Has your spouse voiced resentment over the financial situation in which you find yourselves by being in pastoral ministry? (RESENTFN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often41.3
2) Fairly often289
3) Once in a while7223.2
4) Never11838.1
5) Not applicable8828.4
Missing16 
TOTAL310100.0
214) During the past year, how often have you . . . Doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (DOUBTCLL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2.6
2) Fairly often41.3
3) Once in a while8727.6
4) Never22270.5
Missing5 
TOTAL315100.0
215) During the past year, how often have you . . . Seriously thought of leaving your current position to become a pastor elsewhere? (LEAVEELS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often154.9
2) Fairly often237.5
3) Once in a while9430.5
4) Never17657.1
Missing20 
TOTAL308100.0
216) During the past year, how often have you . . . Seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry in a congregation to enter another type of ministry position? (LEAVEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often134.1
2) Fairly often134.1
3) Once in a while11135.4
4) Never17756.4
Missing6 
TOTAL314100.0
217) During the past year, how often have you . . . Seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (LEAVESEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often154.8
2) Fairly often92.9
3) Once in a while10132.1
4) Never19060.3
Missing8 
TOTAL315100.0
218) During the past year, how often have you . . . Experienced stress as a result of dealing with members here who are critical of your work? (STRSSMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very often92.9
2) Fairly often247.7
3) Once in a while17255.1
4) Never10734.3
Missing8 
TOTAL312100.0
219) During the past year, how often have you . . . Experienced stress as a result of dealing with the senior pastor, priest, or leader here? (STRSSSEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often82.5
2) Fairly often3812.1
3) Once in a while13843.9
4) Never13041.4
Missing4 
TOTAL314100.0
220) During the past year, how often have you . . . Experienced stress as a result of dealing with pastors here other than the senior leader, if applicable? (STRSSPST)
TOTAL%
1) Very often00
2) Fairly often208.2
3) Once in a while10342.4
4) Never12049.4
Missing41 
TOTAL243100.0
221) During the past year, how often have you . . . Experienced stress because the senior leader was critical of your work? (STRSSCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1.3
2) Fairly often62.1
3) Once in a while7626.6
4) Never20371
Missing25 
TOTAL286100.0
222) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation . . . Made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often14445.7
2) Fairly often13442.5
3) Once in a while3711.7
4) Never00
Missing3 
TOTAL315100.0
223) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation . . . Listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (CONGLSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often247.6
2) Fairly often6219.7
3) Once in a while16351.7
4) Never6621
Missing5 
TOTAL315100.0
224) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation . . . Made too many demands on you? (CONGDMND)
TOTAL%
1) Very often165.1
2) Fairly often5015.9
3) Once in a while17555.7
4) Never7323.2
Missing5 
TOTAL314100.0
225) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation . . . Expressed interest in and concern about your well-being? (CONGINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often6721.2
2) Fairly often13241.8
3) Once in a while10132
4) Never165.1
Missing4 
TOTAL316100.0
226) During the past year, how often has the senior pastor, priest, or leader here . . . Made you feel loved and cared for? (SENLOVED)
TOTAL%
1) Very often11339.1
2) Fairly often9934.3
3) Once in a while6522.5
4) Never124.2
Missing22 
TOTAL289100.0
227) During the past year, how often has the senior pastor, priest, or leader here . . . Listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (SENLISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often6924
2) Fairly often6723.3
3) Once in a while13145.6
4) Never207
Missing23 
TOTAL287100.0
228) During the past year, how often has the senior pastor, priest, or leader here . . . Made too many demands on you? (SENDMND)
TOTAL%
1) Very often51.7
2) Fairly often2910.1
3) Once in a while14249.3
4) Never11238.9
Missing23 
TOTAL288100.0
229) During the past year, how often has the senior pastor, priest, or leader here . . . Expressed interest in and concern about your well-being? (SENCNCRN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often9432.5
2) Fairly often10235.3
3) Once in a while8027.7
4) Never134.5
Missing23 
TOTAL289100.0
230) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I have enthusiasm for my work (ENTHUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20064.1
2) Somewhat agree10333
3) Neutral or unsure51.6
4) Somewhat disagree41.3
5) Strongly disagree00
Missing4 
TOTAL312100.0
231) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? This congregation is always ready to try something new (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3511.2
2) Somewhat agree14546.3
3) Neutral or unsure7122.7
4) Somewhat disagree5216.6
5) Strongly disagree103.2
Missing5 
TOTAL313100.0
232) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I could be just as happy in some other congregation, it wouldn't have to be this one (HAPPYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3110
2) Somewhat agree9530.5
3) Neutral or unsure6621.2
4) Somewhat disagree7624.4
5) Strongly disagree4313.8
Missing6 
TOTAL311100.0
233) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in this congregation (DRAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree82.5
2) Somewhat agree6922
3) Neutral or unsure7724.5
4) Somewhat disagree9129
5) Strongly disagree6922
Missing6 
TOTAL314100.0
234) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I am less patient with people in this congregation than I used to be (LESSPTNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41.3
2) Somewhat agree3511.6
3) Neutral or unsure4815.8
4) Somewhat disagree11437.6
5) Strongly disagree10233.7
Missing13 
TOTAL303100.0
235) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? In general, there is a good match between this congregation and my leadership (MTCHCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14345.5
2) Somewhat agree13843.9
3) Neutral or unsure268.3
4) Somewhat disagree51.6
5) Strongly disagree2.6
Missing7 
TOTAL314100.0
236) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? In general, there is a good match between my leadership and other pastors here (if applicable) (MTCHOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15047.9
2) Somewhat agree11637.1
3) Neutral or unsure165.1
4) Somewhat disagree154.8
5) Strongly disagree165.1
Missing8 
TOTAL313100.0
237) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work (FEELNEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2.6
2) Somewhat agree309.6
3) Neutral or unsure3912.4
4) Somewhat disagree9630.6
5) Strongly disagree14746.8
Missing4 
TOTAL314100.0
238) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I find myself frustrated in my attempts to accomplish tasks that are important to me (FRUSTRTD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree103.2
2) Somewhat agree8828
3) Neutral or unsure4614.6
4) Somewhat disagree9730.9
5) Strongly disagree7323.2
Missing4 
TOTAL314100.0
239) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? Members of this congregation have a sense of excitement about the congregation's future (MEMBEXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6821.7
2) Somewhat agree15549.4
3) Neutral or unsure5316.9
4) Somewhat disagree3210.2
5) Strongly disagree61.9
Missing5 
TOTAL314100.0
240) Do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here (ACCMPLSH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15248.4
2) Somewhat agree12539.8
3) Neutral or unsure268.3
4) Somewhat disagree103.2
5) Strongly disagree1.3
Missing4 
TOTAL314100.0
241) The following questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . Have you felt calm and peaceful? (FELTCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time82.6
2) Most of the time14747.1
3) Some of the time10834.6
4) A little of the time4213.5
5) None of the time72.2
Missing5 
TOTAL312100.0
242) How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . Did you have a lot of energy? (LOTENRGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time113.5
2) Most of the time16753.4
3) Some of the time10332.9
4) A little of the time237.3
5) None of the time92.9
Missing4 
TOTAL313100.0
243) How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . Have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FELTDOWN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time61.9
2) Most of the time134.2
3) Some of the time6521
4) A little of the time13744.2
5) None of the time8928.7
Missing12 
TOTAL310100.0
244) How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . Did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time82.6
2) Most of the time3511.3
3) Some of the time11035.6
4) A little of the time14045.3
5) None of the time165.2
Missing7 
TOTAL309100.0
245) How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . have you been happy? (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time299.2
2) Most of the time21568.5
3) Some of the time6019.1
4) A little of the time92.9
5) None of the time1.3
Missing5 
TOTAL314100.0
246) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I see this congregation's potential to contribute to society (POTENTLV)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time10734.6
2) Most of the time16352.8
3) Some of the time3712
4) A little of the time2.6
Missing7 
TOTAL309100.0
247) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I am in touch with what's happening here (INTOUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time6219.9
2) Most of the time20565.9
3) Some of the time4213.5
4) A little of the time2.6
Missing7 
TOTAL311100.0
248) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I sacrifice my own interests to meet needs of people here (SACRIFCE)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time165.1
2) Most of the time11536.9
3) Some of the time13944.6
4) A little of the time3711.9
5) None of the time51.6
Missing7 
TOTAL312100.0
249) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I am good at convincing others to do things here (PLCONVIN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time154.8
2) Most of the time12540.1
3) Some of the time14646.8
4) A little of the time196.1
5) None of the time72.2
Missing7 
TOTAL312100.0
250) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I seem to know what is going to happen here (KNWHAPPN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time3210.3
2) Most of the time15048.4
3) Some of the time10433.5
4) A little of the time206.5
5) None of the time41.3
Missing9 
TOTAL310100.0
251) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I am talented at helping others heal emotionally (HELPHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time134.2
2) Most of the time14948.1
3) Some of the time11537.1
4) A little of the time3110
5) None of the time2.6
Missing10 
TOTAL310100.0
252) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I put the congregation's best interests ahead of my own (BESTINTR)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time278.7
2) Most of the time14345.8
3) Some of the time11436.5
4) A little of the time268.3
5) None of the time2.6
Missing7 
TOTAL312100.0
253) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I am gifted when it comes to persuading others (PERSUADE)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time185.8
2) Most of the time10533.8
3) Some of the time13744.1
4) A little of the time4213.5
5) None of the time92.9
Missing9 
TOTAL311100.0
254) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I am good at helping others with their emotional issues (HELPEMOT)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time154.8
2) Most of the time16553.2
3) Some of the time9831.6
4) A little of the time289
5) None of the time41.3
Missing9 
TOTAL310100.0
255) How often do the following statements accurately describe you as a pastoral leader in this congregation? I believe this congregation needs to function as a community (FUNCCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time13343.6
2) Most of the time11939
3) Some of the time4113.4
4) A little of the time72.3
5) None of the time51.6
Missing15 
TOTAL305100.0
256) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I help people here to think about old problems in new ways (THINKNEW)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time206.4
2) Most of the time12339.5
3) Some of the time14747.3
4) A little of the time134.2
5) None of the time82.6
Missing7 
TOTAL311100.0
257) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I tend to allow people here to do pretty much what they want (ALLOWDO)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time61.9
2) Most of the time7022.6
3) Some of the time13342.9
4) A little of the time9129.4
5) None of the time103.2
Missing10 
TOTAL310100.0
258) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I help people here learn and grow as individuals (HELPLRN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time247.7
2) Most of the time21769.3
3) Some of the time6922
4) A little of the time31
Missing6 
TOTAL313100.0
259) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? People have complete faith in me as their leader here (COMPLFTH)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time3511.2
2) Most of the time21869.6
3) Some of the time4815.3
4) A little of the time123.8
Missing7 
TOTAL313100.0
260) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I provide appealing ideas about what we can do here (PROVIDE)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time216.8
2) Most of the time19261.9
3) Some of the time8627.7
4) A little of the time113.5
5) None of the time00
Missing9 
TOTAL310100.0
261) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I encourage people here to think in new ways about puzzling things (PUZZLNG)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time3611.5
2) Most of the time14345.7
3) Some of the time11135.5
4) A little of the time185.8
5) None of the time51.6
Missing8 
TOTAL313100.0
262) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? As long as things are working here, I don't try to change things (NOCHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time61.9
2) Most of the time6721.6
3) Some of the time12239.4
4) A little of the time9631
5) None of the time196.1
Missing9 
TOTAL310100.0
263) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I make people here feel good to be around me (MAKEFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time299.3
2) Most of the time23073.7
3) Some of the time5116.3
4) A little of the time2.6
Missing9 
TOTAL312100.0
264) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I help others find meaning in their involvement here (HELPFIND)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time278.7
2) Most of the time21368.3
3) Some of the time6520.8
4) A little of the time72.2
Missing7 
TOTAL312100.0
265) How often do the following statements accurately describe you? I give personal attention to those who seem less involved here (PRSNLATT)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time185.7
2) Most of the time9730.9
3) Some of the time16351.9
4) A little of the time299.2
5) None of the time72.2
Missing6 
TOTAL314100.0
266) In the past year, how often have you . . . Used the Internet? (USEDNET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily29192.4
2) At least weekly227
3) Less often1.3
4) Never1.3
Missing3 
TOTAL315100.0
267) In the past year, how often have you . . . Sent or received emails? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily27993.9
2) At least weekly165.4
3) Less often1.3
4) Never1.3
Missing15 
TOTAL297100.0
268) In the past year, how often have you . . . Used the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes (including sermon preparation)? (NETRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily17956.8
2) At least weekly10332.7
3) Less often299.2
4) Never41.3
Missing3 
TOTAL315100.0
269) In the past year, how often have you . . . Sent email to individual worshipers here? (SNTEMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily18759.4
2) At least weekly9931.4
3) Less often247.6
4) Never51.6
Missing4 
TOTAL315100.0
270) In the past year, how often have you . . . Received email from a worshiper here? (RECEMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily17154.3
2) At least weekly11837.5
3) Less often257.9
4) Never1.3
Missing6 
TOTAL315100.0
271) In the past year, how often have you . . . Participated in a listserv or online group related to this congregation? (LISTSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Daily4715
2) At least weekly5517.6
3) Less often7724.6
4) Never13442.8
Missing6 
TOTAL313100.0
272) In the past year, how often have you . . . Conducted any congregational business by email? (BIZEMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily13844.5
2) At least weekly9831.6
3) Less often6019.4
4) Never144.5
Missing9 
TOTAL310100.0
273) In the past year, how often have you . . . Used email to plan an event for this congregation? (EMAILPLN)
TOTAL%
1) Daily9630.8
2) At least weekly11536.9
3) Less often8828.2
4) Never134.2
Missing9 
TOTAL312100.0
274) In the past year, how often have you . . . Forwarded an email with spiritual or religious content to a member here? (FRWRDEML)
TOTAL%
1) Daily5015.9
2) At least weekly9429.9
3) Less often11737.3
4) Never5316.9
Missing6 
TOTAL314100.0
275) In the past year, how often have you . . . Maintained a blog related to your ministry? (BLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily103.2
2) At least weekly144.5
3) Less often5818.5
4) Never23173.8
Missing6 
TOTAL313100.0
276) How long does it usually take you to get to the congregation where you serve? (COMMUTE)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes10834.3
2) 6-10 minutes7022.2
3) 11-15 minutes7022.2
4) 16-20 minutes3711.7
5) 21-30 minutes144.4
6) More than 30 minutes165.1
Missing2 
TOTAL315100.0
277) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male18057.1
2) Female13542.9
Missing4 
TOTAL315100.0
278) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (RACASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32099.7
1) Checked1.3
TOTAL321100.0
279) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.) Black or African American (RACBLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30595
1) Checked165
TOTAL321100.0
280) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30695.3
1) Checked154.7
TOTAL321100.0
281) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACINDN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31497.8
1) Checked72.2
TOTAL321100.0
282) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.) White or Caucasian (RACWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4112.8
1) Checked28087.2
TOTAL321100.0
283) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.) Some other race (RACOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32099.7
1) Checked1.3
TOTAL321100.0
284) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes144.5
2) No29495.5
Missing11 
TOTAL308100.0
285) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211962.7412.91
286) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married6119.3
2) In first marriage19361.1
3) Divorced or separated237.3
4) Widowed61.9
5) Remarried after death of spouse00
6) Remarried after divorce247.6
7) In a committed relationship92.8
Missing3 
TOTAL316100.0
287) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Employed or self-employed full-time (SPEMFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19059.2
1) Checked13140.8
TOTAL321100.0
288) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Employed or self-employed part-time (SPEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26682.9
1) Checked5517.1
TOTAL321100.0
289) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Student (SPSTDNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31497.8
1) Checked72.2
TOTAL321100.0
290) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Homemaker (SPHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30394.4
1) Checked185.6
TOTAL321100.0
291) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Retired (SPRETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30093.5
1) Checked216.5
TOTAL321100.0
292) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Other (SPOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
1) Checked00
TOTAL321100.0
293) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Unemployed (SPUNEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31698.4
1) Checked51.6
TOTAL321100.0
294) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is your spouse or partner's employment status? Disabled (SPDISABL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked321100
1) Checked00
TOTAL321100.0
295) Is your spouse or partner an ordained minister? (SPMNSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and served in this congregation52.2
2) Yes, but serves elsewhere94
3) No19586.3
4) No, but he/she is a lay minister or pastoral leader177.5
Missing110 
TOTAL226100.0
296) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than 6 years old? (HSHLD6)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.550.77
297) How many people in your household (including you) are: 6 to 12 years old? (HSHLD12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.460.73
298) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old? (HSHLD18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.520.85
299) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old? (HSHLD24)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.420.72
300) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years or older? (HSHLD25)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211.790.74
301) How many people in your household (including you) participate in this congregation? Less than 6 years old (HSCNG6)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.520.79
302) How many people in your household (including you) participate in this congregation? 6 to 12 years old (HSCNG12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.500.78
303) How many people in your household (including you) participate in this congregation? 13 to 18 years old (HSCNG18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.530.86
304) How many people in your household (including you) participate in this congregation? 19 to 24 years old (HSCNG24)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.330.62
305) How many people in your household (including you) participate in this congregation? 25 years or older (HSCNG25)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211.690.65
306) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? Please write the number. (CHILDREN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211.661.49
307) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number. (CHLDHOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3210.891.17
308) What is the highest educational level you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school1.3
4) Completed high school278.6
5) Trade certificate2.6
6) Associate degree3310.5
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college17355.3
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree7724.6
Missing8 
TOTAL313100.0
309) Where were you born? (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States29996.1
2) In another English-speaking country1.3
3) In a non-English speaking country113.5
Missing5 
TOTAL311100.0
310) Where were your parents born? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in United States29593.9
2) Only father born in the United States61.9
3) Only mother born in the United States61.9
4) Both father and mother born in another country72.2
Missing4 
TOTAL314100.0
311) Where did you live when you were 5 years old? (LIVEFIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States29994.9
2) In another country165.1
Missing3 
TOTAL315100.0
312) When you were 5 years old, was English your primary language? (ENGLISH5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30696.8
2) No103.2
Missing3 
TOTAL316100.0
313) Job #1: Job description (JB1DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work2513.2
2) Solo pastor1910.1
3) Senior pastor00
4) Co-pastor31.6
5) Solo pastor serving more than one congregation1.5
6) Associate/Assistant pastor8042.3
7) Interim pastor1.5
8) Regional staff1.5
10) Chaplain126.3
11) Other ministry4724.9
Missing132 
TOTAL189100.0
314) Job #1: Month job began (JB1MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.792.47
315) Job #1: Year job began (JB1YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211991.5911.91
316) Job #1: Month job ended (JB1MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.462.76
317) Job #1: Year job ended (JB1YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211996.2411.59
318) Job #1: Average paid hours worked per week (JB1PDHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 01.6
3) 31.6
5) 51.6
8) 831.7
10) 101.6
12) 121.6
15) 15105.6
19) 1900
20) 20105.6
24) 241.6
25) 25105.6
26) 2600
30) 3063.4
35) 3563.4
38) 381.6
40) 4010357.5
41) 4131.7
45) 4595
48) 4821.1
50) 5021.1
54) 5400
55) 5542.2
56) 561.6
60) 601.6
999) Salaried21.1
Missing153 
TOTAL179100.0
319) Job #1: Average actual hours worked per week (JB1ACTHR)
TOTAL%
3) 31.5
5) 51.5
8) 831.6
10) 101.5
12) 121.5
13) 1300
15) 1552.7
17) 1700
19) 1900
20) 20105.4
22) 2221.1
24) 241.5
25) 2552.7
26) 261.5
30) 3084.3
35) 3552.7
38) 381.5
40) 404624.7
41) 4163.2
42) 421.5
45) 452312.4
46) 4600
48) 481.5
50) 502513.4
51) 5131.6
55) 5584.3
56) 561.5
60) 6063.2
61) 6152.7
63) 631.5
65) 6563.2
70) 7031.6
75) 751.5
80) 8021.1
85) 851.5
999) Salaried21.1
Missing147 
TOTAL186100.0
320) Job #1: Average worship attendance (JB1WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321499.68934.89
321) Job #1: Job overlap (JB1OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap17087.6
1) Secular-ministry bivocation84.1
2) Ministry-ministry overlap73.6
3) Secular-secular overlap84.1
4) Secular-ministry overlap00
9) Overlap-type unknown1.5
Missing134 
TOTAL194100.0
322) Job #1: Community (JB1COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural area3116.1
2) Town or small city (Under 250,000)7840.4
3) Suburb of a large metro area2613.5
4) Large metro area (250,000 or more)5830.1
Missing135 
TOTAL193100.0
323) Job #2: Job Description (JB2DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work3325.4
2) Solo pastor64.6
3) Senior pastor53.8
4) Co-pastor32.3
5) Solo pastor serving more than one congregation1.8
6) Associate/assistant pastor3728.5
7) Interim pastor118.5
8) Regional staff21.5
9) National staff1.8
10) Chaplain21.5
11) Other ministry2922.3
Missing188 
TOTAL130100.0
324) Job #2: Month job began (JB2MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.172.46
325) Job #2: Year job began (JB2YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211992.6111.56
326) Job #2: Month job ended (JB2MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.882.35
327) Job #2: Year job ended (JB2YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211996.6311.05
328) Job #2: Average paid hours worked per week (JB2PDHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 021.7
10) 1032.6
12) 1232.6
15) 151.9
20) 201916.2
25) 2554.3
30) 301.9
32) 321.9
35) 3521.7
36) 361.9
40) 406051.3
41) 4100
42) 421.9
45) 4565.1
48) 4821.7
50) 501.9
52) 521.9
55) 5554.3
56) 561.9
60) 6000
999) Salaried21.7
Missing209 
TOTAL117100.0
329) Job #2: Average actual worked hours per week (JB2ACTHR)
TOTAL%
5) 521.6
10) 1021.6
12) 1232.4
15) 151.8
20) 20118.9
21) 211.8
23) 231.8
25) 2521.6
30) 3064.8
32) 321.8
35) 3500
36) 361.8
38) 3821.6
40) 401411.3
41) 4154
42) 421.8
43) 4321.6
44) 4432.4
45) 451713.7
46) 4600
48) 481.8
50) 501915.3
51) 511.8
52) 521.8
55) 5575.6
60) 6054
61) 6132.4
63) 631.8
65) 6564.8
68) 6800
70) 7021.6
80) 801.8
999) Salaried21.6
Missing201 
TOTAL124100.0
330) Job #2: Average worship attendance (JB2WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321637.762243.44
331) Job #2: Job overlap (JB2OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap11387.6
1) Secular-ministry bivocation64.7
2) Ministry-ministry overlap64.7
3) Secular-secular overlap32.3
4) Secular-ministry overlap00
9) Overlap-type unknown1.8
Missing190 
TOTAL129100.0
332) Job #2: Community (JB2COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural area97.1
2) Town or small city4031.5
3) Suburb3426.8
4) Large metro area4434.6
Missing194 
TOTAL127100.0
333) Job #3: Job description (JB3DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work1419.7
2) Solo pastor79.9
3) Senior pastor11.4
4) Co-pastor22.8
6) Associate/assistant pastor2332.4
7) Interim pastor79.9
8) Regional staff22.8
10) Chaplain45.6
11) Other ministry1115.5
Missing238 
TOTAL71100.0
334) Job #3: Month job began (JB3MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.302.42
335) Job #3: Year job began (JB3YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211992.3410.60
336) Job #3: Month job ended (JB3MNEND)
TOTAL%
1) 123.2
3) 311.6
4) 411.6
5) 546.3
6) 61320.6
7) 71727
8) 81015.9
9) 9711.1
10) 1011.6
11) 1134.8
12) 1246.3
98) Current position00
Missing242 
TOTAL63100.0
337) Job #3: Year job ended (JB3YREND)
TOTAL%
1965) 196511.4
1969) 196900
1972) 197200
1973) 197300
1974) 197434.3
1975) 197511.4
1978) 197811.4
1980) 198011.4
1981) 198100
1982) 198200
1983) 198311.4
1984) 198411.4
1985) 198534.3
1986) 198622.9
1987) 198734.3
1988) 198800
1989) 198911.4
1990) 199000
1991) 199100
1992) 199200
1993) 199300
1994) 199411.4
1995) 199511.4
1996) 199611.4
1997) 199722.9
1998) 199822.9
1999) 199922.9
2000) 200045.8
2001) 2001710.1
2002) 200268.7
2003) 200345.8
2004) 2004710.1
2005) 200545.8
2006) 200611.4
2007) 200768.7
2008) 200834.3
9998) Current position00
Missing235 
TOTAL69100.0
338) Job #3: Average paid hours worked per week (JB3PDHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 011.5
1) 100
15) 1511.5
20) 2034.5
25) 2511.5
30) 3023
38) 3800
40) 404466.7
41) 4123
42) 4211.5
48) 4823
50) 5057.6
55) 5523
60) 6011.5
999) Salaried11.5
Missing246 
TOTAL66100.0
339) Job #3: Average actual hours worked per week (JB3ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32147.6013.26
340) Job #3: Average worship attendance (JB3WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321605.531619.33
341) Job #3: Job overlap (JB3OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap6387.5
1) Secular-ministry bivocation45.6
2) Ministry-ministry overlap34.2
3) Secular-secular overlap11.4
4) Secular-ministry overlap11.4
9) Overlap-type unknown00
Missing234 
TOTAL72100.0
342) Job #3: Community (JB3COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural Area11.4
2) Town or small city2636.6
3) Suburb2839.4
4) Large metro area1622.5
Missing238 
TOTAL71100.0
343) Job #4: Job description (JB4DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work713
2) Solo pastor11.9
3) Senior pastor47.4
4) Co-pastor35.6
5) Solo pastor serving multiple congregations23.7
6) Associate/assistant pastor1731.5
7) Interim pastor47.4
8) Regional staff35.6
10) Chaplain23.7
11) Other ministry1120.4
Missing260 
TOTAL54100.0
344) Job #4: Month job began (JB4MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.232.20
345) Job #4: Year job began (JB4YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211993.7811.10
346) Job #4: Month job ended (JB4MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.432.94
347) Job #4: Year job ended (JB4YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211997.3610.44
348) Job #4: Average paid hours worked per week (JB4PDHRS)
TOTAL%
8) 812
10) 1012
15) 1535.9
20) 2035.9
25) 25611.8
30) 3012
40) 402447.1
41) 4123.9
45) 4547.8
50) 5035.9
55) 5512
70) 7012
80) 8000
999) Salaried12
Missing267 
TOTAL51100.0
349) Job #4: Average actual hours worked per week (JB4ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32144.1717.09
350) Job #4: Average worship attendance (JB4WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321572.671422.77
351) Job #4: Job overlap (JB4OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap4480
1) Secular-ministry bivocation35.5
2) Ministry-ministry overlap712.7
3) Secular-secular overlap11.8
Missing258 
TOTAL55100.0
352) Job #4: Community (JB4COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural area59.3
2) Town or small city2342.6
3) Suburb1018.5
4) Large metro area1629.6
Missing261 
TOTAL54100.0
353) Job #5: Job description (JB5DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work617.1
3) Senior pastor12.9
4) Co-pastor617.1
6) Associate/assistant pastor1028.6
7) Interim pastor38.6
8) Regional staff25.7
11) Other ministry720
Missing281 
TOTAL35100.0
354) Job #5: Month job began (JB5MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3215.863.47
355) Job #5: Year job began (JB5YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211993.1210.57
356) Job #5: Month Job Ended (JB5MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.573.27
357) Job #5: Year Job Ended (JB5YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211997.7410.96
358) Job #5: Average paid hours worked per week (JB5PDHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 000
15) 1512.9
20) 20926.5
25) 2538.8
30) 3025.9
40) 401338.2
41) 4125.9
45) 4525.9
50) 5000
60) 6012.9
999) Salaried12.9
Missing282 
TOTAL34100.0
359) Job #5: Average actual hours worked per week (JB5ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32142.1815.87
360) Job #5: Average worship attendance (JB5WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321657.601517.32
361) Job #5: Job overlap (JB5OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap2985.3
1) Secular-ministry bivocation00
2) Ministry-ministry overlap411.8
3) Secular-secular overlap12.9
Missing279 
TOTAL34100.0
362) Job #5: Community (JB5COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural area411.8
2) Town or small city1029.4
3) Suburb720.6
4) Large metro area1338.2
Missing282 
TOTAL34100.0
363) Job #6: Job description (JB6DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work14.8
2) Solo pastor00
3) Senior pastor14.8
6) Associate/Assistant pastor942.9
7) Interim pastor314.3
8) Regional staff14.8
10) Chaplain00
11) Other ministry628.6
Missing294 
TOTAL21100.0
364) Job #6: Month job began (JB6MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.472.84
365) Job #6: Year job began (JB6YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211992.0910.60
366) Job #6: Month job ended (JB6MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.322.81
367) Job #6: Year job ended (JB6YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211995.9010.89
368) Job #6: Average paid hours worked per week (JB6PDHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32137.179.77
369) Job #6: Average actual hours worked per week (JB6ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32146.1515.82
370) Job #6: Average worship attendance (JB6WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321743.582826.30
371) Job #6: Job overlap (JB6OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap1781
1) Secular-ministry bivocation14.8
2) Ministry-ministry overlap314.3
Missing293 
TOTAL21100.0
372) Job #6: Community (JB6COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural area420
2) Town or small city525
3) Suburb735
4) Large metro area420
Missing296 
TOTAL20100.0
373) Job #7: Job description (JB7DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work318.8
6) Associate/Assistant pastor637.5
7) Interim pastor318.8
11) Other ministry425
Missing302 
TOTAL16100.0
374) Job #7: Month job began (JB7MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.082.68
375) Job #7: Year job began (JB7YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211995.1211.02
376) Job #7: Month job ended (JB7MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.652.54
377) Job #7: Year job ended (JB7YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211997.5310.81
378) Job #7: Average paid hours worked per week (JB7PDHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32139.449.86
379) Job #7: Average actual hours worked per week (JB7ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32147.1114.97
380) Job #7: Average worship attendance (JB7WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321486.40739.03
381) Job #7: Job overlap (JB7OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap1583.3
1) Secular-ministry bivocation15.6
2) Ministry-ministry overlap211.1
Missing300 
TOTAL18100.0
382) Job #7: Community (JB7COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural area00
2) Town or small city642.9
3) Suburb642.9
4) Large metro area214.3
Missing302 
TOTAL14100.0
383) Job #8: Job description (JB8DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work327.3
2) Solo pastor00
6) Associate/Assistant pastor436.4
11) Other ministry436.4
Missing311 
TOTAL11100.0
384) Job #8: Month job began (JB8MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.811.96
385) Job #8: Year job began (JB8YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211993.6611.17
386) Job #8: Month job ended (JB8MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3218.311.80
387) Job #8: Year job ended (JB8YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211996.139.07
388) Job #8: Average paid hours worked per week (JB8PDHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32132.499.74
389) Job #8: Average actual hours worked per week (JB8ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32144.8015.61
390) Job #8: Average worship attendance (JB8WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321415.62501.53
391) Job #8: Job overlap (JB8OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap981.8
2) Ministry-ministry overlap218.2
Missing310 
TOTAL11100.0
392) Job #8: Community (JB8COMM)
TOTAL%
2) Town or small city218.2
3) Suburb981.8
4) Large metro area00
Missing312 
TOTAL11100.0
393) Job #9: Job description (JB9DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work327.3
2) Solo pastor19.1
6) Associate/Assistant pastor436.4
11) Other ministry327.3
Missing311 
TOTAL11100.0
394) Job #9: Month job began (JB9MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3218.721.90
395) Job #9: Year job began (JB9YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211996.289.32
396) Job #9: Month job ended (JB9MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.013.81
397) Job #9: Year job ended (JB9YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212000.287.08
398) Job #9: Average paid hours worked per week (JB9PDHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32135.636.74
399) Job #9: Average actual hours worked per week (JB9ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32147.1813.05
400) Job #9: Average worship attendance (JB9WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321458.75471.41
401) Job #9: Job overlap (JB9OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap11100
Missing311 
TOTAL11100.0
402) Job #9: Community (JB9COMM)
TOTAL%
2) Town or small city436.4
3) Suburb763.6
4) Large metro area00
Missing312 
TOTAL11100.0
403) Job #10: Job description (J10DESCR)
TOTAL%
2) Senior pastor120
6) Associate/Assistant pastor120
8) Regional staff00
11) Other ministry360
Missing316 
TOTAL5100.0
404) Job #10: Month job began (J10MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3218.001.59
405) Job #10: Year job began (J10YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211993.103.24
406) Job #10: Month job ended (J10MNEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3217.731.63
407) Job #10: Year Job Ended (J10YREND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3211998.296.19
408) Job #10: Average paid hours worked per week (J10PDHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32130.4710.76
409) Job #10: Average actual hours worked per week (J10ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32143.2719.56
410) Job #10: Average worship attendance (J10WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321253.52188.14
411) Job #10: Job overlap (J10OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap4100
Missing317 
TOTAL4100.0
412) Job #10: Community (J10COMM)
TOTAL%
2) Town or small city120
3) Suburb360
4) Large metro area120
Missing317 
TOTAL5100.0
413) More than 10 jobs since graduation (MORE10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53.1
2) No15496.9
Missing154 
TOTAL159100.0
414) Current Job #1: Job description (CJ1DESCR)
TOTAL%
4) Co-pastor134
6) Associate/Assistant pastor20664.2
7) Interim pastor41.2
8) Regional staff3.9
10) Chaplain1.3
11) Other ministry5316.5
12) Lay minister or pastoral leader4112.8
TOTAL321100.0
415) Current Job #1: Month job began (CJ1MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3216.352.79
416) Current Job #1: Year job began (CJ1YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212003.096.98
417) Current Job #1: Average paid hours worked per week (CJ1PDHRS)
TOTAL%
20) 201.4
27) 2700
28) 2800
29) 2900
30) 3083
32) 3231.1
35) 35114.1
37) 3741.5
38) 3831.1
39) 391.4
40) 4019070.1
41) 4131.1
42) 421.4
43) 4331.1
45) 45134.8
47) 4700
48) 4841.5
50) 5072.6
51) 511.4
52) 5200
55) 5562.2
60) 602.7
70) 701.4
999) Salaried93.3
Missing62 
TOTAL271100.0
418) Current Job #1: Average actual hours worked per week (CJ1ACTHR)
TOTAL%
20) 201.3
30) 3041.3
32) 321.3
35) 3582.6
36) 3600
37) 3700
38) 381.3
39) 391.3
40) 404113.3
41) 41154.9
42) 42175.5
43) 431.3
45) 454514.6
46) 4631
47) 4741.3
48) 4872.3
49) 491.3
50) 507524.3
51) 5151.6
52) 522.6
53) 532.6
54) 5400
55) 553812.3
56) 561.3
57) 571.3
58) 5831
60) 60216.8
61) 612.6
63) 6300
65) 651.3
67) 6700
70) 7031
75) 7500
80) 802.6
85) 851.3
95) 9500
999) Salaried2.6
Missing5 
TOTAL309100.0
419) Current Job #1: Average worship attendance (CJ1WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321474.05506.18
420) Current Job #1: Job overlap (CJ1OVRLP)
TOTAL%
0) No overlap25083.9
1) Secular-ministry bivocation1.3
2) Ministry-ministry overlap175.7
4) Secular-ministry overlap186
9) Overlap-type unknown124
Missing22 
TOTAL298100.0
421) Current Job #1: Community (CJ1COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Rural Area3612.2
2) Town or small city9933.7
3) Suburb7726.2
4) Large metro area8227.9
Missing36 
TOTAL294100.0
422) Current Job #2: Job description (CJ2DESCR)
TOTAL%
1) Secular work952.9
10) Chaplain317.6
11) Other ministry529.4
Missing313 
TOTAL17100.0
423) Current Job #2: Month job began (CJ2MNBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3218.622.84
424) Current Job #2: Year job began (CJ2YRBEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3212001.503.59
425) Current Job #2: Average paid hours worked per week (CJ2PDHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32118.7115.64
426) Current Job #2: Average actual hours worked per week (CJ2ACTHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32120.0514.85
427) Current Job #2: Average worship attendance (CJ2WORAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32112.8610.85
428) Current Job #2: Job overlap (CJ2OVRLP)
TOTAL%
1) Secular-ministry00
2) Ministry-ministry overlap850
4) Secular-ministry overlap850
Missing313 
TOTAL16100.0
429) Current Job #2: Community (CJ2COMM)
TOTAL%
2) Town or small city529.4
3) Suburb741.2
4) Large metro area529.4
Missing313 
TOTAL17100.0
430) Web survey data (WBSURVEY)
TOTAL%
0) No30394.4
1) Yes185.6
TOTAL321100.0
431) Congregation size (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL321529.80647.22
432) Congregation's denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist2.6
15) Baptist237.2
17) American Baptist Churches41.2
25) General Association of Regular Baptist Churches2.6
28) National Baptist Convention92.8
37) Southern Baptist61.9
55) Christian and Missionary Alliance41.2
58) Disciples of Christ1.3
59) Christian Churches and Churches of Christ2.6
60) Churches of Christ1.3
69) Anderson Church of God2.6
79) Church of the Nazarene72.2
91) Episcopal Church113.4
96) Evangelical Covenant Church3.9
97) Evangelical Free Church of America82.5
102) Evangelical Friends International51.6
118) Lutheran113.4
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America3310.3
125) Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod134
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod2.6
140) Mennonite Church3.9
150) Free Methodist Church of North America41.2
155) United Methodist Church299
156) Metropolitan Community Churches2.6
186) Assemblies of God92.8
204) Presbyterian Church USA4213.1
211) Reformed Church in America2.6
213) Roman Catholic Church5416.8
223) Unitarian Universalist Association51.6
224) United Church of Christ72.2
228) Wesleyan Church00
291) Advent Christian General Conference41.2
998) Non-denominational113.4
TOTAL321100.0
433) Congregation's denominational family (DENOMFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic5416.8
2) Mainline14745.8
3) Conservative12037.4
TOTAL321100.0
434) Associate leader weight (NWT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11.16
435) In what year were you born? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 40 years old11636.8
2) 40 to 49 years old7122.5
3) 50 to 59 years old7624.1
4) 60 years and older5216.5
Missing4 
TOTAL315100.0
436) What is the highest educational level you have completed apart from your theological education? (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school1.3
4) Completed high school278.6
5) Trade certificate2.6
6) Associate degree3310.5
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college17355.3
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree7724.6
Missing8 
TOTAL313100.0
437) Congregation's denominational family (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic5416.8
2) Mainline14745.8
3) Conservative12037.4
TOTAL321100.0
438) Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male18057.1
2) Female13542.9
Missing4 
TOTAL315100.0
439) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative165.1
2) Conservative12339.4
3) Right in the middle5317
4) Liberal10333
5) Very liberal175.4
Missing11 
TOTAL312100.0