Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2001, The U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Presbyterian Panel Version), Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL93560758.001434
2) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your father before you were 12 years old? (FTHCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)10411.1
2) About once per month697.4
3) Weekly attendance60464.7
4) Did not attend13814.8
5) Not applicable192.0
Missing2 
TOTAL934100.0
3) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your mother before you were 12 years old? (MTHCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)889.4
2) About once per month626.6
3) Weekly attendance70775.7
4) Did not attend737.8
5) Not applicable40.4
Missing2 
TOTAL934100.0
4) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (YOUCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)404.3
2) About once per month363.9
3) Weekly attendance82588.4
4) Did not attend323.4
Missing3 
TOTAL933100.0
5) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (YOUYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.38541.4
2) Yes, I had a leadership role.38841.7
3) No15817.0
Missing5 
TOTAL931100.0
6) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (VIEWBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.414.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.48552.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.32835.7
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.626.7
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.30.3
7) Don't know10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL920100.0
7) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Loaned money to someone outside your family (PASTYR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67071.6
1) Checked26628.4
TOTAL936100.0
8) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick (PASTYR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47350.5
1) Checked46349.5
TOTAL936100.0
9) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Helped someone outside your family find a job (PASTYR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50453.8
1) Checked43246.2
TOTAL936100.0
10) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation (PASTYR4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31133.2
1) Checked62566.8
TOTAL936100.0
11) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Voted in the last presidential election (PASTYR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked272.9
1) Checked90997.1
TOTAL936100.0
12) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation) (PASTYR6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked384.1
1) Checked89895.9
TOTAL936100.0
13) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Worked with others to try to solve a community problem (PASTYR7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27729.6
1) Checked65970.4
TOTAL936100.0
14) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Contacted an elected official about a public issue (PASTYR8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52856.4
1) Checked40843.6
TOTAL936100.0
15) Did you attend, lead, or participate in a worship service on Sunday, April 29, 2001, or Saturday, April 28, 2001? (ATTNDLED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, at a congregation I usually serve/attend76982.7
2) Yes, at a different congregation828.8
3) No798.5
Missing6 
TOTAL930100.0
16) Are you a pastor or other paid staff person of your congregation? (PDSTAFF1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75682.1
2) No16517.9
Missing15 
TOTAL921100.0
17) [ASK ONLY IF PDSTAFF1=1 'YES'] If yes, in what year did you become pastor of your congregation? (PDSTAFF2)
TOTAL%
2) 10.1
985) 10.1
1912) 10.1
1949) 10.1
1950) 10.1
1960) 10.1
1962) 20.3
1963) 20.3
1965) 10.1
1967) 10.1
1969) 40.5
1970) 10.1
1971) 20.3
1972) 60.8
1973) 10.1
1974) 30.4
1975) 30.4
1976) 10.1
1977) 70.9
1978) 50.7
1979) 50.7
1980) 50.7
1981) 40.5
1982) 60.8
1983) 101.3
1984) 121.6
1985) 141.9
1986) 121.6
1987) 162.2
1988) 243.2
1989) 152.0
1990) 192.6
1991) 364.9
1992) 253.4
1993) 425.7
1994) 547.3
1995) 577.7
1996) 506.7
1997) 7610.2
1998) 699.3
1999) 516.9
2000) 638.5
2001) 324.3
Missing194 
TOTAL742100.0
18) [ASK ONLY IF PDSTAFF=1 'YES'] If yes, in a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in your congregation? (PDSTAFF3)
TOTAL%
1) 10.2
3) 10.2
5) 20.3
8) 30.5
9) 10.2
10) 60.9
11) 10.2
12) 20.3
15) 20.3
16) 10.2
17) 20.3
18) 10.2
20) 182.7
24) 50.8
25) 71.1
26) 10.2
28) 20.3
30) 111.7
32) 20.3
35) 20.3
36) 20.3
38) 10.2
40) 477.1
43) 20.3
45) 426.4
46) 20.3
47) 10.2
48) 111.7
50) 16024.3
52) 101.5
53) 40.6
54) 20.3
55) 7711.7
57) 71.1
58) 91.4
59) 10.2
60) 12218.5
61) 10.2
62) 20.3
64) 20.3
65) 446.7
67) 10.2
68) 10.2
70) 162.4
75) 60.9
80) 101.5
87) 20.3
95) 10.2
98) 10.2
Missing278 
TOTAL658100.0
19) [ASK ONLY IF PDSTAFF1=2 'NO'] If no, do you have a call or paid employment elsewhere? (PDSTAFF4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13471.7
2) No5328.3
Missing749 
TOTAL187100.0
20) [ASK ONLY IF PDSTAFF4=1 'YES'] If yes, in a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your call/employment? (PDSTAFF5)
TOTAL%
1) 10.7
2) 10.7
4) 21.4
9) 10.7
12) 10.7
15) 32.2
20) 42.9
25) 10.7
30) 21.4
32) 21.4
38) 21.4
40) 2921.0
41) 10.7
42) 10.7
45) 128.7
47) 10.7
48) 10.7
50) 3525.4
52) 10.7
55) 107.2
60) 1712.3
65) 53.6
70) 42.9
80) 10.7
Missing798 
TOTAL138100.0
21) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.384.1
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.31634.4
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.18620.2
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.37941.2
Missing17 
TOTAL919100.0
22) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CNFLCONG)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of.22424.2
2) Some minor conflict54358.6
3) Major conflict616.6
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving909.7
5) Don't know91.0
Missing9 
TOTAL927100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Finances (CNFCAU1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79084.4
1) Checked14615.6
TOTAL936100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Changes in worship style (CNFCAU2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75480.6
1) Checked18219.4
TOTAL936100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Changes in music styles (CNFCAU3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78583.9
1) Checked15116.1
TOTAL936100.0
26) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFCAU4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81887.4
1) Checked11812.6
TOTAL936100.0
27) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Doctrines (CNFCAU5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89996.0
1) Checked374.0
TOTAL936100.0
28) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Pastoral leadership style (CNFCAU6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71276.1
1) Checked22423.9
TOTAL936100.0
29) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Lay leadership style (CNFCAU7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85291.0
1) Checked849.0
TOTAL936100.0
30) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Conflicts between staff and/or (CNFCAU8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83789.4
1) Checked9910.6
TOTAL936100.0
31) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Sexual misconduct (CNFCAU9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91898.1
1) Checked181.9
TOTAL936100.0
32) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFCAU10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83789.4
1) Checked9910.6
TOTAL936100.0
33) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Racial issues (CNFCAU11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92598.8
1) Checked111.2
TOTAL936100.0
34) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFCAU12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75080.1
1) Checked18619.9
TOTAL936100.0
35) [ASK ONLY IF CNFLCONG=2 'SOME MINOR CONFLICT,' 3 'MAJOR CONFLICT,' OR 4 'MAJOR CONFLICT WITH LEADERS OR PEOPLE LEAVING'] What was the conflict about? : Other (CNFCAU13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80586.0
1) Checked13114.0
TOTAL936100.0
36) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your overall effectiveness as a pastoral leader in this particular congregation? (SATPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied37246.3
2) Somewhat satisfied36645.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied546.7
4) Very dissatisfied111.4
Missing133 
TOTAL803100.0
37) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your current ministry position? (SATMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied48053.5
2) Somewhat satisfied29833.2
3) Somewhat dissatisfied9310.4
4) Very dissatisfied273.0
Missing38 
TOTAL898100.0
38) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your housing or living arrangements? (SATHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied65972.8
2) Somewhat satisfied19221.2
3) Somewhat dissatisfied384.2
4) Very dissatisfied161.8
Missing31 
TOTAL905100.0
39) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your spiritual life? (SATSPIRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied28631.4
2) Somewhat satisfied50455.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied11712.9
4) Very dissatisfied30.3
Missing26 
TOTAL910100.0
40) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your opportunities for continuing theological education? (SATEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied40344.6
2) Somewhat satisfied39443.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied9410.4
4) Very dissatisfied131.4
Missing32 
TOTAL904100.0
41) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your support from denominational officials? (SATSUPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied28832.0
2) Somewhat satisfied36941.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied16818.7
4) Very dissatisfied748.2
Missing37 
TOTAL899100.0
42) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your relations with other clergy? (SATRLTNS)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied35038.5
2) Somewhat satisfied42346.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied11813.0
4) Very dissatisfied171.9
Missing28 
TOTAL908100.0
43) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your relation with lay leaders inside your congregation? (SATRLLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied52859.1
2) Somewhat satisfied32035.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied404.5
4) Very dissatisfied60.7
Missing42 
TOTAL894100.0
44) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your salary and benefits? (SATSALRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied41246.2
2) Somewhat satisfied35239.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied10511.8
4) Very dissatisfied232.6
Missing44 
TOTAL892100.0
45) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with your family life? (SATFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied57963.8
2) Somewhat satisfied25027.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied626.8
4) Very dissatisfied161.8
Missing29 
TOTAL907100.0
46) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to preaching (including sermon preparation). (HRSPRECH)
TOTAL%
0) None425.6
1) 181.1
2) 2162.1
3) 3121.6
4) 4243.2
5) 5466.1
6) 6516.8
7) 7273.6
8) 8658.6
9) 9121.6
10) 1014919.8
11) 11141.9
12) 127610.1
13) 1370.9
14) 1450.7
15) 1510213.5
16) 1660.8
17) 1730.4
18) 18121.6
20) 20597.8
21) 2110.1
22) 2210.1
23) 2320.3
25) 2570.9
28) 2810.1
30) 3040.5
54) 5410.1
55) 5510.1
Missing182 
TOTAL754100.0
47) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings. (HRSWORSH)
TOTAL%
0) None81.1
1) 1658.6
2) 217823.7
3) 314519.3
4) 413117.4
5) 511515.3
6) 6476.3
7) 7101.3
8) 8202.7
9) 910.1
10) 10253.3
11) 1110.1
12) 1210.1
15) 1520.3
24) 2420.3
50) 5010.1
Missing184 
TOTAL752100.0
48) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to teaching people about the faith. (HRSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) None121.6
1) 111615.8
2) 218024.5
3) 313318.1
4) 49913.5
5) 57610.3
6) 6385.2
7) 781.1
8) 8233.1
9) 920.3
10) 10263.5
11) 1110.1
12) 1260.8
13) 1310.1
15) 1591.2
20) 2010.1
25) 2510.1
30) 3020.3
50) 5010.1
Missing201 
TOTAL735100.0
49) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to training people for ministry and mission. (HRSTRAIN)
TOTAL%
0) None7811.7
1) 121231.7
2) 218928.3
3) 3639.4
4) 4477.0
5) 5395.8
6) 6152.2
7) 710.1
8) 850.7
10) 10121.8
12) 1210.1
13) 1310.1
15) 1520.3
20) 2020.3
55) 5510.1
Missing268 
TOTAL668100.0
50) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to one-on-one time working to convert others to the faith. (HRSCNVRT)
TOTAL%
0) None29849.1
1) 119432.0
2) 26510.7
3) 3193.1
4) 481.3
5) 5122.0
6) 640.7
10) 1071.2
Missing329 
TOTAL607100.0
51) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. (HRSCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) None223.0
1) 111816.1
2) 216522.5
3) 311315.4
4) 49513.0
5) 59112.4
6) 6405.5
7) 771.0
8) 8202.7
10) 10425.7
12) 1260.8
13) 1310.1
14) 1410.1
15) 1560.8
20) 2020.3
25) 2510.1
30) 3020.3
40) 4010.1
Missing203 
TOTAL733100.0
52) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins. (HRSVSIT1)
TOTAL%
0) None212.8
1) 1709.4
2) 211114.9
3) 39312.5
4) 410413.9
5) 511916.0
6) 6506.7
7) 781.1
8) 8456.0
9) 930.4
10) 10709.4
11) 1120.3
12) 12131.7
13) 1310.1
15) 15172.3
16) 1630.4
18) 1820.3
20) 20101.3
24) 2410.1
30) 3030.4
Missing190 
TOTAL746100.0
53) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to visiting prospective members. (HRSVSIT2)
TOTAL%
0) None18327.9
1) 125338.5
2) 212218.6
3) 3324.9
4) 4264.0
5) 5213.2
6) 660.9
7) 710.2
8) 820.3
10) 1081.2
12) 1220.3
16) 1610.2
Missing279 
TOTAL657100.0
54) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision. (HRSADMIN)
TOTAL%
0) None192.6
1) 1334.5
2) 2516.9
3) 3516.9
4) 4456.1
5) 5709.5
6) 6425.7
7) 7172.3
8) 8557.5
9) 971.0
10) 1015621.3
11) 1130.4
12) 12324.4
13) 1330.4
14) 1450.7
15) 15618.3
16) 1671.0
17) 1720.3
18) 1810.1
20) 20466.3
21) 2110.1
24) 2420.3
25) 25131.8
30) 3060.8
35) 3520.3
40) 4040.5
Missing202 
TOTAL734100.0
55) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to attending congregational and committee board meetings. (HRSMEET)
TOTAL%
0) None172.3
1) 17310.0
2) 210814.7
3) 314219.4
4) 49613.1
5) 59713.2
6) 6689.3
7) 7182.5
8) 8456.1
9) 960.8
10) 10446.0
12) 1240.5
13) 1320.3
14) 1410.1
15) 1591.2
16) 1620.3
20) 2010.1
Missing203 
TOTAL733100.0
56) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future. (HRSVISON)
TOTAL%
0) None476.8
1) 120229.2
2) 219728.5
3) 37711.1
4) 4557.9
5) 5608.7
6) 6142.0
7) 750.7
8) 891.3
9) 910.1
10) 10142.0
12) 1210.1
15) 1530.4
20) 2050.7
25) 2510.1
80) 8010.1
Missing244 
TOTAL692100.0
57) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to involvement in denom-interdem-interfaith affairs. (HRSINTER)
TOTAL%
0) None507.0
1) 120428.5
2) 220728.9
3) 39313.0
4) 4527.3
5) 5699.6
6) 6162.2
7) 740.6
8) 820.3
10) 10131.8
12) 1210.1
13) 1310.1
15) 1510.1
20) 2010.1
25) 2510.1
30) 3010.1
Missing220 
TOTAL716100.0
58) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation. (HRSCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) None9313.4
1) 119928.6
2) 219327.8
3) 3699.9
4) 4537.6
5) 5497.1
6) 6111.6
7) 710.1
8) 850.7
10) 1091.3
11) 1120.3
12) 1210.1
15) 1530.4
20) 2040.6
25) 2510.1
30) 3020.3
Missing241 
TOTAL695100.0
59) How important is being ordained in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance60476.4
2) Somewhat important15619.7
3) Somewhat unimportant192.4
4) Of little importance121.5
Missing145 
TOTAL791100.0
60) How important is having a seminary degree or certificate in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTSEMN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance56671.6
2) Somewhat important18923.9
3) Somewhat unimportant283.5
4) Of little importance81.0
Missing145 
TOTAL791100.0
61) How important is having a clear sense of call from God in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance60276.0
2) Somewhat important16320.6
3) Somewhat unimportant232.9
4) Of little importance40.5
Missing144 
TOTAL792100.0
62) How important is being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTMINS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance69587.6
2) Somewhat important9011.3
3) Somewhat unimportant70.9
4) Of little importance10.1
Missing143 
TOTAL793100.0
63) How important is having the trust of the majority of the congregation in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance67685.4
2) Somewhat important11314.3
3) Somewhat unimportant30.4
Missing144 
TOTAL792100.0
64) How important is your physical appearance in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance729.1
2) Somewhat important46959.4
3) Somewhat unimportant19925.2
4) Of little importance506.3
Missing146 
TOTAL790100.0
65) How important is your gender in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTGNDR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance455.7
2) Somewhat important35745.1
3) Somewhat unimportant28435.9
4) Of little importance10613.4
Missing144 
TOTAL792100.0
66) How important is your race or ethnicity in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? (ACPTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance8410.6
2) Somewhat important35845.2
3) Somewhat unimportant23930.2
4) Of little importance11114.0
Missing144 
TOTAL792100.0
67) How important is feeling that your gifts for ministry are right for the congregation you are serving in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? (COMMGFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance71089.2
2) Somewhat important8010.1
3) Somewhat unimportant30.4
4) Of little importance30.4
Missing140 
TOTAL796100.0
68) How important is serving in a congregation that offers challenges to your creativity in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? (COMMCRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance53066.6
2) Somewhat important24130.3
3) Somewhat unimportant222.8
4) Of little importance30.4
Missing140 
TOTAL796100.0
69) How important is have close relations with members in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? (COMMRELA)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance37347.1
2) Somewhat important35044.2
3) Somewhat unimportant627.8
4) Of little importance70.9
Missing144 
TOTAL792100.0
70) How important is financial well-being in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? (COMMECON)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance18623.4
2) Somewhat important50663.6
3) Somewhat unimportant8710.9
4) Of little importance172.1
Missing140 
TOTAL796100.0
71) How important is the opportunity to own your own housing in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? (COMMHUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance27534.8
2) Somewhat important26934.1
3) Somewhat unimportant14318.1
4) Of little importance10313.0
Missing146 
TOTAL790100.0
72) How important is something not listed in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? (COMMOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance14993.1
2) Somewhat important106.3
3) Somewhat unimportant10.6
Missing776 
TOTAL160100.0
73) How important is the problem to you on a day-to-day basis: the lack of agreement over what the role of the pastor is? (PROBAGRE)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem779.7
2) Somewhat problem23629.7
3) Very little problem36746.2
4) No problem11514.5
Missing141 
TOTAL795100.0
74) How important is the problem to you on a day-to-day basis: the difficulty of having a private life apart from the ministerial role? (PROBPRVT)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem10012.6
2) Somewhat problem30638.4
3) Very little problem29937.6
4) No problem9111.4
Missing140 
TOTAL796100.0
75) How important is the problem to you on a day-to-day basis: finding time for recreation, relaxation, or personal reflection? (PROBRECR)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem22528.2
2) Somewhat problem36846.2
3) Very little problem15819.8
4) No problem465.8
Missing139 
TOTAL797100.0
76) How important is the problem to you on a day-to-day basis: relationships with other clergy and staff members in the church? (PROBRLTN)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem364.5
2) Somewhat problem14718.6
3) Very little problem37247.0
4) No problem23729.9
Missing144 
TOTAL792100.0
77) How important is the problem to you on a day-to-day basis: having people relate to you differently because you are a pastor? (PROBDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem425.3
2) Somewhat problem22328.0
3) Very little problem42252.9
4) No problem11013.8
Missing139 
TOTAL797100.0
78) How important is the problem to you on a day-to-day basis: difficulty in reaching people with the gospel today? (PROBGOSP)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem15319.2
2) Somewhat problem38848.8
3) Very little problem19624.7
4) No problem587.3
Missing141 
TOTAL795100.0
79) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YR5DOUBT)
TOTAL%
1) Very often202.5
2) Fairly often344.2
3) Once in a while34843.2
4) Never40350.1
Missing131 
TOTAL805100.0
80) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry in a congregation to enter another type of ministry position? (YR5LEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often455.6
2) Fairly often8710.9
3) Once in a while36445.6
4) Never30237.8
Missing138 
TOTAL798100.0
81) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular position? (YR5LEVSC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often293.7
2) Fairly often506.3
3) Once in a while26633.7
4) Never44456.3
Missing147 
TOTAL789100.0
82) In the past five years, how often have you experienced stress as a result of dealing with congregation members who are critical of your work? (YR5STRES)
TOTAL%
1) Very often759.4
2) Fairly often14317.9
3) Once in a while50262.9
4) Never789.8
Missing138 
TOTAL798100.0
83) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (YRCLOVED)
TOTAL%
1) Very often42553.5
2) Fairly often24330.6
3) Once in a while12415.6
4) Never20.3
Missing142 
TOTAL794100.0
84) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (YRCLISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often10112.7
2) Fairly often18122.8
3) Once in a while42553.6
4) Never8610.8
Missing143 
TOTAL793100.0
85) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (YRCDEMND)
TOTAL%
1) Very often8110.2
2) Fairly often21226.7
3) Once in a while42553.5
4) Never769.6
Missing142 
TOTAL794100.0
86) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (YRSTRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often16120.3
2) Fairly often27134.1
3) Once in a while33341.9
4) Never192.4
5) Not applicable101.3
Missing142 
TOTAL794100.0
87) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (YRLONELY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often8710.9
2) Fairly often16620.9
3) Once in a while41952.6
4) Never11414.3
5) Not applicable101.3
Missing140 
TOTAL796100.0
88) 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? (YRTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Very often536.7
2) Fairly often7910.0
3) Once in a while32240.8
4) Never13717.3
5) Not applicable19925.2
Missing146 
TOTAL790100.0
89) During the past year, how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the amount of time that your ministry takes up? (YRRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) Very often486.1
2) Fairly often9211.7
3) Once in a while34944.3
4) Never21427.2
5) Not applicable8510.8
Missing148 
TOTAL788100.0
90) 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? (YRECRES)
TOTAL%
1) Very often354.4
2) Fairly often536.7
3) Once in a while20025.3
4) Never40150.8
5) Not applicable10012.7
Missing147 
TOTAL789100.0
91) This congregation is always ready to try something new. (NEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9511.9
2) Somewhat agree39950.0
3) Neutral9411.8
4) Somewhat disagree15219.0
5) Strongly disagree587.3
Missing138 
TOTAL798100.0
92) The current morale of this congregation is high. (MORALE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30538.3
2) Somewhat agree31339.3
3) Neutral739.2
4) Somewhat disagree729.0
5) Strongly disagree344.3
Missing139 
TOTAL797100.0
93) Members of the congregation have a sense of excitement about the congregation's future. (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27634.6
2) Somewhat agree29737.3
3) Neutral10813.6
4) Somewhat disagree769.5
5) Strongly disagree405.0
Missing139 
TOTAL797100.0
94) The congregation's leaders are willing to change programs and structures to meet new challenges. (WILLCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21927.5
2) Somewhat agree39349.3
3) Neutral779.7
4) Somewhat disagree8310.4
5) Strongly disagree253.1
Missing139 
TOTAL797100.0
95) In general there is a good match between this congregation and my leadership. (MATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43755.1
2) Somewhat agree24230.5
3) Neutral597.4
4) Somewhat disagree415.2
5) Strongly disagree141.8
Missing143 
TOTAL793100.0
96) The realities of being a congregational minister are very different to the expectations I once held. (REALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12615.9
2) Somewhat agree24230.5
3) Neutral11214.1
4) Somewhat disagree21627.2
5) Strongly disagree9812.3
Missing142 
TOTAL794100.0
97) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three tasks do you do best? Number one. (TASK1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)52166.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings779.8
3) Teaching people about the faith678.5
4) Training people for ministry and mission70.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith20.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction313.9
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins465.8
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision243.0
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.1
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future50.6
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational, and interfaith affairs30.4
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation30.4
Missing149 
TOTAL787100.0
98) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three tasks do you do best? Number two. (TASK2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)445.6
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings22228.2
3) Teaching people about the faith17121.7
4) Training people for ministry and mission364.6
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith60.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction9111.6
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins9011.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members121.5
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision546.9
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings81.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future344.3
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational, and interfaith affairs101.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation91.1
Missing149 
TOTAL787100.0
99) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three tasks do you do best? Number three. (TASK3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)476.0
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings719.1
3) Teaching people about the faith11214.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission395.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith40.5
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction9111.6
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins14418.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members182.3
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision10813.8
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings172.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future678.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational, and interfaith affairs344.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation324.1
Missing152 
TOTAL784100.0
100) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, in what three areas do you need to improve? Number one. (IMPROVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)577.6
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings121.6
3) Teaching people about the faith314.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission13117.4
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith10814.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction456.0
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins466.1
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members8911.8
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision557.3
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings121.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future11315.0
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational, and interfaith affairs253.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation304.0
Missing182 
TOTAL754100.0
101) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, in what three areas do you need to improve? Number two. (IMPROVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)121.6
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings182.4
3) Teaching people about the faith304.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission11015.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith9212.5
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction496.7
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins466.3
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members11816.1
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision628.4
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings131.8
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future10814.7
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational, and interfaith affairs435.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation344.6
Missing201 
TOTAL735100.0
102) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, in what three areas do you need to improve? Number three. (IMPROVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)202.9
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings71.0
3) Teaching people about the faith375.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission9313.4
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith669.5
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction497.1
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins213.0
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members8111.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision588.4
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings142.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future11316.3
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational, and interfaith affairs466.6
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation8812.7
Missing243 
TOTAL693100.0
103) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper89395.4
2) Web434.6
TOTAL936100.0
104) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
TOTAL%
48) 10.1
53) 40.4
54) 10.1
55) 30.3
56) 10.1
57) 40.4
58) 60.6
59) 101.1
60) 141.5
61) 171.8
62) 151.6
63) 192.1
64) 202.2
65) 161.7
66) 111.2
67) 252.7
68) 181.9
69) 192.1
70) 101.1
71) 192.1
72) 333.6
73) 161.7
74) 161.7
75) 293.1
76) 202.2
77) 222.4
78) 232.5
79) 424.5
80) 353.8
81) 283.0
82) 262.8
83) 252.7
84) 262.8
85) 242.6
86) 333.6
87) 353.8
88) 192.1
89) 242.6
90) 232.5
91) 202.2
92) 242.6
93) 242.6
94) 303.2
95) 222.4
96) 283.0
97) 232.5
98) 192.1
99) 20.2
Missing12 
TOTAL924100.0
105) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1717.9
4) Lutheran11.1
5) Methodist44.2
6) Presbyterian4850.5
7) Other Presbyterian22.1
8) Reformed44.2
10) United Church of Christ33.2
12) Other22.1
61) Perkins SMU11.1
66) Reformed Church in America11.1
70) Other88.4
73) Canadian Presbyterian11.1
74) UPC22.1
99) Other11.1
Missing841 
TOTAL95100.0
106) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes818.9
2) No82891.1
Missing27 
TOTAL909100.0
107) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) M.C.E./M.R.E.11.5
3) Th.M./S.T.M.11.5
4) D.Min.5479.4
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.811.8
6) Other45.9
Missing868 
TOTAL68100.0
108) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin58.2
6) Bangor11.6
8) Bethel11.6
16) Claremont11.6
18) Columbia1524.6
30) Fuller711.5
33) Gordon Conwell11.6
41) Louisville Pts23.3
43) Lutheran Pa11.6
45) McCormick711.5
52) New Brunswick11.6
57) NW Lutheran Theo11.6
63) Pittsburgh23.3
65) Princeton23.3
66) Reformed23.3
68) San Francisco34.9
74) Trinity Evangelical11.6
89) Emory11.6
99) Other711.5
Missing875 
TOTAL61100.0
109) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BEF_SEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30733.7
2) No60366.3
Missing26 
TOTAL910100.0
110) Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - Year degree received (YEAR_DEG)
TOTAL%
0) Do not have this degree70.8
48) 4810.1
53) 5330.3
54) 5410.1
55) 5530.3
56) 5620.2
57) 5760.7
58) 5860.7
59) 59101.1
60) 60151.6
61) 61171.9
62) 62151.6
63) 63212.3
64) 64171.9
65) 65192.1
66) 66141.5
67) 67242.6
68) 68222.4
69) 69202.2
70) 7060.7
71) 71303.3
72) 72283.1
73) 73171.9
74) 74151.6
75) 75293.2
76) 76182.0
77) 77212.3
78) 78323.5
79) 79404.4
80) 80313.4
81) 81242.6
82) 82262.9
83) 83283.1
84) 84252.7
85) 85333.6
86) 86232.5
87) 87252.7
88) 88293.2
89) 89202.2
90) 90273.0
91) 91182.0
92) 92273.0
93) 93222.4
94) 94262.9
95) 95192.1
96) 96232.5
97) 97161.8
98) 9880.9
99) 9910.1
Missing26 
TOTAL910100.0
111) [IF YES TO YEAR_DEG] Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - School from which degree received (SCHL_DEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89150.68625
112) Do you have one or more other graduate degrees from a seminary or other school of theological education (besides your B.D. or M.Div.)? (Check one box) (OTH_DEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33636.8
2) No57763.2
Missing23 
TOTAL913100.0
113) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received M.C.E./M.R.E. (ODEG_MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80698.8
1) Checked101.2
Missing120 
TOTAL816100.0
114) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OSCH_MCE)
TOTAL%
59) 17.1
62) 17.1
63) 321.4
64) 17.1
67) 17.1
68) 17.1
72) 214.3
75) 17.1
77) 17.1
84) 17.1
86) 17.1
Missing922 
TOTAL14100.0
115) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OYR_MCE)
TOTAL%
41) Louisville PTS17.1
51) Nazarene17.1
64) PSCE642.9
65) Princeton321.4
75) Union/Auburn17.1
99) Other214.3
Missing922 
TOTAL14100.0
116) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received M.A. (ODEG_MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75892.6
1) Checked617.4
Missing117 
TOTAL819100.0
117) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 22.9
58) 11.4
61) 11.4
62) 11.4
63) 11.4
64) 34.3
66) 22.9
67) 11.4
68) 45.8
69) 11.4
70) 22.9
72) 45.8
73) 22.9
74) 57.2
75) 22.9
76) 22.9
78) 22.9
79) 22.9
80) 11.4
81) 34.3
82) 11.4
83) 34.3
84) 34.3
85) 34.3
86) 11.4
88) 34.3
89) 45.8
90) 34.3
92) 11.4
94) 34.3
95) 11.4
96) 11.4
Missing867 
TOTAL69100.0
118) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
16) Claremont34.5
18) Columbia46.0
22) Dubuque11.5
30) Fuller69.0
31) Garrett Evangelical11.5
41) Louisville PTS11.5
53) New York11.5
63) Pittsburgh11.5
64) PSCE1928.4
68) San Francisco11.5
88) Yale23.0
99) Other2740.3
Missing869 
TOTAL67100.0
119) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Th.M./S.T.M. (ODEG_THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76593.4
1) Checked546.6
Missing117 
TOTAL819100.0
120) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Th.M./S.T.M. (OSCH_THM)
TOTAL%
61) 11.6
62) 23.2
63) 11.6
64) 23.2
65) 46.5
66) 23.2
67) 69.7
68) 23.2
69) 34.8
70) 23.2
71) 34.8
72) 11.6
73) 11.6
74) 23.2
75) 11.6
76) 11.6
77) 23.2
78) 11.6
79) 23.2
80) 34.8
81) 23.2
82) 11.6
83) 11.6
84) 11.6
85) 23.2
87) 34.8
89) 11.6
90) 11.6
91) 34.8
92) 34.8
93) 11.6
98) 11.6
Missing874 
TOTAL62100.0
121) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Th.M./S.T.M. (OYR_THM)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton11.6
16) Claremont11.6
18) Columbia57.9
22) Dubuque23.2
30) Fuller11.6
34) Harvard University11.6
45) McCormick11.6
53) New York34.8
61) Perkins11.6
63) Pittsburgh11.6
65) Princeton2539.7
68) San Francisco23.2
75) Union-Auburn11.6
78) Union VA69.5
88) Yale57.9
99) Other711.1
Missing873 
TOTAL63100.0
122) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received D.Min. (ODEG_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65477.2
1) Checked19322.8
Missing89 
TOTAL847100.0
123) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
59) 10.5
63) 10.5
69) 10.5
72) 10.5
73) 10.5
74) 10.5
75) 62.8
76) 62.8
77) 62.8
78) 41.9
79) 73.3
80) 146.5
81) 41.9
82) 125.6
83) 94.2
84) 125.6
85) 115.1
86) 125.6
87) 62.8
88) 31.4
89) 94.2
90) 146.5
91) 73.3
92) 94.2
93) 83.7
94) 94.2
95) 136.1
96) 94.2
97) 10.5
98) 104.7
99) 73.3
Missing722 
TOTAL214100.0
124) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland10.5
5) Austin104.8
8) Bethel10.5
11) Candler10.5
14) Chicago Theo10.5
15) Christian Theo21.0
16) Claremont10.5
17) Colgate Rochester10.5
18) Columbia2411.6
20) Covenant10.5
21) Drew10.5
22) Dubuque10.5
24) Eastern Baptist52.4
25) Eden21.0
30) Fuller167.7
34) Harvard University10.5
39) Lancaster10.5
41) Louisville PTS94.3
45) McCormick4320.8
53) New York10.5
63) Pittsburgh178.2
65) Princeton157.2
68) San Francisco146.8
71) St Mary's10.5
75) Union-Auburn21.0
76) United Theo Dayton10.5
77) United Theo MN21.0
78) Union VA188.7
81) Vanderbilt31.4
84) Western Theo Sem31.4
85) Westminster10.5
99) Other73.4
Missing729 
TOTAL207100.0
125) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (ODEG_PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76994.2
1) Checked475.8
Missing120 
TOTAL816100.0
126) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OSCH_PHD)
TOTAL%
63) 12.1
64) 12.1
66) 24.2
68) 12.1
70) 24.2
72) 12.1
73) 36.3
74) 36.3
76) 36.3
78) 12.1
79) 12.1
80) 12.1
81) 24.2
82) 48.3
83) 36.3
86) 12.1
87) 36.3
90) 24.2
91) 24.2
92) 36.3
94) 24.2
95) 12.1
96) 12.1
97) 36.3
99) 12.1
Missing888 
TOTAL48100.0
127) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OYR_PHD)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton12.1
14) Chicago Theo12.1
16) Claremont24.3
18) Columbia12.1
22) Dubuque12.1
23) Duke University36.4
34) Harvard University12.1
45) McCormick12.1
63) Pittsburgh12.1
65) Princeton36.4
68) San Francisco12.1
74) Trinity Evangelical12.1
75) Union-Auburn12.1
78) Union VA48.5
79) University of Notre Dame12.1
81) Vanderbilt12.1
88) Yale36.4
99) Other2042.6
Missing889 
TOTAL47100.0
128) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received other degree (ODEG_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79797.4
1) Checked212.6
Missing118 
TOTAL818100.0
129) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
55) 15.0
57) 15.0
60) 15.0
64) 15.0
67) 15.0
71) 15.0
74) 15.0
78) 15.0
79) 15.0
81) 210.0
84) 210.0
90) 15.0
91) 15.0
92) 15.0
93) 15.0
94) 15.0
95) 15.0
98) 15.0
Missing916 
TOTAL20100.0
130) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received other degree (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
30) Fuller14.8
38) Johnson C Smith14.8
53) New York14.8
65) Princeton29.5
71) St Mary's14.8
78) Union VA14.8
99) Other1466.7
Missing915 
TOTAL21100.0
131) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school20.2
3) Some college20.2
4) College graduate55461.4
5) Some graduate work14616.2
6) Graduate degree19922.0
Missing33 
TOTAL903100.0
132) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - First response (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation76583.1
2) Non-parish job or ministry13114.2
3) Unemployed70.8
4) Retired from active ministry182.0
Missing15 
TOTAL921100.0
133) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - Second response (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
2) Non-parish job3589.7
4) Retired from active ministry410.3
Missing897 
TOTAL39100.0
134) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (PSTRTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time66487.0
2) Part-time9913.0
Missing173 
TOTAL763100.0
135) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTR_TIME] specify hours per week. (PSTRPART)
TOTAL%
1) 22.0
2) 33.0
4) 11.0
5) 22.0
6) 22.0
8) 11.0
10) 88.1
11) 11.0
12) 22.0
15) 88.1
16) 33.0
17) 11.0
18) 22.0
20) 1515.2
22) 11.0
23) 11.0
24) 1010.1
25) 55.1
28) 33.0
29) 11.0
30) 1212.1
32) 22.0
34) 22.0
35) 66.1
39) 11.0
40) 22.0
50) 22.0
Missing837 
TOTAL99100.0
136) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) - First response (PSTRPOS1)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor33042.6
2) Senior Pastor17622.7
3) Asst Associate Pastor16521.3
4) Co-Pastor324.1
5) Stated-Temp Supply233.0
6) Designated Pastor50.6
7) Interim Pastor243.1
8) Tentmaker20.3
9) Paid Parish Associate101.3
10) Other70.9
Missing162 
TOTAL774100.0
137) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) - Second response (PSTRPOS2)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor68.3
2) Senior Pastor1318.1
3) Asst Associate Pastor68.3
5) Stated-Temp Supply2230.6
6) Designated Pastor56.9
7) Interim Pastor1216.7
8) Tentmaker45.6
9) Paid Parish Associate11.4
10) Other34.2
Missing864 
TOTAL72100.0
138) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, how many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM1)
TOTAL%
1) One71793.8
2) Two or more476.2
Missing172 
TOTAL764100.0
139) [IF 'TWO OR MORE' TO PSTR_NUM1] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM2)
TOTAL%
2) 2967.4
3) 818.6
4) 24.7
5) 24.7
7) 12.3
10) 12.3
Missing893 
TOTAL43100.0
140) [IF 'TWO OR MORE' TO PSTR_NUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1737.0
2) No2963.0
Missing890 
TOTAL46100.0
141) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7592353.52842932
142) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is your non-parish job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_FUL)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time14169.1
2) Part-time6330.9
Missing732 
TOTAL204100.0
143) If you are currently employed part time in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, specify hours per week. (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_PAR)
TOTAL%
4) 23.3
5) 46.7
6) 35.0
7) 23.3
8) 58.3
9) 11.7
10) 1016.7
12) 23.3
15) 58.3
16) 35.0
18) 11.7
20) 46.7
24) 23.3
25) 35.0
28) 11.7
30) 610.0
32) 23.3
35) 11.7
37) 11.7
40) 11.7
99) 11.7
Missing876 
TOTAL60100.0
144) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) - First response (NPAR_JB1)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit4624.2
2) Chaplain3719.5
3) Missionary31.6
4) National staff2814.7
5) Staff ecumenical73.7
6) Professional pastoral counselor105.3
7) Other employment5931.1
Missing746 
TOTAL190100.0
145) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) - Second response (NPAR_JB2)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution15.3
2) Chaplain421.1
4) National staff or middle governing body staff15.3
5) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency210.5
6) Professional pastoral counselor210.5
7) Other employment947.4
Missing917 
TOTAL19100.0
146) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) - First response (NPAR_IN1)
TOTAL%
1) Military94.5
2) Civilian63.0
3) Elementary/middle/high school157.5
4) College or university2411.9
5) Seminary or other theological school157.5
6) Hospital or other medical facility2411.9
7) Church/religious body4220.9
8) Other non-profit organization2813.9
9) For-profit business2311.4
10) Other157.5
Missing735 
TOTAL201100.0
147) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) - Second response (NPAR_IN2)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary/middle/high school15.3
4) College/university15.3
5) Seminary or other theological school15.3
7) Church/religious body210.5
8) Other non-profit organization631.6
9) For-Profit421.1
10) Other421.1
Missing917 
TOTAL19100.0
148) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (NPAR_AFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7738.9
2) No12161.1
Missing738 
TOTAL198100.0
149) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL90921.04319
150) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active50655.1
2) Generally active15516.9
3) Somewhat active798.6
4) Not very active647.0
5) Not active at all11112.1
6) Don't know30.3
Missing18 
TOTAL918100.0
151) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Check only one. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check in the one that influenced you the most.) (DEN_RAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist647.1
2) Disciples of Christ20.2
3) Episcopal151.7
4) Lutheran202.2
5) Methodist566.2
6) Presbyterian58865.3
7) Other Presbyterian121.3
8) Reformed182.0
9) Roman Catholic212.3
10) UCC222.4
11) Independent/non-denominational232.6
12) Other525.8
13) None20.2
70) Other50.6
Missing36 
TOTAL900100.0
152) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22224.7
2) No67875.3
Missing36 
TOTAL900100.0
153) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.4
1) 13658.1
2) 6527.8
3) 146.0
4) 83.4
5) 52.1
6) 10.4
7) 31.3
10) 10.4
Missing702 
TOTAL234100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79397.2
1) Checked232.8
Missing120 
TOTAL816100.0
155) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81199.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing121 
TOTAL815100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81299.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing122 
TOTAL814100.0
157) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81399.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing122 
TOTAL814100.0
158) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80799.0
1) Checked81.0
Missing121 
TOTAL815100.0
159) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80899.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing121 
TOTAL815100.0
160) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75591.8
1) Checked678.2
Missing114 
TOTAL822100.0
161) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other67180.6
1) Grandchild20.2
2) Distant ancestor10.1
3) Aunt/Uncle232.8
4) Niece/nephew91.1
5) Cousin475.6
8) Spouse364.3
9) In-law445.3
Missing103 
TOTAL833100.0
162) Have any other relatives, whether living or dead, such as grandparents or great-grandparents, served in the past as pastors, Christian educators, missionary workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30735.8
2) No55064.2
Missing79 
TOTAL857100.0
163) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 17660.9
2) 5418.7
3) 279.3
4) 155.2
5) 82.8
6) 41.4
7) 10.3
8) 10.3
9) 10.3
10) 10.3
15) 10.3
Missing647 
TOTAL289100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75092.1
1) Checked647.9
Missing122 
TOTAL814100.0
165) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79596.4
1) Checked303.6
Missing111 
TOTAL825100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75291.9
1) Checked668.1
Missing118 
TOTAL818100.0
167) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80497.7
1) Checked192.3
Missing113 
TOTAL823100.0
168) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81199.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing121 
TOTAL815100.0
169) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81399.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing121 
TOTAL815100.0
170) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79497.5
1) Checked202.5
Missing122 
TOTAL814100.0
171) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other65577.6
1) Grandchild10.1
2) Distant ancestor809.5
3) Aunt/uncle748.8
4) Niece/nephew10.1
5) Cousin111.3
8) Spouse40.5
9) In-law182.1
Missing92 
TOTAL844100.0
172) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very Conservative262.9
2) Conservative21423.5
3) Moderate37841.5
4) Liberal23826.1
5) Very Liberal556.0
Missing25 
TOTAL911100.0
173) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87598.6
2) No121.4
Missing49 
TOTAL887100.0
174) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it56263.9
2) Almost all of it11913.5
3) Most of it13515.4
4) Some of it475.3
5) Only a very small amount20.2
6) Not sure141.6
Missing57 
TOTAL879100.0
175) The account of Creation presented in Genesis - (Check the one box that best describes your view) (CREA_TRU)
TOTAL%
1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world.161.8
2) Is a true account of how God created the world.49656.0
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created.37342.1
Missing51 
TOTAL885100.0
176) Which statement best summarizes your view of the Bible? (Check one box) (BIBL_ACC)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind.9610.8
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.47052.9
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.32236.3
Missing48 
TOTAL888100.0
177) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (IND_BEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree182.0
2) Agree556.0
3) Not sure232.5
4) Disagree47551.6
5) Strongly disagree34937.9
Missing16 
TOTAL920100.0
178) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (ALL_RELS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree151.6
2) Agree778.4
3) Not sure576.2
4) Disagree37440.7
5) Strongly disagree39743.2
Missing16 
TOTAL920100.0
179) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - There is a life beyond death. (BYND_DTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71578.1
2) Agree15316.7
3) Not sure374.0
4) Disagree80.9
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing21 
TOTAL915100.0
180) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The only absolute truth for humanity is in Jesus Christ. (JES_TRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40343.9
2) Agree22624.6
3) Not sure545.9
4) Disagree18820.5
5) Strongly disagree485.2
Missing17 
TOTAL919100.0
181) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (JES_SAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15416.9
2) Agree13114.3
3) Not sure15016.4
4) Disagree28331.0
5) Strongly disagree19521.4
Missing23 
TOTAL913100.0
182) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - It is important to share my faith with other people. (SHAR_FTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree55460.3
2) Agree35138.2
3) Not sure40.4
4) Disagree60.7
5) Strongly disagree40.4
Missing17 
TOTAL919100.0
183) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27029.5
2) Agree23525.7
3) Not sure12713.9
4) Disagree18119.8
5) Strongly disagree10211.1
Missing21 
TOTAL915100.0
184) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Jesus was born of a virgin. (JES_VRGN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30433.3
2) Agree23625.8
3) Not sure19020.8
4) Disagree12313.5
5) Strongly disagree606.6
Missing23 
TOTAL913100.0
185) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible privately (OFT_BPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily45749.7
2) Several times a week29832.4
3) Weekly9610.4
4) Several times a month434.7
5) Once a month91.0
6) Several times a year141.5
7) Once a year or less30.3
Missing16 
TOTAL920100.0
186) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible with family or friends (OFT_BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily738.0
2) Several times a week16918.5
3) Weekly29932.7
4) Several times a month12113.2
5) Once a month485.2
6) Several times a year11812.9
7) Once a year or less434.7
8) Never444.8
Missing21 
TOTAL915100.0
187) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a Bible study group (OFT_BGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily242.6
2) Several times a week10111.1
3) Weekly41245.2
4) Several times a month10511.5
5) Once a month677.3
6) Several times a year10211.2
7) Once a year or less576.3
8) Never444.8
Missing24 
TOTAL912100.0
188) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily78985.9
2) Several times a week919.9
3) Weekly212.3
4) Several times a month70.8
5) Once a month40.4
6) Several times a year40.4
8) Never20.2
Missing18 
TOTAL918100.0
189) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray with family or friends (OFT_PFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily44948.8
2) Several times a week24526.6
3) Weekly12013.0
4) Several times a month424.6
5) Once a month141.5
6) Several times a year272.9
7) Once a year or less70.8
8) Never161.7
Missing16 
TOTAL920100.0
190) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a prayer group (OFT_PGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily333.6
2) Several times a week626.8
3) Weekly26429.0
4) Several times a month909.9
5) Once a month788.6
6) Several times a year15116.6
7) Once a year or less9310.2
8) Never13815.2
Missing27 
TOTAL909100.0
191) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67074.8
2) No9810.9
3) Not sure12814.3
Missing40 
TOTAL896100.0
192) [IF YES TO JES_RTRN] Do you think that Jesus's return is more likely in 2000, less likely in 2000, or about as likely then as in any other year? (RTRN2000)
TOTAL%
1) More likely in 200030.4
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year51068.8
3) Less likely in 2000293.9
4) No opinion19926.9
Missing195 
TOTAL741100.0
193) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36039.5
2) No55260.5
Missing24 
TOTAL912100.0
194) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] Will you be celebrating or commemorating the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2000 in a way different from how you would usually mark the end of one year and the beginning of a new one? (PLAN_USU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23949.8
2) No24150.2
Missing456 
TOTAL480100.0
195) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home176.3
2) Spend time with family269.7
3) Party4215.7
4) Work72.6
5) Attend church15056.0
6) Vacation/travel145.2
9) Undecided/Not sure124.5
Missing668 
TOTAL268100.0
196) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
4) Work133.3
5) Attend church266.7
Missing933 
TOTAL3100.0
197) Does your congregation plan to hold a worship service on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to mark the transition to 2000? (NEW_SERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely14415.8
2) Yes, probably9910.8
3) No, probably not33536.7
4) No, definitely not13014.2
5) Don't know20522.5
Missing23 
TOTAL913100.0
198) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major131.4
3) Minor46850.8
4) Very minor36239.3
5) None at all525.6
6) No opinion262.8
Missing14 
TOTAL922100.0
199) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major111.2
3) Minor41144.7
4) Very minor38942.3
5) None at all839.0
6) No opinion242.6
Missing17 
TOTAL919100.0
200) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very major20.2
2) Major60.7
3) Minor19321.0
4) Very minor33936.9
5) None at all35738.8
6) No opinion222.4
Missing17 
TOTAL919100.0
201) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your own personal life? (Y2KLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very major20.2
2) Major30.3
3) Minor23525.5
4) Very minor39943.4
5) None at all26128.4
6) No opinion202.2
Missing16 
TOTAL920100.0
202) What is your sex? (SEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Female21423.2
2) Male70876.8
Missing14 
TOTAL922100.0
203) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL92150.60410
204) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm606.5
2) On a farm60.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)27830.3
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)13014.2
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city707.6
6) In a large city (over 250,000)16818.3
7) In a suburb near a large city20622.4
Missing18 
TOTAL918100.0
205) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married81688.9
2) Not married10211.1
Missing18 
TOTAL918100.0
206) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married4846.2
2) Yes, now widowed1211.5
3) Yes, now divorced4240.4
4) Both widowed and divorced21.9
Missing832 
TOTAL104100.0
207) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school20.3
4) High school diploma151.9
5) Some college8510.7
6) Graduated from college23229.1
7) Some grad work9612.0
8) Grad degree36746.0
Missing139 
TOTAL797100.0
208) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No67282.8
2) Yes, was widowed30.4
3) Yes, was divorced13616.7
4) Both widowed and divorced10.1
Missing124 
TOTAL812100.0
209) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time39449.1
2) Employed part-time15919.8
3) Self-employed597.4
4) Unemployed243.0
5) Retired486.0
6) Full-time homemaker10913.6
7) Student60.7
8) Other30.4
Missing134 
TOTAL802100.0
210) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time22.3
2) Employed part-time33.4
3) Self-employed2023.0
4) Unemployed22.3
5) Retired78.0
6) Full-time homemaker3034.5
7) Student1618.4
8) Other78.0
Missing849 
TOTAL87100.0
211) If your husband or wife is: employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPOUHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL62338.91216
212) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Faith in which spouse was raised (SPOURAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist8810.9
2) Disciples of Christ91.1
3) Episcopalian384.7
4) Lutheran334.1
5) Methodist9511.8
6) Presbyterian33141.0
7) Other Presbyterian182.2
8) Reformed192.4
9) Roman Catholic607.4
10) United Church of Christ303.7
11) Independent non-denom232.9
12) Other637.8
Missing129 
TOTAL807100.0
213) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
3) Episcopal50.7
4) Lutheran70.9
5) Methodist50.7
6) Presbyterian71794.0
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
9) Roman Catholic101.3
10) United Church of Christ60.8
11) Independent non-denom20.3
12) Other101.3
Missing173 
TOTAL763100.0
214) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never243.0
2) Less than once a year91.1
3) Once or twice a year202.5
4) Several times a year263.2
5) Once a month273.3
6) 2-3 times a month404.9
7) Nearly every week16720.6
8) Every week49761.4
Missing126 
TOTAL810100.0
215) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60875.2
2) No20024.8
Missing128 
TOTAL808100.0
216) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11614.3
2) No69785.7
Missing123 
TOTAL813100.0
217) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - First response (SPOUCAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Co-pastor with me2823.3
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church4235.0
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or the General Assemby10.8
4) Serves in another PCUSA-affiliated institution (e.g., college, seminary, retirement home)43.3
5) Serves in a pastoral position at a congregation or another denomination86.7
6) Serves in a church-related non-parish ministry of another denomination10.8
7) Has a secular job or position1310.8
8) Other2319.2
Missing816 
TOTAL120100.0
218) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - Second response (SPOUCAL2)
TOTAL%
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church112.5
3) Staff of a presbytery, synod, or General Assembly225.0
7) Secular job112.5
8) Other450.0
Missing928 
TOTAL8100.0
219) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None13014.3
1) 19410.4
2) 238642.6
3) 319921.9
4) 4697.6
5) 5212.3
6) 640.4
7) 730.3
8) 810.1
Missing29 
TOTAL907100.0
220) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat50755.3
2) Independent17719.3
3) Republican21523.5
4) Other161.7
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL916100.0
221) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (Check only one box.) (HH_SIZE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.859.3
2) Two of us39442.9
3) Three of us18420.0
4) Four of us17118.6
5) Five of us697.5
6) Six of us121.3
7) Seven or more of us30.3
Missing18 
TOTAL918100.0
222) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None20063.5
1) 17523.8
2) 23511.1
3) 331.0
4) 420.6
Missing621 
TOTAL315100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6_12)
TOTAL%
0) None19953.8
1) 111731.6
2) 24612.4
3) 382.2
Missing566 
TOTAL370100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13_17)
TOTAL%
0) None18245.6
1) 116140.4
2) 25213.0
3) 341.0
Missing537 
TOTAL399100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18_24)
TOTAL%
0) None19770.6
1) 16523.3
2) 2176.1
Missing657 
TOTAL279100.0
226) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None151.7
1) 18810.0
2) 273383.5
3) 3374.2
4) 450.6
Missing58 
TOTAL878100.0
227) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a teenager living with both parents would check '4.') (HH_TYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Single adult798.7
2) Single parent121.3
3) Married no kids36540.3
4) Married with kids41145.4
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)394.3
Missing30 
TOTAL906100.0
228) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you738.0
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage738.0
3) Owned by you with a mortgage59064.6
4) Owned by your congregation15617.1
5) Other222.4
Missing22 
TOTAL914100.0
229) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house44948.7
2) Different house, same county10411.3
3) Different county, same state9510.3
4) Different state26628.9
5) Different country80.9
Missing14 
TOTAL922100.0
230) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (ST_BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL91533.15217
231) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White88496.2
2) Black91.0
3) Indian40.4
4) Asian111.2
5) Hispanic80.9
6) Some other race30.3
Missing17 
TOTAL919100.0
232) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Indian1254.5
4) Asian29.1
5) Hispanic418.2
6) Some other race418.2
Missing914 
TOTAL22100.0
233) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
2) $10K-14,99910.1
3) $15K-19,99930.3
4) $20K-29,999353.8
5) $30K-39,999909.8
6) $40K-49,99913815.1
7) $50K-59,99911913.0
8) $60K-69,99912413.6
9) $70K-79,99910811.8
10) $80K-89,999829.0
11) $90K-99,999778.4
12) $100K-124,999798.6
13) $125K-149,999283.1
14) $150K+303.3
Missing22 
TOTAL914100.0
234) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MNY_REG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8914155.1746981
235) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your church, in giving to a special campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MNY_SPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6331331.2886192
236) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings--One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MNY_APPL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL794890.7617178
237) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (MNY_OUTS)
TOTAL%
1) $016618.5
2) $1-5010611.8
3) $51-1009310.4
4) $101-50025328.2
5) $501-10009710.8
6) $1001-2000637.0
7) $2001+11813.2
Missing40 
TOTAL896100.0
238) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (MNY_NREL)
TOTAL%
1) $0404.4
2) $1-5011512.7
3) $51-10014616.1
4) $101-50038742.6
5) $501-100011712.9
6) $1001-2000495.4
7) $2001 or more\$2001+L556.1
Missing27 
TOTAL909100.0
239) [If BEF_SEM is yes] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? How long were you in that job or career? (BEF_SEMA)
TOTAL%
1) 13.7
2) 27.4
3) 414.8
4) 13.7
5) 311.1
6) 13.7
7) 518.5
8) 414.8
10) 414.8
12) 27.4
Missing909 
TOTAL27100.0
240) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors72578.4
4) Spec Clergy20021.6
Missing11 
TOTAL925100.0
241) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4012113.1
2) 40-4931133.8
3) 50-6442245.8
4) 65+677.3
Missing15 
TOTAL921100.0
242) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female21423.2
2) Male70876.8
Missing14 
TOTAL922100.0
243) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White88496.2
2) Black91.0
3) Indian40.4
4) Asian111.2
5) Hispanic80.9
6) Some other race30.3
Missing17 
TOTAL919100.0
244) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat50755.3
2) Independent17719.3
3) Republican21523.5
4) Other161.7
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL916100.0
245) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married81688.9
2) Not married10211.1
Missing18 
TOTAL918100.0
246) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $10K-19,99940.4
2) $20K-49,99926328.8
3) $50K-99,99951055.8
4) $100K+13715.0
Missing22 
TOTAL914100.0