Presbyterian Panel Survey, 2003-2005 - Background Survey, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14456072.639641
2) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.1
1953) 10.1
1954) 20.1
1955) 20.1
1957) 30.2
1958) 30.2
1959) 30.2
1960) 30.2
1961) 141.0
1962) 100.7
1963) 201.4
1964) 130.9
1965) 281.9
1966) 201.4
1967) 261.8
1968) 241.7
1969) 241.7
1970) 271.9
1971) 292.0
1972) 352.4
1973) 382.6
1974) 302.1
1975) 372.6
1976) 281.9
1977) 362.5
1978) 332.3
1979) 473.3
1980) 443.1
1981) 443.1
1982) 493.4
1983) 503.5
1984) 362.5
1985) 473.3
1986) 412.8
1987) 533.7
1988) 463.2
1989) 412.8
1990) 422.9
1991) 382.6
1992) 332.3
1993) 251.7
1994) 342.4
1995) 352.4
1996) 422.9
1997) 412.8
1998) 463.2
1999) 382.6
2000) 392.7
2001) 412.8
Missing9 
TOTAL1442100.0
3) 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) Baptist2010.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)21.1
3) Episcopalian10.5
4) Lutheran21.1
5) Methodist73.8
6) Presbyterian10657.3
7) Other Presbyterian84.3
8) Reformed52.7
9) Roman Catholic31.6
10) United Church of Christ115.9
12) Other105.4
13) None105.4
Missing1266 
TOTAL185100.0
4) Are you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1278.9
2) No130291.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1429100.0
5) [IF SCHOOL = "yes"] Degree sought: (DEGWORK)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.44.1
3) Th.M./S.T.M11.0
4) D.Min.6870.1
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.2121.6
6) Other33.1
Missing1354 
TOTAL97100.0
6) [IF SCHOOL = "yes"] School attending: (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton23.1
4) Ashland11.6
5) Austin11.6
13) University of Chicago, Divinity11.6
16) Claremont11.6
18) Columbia1015.6
20) Covenant11.6
21) Drew11.6
22) Dubuque11.6
30) Fuller710.9
33) Gordon Conwell23.1
41) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary11.6
45) McCormick710.9
52) New Brunswick11.6
63) Pittsburgh34.7
65) Princeton34.7
68) San Francisco69.4
72) St. Paul11.6
76) United Theological Seminary, Dayton11.6
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University11.6
88) Yale11.6
98) Union Theological Seminary in New York City11.6
99) Other1015.6
Missing1387 
TOTAL64100.0
7) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52336.3
2) No91763.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1440100.0
8) [If SECJOB is "Yes"] How long were you in that job or career? (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 71.4
2) 326.3
3) 5711.1
4) 438.4
5) 5110.0
6) 244.7
7) 275.3
8) 265.1
9) 81.6
10) 7113.9
11) 81.6
12) 295.7
13) 91.8
14) 112.1
15) 173.3
16) 71.4
17) 91.8
18) 91.8
19) 61.2
20) 254.9
22) 51.0
23) 30.6
24) 10.2
25) 112.1
26) 20.4
27) 10.2
28) 10.2
29) 10.2
30) 61.2
33) 10.2
39) 10.2
40) 30.6
Missing939 
TOTAL512100.0
9) If no bachelor's degree, check this box. (NOBACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked144199.3
1) Checked100.7
TOTAL1451100.0
10) In what year did you receive your B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (YRBDBS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14321974.3510
11) What school awarded the B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (SCHOOLBD)
TOTAL%
1) A Presbyterian related school36025.2
2) Another church-related school29220.4
3) Other college or university77854.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1430100.0
12) From what school did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (NAMEBD)
TOTAL%
51) Nazarene1100.0
Missing1450 
TOTAL1100.0
13) From what school did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (NAMEMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL143651.2125
14) In what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (YRMDIV)
TOTAL%
1951) 10.1
1952) 10.1
1954) 10.1
1955) 10.1
1957) 40.3
1958) 20.1
1959) 60.4
1960) 60.4
1961) 130.9
1962) 120.8
1963) 181.3
1964) 110.8
1965) 302.1
1966) 231.6
1967) 271.9
1968) 241.7
1969) 282.0
1970) 322.2
1971) 402.8
1972) 342.4
1973) 332.3
1974) 282.0
1975) 382.7
1976) 322.2
1977) 443.1
1978) 362.5
1979) 463.2
1980) 463.2
1981) 412.9
1982) 503.5
1983) 503.5
1984) 483.4
1985) 473.3
1986) 392.7
1987) 533.7
1988) 493.4
1989) 392.7
1990) 362.5
1991) 342.4
1992) 292.0
1993) 322.2
1994) 312.2
1995) 433.0
1996) 392.7
1997) 372.6
1998) 422.9
1999) 251.8
2000) 271.9
2001) 181.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1426100.0
15) If no other grad degrees check this box. (GRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104271.8
1) Checked40928.2
TOTAL1451100.0
16) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: M.C.E./M.R.E. (MCE-MRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143498.9
1) Checked161.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1450100.0
17) In what year did you receive your M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (YRMCEMRE)
TOTAL%
1961) 15.9
1962) 211.8
1963) 15.9
1966) 15.9
1970) 15.9
1972) 15.9
1978) 15.9
1979) 15.9
1983) 15.9
1988) 15.9
1990) 15.9
1992) 15.9
1993) 15.9
1995) 211.8
1999) 15.9
Missing1434 
TOTAL17100.0
18) What school awarded the M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (NAMEMCE)
TOTAL%
36) Iliff15.9
45) McCormick211.8
63) Pittsburgh15.9
64) PSCE423.5
65) Princeton15.9
66) Reformed15.9
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University317.6
98) Union317.6
99) Other15.9
Missing1434 
TOTAL17100.0
19) Degree: M.A. (MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked136594.1
1) Checked865.9
TOTAL1451100.0
20) In what year did you receive your M.A. degree? (YRRCVMA)
TOTAL%
1960) 11.2
1962) 11.2
1963) 22.4
1965) 11.2
1966) 11.2
1967) 11.2
1968) 22.4
1969) 11.2
1970) 11.2
1971) 22.4
1972) 67.1
1973) 22.4
1974) 22.4
1975) 22.4
1976) 67.1
1977) 11.2
1978) 11.2
1979) 11.2
1980) 33.5
1981) 44.7
1982) 11.2
1983) 22.4
1984) 33.5
1985) 44.7
1986) 33.5
1987) 67.1
1988) 33.5
1989) 33.5
1990) 22.4
1991) 11.2
1992) 44.7
1993) 22.4
1994) 22.4
1995) 11.2
1997) 44.7
1998) 22.4
2001) 11.2
Missing1366 
TOTAL85100.0
21) What school awarded the M.A. degree? (NAMEMA)
TOTAL%
5) Austin11.3
8) Bethel11.3
13) University of Chicago, Divinity22.6
16) Claremont22.6
18) Columbia33.9
21) Drew22.6
22) Dubuque22.6
30) Fuller45.2
45) McCormick22.6
48) Methodist11.3
50) Moravian11.3
52) New Brunswick11.3
64) PSCE33.9
65) Princeton33.9
68) San Francisco56.5
70) St John's11.3
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University79.1
81) Vanderbilt33.9
88) Yale22.6
98) Union33.9
99) Other2836.4
Missing1374 
TOTAL77100.0
22) Degree: Th.M./S.T.M. received: (THM-STM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked136293.9
1) Checked896.1
TOTAL1451100.0
23) In what year did you receive your T.H.M./S.T.M. degree? (YRTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1957) 11.1
1958) 11.1
1963) 11.1
1964) 11.1
1965) 11.1
1966) 22.3
1967) 55.7
1968) 44.6
1969) 33.4
1970) 44.6
1971) 22.3
1972) 44.6
1973) 33.4
1974) 11.1
1975) 44.6
1976) 11.1
1977) 11.1
1978) 11.1
1979) 22.3
1980) 22.3
1981) 33.4
1982) 22.3
1983) 44.6
1985) 33.4
1986) 22.3
1987) 55.7
1988) 22.3
1989) 33.4
1990) 11.1
1991) 33.4
1993) 66.9
1994) 33.4
1995) 11.1
1996) 22.3
1997) 11.1
2000) 22.3
Missing1364 
TOTAL87100.0
24) What school awarded the THM-STM? (NTHM-STM)
TOTAL%
5) Austin11.2
10) Calvin11.2
18) Columbia67.1
22) Dubuque22.4
23) Duke University11.2
25) Eden11.2
30) Fuller11.2
33) Gordon Conwell11.2
34) Harvard University11.2
39) Lancaster11.2
42) Luther Seminary in St. Paul11.2
45) McCormick44.8
53) New York11.2
63) Pittsburgh67.1
65) Princeton2934.5
68) San Francisco22.4
69) Southern Baptist11.2
75) Union-Auburn44.8
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University56.0
88) Yale78.3
99) Other89.5
Missing1367 
TOTAL84100.0
25) Degree: D.Min. (DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked113678.3
1) Checked31521.7
TOTAL1451100.0
26) In what year did you receive your D.Min. degree? (YRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1966) 10.3
1971) 10.3
1972) 10.3
1973) 20.7
1974) 51.6
1975) 51.6
1976) 82.6
1977) 82.6
1978) 72.3
1979) 93.0
1980) 93.0
1981) 103.3
1982) 51.6
1983) 123.9
1984) 165.3
1985) 123.9
1986) 113.6
1987) 82.6
1988) 134.3
1989) 123.9
1990) 72.3
1991) 134.3
1992) 103.3
1993) 113.6
1994) 154.9
1995) 134.3
1996) 175.6
1997) 103.3
1998) 113.6
1999) 72.3
2000) 123.9
2001) 93.0
2002) 134.3
2004) 10.3
Missing1147 
TOTAL304100.0
27) What school awarded the D.Min. degree? (NAMEDMIN)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton20.7
5) Austin134.3
8) Bethel41.3
14) Chicago Theological10.3
16) Claremont20.7
18) Columbia3311.0
21) Drew72.3
22) Dubuque31.0
24) Eastern Baptist72.3
25) Eden41.3
30) Fuller217.0
33) Gordon Conwell72.3
41) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary82.7
42) Luther Seminary in St. Paul10.3
43) Lutheran PA10.3
45) McCormick6019.9
46) Memphis10.3
53) New York20.7
61) Perkins10.3
62) Phillips31.0
63) Pittsburgh165.3
65) Princeton103.3
66) Reformed10.3
68) San Francisco279.0
72) St Paul10.3
74) Trinity Evangelical10.3
76) United Theological Seminary, Dayton41.3
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University3210.6
81) Vanderbilt41.3
83) Wesley10.3
98) Union82.7
99) Other155.0
Missing1150 
TOTAL301100.0
28) Degree:Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (PHD-STD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135893.6
1) Checked936.4
TOTAL1451100.0
29) In what year did you receive your Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1955) 11.1
1962) 11.1
1963) 11.1
1965) 22.2
1967) 11.1
1968) 22.2
1969) 22.2
1970) 33.3
1971) 11.1
1973) 33.3
1974) 33.3
1975) 22.2
1976) 44.3
1977) 33.3
1978) 11.1
1979) 11.1
1980) 33.3
1981) 11.1
1982) 11.1
1983) 55.4
1984) 33.3
1985) 55.4
1986) 66.5
1987) 22.2
1988) 22.2
1989) 11.1
1990) 22.2
1991) 44.3
1992) 22.2
1993) 11.1
1994) 44.3
1995) 33.3
1996) 11.1
1997) 11.1
1998) 22.2
1999) 11.1
2000) 33.3
2001) 44.3
2002) 11.1
2003) 33.3
Missing1359 
TOTAL92100.0
30) What school awarded the Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (NAMEPHD)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago, Divinity22.2
16) Claremont44.3
18) Columbia11.1
21) Drew33.2
23) Duke44.3
28) Evangelical Puerto Rico11.1
30) Fuller11.1
34) Harvard22.2
36) Iliff11.1
41) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary11.1
57) NW Lutheran Theo11.1
63) Pittsburgh44.3
65) Princeton1010.8
68) San Francisco11.1
73) Trinity Lutheran11.1
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University44.3
81) Vanderbilt55.4
88) Yale11.1
98) Union33.2
99) Other4346.2
Missing1358 
TOTAL93100.0
31) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Other degree (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140196.6
1) Checked503.4
TOTAL1451100.0
32) In what year did you receive the other degree? (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1962) 12.6
1969) 12.6
1970) 12.6
1971) 12.6
1972) 25.1
1973) 410.3
1975) 12.6
1976) 12.6
1977) 25.1
1978) 12.6
1979) 12.6
1980) 12.6
1982) 12.6
1986) 12.6
1988) 12.6
1992) 25.1
1993) 37.7
1994) 25.1
1995) 12.6
1996) 12.6
1998) 25.1
1999) 12.6
2000) 25.1
2001) 37.7
2002) 25.1
Missing1412 
TOTAL39100.0
33) What school awarded the other degree? (NAMEOTHR)
TOTAL%
21) Drew12.7
22) Dubuque12.7
39) Lancaster12.7
42) Luther Seminary in St. Paul12.7
60) Pacific School of Religion12.7
63) Pittsburgh25.4
65) Princeton25.4
68) San Francisco410.8
74) Trinity Evangelical12.7
99) Other2362.2
Missing1414 
TOTAL37100.0
34) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Other degree (GRAD2)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's degree52.1
2) Master's degree20587.6
3) Doctoral degree166.8
4) Other83.4
Missing1217 
TOTAL234100.0
35) In what year did you receive the other degree? (GRAD2YR)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.4
1953) 20.8
1957) 10.4
1959) 20.8
1963) 10.4
1964) 31.3
1965) 10.4
1966) 31.3
1967) 62.5
1968) 41.7
1969) 83.4
1970) 135.5
1971) 31.3
1972) 83.4
1973) 73.0
1974) 62.5
1975) 198.0
1976) 104.2
1977) 52.1
1978) 145.9
1979) 93.8
1980) 83.4
1981) 62.5
1982) 41.7
1983) 52.1
1984) 52.1
1985) 20.8
1986) 73.0
1987) 62.5
1988) 20.8
1989) 73.0
1990) 104.2
1991) 62.5
1992) 104.2
1993) 83.4
1994) 73.0
1995) 41.7
1996) 20.8
1997) 41.7
1998) 20.8
1999) 10.4
2000) 10.4
2001) 20.8
2002) 20.8
Missing1214 
TOTAL237100.0
36) Indicate other Graduate degree major (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Business2812.4
2) Education2511.1
3) English/Languages135.8
4) Fine Arts/Music104.4
5) Journalism/Communication31.3
6) Medical/health3314.7
7) Natural Science/Engineering/Math/Computers177.6
8) Philosophy/Religion/Theo10.4
9) Social Science/History5825.8
10) Other3716.4
Missing1226 
TOTAL225100.0
37) School awarding other degrees: (NAMEMAJ)
TOTAL%
99) Other16100.0
Missing1435 
TOTAL16100.0
38) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Other degree (OTHGRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's degree39.4
2) Master's degree1753.1
3) Doctoral degree1031.3
4) Other26.3
Missing1419 
TOTAL32100.0
39) Indicate other Grad degree year (GRADYR)
TOTAL%
1956) 13.1
1962) 13.1
1966) 13.1
1970) 13.1
1971) 26.3
1975) 26.3
1976) 26.3
1979) 13.1
1980) 412.5
1982) 412.5
1983) 13.1
1984) 13.1
1985) 13.1
1986) 26.3
1988) 39.4
1992) 13.1
1994) 13.1
1995) 13.1
1997) 13.1
1998) 13.1
Missing1419 
TOTAL32100.0
40) Indicate other Graduate degree major (OGRMAJ)
TOTAL%
1) Business13.3
2) Education413.3
3) English/Languages13.3
4) Fine Arts/Music26.7
5) Journalism/Communication13.3
6) Medical/health516.7
7) Natural Science/Engineering/Math/Computers26.7
9) Social Science/History930.0
10) Other516.7
Missing1421 
TOTAL30100.0
41) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): pastor, co-pastor, associate, or other pastor in a congregation (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39227.0
1) Checked105973.0
TOTAL1451100.0
42) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other position in congregation (POSITION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138995.7
1) Checked624.3
TOTAL1451100.0
43) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Non-parish job or ministry (NONPARSH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked111276.6
1) Checked33923.4
TOTAL1451100.0
44) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140696.9
1) Checked453.1
TOTAL1451100.0
45) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Retired from active ministry (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141197.2
1) Checked402.8
TOTAL1451100.0
46) Do you consider yourself a full-time or a part-time parish pastor? (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time91784.7
2) Part-time16615.3
Missing368 
TOTAL1083100.0
47) [If NOPARJOB = "part-time"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS)
TOTAL%
1) 21.3
2) 31.9
3) 21.3
5) 53.1
6) 42.5
7) 10.6
8) 42.5
9) 10.6
10) 148.8
12) 10.6
14) 10.6
15) 127.5
16) 10.6
17) 10.6
18) 10.6
20) 3018.9
22) 10.6
23) 31.9
24) 42.5
25) 2012.6
27) 21.3
28) 10.6
30) 2012.6
32) 10.6
33) 10.6
35) 106.3
36) 21.3
37) 21.3
39) 10.6
40) 42.5
43) 10.6
45) 10.6
50) 10.6
60) 10.6
Missing1292 
TOTAL159100.0
48) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Solo pastor (SOLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90862.6
1) Checked54337.4
TOTAL1451100.0
49) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Senior pastor (SENIOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121483.7
1) Checked23716.3
TOTAL1451100.0
50) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Associate pastor (ASSO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126887.4
1) Checked18312.6
TOTAL1451100.0
51) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Co-pastor (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140496.8
1) Checked473.2
TOTAL1451100.0
52) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Stated or temp supply (TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138495.4
1) Checked674.6
TOTAL1451100.0
53) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Designated pastor (DESIGNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143799.0
1) Checked141.0
TOTAL1451100.0
54) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Interim pastor (INTERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137294.6
1) Checked795.4
TOTAL1451100.0
55) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Tentmaker (TENTMAKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142998.5
1) Checked221.5
TOTAL1451100.0
56) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Associate pastor (PAID)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142097.9
1) Checked312.1
TOTAL1451100.0
57) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other (OTHER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139496.1
1) Checked573.9
TOTAL1451100.0
58) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One102794.7
2) Two or more yoked congregations393.6
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations191.8
Missing366 
TOTAL1085100.0
59) [If CONGREG = "two or more"] How many? (MANY)
TOTAL%
1) 111.8
2) 24680.7
3) 335.3
4) 423.5
5) 535.3
6) 623.5
Missing1394 
TOTAL57100.0
60) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (Write the combined membership if you serve two or more.) (MEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1067471.246744
61) 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.) (NOPARJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time27166.7
2) Part-time13533.3
Missing1045 
TOTAL406100.0
62) Specify hours per week (HOURS2)
TOTAL%
0) 32.2
1) 32.2
2) 75.2
3) 32.2
4) 75.2
5) 53.7
6) 43.0
8) 75.2
9) 10.7
10) 129.0
11) 10.7
12) 43.0
13) 21.5
14) 10.7
15) 129.0
16) 32.2
18) 10.7
19) 10.7
20) 2417.9
23) 10.7
24) 75.2
25) 64.5
27) 21.5
30) 75.2
32) 32.2
35) 10.7
40) 43.0
50) 21.5
Missing1317 
TOTAL134100.0
63) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Faculty-staff at education institute (STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135793.5
1) Checked946.5
TOTAL1451100.0
64) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Chaplain (CHAPLAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134392.6
1) Checked1087.4
TOTAL1451100.0
65) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Missionary/Mission co-worker (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked144499.5
1) Checked70.5
TOTAL1451100.0
66) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Staff or mid government body staff (NATFSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139696.2
1) Checked553.8
TOTAL1451100.0
67) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (ECUMENA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143498.8
1) Checked171.2
TOTAL1451100.0
68) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Professional pastoral counselor (PROFCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143598.9
1) Checked161.1
TOTAL1451100.0
69) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Other employment (OTHEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128988.8
1) Checked16211.2
TOTAL1451100.0
70) For what type of institution do you work?: Military (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143398.8
1) Checked181.2
TOTAL1451100.0
71) For what type of institution do you work?: Civilian government (CIVLGOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142798.3
1) Checked241.7
TOTAL1451100.0
72) For what type of institution do you work?: Elementary, middle, high school (ELEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143999.2
1) Checked120.8
TOTAL1451100.0
73) For what type of institution do you work?: College or university (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138595.5
1) Checked664.5
TOTAL1451100.0
74) For what type of institution do you work?: Seminary or other theology school (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141097.2
1) Checked412.8
TOTAL1451100.0
75) For what type of institution do you work?: Hospital or other medical facility (HOSPITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138695.5
1) Checked654.5
TOTAL1451100.0
76) For what type of institution do you work?: Church/religious body (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134692.8
1) Checked1057.2
TOTAL1451100.0
77) For what type of institution do you work?: Other non-profit organization (NOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139696.2
1) Checked553.8
TOTAL1451100.0
78) For what type of institution do you work?: For-profit business (PROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141497.5
1) Checked372.5
TOTAL1451100.0
79) For what type of institution do you work?: Other (EMPOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139295.9
1) Checked594.1
TOTAL1451100.0
80) Is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)? (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15038.9
2) No23661.1
Missing1065 
TOTAL386100.0
81) How old were you when you decided God was calling you into ministry? (AGEGOD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL143922.9389
82) How large was the congregation you belonged to at that time? (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1410789.8831028
83) How important was that congregation in your overall discernment of a call? (IMPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important61342.8
2) Important52136.4
3) Not very important22315.6
4) Not at all important745.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1431100.0
84) What person/feature most influenced your sense of call? (INFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor58447.4
2) Other staff person1018.2
3) Lay leader1068.6
4) Other member473.8
5) Congregational program-activity15212.3
6) Worship594.8
7) Overall culture or feel18214.8
Missing220 
TOTAL1231100.0
85) Was this the same congregation you were raised in? (RAISED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76853.9
2) No65746.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1425100.0
86) If "no", how large was the congregation you grew up in? (RAISED2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL519840.8521721
87) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14419.97612
88) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Check only one box. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check by the one that influenced you the most.) (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1107.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)141.0
3) Episcopal161.1
4) Lutheran412.9
5) Methodist1007.0
6) Presbyterian87560.9
7) Other Presbyterian412.9
8) Reformed231.6
9) Roman Catholic503.5
10) UCC322.2
11) Independent or non-denominational302.1
12) Other946.5
13) None110.8
Missing14 
TOTAL1437100.0
89) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative533.7
2) Conservative35024.4
3) Moderate54037.6
4) Liberal36625.5
5) Very liberal1278.8
6) Varies10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1437100.0
90) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.433.0
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.80255.8
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.47032.7
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.1117.7
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.80.6
7) Don't know30.2
Missing14 
TOTAL1437100.0
91) The account of Creation presented in Genesis: (GENESIS)
TOTAL%
1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible—that is, it took six twenty-four--hour periods for God to create the world241.8
2) Is a true account of how God created the world72353.0
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created61745.2
4) Other10.1
Missing86 
TOTAL1365100.0
92) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (BELIEFS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree282.0
2) Agree986.9
3) Not sure775.4
4) Disagree78054.6
5) Strongly disagree44631.2
Missing22 
TOTAL1429100.0
93) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (EQUALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree342.4
2) Agree14410.1
3) Not sure1007.0
4) Disagree58340.8
5) Strongly disagree56939.8
Missing21 
TOTAL1430100.0
94) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a life beyond death. (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree108475.8
2) Agree26718.7
3) Not sure634.4
4) Disagree90.6
5) Strongly disagree80.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1431100.0
95) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The only absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57940.9
2) Agree34624.5
3) Not sure1127.9
4) Disagree27719.6
5) Strongly disagree1007.1
Missing37 
TOTAL1414100.0
96) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus can be saved. (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27219.2
2) Agree20614.5
3) Not sure23516.5
4) Disagree40728.7
5) Strongly disagree30021.1
Missing31 
TOTAL1420100.0
97) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: It is important to share faith with other people. (SHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree79455.1
2) Agree61943.0
3) Not sure130.9
4) Disagree141.0
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL1441100.0
98) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to Earth someday. (EARTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree65546.0
2) Agree42129.5
3) Not sure24217.0
4) Disagree644.5
5) Strongly disagree433.0
Missing26 
TOTAL1425100.0
99) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44731.3
2) Agree37326.1
3) Not sure22215.6
4) Disagree24116.9
5) Strongly disagree14410.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1427100.0
100) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus was born of a virgin. (VIRGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50335.3
2) Agree38527.0
3) Not sure27719.4
4) Disagree15811.1
5) Strongly disagree1037.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1426100.0
101) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily70849.0
2) Several times a week48833.7
3) Weekly14910.3
4) Several times a month513.5
5) Once a month181.2
6) Several times a year261.8
7) Once a year or less40.3
8) Never20.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1446100.0
102) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (TOGETHER)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily996.9
2) Several times a week30121.1
3) Weekly47933.5
4) Several times a month16911.8
5) Once a month835.8
6) Several times a year16811.8
7) Once a year or less463.2
8) Never835.8
Missing23 
TOTAL1428100.0
103) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (STDYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily271.9
2) Several times a week19213.5
3) Weekly61343.2
4) Several times a month14810.4
5) Once a month926.5
6) Several times a year17712.5
7) Once a year or less634.4
8) Never1077.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1419100.0
104) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily123085.7
2) Several times a week15911.1
3) Weekly271.9
4) Several times a month110.8
5) Once a month30.2
6) Several times a year40.3
7) Once a year or less10.1
8) Never10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1436100.0
105) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRYTOGET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily62443.5
2) Several times a week42429.6
3) Weekly19413.5
4) Several times a month855.9
5) Once a month251.7
6) Several times a year503.5
7) Once a year or less130.9
8) Never181.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1433100.0
106) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily423.0
2) Several times a week1027.2
3) Weekly41329.1
4) Several times a month1248.7
5) Once a month14310.1
6) Several times a year21215.0
7) Once a year or less1299.1
8) Never25317.8
Missing33 
TOTAL1418100.0
107) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female38726.8
2) Male105973.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1446100.0
108) What is your present age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
26) 20.1
27) 60.4
28) 10.1
29) 120.8
30) 110.8
31) 171.2
32) 151.0
33) 130.9
34) 141.0
35) 161.1
36) 141.0
37) 161.1
38) 322.2
39) 231.6
40) 292.0
41) 352.4
42) 251.7
43) 372.6
44) 322.2
45) 453.1
46) 574.0
47) 463.2
48) 563.9
49) 463.2
50) 563.9
51) 543.7
52) 604.2
53) 533.7
54) 463.2
55) 785.4
56) 644.4
57) 473.3
58) 362.5
59) 503.5
60) 584.0
61) 362.5
62) 543.7
63) 271.9
64) 382.6
65) 241.7
66) 151.0
67) 130.9
68) 151.0
69) 30.2
70) 50.3
71) 50.3
72) 10.1
74) 20.1
75) 20.1
80) 10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1443100.0
109) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm876.0
2) On a farm50.3
3) Small city-town44530.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)23116.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city1168.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)24517.0
7) In a suburb near a large city31021.5
Missing12 
TOTAL1439100.0
110) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married124085.8
2) Not married20514.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1445100.0
111) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Never married8843.3
2) Yes, now widowed136.4
3) Yes, now divorced9848.3
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced42.0
Missing1248 
TOTAL203100.0
112) Spouse's highest level of education (SEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education10.1
3) Some high school10.1
4) High school diploma292.4
5) Some college12510.2
6) Graduated from college31425.7
7) Some graduate work14411.8
8) A graduate degree60649.7
Missing231 
TOTAL1220100.0
113) If you are currently married, was there ever a previous marriage? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was widowed161.3
2) Yes, was divorced19816.0
3) Yes, was both widowed and divorced20.2
4) No102182.5
Missing214 
TOTAL1237100.0
114) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SMINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19115.4
2) No104984.6
Missing211 
TOTAL1240100.0
115) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83957.8
1) Checked61242.2
TOTAL1451100.0
116) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked118681.7
1) Checked26518.3
TOTAL1451100.0
117) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134993.0
1) Checked1027.0
TOTAL1451100.0
118) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (SUNMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140396.7
1) Checked483.3
TOTAL1451100.0
119) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked136794.2
1) Checked845.8
TOTAL1451100.0
120) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131290.4
1) Checked1399.6
TOTAL1451100.0
121) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142498.1
1) Checked271.9
TOTAL1451100.0
122) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140396.7
1) Checked483.3
TOTAL1451100.0
123) 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 (HRWK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL96638.72915
124) 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. (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist14211.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)201.6
3) Episcopalian504.1
4) Lutheran524.2
5) Methodist13711.1
6) Presbyterian53443.4
7) Other Presbyterian30.2
8) Reformed181.5
9) Roman Catholic1159.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)362.9
11) Independent or non-denominational171.4
12) None191.5
13) Other867.0
Missing222 
TOTAL1229100.0
125) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife is currently in (if more than one, select the one in which she or he is most involved) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist70.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)80.7
3) Episcopalian121.0
4) Lutheran60.5
5) Methodist110.9
6) Presbyterian108991.4
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic171.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)110.9
11) Independent or non-denominational10.1
12) None90.8
13) Other191.6
Missing259 
TOTAL1192100.0
126) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None21815.2
1) 118312.7
2) 260041.8
3) 330321.1
4) 4876.1
5) 5292.0
6) 680.6
7) 760.4
8) 810.1
9) 9 or more children10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1436100.0
127) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30821.3
2) No113678.7
Missing7 
TOTAL1444100.0
128) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (PERSONS)
TOTAL%
1) Live alone14910.3
2) Two of us62843.5
3) Three of us25817.9
4) Four of us27419.0
5) Five of us1027.1
6) Six of us231.6
7) Seven or more of us80.6
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing)20.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1444100.0
129) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are under six years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None35167.1
1) 111722.4
2) 2489.2
3) 371.3
Missing928 
TOTAL523100.0
130) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are six to twelve years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None33454.1
1) 118429.8
2) 28413.6
3) 3142.3
4) 410.2
Missing834 
TOTAL617100.0
131) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are thirteen to seventeen years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None32149.5
1) 123235.8
2) 29013.9
3) 350.8
Missing803 
TOTAL648100.0
132) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are eighteen to twenty-four years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None33668.6
1) 112425.3
2) 2255.1
3) 351.0
Missing961 
TOTAL490100.0
133) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are twenty-five years of age and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None10.1
1) 118312.9
2) 2116982.2
3) 3604.2
4) 460.4
6) 610.1
7) 710.1
8) 8 or more20.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1423100.0
134) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone1379.6
2) A single parent, living with one or more children342.4
3) Married, no kids57139.8
4) A married couple, living with one or more children62443.5
5) Some other arrangement684.7
Missing17 
TOTAL1434100.0
135) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat76453.4
2) Independent25717.9
3) Republican36025.1
4) Other503.5
5) Libertarian10.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1432100.0
136) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00010.1
2) $10,000–$14,99930.2
3) $15,000–$19,99970.5
4) $20,000–$29,999433.0
5) $30,000–$39,9991319.2
6) $40,000–$49,99918012.7
7) $50,000–$59,99919814.0
8) $60,000–$69,99916911.9
9) $70,000–$79,99917512.4
10) $80,000–$89,99914210.0
11) $90,000–$99,9991138.0
12) $100,000–$124,99914510.2
13) $125,000–$149,999453.2
14) $150,000 or more654.6
Missing34 
TOTAL1417100.0
137) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1198.2
1) Checked133291.8
TOTAL1451100.0
138) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141997.8
1) Checked322.2
TOTAL1451100.0
139) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143098.6
1) Checked211.4
TOTAL1451100.0
140) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140596.8
1) Checked463.2
TOTAL1451100.0
141) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143098.6
1) Checked211.4
TOTAL1451100.0
142) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): some other race (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143298.7
1) Checked191.3
TOTAL1451100.0
143) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to your congregation in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign)? (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes138096.3
2) No533.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1433100.0
144) Amount contribute: regular giving (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12835655.10839545
145) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church? (CAPCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55240.7
2) No80559.3
Missing94 
TOTAL1357100.0
146) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special capital campaign: (SPECIALG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5558463.08384581
147) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money 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, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy? (SPECIALA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110079.1
2) No29020.9
Missing61 
TOTAL1390100.0
148) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special appeal: (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10366164.63675895
149) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88964.9
2) No48035.1
Missing82 
TOTAL1369100.0
150) Write your best estimate of the amount given to all religious causes: (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8694646.7258751
151) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to non–religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes120986.0
2) No19614.0
Missing46 
TOTAL1405100.0
152) Write your best estimate of the amount given to non-religious causes: (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11487099.73378016
153) Survey Form (FORM2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper132091.0
2) Web1319.0
TOTAL1451100.0
154) Past Pastor (PPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Non-pastor49233.9
1) Pastor95966.1
TOTAL1451100.0
155) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors95966.1
4) Specialized Clergy49233.9
TOTAL1451100.0
156) New Code (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL144536072.639641
157) State (STATE)
158) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast27419.0
2) Midwest35424.5
3) South53336.9
4) West28319.6
Missing7 
TOTAL1444100.0
159) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4019213.3
2) 40-4940828.3
3) 50-6475752.5
4) 65+866.0
Missing8 
TOTAL1443100.0
160) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female38726.8
2) Male105973.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1446100.0
161) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (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) Less than $20,000110.8
2) $20K-$49,99935425.0
3) $50K-$99,99979756.2
4) $100K+25518.0
Missing34 
TOTAL1417100.0
162) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat76453.4
2) Independent25717.9
3) Republican36025.1
4) Other513.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1432100.0
163) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast27419.0
2) Midwest35424.5
3) South53336.9
4) West28319.6
Missing7 
TOTAL1444100.0