Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2010 - Congregational Leadership, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for every Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation to have a full time installed pastor. (Q1FULLTM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31121.5
2) Agree42729.5
3) Neutral18112.5
4) Disagree45931.7
5) Strongly disagree704.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1448100.0
2) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: In the future fewer Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations will be able to afford a full-time, installed pastor. (Q1NOAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39727.5
2) Agree77753.7
3) Neutral20414.1
4) Disagree594.1
5) Strongly disagree90.6
Missing6 
TOTAL1446100.0
3) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be able to read Greek. (Q1GREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1198.3
2) Agree37326.0
3) Neutral38026.5
4) Disagree42929.9
5) Strongly disagree1329.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1433100.0
4) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be able to read Hebrew. (Q1HEBREW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1037.2
2) Agree38326.7
3) Neutral40528.2
4) Disagree41729.0
5) Strongly disagree1288.9
Missing16 
TOTAL1436100.0
5) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be fluent in a modern language other than English. (Q1LANG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree292.0
2) Agree22715.7
3) Neutral50134.6
4) Disagree59040.7
5) Strongly disagree1017.0
Missing4 
TOTAL1448100.0
6) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is good that congregations have the option of calling a temporary pastor, instead of an installed pastor, as a pastoral leader. (Q1TEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27819.2
2) Agree89862.1
3) Neutral18312.7
4) Disagree714.9
5) Strongly disagree151.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1445100.0
7) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is good that congregations have the option of calling a commissioned lay pastor, instead of a minister of the Word and Sacrament, as a pastoral leader. (Q1COMLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18712.9
2) Agree72750.2
3) Neutral29220.2
4) Disagree20514.2
5) Strongly disagree362.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1447100.0
8) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is good that congregations have the option of calling as a pastoral leader a person who is also employed in work outside of pasturing a congregation (a tentmaker or bi-vocational pastor). (Q1OUTSDR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25817.9
2) Agree80555.9
3) Neutral23516.3
4) Disagree1208.3
5) Strongly disagree231.6
Missing11 
TOTAL1441100.0
9) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: Pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations should be required to retire by age 70. (Q1RETIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree876.0
2) Agree23015.9
3) Neutral31021.5
4) Disagree63844.2
5) Strongly disagree17812.3
Missing9 
TOTAL1443100.0
10) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: The time it takes congregations to call a new installed pastor is too long. (Q1LONGTM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36425.3
2) Agree56539.3
3) Neutral27519.2
4) Disagree20514.3
5) Strongly disagree271.9
Missing16 
TOTAL1436100.0
11) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: Having Presbyterian leaders present a pastor-seeking congregation with two-three choices (which is now part of the designated pastor call process) would be a good option for many congregations. (Q1CHOICE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1429.8
2) Agree73650.9
3) Neutral30120.8
4) Disagree18412.7
5) Strongly disagree825.7
Missing7 
TOTAL1445100.0
12) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: Having Presbyterian leaders present a pastor-seeking congregation with two-three choices would speed up pastoral transitions. (Q1CHFAST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1107.6
2) Agree67346.6
3) Neutral47532.9
4) Disagree1439.9
5) Strongly disagree443.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1445100.0
13) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: There are not enough new seminary grads to meet the needs of congregations. (Q2FEWSEM)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal604.2
2) Quite a bit19313.5
3) Some30721.4
4) Only a little22815.9
5) Not at all44130.8
6) Not sure20314.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1432100.0
14) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: These congregations cannot afford to pay salary and benefits for an installed pastor. (Q2NOMONY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal54738.2
2) Quite a bit51135.7
3) Some26218.3
4) Only a little342.4
5) Not at all161.1
6) Not sure634.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1433100.0
15) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: Most ministers of the Word and Sacrament are married and are unwilling to accept a call in an area where job opportunities for their spouse are limited. (Q2SPJOB)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal876.1
2) Quite a bit39327.4
3) Some63344.2
4) Only a little14610.2
5) Not at all372.6
6) Not sure1379.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1433100.0
16) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: These congregations are able to find people who are not Presbyterian Church (USA) ministers of the Word and Sacrament to provide effective leadership (for example, commissioned lay pastors of ministers associated with other denominations). (Q2NONPC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal503.5
2) Quite a bit25818.0
3) Some59641.7
4) Only a little24717.3
5) Not at all795.5
6) Not sure20014.0
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
17) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: These congregations prefer someone without a seminary degree. (Q2NOSEMD)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal161.1
2) Quite a bit644.5
3) Some1339.3
4) Only a little28019.6
5) Not at all66546.6
6) Not sure27018.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1428100.0
18) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: Other (Please specify). (Q2OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal5116.2
2) Quite a bit4815.2
3) Some4313.7
4) Only a little41.3
5) Not at all144.4
6) Not sure15549.2
Missing1137 
TOTAL315100.0
19) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: assisting in worship? (Q3EWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential69248.2
2) Important, but not essential70449.0
3) Not important382.6
4) Not sure30.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1437100.0
20) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: encouraging people in service to and worship of God? (Q3EENCOR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential105773.8
2) Important, but not essential35925.1
3) Not important80.6
4) Not sure90.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1433100.0
21) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and renewing people for tasks within the church? (Q3ETASKS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential88962.2
2) Important, but not essential51636.1
3) Not important171.2
4) Not sure80.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
22) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and renewing people for mission in the world? (Q3EMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential68648.3
2) Important, but not essential63644.8
3) Not important694.9
4) Not sure302.1
Missing31 
TOTAL1421100.0
23) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping others to share the gospel with unchurched people? (Q3EGOSPL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential59841.8
2) Important, but not essential72250.5
3) Not important805.6
4) Not sure302.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
24) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: informing the pastor and session colleagues of persons and ministries that need special attention? (Q3ESPEC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential110076.7
2) Important, but not essential31822.2
3) Not important100.7
4) Not sure70.5
Missing17 
TOTAL1435100.0
25) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in obedience to the Bible? (Q3EOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential109876.7
2) Important, but not essential26318.4
3) Not important191.3
4) Not sure523.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1432100.0
26) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in conformity to the confessional standards of the church? (Q3ECONFS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential84058.6
2) Important, but not essential48133.5
3) Not important654.5
4) Not sure483.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1434100.0
27) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in session meetings? (Q3EMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Essential131691.6
2) Important, but not essential1198.3
3) Not important10.1
4) Not sure10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1437100.0
28) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: sharing the gospel with unchurched people? (Q3ESGOSP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential53137.2
2) Important, but not essential77053.9
3) Not important1037.2
4) Not sure251.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1429100.0
29) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: studying the Bible? (Q3ESTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential105573.3
2) Important, but not essential35824.9
3) Not important191.3
4) Not sure70.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1439100.0
30) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: teaching the Bible? (Q3ETEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential33323.3
2) Important, but not essential91964.2
3) Not important14910.4
4) Not sure302.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1431100.0
31) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: visiting, comforting, and caring for people, giving special attention to the poor, the sick, the lonely and those who are oppressed? (Q3ECARE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential72050.8
2) Important, but not essential63644.9
3) Not important493.5
4) Not sure130.9
Missing34 
TOTAL1418100.0
32) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: other? (Q3EOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Essential11245.7
2) Important, but not essential2610.6
3) Not important93.7
4) Not sure9840.0
Missing1207 
TOTAL245100.0
33) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: administrating the sacrament of Baptism? (Q4PBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential137995.9
2) Important, but not essential553.8
3) Not important30.2
4) Not sure10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1438100.0
34) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: administering the sacrament of the Lord's Supper? (Q4PLSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential139496.9
2) Important, but not essential433.0
3) Not important20.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1439100.0
35) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: encouraging people in service to and worship of God? (Q4PENCOR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential134093.4
2) Important, but not essential936.5
3) Not important10.1
4) Not sure10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL1435100.0
36) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and enabling people for tasks within the church? (Q4PTASK)
TOTAL%
1) Essential110477.1
2) Important, but not essential32122.4
3) Not important50.3
4) Not sure10.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1431100.0
37) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and enabling people for mission in the world? (Q4PMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential96267.3
2) Important, but not essential42629.8
3) Not important282.0
4) Not sure130.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1429100.0
38) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping others to share the Gospel with unchurched people? (Q4PSGOSP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential89462.5
2) Important, but not essential48533.9
3) Not important352.4
4) Not sure161.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
39) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: facilitating relationships with people of other Christian denominations? (Q4POTHCH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential56339.4
2) Important, but not essential76053.1
3) Not important896.2
4) Not sure181.3
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
40) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: facilitating relationships with people of non- Christian faiths? (Q4PNOCH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential44330.9
2) Important, but not essential76853.6
3) Not important17011.9
4) Not sure513.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1432100.0
41) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: helping make church decision-making more participatory and inclusive? (Q4PDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential86660.6
2) Important, but not essential47533.2
3) Not important634.4
4) Not sure261.8
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
42) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: helping the church serve the wider community? (Q4PCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Essential97568.0
2) Important, but not essential45031.4
3) Not important60.4
4) Not sure30.2
Missing18 
TOTAL1434100.0
43) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: leading worship? (Q4PLEADW)
TOTAL%
1) Essential130591.8
2) Important, but not essential1107.7
3) Not important60.4
4) Not sure10.1
Missing30 
TOTAL1422100.0
44) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in a way that commends the gospel to all persons? (Q4PLIVEG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential126988.7
2) Important, but not essential14910.4
3) Not important40.3
4) Not sure80.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
45) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in a way that communicates the gospel's joy and justice? (Q4PGJOY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential124287.1
2) Important, but not essential17011.9
3) Not important60.4
4) Not sure80.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1426100.0
46) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in the ministries of the presbytery? (Q4PMINP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential70449.2
2) Important, but not essential64845.3
3) Not important614.3
4) Not sure171.2
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
47) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in the ministries of the synod? (Q4PMINS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential26718.7
2) Important, but not essential69848.9
3) Not important40528.4
4) Not sure563.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1426100.0
48) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in the ministries of the General Assembly? (Q4PGENA)
TOTAL%
1) Essential27219.2
2) Important, but not essential79255.8
3) Not important30221.3
4) Not sure543.8
Missing32 
TOTAL1420100.0
49) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: praying with and for the congregation? (Q4PPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential138697.1
2) Important, but not essential382.7
3) Not important30.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1427100.0
50) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: providing pastoral care, devoting special attention to the poor, the sick, the troubled, and the dying? (Q4PPCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential130691.2
2) Important, but not essential1248.7
3) Not important20.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1432100.0
51) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: sharing the gospel with unchurched people? (Q4PSHGOS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential82357.5
2) Important, but not essential54538.1
3) Not important493.4
4) Not sure141.0
Missing21 
TOTAL1431100.0
52) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: studying the Bible? (Q4PBSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential132192.4
2) Important, but not essential1017.1
3) Not important60.4
4) Not sure10.1
Missing23 
TOTAL1429100.0
53) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: preaching and teaching the Bible? (Q4PTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential136195.0
2) Important, but not essential654.5
3) Not important60.4
4) Not sure10.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1433100.0
54) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: other (please specify)? (Q4POTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Essential11752.0
2) Important, but not essential135.8
3) Not important83.6
4) Not sure8738.7
Missing1227 
TOTAL225100.0
55) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to adapt his or her leadership style for different people and situations? (Q5PADAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential93965.7
2) Important, but not essential46832.8
3) Not important120.8
4) Not sure100.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1429100.0
56) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to equip others to carry out their own ministries? (Q5PEQUIP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential92264.7
2) Important, but not essential48133.7
3) Not important110.8
4) Not sure120.8
Missing26 
TOTAL1426100.0
57) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to lead change? (Q5PCHNGE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential99070.4
2) Important, but not essential38827.6
3) Not important171.2
4) Not sure110.8
Missing46 
TOTAL1406100.0
58) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to maintain boundaries between himself or herself and other people in the congregation? (Q5PBOUND)
TOTAL%
1) Essential93565.9
2) Important, but not essential35725.2
3) Not important725.1
4) Not sure553.9
Missing33 
TOTAL1419100.0
59) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: active listening? (Q5PLISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Essential120484.6
2) Important, but not essential20814.6
3) Not important90.6
4) Not sure20.1
Missing29 
TOTAL1423100.0
60) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: age 40 or younger? (Q5PYOUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential231.6
2) Important, but not essential1248.8
3) Not important121586.4
4) Not sure443.1
Missing46 
TOTAL1406100.0
61) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: available, approachable and warm person with good ‘people skills'? (Q5PPPSKL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential93665.4
2) Important, but not essential47633.3
3) Not important141.0
4) Not sure50.3
Missing21 
TOTAL1431100.0
62) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: bridge builder? (Q5PBRDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential80556.4
2) Important, but not essential59341.6
3) Not important120.8
4) Not sure171.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1427100.0
63) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: competent? (Q5PCOMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential121084.6
2) Important, but not essential21314.9
3) Not important30.2
4) Not sure40.3
Missing22 
TOTAL1430100.0
64) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: confident? (Q5PCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Essential89862.9
2) Important, but not essential50735.5
3) Not important181.3
4) Not sure40.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1427100.0
65) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: consensus builder? (Q5PCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential70549.8
2) Important, but not essential62544.1
3) Not important533.7
4) Not sure342.4
Missing35 
TOTAL1417100.0
66) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: emotionally healthy? (Q5PEMHLT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential123486.7
2) Important, but not essential18713.1
3) Not important20.1
4) Not sure10.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1424100.0
67) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: good preacher and worship leader? (Q5PGOODP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential96367.7
2) Important, but not essential44631.3
3) Not important100.7
4) Not sure40.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1423100.0
68) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: married? (Q5PMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential342.4
2) Important, but not essential24217.0
3) Not important111778.6
4) Not sure292.0
Missing30 
TOTAL1422100.0
69) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: not anxious; levelheaded? (Q5PLEVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential77054.1
2) Important, but not essential62243.7
3) Not important241.7
4) Not sure80.6
Missing28 
TOTAL1424100.0
70) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: parent of a child age 18 or younger? (Q5PPARNT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential60.4
2) Important, but not essential856.0
3) Not important129591.6
4) Not sure271.9
Missing39 
TOTAL1413100.0
71) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: personal spiritual life that is genuine and heart-felt? (Q5PGENUI)
TOTAL%
1) Essential121885.4
2) Important, but not essential19913.9
3) Not important70.5
4) Not sure30.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1427100.0
72) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: prior career outside of the church? (Q5POUTC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential201.4
2) Important, but not essential24817.4
3) Not important112678.9
4) Not sure332.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1427100.0
73) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: strategic planner? (Q5PSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential36625.7
2) Important, but not essential93065.2
3) Not important1117.8
4) Not sure191.3
Missing26 
TOTAL1426100.0
74) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: strong spiritual leader? (Q5PSPIRT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential113179.4
2) Important, but not essential28319.9
3) Not important70.5
4) Not sure40.3
Missing27 
TOTAL1425100.0
75) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: team leader? (Q5PTEAML)
TOTAL%
1) Essential86360.8
2) Important, but not essential54238.2
3) Not important80.6
4) Not sure70.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1420100.0
76) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: other (please specify)? (Q5POTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Essential7343.2
2) Important, but not essential63.6
3) Not important95.3
4) Not sure8147.9
Missing1283 
TOTAL169100.0
77) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Greek? (Q6GREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language62745.3
2) Once or twice23416.9
3) Once every 3-4 months14610.5
4) Once every month or two15611.3
5) More often than monthly22216.0
Missing67 
TOTAL1385100.0
78) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Hebrew? (Q6HEBREW)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language64746.7
2) Once or twice27519.8
3) Once every 3-4 months14710.6
4) Once every month or two17912.9
5) More often than monthly13810.0
Missing66 
TOTAL1386100.0
79) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Korean? (Q6KOREAN)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language128096.5
2) Once or twice241.8
3) Once every 3-4 months20.2
4) Once every month or two60.5
5) More often than monthly141.1
Missing126 
TOTAL1326100.0
80) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Spanish? (Q6SPANSH)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language98373.2
2) Once or twice19814.7
3) Once every 3-4 months634.7
4) Once every month or two423.1
5) More often than monthly574.2
Missing109 
TOTAL1343100.0
81) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: other language (please specify)? (Q6OTHRL)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language27267.2
2) Once or twice5413.3
3) Once every 3-4 months184.4
4) Once every month or two235.7
5) More often than monthly389.4
Missing1047 
TOTAL405100.0
82) If you are a minister of the Word and Sacrament who does not regularly serve or attend worship at a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, please check this box and skip to Q8. (SKIPQ7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137494.6
1) Checked785.4
TOTAL1452100.0
83) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: pastor? (Q7PASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know21216.8
2) Yes104883.2
Missing192 
TOTAL1260100.0
84) Pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBPR)
TOTAL%
0) None151.4
1) 190985.9
2) 2646.0
3) 3292.7
4) 4201.9
5) 570.7
6) 640.4
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
9) 920.2
12) 1210.1
99) Don't know50.5
Missing394 
TOTAL1058100.0
85) Pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDPR)
TOTAL%
0) None141.4
1) 184385.7
2) 2666.7
3) 3262.6
4) 4151.5
5) 560.6
6) 640.4
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
9) 920.2
12) 1210.1
99) Don't know50.5
Missing468 
TOTAL984100.0
86) Pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTPR)
TOTAL%
0) None666.7
1) 181583.3
2) 2525.3
3) 3212.1
4) 4121.2
5) 520.2
6) 620.2
8) 810.1
9) 910.1
12) 1210.1
99) Don't know50.5
Missing474 
TOTAL978100.0
87) Pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGPR)
TOTAL%
0) None90793.2
1) 1505.1
2) 220.2
4) 410.1
99) Don't know131.3
Missing479 
TOTAL973100.0
88) Pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPPR)
TOTAL%
0) None83685.9
1) 1808.2
2) 2101.0
3) 320.2
4) 410.1
99) Don't know444.5
Missing479 
TOTAL973100.0
89) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: co-pastor? (Q7COPAST)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know101992.0
2) Yes898.0
Missing344 
TOTAL1108100.0
90) Co-pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBCO)
TOTAL%
0) None7447.4
1) 13421.8
2) 24126.3
3) 331.9
99) Don't know42.6
Missing1296 
TOTAL156100.0
91) Co-pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDCO)
TOTAL%
0) None2625.7
1) 12726.7
2) 23837.6
3) 333.0
4) 411.0
99) Don't know65.9
Missing1351 
TOTAL101100.0
92) Co-pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTCO)
TOTAL%
0) None4544.6
1) 12827.7
2) 22221.8
3) 311.0
99) Don't know55.0
Missing1351 
TOTAL101100.0
93) Co-pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGCO)
TOTAL%
0) None8183.5
1) 133.1
2) 222.1
99) Don't know1111.3
Missing1355 
TOTAL97100.0
94) Co-pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPCO)
TOTAL%
0) None6668.8
1) 11515.6
2) 222.1
99) Don't know1313.5
Missing1356 
TOTAL96100.0
95) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: interim pastor? (Q7INTERM)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know99489.5
2) Yes11710.5
Missing341 
TOTAL1111100.0
96) Interim pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBIN)
TOTAL%
0) None6335.0
1) 111061.1
2) 252.8
99) Don't know21.1
Missing1272 
TOTAL180100.0
97) Interim pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDIN)
TOTAL%
0) None2115.9
1) 110478.8
2) 243.0
99) Don't know32.3
Missing1320 
TOTAL132100.0
98) Interim pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTIN)
TOTAL%
0) None4333.6
1) 18062.5
2) 221.6
99) Don't know32.3
Missing1324 
TOTAL128100.0
99) Interim pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGIN)
TOTAL%
0) None11589.1
1) 164.7
99) Don't know86.2
Missing1323 
TOTAL129100.0
100) Interim pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPIN)
TOTAL%
0) None11187.4
1) 186.3
99) Don't know86.3
Missing1325 
TOTAL127100.0
101) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: supply pastor? (Q7SUPPLY)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know101091.2
2) Yes978.8
Missing345 
TOTAL1107100.0
102) Supply pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBSU)
TOTAL%
0) None5939.3
1) 17147.3
2) 2106.7
3) 321.3
4) 421.3
6) 610.7
99) Don't know53.3
Missing1302 
TOTAL150100.0
103) Supply pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDSU)
TOTAL%
0) None2120.2
1) 16259.6
2) 287.7
3) 321.9
4) 421.9
6) 611.0
99) Don't know87.7
Missing1348 
TOTAL104100.0
104) Supply pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTSU)
TOTAL%
0) None7978.2
1) 11716.8
99) Don't know55.0
Missing1351 
TOTAL101100.0
105) Supply pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGSU)
TOTAL%
0) None7976.7
1) 187.8
2) 221.9
3) 321.9
4) 411.0
6) 611.0
99) Don't know109.7
Missing1349 
TOTAL103100.0
106) Supply pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPSU)
TOTAL%
0) None6967.6
1) 11817.6
2) 222.0
3) 311.0
99) Don't know1211.8
Missing1350 
TOTAL102100.0
107) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: designated pastor? (Q7DESIGN)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know105195.8
2) Yes464.2
Missing355 
TOTAL1097100.0
108) Designated pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBDE)
TOTAL%
0) None6158.1
1) 13937.1
2) 221.9
99) Don't know32.9
Missing1347 
TOTAL105100.0
109) Designated pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDDE)
TOTAL%
0) None1729.8
1) 13561.4
2) 223.5
99) Don't know35.3
Missing1395 
TOTAL57100.0
110) Designated pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTDE)
TOTAL%
0) None2238.6
1) 13052.6
2) 223.5
99) Don't know35.3
Missing1395 
TOTAL57100.0
111) Designated pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGDE)
TOTAL%
0) None5289.7
1) 123.4
99) Don't know46.9
Missing1394 
TOTAL58100.0
112) Designated pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPDE)
TOTAL%
0) None4782.5
1) 123.5
99) Don't know814.0
Missing1395 
TOTAL57100.0
113) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: commissioned lay pastor? (Q7LAYPAS)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know98989.5
2) Yes11610.5
Missing347 
TOTAL1105100.0
114) Commissioned lay pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBLA)
TOTAL%
0) None5432.1
1) 18550.6
2) 2148.3
3) 363.6
99) Don't know95.4
Missing1284 
TOTAL168100.0
115) Commissioned lay pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDLA)
TOTAL%
0) None5747.5
1) 14739.2
2) 243.3
99) Don't know1210.0
Missing1332 
TOTAL120100.0
116) Commissioned lay pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTLA)
TOTAL%
0) None9579.8
1) 11411.8
99) Don't know108.4
Missing1333 
TOTAL119100.0
117) Commissioned lay pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGLA)
TOTAL%
0) None8571.4
1) 11916.0
2) 232.5
99) Don't know1210.1
Missing1333 
TOTAL119100.0
118) Commissioned lay pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPLA)
TOTAL%
0) None5244.1
1) 14235.6
2) 254.2
3) 310.8
99) Don't know1815.3
Missing1334 
TOTAL118100.0
119) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: associate pastor? (Q7ASSOCP)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know76666.6
2) Yes38533.4
Missing301 
TOTAL1151100.0
120) Associate pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBAP)
TOTAL%
0) None4911.3
1) 126962.3
2) 26013.9
3) 3266.0
4) 4133.0
5) 571.6
6) 610.2
7) 720.5
8) 820.5
99) Don't know30.7
Missing1020 
TOTAL432100.0
121) Associate pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDAP)
TOTAL%
0) None174.5
1) 125567.8
2) 25213.8
3) 3236.1
4) 4123.2
5) 571.9
6) 610.3
7) 720.5
8) 820.5
99) Don't know51.3
Missing1076 
TOTAL376100.0
122) Associate pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTAP)
TOTAL%
0) None4712.6
1) 123663.4
2) 24111.0
3) 3246.5
4) 451.3
5) 571.9
6) 610.3
7) 720.5
8) 810.3
99) Don't know82.2
Missing1080 
TOTAL372100.0
123) Associate pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGAP)
TOTAL%
0) None34593.0
1) 182.2
99) Don't know184.9
Missing1081 
TOTAL371100.0
124) Associate pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPAP)
TOTAL%
0) None31084.0
1) 1256.8
99) Don't know349.2
Missing1083 
TOTAL369100.0
125) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: parish associate? (Q7PARAS)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know82073.9
2) Yes29026.1
Missing342 
TOTAL1110100.0
126) Parish associate: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBPA)
TOTAL%
0) None4613.7
1) 120661.3
2) 25215.5
3) 3113.3
4) 451.5
5) 530.9
7) 710.3
99) Don't know123.6
Missing1116 
TOTAL336100.0
127) Parish associate: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDPA)
TOTAL%
0) None12946.7
1) 110237.0
2) 2176.2
3) 320.7
99) Don't know269.4
Missing1176 
TOTAL276100.0
128) Parish associate: number who serve full time. (Q7FTPA)
TOTAL%
0) None23086.8
1) 1207.5
2) 210.4
3) 320.8
99) Don't know124.5
Missing1187 
TOTAL265100.0
129) Parish associate: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGPA)
TOTAL%
0) None21280.0
1) 12810.6
2) 210.4
99) Don't know249.1
Missing1187 
TOTAL265100.0
130) Parish associate: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPPA)
TOTAL%
0) None12346.1
1) 19435.2
2) 2103.7
3) 331.1
4) 410.4
99) Don't know3613.5
Missing1185 
TOTAL267100.0
131) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: other pastoral leader? (Q7OTHERP)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know78676.1
2) Yes24723.9
Missing419 
TOTAL1033100.0
132) Other pastoral leader: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBOP)
TOTAL%
0) None4916.9
1) 114851.0
2) 23411.7
3) 3155.2
4) 472.4
5) 531.0
6) 631.0
8) 820.7
12) 1231.0
25) 2520.7
30) 3010.3
70) 7010.3
99) Don't know227.6
Missing1162 
TOTAL290100.0
133) Other pastoral leader: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDOP)
TOTAL%
0) None7531.0
1) 110945.0
2) 22912.0
3) 393.7
4) 452.1
5) 510.4
99) Don't know145.8
Missing1210 
TOTAL242100.0
134) Other pastoral leader: number who serve full time. (Q7FTOP)
TOTAL%
0) None13958.6
1) 15523.2
2) 2156.3
3) 341.7
4) 431.3
6) 610.4
99) Don't know208.4
Missing1215 
TOTAL237100.0
135) Other pastoral leader: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGOP)
TOTAL%
0) None19281.0
1) 1198.0
2) 210.4
3) 310.4
99) Don't know2410.1
Missing1215 
TOTAL237100.0
136) Other pastoral leader: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPOP)
TOTAL%
0) None11950.0
1) 15924.8
2) 293.8
3) 331.3
5) 510.4
6) 610.4
8) 810.4
12) 1210.4
25) 2520.8
30) 3010.4
99) Don't know4117.2
Missing1214 
TOTAL238100.0
137) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: a Christian educator (other than a pastoral leader)? (Q7CEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know55849.2
2) Yes57750.8
Missing317 
TOTAL1135100.0
138) Christian educator: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBCE)
TOTAL%
0) None396.4
1) 141067.3
2) 27512.3
3) 3223.6
4) 4162.6
5) 571.1
6) 640.7
7) 740.7
10) 1040.7
15) 1510.2
99) Don't know274.4
Missing843 
TOTAL609100.0
139) Christian educator: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDCE)
TOTAL%
0) None9417.3
1) 135264.8
2) 26111.2
3) 381.5
4) 450.9
5) 520.4
7) 710.2
10) 1010.2
99) Don't know193.5
Missing909 
TOTAL543100.0
140) Christian educator: number who serve full time. (Q7FTCE)
TOTAL%
0) None27550.9
1) 119936.9
2) 2285.2
3) 340.7
4) 430.6
6) 610.2
99) Don't know305.6
Missing912 
TOTAL540100.0
141) Christian educator: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGCE)
TOTAL%
0) None49291.6
1) 1112.0
2) 210.2
99) Don't know336.1
Missing915 
TOTAL537100.0
142) Christian educator: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPCE)
TOTAL%
0) None33462.2
1) 19417.5
2) 2173.2
3) 361.1
4) 461.1
5) 550.9
6) 610.2
7) 730.6
10) 1020.4
15) 1510.2
99) Don't know6812.7
Missing915 
TOTAL537100.0
143) Code (CODE)
144) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper77553.4
2) Web67746.6
TOTAL1452100.0
145) Clergy skip (CLERSKIP)
TOTAL%
1) 34993.3
2) 256.7
Missing1078 
TOTAL374100.0
146) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Members29120.0
2) Elders44830.9
3) Clergy71349.1
TOTAL1452100.0