Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2010 - Congregational Leadership, Clergy

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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 agree7510.6
2) Agree18626.2
3) Neutral689.6
4) Disagree32245.4
5) Strongly disagree598.3
Missing2 
TOTAL710100.0
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 agree29141.0
2) Agree35249.6
3) Neutral425.9
4) Disagree213.0
5) Strongly disagree40.6
Missing2 
TOTAL710100.0
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 agree8411.9
2) Agree25336.0
3) Neutral12818.2
4) Disagree18526.3
5) Strongly disagree537.5
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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 agree7210.2
2) Agree23433.2
3) Neutral14821.0
4) Disagree19327.4
5) Strongly disagree588.2
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
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 agree192.7
2) Agree12217.1
3) Neutral22131.0
4) Disagree29841.9
5) Strongly disagree527.3
TOTAL712100.0
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 agree15221.5
2) Agree43261.0
3) Neutral7110.0
4) Disagree446.2
5) Strongly disagree91.3
Missing4 
TOTAL708100.0
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 agree11316.0
2) Agree36952.1
3) Neutral10514.8
4) Disagree9713.7
5) Strongly disagree243.4
Missing4 
TOTAL708100.0
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 agree19227.2
2) Agree42359.8
3) Neutral608.5
4) Disagree253.5
5) Strongly disagree71.0
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
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 agree618.6
2) Agree13419.0
3) Neutral15121.4
4) Disagree26136.9
5) Strongly disagree10014.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
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 agree20128.4
2) Agree28940.9
3) Neutral9914.0
4) Disagree9813.9
5) Strongly disagree202.8
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
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 agree7110.0
2) Agree30843.4
3) Neutral14820.9
4) Disagree12117.1
5) Strongly disagree618.6
Missing3 
TOTAL709100.0
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 agree709.9
2) Agree32245.5
3) Neutral20629.1
4) Disagree7811.0
5) Strongly disagree324.5
Missing4 
TOTAL708100.0
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 deal81.1
2) Quite a bit436.1
3) Some9112.9
4) Only a little14821.0
5) Not at all36752.0
6) Not sure496.9
Missing6 
TOTAL706100.0
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 deal33947.9
2) Quite a bit25435.9
3) Some8211.6
4) Only a little182.5
5) Not at all60.8
6) Not sure81.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
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 deal608.5
2) Quite a bit23633.5
3) Some30843.7
4) Only a little578.1
5) Not at all152.1
6) Not sure294.1
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
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 deal233.3
2) Quite a bit13218.8
3) Some29341.6
4) Only a little16423.3
5) Not at all476.7
6) Not sure456.4
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
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 deal71.0
2) Quite a bit223.1
3) Some567.9
4) Only a little15922.6
5) Not at all39055.3
6) Not sure7110.1
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
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 deal3823.2
2) Quite a bit3823.2
3) Some2515.2
4) Only a little21.2
5) Not at all84.9
6) Not sure5332.3
Missing548 
TOTAL164100.0
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) Essential32446.0
2) Important, but not essential35650.5
3) Not important243.4
4) Not sure10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
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) Essential57982.4
2) Important, but not essential12217.4
3) Not important20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential47567.6
2) Important, but not essential22331.7
3) Not important50.7
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential43361.9
2) Important, but not essential25336.1
3) Not important131.9
4) Not sure10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
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) Essential34649.2
2) Important, but not essential32946.8
3) Not important233.3
4) Not sure50.7
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential54978.0
2) Important, but not essential14821.0
3) Not important60.9
4) Not sure10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
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) Essential54077.0
2) Important, but not essential12217.4
3) Not important111.6
4) Not sure284.0
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential37953.9
2) Important, but not essential25736.6
3) Not important426.0
4) Not sure253.6
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential65493.0
2) Important, but not essential497.0
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential29341.8
2) Important, but not essential36552.1
3) Not important365.1
4) Not sure71.0
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential57781.8
2) Important, but not essential12617.9
3) Not important20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
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) Essential16924.2
2) Important, but not essential46266.3
3) Not important628.9
4) Not sure40.6
Missing15 
TOTAL697100.0
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) Essential36852.9
2) Important, but not essential30543.8
3) Not important213.0
4) Not sure20.3
Missing16 
TOTAL696100.0
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) Essential7560.0
2) Important, but not essential1411.2
3) Not important64.8
4) Not sure3024.0
Missing587 
TOTAL125100.0
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) Essential68397.2
2) Important, but not essential192.7
3) Not important10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential68897.7
2) Important, but not essential162.3
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
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) Essential66795.0
2) Important, but not essential355.0
Missing10 
TOTAL702100.0
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) Essential59384.4
2) Important, but not essential10815.4
3) Not important20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential57481.7
2) Important, but not essential12517.8
3) Not important30.4
4) Not sure10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
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) Essential49370.2
2) Important, but not essential19627.9
3) Not important101.4
4) Not sure30.4
Missing10 
TOTAL702100.0
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) Essential25336.1
2) Important, but not essential38454.8
3) Not important598.4
4) Not sure50.7
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential21330.3
2) Important, but not essential38054.0
3) Not important9513.5
4) Not sure162.3
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
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) Essential43762.3
2) Important, but not essential21630.8
3) Not important395.6
4) Not sure91.3
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential49570.6
2) Important, but not essential20128.7
3) Not important40.6
4) Not sure10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential63591.1
2) Important, but not essential628.9
Missing15 
TOTAL697100.0
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) Essential64391.6
2) Important, but not essential547.7
3) Not important10.1
4) Not sure40.6
Missing10 
TOTAL702100.0
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) Essential61788.3
2) Important, but not essential7711.0
3) Not important10.1
4) Not sure40.6
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
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) Essential31745.3
2) Important, but not essential34649.4
3) Not important355.0
4) Not sure20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
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) Essential669.4
2) Important, but not essential30743.9
3) Not important31444.9
4) Not sure131.9
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
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) Essential8412.0
2) Important, but not essential39356.3
3) Not important19928.5
4) Not sure223.2
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
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) Essential68197.3
2) Important, but not essential182.6
3) Not important10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
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) Essential63891.0
2) Important, but not essential628.8
3) Not important10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential44763.8
2) Important, but not essential23433.4
3) Not important172.4
4) Not sure30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential67596.4
2) Important, but not essential223.1
3) Not important30.4
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
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) Essential67796.4
2) Important, but not essential223.1
3) Not important30.4
Missing10 
TOTAL702100.0
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) Essential7868.4
2) Important, but not essential43.5
3) Not important54.4
4) Not sure2723.7
Missing598 
TOTAL114100.0
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) Essential45564.9
2) Important, but not essential23733.8
3) Not important50.7
4) Not sure40.6
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential53876.9
2) Important, but not essential16022.9
3) Not important20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
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) Essential47969.2
2) Important, but not essential20529.6
3) Not important60.9
4) Not sure20.3
Missing20 
TOTAL692100.0
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) Essential57882.8
2) Important, but not essential10114.5
3) Not important152.1
4) Not sure40.6
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
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) Essential57582.5
2) Important, but not essential11616.6
3) Not important60.9
Missing15 
TOTAL697100.0
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) Essential91.3
2) Important, but not essential557.9
3) Not important60887.7
4) Not sure213.0
Missing19 
TOTAL693100.0
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) Essential39656.5
2) Important, but not essential28941.2
3) Not important131.9
4) Not sure30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential36251.6
2) Important, but not essential32145.8
3) Not important121.7
4) Not sure60.9
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential58583.5
2) Important, but not essential11015.7
3) Not important30.4
4) Not sure30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential38354.6
2) Important, but not essential30243.1
3) Not important131.9
4) Not sure30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
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) Essential30643.9
2) Important, but not essential34950.1
3) Not important344.9
4) Not sure81.1
Missing15 
TOTAL697100.0
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) Essential60586.7
2) Important, but not essential9113.0
3) Not important20.3
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
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) Essential40758.6
2) Important, but not essential28240.6
3) Not important60.9
Missing17 
TOTAL695100.0
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) Essential101.4
2) Important, but not essential7010.1
3) Not important59786.3
4) Not sure152.2
Missing20 
TOTAL692100.0
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) Essential36151.7
2) Important, but not essential32346.3
3) Not important111.6
4) Not sure30.4
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
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) Essential20.3
2) Important, but not essential253.6
3) Not important65594.7
4) Not sure101.4
Missing20 
TOTAL692100.0
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) Essential59885.9
2) Important, but not essential9513.6
3) Not important20.3
4) Not sure10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL696100.0
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) Essential71.0
2) Important, but not essential14821.2
3) Not important53376.3
4) Not sure111.6
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
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) Essential13919.9
2) Important, but not essential48870.0
3) Not important628.9
4) Not sure81.1
Missing15 
TOTAL697100.0
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) Essential52174.6
2) Important, but not essential17124.5
3) Not important50.7
4) Not sure10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
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) Essential38855.8
2) Important, but not essential29842.9
3) Not important60.9
4) Not sure30.4
Missing17 
TOTAL695100.0
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) Essential4155.4
2) Important, but not essential45.4
3) Not important56.8
4) Not sure2432.4
Missing638 
TOTAL74100.0
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 language618.7
2) Once or twice16523.6
3) Once every three-four months12718.1
4) Once every month or two13819.7
5) More often than monthly20929.9
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
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 language8912.7
2) Once or twice20028.6
3) Once every three-four months12417.7
4) Once every month or two15622.3
5) More often than monthly13018.6
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
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 language62195.1
2) Once or twice152.3
3) Once every three-four months20.3
4) Once every month or two60.9
5) More often than monthly91.4
Missing59 
TOTAL653100.0
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 language43064.8
2) Once or twice11717.6
3) Once every three-four months456.8
4) Once every month or two314.7
5) More often than monthly416.2
Missing48 
TOTAL664100.0
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 language9650.3
2) Once or twice3719.4
3) Once every three-four months136.8
4) Once every month or two199.9
5) More often than monthly2613.6
Missing521 
TOTAL191100.0
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 checked63489.0
1) Checked7811.0
TOTAL712100.0
83) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: pastor? (Q7PASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know9716.2
2) Yes50083.8
Missing115 
TOTAL597100.0
84) Pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBPR)
TOTAL%
0) None51.0
1) 144788.3
2) 2265.1
3) 3102.0
4) 471.4
5) 540.8
6) 620.4
8) 810.2
9) 920.4
99) Don't know20.4
Missing206 
TOTAL506100.0
85) Pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDPR)
TOTAL%
0) None91.9
1) 142387.2
2) 2306.2
3) 391.9
4) 430.6
5) 530.6
6) 620.4
8) 810.2
9) 920.4
99) Don't know30.6
Missing227 
TOTAL485100.0
86) Pastor: number who serve full-time. (Q7FTPR)
TOTAL%
0) None336.8
1) 141084.7
2) 2234.8
3) 391.9
4) 440.8
5) 510.2
6) 610.2
8) 810.2
9) 910.2
99) Don't know10.2
Missing228 
TOTAL484100.0
87) Pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGPR)
TOTAL%
0) None45594.8
1) 1204.2
4) 410.2
99) Don't know40.8
Missing232 
TOTAL480100.0
88) Pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPPR)
TOTAL%
0) None42588.4
1) 1449.1
2) 261.2
3) 310.2
4) 410.2
99) Don't know40.8
Missing231 
TOTAL481100.0
89) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: co-pastor? (Q7COPAST)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know50194.4
2) Yes305.6
Missing181 
TOTAL531100.0
90) Co-pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBCO)
TOTAL%
0) None2445.3
1) 135.7
2) 22649.1
Missing659 
TOTAL53100.0
91) Co-pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDCO)
TOTAL%
0) None719.4
1) 138.3
2) 22569.4
99) Don't know12.8
Missing676 
TOTAL36100.0
92) Co-pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTCO)
TOTAL%
0) None1748.6
1) 1720.0
2) 21131.4
Missing677 
TOTAL35100.0
93) Co-pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGCO)
TOTAL%
0) None3391.7
1) 112.8
2) 212.8
99) Don't know12.8
Missing676 
TOTAL36100.0
94) Co-pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPCO)
TOTAL%
0) None2468.6
1) 1822.9
2) 212.9
99) Don't know25.7
Missing677 
TOTAL35100.0
95) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: interim pastor? (Q7INTERM)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know48391.0
2) Yes489.0
Missing181 
TOTAL531100.0
96) Interim pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBIN)
TOTAL%
0) None2130.4
1) 14666.7
2) 222.9
Missing643 
TOTAL69100.0
97) Interim pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDIN)
TOTAL%
0) None611.1
1) 14685.2
2) 223.7
Missing658 
TOTAL54100.0
98) Interim pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTIN)
TOTAL%
0) None1426.4
1) 13871.7
2) 211.9
Missing659 
TOTAL53100.0
99) Interim pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGIN)
TOTAL%
0) None5398.1
99) Don't know11.9
Missing658 
TOTAL54100.0
100) Interim pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPIN)
TOTAL%
0) None5096.2
1) 123.8
Missing660 
TOTAL52100.0
101) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: supply pastor? (Q7SUPPLY)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know48691.0
2) Yes489.0
Missing178 
TOTAL534100.0
102) Supply pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBSU)
TOTAL%
0) None2334.3
1) 14161.2
2) 211.5
6) 611.5
99) Don't know11.5
Missing645 
TOTAL67100.0
103) Supply pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDSU)
TOTAL%
0) None713.5
1) 13873.1
2) 211.9
6) 611.9
99) Don't know59.6
Missing660 
TOTAL52100.0
104) Supply pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTSU)
TOTAL%
0) None3468.0
1) 11428.0
99) Don't know24.0
Missing662 
TOTAL50100.0
105) Supply pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGSU)
TOTAL%
0) None4076.9
1) 159.6
3) 311.9
6) 611.9
99) Don't know59.6
Missing660 
TOTAL52100.0
106) Supply pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPSU)
TOTAL%
0) None3262.7
1) 11325.5
99) Don't know611.8
Missing661 
TOTAL51100.0
107) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: designated pastor? (Q7DESIGN)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know50696.2
2) Yes203.8
Missing186 
TOTAL526100.0
108) Designated pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBDE)
TOTAL%
0) None2354.8
1) 11842.9
99) Don't know12.4
Missing670 
TOTAL42100.0
109) Designated pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDDE)
TOTAL%
0) None625.0
1) 11770.8
99) Don't know14.2
Missing688 
TOTAL24100.0
110) Designated pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTDE)
TOTAL%
0) None1041.7
1) 11354.2
99) Don't know14.2
Missing688 
TOTAL24100.0
111) Designated pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGDE)
TOTAL%
0) None2496.0
99) Don't know14.0
Missing687 
TOTAL25100.0
112) Designated pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPDE)
TOTAL%
0) None2187.5
1) 128.3
99) Don't know14.2
Missing688 
TOTAL24100.0
113) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: commissioned lay pastor? (Q7LAYPAS)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know50094.2
2) Yes315.8
Missing181 
TOTAL531100.0
114) Commissioned lay pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBLA)
TOTAL%
0) None2241.5
1) 12445.3
2) 247.5
3) 323.8
99) Don't know11.9
Missing659 
TOTAL53100.0
115) Commissioned lay pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDLA)
TOTAL%
0) None1951.4
1) 11540.5
2) 225.4
99) Don't know12.7
Missing675 
TOTAL37100.0
116) Commissioned lay pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTLA)
TOTAL%
0) None3083.3
1) 1411.1
99) Don't know25.6
Missing676 
TOTAL36100.0
117) Commissioned lay pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGLA)
TOTAL%
0) None2978.4
1) 1513.5
2) 225.4
99) Don't know12.7
Missing675 
TOTAL37100.0
118) Commissioned lay pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPLA)
TOTAL%
0) None1747.2
1) 11541.7
2) 212.8
3) 312.8
99) Don't know25.6
Missing676 
TOTAL36100.0
119) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: associate pastor? (Q7ASSOCP)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know38970.3
2) Yes16429.7
Missing159 
TOTAL553100.0
120) Associate pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBAP)
TOTAL%
0) None179.4
1) 110860.0
2) 22513.9
3) 3147.8
4) 473.9
5) 531.7
6) 610.6
7) 721.1
8) 821.1
99) Don't know10.6
Missing532 
TOTAL180100.0
121) Associate pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDAP)
TOTAL%
0) None63.6
1) 110462.7
2) 22515.1
3) 3148.4
4) 474.2
5) 531.8
6) 610.6
7) 721.2
8) 821.2
99) Don't know21.2
Missing546 
TOTAL166100.0
122) Associate pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTAP)
TOTAL%
0) None159.1
1) 19859.4
2) 22414.5
3) 3169.7
4) 431.8
5) 531.8
6) 610.6
7) 721.2
8) 810.6
99) Don't know21.2
Missing547 
TOTAL165100.0
123) Associate pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGAP)
TOTAL%
0) None15795.2
1) 142.4
99) Don't know42.4
Missing547 
TOTAL165100.0
124) Associate pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPAP)
TOTAL%
0) None14990.3
1) 1106.1
99) Don't know63.6
Missing547 
TOTAL165100.0
125) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: parish associate? (Q7PARAS)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know37468.9
2) Yes16931.1
Missing169 
TOTAL543100.0
126) Parish associate: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBPA)
TOTAL%
0) None147.6
1) 112064.9
2) 23418.4
3) 373.8
4) 431.6
5) 521.1
99) Don't know52.7
Missing527 
TOTAL185100.0
127) Parish associate: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDPA)
TOTAL%
0) None8451.9
1) 15433.3
2) 295.6
3) 310.6
99) Don't know148.6
Missing550 
TOTAL162100.0
128) Parish associate: number who serve full time. (Q7FTPA)
TOTAL%
0) None14491.1
1) 174.4
3) 310.6
99) Don't know63.8
Missing554 
TOTAL158100.0
129) Parish associate: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGPA)
TOTAL%
0) None13484.8
1) 1117.0
2) 210.6
99) Don't know127.6
Missing554 
TOTAL158100.0
130) Parish associate: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPPA)
TOTAL%
0) None6540.6
1) 16842.5
2) 295.6
3) 321.3
4) 410.6
99) Don't know159.4
Missing552 
TOTAL160100.0
131) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: other pastoral leader? (Q7OTHERP)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know38275.6
2) Yes12324.4
Missing207 
TOTAL505100.0
132) Other pastoral leader: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBOP)
TOTAL%
0) None1712.2
1) 18762.6
2) 2117.9
3) 385.8
4) 453.6
5) 510.7
6) 621.4
8) 810.7
12) 1210.7
25) 2521.4
30) 3010.7
70) 7010.7
99) Don't know21.4
Missing573 
TOTAL139100.0
133) Other pastoral leader: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDOP)
TOTAL%
0) None3328.7
1) 16052.2
2) 2108.7
3) 354.3
4) 454.3
5) 510.9
99) Don't know10.9
Missing597 
TOTAL115100.0
134) Other pastoral leader: number who serve full time. (Q7FTOP)
TOTAL%
0) None7665.5
1) 12521.6
2) 254.3
3) 332.6
4) 432.6
6) 610.9
99) Don't know32.6
Missing596 
TOTAL116100.0
135) Other pastoral leader: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGOP)
TOTAL%
0) None9883.1
1) 11210.2
3) 310.8
99) Don't know75.9
Missing594 
TOTAL118100.0
136) Other pastoral leader: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPOP)
TOTAL%
0) None6051.3
1) 13933.3
2) 254.3
3) 321.7
8) 810.9
25) 2521.7
30) 3010.9
99) Don't know76.0
Missing595 
TOTAL117100.0
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 know29955.3
2) Yes24244.7
Missing171 
TOTAL541100.0
138) Christian educator: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBCE)
TOTAL%
0) None145.4
1) 119676.3
2) 22911.3
3) 351.9
4) 472.7
5) 510.4
99) Don't know51.9
Missing455 
TOTAL257100.0
139) Christian educator: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDCE)
TOTAL%
0) None3012.6
1) 116870.3
2) 22510.5
3) 352.1
4) 452.1
99) Don't know62.5
Missing473 
TOTAL239100.0
140) Christian educator: number who serve full time. (Q7FTCE)
TOTAL%
0) None12954.0
1) 18836.8
2) 2114.6
3) 310.4
4) 420.8
99) Don't know83.3
Missing473 
TOTAL239100.0
141) Christian educator: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGCE)
TOTAL%
0) None22394.1
1) 162.5
2) 210.4
99) Don't know73.0
Missing475 
TOTAL237100.0
142) Christian educator: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPCE)
TOTAL%
0) None16770.5
1) 14719.8
2) 273.0
4) 420.8
99) Don't know145.9
Missing475 
TOTAL237100.0
143) Code (CODE)
144) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper33146.5
2) Web38153.5
TOTAL712100.0
145) Clergy skip (CLERSKIP)
TOTAL%
1) 34993.3
2) 256.7
Missing338 
TOTAL374100.0
146) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
3) Clergy712100.0
TOTAL712100.0
147) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (BQ1ORDAI)
TOTAL%
1953) 10.1
1958) 10.1
1961) 20.3
1962) 40.6
1965) 10.1
1966) 50.7
1968) 40.6
1969) 81.1
1970) 50.7
1971) 71.0
1972) 213.0
1973) 142.0
1974) 152.1
1975) 182.6
1976) 192.7
1977) 182.6
1978) 263.7
1979) 111.6
1980) 223.1
1981) 223.1
1982) 273.8
1983) 213.0
1984) 284.0
1985) 253.6
1986) 152.1
1987) 253.6
1988) 243.4
1989) 223.1
1990) 91.3
1991) 172.4
1992) 213.0
1993) 121.7
1994) 162.3
1995) 121.7
1996) 202.8
1997) 131.8
1998) 182.6
1999) 111.6
2000) 152.1
2001) 182.6
2002) 131.8
2003) 152.1
2004) 142.0
2005) 202.8
2006) 182.6
2007) 253.6
2008) 60.9
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
148) In what denomination were you ordained? (BQ2DENOR)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (USA) or predecessor67295.3
2) Other334.7
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
149) In what denomination were you ordained: other (specify)? (BQ2OTHDE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist39.1
2) Disciples of Christ26.1
5) United Methodist39.1
6) Presbyterian26.1
7) Other Presbyterian824.2
8) Reformed26.1
10) United Church of Christ412.1
13) All other927.3
Missing679 
TOTAL33100.0
150) Before entering seminary for your bachelor's or master's of divinity, were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BQ3SECUL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29141.3
2) No41458.7
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
151) [If 'yes'] How many years were you in that job or career? (BQ3SECYR)
TOTAL%
1) 20.7
2) 217.3
3) 289.7
4) 196.6
5) 3010.4
6) 134.5
7) 144.8
8) 196.6
9) 72.4
10) 289.7
11) 82.8
12) 124.2
13) 41.4
14) 31.0
15) 196.6
16) 10.3
17) 72.4
18) 62.1
19) 51.7
20) 155.2
21) 20.7
22) 31.0
23) 20.7
24) 10.3
25) 51.7
26) 41.4
27) 20.7
28) 20.7
30) 41.4
31) 10.3
35) 10.3
37) 10.3
Missing423 
TOTAL289100.0
152) In what year did you receive your bachelor's degree? (BQ4YRBA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7062126.131079
153) From what school and in what year did you receive your master's or bachelor's of divinity? (BQ5SCHBD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL70051.32325
154) Year you received master's of divinity or bachelor's of divinity? (BQ5YRBD)
TOTAL%
1953) 10.1
1957) 10.1
1961) 30.4
1962) 30.4
1965) 10.1
1966) 50.7
1967) 40.6
1968) 81.2
1969) 101.4
1970) 60.9
1971) 142.0
1972) 192.7
1973) 172.4
1974) 142.0
1975) 142.0
1976) 182.6
1977) 223.2
1978) 213.0
1979) 152.2
1980) 253.6
1981) 253.6
1982) 233.3
1983) 213.0
1984) 263.7
1985) 284.0
1986) 233.3
1987) 213.0
1988) 223.2
1989) 192.7
1990) 71.0
1991) 101.4
1992) 223.2
1993) 121.7
1994) 121.7
1995) 152.2
1996) 223.2
1997) 192.7
1998) 101.4
1999) 111.6
2000) 172.4
2001) 172.4
2002) 162.3
2003) 152.2
2004) 223.2
2005) 152.2
2006) 142.0
2007) 91.3
2008) 10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL695100.0
155) No other degree? (BQ6NODEG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45364.1
1) Checked25435.9
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
156) Graduate degree: M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69698.4
1) Checked111.6
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
157) Year you received M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6YRMCE)
TOTAL%
1969) 19.1
1972) 19.1
1986) 218.2
1997) 19.1
1998) 19.1
2000) 218.2
2002) 218.2
2004) 19.1
Missing701 
TOTAL11100.0
158) School awarding M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6SCHMC)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school654.5
2) All other545.5
Missing701 
TOTAL11100.0
159) Graduate degree: M.A.? (BQ6MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58482.6
1) Checked12317.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
160) Year you received M.A.? (BQ6YRMA)
TOTAL%
1946) 10.8
1965) 10.8
1967) 21.7
1968) 21.7
1969) 10.8
1970) 10.8
1972) 21.7
1973) 54.2
1974) 86.7
1975) 54.2
1976) 54.2
1977) 54.2
1978) 54.2
1979) 32.5
1980) 54.2
1982) 21.7
1983) 32.5
1984) 65.0
1985) 32.5
1986) 32.5
1987) 54.2
1988) 43.3
1989) 54.2
1990) 54.2
1991) 32.5
1992) 54.2
1993) 10.8
1994) 10.8
1995) 21.7
1997) 54.2
1998) 54.2
1999) 32.5
2001) 21.7
2002) 21.7
2005) 10.8
2006) 32.5
Missing592 
TOTAL120100.0
161) School awarding M.A. degree? (BQ6SCHMA)
TOTAL%
1) PCUSA affiliated seminary1714.3
2) All other10285.7
Missing593 
TOTAL119100.0
162) Graduate degree: Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67094.8
1) Checked375.2
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
163) Year you received Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6YRTHM)
TOTAL%
1963) 12.9
1967) 12.9
1969) 12.9
1971) 12.9
1972) 12.9
1973) 25.7
1974) 12.9
1975) 25.7
1977) 12.9
1978) 25.7
1980) 25.7
1981) 12.9
1984) 12.9
1985) 12.9
1988) 12.9
1990) 12.9
1991) 12.9
1993) 25.7
1994) 514.3
1995) 12.9
1996) 12.9
1997) 12.9
2002) 25.7
2004) 12.9
2006) 12.9
Missing677 
TOTAL35100.0
164) School awarding Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6SCHTH)
TOTAL%
1) PCUSA affiliated seminary2982.9
2) All other617.1
Missing677 
TOTAL35100.0
165) Graduate degree: D.Min. degree? (BQ6DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54376.8
1) Checked16423.2
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
166) Year you received D.Min. degree? (BQ6YRDMI)
TOTAL%
1970) 10.6
1972) 10.6
1973) 10.6
1974) 31.8
1975) 10.6
1976) 10.6
1977) 10.6
1978) 63.7
1979) 10.6
1980) 21.2
1981) 31.8
1982) 42.4
1983) 74.3
1984) 42.4
1985) 63.7
1986) 42.4
1987) 74.3
1988) 21.2
1989) 42.4
1990) 21.2
1991) 63.7
1992) 42.4
1993) 10.6
1994) 42.4
1995) 106.1
1996) 63.7
1997) 42.4
1998) 63.7
1999) 53.0
2000) 63.7
2001) 74.3
2002) 42.4
2003) 53.0
2004) 63.7
2005) 74.3
2006) 74.3
2007) 84.9
2008) 63.7
2009) 10.6
Missing548 
TOTAL164100.0
167) School awarding D.Min. degree? (BQ6SCHDM)
TOTAL%
1) PCUSA affiliated seminary11070.5
2) All other4629.5
Missing556 
TOTAL156100.0
168) Graduate degree: Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65592.6
1) Checked527.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
169) Year you received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1958) 11.9
1970) 11.9
1971) 11.9
1972) 23.7
1974) 23.7
1976) 11.9
1978) 11.9
1979) 11.9
1982) 11.9
1983) 11.9
1985) 23.7
1986) 47.4
1987) 23.7
1988) 11.9
1989) 23.7
1991) 11.9
1992) 35.6
1993) 11.9
1994) 23.7
1995) 23.7
1996) 35.6
1997) 35.6
1999) 11.9
2000) 47.4
2001) 11.9
2002) 11.9
2004) 23.7
2005) 23.7
2006) 35.6
2007) 23.7
Missing658 
TOTAL54100.0
170) School awarding Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6SCHPH)
TOTAL%
1) PCUSA affiliated seminary1222.6
2) All other4177.4
Missing659 
TOTAL53100.0
171) Degree: Other? (BQ6OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63389.5
1) Checked7410.5
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
172) Year you received other degree? (BQ6YROTH)
TOTAL%
1969) 11.4
1971) 45.7
1973) 22.9
1974) 11.4
1975) 11.4
1977) 45.7
1978) 22.9
1979) 45.7
1980) 22.9
1981) 34.3
1982) 11.4
1983) 11.4
1984) 22.9
1985) 11.4
1986) 34.3
1987) 22.9
1988) 57.1
1989) 34.3
1990) 11.4
1991) 11.4
1992) 34.3
1993) 22.9
1994) 34.3
1995) 22.9
1996) 11.4
1997) 34.3
1998) 22.9
1999) 22.9
2000) 22.9
2001) 11.4
2002) 22.9
2003) 11.4
2004) 11.4
2007) 11.4
Missing642 
TOTAL70100.0
173) School awarding other degree? (BQ6SCHOT)
TOTAL%
1) PCUSA affiliated seminary79.7
2) All other6590.3
Missing640 
TOTAL72100.0
174) Are you currently a student? (BQ7STUD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes547.7
2) No64892.3
Missing10 
TOTAL702100.0
175) [If 'yes'] Please list the degree you are seeking. (BQ7DGREE)
TOTAL%
2) MA53.6
3) THM-STM10.7
4) DMIN2417.4
5) PHD-STD-THD-EDD85.8
6) Other75.1
7) None9367.4
Missing574 
TOTAL138100.0
176) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: pastor, co-pastor, associate, interim or other pastor in a congregation? (BQ8PASTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19928.1
1) Checked50871.9
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
177) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: other position in congregation (specify)? (BQ8OTCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69297.9
1) Checked152.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
178) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: non-parish job or ministry? (BQ8NPAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54476.9
1) Checked16323.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
179) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: unemployed? (BQ8UNEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68396.6
1) Checked243.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
180) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: retired from active ministry? (BQ8RETIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68096.2
1) Checked273.8
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
181) Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (BQ9FTPT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time46089.1
2) Part-time5610.9
Missing196 
TOTAL516100.0
182) [If 'part-time'] Specify average paid hours per week. (BQ9PTHRS)
TOTAL%
3) 323.2
5) 534.8
8) 811.6
10) 1034.8
12) 1211.6
13) 1311.6
15) 1523.2
16) 1623.2
19) 1911.6
20) Part-time1930.6
24) 2434.8
25) 2511.6
30) 301117.7
32) 3211.6
33) 3311.6
35) 3523.2
36) 3611.6
44) 4411.6
48) 4811.6
50) 5023.2
55) 5523.2
60) 6011.6
Missing650 
TOTAL62100.0
183) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (BQ10SCON)
TOTAL%
1) One48995.7
2) Two or more yoked congregations132.5
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations91.8
Missing201 
TOTAL511100.0
184) [If 'two or more yoked congregations'] How many? (BQ10NCON)
TOTAL%
2) 1368.4
3) 315.8
4) 210.5
5) 15.3
Missing693 
TOTAL19100.0
185) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (BQ11MEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL505467.204741
186) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: solo pastor? (BQ12SPAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45864.8
1) Checked24935.2
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
187) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: head of staff? (BQ12HEAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53375.4
1) Checked17424.6
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
188) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: associate pastor? (BQ12APAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63089.1
1) Checked7710.9
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
189) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: co-pastor? (BQ12COPA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68897.3
1) Checked192.7
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
190) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: stated or temporary supply? (BQ12TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68697.0
1) Checked213.0
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
191) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: interim pastor? (BQ12IPAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68396.6
1) Checked243.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
192) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: other? (BQ12OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68496.7
1) Checked233.3
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
193) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: specify other? (BQ12SPOT)
TOTAL%
1) Designated pastor522.7
8) Other418.2
9) Senior pastor29.1
10) Organizing pastor-NCD418.2
12) Parish associate731.8
Missing690 
TOTAL22100.0
194) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: faculty/staff at a seminary or theological school? (BQ13SSEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68096.2
1) Checked273.8
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
195) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: faculty/staff at another educational institution (college, university, high school, etc.)? (BQ13SEDU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66994.6
1) Checked385.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
196) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: chaplain in the military? (BQ13MILI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70199.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
197) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: chaplain in a hospital or other medical facility? (BQ13HOSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68496.7
1) Checked233.3
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
198) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: other chaplain? (BQ13OCHA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68697.0
1) Checked213.0
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
199) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: national staff or middle governing body staff? (BQ13GOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67895.9
1) Checked294.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
200) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency? (BQ13ECU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70299.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
201) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: professional pastoral counselor? (BQ13COUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69698.4
1) Checked111.6
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
202) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: other employment with a religious organization (specify)? (BQ13OCHU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68897.3
1) Checked192.7
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
203) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: all other (including secular) employment (specify)? (BQ13ALLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66594.1
1) Checked425.9
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
204) Is the organization where you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (BQ14PCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8540.7
2) No12459.3
Missing503 
TOTAL209100.0
205) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? _______years old. (BQ15ATAG)
TOTAL%
1) 1 or less-from birth-as infant23644.0
2) 250.9
3) 3152.8
4) 4152.8
5) 5122.2
6) 6173.2
7) 781.5
8) 891.7
9) In elementary school61.1
10) 10142.6
11) 1161.1
12) 1281.5
13) In middle or junior high school40.7
14) 1461.1
15) As a teenager112.1
16) In high school81.5
17) 1740.7
18) 18112.1
19) 1950.9
20) 20132.4
21) 2181.5
22) 22112.1
23) 23142.6
24) 2471.3
25) 25142.6
26) 2661.1
27) 2771.3
28) 2840.7
29) 2971.3
30) 3091.7
31) 3110.2
32) 3240.7
33) 3330.6
35) 3571.3
36) 3610.2
37) 3730.6
38) 3810.2
39) 3910.2
40) 4010.2
41) 4110.2
42) 4220.4
44) 4430.6
45) 4520.4
47) 4730.6
50) 5020.4
51) 5110.2
Missing176 
TOTAL536100.0
206) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (BQ16DENM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist285.4
2) Disciples of Christ81.5
3) Episcopalian81.5
4) Lutheran193.6
5) United Methodist448.4
6) Presbyterian32361.8
7) Other Presbyterian40.8
8) Reformed30.6
9) Roman Catholic132.5
10) United Church of Christ173.3
11) Non-denominational91.7
12) None142.7
13) All other336.3
Missing189 
TOTAL523100.0
207) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ17THEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative243.4
2) Conservative15722.3
3) Moderate24334.6
4) Liberal19928.3
5) Very liberal7510.7
9) Varies, cannot choose50.7
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
208) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: there is a life beyond death. (BQ18AFTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57081.1
2) Agree10715.2
3) Neutral202.8
4) Disagree50.7
5) Strongly diasgree10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
209) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to earth someday. (BQ18JESU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37853.7
2) Agree15722.3
3) Neutral12517.8
4) Disagree314.4
5) Strongly disagree131.8
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
210) 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. (BQ18OWNB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree182.6
2) Agree628.9
3) Neutral8412.0
4) Disagree36051.5
5) Strongly disagree17525.0
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
211) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: all the world's different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (BQ18REEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree253.6
2) Agree8612.3
3) Neutral8011.4
4) Disagree28240.2
5) Strongly disagree22832.5
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
212) 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. (BQ18ABSO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24835.4
2) Agree16123.0
3) Neutral9814.0
4) Disagree13319.0
5) Strongly disagree618.7
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
213) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ18EXCL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11917.0
2) Agree8712.4
3) Neutral13919.9
4) Disagree17825.4
5) Strongly disagree17625.1
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
214) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read the Bible privately? (BQ19READ)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily32245.7
2) Several times a week24034.1
3) Weekly7710.9
4) Several times a month324.5
5) Once a month131.8
6) Less than once a month162.3
7) Never40.6
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
215) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: pray privately? (BQ19PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily56480.2
2) Several times a week9713.8
3) Weekly263.7
4) Several times a month91.3
5) Once a month20.3
6) Less than once a month50.7
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
216) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: attend Bible study or prayer group? (BQ19BIBG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily223.2
2) Several times a week9012.9
3) Weekly29642.5
4) Several times a month628.9
5) Once a month628.9
6) Less than once a month10414.9
7) Never608.6
Missing16 
TOTAL696100.0
217) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: otherwise read the Bible or pray with family or friends? (BQ19BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily14020.5
2) Several times a week16123.5
3) Weekly13820.2
4) Several times a month9413.7
5) Once a month405.8
6) Less than once a month7410.8
7) Never375.4
Missing28 
TOTAL684100.0
218) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read devotional materials or religious books? (BQ19DEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily22031.3
2) Several times a week19728.0
3) Weekly12417.6
4) Several times a month8111.5
5) Once a month344.8
6) Less than once a month395.5
7) Never81.1
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
219) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: use the internet for religious or spiritual purposes? (BQ19WEB)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily17024.1
2) Several times a week16623.6
3) Weekly11115.8
4) Several times a month8912.6
5) Once a month344.8
6) Less than once a month7210.2
7) Never628.8
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
220) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: say grace before meals? (BQ19MEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily50471.6
2) Several times a week10514.9
3) Weekly213.0
4) Several times a month405.7
5) Once a month91.3
6) Less than once a month223.1
7) Never30.4
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
221) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: meet with other ministers in a pastoral support or peer group? (BQ19MEET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily142.0
2) Several times a week111.6
3) Weekly10114.3
4) Several times a month12117.2
5) Once a month19627.8
6) Less than once a month16723.7
7) Never9513.5
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
222) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ20BIBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.273.8
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.41559.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.25636.4
4) The Bible is not the word of God.40.6
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
223) The 218th General Assembly (June 2008) approved a constitutional amendment that, if also approved by a majority of presbyteries, would replace this provision with more general language about officers declaring 'their fidelity to the standards of the church.' Are you familiar with this action of the General Assembly? (BQ21AMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69898.7
2) No91.3
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
224) What would you personally like the presbyteries to do with regard to this proposed change? (BQ22OPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Reject the new amendment and keep the Book of Order as it is now on this issue30142.8
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order34248.6
3) Not sure618.7
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
225) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: deacon? (BQ23HOMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely31545.1
2) Yes, probably7711.0
3) Not sure497.0
4) No, probably not669.4
5) No, definitely not19227.5
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
226) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: elder? (BQ23HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely31344.8
2) Yes, probably7010.0
3) Not sure476.7
4) No, probably not7110.2
5) No, definitely not19728.2
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
227) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: minister of Word and Sacrament? (BQ23HOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely30143.1
2) Yes, probably639.0
3) Not sure517.3
4) No, probably not689.7
5) No, definitely not21530.8
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
228) What is your gender? (BQ24SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female23132.8
2) Male47467.2
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
229) What is your current age? _________ years old. (BQ25AGE)
TOTAL%
27) 30.4
28) 40.6
29) 30.4
30) 81.1
31) 50.7
32) 30.4
33) 71.0
34) 40.6
35) 101.4
36) 20.3
37) 60.9
38) 131.8
39) 91.3
40) 91.3
41) 91.3
42) 40.6
43) 81.1
44) 111.6
45) 131.8
46) 142.0
47) 152.1
48) 213.0
49) 314.4
50) 344.8
51) 233.3
52) 294.1
53) 355.0
54) 314.4
55) 415.8
56) 233.3
57) 385.4
58) 304.3
59) 243.4
60) 355.0
61) 344.8
62) 344.8
63) 131.8
64) 192.7
65) 131.8
66) 81.1
67) 121.7
68) 30.4
70) 30.4
71) 30.4
72) 30.4
73) 20.3
78) 20.3
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
230) What is your current marital status? (BQ26MARS)
TOTAL%
1) Not married11316.0
2) Married59384.0
Missing6 
TOTAL706100.0
231) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? No, never married. (BQ26NMAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65692.8
1) Checked517.2
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
232) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now widowed. (BQ26WIDW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69297.9
1) Checked152.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
233) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now divorced. (BQ26DIVC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66293.6
1) Checked456.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
234) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was widowed. (BQ27CMWI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69998.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
235) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was divorced. (BQ27CMDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59784.4
1) Checked11015.6
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
236) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No. (BQ27CMNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26237.1
1) Checked44562.9
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
237) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ28SEDU)
TOTAL%
2) High school diploma142.5
3) Some college356.2
4) Associate degree295.1
5) Bachelors degree13523.8
6) Some grad work407.0
7) Graduate degree31555.5
Missing144 
TOTAL568100.0
238) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (BQ29SORD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10618.8
2) No45981.2
Missing147 
TOTAL565100.0
239) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed full-time. (BQ30SFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41458.6
1) Checked29341.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
240) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed part-time. (BQ30SPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59283.7
1) Checked11516.3
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
241) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: self-employed. (BQ30SSEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64691.4
1) Checked618.6
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
242) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: unemployed. (BQ30SUME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69498.2
1) Checked131.8
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
243) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: retired. (BQ30SRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65692.8
1) Checked517.2
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
244) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: full-time homemaker. (BQ30SHMR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65091.9
1) Checked578.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
245) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: student. (BQ30SSTU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69398.0
1) Checked142.0
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
246) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: other. (BQ30SOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69898.7
1) Checked91.3
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
247) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: specify other. (BQ30SSOT)
TOTAL%
1) Disabled220.0
2) All other880.0
Missing702 
TOTAL10100.0
248) If you are employed full-time, part-time or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the past year. (BQ31WKHR)
TOTAL%
5) 520.4
6) 610.2
8) 840.9
10) 10122.7
11) 1110.2
12) 1230.7
13) 1310.2
15) 15132.9
16) 1630.7
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
20) 20316.9
21) 2120.4
22) 2210.2
24) 2430.7
25) 25224.9
26) 2610.2
27) 2720.4
28) 2820.4
30) 30286.2
32) 3292.0
35) 35163.6
36) 3651.1
37) 3710.2
40) 4012327.4
42) 4220.4
45) 45347.6
48) 4820.4
50) 506714.9
52) 5220.4
55) 55143.1
57) 5720.4
58) 5820.4
60) 60224.9
65) 6540.9
70) 7040.9
72) 7210.2
76) 7610.2
80) 8010.2
82) 8210.2
97) 97 or more hours10.2
Missing263 
TOTAL449100.0
249) Please list the faith or denomination in which your spouse was raised (if more than one, list the one in which s/he was most involved). (BQ32SFAI)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist559.8
2) Disciples of Christ50.9
3) Episcopalian183.2
4) Lutheran335.9
5) United Methodist7613.5
6) Presbyterian23040.9
7) Other Presbyterian91.6
8) Reformed71.2
9) Roman Catholic478.4
10) United Church of Christ142.5
11) Non-denominational40.7
12) None193.4
13) All other458.0
Missing150 
TOTAL562100.0
250) Please list his/her current faith or denomination. (BQ32SCFA)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.2
2) Disciples of Christ20.4
3) Episcopalian91.6
4) Lutheran20.4
5) United Methodist71.3
6) Presbyterian50190.4
7) Other Presbyterian20.4
8) Reformed20.4
9) Roman Catholic61.1
10) United Church of Christ61.1
11) Non-denominational40.7
12) None40.7
13) All other81.4
Missing158 
TOTAL554100.0
251) How many children do you have? (BQ33CHLD)
TOTAL%
0) None12217.5
1) 110214.6
2) 229041.5
3) 312718.2
4) 4355.0
5) 5111.6
6) 681.1
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
9) Nine-more10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
252) Check here if you live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing. (BQ34IHOU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70699.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
253) Including yourself, how many persons live in your household? (BQ34NUHH)
TOTAL%
0) None20.3
1) 19012.9
2) 233147.4
3) 311716.7
4) 410615.2
5) 5436.2
6) 650.7
7) 720.3
8) 820.3
9) Nine-more10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
254) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (BQ35DHH)
TOTAL%
1) Single adult living alone8812.5
2) Single parent152.1
3) Married, no kids32145.7
4) Married with kids25536.3
5) Some other arrangement243.4
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
255) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (BQ36LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9513.6
2) No60486.4
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
256) What is your race or origin: white? (BQ37WHIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked436.1
1) Checked66493.9
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
257) What is your race or origin: black? (BQ37BLAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69998.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
258) What is your race or origin: Indian or Alaska native? (BQ37INDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70299.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
259) What is your race or origin: Asian? (BQ37ASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69398.0
1) Checked142.0
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
260) What is your race or origin: Hispanic? (BQ37HISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69998.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
261) What is your race or origin: some other race? (BQ37ORAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70299.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
262) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ38PRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat38555.1
2) Independent16924.2
3) Republican13419.2
4) Other111.6
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
263) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (BQ39INC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00030.4
2) $20,000-$29,999152.2
3) $30,000-$39,999466.6
4) $40,000-$49,999598.5
5) $50,000-$59,999679.7
6) $60,000-$69,9997210.4
7) $70,000-$79,999598.5
8) $80,000-$89,9998211.8
9) $90,000-$99,9997010.1
10) $100,000-$124,99910915.7
11) $125,000-$149,999395.6
12) $150,000-$199,999334.8
13) $200,000-$249,999243.5
14) $250,000 or more162.3
Missing18 
TOTAL694100.0
264) Did you or other household family members contribute any money: to your congregation, in regular giving? (BQ40GICG)
TOTAL%
1) No486.8
2) Yes65493.0
3) Wrote in a sum for all categories10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL703100.0
265) [If 'yes' to 'regular giving'] How much? (BQ40CGAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL60913117.22289962
266) Did you or other household family members 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? (BQ40GISC)
TOTAL%
1) No44663.8
2) Yes25336.2
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
267) [If 'yes' to a 'special capital campaign'] How much? (BQ40SCAM)
TOTAL%
0) None20.9
25) 2510.4
50) 5031.3
100) 100135.6
150) 15020.9
200) 200187.7
250) 25093.8
300) 30083.4
360) 36010.4
400) 40020.9
450) 45010.4
500) 5003213.7
600) 60073.0
750) 75020.9
800) 80031.3
833) 83310.4
1000) 10003414.5
1100) 110010.4
1200) 1200125.1
1400) 140010.4
1500) 1500114.7
1700) 170010.4
1705) 170510.4
1750) 175010.4
1800) 180010.4
2000) 2000208.5
2200) 220010.4
2500) 250083.4
3000) 300062.6
3380) 338010.4
4000) 400031.3
5000) 500093.8
6000) 600010.4
7000) 700010.4
8000) 800010.4
8500) 850010.4
9000) 900020.9
10000) 1000073.0
15000) 1500010.4
50000) 5000020.9
100000) 10000020.9
Missing478 
TOTAL234100.0
268) Did you or other household family members contribute any money: to your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or PC(USA), including the four churchwide special offerings—One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy? (BQ40GISA)
TOTAL%
1) No15422.0
2) Yes54778.0
Missing11 
TOTAL701100.0
269) [If 'yes' to a 'special appeal'] How much? (BQ40SAAM)
TOTAL%
0) None10.2
10) 1010.2
15) 1510.2
20) 2020.4
25) 25112.2
30) 3030.6
40) 4020.4
45) 4510.2
50) 50295.7
60) 6020.4
70) 7010.2
75) 7520.4
80) 8020.4
100) 10011923.6
120) 12010.2
125) 12520.4
141) 14110.2
150) 150255.0
180) 18010.2
185) 18510.2
200) 20010019.8
208) 20810.2
220) 22010.2
240) 24010.2
250) 250193.8
255) 25510.2
280) 28010.2
300) 300316.1
320) 32010.2
400) 400214.2
450) 45020.4
500) 5005811.5
600) 60091.8
675) 67510.2
700) 70030.6
750) 75020.4
800) 80020.4
850) 85010.2
1000) 1000183.6
1200) 120010.2
1500) 150040.8
2000) 200081.6
2300) 230010.2
3000) 300010.2
3200) 320010.2
5000) 500020.4
7500) 750010.2
12000) 1200010.2
999999) Do not know40.8
Missing207 
TOTAL505100.0
270) Did you or other household family members contribute any money: directly to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its ministries, such as Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, missions or missionaries, etc.? (BQ40GIPC)
TOTAL%
1) No45765.9
2) Yes23734.1
Missing18 
TOTAL694100.0
271) [If 'yes' to 'PC(U.S.A)'] How much? (BQ40PCAM)
TOTAL%
0) None20.9
5) 520.9
20) 2041.9
25) 2562.8
40) 4020.9
50) 503013.9
60) 6010.5
75) 7520.9
100) 1006329.2
125) 12510.5
150) 15052.3
200) 2003315.3
250) 25083.7
300) 30094.2
325) 32510.5
400) 40010.5
500) 500136.0
600) 60020.9
700) 70052.3
800) 80010.5
865) 86510.5
1000) 100052.3
1100) 110010.5
1200) 120031.4
1300) 130010.5
1500) 150010.5
1900) 190010.5
2000) 200031.4
2500) 250010.5
3000) 300010.5
5500) 550010.5
6000) 600020.9
7500) 750010.5
40000) 4000010.5
999999) Do not know20.9
Missing496 
TOTAL216100.0
272) Did you or other household family members contribute any money: directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA)? (BQ40GIRE)
TOTAL%
1) No29742.4
2) Yes40357.6
Missing12 
TOTAL700100.0
273) [If 'yes' to 'other religious causes'] How much? (BQ40REAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3649554.1490461
274) Did you or other household family members contribute any money: to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes (United Way, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, an environmental organization, an arts group, etc.)? (BQ40GINR)
TOTAL%
1) No14020.1
2) Yes55879.9
Missing14 
TOTAL698100.0
275) [If 'yes' to 'non-religious causes'] How much? (BQ40NRAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5091508.02911541
276) Survey form (SURVEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper52474.1
2) Web18325.9
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
277) State (STATE)
278) Clergy code (CLERCODE)
TOTAL%
3) 46165.2
4) 24634.8
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
279) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors47166.6
4) Specialized clergy23633.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
280) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast15121.4
2) Midwest17224.3
3) South27538.9
4) West10915.4
Missing5 
TOTAL707100.0
281) Organization year (ORGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4591837.638332
282) Total membership (TOTMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL459487.854832
283) I-SEX: What is your gender? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female23132.8
2) Male47467.2
Missing7 
TOTAL705100.0
284) I-AGE: What is your current age? _________ years old. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 27-397710.9
2) 40-4913519.2
3) 50-5930843.8
4) 60-6917124.3
5) 70-78131.8
Missing8 
TOTAL704100.0
285) 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) Democrat38555.1
2) Independent16924.2
3) Republican13419.2
4) Other111.6
Missing13 
TOTAL699100.0
286) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $29,999182.6
2) $30,000-$59,99917224.8
3) $60,000-$89,99921330.7
4) $90,000-$124,99917925.8
5) $125,000-$249,9999613.8
6) $250,000 or more162.3
Missing18 
TOTAL694100.0