Clergy and Retirement: An Exploratory Study on Housing and Financial Preparedness

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case Number (CASE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL214107.562
2) What is the estimated population of the community in which your congregation is located? (ESTPOP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL214148318.528502999
3) What is the average attendance at your church for the Sunday morning worship service? (AVATTEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL214292.729308
4) What percentage of your congregation would you estimate is 65 years of age or older? (PERC65)
TOTAL%
1) 10.5
3) 10.5
5) 31.4
7) 10.5
10) 73.3
12) 10.5
15) 167.5
18) 20.9
20) 2913.6
22) 31.4
25) 219.8
28) 31.4
30) 2511.7
33) 31.4
35) 167.5
36) 10.5
40) 167.5
45) 41.9
49) 20.9
50) 188.4
60) 94.2
65) 73.3
70) 73.3
75) 20.9
78) 10.5
80) 52.3
82) 10.5
999) 94.2
TOTAL214100.0
5) In what year were your born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
1930) 10.5
1932) 10.5
1933) 10.5
1934) 10.5
1935) 62.8
1937) 10.5
1938) 31.4
1939) 41.9
1940) 31.4
1941) 62.8
1942) 62.8
1943) 62.8
1944) 62.8
1945) 31.4
1946) 115.1
1947) 83.7
1948) 62.8
1949) 41.9
1950) 73.3
1951) 73.3
1952) 62.8
1953) 94.2
1954) 146.5
1955) 104.7
1956) 83.7
1957) 52.3
1958) 31.4
1959) 94.2
1960) 73.3
1961) 52.3
1962) 41.9
1963) 41.9
1964) 31.4
1965) 31.4
1966) 20.9
1967) 31.4
1968) 10.5
1969) 41.9
1970) 52.3
1971) 31.4
1972) 62.8
1974) 20.9
1975) 31.4
1976) 20.9
1977) 10.5
1979) 10.5
TOTAL214100.0
6) How many years of formal education have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
6) 10.5
7) 10.5
8) 10.5
11) 10.5
12) 41.9
13) 20.9
14) 157.0
15) 83.7
16) 4420.6
17) 177.9
18) 7334.1
19) 94.2
20) 3315.4
21) 20.9
22) 31.4
TOTAL214100.0
7) How long have you been the pulpit minister at your present congregation? (PRESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 2210.3
2) 2612.1
3) 115.1
4) 188.4
5) 167.5
6) 198.9
7) 83.7
8) 94.2
9) 94.2
10) 177.9
11) 62.8
12) 62.8
13) 20.9
14) 73.3
15) 52.3
16) 20.9
17) 20.9
18) 31.4
19) 20.9
20) 31.4
21) 62.8
22) 20.9
23) 10.5
25) 41.9
26) 10.5
27) 10.5
28) 10.5
29) 10.5
31) 10.5
36) 10.5
39) 10.5
47) 10.5
TOTAL214100.0
8) How many years have you been in full-time ministry? (MINISTRY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21425.26612
9) Please choose ONE of the following that best describes your retirement plans by entering a number in the blank: I plan to fully retire in ____ years (FULLRET)
TOTAL%
1) 10.5
2) 10.5
3) 20.9
4) 10.5
5) 20.9
6) 20.9
7) 10.5
8) 10.5
10) 31.4
13) 10.5
15) 62.8
16) 20.9
17) 10.5
19) 41.9
20) 52.3
23) 20.9
24) 10.5
25) 31.4
30) 73.3
35) 10.5
36) 10.5
37) 10.5
38) 10.5
40) 20.9
999) 16275.7
TOTAL214100.0
10) Please choose ONE of the following that best describes your retirement plans by entering a number in the blank: I plan to partially retire in ____ years (PARTRET)
TOTAL%
1) 20.9
2) 41.9
3) 52.3
4) 41.9
5) 73.3
6) 52.3
7) 10.5
8) 20.9
9) 10.5
10) 167.5
11) 20.9
12) 31.4
13) 20.9
14) 10.5
15) 62.8
16) 10.5
18) 10.5
20) 167.5
23) 10.5
24) 10.5
25) 52.3
27) 10.5
30) 104.7
35) 20.9
999) 11553.7
TOTAL214100.0
11) Please choose ONE of the following that best describes your retirement plans by entering a number in the blank: (enter one if this response is used) I do not plan to retire. ____ (NORETIRE)
TOTAL%
1) 5827.1
999) 15672.9
TOTAL214100.0
12) Which of the following best describes your current housing arrangement? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) I live in my own home without a mortgage167.5
2) I live in my own home with a mortgage12558.4
3) I rent a home (or apartment)41.9
4) I live in housing provided by the church6932.2
TOTAL214100.0
13) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Social security (SOCSEC)
TOTAL%
0) No4320.1
1) Yes17179.9
TOTAL214100.0
14) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Supplemental retirement income (SUPINC)
TOTAL%
0) No17883.2
1) Yes3616.8
TOTAL214100.0
15) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Individual retirement account (401K, Roth, etc.) (IRA)
TOTAL%
0) No5425.2
1) Yes16074.8
TOTAL214100.0
16) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Savings account (SAVINGS)
TOTAL%
0) No11252.3
1) Yes10247.7
TOTAL214100.0
17) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Stocks, Bonds, CDs (BONDS)
TOTAL%
0) No12759.3
1) Yes8740.7
TOTAL214100.0
18) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Pension plan (from current employer) (PENSION1)
TOTAL%
0) No19892.5
1) Yes167.5
TOTAL214100.0
19) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Pension plan (from previous employer(s)) (PENSION2)
TOTAL%
0) No20093.5
1) Yes146.5
TOTAL214100.0
20) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Spouse's employment (SPEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) No19088.8
1) Yes2411.2
TOTAL214100.0
21) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Spouse's retirement plan (SPRETPLN)
TOTAL%
0) No12658.9
1) Yes8841.1
TOTAL214100.0
22) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Income from property ownership (SPPROP)
TOTAL%
0) No18285.0
1) Yes3215.0
TOTAL214100.0
23) Please indicate which of the following sources of income are/will be available to you after the age of 65: Other (please provide brief description) (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) No18988.3
1) Yes2511.7
TOTAL214100.0
24) Retire (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
1) No6028.7
2) Partial9746.4
3) Full5224.9
Missing5 
TOTAL209100.0
25) Age Birth Year (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 1930-195310649.5
2) 1954-197910850.5
TOTAL214100.0
26) I-AGE: Age Birth Year (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 1930-195310649.5
2) 1954-197910850.5
TOTAL214100.0
27) I-EDUC: How many years of formal education have you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school diploma or less83.7
2) Some college2511.7
3) Bachelor's degree6128.5
4) Graduate degree12056.1
TOTAL214100.0