U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Southern Baptist Leaders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID - (Note: all Southern Baptist Convention Congregations start with B.) (ID)
2) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. (Note: all Southern Baptist Convention Congregations start with B.) (CONGREGA)
3) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
2) Baptist124100.0
TOTAL124100.0
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
7) American Evangelical Christian Churches10.8
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship10.8
37) Southern Baptist12298.4
TOTAL124100.0
5) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship150.0
37) Southern Baptist150.0
Missing122 
TOTAL2100.0
6) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) None1512.2
15) Baptist21.6
17) American Baptist Churches32.4
22) Conservation Baptist Association Of America10.8
24) Free Will Baptist10.8
37) Southern Baptist7359.3
45) Brethen10.8
55) Christian & Missionary Alliances10.8
58) Disciples of Christ21.6
65) Church of Christ Scientist10.8
91) Episcopal Church21.6
118) Lutheran32.4
145) Methodist43.3
155) United Methodist Church54.1
186) Assemblies of God21.6
194) United Pentecostal Church10.8
197) Presbyterian10.8
204) Presbyterian Church USA10.8
213) Roman Catholic Church32.4
237) Nondenominational10.8
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
7) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
145) Methodist1100.0
Missing123 
TOTAL1100.0
8) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your father before you were 12 years old? (ATTFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)2217.7
2) About once per month54.0
3) Weekly attendance6350.8
4) Did not attend2923.4
5) Not applicable54.0
TOTAL124100.0
9) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your mother before you were 12 years old? (ATTMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)1612.9
2) About once per month1310.5
3) Weekly attendance7963.7
4) Did not attend1512.1
5) 10.8
TOTAL124100.0
10) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)129.7
2) About once per month43.2
3) Weekly attendance9475.8
4) Did not attend1411.3
TOTAL124100.0
11) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.5645.2
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.2923.4
3) No3931.5
TOTAL124100.0
12) What is your present denomination, if any? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
7) American Evangelical Christian Churches10.8
32) Primitive Baptist10.8
37) Southern Baptist12298.4
TOTAL124100.0
13) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.5947.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.6250.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.32.4
TOTAL124100.0
14) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth"? (ALLRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree10.8
4) Disagree97.3
5) Strongly disagree11491.9
TOTAL124100.0
15) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS CATHOLIC] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a conservative, moderate, or progressive Catholic, or do none of these describe you? (CONCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative2100.0
Missing122 
TOTAL2100.0
16) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal21.7
2) Fundamentalist1814.9
3) Evangelical8872.7
4) Mainline65.0
7) Other (specify)75.8
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
17) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11996.7
2) No43.3
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
18) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] At what age did you first seriously consider that you were called to become an ordained minister or priest? (AGEMIN)
TOTAL%
10) 10.9
11) 10.9
12) 10.9
13) 76.0
14) 10.9
15) 43.4
16) 119.5
17) 76.0
18) 97.8
19) 76.0
20) 65.2
21) 97.8
22) 43.4
23) 32.6
24) 43.4
25) 43.4
26) 76.0
27) 21.7
28) 54.3
29) 54.3
30) 76.0
31) 10.9
32) 10.9
33) 10.9
38) 10.9
39) 32.6
40) 10.9
49) 10.9
50) 10.9
52) 10.9
Missing8 
TOTAL116100.0
19) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
17) 10.9
18) 21.7
19) 32.6
20) 43.4
21) 43.4
22) 65.1
23) 43.4
24) 65.1
25) 86.8
26) 119.4
27) 86.8
28) 32.6
29) 86.8
30) 108.5
31) 86.8
32) 43.4
33) 43.4
34) 10.9
35) 21.7
36) 43.4
37) 10.9
39) 10.9
40) 65.1
43) 21.7
46) 10.9
47) 10.9
49) 10.9
55) 10.9
57) 10.9
58) 10.9
Missing7 
TOTAL117100.0
20) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] Overall, how many years have you been in the ordained ministry full- or part-time for which you were paid a salary? (YRSORD)
TOTAL%
1) 10.9
3) 21.7
4) 54.3
5) 21.7
6) 21.7
7) 54.3
9) 43.4
10) 65.2
11) 43.4
12) 32.6
13) 21.7
14) 54.3
15) 86.9
16) 86.9
17) 43.4
18) 54.3
19) 32.6
20) 65.2
21) 32.6
22) 54.3
24) 21.7
25) 76.0
26) 10.9
27) 10.9
28) 10.9
29) 10.9
30) 10.9
31) 10.9
32) 10.9
33) 21.7
34) 21.7
36) 10.9
37) 10.9
38) 21.7
40) 21.7
42) 10.9
44) 10.9
45) 21.7
47) 10.9
48) 10.9
52) 10.9
Missing8 
TOTAL116100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] In how many different positions, including your current one, have you served as a paid ordained minister? (NOPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) 1714.8
2) 2824.3
3) 2925.2
4) 1714.8
5) 65.2
6) 76.1
7) 43.5
8) 10.9
9) 43.5
10) 10.9
13) 10.9
Missing9 
TOTAL115100.0
22) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8973.6
2) No3226.4
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 11.2
1) 22.4
2) 44.8
3) 67.1
4) 44.8
5) 78.3
6) 33.6
7) 44.8
8) 33.6
9) 11.2
10) 67.1
11) 33.6
12) 67.1
13) 11.2
14) 44.8
15) 67.1
18) 33.6
20) 67.1
21) 11.2
22) 33.6
27) 11.2
28) 11.2
29) 22.4
30) 33.6
33) 11.2
39) 11.2
40) 11.2
Missing40 
TOTAL84100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 7083.3
3) 33.6
5) 11.2
6) 56.0
8) 33.6
9) 11.2
10) 11.2
Missing40 
TOTAL84100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
2) Other religious professional22.2
5) Teachers & Professors44.4
6) All other professionals1617.8
7) Managers and administrators3134.4
8) Clerical & related workers11.1
9) Craftsman & related workers66.7
10) Operatives-factory1314.4
11) Transport-laborers44.4
12) Farmers22.2
13) Service workers55.6
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman55.6
17) Student11.1
Missing34 
TOTAL90100.0
26) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
TOTAL%
165) 11.2
5000) 11.2
6000) 11.2
8000) 44.9
10000) 22.5
10400) 11.2
11500) 11.2
12000) 33.7
13000) 56.2
15000) 11.2
16000) 11.2
18000) 22.5
19827) 11.2
20000) 44.9
20800) 11.2
21000) 11.2
22000) 44.9
23000) 11.2
25000) 67.4
26000) 11.2
27000) 11.2
27500) 11.2
28000) 33.7
30000) 67.4
32000) 44.9
33000) 11.2
34000) 11.2
35000) 22.5
36000) 33.7
37500) 11.2
40000) 33.7
41000) 11.2
42000) 11.2
50000) 22.5
53000) 11.2
55000) 11.2
60000) 11.2
63000) 11.2
65000) 11.2
68000) 11.2
75000) 11.2
76000) 11.2
99999) 11.2
Missing43 
TOTAL81100.0
27) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1947) 11.1
1954) 11.1
1956) 11.1
1958) 22.3
1961) 22.3
1963) 11.1
1965) 11.1
1969) 11.1
1972) 11.1
1973) 22.3
1974) 11.1
1975) 33.4
1976) 22.3
1977) 33.4
1978) 22.3
1979) 55.7
1980) 33.4
1981) 44.6
1982) 33.4
1983) 22.3
1984) 22.3
1985) 11.1
1986) 55.7
1987) 55.7
1989) 55.7
1990) 44.6
1991) 22.3
1992) 33.4
1993) 55.7
1994) 44.6
1995) 11.1
1996) 11.1
1997) 33.4
1998) 11.1
1999) 22.3
2000) 22.3
Missing37 
TOTAL87100.0
28) Since entering the ministry, have you ever left parish ministry for a time to work in non-parish ministry or in another job or occupation? (LEFTJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to work in non-parish ministry97.6
2) Yes, to work in a secular position108.4
3) No10084.0
Missing5 
TOTAL119100.0
29) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None1450.0
1) 310.7
3) 27.1
5) 27.1
6) 13.6
10) 27.1
15) 27.1
17) 13.6
19) 13.6
Missing96 
TOTAL28100.0
30) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 1657.1
3) 27.1
6) 621.4
7) 13.6
9) 27.1
10) 13.6
Missing96 
TOTAL28100.0
31) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None119.2
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary108.3
3) Bible college degree108.3
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity4134.2
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other master's degree1210.0
6) Doctor of Ministry degree2218.3
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.86.7
8) Other (Specify):65.0
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
32) From what educational institution (Bible college, seminary, etc.), if any, did you receive your first theological degree? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
7) 22.1
14) 11.0
44) 11.0
55) 66.2
66) 1010.3
129) 22.1
142) 1717.5
144) 1616.5
159) 11.0
165) 22.1
222) 11.0
224) 66.2
424) 22.1
666) 11.0
670) 11.0
742) 22.1
755) 11.0
852) 22.1
857) 22.1
1006) 11.0
1027) 11.0
1188) 11.0
1476) 11.0
1505) 22.1
1563) 22.1
3011) 22.1
9968) 11.0
9969) 11.0
9970) 11.0
9986) 11.0
9987) 11.0
9999) 66.2
Missing27 
TOTAL97100.0
33) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12198.4
2) No21.6
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
34) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9376.2
2) No2923.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
35) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister8165.9
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister3427.6
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister32.4
5) Other (Specify)43.3
9) Other lay position10.8
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
36) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 20001310.7
1) 200121.7
72) 10.8
76) 10.8
77) 10.8
78) 10.8
80) 10.8
84) 10.8
86) 21.7
87) 43.3
88) 21.7
89) 43.3
90) 32.5
91) 65.0
92) 32.5
93) 43.3
94) 54.1
95) 75.8
96) 1310.7
97) 1714.0
98) 1915.7
99) 119.1
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
37) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75.8
2) No11494.2
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"] If yes, how many other congregations do you presently serve as pastor? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 457.1
2) 114.3
4) 114.3
7) 114.3
Missing117 
TOTAL7100.0
39) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1613.2
2) No10586.8
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
40) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"] If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional425.0
6) All Other Professionals425.0
7) Managers and Administrators318.8
11) Transportation-Laborers318.8
12) Farmers16.3
17) Student16.3
Missing108 
TOTAL16100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1019.6
1) 2752.9
2) 917.6
3) 35.9
4) 12.0
6) 12.0
Missing73 
TOTAL51100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1034.5
1) 1344.8
2) 620.7
Missing95 
TOTAL29100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None844.4
1) 844.4
2) 211.1
Missing106 
TOTAL18100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None714.3
1) 2244.9
2) 1632.7
3) 36.1
10) 12.0
Missing75 
TOTAL49100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None922.5
1) 2562.5
2) 410.0
3) 12.5
4) 12.5
Missing84 
TOTAL40100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None710.8
1) 4873.8
2) 913.8
3) 11.5
Missing59 
TOTAL65100.0
47) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None934.6
1) 1557.7
2) 27.7
Missing98 
TOTAL26100.0
48) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None68.1
1) 4763.5
2) 2027.0
3) 11.4
Missing50 
TOTAL74100.0
49) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Daycare, preschool, or school employees. (DAYCFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None952.9
1) 15.9
2) 15.9
3) 15.9
10) 529.4
Missing107 
TOTAL17100.0
50) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Daycare, preschool, or school employees. (DAYCPART)
TOTAL%
0) None937.5
1) 625.0
2) 312.5
3) 14.2
4) 312.5
6) 14.2
11) 14.2
Missing100 
TOTAL24100.0
51) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None969.2
1) 215.4
2) 17.7
3) 17.7
Missing111 
TOTAL13100.0
52) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None829.6
1) 725.9
2) 518.5
3) 622.2
15) 13.7
Missing97 
TOTAL27100.0
53) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Helped someone outside your family find a job? (MNT12JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4435.5
1) Checked8064.5
TOTAL124100.0
54) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43.2
1) Checked12096.8
TOTAL124100.0
55) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation)? (MNT12CHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked129.7
1) Checked11290.3
TOTAL124100.0
56) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Contacted an elected official about a public issue? (MNT12CON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5241.9
1) Checked7258.1
TOTAL124100.0
57) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative5242.3
2) Conservative5847.2
3) Moderate1310.6
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
58) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
TOTAL%
9) 10.8
10) 10.8
15) 10.8
18) 10.8
20) 21.7
25) 10.8
30) 43.4
40) 43.4
41) 10.8
43) 10.8
45) 1512.6
47) 10.8
48) 21.7
50) 3226.9
52) 21.7
53) 21.7
55) 119.2
56) 10.8
57) 32.5
58) 10.8
60) 2319.3
62) 10.8
63) 10.8
65) 32.5
70) 21.7
75) 21.7
Missing5 
TOTAL119100.0
59) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Preaching (including sermon preparation). (HRSPRCH)
TOTAL%
0) None10.8
2) 10.8
4) 10.8
5) 43.3
6) 97.4
7) 32.5
8) 119.1
9) 10.8
10) 1915.7
12) 97.4
13) 21.7
15) 1512.4
16) 65.0
17) 10.8
18) 43.3
19) 10.8
20) 1613.2
21) 10.8
22) 21.7
23) 21.7
24) 10.8
25) 65.0
30) 32.5
32) 10.8
40) 10.8
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
60) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings. (HRSWRSP)
TOTAL%
0) None32.7
1) 119.8
2) 2522.3
3) 2219.6
4) 1917.0
5) 1513.4
6) 98.0
7) 10.9
8) 32.7
10) 32.7
14) 10.9
Missing12 
TOTAL112100.0
61) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Teaching people about the faith. (HRSFAITH)
TOTAL%
0) None10.9
1) 1815.7
2) 3833.0
3) 2118.3
4) 1714.8
5) 108.7
6) 43.5
7) 10.9
8) 10.9
10) 21.7
11) 10.9
15) 10.9
Missing9 
TOTAL115100.0
62) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Teaching people for ministry and mission. (HRSTRAIN)
TOTAL%
0) None22.2
1) 3537.6
2) 2526.9
3) 1314.0
4) 55.4
5) 66.5
6) 11.1
7) 11.1
8) 22.2
10) 22.2
12) 11.1
Missing31 
TOTAL93100.0
63) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith. (HRSCONV)
TOTAL%
0) None11.0
1) 4139.0
2) 2523.8
3) 1211.4
4) 76.7
5) 98.6
6) 21.9
8) 11.0
9) 11.0
10) 43.8
12) 11.0
13) 11.0
Missing19 
TOTAL105100.0
64) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. (HRSCOUNS)
TOTAL%
0) None10.9
1) 3027.8
2) 3128.7
3) 98.3
4) 1312.0
5) 1110.2
6) 98.3
8) 10.9
10) 21.9
15) 10.9
Missing16 
TOTAL108100.0
65) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins. (HRSVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) 119.2
2) 2117.5
3) 1411.7
4) 1310.8
5) 1915.8
6) 32.5
8) 119.2
9) 10.8
10) 1512.5
12) 32.5
14) 10.8
15) 65.0
18) 10.8
27) 10.8
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
66) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting or calling on prospective members. (HRSPROSP)
TOTAL%
0) None21.7
1) 2723.1
2) 4034.2
3) 1714.5
4) 97.7
5) 1311.1
6) 54.3
7) 10.9
8) 10.9
10) 10.9
12) 10.9
Missing7 
TOTAL117100.0
67) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision. (HRSADMIN)
TOTAL%
0) None32.8
1) 1110.1
2) 1211.0
3) 65.5
4) 87.3
5) 1412.8
6) 109.2
7) 54.6
8) 76.4
10) 1715.6
12) 43.7
15) 43.7
18) 10.9
20) 32.8
24) 10.9
25) 21.8
40) 10.9
Missing15 
TOTAL109100.0
68) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Attending congregational board and committee meetings. (HRSBOARD)
TOTAL%
0) None65.9
1) 3231.4
2) 3736.3
3) 1211.8
4) 54.9
5) 87.8
6) 11.0
9) 11.0
Missing22 
TOTAL102100.0
69) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future. (HRSVISN)
TOTAL%
0) None10.9
1) 2725.2
2) 3129.0
3) 1211.2
4) 1312.1
5) 1413.1
6) 43.7
8) 10.9
10) 21.9
12) 10.9
20) 10.9
Missing17 
TOTAL107100.0
70) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs. (HRSDENOM)
TOTAL%
0) None66.5
1) 4447.3
2) 1718.3
3) 1516.1
4) 77.5
7) 11.1
10) 11.1
99) Less than half an hour22.2
Missing31 
TOTAL93100.0
71) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation. (HRSCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) None1113.6
1) 3138.3
2) 2429.6
3) 44.9
4) 56.2
5) 33.7
8) 11.2
10) 11.2
99) Less than half an hour11.2
Missing43 
TOTAL81100.0
72) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number one. (BEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)8872.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings21.6
3) Teaching people about the faith75.7
4) Training people for ministry54.1
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith21.6
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction21.6
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins86.6
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision21.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future54.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
73) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number two. (BEST2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)86.6
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings2218.0
3) Teaching people about the faith3226.2
4) Training people for ministry and mission75.7
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith119.0
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction54.1
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1613.1
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members75.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision43.3
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.8
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future64.9
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs10.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation21.6
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
74) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number three. (BEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)119.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings97.4
3) Teaching people about the faith1714.0
4) Training people for ministry and mission43.3
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith108.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction1310.7
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1714.0
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members1310.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1411.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future97.4
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs32.5
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation10.8
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
75) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number one. (IMPRV1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)75.8
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings43.3
3) Teaching people about the faith32.5
4) Training people for ministry and mission1210.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith2218.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction119.2
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins86.7
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members97.5
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1815.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1613.3
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs43.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation65.0
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
76) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number two. (IMPRV2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)21.7
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings32.5
3) Teaching people about the faith43.4
4) Training people for ministry and mission1815.3
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith1815.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction75.9
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins65.1
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members1411.9
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1311.0
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings65.1
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1714.4
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs54.2
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation54.2
Missing6 
TOTAL118100.0
77) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number three. (IMPRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)43.5
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings21.8
3) Teaching people about the faith21.8
4) Training people for ministry and mission1614.2
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith119.7
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction98.0
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins54.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members119.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1513.3
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings65.3
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1412.4
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs76.2
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation119.7
Missing11 
TOTAL113100.0
78) In your preaching, do use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always32.5
2) Most of the time32.5
3) Occasionally1915.7
4) Never9679.3
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
79) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Children (up to age 12) (TIMECHIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11794.4
1) Checked75.6
TOTAL124100.0
80) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Youth (ages 13-18) (TIMEYTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11895.2
1) Checked64.8
TOTAL124100.0
81) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Single young adults (TIMESYAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12197.6
1) Checked32.4
TOTAL124100.0
82) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Married young adults (TIMEMYAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7358.9
1) Checked5141.1
TOTAL124100.0
83) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Middle aged adults (TIMEMDAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4233.9
1) Checked8266.1
TOTAL124100.0
84) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Older adults (TIMEOLD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7560.5
1) Checked4939.5
TOTAL124100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) 54.2
2) 54.2
3) 86.7
4) 86.7
5) 1915.8
6) 32.5
7) 2319.2
8) 43.3
9) 32.5
10) 1613.3
12) 32.5
14) 54.2
15) 65.0
16) 21.7
17) 10.8
18) 10.8
20) 43.3
24) 21.7
25) 10.8
30) 10.8
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
86) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching)? (Hours) (DAY7READ)
TOTAL%
1) 1613.9
2) 2420.9
3) 1613.9
4) 97.8
5) 1815.7
6) 76.1
7) 21.7
8) 21.7
9) 10.9
10) 108.7
12) 32.6
14) 21.7
16) 10.9
20) 43.5
Missing9 
TOTAL115100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None2018.9
1) 3129.2
2) 2018.9
3) 65.7
4) 76.6
5) 98.5
6) 43.8
7) 32.8
8) 21.9
10) 21.9
20) 21.9
Missing18 
TOTAL106100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in family life (time, other that at meals, spent on family activities)? (Hours) (DAYS7FAM)
TOTAL%
1) 21.7
2) 86.8
3) 76.0
4) 32.6
5) 1311.1
6) 1311.1
7) 54.3
8) 86.8
9) 32.6
10) 2017.1
11) 10.9
12) 54.3
13) 10.9
14) 54.3
15) 65.1
16) 21.7
17) 10.9
20) 65.1
24) 21.7
25) 10.9
28) 10.9
30) 21.7
60) 10.9
70) 10.9
Missing7 
TOTAL117100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
0) None21.8
1) 98.1
2) 2219.8
3) 1210.8
4) 1311.7
5) 2219.8
6) 76.3
7) 32.7
8) 54.5
10) 109.0
12) 10.9
14) 10.9
15) 10.9
16) 21.8
20) 10.9
Missing13 
TOTAL111100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None2424.2
1) 1010.1
2) 1111.1
3) 1717.2
4) 99.1
5) 1010.1
6) 55.1
7) 66.1
8) 33.0
9) 11.0
10) 11.0
14) 11.0
20) 11.0
Missing25 
TOTAL99100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None2529.1
1) 89.3
2) 2023.3
3) 89.3
4) 1011.6
5) 89.3
6) 33.5
10) 22.3
12) 11.2
20) 11.2
Missing38 
TOTAL86100.0
92) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None2728.4
1) 3637.9
2) 99.5
3) 66.3
4) 44.2
5) 44.2
6) 33.2
7) 33.2
10) 11.1
12) 11.1
99) Less than one hour11.1
Missing29 
TOTAL95100.0
93) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None2422.4
1) 1816.8
2) 2826.2
3) 98.4
4) 1110.3
5) 43.7
6) 87.5
8) 10.9
10) 32.8
36) 10.9
Missing17 
TOTAL107100.0
94) What is your current salary as pastor, priest, or minister prior to taxes, including fringe benefits and allowances, but excluding housing, health insurance, and pensions? (SALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11830251.38118868
95) Are you furnished with a parsonage, manse, or rectory, or provided a housing allowance (either by your congregation, denomination, or some other organization)? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10182.8
2) No2117.2
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
TOTAL%
2100) 11.5
2400) 23.0
3000) 34.5
3500) 11.5
3600) 11.5
4500) 11.5
4800) 11.5
5000) 11.5
5200) 11.5
5500) 11.5
6000) 34.5
7000) 23.0
7200) 23.0
7800) 23.0
7893) 11.5
7920) 11.5
9000) 23.0
9600) 11.5
9800) 11.5
10000) 23.0
10200) 11.5
11400) 11.5
11670) 11.5
12000) 57.6
12444) 11.5
12600) 11.5
13000) 23.0
14000) 34.5
14400) 11.5
15000) 23.0
16000) 11.5
17000) 11.5
18000) 57.6
18600) 11.5
19800) 11.5
20000) 46.1
20500) 11.5
22000) 11.5
25000) 11.5
26000) 11.5
40000) 11.5
Missing58 
TOTAL66100.0
97) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
TOTAL%
3000) 12.1
3600) 48.3
4000) 24.2
4200) 36.3
4800) 36.3
5000) 24.2
5200) 12.1
5400) 12.1
6000) 918.8
7000) 24.2
7200) 24.2
7800) 12.1
8400) 24.2
9000) 24.2
9600) 24.2
11000) 12.1
12000) 24.2
13000) 12.1
13500) 12.1
15000) 12.1
16800) 12.1
18000) 12.1
19000) 12.1
22000) 12.1
48000) 12.1
Missing76 
TOTAL48100.0
98) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) 11093.2
50) 21.7
88) 10.8
100) 10.8
175) 10.8
200) 10.8
300) 21.7
Missing6 
TOTAL118100.0
99) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9981.1
2) No2318.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
100) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9376.2
2) No2923.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
101) What is the total amount of any income that you and your family receive from sources other than your income from the church, such as spousal salary, a second job, investments, etc.? (INCOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11216573.1717522
102) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8368.0
2) No3932.0
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
103) How often during the past year did you take part in some form of continuing theological education lasting at least a full day? (CONTED)
TOTAL%
1) Never3125.4
2) Once or twice5645.9
3) Three to five times2318.9
4) More than five times129.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
104) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86.6
2) No11393.4
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
105) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] If yes, when was the last time that you took a sabbatical leave? (LSTLEAVE)
TOTAL%
2000) 233.3
2001) 350.0
9999) 116.7
Missing118 
TOTAL6100.0
106) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) None225.0
7) 112.5
10) 112.5
14) 112.5
21) 112.5
30) 112.5
104) 112.5
Missing116 
TOTAL8100.0
107) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3226.2
2) No9073.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
108) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32.5
2) No11997.5
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
109) How important would you say that the denomination of this congregation is for the way that it organizes its programs or ministries? (DNOMMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance4133.3
2) Somewhat important5343.1
3) Somewhat unimportant1613.0
4) Of little importance1310.6
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
110) In your work as a pastoral leader which of the following occupies more of your attention on a week-to-week basis? (ATENTION)
TOTAL%
1) Dealing with the problems and needs of individual members1814.6
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole3326.8
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion7258.5
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
111) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.54.1
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.3730.3
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.5746.7
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.2318.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
112) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible2422.4
2) Somewhat compatible4945.8
3) Somewhat incompatible1312.1
4) Not at all compatible10.9
5) We do not have a clear vision.2018.7
Missing17 
TOTAL107100.0
113) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of3629.3
2) Some minor conflict5443.9
3) Major conflict64.9
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving2621.1
5) Don t know10.8
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
114) What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10080.6
1) Checked2419.4
TOTAL124100.0
115) What was the conflict about? - Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10383.1
1) Checked2116.9
TOTAL124100.0
116) What was the conflict about? - Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9879.0
1) Checked2621.0
TOTAL124100.0
117) What was the conflict about? - Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11290.3
1) Checked129.7
TOTAL124100.0
118) What was the conflict about? - Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11592.7
1) Checked97.3
TOTAL124100.0
119) What was the conflict about? - Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9375.0
1) Checked3125.0
TOTAL124100.0
120) What was the conflict about? - Lay leadership style (CNFLLLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11088.7
1) Checked1411.3
TOTAL124100.0
121) What was the conflict about? - Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10887.1
1) Checked1612.9
TOTAL124100.0
122) What was the conflict about? - Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12096.8
1) Checked43.2
TOTAL124100.0
123) What was the conflict about? - Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124100.0
TOTAL124100.0
124) What was the conflict about? - Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12197.6
1) Checked32.4
TOTAL124100.0
125) What was the conflict about? - Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBUIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10584.7
1) Checked1915.3
TOTAL124100.0
126) What was the conflict about? - Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9979.8
1) Checked2520.2
TOTAL124100.0
127) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being ordained. (ACPTBO)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance7258.5
2) Somewhat important3629.3
3) Somewhat unimportant64.9
4) Of little importance97.3
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
128) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a seminary degree or certificate. (ACPTDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance2923.6
2) Somewhat important5948.0
3) Somewhat unimportant1613.0
4) Of little importance1915.4
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
129) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance11191.0
2) Somewhat important108.2
4) Of little importance10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
130) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance9678.0
2) Somewhat important2621.1
4) Of little importance10.8
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
131) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance10083.3
2) Somewhat important1915.8
3) Somewhat unimportant10.8
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
132) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your physical appearance. (ACPTAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance108.3
2) Somewhat important6352.1
3) Somewhat unimportant3327.3
4) Of little importance1512.4
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
133) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your gender. (ACPTGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance10383.7
2) Somewhat important1613.0
3) Somewhat unimportant21.6
4) Of little importance21.6
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
134) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your race or ethnicity. (ACPTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance4234.1
2) Somewhat important4939.8
3) Somewhat unimportant1613.0
4) Of little importance1613.0
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
135) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Feeling that your gifts for ministry are right for the congregation you are serving. (SUSCGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance10485.2
2) Somewhat important1713.9
3) Somewhat unimportant10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
136) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Serving a congregation that offers challenges to your creativity. (SUSCCREA)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance4638.0
2) Somewhat important6352.1
3) Somewhat unimportant129.9
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
137) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Having close relationships with your congregation's members. (SUSCCLRL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance5041.0
2) Somewhat important6754.9
3) Somewhat unimportant54.1
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
138) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Financial well-being. (SUSCFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance1713.9
2) Somewhat important7460.7
3) Somewhat unimportant2419.7
4) Of little importance75.7
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
139) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Opportunity to own your own housing. (SUSCHOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance2722.3
2) Somewhat important3428.1
3) Somewhat unimportant3226.4
4) Of little importance2823.1
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
140) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance16100.0
Missing108 
TOTAL16100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your overall effectiveness as a pastoral leader in this particular congregation. (SATSEFFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3427.9
2) Somewhat satisfied7057.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1713.9
4) Very dissatisfied10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied7561.5
2) Somewhat satisfied4133.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied54.1
4) Very dissatisfied10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied7158.2
2) Somewhat satisfied4133.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied97.4
4) Very dissatisfied10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3326.8
2) Somewhat satisfied8266.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied86.5
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3529.4
2) Somewhat satisfied5747.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2521.0
4) Very dissatisfied21.7
Missing5 
TOTAL119100.0
146) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3730.8
2) Somewhat satisfied5243.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1815.0
4) Very dissatisfied1310.8
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3731.4
2) Somewhat satisfied5849.2
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2117.8
4) Very dissatisfied21.7
Missing6 
TOTAL118100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with lay leaders in your congregation. (SATSLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5243.0
2) Somewhat satisfied6049.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied97.4
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
149) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3730.8
2) Somewhat satisfied6655.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1512.5
4) Very dissatisfied21.7
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
150) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied7158.7
2) Somewhat satisfied4335.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied75.8
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
151) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Lack of agreements over what the role of a pastor is. (PROBPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem119.0
2) Somewhat problem2621.3
3) Very little problem5948.4
4) No problem2621.3
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
152) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Difficulty of having a private life apart from my ministerial role. (PROBPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem129.8
2) Somewhat problem4032.8
3) Very little problem5343.4
4) No problem1713.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
153) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Finding time for recreation, relaxation, or personal reflection. (PROBTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem1915.7
2) Somewhat problem5243.0
3) Very little problem3831.4
4) No problem129.9
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
154) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Relationships with other clergy and staff members in the church. (PROBCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) 32.5
2) Somewhat problem1613.1
3) Very little problem5645.9
4) No problem4738.5
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
155) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Having people relate to me differently because I'm a pastor. (PROBPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem54.1
2) Somewhat problem3427.9
3) Very little problem6351.6
4) No problem2016.4
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
156) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Difficulty of reaching people with the Gospel today. (PROBREAC)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem3125.4
2) Somewhat problem6654.1
3) Very little problem1915.6
4) No problem64.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
157) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32.5
2) Fairly often10.8
3) Once in a while3427.9
4) Never8468.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
158) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry in a congregation to enter another type of ministry position? (YRS5LMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32.5
2) Fairly often1411.5
3) Once in a while5343.4
4) Never5242.6
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
159) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (YRS5LSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often21.6
2) Fairly often75.7
3) Once in a while3831.1
4) Never7561.5
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
160) In the past five years, how often have you experienced stress as a result of dealing with congregation members who are critical of your work? (YRS5STSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often86.6
2) Fairly often2923.8
3) Once in a while7158.2
4) Never1411.5
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
161) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often5847.5
2) Fairly often4335.2
3) Once in a while2016.4
4) Never10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
162) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (CONGPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very often108.2
2) Fairly often1915.6
3) Once in a while7158.2
4) Never2218.0
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
163) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often97.4
2) Fairly often3327.0
3) Once in a while6049.2
4) Never2016.4
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
164) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1613.1
2) Fairly often4839.3
3) Once in a while5343.4
4) Never43.3
5) Not applicable10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
165) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1411.6
2) Fairly often2218.2
3) Once in a while7562.0
4) Never86.6
5) Not applicable21.7
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
166) During the past year, how often have you felt that your work in this congregation did not permit you to devote adequate time to your children? (PASTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often43.3
2) Fairly often1814.9
3) Once in a while5343.8
4) Never2823.1
5) Not applicable1814.9
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
167) During the past year, how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the amount of time that your ministry takes up? (PASTSPST)
TOTAL%
1) Very often21.7
2) Fairly often129.9
3) Once in a while5847.9
4) Never4537.2
5) Not applicable43.3
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
168) During the past year, how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the financial situation in which you find yourselves by being in pastoral ministry? (PASTSPSF)
TOTAL%
1) Very often21.7
2) Fairly often1411.6
3) Once in a while4839.7
4) Never5343.8
5) Not applicable43.3
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
169) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree97.4
2) Somewhat agree6855.7
3) Neutral or unsure1310.7
4) Somewhat disagree2722.1
5) Strongly disagree54.1
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
170) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3529.2
2) Somewhat agree5646.7
3) Neutral or unsure1310.8
4) Somewhat disagree1310.8
5) Strongly disagree32.5
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
171) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Members of the congregation have a sense of excitement about the congregation's future. (AGREEXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2621.5
2) Somewhat agree6150.4
3) Neutral or unsure1714.0
4) Somewhat disagree129.9
5) Strongly disagree54.1
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
172) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The congregation's leaders are willing to change programs and structures to meet new challenges. (AGRELEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2621.3
2) Somewhat agree5948.4
3) Neutral or unsure2016.4
4) Somewhat disagree119.0
5) Strongly disagree64.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
173) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? In general, there is a good match between this congregation and my leadership. (AGREMTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4839.3
2) Somewhat agree5545.1
3) Neutral or unsure1310.7
4) Somewhat disagree54.1
5) Strongly disagree10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
174) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The realities of being a congregational minister or priest are very different to the expectations I once held. (AGREREAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1613.2
2) Somewhat agree4133.9
3) Neutral or unsure2319.0
4) Somewhat disagree3125.6
5) Strongly disagree108.3
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
175) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE1)
TOTAL%
1) In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity.5747.5
2) Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church.6352.5
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
176) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE2)
TOTAL%
1) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we first discuss the theological rationale for what we are considering.5343.8
2) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we primarily take into consideration how well it meets the desires and needs of members or prospective members.6856.2
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
177) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE3)
TOTAL%
1) I make most of the decisions; lay members generally follow my lead.119.1
2) I try to inspire and encourage lay members to make decisions and take action, although I will take action alone if I believe that it is needed.9477.7
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.97.4
4) Lay leaders make most of the decision about the congregation's directions and programs; my role is to empower them to implement their decisions.75.8
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
178) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE4)
TOTAL%
1) I enjoy keeping things stirred up and challenging my lay leaders with new ideas and programs.2722.3
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.9477.7
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
179) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE5)
TOTAL%
1) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that congregational leaders should seek to be innovative in such things as worship and music styles.9277.3
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.2722.7
Missing5 
TOTAL119100.0
180) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE6)
TOTAL%
1) My lay leaders and I regularly take time to discuss and define future needs and directions of the congregation.6453.3
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.5646.7
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
181) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively4537.2
2) Somewhat positively5545.5
3) Somewhat negatively1814.9
4) Very negatively10.8
5) Not applicable21.7
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
182) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
60) 43.7
61) 10.9
62) 76.5
65) 3229.6
66) 21.9
67) 54.6
68) 32.8
70) 2624.1
71) 10.9
73) 10.9
75) 65.6
77) 10.9
80) 10.9
85) 10.9
91) 10.9
95) When God tells me10.9
96) ASAP10.9
97) Never-until death76.5
98) Don't know65.6
99) Already retired10.9
Missing16 
TOTAL108100.0
183) In general, would you say your health is... (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent3024.8
2) Very good5847.9
3) Good2722.3
4) Fair65.0
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
184) During the past four weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal activities (including both work outside the home and housework)? (PAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all6654.1
2) A little bit3932.0
3) Moderately1613.1
4) Quite a bit10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
185) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
5) 7763.1
6) 4536.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
186) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 1411.9
1) 86.8
2) 1311.0
3) 54.2
4) 32.5
5) 32.5
7) 86.8
8) 1512.7
9) 1311.0
10) 1815.3
11) 1815.3
Missing6 
TOTAL118100.0
187) During the past four weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting friends, relatives, etc.)? (HEALTHIN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time32.5
2) Most of the time65.0
3) Some of the time119.2
4) A little of the time1915.8
5) None of the time8167.5
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
188) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
TOTAL%
132) 10.9
140) 10.9
145) 21.7
150) 32.6
153) 10.9
155) 21.7
160) 21.7
165) 43.4
167) 10.9
170) 32.6
173) 10.9
175) 65.2
176) 10.9
180) 108.6
185) 32.6
189) 10.9
190) 54.3
193) 10.9
195) 108.6
196) 10.9
200) 43.4
203) 10.9
204) 10.9
205) 43.4
207) 10.9
208) 10.9
210) 86.9
215) 32.6
220) 43.4
225) 21.7
228) 10.9
230) 54.3
235) 32.6
240) 32.6
245) 10.9
250) 43.4
258) 10.9
260) 32.6
270) 10.9
278) 10.9
300) 32.6
325) 10.9
340) 10.9
Missing8 
TOTAL116100.0
189) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf. (LIMITMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot10.8
2) Limited a little97.4
3) Not limited at all11291.8
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
190) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Climbing several flights of stairs. (LIMITSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot21.6
2) Limited a little2117.2
3) Not limited at all9981.1
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
191) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Walking more than a mile. (LIMITWLK)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot10.8
2) Limited a little1512.3
3) Not limited at all10686.9
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
192) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Accomplished less than you would like. (HLTHLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time21.6
2) Most of the time64.9
3) Some of the time2218.0
4) A little of the time1613.1
5) None of the time7662.3
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
193) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Were limited in the kind of work or other activities you could do. (HLTHWORK)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time21.7
3) Some of the time65.0
4) A little of the time2621.5
5) None of the time8771.9
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
194) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Accomplished less than you would like. (EMOTLESS)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time32.5
3) Some of the time2016.4
4) A little of the time3528.7
5) None of the time6452.5
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
195) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Did work or activities less carefully than usual. (EMOTWORK)
TOTAL%
3) Some of the time1512.4
4) A little of the time3629.8
5) None of the time7057.9
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
196) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75.8
2) Somewhat agree4940.5
3) Neutral or unsure1411.6
4) Somewhat disagree3730.6
5) Strongly disagree1411.6
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am less patient with people in my congregation than I used to be. (ST2PAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32.5
2) Somewhat agree2520.8
3) Neutral or unsure1411.7
4) Somewhat disagree4638.3
5) Strongly disagree3226.7
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work. (ST3NEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21.7
2) Somewhat agree1815.0
3) Neutral or unsure1210.0
4) Somewhat disagree4134.2
5) Strongly disagree4739.2
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
199) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5646.7
2) Somewhat agree4235.0
3) Neutral or unsure1210.0
4) Somewhat disagree75.8
5) Strongly disagree32.5
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5545.5
2) Somewhat agree4839.7
3) Neutral or unsure108.3
4) Somewhat disagree54.1
5) Strongly disagree32.5
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself frustrated in my attempts to accomplish tasks that are important to me. (ST6FRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1310.7
2) Somewhat agree4638.0
3) Neutral or unsure1714.0
4) Somewhat disagree3327.3
5) Strongly disagree129.9
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
202) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree54.1
2) Somewhat agree2924.0
3) Neutral or unsure1714.0
4) Somewhat disagree3932.2
5) Strongly disagree3125.6
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5343.8
2) Somewhat agree5444.6
3) Neutral or unsure119.1
4) Somewhat disagree32.5
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from working with people here. (ST9SATF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5243.0
2) Somewhat agree5747.1
3) Neutral or unsure86.6
4) Somewhat disagree43.3
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5444.6
2) Somewhat agree4839.7
3) Neutral or unsure1411.6
4) Somewhat disagree43.3
5) Strongly disagree10.8
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3932.2
2) Somewhat agree5646.3
3) Neutral or unsure1915.7
4) Somewhat disagree54.1
5) Strongly disagree21.7
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
207) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8973.6
2) Somewhat agree2823.1
3) Neutral or unsure43.3
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
208) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21.7
2) Somewhat agree1814.9
3) Neutral or unsure2319.0
4) Somewhat disagree4537.2
5) Strongly disagree3327.3
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time32.5
2) Most of the time8166.9
3) Some of the time3125.6
4) A little of the time65.0
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time65.0
2) Most of the time6150.4
3) Some of the time4335.5
4) A little of the time119.1
Missing3 
TOTAL121100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time43.4
3) Some of the time3630.3
4) A little of the time5142.9
5) None of the time2823.5
Missing5 
TOTAL119100.0
212) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time65.0
3) Some of the time5646.7
4) A little of the time4436.7
5) None of the time1411.7
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
213) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1512.5
2) Most of the time7965.8
3) Some of the time2218.3
4) A little of the time32.5
5) None of the time10.8
Missing4 
TOTAL120100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted1915.4
2) Somewhat delighted3730.1
3) Little delighted2722.0
4) Mixed feelings2923.6
5) Terrible75.7
6) Somewhat terrible21.6
7) Extremely terrible21.6
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted3629.3
2) Somewhat delighted5544.7
3) Little delighted2217.9
4) Mixed feelings97.3
5) Terrible10.8
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
216) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted1512.2
2) Somewhat delighted4637.4
3) Little delighted4637.4
4) Mixed feelings1310.6
5) Terrible10.8
6) Somewhat terrible10.8
7) Extremely terrible10.8
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
217) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2318.7
2) Somewhat delighted6250.4
3) Little delighted2923.6
4) Mixed feelings97.3
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
218) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male123100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
219) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school1512.2
5) Trade certificate21.6
6) Associate degree97.3
7) Bachelor s degree from a university or college5948.0
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree3830.9
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
220) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology11.0
2) Religion1817.6
4) Other Humanities1211.8
5) Natural or Physical Sciences43.9
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences1514.7
7) Technical Studies76.9
8) Fine Arts22.0
9) Education87.8
10) Journalism-Communication32.9
11) Business-Economics1312.7
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ1817.6
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy11.0
Missing22 
TOTAL102100.0
221) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
2) Religion214.3
4) Other Humanities214.3
5) Natural or Physical Sciences17.1
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences642.9
7) Technical Studies17.1
9) Education17.1
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ17.1
Missing110 
TOTAL14100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12399.2
1) Checked10.8
TOTAL124100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12298.4
1) Checked21.6
TOTAL124100.0
224) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12298.4
1) Checked21.6
TOTAL124100.0
225) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12298.4
1) Checked21.6
TOTAL124100.0
226) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64.8
1) Checked11895.2
TOTAL124100.0
227) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21.8
2) No11198.2
Missing11 
TOTAL113100.0
228) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
25) 10.8
26) 10.8
27) 10.8
29) 10.8
30) 10.8
31) 10.8
32) 21.6
33) 21.6
34) 10.8
35) 10.8
36) 32.4
37) 21.6
38) 21.6
39) 21.6
41) 21.6
42) 43.3
43) 10.8
44) 21.6
45) 21.6
46) 64.9
47) 21.6
48) 21.6
49) 21.6
50) 21.6
51) 54.1
52) 43.3
53) 32.4
54) 43.3
55) 54.1
56) 86.5
57) 86.5
58) 54.1
59) 21.6
60) 32.4
61) 43.3
62) 32.4
63) 43.3
64) 64.9
65) 32.4
66) 10.8
67) 32.4
69) 32.4
70) 10.8
72) 10.8
78) 10.8
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
229) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm3830.9
2) In a small city or town4335.0
3) In a medium-sized city1814.6
4) In a suburb near a large city1310.6
5) In a large city118.9
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
230) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC1)
TOTAL%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)43.3
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)97.3
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)10.8
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators10.8
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide64.9
6) All Other Professionals108.1
7) Managers and Administrators3427.6
8) Clerical & Related Workers10.8
9) Craftsman & Related Workers1613.0
10) Operatives-Factory2117.1
11) Transport-Laborers86.5
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers64.9
13) Service Workers10.8
14) Not in the labor market, unemployed10.8
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman43.3
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
231) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC2)
TOTAL%
6) All Other Professionals228.6
7) Managers and Administrators228.6
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers114.3
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman228.6
Missing117 
TOTAL7100.0
232) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC1)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)21.6
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide119.0
6) All Other Professionals54.1
7) Managers and Administrators32.5
8) Clerical & Related Workers1713.9
9) Craftsman & Related Workers32.5
10) Operatives-Factory75.7
11) Transport-Laborers21.6
13) Service Workers97.4
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer6351.6
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
233) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC2)
TOTAL%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide116.7
8) Clerical & Related Workers233.3
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers116.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer233.3
Missing118 
TOTAL6100.0
234) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never Married10.8
2) In first marriage11190.2
3) Divorced or separated10.8
5) Remarried after death of spouse10.8
6) Remarried after divorce64.9
7) In a committed relationship32.4
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
235) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)10.8
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)10.8
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide2622.0
6) All Other Professionals2420.3
7) Managers and Administrators1210.2
8) Clerical & Related Workers1210.2
11) Transport-Laborers10.8
13) Service Workers75.9
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer3227.1
17) Student21.7
Missing6 
TOTAL118100.0
236) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)112.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide337.5
6) All Other Professionals112.5
8) Clerical & Related Workers225.0
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer112.5
Missing116 
TOTAL8100.0
237) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)97.9
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)10.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide21.8
6) All Other Professionals1614.0
7) Managers and Administrators3127.2
8) Clerical & Related Workers10.9
9) Craftsman & Related Workers1412.3
10) Operatives-Factory1311.4
11) Transport-Laborers119.6
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers97.9
13) Service Workers21.8
14) Not in labor market, unemployed10.9
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman43.5
Missing10 
TOTAL114100.0
238) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)120.0
10) Operatives-Factory120.0
11) Transport-Laborers240.0
13) Service Workers120.0
Missing119 
TOTAL5100.0
239) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None64.9
1) 108.2
2) 5545.1
3) 3528.7
4) 129.8
5) 21.6
6) 21.6
Missing2 
TOTAL122100.0
240) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8165.3
1) None at home4334.7
TOTAL124100.0
241) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Eldest child at home (CHHOMEE)
TOTAL%
1) 11.4
3) 11.4
4) 45.5
5) 22.7
6) 11.4
7) 68.2
8) 22.7
10) 56.8
11) 34.1
12) 34.1
13) 45.5
14) 79.6
15) 68.2
16) 22.7
17) 22.7
18) 811.0
19) 11.4
20) 11.4
21) 34.1
22) 22.7
23) 34.1
24) 34.1
25) 11.4
29) 11.4
31) 11.4
Missing51 
TOTAL73100.0
242) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 2 at home (CHHOME2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than a year old11.8
1) 23.5
2) 23.5
3) 35.3
4) 11.8
5) 47.0
6) 47.0
7) 23.5
8) 58.8
10) 610.5
11) 47.0
12) 35.3
13) 47.0
14) 58.8
15) 23.5
16) 35.3
17) 23.5
18) 23.5
23) 11.8
25) 11.8
Missing67 
TOTAL57100.0
243) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 3 at home (CHHOME3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than a year old15.0
1) 15.0
2) 210.0
3) 210.0
4) 15.0
5) 210.0
6) 15.0
7) 210.0
8) 210.0
9) 15.0
11) 210.0
12) 15.0
13) 15.0
14) 15.0
Missing104 
TOTAL20100.0
244) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 4 at home (CHHOME4)
TOTAL%
3) 114.3
4) 228.6
6) 228.6
8) 114.3
21) 114.3
Missing117 
TOTAL7100.0
245) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here7197.3
3) No22.7
Missing51 
TOTAL73100.0
246) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2 at home. (CHPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here57100.0
Missing67 
TOTAL57100.0
247) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3 at home. (CHPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here20100.0
Missing104 
TOTAL20100.0
248) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here787.5
3) No112.5
Missing116 
TOTAL8100.0
249) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama43.3
4) Arizona10.8
5) Arkansas54.1
6) California21.6
8) Colorado32.4
12) Florida64.9
13) Georgia1310.6
17) Illinois43.3
18) Indiana32.4
19) Iowa21.6
20) Kansas32.4
21) Kentucky97.3
22) Louisiana10.8
24) Maryland21.6
26) Michigan21.6
27) Minnesota21.6
28) Mississippi64.9
29) Missouri32.4
31) Nebraska10.8
35) New Mexico10.8
36) New York21.6
37) North Carolina108.1
39) Ohio32.4
40) Oklahoma32.4
42) Pennsylvania10.8
45) South Carolina21.6
47) Tennessee86.5
48) Texas1411.4
51) Virginia43.3
54) West Virginia10.8
56) Wyoming21.6
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
250) I-SALARY: What is your current salary as pastor, priest, or minister prior to taxes, including fringe benefits and allowances, but excluding housing, health insurance, and pensions? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SALARY)
TOTAL%
1) <25K4336.4
2) 25K-49,9996655.9
3) 50K-74,99986.8
5) 100K+10.8
Missing6 
TOTAL118100.0
251) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) HS educ1512.2
1) Trade/Asso118.9
2) Bachelors5948.0
3) Grad degr3830.9
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
252) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
0) Male123100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
253) I-MSTATUS: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
0) Never10.8
1) Married11190.2
2) Div/Sep10.8
3) Remarried75.7
4) Comm Rel32.4
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0
254) I-POLISS: Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLISS)
TOTAL%
0) Very conservative5242.3
1) Conservative5847.2
2) Moderate1310.6
Missing1 
TOTAL123100.0