U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Leaders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID - Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. (Note: all Lutheran Congregations start with an L. (ID)
2) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
4) Lutheran410100.0
TOTAL410100.0
3) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America409100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL409100.0
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
224) United Church of Christ1100.0
Missing409 
TOTAL1100.0
5) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) None61.5
15) Baptist30.7
35) Separate Baptists in Christ10.2
37) Southern Baptist20.5
45) Brethen20.5
55) Christian and Missionary Alliances10.2
64) Church of Christ Holiness10.2
65) Church of Christ Scientist10.2
91) Episcopal Church20.5
92) Reformed Episcopal Church10.2
96) Evangelical Covenant Church10.2
99) Friends-Quakers10.2
102) Religious Society of Friends10.2
118) Lutheran13533.3
119) American Lutheran Church6716.5
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America5012.3
124) Free Lutheran Congreg10.2
125) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod409.9
126) Lutheran Church in America5112.6
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod30.7
145) Methodist61.5
155) United Methodist Church41.0
180) Greek Orthodox Archdiocese10.2
197) Presbyterian20.5
204) Presbyterian Church USA10.2
207) Christian Reformed Church in NA20.5
213) Roman Catholic Church143.4
223) Unitarian Univeralist Asso20.5
224) United Church of Christ41.0
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
6) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
15) Baptist19.1
118) Lutheran218.2
119) American Lutheran Church19.1
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America218.2
126) Lutheran Church in America19.1
145) Methodist19.1
197) Presbyterian19.1
198) Asso Reformed Presbyterian Church19.1
224) United Church of Christ19.1
Missing399 
TOTAL11100.0
7) 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)4611.2
2) About once per month399.5
3) Weekly attendance27667.3
4) Did not attend4410.7
5) Not applicable51.2
TOTAL410100.0
8) 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)327.8
2) About once per month276.6
3) Weekly attendance33180.7
4) Did not attend184.4
5) Not applicable20.5
TOTAL410100.0
9) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)92.2
2) About once per month245.9
3) Weekly attendance37090.2
4) Did not attend71.7
TOTAL410100.0
10) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.19447.4
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.15237.2
3) No6315.4
Missing1 
TOTAL409100.0
11) What is your present denomination, if any? (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
118) Lutheran10.2
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America40599.3
132) Conservative Mennonite10.2
224) United Church of Christ10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL408100.0
12) 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.133.2
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.22354.9
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.15838.9
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.123.0
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
13) 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 agree61.5
2) Agree317.6
3) Neutral-unsure338.1
4) Disagree23557.6
5) Strongly disagree10325.2
Missing2 
TOTAL408100.0
14) [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%
2) Fundamentalist10.2
3) Evangelical7318.0
4) Mainline22856.2
5) Liberal7017.2
6) None133.2
7) Other (specify)215.2
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
15) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39396.3
2) No153.7
Missing2 
TOTAL408100.0
16) [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%
3) 20.5
4) 10.3
5) 30.8
6) 20.5
7) 30.8
8) 41.0
9) 10.3
10) 82.1
11) 30.8
12) 318.0
13) 215.4
14) 277.0
15) 184.7
16) 266.7
17) 215.4
18) 266.7
19) 307.8
20) 4010.4
21) 266.7
22) 143.6
23) 71.8
24) 41.0
25) 82.1
26) 20.5
27) 30.8
28) 71.8
29) 10.3
30) 112.8
31) 20.5
33) 41.0
34) 71.8
35) 30.8
36) 30.8
37) 10.3
38) 10.3
40) 82.1
41) 10.3
42) 10.3
45) 20.5
49) 20.5
53) 10.3
Missing24 
TOTAL386100.0
17) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
21) 10.3
22) 20.5
23) 41.0
24) 143.6
25) 4210.9
26) 9624.9
27) 5414.0
28) 318.1
29) 205.2
30) 133.4
31) 82.1
32) 61.6
33) 123.1
34) 41.0
35) 92.3
36) 82.1
37) 51.3
38) 61.6
39) 41.0
40) 41.0
41) 30.8
42) 30.8
43) 20.5
44) 30.8
45) 71.8
46) 41.0
47) 30.8
48) 51.3
49) 30.8
50) 20.5
52) 20.5
53) 10.3
56) 20.5
59) 10.3
60) 10.3
Missing25 
TOTAL385100.0
18) [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%
0) None10.3
1) 182.1
2) 251.3
3) 3143.6
4) 4123.1
5) 582.1
6) 6123.1
7) 782.1
8) 871.8
9) 971.8
10) 1071.8
11) 1141.0
12) 12112.9
13) 1361.6
14) 14123.1
15) 15164.2
16) 1671.8
17) 17123.1
18) 18123.1
19) 1951.3
20) 20133.4
21) 21123.1
22) 22102.6
23) 23184.7
24) 24164.2
25) 25123.1
26) 2671.8
27) 27133.4
28) 2861.6
29) 2982.1
30) 30184.7
31) 3171.8
32) 3261.6
33) 33112.9
34) 3492.3
35) 3551.3
36) 3641.0
37) 3751.3
38) 3861.6
39) 3961.6
40) 4030.8
41) 4110.3
42) 4241.0
43) 4341.0
44) 4410.3
45) 4530.8
46) 4630.8
Missing25 
TOTAL385100.0
19) [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%
0) None30.8
1) 16617.1
2) 27118.4
3) 39524.7
4) 46216.1
5) 54912.7
6) 6225.7
7) 7102.6
8) 810.3
9) 910.3
10) 1010.3
11) 1110.3
13) 1310.3
16) 1610.3
21) 2110.3
Missing25 
TOTAL385100.0
20) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18946.7
2) No21653.3
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 126.2
1) 157.8
2) 3719.2
3) 2110.9
4) 52.6
5) 63.1
6) 94.7
7) 42.1
8) 63.1
9) 52.6
10) 126.2
11) 42.1
12) 42.1
13) 31.6
14) 42.1
15) 73.6
16) 10.5
17) 21.0
18) 42.1
19) 10.5
20) 115.7
21) 10.5
22) 21.0
23) 10.5
24) 52.6
25) 21.0
26) 10.5
27) 10.5
30) 21.0
35) 10.5
36) 10.5
37) 10.5
38) 10.5
43) 10.5
Missing217 
TOTAL193100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 14977.2
1) 21.0
2) 63.1
3) 52.6
4) 84.1
5) 31.6
6) 94.7
7) 31.6
8) 21.0
9) 21.0
10) 31.6
18) 10.5
Missing217 
TOTAL193100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)10.5
2) Other religious professional147.3
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators21.0
5) Teachers & Professors2513.0
6) All other professionals7036.3
7) Managers and administrators2714.0
8) Clerical & related workers105.2
9) Craftsman & related workers52.6
10) Operatives-factory84.1
11) Transport-laborers63.1
12) Farmers42.1
13) Service workers73.6
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman84.1
17) Volunteer63.1
Missing217 
TOTAL193100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17021976.13518101
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1946) 10.5
1948) 10.5
1954) 21.1
1955) 10.5
1957) 21.1
1958) 10.5
1959) 21.1
1960) 10.5
1961) 21.1
1962) 10.5
1964) 21.1
1965) 31.6
1966) 10.5
1968) 10.5
1969) 31.6
1970) 21.1
1971) 10.5
1972) 63.2
1973) 31.6
1974) 42.1
1975) 105.3
1976) 42.1
1977) 73.7
1978) 84.3
1979) 52.7
1980) 73.7
1981) 21.1
1982) 52.7
1983) 63.2
1984) 42.1
1985) 105.3
1986) 42.1
1987) 63.2
1988) 42.1
1989) 136.9
1990) 84.3
1991) 42.1
1992) 42.1
1993) 105.3
1994) 84.3
1995) 31.6
1996) 31.6
1997) 42.1
1998) 52.7
1999) 10.5
2000) 21.1
2001) 10.5
Missing222 
TOTAL188100.0
26) 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 ministry4611.5
2) Yes, to work in a secular position246.0
3) No33182.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
27) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None1721.5
1) 145.1
2) 2810.1
3) 31316.5
4) 422.5
5) 533.8
6) 645.1
7) 733.8
8) 822.5
9) 933.8
10) 1056.3
11) 1111.3
14) 1422.5
15) 1533.8
17) 1711.3
18) 1811.3
19) 1922.5
23) 2311.3
24) 2411.3
25) 2511.3
27) 2711.3
33) 3311.3
Missing331 
TOTAL79100.0
28) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 5368.8
1) 11.3
2) 45.2
3) 22.6
4) 11.3
5) 11.3
6) 810.4
7) 22.6
8) 22.6
9) 11.3
10) 11.3
11) 11.3
Missing333 
TOTAL77100.0
29) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None51.2
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary41.0
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity32279.7
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree297.2
6) Doctor of Ministry degree348.4
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.92.2
8) Other (Specify):10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL404100.0
30) From what educational institution (Bible college, seminary, etc.), if any, did you receive your first theological degree? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
3) Holy Cross Orthodox Theo School10.3
12) Princeton Theo Sem10.3
19) New York Theo Sem20.5
31) Union Theo Sem-NY10.3
35) Pittsburgh Theo Sem10.3
38) Lutheran Theo-Phil297.4
62) Lutheran Theo Southern Sem225.6
87) Payne Theo Sem10.3
94) Wartburg Theo Sem4712.0
107) Luther Sem10326.3
120) Univ of Chicago Div School10.3
124) Lutheran School of Theo4010.2
127) Christ Sem-Seminix30.8
133) Concordia Sem133.3
136) Notre Dame Sem10.3
156) Pacific Lutheran Theo Sem153.8
170) Pacific School of Religion10.3
234) Augustana Theo Sem-IL10.3
239) California School of Theology10.3
823) Gettsburg College or Texas Christian Univ369.2
925) Yale Univ Div School10.3
930) Duke Univ Divinity School10.3
1393) Waterloo Lutheran Sem-Canada10.3
1403) Christian Theo Sem20.5
1414) Augsburg College10.3
1450) Lutheran Bible Institute10.3
2010) Texas Lutheran College10.3
3133) Chicago Lutheran Theo Seminary10.3
9980) Concordia Sem10.3
9996) Hamma Divinity School4010.2
9997) Foreign TS or BC10.3
9999) Unknown215.4
Missing18 
TOTAL392100.0
31) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39196.5
2) No143.5
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
32) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39196.1
2) No163.9
Missing3 
TOTAL407100.0
33) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister9423.2
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister25462.7
3) Interim pastor368.9
4) Co-pastor82.0
5) Other (Specify)92.2
7) Lay pastor20.5
9) Other lay pastor20.5
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
34) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 20006416.1
1) 2001164.0
43) 4310.3
58) 5810.3
60) 6010.3
66) 6610.3
68) 6810.3
70) 7020.5
73) 7310.3
74) 7451.3
75) 7530.8
78) 7820.5
79) 7961.5
80) 8020.5
81) 8130.8
82) 8241.0
83) 8341.0
84) 8430.8
85) 8561.5
86) 8671.8
87) 8792.3
88) 8871.8
89) 8982.0
90) 9051.3
91) 91102.5
92) 92123.0
93) 93215.3
94) 94184.5
95) 95287.0
96) 96328.0
97) 97338.3
98) 98297.3
99) 995313.3
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
35) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6917.1
2) No33582.9
Missing6 
TOTAL404100.0
36) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"]If yes, how many [other congregations do you presently serve as pastor]? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 5478.3
2) 1318.8
3) 22.9
Missing341 
TOTAL69100.0
37) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4611.5
2) No35588.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"]If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)12.1
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)1939.6
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators24.2
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide612.5
6) All Other Professionals918.8
7) Managers and Administrators48.3
10) Operatives-Factory12.1
11) Transport-Laborers24.2
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers24.2
15) Homemaker12.1
17) Student12.1
Missing362 
TOTAL48100.0
39) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None4336.8
1) 16152.1
2) 2108.5
3) 332.6
Missing293 
TOTAL117100.0
40) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None4352.4
1) 13745.1
2) 222.4
Missing328 
TOTAL82100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None3940.6
1) 13536.5
2) 21010.4
3) 355.2
4) 422.1
5) 511.0
6) 622.1
7) 711.0
8) 811.0
Missing314 
TOTAL96100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None3218.9
1) 17745.6
2) 23218.9
3) 3169.5
4) 453.0
5) 521.2
6) 631.8
8) 821.2
Missing241 
TOTAL169100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None3223.7
1) 18663.7
2) 2139.6
3) 310.7
4) 421.5
6) 610.7
Missing275 
TOTAL135100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None206.9
1) 122778.3
2) 23211.0
3) 362.1
4) 420.7
5) 520.7
6) 610.3
Missing120 
TOTAL290100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None3442.5
1) 14050.0
2) 245.0
3) 322.5
Missing330 
TOTAL80100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None113.8
1) 121976.3
2) 24616.0
3) 382.8
4) 431.0
Missing123 
TOTAL287100.0
47) 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) None3753.6
1) 1710.1
2) 245.8
3) 345.8
4) 445.8
5) 522.9
6) 622.9
7) 711.4
8) 811.4
12) 1245.8
14) 1411.4
15) 1511.4
25) 2511.4
Missing341 
TOTAL69100.0
48) 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) None3437.4
1) 11415.4
2) 277.7
3) 377.7
4) 455.5
5) 533.3
6) 677.7
7) 733.3
8) 833.3
10) 1022.2
11) 1111.1
12) 1211.1
13) 1311.1
15) 1511.1
18) 1811.1
26) 2611.1
Missing319 
TOTAL91100.0
49) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None3676.6
1) 1510.6
2) 248.5
3) 312.1
4) 412.1
Missing363 
TOTAL47100.0
50) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None2311.5
1) 19447.0
2) 23819.0
3) 32512.5
4) 4105.0
5) 552.5
6) 631.5
9) 910.5
11) 1110.5
Missing210 
TOTAL200100.0
51) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Helped someone outside your family find a job? (MNT12JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23156.3
1) Checked17943.7
TOTAL410100.0
52) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked194.6
1) Checked39195.4
TOTAL410100.0
53) 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 checked133.2
1) Checked39796.8
TOTAL410100.0
54) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Contacted an elected official about a public issue? (MNT12CON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20149.0
1) Checked20951.0
TOTAL410100.0
55) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative51.2
2) Conservative5613.8
3) Moderate19548.1
4) Liberal13433.1
5) Very liberal153.7
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
56) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
TOTAL%
0) 10.2
3) 20.5
5) 41.0
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
9) 20.5
10) 30.7
12) 10.2
14) 10.2
15) 51.2
18) 20.5
20) 71.7
23) 10.2
24) 10.2
25) 92.2
27) 20.5
28) 10.2
30) 51.2
33) 10.2
34) 10.2
35) 41.0
37) 10.2
40) 164.0
42) 20.5
43) 10.2
45) 164.0
46) 20.5
47) 10.2
48) 102.5
49) 10.2
50) 9523.7
51) 20.5
52) 71.7
53) 71.7
54) 30.7
55) 4711.7
56) 30.7
57) 61.5
58) 51.2
60) 7719.2
62) 51.2
64) 20.5
65) 174.2
68) 20.5
69) 10.2
70) 92.2
75) 20.5
77) 10.2
80) 41.0
90) 10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
57) 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) None30.8
1) 110.3
2) 241.0
3) 3133.3
4) 4348.6
5) 54210.6
6) 66015.1
7) 7215.3
8) 85714.4
9) 9123.0
10) 108020.2
11) 1161.5
12) 12215.3
13) 1371.8
14) 1441.0
15) 15184.5
16) 1610.3
17) 1710.3
18) 1830.8
19) 1910.3
20) 2071.8
22) 2210.3
Missing13 
TOTAL397100.0
58) 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) None20.5
1) 1256.3
2) 27518.9
3) 39423.7
4) 46616.7
5) 55914.9
6) 6297.3
7) 782.0
8) 8194.8
10) 10164.0
11) 1110.3
12) 1210.3
15) 1510.3
Missing14 
TOTAL396100.0
59) 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) None10.3
1) 1338.6
2) 29625.1
3) 38020.9
4) 45915.4
5) 54912.8
6) 6236.0
7) 7102.6
8) 8143.7
9) 910.3
10) 1082.1
11) 1110.3
12) 1230.8
14) 1410.3
15) 1520.5
99) Less than half an hour10.3
Missing28 
TOTAL382100.0
60) 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) None2910.4
1) 112645.0
2) 26121.8
3) 3196.8
4) 4207.1
5) 5113.9
6) 631.1
7) 741.4
8) 820.7
10) 1051.8
Missing130 
TOTAL280100.0
61) 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) None7533.6
1) 18538.1
2) 23817.0
3) 3114.9
4) 452.2
5) 552.2
6) 620.9
99) Less than half an hour20.9
Missing187 
TOTAL223100.0
62) 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) None41.1
1) 16718.2
2) 28723.6
3) 36517.7
4) 44913.3
5) 53910.6
6) 6184.9
7) 741.1
8) 8174.6
9) 910.3
10) 10102.7
12) 1210.3
15) 1520.5
20) 2030.8
99) Less than half an hour10.3
Missing42 
TOTAL368100.0
63) 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%
0) None10.3
1) 1184.7
2) 24210.9
3) 34511.7
4) 45614.5
5) 55414.0
6) 6359.1
7) 7123.1
8) 8318.0
9) 920.5
10) 104311.1
11) 1110.3
12) 12143.6
13) 1310.3
14) 1410.3
15) 15133.4
16) 1630.8
20) 20112.8
22) 2210.3
24) 2410.3
28) 2810.3
Missing24 
TOTAL386100.0
64) 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) None185.6
1) 115347.8
2) 29830.6
3) 3144.4
4) 4134.1
5) 5154.7
6) 651.6
8) 820.6
10) 1020.6
Missing90 
TOTAL320100.0
65) 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) None10.3
1) 1133.4
2) 2143.7
3) 3205.2
4) 4236.0
5) 53810.0
6) 6205.2
7) 7133.4
8) 8307.9
9) 951.3
10) 108121.3
12) 12307.9
13) 1341.0
14) 1430.8
15) 15297.6
16) 1651.3
17) 1720.5
18) 1882.1
19) 1910.3
20) 20236.0
21) 2120.5
22) 2230.8
23) 2310.3
25) 2541.0
26) 2610.3
28) 2810.3
30) 3030.8
40) 4030.8
Missing29 
TOTAL381100.0
66) 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%
1) 15815.1
2) 28421.9
3) 38823.0
4) 44812.5
5) 54411.5
6) 6287.3
7) 741.0
8) 8153.9
10) 10102.6
12) 1210.3
15) 1520.5
99) Less than half an hour10.3
Missing27 
TOTAL383100.0
67) 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) None41.1
1) 17621.8
2) 211533.0
3) 35114.7
4) 4349.8
5) 53510.1
6) 6144.0
7) 741.1
8) 861.7
10) 1082.3
24) 2410.3
Missing62 
TOTAL348100.0
68) 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) None102.8
1) 111532.4
2) 211432.1
3) 35214.6
4) 4308.5
5) 5226.2
6) 661.7
8) 820.6
10) 1010.3
15) 1510.3
99) Less than half an hour20.6
Missing55 
TOTAL355100.0
69) 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) None205.9
1) 112536.7
2) 28424.6
3) 34412.9
4) 4216.2
5) 5247.0
6) 641.2
7) 720.6
8) 851.5
10) 1061.8
12) 1220.6
15) 1510.3
20) 2010.3
99) Less than half an hour20.6
Missing69 
TOTAL341100.0
70) 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)27769.4
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings4411.0
3) Teaching people about the faith215.3
4) Training people for ministry10.3
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith10.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction102.5
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins225.5
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members51.3
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision61.5
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future71.8
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs20.5
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation30.8
Missing11 
TOTAL399100.0
71) 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)328.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings15438.8
3) Teaching people about the faith6115.4
4) Training people for ministry and mission82.0
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction266.5
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins6215.6
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members51.3
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision225.5
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings30.8
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future174.3
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs41.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation30.8
Missing13 
TOTAL397100.0
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 three. (BEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)297.3
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings287.1
3) Teaching people about the faith8521.4
4) Training people for ministry and mission61.5
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith30.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction4310.8
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins8621.7
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members123.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision4912.3
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings20.5
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future328.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs71.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation153.8
Missing13 
TOTAL397100.0
73) 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)225.7
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings30.8
3) Teaching people about the faith184.7
4) Training people for ministry and mission7820.2
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith4411.4
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction174.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins174.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members4812.4
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision5113.2
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings61.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future5213.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs112.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation194.9
Missing24 
TOTAL386100.0
74) 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)92.4
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings61.6
3) Teaching people about the faith164.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission6818.1
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith4812.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction174.5
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins184.8
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members5314.1
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision287.5
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings112.9
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future5715.2
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs256.7
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation195.1
Missing35 
TOTAL375100.0
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 three. (IMPRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)51.4
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings72.0
3) Teaching people about the faith205.6
4) Training people for ministry and mission5415.1
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith349.5
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction236.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins113.1
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members4612.9
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision185.0
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings102.8
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future6117.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs195.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation4913.7
Missing53 
TOTAL357100.0
76) In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always23759.3
2) Most of the time15639.0
3) Occasionally61.5
4) Never10.3
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
77) 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 checked37792.0
1) Checked338.0
TOTAL410100.0
78) 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 checked28870.2
1) Checked12229.8
TOTAL410100.0
79) 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 checked40598.8
1) Checked51.2
TOTAL410100.0
80) 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 checked34884.9
1) Checked6215.1
TOTAL410100.0
81) 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 checked14836.1
1) Checked26263.9
TOTAL410100.0
82) 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 checked19547.6
1) Checked21552.4
TOTAL410100.0
83) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (Hours) (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) 318.1
2) 8121.0
3) 6617.1
4) 307.8
5) 4712.2
6) 143.6
7) 5714.8
8) 174.4
10) 287.3
11) 10.3
12) 20.5
13) 10.3
14) 41.0
15) 41.0
21) 10.3
23) 10.3
Missing25 
TOTAL385100.0
84) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching)? (Hours) (DAY7READ)
TOTAL%
0) None71.8
1) 14612.0
2) 26216.2
3) 35313.9
4) 44511.8
5) 55915.4
6) 6215.5
7) 7164.2
8) 8225.8
9) 930.8
10) 10287.3
11) 1110.3
12) 1241.0
14) 1441.0
15) 1520.5
17) 1710.3
20) 2061.6
21) 2110.3
30) 3010.3
Missing28 
TOTAL382100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None4312.0
1) 19426.3
2) 27320.4
3) 33610.1
4) 4277.5
5) 5298.1
6) 6164.5
7) 7174.7
8) 841.1
9) 910.3
10) 10123.4
12) 1220.6
14) 1410.3
15) 1520.6
21) 2110.3
Missing52 
TOTAL358100.0
86) 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%
0) None102.7
1) 1112.9
2) 2174.5
3) 3184.8
4) 4236.1
5) 5369.5
6) 6236.1
7) 7143.7
8) 8359.3
9) 951.3
10) 105815.4
11) 1120.5
12) 12184.8
13) 1330.8
14) 14154.0
15) 15328.5
16) 1610.3
18) 1810.3
20) 20246.4
21) 2130.8
24) 2451.3
25) 2582.1
28) 2851.3
30) 3051.3
35) 3510.3
40) 4030.8
48) 4810.3
Missing33 
TOTAL377100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
0) None30.8
1) 1174.5
2) 24812.8
3) 34913.1
4) 45113.6
5) 55013.3
6) 6297.7
7) 7164.3
8) 8328.5
9) 920.5
10) 104010.7
11) 1110.3
12) 12123.2
14) 1482.1
15) 1571.9
19) 1910.3
20) 2061.6
21) 2120.5
25) 2510.3
Missing35 
TOTAL375100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None5014.0
1) 15816.3
2) 25214.6
3) 35615.7
4) 43610.1
5) 53710.4
6) 6205.6
7) 7215.9
8) 8102.8
9) 930.8
10) 1051.4
11) 1110.3
12) 1251.4
14) 1410.3
20) 2010.3
Missing54 
TOTAL356100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None6320.8
1) 13712.2
2) 26220.5
3) 3268.6
4) 43210.6
5) 53210.6
6) 6165.3
7) 741.3
8) 8103.3
10) 10175.6
15) 1510.3
16) 1610.3
20) 2010.3
25) 2510.3
Missing107 
TOTAL303100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None7623.9
1) 18326.1
2) 25417.0
3) 3226.9
4) 4247.5
5) 5113.5
6) 6103.1
7) 7134.1
8) 872.2
9) 920.6
10) 1072.2
12) 1230.9
14) 1430.9
15) 1520.6
99) Less than one hour10.3
Missing92 
TOTAL318100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None10032.2
1) 14113.2
2) 27825.1
3) 34614.8
4) 4247.7
5) 5103.2
6) 631.0
7) 741.3
8) 810.3
10) 1020.6
12) 1210.3
15) 1510.3
Missing99 
TOTAL311100.0
92) 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
TOTAL38733709.22511890
93) 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) Yes32080.8
2) No7619.2
Missing14 
TOTAL396100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"]If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21815345.8727428
95) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"]If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1269814.27810704
96) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) None33283.4
15) 1510.3
50) 5020.5
52) 5210.3
61) 6110.3
65) 6510.3
75) 7510.3
85) 8510.3
100) 10041.0
104) 10410.3
105) 10510.3
110) 11020.5
115) 11510.3
125) 12510.3
136) 13610.3
143) 14310.3
150) 15010.3
176) 17610.3
190) 19010.3
200) 20041.0
216) 21610.3
220) 22010.3
240) 24020.5
250) 25071.8
285) 28510.3
300) 30020.5
336) 33610.3
350) 35020.5
370) 37010.3
400) 40051.3
412) 41210.3
450) 45010.3
470) 47010.3
475) 47510.3
500) 50041.0
550) 55010.3
580) 58010.3
600) 60010.3
700) 70030.8
750) 75010.3
900) 90010.3
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
97) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37493.5
2) No266.5
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
98) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38094.8
2) No215.2
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
99) 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
TOTAL35125314.09724375
100) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33884.3
2) No6315.7
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
101) 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) Never256.2
2) Once or twice15739.1
3) Three to five times17142.5
4) More than five times4912.2
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
102) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10125.2
2) No30074.8
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
103) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"]If yes, when was the last time that you took a sabbatical leave? (LSTLEAVE)
TOTAL%
0) Have not taken one yet22.1
1987) 198711.1
1990) 199011.1
1992) 199222.1
1993) 199322.1
1994) 199411.1
1995) 199522.1
1996) 199622.1
1997) 199722.1
1998) 199844.3
1999) 199988.5
2000) 200077.4
2001) 200133.2
9997) Coming up in future44.3
9998) Too new here2021.3
9999) Never3335.1
Missing316 
TOTAL94100.0
104) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"]How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) None1123.9
7) 712.2
10) 1012.2
14) 1412.2
15) 1512.2
28) 2824.3
30) 3024.3
40) 4012.2
42) 4236.5
60) 6036.5
61) 6112.2
65) 6512.2
70) 7012.2
90) 901634.8
91) 9112.2
Missing364 
TOTAL46100.0
105) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22456.6
2) No17243.4
Missing14 
TOTAL396100.0
106) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes379.3
2) No36190.7
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
107) 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 importance13332.9
2) Somewhat important20651.0
3) Somewhat unimportant327.9
4) Of little importance338.2
Missing6 
TOTAL404100.0
108) 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 members6416.0
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole12932.2
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion20851.9
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
109) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.184.5
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.18646.4
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.10425.9
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.9323.2
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
110) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible5716.7
2) Somewhat compatible15645.7
3) Somewhat incompatible267.6
4) Not at all compatible20.6
5) We do not have a clear vision.10029.3
Missing69 
TOTAL341100.0
111) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of12130.0
2) Some minor conflict22054.5
3) Major conflict184.5
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving409.9
5) Don't know51.2
Missing6 
TOTAL404100.0
112) What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33782.2
1) Checked7317.8
TOTAL410100.0
113) What was the conflict about? - Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33180.7
1) Checked7919.3
TOTAL410100.0
114) What was the conflict about? - Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36889.8
1) Checked4210.2
TOTAL410100.0
115) What was the conflict about? - Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37591.5
1) Checked358.5
TOTAL410100.0
116) What was the conflict about? - Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40298.0
1) Checked82.0
TOTAL410100.0
117) What was the conflict about? - Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32479.0
1) Checked8621.0
TOTAL410100.0
118) What was the conflict about? - Lay leadership style (CNFLLLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36388.5
1) Checked4711.5
TOTAL410100.0
119) What was the conflict about? - Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37391.0
1) Checked379.0
TOTAL410100.0
120) What was the conflict about? - Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40598.8
1) Checked51.2
TOTAL410100.0
121) What was the conflict about? - Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38794.4
1) Checked235.6
TOTAL410100.0
122) What was the conflict about? - Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40899.5
1) Checked20.5
TOTAL410100.0
123) What was the conflict about? - Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBUIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34784.6
1) Checked6315.4
TOTAL410100.0
124) What was the conflict about? - Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35686.8
1) Checked5413.2
TOTAL410100.0
125) 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 importance35588.5
2) Somewhat important399.7
3) Somewhat unimportant51.2
4) Of little importance20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
126) 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 importance31578.6
2) Somewhat important7919.7
3) Somewhat unimportant51.2
4) Of little importance20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
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? Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance28771.6
2) Somewhat important10826.9
3) Somewhat unimportant41.0
4) Of little importance20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
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? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance34686.3
2) Somewhat important5313.2
3) Somewhat unimportant20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
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 the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance32982.3
2) Somewhat important7017.5
4) Of little importance10.3
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
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? Your physical appearance. (ACPTAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance174.3
2) Somewhat important15839.5
3) Somewhat unimportant16641.5
4) Of little importance5914.8
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
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? Your gender. (ACPTGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance92.3
2) Somewhat important12631.5
3) Somewhat unimportant15739.3
4) Of little importance10827.0
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
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 race or ethnicity. (ACPTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance205.0
2) Somewhat important13132.9
3) Somewhat unimportant14837.2
4) Of little importance9924.9
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
133) 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 importance35588.5
2) Somewhat important4210.5
3) Somewhat unimportant41.0
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
134) 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 importance22957.1
2) Somewhat important15237.9
3) Somewhat unimportant184.5
4) Of little importance20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
135) 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 importance10726.9
2) Somewhat important21955.0
3) Somewhat unimportant6516.3
4) Of little importance71.8
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
136) 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 importance4812.1
2) Somewhat important25062.8
3) Somewhat unimportant8621.6
4) Of little importance143.5
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
137) 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 importance8822.1
2) Somewhat important10426.1
3) Somewhat unimportant9122.9
4) Of little importance11528.9
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
138) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance4892.3
2) Somewhat important47.7
Missing358 
TOTAL52100.0
139) 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 satisfied17242.8
2) Somewhat satisfied20450.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied215.2
4) Very dissatisfied51.2
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
140) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied24661.2
2) Somewhat satisfied12130.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied317.7
4) Very dissatisfied41.0
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied26666.8
2) Somewhat satisfied9924.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied307.5
4) Very dissatisfied30.8
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9523.8
2) Somewhat satisfied23759.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied6315.8
4) Very dissatisfied51.3
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied15939.8
2) Somewhat satisfied19047.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied4711.8
4) Very dissatisfied30.8
Missing11 
TOTAL399100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied16741.5
2) Somewhat satisfied15538.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied5814.4
4) Very dissatisfied225.5
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied17644.1
2) Somewhat satisfied16541.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied5313.3
4) Very dissatisfied51.3
Missing11 
TOTAL399100.0
146) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with lay leaders in your congregation. (SATSLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied23257.7
2) Somewhat satisfied15237.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied174.2
4) Very dissatisfied10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied18245.5
2) Somewhat satisfied17142.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied4010.0
4) Very dissatisfied71.8
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied22255.5
2) Somewhat satisfied12330.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied4812.0
4) Very dissatisfied71.8
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
149) 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 problem307.5
2) Somewhat problem10927.1
3) Very little problem17643.8
4) No problem8721.6
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
150) 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 problem4410.9
2) Somewhat problem15939.6
3) Very little problem13834.3
4) No problem6115.2
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
151) 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 problem8521.2
2) Somewhat problem19949.6
3) Very little problem8821.9
4) No problem297.2
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
152) 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) 171.8
2) Somewhat problem4611.7
3) Very little problem19148.5
4) No problem15038.1
Missing16 
TOTAL394100.0
153) 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 problem143.5
2) Somewhat problem10225.4
3) Very little problem20851.7
4) No problem7819.4
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
154) 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 problem8922.3
2) Somewhat problem20852.0
3) Very little problem8421.0
4) No problem194.8
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
155) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often92.3
2) Fairly often164.0
3) Once in a while18646.5
4) Never18947.3
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
156) 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 often143.5
2) Fairly often358.8
3) Once in a while16641.6
4) Never18446.1
Missing11 
TOTAL399100.0
157) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (YRS5LSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often71.8
2) Fairly often307.5
3) Once in a while12832.2
4) Never23258.3
5) Not applicable10.3
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
158) 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 often317.8
2) Fairly often7017.5
3) Once in a while25563.9
4) Never4310.8
Missing11 
TOTAL399100.0
159) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often20651.2
2) Fairly often13533.6
3) Once in a while5914.7
4) Never20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
160) 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 often266.5
2) Fairly often9323.1
3) Once in a while22455.7
4) Never5914.7
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
161) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often338.2
2) Fairly often9824.4
3) Once in a while22756.6
4) Never4310.7
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
162) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often7017.4
2) Fairly often11428.4
3) Once in a while19949.5
4) Never164.0
5) Not applicable30.7
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
163) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often4611.5
2) Fairly often8521.2
3) Once in a while21252.9
4) Never5614.0
5) Not applicable20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
164) 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 often194.7
2) Fairly often5212.9
3) Once in a while16240.3
4) Never6415.9
5) Not applicable10526.1
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
165) 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 often194.8
2) Fairly often5814.5
3) Once in a while20250.6
4) Never7518.8
5) Not applicable4511.3
Missing11 
TOTAL399100.0
166) 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 often112.8
2) Fairly often235.8
3) Once in a while11428.6
4) Never20050.1
5) Not applicable5112.8
Missing11 
TOTAL399100.0
167) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree379.2
2) Somewhat agree21052.1
3) Neutral or unsure379.2
4) Somewhat disagree9222.8
5) Strongly disagree276.7
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
168) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13333.4
2) Somewhat agree18145.5
3) Neutral or unsure389.5
4) Somewhat disagree338.3
5) Strongly disagree133.3
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
169) 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 agree9423.4
2) Somewhat agree18044.8
3) Neutral or unsure6415.9
4) Somewhat disagree4811.9
5) Strongly disagree164.0
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
170) 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 agree8721.6
2) Somewhat agree20550.9
3) Neutral or unsure5313.2
4) Somewhat disagree4811.9
5) Strongly disagree102.5
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
171) 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 agree19047.4
2) Somewhat agree16541.1
3) Neutral or unsure246.0
4) Somewhat disagree153.7
5) Strongly disagree71.7
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
172) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The realities of being a congregational minister or priest are very different from the expectations I once held. (AGREREAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6015.0
2) Somewhat agree12731.7
3) Neutral or unsure4812.0
4) Somewhat disagree11127.7
5) Strongly disagree5513.7
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
173) 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.9523.6
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.30776.4
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
174) 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.13232.7
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 prosp. members.27267.3
Missing6 
TOTAL404100.0
175) 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.92.2
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.30676.1
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.4110.2
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.4611.4
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
176) 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.9523.6
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.30776.4
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
177) 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.25665.8
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.13334.2
Missing21 
TOTAL389100.0
178) 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.20350.5
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.19949.5
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
179) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively14636.2
2) Somewhat positively17443.2
3) Somewhat negatively4611.4
4) Very negatively41.0
5) Not applicable338.2
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
180) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
35) 3510.3
42) 4210.3
50) 5010.3
55) 5530.9
56) 5610.3
57) 5720.6
58) 5810.3
59) 5910.3
60) 60205.8
61) 6110.3
62) 624011.7
63) 6382.3
64) 6441.2
65) 6511333.0
66) 66247.0
67) 67288.2
68) 68154.4
69) 6910.3
70) 704412.9
72) 7261.8
73) 7310.3
75) 7561.8
80) 8030.9
97) Never-until death20.6
98) Don't know30.9
99) Already retired123.5
Missing68 
TOTAL342100.0
181) In general, would you say your health is... (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent10626.1
2) Very good19247.3
3) Good8621.2
4) Fair204.9
5) Poor20.5
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
182) 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 all20450.2
2) A little bit15036.9
3) Moderately379.1
4) Quite a bit143.4
5) Extremely10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
183) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
5) 26566.1
6) 13633.9
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
184) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 5113.0
1) 379.4
2) 215.4
3) 246.1
4) 184.6
5) 112.8
6) 153.8
7) 194.8
8) 399.9
9) 4611.7
10) 6316.1
11) 4812.2
Missing18 
TOTAL392100.0
185) 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 time133.2
2) Most of the time174.2
3) Some of the time409.9
4) A little of the time8019.9
5) None of the time25362.8
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
186) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL386201.13570
187) 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 lot102.5
2) Limited a little348.4
3) Not limited at all36189.1
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
188) 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 lot153.7
2) Limited a little5212.9
3) Not limited at all33683.4
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
189) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Walking more than a mile. (LIMITWLK)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot184.5
2) Limited a little4310.7
3) Not limited at all34284.9
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
190) 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 time51.2
2) Most of the time164.0
3) Some of the time5413.3
4) A little of the time9623.7
5) None of the time23457.8
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
191) 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%
1) All of the time51.2
2) Most of the time102.5
3) Some of the time338.2
4) A little of the time7217.9
5) None of the time28370.2
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
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 any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Accomplished less than you would like. (EMOTLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20.5
2) Most of the time123.0
3) Some of the time4912.1
4) A little of the time11127.3
5) None of the time23257.1
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
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 any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Did work or activities less carefully than usual. (EMOTWORK)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time10.2
2) Most of the time61.5
3) Some of the time317.7
4) A little of the time10124.9
5) None of the time26665.7
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
194) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree246.0
2) Somewhat agree12531.3
3) Neutral or unsure297.3
4) Somewhat disagree13433.5
5) Strongly disagree8822.0
Missing10 
TOTAL400100.0
195) 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 agree61.5
2) Somewhat agree6516.1
3) Neutral or unsure389.4
4) Somewhat disagree15037.2
5) Strongly disagree14435.7
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
196) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work. (ST3NEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41.0
2) Somewhat agree328.1
3) Neutral or unsure266.6
4) Somewhat disagree10927.5
5) Strongly disagree22556.8
Missing14 
TOTAL396100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20651.9
2) Somewhat agree14336.0
3) Neutral or unsure194.8
4) Somewhat disagree215.3
5) Strongly disagree82.0
Missing13 
TOTAL397100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17844.7
2) Somewhat agree16240.7
3) Neutral or unsure256.3
4) Somewhat disagree235.8
5) Strongly disagree102.5
Missing12 
TOTAL398100.0
199) 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 agree235.7
2) Somewhat agree15037.2
3) Neutral or unsure5012.4
4) Somewhat disagree11328.0
5) Strongly disagree6716.6
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree164.0
2) Somewhat agree9222.9
3) Neutral or unsure338.2
4) Somewhat disagree14536.2
5) Strongly disagree11528.7
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19247.6
2) Somewhat agree16741.4
3) Neutral or unsure317.7
4) Somewhat disagree112.7
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing7 
TOTAL403100.0
202) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from working with people here. (ST9SATF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21353.0
2) Somewhat agree15037.3
3) Neutral or unsure225.5
4) Somewhat disagree153.7
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20651.2
2) Somewhat agree14836.8
3) Neutral or unsure256.2
4) Somewhat disagree174.2
5) Strongly disagree61.5
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18646.4
2) Somewhat agree16240.4
3) Neutral or unsure317.7
4) Somewhat disagree184.5
5) Strongly disagree41.0
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27869.3
2) Somewhat agree8922.2
3) Neutral or unsure215.2
4) Somewhat disagree82.0
5) Strongly disagree51.2
Missing9 
TOTAL401100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree123.0
2) Somewhat agree5714.2
3) Neutral or unsure5313.2
4) Somewhat disagree15939.6
5) Strongly disagree12130.1
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
207) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time112.7
2) Most of the time20650.9
3) Some of the time15137.3
4) A little of the time358.6
5) None of the time20.5
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
208) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time123.0
2) Most of the time22957.0
3) Some of the time12932.1
4) A little of the time287.0
5) None of the time41.0
Missing8 
TOTAL402100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time30.7
2) Most of the time102.5
3) Some of the time8922.0
4) A little of the time19347.8
5) None of the time10927.0
Missing6 
TOTAL404100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time51.2
2) Most of the time307.4
3) Some of the time14936.8
4) A little of the time17944.2
5) None of the time4210.4
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time286.9
2) Most of the time28770.9
3) Some of the time7418.3
4) A little of the time153.7
5) None of the time10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
212) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted5112.6
2) Somewhat delighted15437.9
3) A little delighted8721.4
4) Mixed feelings8019.7
5) Terrible215.2
6) Somewhat terrible92.2
7) Extremely terrible41.0
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
213) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted9623.7
2) Somewhat delighted17342.7
3) A little delighted7217.8
4) Mixed feelings389.4
5) Terrible204.9
6) Somewhat terrible51.2
7) Extremely terrible10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted399.6
2) Somewhat delighted14535.8
3) A little delighted11428.1
4) Mixed feelings6516.0
5) Terrible307.4
6) Somewhat terrible112.7
7) Extremely terrible10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted6917.0
2) Somewhat delighted21553.0
3) A little delighted8420.7
4) Mixed feelings286.9
5) Terrible71.7
6) Somewhat terrible30.7
Missing4 
TOTAL406100.0
216) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34885.1
2) Female6114.9
Missing1 
TOTAL409100.0
217) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Primary school thru 8th grade (K-8)10.2
4) Completed high school61.5
5) Trade certificate30.7
6) Associate degree71.7
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college19648.2
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree19447.7
Missing3 
TOTAL407100.0
218) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology123.1
2) Religion307.7
3) Philosophy164.1
4) Other Humanities12832.8
5) Natural or Physical Sciences235.9
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences9123.3
7) Technical Studies61.5
8) Fine Arts92.3
9) Education225.6
10) Journalism-Communication164.1
11) Business-Economics287.2
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ61.5
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy30.8
Missing20 
TOTAL390100.0
219) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Theology22.7
2) Religion1013.7
3) Philosophy68.2
4) Other Humanities1419.2
5) Natural or Physical Sciences68.2
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences1520.5
7) Technical Studies11.4
8) Fine Arts11.4
9) Education912.3
10) Journalism-Communication45.5
11) Business-Economics45.5
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ11.4
Missing337 
TOTAL73100.0
220) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40899.5
1) Checked20.5
TOTAL410100.0
221) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40899.5
1) Checked20.5
TOTAL410100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40999.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL410100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40999.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL410100.0
224) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92.2
1) Checked40197.8
TOTAL410100.0
225) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify) (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40699.0
1) Checked41.0
TOTAL410100.0
226) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30.8
2) No39399.2
Missing14 
TOTAL396100.0
227) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
25) 10.2
26) 20.5
27) 20.5
29) 10.2
30) 51.2
31) 51.2
32) 41.0
33) 20.5
34) 41.0
35) 10.2
36) 102.5
37) 71.7
38) 71.7
39) 102.5
40) 122.9
41) 174.2
42) 122.9
43) 102.5
44) 122.9
45) 153.7
46) 245.9
47) 133.2
48) 215.1
49) 174.2
50) 163.9
51) 174.2
52) 235.6
53) 122.9
54) 102.5
55) 143.4
56) 112.7
57) 92.2
58) 92.2
59) 143.4
60) 71.7
61) 122.9
62) 61.5
63) 30.7
64) 61.5
65) 30.7
66) 30.7
67) 10.2
68) 41.0
69) 30.7
70) 41.0
71) 20.5
72) 51.2
Missing2 
TOTAL408100.0
228) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm8621.1
2) In a small city or town13833.8
3) In a medium-sized city4410.8
4) In a suburb near a large city7618.6
5) In a large city6415.7
Missing2 
TOTAL408100.0
229) 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.)41.0
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)5212.7
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)20.5
3) Physician, Dentist, Doctor, Vet20.5
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators20.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide153.7
6) All Other Professionals6415.7
7) Managers and Administrators8821.6
8) Clerical & Related Workers71.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers409.8
10) Operatives-Factory286.9
11) Transport-Laborers286.9
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers5714.0
13) Service Workers82.0
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman112.7
Missing2 
TOTAL408100.0
230) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)420.0
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide15.0
6) All Other Professionals315.0
7) Managers and Administrators630.0
11) Transport-Laborers15.0
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers315.0
13) Service Workers15.0
14) Not in labor force15.0
Missing390 
TOTAL20100.0
231) 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%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)20.5
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)51.2
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide4511.1
6) All Other Professionals4410.8
7) Managers and Administrators122.9
8) Clerical & Related Workers5313.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers71.7
10) Operatives-Factory71.7
11) Transport-Laborers51.2
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers61.5
13) Service Workers245.9
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer19748.4
Missing3 
TOTAL407100.0
232) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)12.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide411.4
6) All Other Professionals411.4
7) Managers and Administrators411.4
8) Clerical & Related Workers514.3
9) Craftsman & Related Workers25.7
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers38.6
13) Service Workers38.6
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer822.9
18) Volunteer12.9
Missing375 
TOTAL35100.0
233) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never married225.4
2) In first marriage30474.3
3) Divorced or separated215.1
4) Widowed30.7
5) Remarried after death of spouse20.5
6) Remarried after divorce5112.5
7) In a committed relationship61.5
Missing1 
TOTAL409100.0
234) 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.)328.7
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)154.1
3) Physician, Dentist, Doctor, Vet10.3
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators61.6
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide8523.2
6) All Other Professionals10929.8
7) Managers and Administrators4111.2
8) Clerical & Related Workers297.9
9) Craftsman & Related Workers20.5
13) Service Workers133.6
14) Not in labor market, unemployed20.5
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer267.1
17) Student51.4
Missing44 
TOTAL366100.0
235) 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)417.4
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide730.4
6) All Other Professionals521.7
7) Managers and Administrators14.3
9) Craftsman & Related Workers14.3
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers14.3
13) Service Workers14.3
14) Not in labor market, unemployed14.3
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer28.7
Missing387 
TOTAL23100.0
236) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)318.6
3) Physician, Dentist, Doctor, Vet61.7
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators41.1
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide143.9
6) All Other Professionals5916.4
7) Managers and Administrators7721.4
8) Clerical & Related Workers61.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers3910.8
10) Operatives-Factory308.3
11) Transport-Laborers236.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers5314.7
13) Service Workers82.2
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman102.8
Missing50 
TOTAL360100.0
237) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)212.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide212.5
6) All Other Professionals318.8
7) Managers and Administrators318.8
9) Craftsman & Related Workers16.3
10) Operatives-Factory212.5
11) Transport-Laborers16.3
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers16.3
15) Homemaker16.3
Missing394 
TOTAL16100.0
238) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None4711.6
1) 1368.9
2) 216841.5
3) 39924.4
4) 4338.1
5) 5153.7
6) 641.0
7) 710.2
8) 810.2
9) 910.2
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0
239) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22254.1
1) None at home18845.9
TOTAL410100.0
240) 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%
0) Less than a year old10.6
1) 131.7
2) 210.6
3) 331.7
4) 442.3
5) 552.8
6) 663.4
7) 742.3
8) 842.3
9) 974.0
10) 1063.4
11) 1184.5
12) 1284.5
13) 1395.1
14) 14147.9
15) 15105.6
16) 16179.6
17) 17179.6
18) 18137.3
19) 1963.4
20) 2074.0
21) 2131.7
22) 2231.7
23) 2342.3
24) 2410.6
26) 2631.7
28) 2821.1
30) 3010.6
31) 3110.6
32) 3210.6
34) 3421.1
37) 3721.1
45) 4510.6
Missing233 
TOTAL177100.0
241) 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%
1) 53.8
2) 53.8
3) 32.3
4) 53.8
5) 86.0
6) 75.3
7) 10.8
8) 21.5
9) 107.5
10) 53.8
11) 107.5
12) 86.0
13) 107.5
14) 118.3
15) 96.8
16) 75.3
17) 86.0
18) 64.5
19) 10.8
20) 43.0
22) 10.8
23) 32.3
24) 21.5
25) 10.8
29) 10.8
Missing277 
TOTAL133100.0
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 3 at home (CHHOME3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than a year old12.3
2) 212.3
3) 337.0
4) 412.3
5) 512.3
6) 624.7
7) 737.0
8) 824.7
9) 912.3
10) 1012.3
11) 11614.0
12) 12614.0
13) 1324.7
14) 1437.0
15) 1524.7
16) 1624.7
18) 1812.3
20) 2037.0
21) 2112.3
25) 2512.3
Missing367 
TOTAL43100.0
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 4 at home (CHHOME4)
TOTAL%
1) 19.1
4) 218.2
5) 19.1
6) 19.1
9) 19.1
10) 19.1
11) 19.1
16) 19.1
18) 19.1
19) 19.1
Missing399 
TOTAL11100.0
244) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here15387.9
2) Participates elsewhere126.9
3) No95.2
Missing236 
TOTAL174100.0
245) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2 at home. (CHPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here12090.9
2) Participates elsewhere96.8
3) No32.3
Missing278 
TOTAL132100.0
246) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3 at home. (CHPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here3788.1
2) Participates elsewhere511.9
Missing368 
TOTAL42100.0
247) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here12100.0
Missing398 
TOTAL12100.0
248) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama10.2
5) Arkansas10.2
6) California153.7
8) Colorado30.7
9) Connecticut10.2
11) District of Columbia30.7
17) Illinois4410.8
18) Indiana41.0
19) Iowa204.9
20) Kansas51.2
21) Kentucky30.7
22) Louisiana10.2
24) Maryland41.0
25) Massachusetts20.5
26) Michigan153.7
27) Minnesota6014.7
29) Missouri51.2
30) Montana51.2
31) Nebraska71.7
34) New Jersey71.7
35) New Mexico10.2
36) New York317.6
37) North Carolina30.7
38) North Dakota133.2
39) Ohio194.6
40) Oklahoma20.5
41) Oregon30.7
42) Pennsylvania4210.3
44) Rhode Island10.2
45) South Carolina51.2
46) South Dakota112.7
47) Tennessee20.5
48) Texas153.7
50) Vermont10.2
51) Virginia10.2
53) Washington82.0
55) Wisconsin307.3
56) Wyoming10.2
59) Canada20.5
62) Brazil10.2
64) Other South America10.2
70) Great Britain10.2
73) Germany30.7
75) Scandinavia10.2
86) West Africa10.2
90) India10.2
98) Other Asia10.2
99) Other Pacific Island20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL409100.0
249) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Primary school thru 8th grade (K-8)10.2
4) Completed high school61.5
5) Trade certificate30.7
6) Associate degree71.7
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college19648.2
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree19447.7
Missing3 
TOTAL407100.0
250) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34885.1
2) Female6114.9
Missing1 
TOTAL409100.0
251) I-MARITAL: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married225.4
2) Married/Remarried35787.3
3) Divorced or separated215.1
4) Widowed30.7
7) In a committed relationship61.5
Missing1 
TOTAL409100.0
252) I-INCOME: 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-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) None20.5
1) Less than 25K6717.3
2) 25K-49,99928272.9
3) 50K or more369.3
Missing23 
TOTAL387100.0
253) I-PARTYID: Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative51.2
2) Conservative5613.8
3) Moderate19548.1
4) Liberal13433.1
5) Very liberal153.7
Missing5 
TOTAL405100.0