U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Methodist Leaders

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Methodist > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID - Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. (Note: all Methodist Congregations start with an M. (ID)
2) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
5) Methodist175100.0
TOTAL175100.0
3) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
155) United Methodist Church17299.4
204) Presbyterian USA10.6
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
155) United Methodist Church1100.0
Missing174 
TOTAL1100.0
5) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) None116.4
15) Baptist52.9
17) American Baptist Churches10.6
26) General Conference of Evangelical Baptist10.6
37) Southern Baptist95.3
45) Brethen52.9
69) Anderson Church of God10.6
70) Cleveland Church of God10.6
79) Church of the Nazarene10.6
91) Episcopal Church10.6
98) Foursquare Gospel10.6
117) Recognized Church of JC of LDS10.6
118) Lutheran21.2
119) American Lutheran Church10.6
145) Methodist3822.2
148) Christian Methodist Episcopal Church31.8
150) Free Methodist Church of North America10.6
152) Reformed Methodist Union Episcopal10.6
153) Southern Methodist Church10.6
155) United Methodist Church5934.5
193) Pentecostal Holiness Church10.6
197) Presbyterian52.9
204) Presbyterian Church USA21.2
213) Roman Catholic Church105.8
214) Salvation Army10.6
223) Unitarian Universalist Asso10.6
224) United Church of Christ74.1
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
6) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
48) Church of the Brethren116.7
91) Episcopal Church116.7
145) Methodist233.3
155) United Methodist Church233.3
Missing169 
TOTAL6100.0
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)2715.5
2) About once per month1910.9
3) Weekly attendance9554.6
4) Did not attend2916.7
5) Not applicable42.3
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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)1910.9
2) About once per month179.8
3) Weekly attendance12270.1
4) Did not attend169.2
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
9) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)74.0
2) About once per month126.9
3) Weekly attendance14583.3
4) Did not attend105.7
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
10) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.8147.1
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.5733.1
3) No3419.8
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
11) What is your present denomination, if any? (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
7) American Evangelical Christian Churches10.6
145) Methodist10.6
155) United Methodist Church16997.7
224) United Church of Christ21.2
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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.1910.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.8750.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.5431.0
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.137.5
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.10.6
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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 Agree52.9
2) Agree2715.6
3) Neutral-unsure148.1
4) Disagree7845.1
5) Strongly disagree4928.3
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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%
1) Pentecostal21.2
2) Fundamentalist10.6
3) Evangelical5834.5
4) Mainline6840.5
5) Liberal2615.5
6) None74.2
7) Other (specify)63.6
Missing7 
TOTAL168100.0
15) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14684.4
2) No2715.6
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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%
4) 10.7
5) 32.0
8) 64.0
10) 21.3
12) 64.0
13) 10.7
14) 53.4
15) 74.7
16) 74.7
17) 1510.1
18) 1510.1
19) 85.4
20) 74.7
21) 53.4
22) 53.4
23) 32.0
24) 32.0
25) 85.4
26) 53.4
27) 32.0
28) 10.7
29) 42.7
30) 32.0
32) 32.0
33) 10.7
34) 10.7
35) 53.4
38) 32.0
40) 10.7
41) 10.7
42) 10.7
43) 10.7
44) 10.7
45) 10.7
46) 10.7
50) 21.3
53) 10.7
54) 10.7
60) 10.7
62) 10.7
Missing26 
TOTAL149100.0
17) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
21) 10.7
22) 10.7
23) 42.8
24) 64.2
25) 117.6
26) 106.9
27) 74.9
28) 96.3
29) 85.6
30) 128.3
31) 74.9
32) 74.9
33) 53.5
34) 42.8
35) 53.5
36) 64.2
37) 10.7
38) 10.7
39) 21.4
40) 10.7
41) 42.8
42) 42.8
43) 21.4
44) 10.7
45) 42.8
46) 21.4
47) 53.5
48) 42.8
49) 10.7
51) 10.7
52) 21.4
53) 10.7
54) 10.7
58) 10.7
59) 10.7
61) 10.7
65) 10.7
Missing31 
TOTAL144100.0
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%
2) 21.4
3) 21.4
4) 32.0
5) 74.8
6) 32.0
7) 10.7
8) 42.7
9) 53.4
10) 138.8
11) 53.4
12) 42.7
13) 42.7
14) 53.4
15) 42.7
16) 64.1
17) 32.0
18) 74.8
19) 53.4
20) 64.1
21) 85.4
22) 32.0
23) 10.7
24) 64.1
25) 10.7
26) 42.7
27) 32.0
28) 21.4
29) 42.7
30) 53.4
31) 42.7
32) 10.7
33) 10.7
34) 32.0
35) 21.4
36) 10.7
38) 10.7
39) 10.7
40) 21.4
41) 10.7
43) 10.7
47) 10.7
49) 10.7
50) 10.7
Missing28 
TOTAL147100.0
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%
1) 1510.4
2) 1711.8
3) 3322.9
4) 1913.2
5) 2215.3
6) 128.3
7) 128.3
8) 42.8
9) 32.1
10) 21.4
11) 10.7
12) 10.7
14) 10.7
15) 10.7
38) 10.7
Missing31 
TOTAL144100.0
20) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11466.3
2) No5833.7
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 65.4
1) 54.5
2) 54.5
3) 1210.8
4) 65.4
5) 43.6
6) 43.6
7) 10.9
8) 32.7
9) 21.8
10) 109.0
11) 21.8
12) 32.7
13) 21.8
14) 10.9
15) 54.5
16) 10.9
17) 21.8
18) 21.8
19) 10.9
20) 76.3
21) 43.6
22) 10.9
23) 54.5
24) 10.9
25) 32.7
26) 10.9
27) 10.9
28) 21.8
30) 32.7
34) 10.9
35) 32.7
37) 10.9
40) 10.9
Missing64 
TOTAL111100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 8778.4
1) 10.9
2) 21.8
3) 43.6
4) 43.6
6) 98.1
8) 10.9
9) 10.9
10) 10.9
11) 10.9
Missing64 
TOTAL111100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
2) Other religious professional43.6
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian10.9
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators10.9
5) Teachers & Professors108.9
6) All other professionals3329.5
7) Managers and administrators2118.8
8) Clerical & related workers54.5
9) Craftsman & related workers1210.7
10) Operatives-factory43.6
11) Transport-laborers43.6
12) Farmers32.7
13) Service workers32.7
15) Homemaker10.9
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman108.9
Missing63 
TOTAL112100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10224420.4916479
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1948) 10.9
1952) 10.9
1960) 10.9
1961) 10.9
1962) 10.9
1963) 10.9
1966) 10.9
1967) 10.9
1968) 21.9
1969) 32.8
1970) 10.9
1971) 21.9
1972) 10.9
1973) 10.9
1974) 10.9
1975) 10.9
1976) 43.7
1978) 65.6
1979) 21.9
1980) 76.5
1981) 10.9
1982) 65.6
1983) 21.9
1984) 32.8
1985) 10.9
1986) 54.6
1987) 21.9
1988) 43.7
1989) 32.8
1990) 54.6
1991) 21.9
1992) 43.7
1993) 54.6
1994) 32.8
1995) 54.6
1996) 21.9
1997) 10.9
1998) 43.7
1999) 10.9
2000) 76.5
2001) 32.8
Missing67 
TOTAL108100.0
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 ministry148.2
2) Yes, to work in a secular position95.3
3) No14786.5
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
27) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None1337.1
1) 1514.3
2) 238.6
4) 425.7
5) 538.6
6) 625.7
10) 1038.6
11) 1112.9
13) 1312.9
15) 1512.9
20) 2012.9
Missing140 
TOTAL35100.0
28) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 2882.4
1) 12.9
2) 12.9
3) 12.9
6) 25.9
8) 12.9
Missing141 
TOTAL34100.0
29) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None74.1
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary137.6
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity10963.7
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree1911.1
6) Doctor of Ministry degree137.6
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.74.1
8) Other (Specify):31.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
30) 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%
5) Hartform Sem10.7
6) Drew Univ Theo School42.6
7) Gordon-Conwell Theo Sem32.0
10) Boston Univ School of Theo42.6
12) Princeton Theo Sem21.3
15) Andover Newton Theo School21.3
23) Bexley Hall32.0
39) Wesley Theo Sem53.3
44) Eastern Baptist Theo Sem10.7
54) Union Theo Sem-VA10.7
55) Southeastern Baptist Theo Sem21.3
64) Vanderbilt Univ Div School32.0
65) Memphis Theo Sem10.7
72) Asbury Theo Sem1811.8
73) Lexington Theo Sem10.7
79) Methodist Theo School85.2
105) Univ of Dubuque Theo Sem21.3
108) United Theo Sem-Twin Cities32.0
114) Meadville Lombard Theo Sem10.7
119) Chicago Theo Sem10.7
122) Garrett-Evangelical Theo Sem63.9
123) Bethany Theo Sem10.7
129) Midwestern Baptist Theo Sem10.7
132) Perkins School of Theo138.5
135) St Paul School of Theo Methodist74.6
147) Iliff School of Theo42.6
154) Claremont School of Theo21.3
170) Pacific School of Religion10.7
251) Evangelical Theo Sem-IL21.3
395) Pfeiffer College10.7
408) Asbury College10.7
431) Calvin Theo Sem10.7
668) Olivet Nazarene Univ10.7
818) Candler School of Theo149.2
823) Gettsburg College or Texas Christian Univ10.7
925) Yale Univ Div School32.0
930) Duke Univ Divinity School127.8
1403) Christian Theo Sem10.7
3005) Lancaster Theo Sem10.7
3080) Toccoa Falls College10.7
9983) Full Gospel Bible Institute10.7
9996) Hamma Divinity School10.7
9999) Unknown117.2
Missing22 
TOTAL153100.0
31) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16997.1
2) No52.9
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
32) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11667.1
2) No5732.9
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
33) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister5632.4
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister10862.4
4) Co-pastor42.3
5) Other (Specify)31.7
6) Supply or temporary10.6
7) Lay pastor10.6
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
34) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 20002816.2
78) 7810.6
81) 8110.6
82) 8210.6
86) 8610.6
87) 8710.6
88) 8842.3
89) 8910.6
91) 9121.2
92) 9242.3
93) 9352.9
94) 94116.4
95) 952112.1
96) 961810.4
97) 971810.4
98) 982212.7
99) 993419.7
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
35) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5732.9
2) No11667.1
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
36) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"] If yes, how many [other congregations do you presently serve as pastor]? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 3767.3
2) 1018.2
3) 610.9
4) 11.8
5) 11.8
Missing120 
TOTAL55100.0
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) Yes1810.5
2) No15489.5
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"] If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional527.8
5) Teachers & Professors316.7
6) All Other Professionals527.8
7) Managers and Administators316.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers15.6
12) Farmers15.6
Missing157 
TOTAL18100.0
39) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None2259.5
1) 1924.3
2) 2513.5
4) 412.7
Missing138 
TOTAL37100.0
40) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1846.2
1) 11846.2
2) 225.1
5) 512.6
Missing136 
TOTAL39100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None2252.4
1) 11126.2
2) 237.1
3) 349.5
4) 412.4
14) 1412.4
Missing133 
TOTAL42100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1419.4
1) 12129.2
2) 21926.4
3) 31115.3
4) 411.4
5) 545.6
9) 922.8
Missing103 
TOTAL72100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1631.4
1) 12651.0
2) 235.9
3) 359.8
4) 412.0
Missing124 
TOTAL51100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1110.5
1) 18076.2
2) 21110.5
3) 332.9
Missing70 
TOTAL105100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1745.9
1) 11232.4
2) 2513.5
3) 312.7
4) 425.4
Missing138 
TOTAL37100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None97.6
1) 18874.6
2) 21714.4
3) 343.4
Missing57 
TOTAL118100.0
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) None1751.5
1) 139.1
2) 226.1
3) 339.1
5) 526.1
6) 613.0
8) 813.0
10) 1013.0
16) 1626.1
30) 3013.0
Missing142 
TOTAL33100.0
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) None1530.0
1) 1714.0
2) 2510.0
3) 3714.0
4) 448.0
5) 512.0
6) 612.0
8) 836.0
10) 1012.0
12) 1212.0
15) 1512.0
16) 1612.0
18) 1812.0
30) 3012.0
80) 8012.0
Missing125 
TOTAL50100.0
49) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1684.2
1) 1315.8
Missing156 
TOTAL19100.0
50) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1115.5
1) 13143.7
2) 21723.9
3) 345.6
4) 434.2
5) 522.8
6) 611.4
7) 722.8
Missing104 
TOTAL71100.0
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 checked9956.6
1) Checked7643.4
TOTAL175100.0
52) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked116.3
1) Checked16493.7
TOTAL175100.0
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 checked63.4
1) Checked16996.6
TOTAL175100.0
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 checked8347.4
1) Checked9252.6
TOTAL175100.0
55) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative52.9
2) Conservative4526.3
3) Moderate7543.9
4) Liberal3621.1
5) Very liberal105.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
56) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
TOTAL%
5) 21.2
6) 10.6
8) 10.6
10) 31.8
13) 10.6
14) 10.6
15) 53.0
18) 10.6
20) 63.6
24) 10.6
25) 31.8
30) 84.8
35) 31.8
36) 10.6
40) 63.6
41) 21.2
42) 10.6
45) 158.9
46) 10.6
47) 31.8
48) 31.8
50) 2917.3
52) 10.6
54) 42.4
55) 1810.7
57) 21.2
58) 31.8
60) 2112.5
65) 116.5
68) 31.8
70) 63.6
75) 21.2
Missing7 
TOTAL168100.0
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%
2) 10.6
3) 84.7
4) 116.5
5) 1710.1
6) 148.3
7) 74.1
8) 2917.2
9) 53.0
10) 3420.1
11) 21.2
12) 127.1
13) 42.4
14) 10.6
15) 127.1
16) 21.2
17) 21.2
20) 74.1
22) 10.6
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
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%
1) 2213.3
2) 4426.5
3) 3018.1
4) 2112.7
5) 1911.4
6) 169.6
7) 10.6
8) 74.2
9) 10.6
10) 53.0
Missing9 
TOTAL166100.0
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) None21.3
1) 12113.5
2) 25032.3
3) 32717.4
4) 42113.5
5) 5138.4
6) 653.2
7) 742.6
8) 842.6
10) 1042.6
12) 1242.6
Missing20 
TOTAL155100.0
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) None1613.0
1) 14536.6
2) 24032.5
3) 3118.9
4) 454.1
5) 543.3
7) 710.8
9) 910.8
Missing52 
TOTAL123100.0
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) None2120.8
1) 14544.6
2) 21514.9
3) 365.9
4) 465.9
5) 544.0
7) 722.0
10) 1022.0
Missing74 
TOTAL101100.0
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) None42.7
1) 13825.7
2) 22919.6
3) 31912.8
4) 42315.5
5) 5128.1
6) 6128.1
8) 832.0
10) 1042.7
12) 1210.7
15) 1532.0
Missing27 
TOTAL148100.0
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%
1) 1127.2
2) 22112.6
3) 32313.8
4) 42112.6
5) 51810.8
6) 61710.2
7) 710.6
8) 863.6
9) 910.6
10) 102615.6
12) 1284.8
15) 1542.4
16) 1621.2
18) 1821.2
20) 2021.2
23) 2310.6
30) 3010.6
99) Less than half an hour10.6
Missing8 
TOTAL167100.0
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) None1713.9
1) 14940.2
2) 22923.8
3) 3119.0
4) 454.1
5) 564.9
6) 610.8
8) 810.8
10) 1032.5
Missing53 
TOTAL122100.0
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) None31.9
1) 195.8
2) 2117.1
3) 3138.4
4) 453.2
5) 51711.0
6) 663.9
7) 721.3
8) 81711.0
9) 910.6
10) 102314.9
12) 1263.9
14) 1421.3
15) 15159.7
16) 1610.6
18) 1810.6
19) 1910.6
20) 201711.0
24) 2410.6
25) 2521.3
30) 3010.6
Missing21 
TOTAL154100.0
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%
0) None10.7
1) 12516.6
2) 23825.2
3) 33019.9
4) 41912.6
5) 51610.6
6) 653.3
7) 732.0
8) 885.3
9) 910.7
10) 1053.3
Missing24 
TOTAL151100.0
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) None32.0
1) 14227.8
2) 24328.5
3) 32013.2
4) 41711.3
5) 5159.9
6) 621.3
7) 721.3
8) 810.7
10) 1021.3
12) 1210.7
15) 1510.7
20) 2021.3
Missing24 
TOTAL151100.0
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) None21.4
1) 14127.9
2) 24933.3
3) 32315.6
4) 4128.2
5) 5117.5
6) 642.7
7) 732.0
10) 1010.7
99) Less than half an hour10.7
Missing28 
TOTAL147100.0
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) None53.6
1) 14431.7
2) 24230.2
3) 32115.1
4) 4107.2
5) 5128.6
6) 632.2
8) 810.7
10) 1010.7
Missing36 
TOTAL139100.0
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)11266.7
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings1710.1
3) Teaching people about the faith84.8
4) Training people for ministry10.6
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith10.6
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction84.8
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins84.8
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision63.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future53.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation21.2
Missing7 
TOTAL168100.0
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)2112.5
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings5432.1
3) Teaching people about the faith2917.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission21.2
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith31.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction116.5
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins2816.7
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members21.2
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision95.4
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future53.0
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs10.6
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation21.2
Missing7 
TOTAL168100.0
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)106.0
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings127.2
3) Teaching people about the faith2615.7
4) Training people for ministry and mission53.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith10.6
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction2213.3
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins2716.3
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members31.8
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision2213.3
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings31.8
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1911.4
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs84.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation84.8
Missing9 
TOTAL166100.0
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)127.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings31.8
3) Teaching people about the faith63.6
4) Training people for ministry and mission3018.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith1710.2
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction84.8
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins169.6
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members2716.2
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision169.6
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings21.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future2012.0
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs31.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation74.2
Missing8 
TOTAL167100.0
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)10.6
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings31.8
3) Teaching people about the faith74.2
4) Training people for ministry and mission2313.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith3118.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction106.1
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins95.5
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members2917.6
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision169.7
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future159.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs95.5
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation116.7
Missing10 
TOTAL165100.0
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)31.9
3) Teaching people about the faith53.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission1811.3
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith2314.4
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction127.5
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins85.0
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members2415.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision127.5
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings74.4
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future2817.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs31.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation1710.6
Missing15 
TOTAL160100.0
76) In your preaching, do use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always2514.5
2) Most of the time9555.2
3) Occasionally3520.3
4) Never179.9
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 checked14784.0
1) Checked2816.0
TOTAL175100.0
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 checked14482.3
1) Checked3117.7
TOTAL175100.0
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 checked17499.4
1) Checked10.6
TOTAL175100.0
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 checked15286.9
1) Checked2313.1
TOTAL175100.0
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 checked8548.6
1) Checked9051.4
TOTAL175100.0
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 checked6235.4
1) Checked11364.6
TOTAL175100.0
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) 95.3
2) 1911.2
3) 1810.7
4) 137.7
5) 2615.4
6) 105.9
7) 2816.6
8) 53.0
9) 10.6
10) 2213.0
11) 21.2
12) 53.0
14) 63.6
15) 21.2
18) 10.6
21) 10.6
30) 10.6
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
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) None31.8
1) 12313.9
2) 22414.5
3) 32213.3
4) 41911.4
5) 52313.9
6) 674.2
7) 774.2
8) 884.8
9) 921.2
10) 101710.2
12) 1210.6
14) 1421.2
15) 1542.4
16) 1621.2
20) 2021.2
Missing9 
TOTAL166100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None1912.3
1) 13623.4
2) 23321.4
3) 32314.9
4) 463.9
5) 5149.1
6) 674.5
7) 763.9
8) 853.2
10) 1031.9
12) 1210.6
15) 1510.6
Missing21 
TOTAL154100.0
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) None31.9
1) 142.5
2) 2169.9
3) 353.1
4) 4127.4
5) 51911.7
6) 653.1
7) 774.3
8) 8116.8
9) 942.5
10) 103119.1
12) 1295.6
13) 1310.6
14) 1453.1
15) 1595.6
16) 1610.6
17) 1721.2
18) 1821.2
20) 2042.5
24) 2410.6
25) 2521.2
28) 2810.6
30) 3031.9
34) 3410.6
36) 3621.2
40) 4010.6
42) 4210.6
Missing13 
TOTAL162100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
0) None21.3
1) 185.1
2) 22616.5
3) 32012.7
4) 42012.7
5) 52717.1
6) 6117.0
7) 785.1
8) 8138.2
10) 1074.4
12) 1231.9
14) 1421.3
15) 1563.8
16) 1610.6
18) 1810.6
20) 2021.3
25) 2510.6
Missing17 
TOTAL158100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None2718.1
1) 11812.1
2) 22617.4
3) 32013.4
4) 41610.7
5) 51510.1
6) 674.7
7) 785.4
8) 842.7
9) 910.7
10) 1021.3
12) 1221.3
15) 1521.3
20) 2010.7
Missing26 
TOTAL149100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None3426.6
1) 11310.2
2) 22922.7
3) 3129.4
4) 4129.4
5) 586.3
6) 697.0
7) 732.3
8) 821.6
10) 1032.3
11) 1110.8
12) 1221.6
Missing47 
TOTAL128100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None4534.6
1) 14433.8
2) 264.6
3) 3107.7
4) 496.9
5) 564.6
6) 643.1
7) 732.3
8) 821.5
10) 1010.8
Missing45 
TOTAL130100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None3826.6
1) 12316.1
2) 23826.6
3) 31913.3
4) 4117.7
5) 574.9
6) 642.8
7) 710.7
10) 1021.4
Missing32 
TOTAL143100.0
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
TOTAL17031729.05915208
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) Yes14986.1
2) No2413.9
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
TOTAL%
1200) 12.0
1900) 12.0
2400) 24.0
2500) 12.0
3000) 36.0
4000) 36.0
4700) 12.0
4800) 24.0
5000) 24.0
6000) 612.0
6500) 12.0
7000) 12.0
7500) 12.0
8000) 24.0
8400) 12.0
9500) 12.0
10200) 24.0
10300) 12.0
11400) 12.0
12000) 24.0
12600) 12.0
13450) 12.0
13900) 12.0
14000) 12.0
15000) 36.0
17000) 12.0
18000) 24.0
20000) 12.0
22000) 12.0
24600) 12.0
27000) 12.0
55000) 12.0
Missing125 
TOTAL50100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
TOTAL%
450) 11.0
2400) 33.0
3000) 22.0
3600) 87.9
3960) 11.0
4000) 22.0
4200) 44.0
4500) 11.0
4800) 87.9
5000) 11.0
5400) 55.0
6000) 109.9
6500) 11.0
6600) 11.0
7000) 22.0
7200) 109.9
7500) 11.0
7800) 11.0
8000) 44.0
8200) 11.0
8400) 65.9
8500) 11.0
9000) 11.0
9600) 55.0
10200) 11.0
10800) 44.0
12000) 109.9
14400) 11.0
15000) 11.0
21600) 11.0
30000) 11.0
36000) 11.0
48000) 11.0
Missing74 
TOTAL101100.0
96) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) None13579.9
56) 5610.6
60) 6010.6
75) 7510.6
100) 10021.2
113) 11310.6
114) 11410.6
120) 12010.6
150) 15010.6
160) 16010.6
200) 20042.4
230) 23010.6
235) 23510.6
250) 25063.6
300) 30031.8
315) 31510.6
350) 35010.6
400) 40021.2
435) 43510.6
500) 50021.2
835) 83510.6
1000) 100010.6
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
97) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16292.6
2) No137.4
TOTAL175100.0
98) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15589.1
2) No1910.9
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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
TOTAL14925222.10122163
100) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12069.0
2) No5431.0
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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) Never116.3
2) Once or twice7442.3
3) Three to five times6637.7
4) More than five times2413.7
TOTAL175100.0
102) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9353.1
2) No8246.9
TOTAL175100.0
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 yet33.6
1983) 198311.2
1985) 198511.2
1989) 198911.2
1993) 199311.2
1997) 199711.2
1998) 199822.4
1999) 199922.4
2000) 200044.8
2001) 200122.4
9997) Coming up in future11.2
9998) Too new here89.6
9999) Never5667.5
Missing92 
TOTAL83100.0
104) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"]How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) None1343.3
5) 513.3
7) 7413.3
8) 813.3
30) 30516.7
70) 7013.3
120) 12013.3
365) 365310.0
730) 73013.3
Missing145 
TOTAL30100.0
105) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16493.7
2) No116.3
TOTAL175100.0
106) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14482.8
2) No3017.2
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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 importance7442.3
2) Somewhat important8045.7
3) Somewhat unimportant148.0
4) Of little importance74.0
TOTAL175100.0
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 members2816.3
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole5733.1
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion8750.6
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
109) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.126.9
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.6939.7
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.5531.6
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.3821.8
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
110) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible3022.1
2) Somewhat compatible6044.1
3) Somewhat incompatible118.1
4) Not at all compatible32.2
5) We do not have a clear vision.3223.5
Missing39 
TOTAL136100.0
111) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of4324.9
2) Some minor conflict8649.7
3) Major conflict2413.9
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving1810.4
5) Don't know21.2
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
112) What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14683.4
1) Checked2916.6
TOTAL175100.0
113) What was the conflict about? - Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14784.0
1) Checked2816.0
TOTAL175100.0
114) What was the conflict about? - Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14985.1
1) Checked2614.9
TOTAL175100.0
115) What was the conflict about? - Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15488.0
1) Checked2112.0
TOTAL175100.0
116) What was the conflict about? - Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17097.1
1) Checked52.9
TOTAL175100.0
117) What was the conflict about? - Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12772.6
1) Checked4827.4
TOTAL175100.0
118) What was the conflict about? - Lay leadership style (CNFLLLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15488.0
1) Checked2112.0
TOTAL175100.0
119) What was the conflict about? - Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15588.6
1) Checked2011.4
TOTAL175100.0
120) What was the conflict about? - Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17298.3
1) Checked31.7
TOTAL175100.0
121) What was the conflict about? - Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16795.4
1) Checked84.6
TOTAL175100.0
122) What was the conflict about? - Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17298.3
1) Checked31.7
TOTAL175100.0
123) What was the conflict about? - Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBUIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14381.7
1) Checked3218.3
TOTAL175100.0
124) What was the conflict about? - Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked13979.4
1) Checked3620.6
TOTAL175100.0
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 importance7744.3
2) Somewhat important5732.8
3) Somewhat unimportant1810.3
4) Of little importance2212.6
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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 importance6639.1
2) Somewhat important6538.5
3) Somewhat unimportant2213.0
4) Of little importance169.5
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
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 importance12773.8
2) Somewhat important4123.8
3) Somewhat unimportant42.3
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 importance15086.2
2) Somewhat important2313.2
3) Somewhat unimportant10.6
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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 importance13779.2
2) Somewhat important3419.7
3) Somewhat unimportant21.2
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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 importance95.3
2) Somewhat important10058.5
3) Somewhat unimportant5230.4
4) Of little importance105.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 importance127.0
2) Somewhat important7845.3
3) Somewhat unimportant5029.1
4) Of little importance3218.6
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 importance2917.0
2) Somewhat important7141.5
3) Somewhat unimportant4425.7
4) Of little importance2715.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 importance13175.3
2) Somewhat important4224.1
3) Somewhat unimportant10.6
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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 importance8347.7
2) Somewhat important8046.0
3) Somewhat unimportant116.3
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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 importance5230.2
2) Somewhat important9152.9
3) Somewhat unimportant2414.0
4) Of little importance52.9
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 importance2011.6
2) Somewhat important11164.2
3) Somewhat unimportant2816.2
4) Of little importance148.1
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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 importance1810.5
2) Somewhat important3319.3
3) Somewhat unimportant4325.1
4) Of little importance7745.0
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
138) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance2896.6
2) Somewhat important13.4
Missing146 
TOTAL29100.0
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 satisfied7543.6
2) Somewhat satisfied8046.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied169.3
4) Very dissatisfied10.6
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
140) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9052.6
2) Somewhat satisfied6236.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied158.8
4) Very dissatisfied42.3
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied10663.5
2) Somewhat satisfied4024.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1810.8
4) Very dissatisfied31.8
Missing8 
TOTAL167100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4928.3
2) Somewhat satisfied9856.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2413.9
4) Very dissatisfied21.2
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied7846.4
2) Somewhat satisfied7544.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied137.7
4) Very dissatisfied21.2
Missing7 
TOTAL168100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied6639.1
2) Somewhat satisfied6236.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied3017.8
4) Very dissatisfied116.5
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5934.3
2) Somewhat satisfied8247.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2816.3
4) Very dissatisfied31.7
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 satisfied9555.9
2) Somewhat satisfied6135.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied137.6
4) Very dissatisfied10.6
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied7543.9
2) Somewhat satisfied6839.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2313.5
4) Very dissatisfied52.9
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9153.2
2) Somewhat satisfied5733.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2011.7
4) Very dissatisfied31.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 problem127.1
2) Somewhat problem5130.0
3) Very little problem7141.8
4) No problem3621.2
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 problem158.7
2) Somewhat problem7342.2
3) Very little problem5732.9
4) No problem2816.2
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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 problem3319.2
2) Somewhat problem7744.8
3) Very little problem3520.3
4) No problem2715.7
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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) Great problem52.9
2) Somewhat problem2112.4
3) Very little problem6739.4
4) No problem7745.3
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 problem116.4
2) Somewhat problem4827.9
3) Very little problem8247.7
4) No problem3118.0
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 problem4123.8
2) Somewhat problem8147.1
3) Very little problem3721.5
4) No problem137.6
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
155) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often10.6
2) Fairly often127.0
3) Once in a while8046.5
4) Never7945.9
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 often63.5
2) Fairly often2313.3
3) Once in a while6939.9
4) Never7543.4
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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 often42.4
2) Fairly often74.1
3) Once in a while6940.8
4) Never8952.7
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
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 often2313.3
2) Fairly often3218.5
3) Once in a while10460.1
4) Never148.1
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
159) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often8749.7
2) Fairly often5430.9
3) Once in a while3419.4
TOTAL175100.0
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 often1810.3
2) Fairly often2614.9
3) Once in a while10459.8
4) Never2614.9
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
161) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2011.5
2) Fairly often4626.4
3) Once in a while8951.1
4) Never1910.9
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
162) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2816.4
2) Fairly often4325.1
3) Once in a while9354.4
4) Never74.1
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
163) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2212.9
2) Fairly often3721.8
3) Once in a while8851.8
4) Never2313.5
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 often84.7
2) Fairly often158.8
3) Once in a while5834.1
4) Never4627.1
5) Not applicable4325.3
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 often137.7
2) Fairly often95.4
3) Once in a while8450.0
4) Never4325.6
5) Not applicable1911.3
Missing7 
TOTAL168100.0
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 often31.8
2) Fairly often137.7
3) Once in a while4828.4
4) Never7946.7
5) Not applicable2615.4
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
167) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree84.7
2) Somewhat agree7845.3
3) Neutral or unsure2414.0
4) Somewhat disagree4224.4
5) Strongly disagree2011.6
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
168) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6035.3
2) Somewhat agree6337.1
3) Neutral or unsure1810.6
4) Somewhat disagree2112.4
5) Strongly disagree84.7
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 agree3822.1
2) Somewhat agree6739.0
3) Neutral or unsure3017.4
4) Somewhat disagree2916.9
5) Strongly disagree84.7
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 agree3017.5
2) Somewhat agree8348.5
3) Neutral or unsure2313.5
4) Somewhat disagree2917.0
5) Strongly disagree63.5
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 agree7845.6
2) Somewhat agree6336.8
3) Neutral or unsure179.9
4) Somewhat disagree105.8
5) Strongly disagree31.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
172) 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 agree2414.0
2) Somewhat agree6839.8
3) Neutral or unsure3017.5
4) Somewhat disagree3118.1
5) Strongly disagree1810.5
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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.6537.6
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.10862.4
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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.3419.8
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 prosp. members.13880.2
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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.10.6
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.14181.5
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.105.8
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.2112.1
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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.5431.2
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.11968.8
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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.13178.0
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.3722.0
Missing7 
TOTAL168100.0
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.7945.9
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.9354.1
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
179) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively6538.0
2) Somewhat positively6638.6
3) Somewhat negatively2514.6
4) Very negatively42.3
5) Not applicable116.4
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
180) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
42) 4210.7
50) 5010.7
55) 5532.0
58) 5810.7
60) 6085.3
61) 6110.7
62) 621610.5
63) 6353.3
64) 6421.3
65) 654730.9
66) 6653.3
67) 6763.9
68) 6842.6
70) 703623.7
72) 7210.7
75) 7521.3
76) 7610.7
80) 8021.3
96) ASAP10.7
97) Never-until death21.3
98) Don't know21.3
99) Already retired53.3
Missing23 
TOTAL152100.0
181) In general, would you say your health is... (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent4324.7
2) Very good6939.7
3) Good4525.9
4) Fair158.6
5) Poor21.1
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
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 all8750.0
2) A little bit5431.0
3) Moderately2514.4
4) Quite a bit63.4
5) Extremely21.1
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
183) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
5) 11366.5
6) 5733.5
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
184) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 1710.4
1) 148.5
2) 169.8
3) 127.3
4) 116.7
5) 127.3
6) 74.3
7) 84.9
8) 2213.4
9) 169.8
10) 127.3
11) 1710.4
Missing11 
TOTAL164100.0
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 time63.5
2) Most of the time95.2
3) Some of the time2413.9
4) A little of the time3319.1
5) None of the time10158.4
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
186) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL163203.63875
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 lot74.1
2) Limited a little1911.0
3) Not limited at all14684.9
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 lot42.4
2) Limited a little3218.8
3) Not limited at all13478.8
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 lot74.1
2) Limited a little2715.8
3) Not limited at all13780.1
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 time31.7
2) Most of the time74.0
3) Some of the time3117.9
4) A little of the time3218.5
5) None of the time10057.8
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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%
2) Most of the time74.1
3) Some of the time2414.0
4) A little of the time3721.6
5) None of the time10360.2
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 time31.7
2) Most of the time52.9
3) Some of the time2615.0
4) A little of the time4928.3
5) None of the time9052.0
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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 time21.2
2) Most of the time10.6
3) Some of the time2011.7
4) A little of the time4425.7
5) None of the time10460.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
194) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree127.0
2) Somewhat agree5230.4
3) Neutral or unsure2313.5
4) Somewhat disagree4727.5
5) Strongly disagree3721.6
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 agree10.6
2) Somewhat agree3520.6
3) Neutral or unsure148.2
4) Somewhat disagree5934.7
5) Strongly disagree6135.9
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 agree21.2
2) Somewhat agree148.5
3) Neutral or unsure169.7
4) Somewhat disagree5332.1
5) Strongly disagree8048.5
Missing10 
TOTAL165100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9152.9
2) Somewhat agree5029.1
3) Neutral or unsure169.3
4) Somewhat disagree105.8
5) Strongly disagree52.9
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7040.7
2) Somewhat agree6839.5
3) Neutral or unsure158.7
4) Somewhat disagree137.6
5) Strongly disagree63.5
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
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 agree116.4
2) Somewhat agree7141.5
3) Neutral or unsure169.4
4) Somewhat disagree4526.3
5) Strongly disagree2816.4
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree84.7
2) Somewhat agree3922.9
3) Neutral or unsure2212.9
4) Somewhat disagree4928.8
5) Strongly disagree5230.6
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6940.4
2) Somewhat agree7141.5
3) Neutral or unsure2313.5
4) Somewhat disagree84.7
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
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 agree8549.4
2) Somewhat agree6236.0
3) Neutral or unsure137.6
4) Somewhat disagree95.2
5) Strongly disagree31.7
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8549.4
2) Somewhat agree6638.4
3) Neutral or unsure127.0
4) Somewhat disagree74.1
5) Strongly disagree21.2
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7342.4
2) Somewhat agree6940.1
3) Neutral or unsure148.1
4) Somewhat disagree84.7
5) Strongly disagree84.7
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12271.3
2) Somewhat agree3319.3
3) Neutral or unsure105.8
4) Somewhat disagree42.3
5) Strongly disagree21.2
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42.3
2) Somewhat agree2615.1
3) Neutral or unsure2212.8
4) Somewhat disagree6336.6
5) Strongly disagree5733.1
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
207) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time31.7
2) Most of the time10560.7
3) Some of the time5230.1
4) A little of the time126.9
5) None of the time10.6
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
208) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time84.6
2) Most of the time9253.2
3) Some of the time5129.5
4) A little of the time1911.0
5) None of the time31.7
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time84.7
3) Some of the time3118.0
4) A little of the time8448.8
5) None of the time4928.5
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time2011.6
3) Some of the time5029.1
4) A little of the time8046.5
5) None of the time2212.8
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time148.1
2) Most of the time11768.0
3) Some of the time3319.2
4) A little of the time63.5
5) None of the time21.2
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
212) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2212.7
2) Somewhat delighted5431.2
3) Little delighted3620.8
4) Mixed feelings3721.4
5) Terrible1810.4
6) Somewhat terrible42.3
7) Extremely terrible21.2
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
213) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted5230.1
2) Somewhat delighted6839.3
3) Little delighted2715.6
4) Mixed feelings2313.3
5) Terrible21.2
6) Somewhat terrible10.6
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2414.0
2) Somewhat delighted7141.5
3) Little delighted4124.0
4) Mixed feelings2615.2
5) Terrible63.5
6) Somewhat terrible31.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted3218.6
2) Somewhat delighted8549.4
3) Little delighted2916.9
4) Mixed feelings1810.5
5) Terrible63.5
6) Somewhat terrible21.2
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
216) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male13376.4
2) Female4123.6
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
217) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school52.9
5) Trade certificate21.2
6) Associate degree42.3
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college7845.6
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree8248.0
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
218) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology31.9
2) Religion1911.9
3) Philosophy85.0
4) Other Humanities3421.3
5) Natural or Physical Sciences31.9
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences3421.3
7) Technical Studies85.0
8) Fine Arts53.1
9) Education1811.3
10) Journalism-Communication53.1
11) Business-Economics148.8
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ74.4
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy21.3
Missing15 
TOTAL160100.0
219) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
2) Religion313.6
3) Philosophy522.7
4) Other Humanities29.1
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences313.6
8) Fine Arts14.5
9) Education313.6
10) Journalism-Communication29.1
11) Business-Economics14.5
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ14.5
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy14.5
Missing153 
TOTAL22100.0
220) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17499.4
1) Checked10.6
TOTAL175100.0
221) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17298.3
1) Checked31.7
TOTAL175100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17499.4
1) Checked10.6
TOTAL175100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17298.3
1) Checked31.7
TOTAL175100.0
224) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84.6
1) Checked16795.4
TOTAL175100.0
225) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify) (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17398.9
1) Checked21.1
TOTAL175100.0
226) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10.6
2) No15899.4
Missing16 
TOTAL159100.0
227) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
23) 10.6
26) 10.6
27) 10.6
28) 10.6
30) 10.6
31) 21.2
33) 10.6
34) 31.7
35) 21.2
36) 21.2
37) 52.9
38) 10.6
40) 42.3
41) 63.5
42) 74.1
43) 31.7
44) 52.9
45) 52.9
46) 74.1
47) 74.1
48) 52.9
49) 116.4
50) 52.9
51) 52.9
52) 137.6
53) 84.7
54) 31.7
55) 116.4
56) 52.9
57) 52.9
58) 31.7
59) 84.7
60) 31.7
61) 52.9
62) 52.9
63) 21.2
64) 21.2
65) 10.6
66) 10.6
68) 21.2
69) 21.2
71) 10.6
73) 10.6
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
228) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm4123.7
2) In a small city or town6135.3
3) In a medium-sized city2916.8
4) In a suburb near a large city2916.8
5) In a large city137.5
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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.)21.2
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)137.6
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)21.2
3) Physician, Dentist, Doctor, Vet21.2
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators10.6
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide63.5
6) All Other Professionals2615.3
7) Managers and Administrators3319.4
8) Clerical & Related Workers21.2
9) Craftsman & Related Workers2313.5
10) Operatives-Factory1710.0
11) Transport-Laborers127.1
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers1710.0
13) Service Workers42.4
14) Not in the labor force, Unemployed10.6
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman95.3
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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)111.1
6) All Other Professionals111.1
7) Managers and Administrators222.2
9) Craftsman & Related Workers333.3
11) Transport-Laborers111.1
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers111.1
Missing166 
TOTAL9100.0
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%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)10.6
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide2011.8
6) All Other Professionals1710.0
7) Managers and Administrators63.5
8) Clerical & Related Workers1810.6
9) Craftsman & Related Workers10.6
10) Operatives-Factory52.9
13) Service Workers84.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer9455.3
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide110.0
6) All Other Professionals110.0
7) Managers and Administrators330.0
8) Clerical & Related Workers110.0
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer440.0
Missing165 
TOTAL10100.0
233) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never married105.8
2) In first marriage10661.3
3) Divorced or separated137.5
4) Widowed31.7
5) Remarried after death of spouse42.3
6) Remarried after divorce3721.4
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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.)138.8
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)53.4
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators10.7
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide3825.7
6) All Other Professionals3725.0
7) Managers and Administrators85.4
8) Clerical & Related Workers149.5
9) Craftsman & Related Workers10.7
10) Operatives-Factory32.0
11) Transport-Laborers21.4
13) Service Workers42.7
14) Not in labor market, unemployed10.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer1812.2
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman10.7
17) Student21.4
Missing27 
TOTAL148100.0
235) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)19.1
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide19.1
6) All Other Professionals327.3
7) Managers and Administrators19.1
8) Clerical & Related Workers19.1
9) Craftsman & Related Workers218.2
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer19.1
18) Volunteer19.1
Missing164 
TOTAL11100.0
236) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)74.9
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)10.7
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators21.4
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide53.5
6) All Other Professionals2819.7
7) Managers and Administrators3121.8
8) Clerical & Related Workers21.4
9) Craftsman & Related Workers2114.8
10) Operatives-Factory149.9
11) Transport-Laborers74.9
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers1510.6
13) Service Workers32.1
14) Not in labor market, unemployed10.7
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman53.5
Missing33 
TOTAL142100.0
237) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)112.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide112.5
6) All Other Professionals112.5
9) Craftsman & Related Workers112.5
11) Transport-Laborers112.5
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers337.5
Missing167 
TOTAL8100.0
238) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None158.9
1) 1158.9
2) 26337.3
3) 34828.4
4) 4169.5
5) 595.3
6) 621.2
8) 810.6
Missing6 
TOTAL169100.0
239) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9654.9
1) None at home7945.1
TOTAL175100.0
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%
1) 22.9
3) 11.4
4) 11.4
5) 22.9
7) 34.3
8) 45.7
9) 22.9
10) 34.3
11) 22.9
12) 68.6
13) 11.4
14) 710.0
15) 57.1
16) 710.0
17) 45.7
18) 57.1
19) 34.3
20) 34.3
21) 34.3
23) 34.3
24) 11.4
26) 11.4
40) 11.4
Missing105 
TOTAL70100.0
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) 11.9
3) 23.8
4) 47.5
5) 35.7
6) 23.8
8) 611.3
9) 11.9
10) 47.5
12) 59.4
13) 35.7
14) 35.7
15) 35.7
16) 23.8
17) 713.2
18) 59.4
21) 11.9
22) 11.9
Missing122 
TOTAL53100.0
242) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number3 at home (CHHOME3)
TOTAL%
1) 27.1
2) 13.6
3) 27.1
5) 13.6
6) 310.7
9) 27.1
10) 310.7
11) 13.6
12) 13.6
13) 13.6
14) 310.7
15) 13.6
18) 27.1
19) 27.1
21) 13.6
23) 27.1
Missing147 
TOTAL28100.0
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) 233.3
3) 116.7
7) 116.7
9) 116.7
17) 116.7
Missing169 
TOTAL6100.0
244) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here5479.4
2) Participates elsewhere811.8
3) No68.8
Missing107 
TOTAL68100.0
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 here4276.4
2) Participates elsewhere1120.0
3) No23.6
Missing120 
TOTAL55100.0
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 here2275.9
2) Participates elsewhere517.2
3) No26.9
Missing146 
TOTAL29100.0
247) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or nother congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here583.3
2) Participates elsewhere116.7
Missing169 
TOTAL6100.0
248) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama31.7
5) Arkansas31.7
6) California63.5
8) Colorado21.2
9) Connecticut10.6
11) District of Columbia42.3
12) Florida31.7
13) Georgia10.6
17) Illinois84.7
18) Indiana52.9
19) Iowa52.9
20) Kansas31.7
21) Kentucky42.3
22) Louisiana31.7
23) Maine10.6
24) Maryland21.2
25) Massachusetts42.3
26) Michigan42.3
27) Minnesota10.6
28) Mississippi10.6
29) Missouri63.5
30) Montana10.6
31) Nebraska31.7
33) New Hampshire10.6
34) New Jersey21.2
36) New York127.0
37) North Carolina74.1
38) North Dakota21.2
39) Ohio105.8
40) Oklahoma52.9
42) Pennsylvania169.3
45) South Carolina31.7
47) Tennessee52.9
48) Texas95.2
49) Utah10.6
50) Vermont10.6
51) Virginia84.7
54) West Virginia63.5
55) Wisconsin52.9
59) Canada10.6
65) Other Americas10.6
70) Great Britain10.6
86) West Africa10.6
96) Korean10.6
Missing3 
TOTAL172100.0
249) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male13376.4
2) Female4123.6
Missing1 
TOTAL174100.0
250) 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%
4) Completed high school52.9
5) Trade certificate21.2
6) Associate degree42.3
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college7845.6
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree8248.0
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0
251) I-MARITAL: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married105.8
2) In first marriage10661.3
3) Divorced or separated137.5
4) Widowed31.7
5) Remarried after death of spouse42.3
6) Remarried after divorce3721.4
Missing2 
TOTAL173100.0
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) None21.2
1) Less than 25K4124.1
2) 25K-49,99910863.5
3) 50K-99,9991810.6
4) 100K or more10.6
Missing5 
TOTAL170100.0
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 conservative52.9
2) Conservative4526.3
3) Moderate7543.9
4) Liberal3621.1
5) Very liberal105.8
Missing4 
TOTAL171100.0