U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Fast-Growing Presbyterian Leaders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID – Unique ID number to aggregate data by congregation. Cases starting with an F are from the Fast Growing Presbyterian Leaders oversample. Cases starting with a P are from the Presbyterian random sample. And cases starting with a V are from Presbyterian surveys collected after the original random sample and oversample. These congregations asked to participate in the survey. (ID)
2) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
91) Episcopal Church10.2
197) Presbyterian10.2
201) Evangelical Presbyterian10.2
204) Presbyterian Church USA61799.4
224) United Church of Christ10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL621100.0
3) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
58) Disciples of Christ112.5
155) United Methodist Church225.0
200) Cumberland Presbyterian112.5
204) Presbyterian Church USA225.0
224) United Church of Christ225.0
Missing614 
TOTAL8100.0
4) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) None274.4
15) Baptist172.8
17) American Baptist Churches50.8
22) Conservative Baptist Association of America30.5
37) Southern Baptist274.4
45) Brethen50.8
48) Church of the Brethren30.5
55) Christian & Missionary Alliances20.3
57) The Christian Church Stone-Campbell Movement10.2
58) Disciples of Christ81.3
69) Anderson Church of God10.2
79) Church of the Nazarene10.2
83) Community Churches30.5
86) Conservative Congreg Christian Conf10.2
88) Episcopal-Anglican10.2
91) Episcopal Church122.0
94) Evangelical Church40.7
96) Evangelical Covenant Church30.5
99) Friends-Quakers10.2
105) Independents Fundamental churches20.3
112) Latter-day Saints10.2
118) Lutheran50.8
119) American Lutheran Church30.5
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America50.8
125) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod20.3
126) Lutheran Church in America10.2
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod10.2
136) General Conference Mennonite Churches10.2
145) Methodist274.4
149) Evangelical Methodist Church10.2
150) Free Methodist Church of North America10.2
155) United Methodist Church254.1
158) Moravian10.2
186) Assemblies of God30.5
197) Presbyterian10717.5
198) Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church20.3
200) Cumberland Presbyterian20.3
201) Evangelical Presbyterian10.2
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)25341.5
206) Reformed30.5
207) Christian Reformed Church in N.A.20.3
211) Reformed Church in America61.0
213) Roman Catholic Church152.5
223) Unitarian Univeralist Asso10.2
224) United Church of Christ111.8
237) Nondenominational10.2
238) United Church of Canada10.2
999) Unknown - Not Sure10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
5) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
17) American Baptist Churches14.5
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship14.5
45) Brethen14.5
93) Other Anglican bodies in the U.S.14.5
145) Methodist418.2
155) United Methodist Church14.5
158) Moravian14.5
196) Plymouth Brethren14.5
197) Presbyterian627.3
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)14.5
206) Reformed29.1
220) Swedenburgian Church14.5
224) United Church of Christ14.5
Missing600 
TOTAL22100.0
6) 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)9515.3
2) About once per month467.4
3) Weekly attendance39763.9
4) Did not attend7812.6
5) Not applicable50.8
Missing1 
TOTAL621100.0
7) 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)579.2
2) About once per month579.2
3) Weekly attendance46474.7
4) Did not attend396.3
5) Not applicable40.6
Missing1 
TOTAL621100.0
8) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)315.0
2) About once per month365.8
3) Weekly attendance52684.7
4) Did not attend284.5
Missing1 
TOTAL621100.0
9) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.30949.8
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.21334.4
3) No9815.8
Missing2 
TOTAL620100.0
10) What is your present denomination, if any? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
0) None10.2
4) Seventh-day Adventist10.2
17) American Baptist Churches10.2
58) Disciples of Christ10.2
91) Episcopal Church10.2
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America20.3
145) Methodist10.2
155) United Methodist Church50.8
186) Assemblies of God10.2
197) Presbyterian10.2
200) Cumberland Presbyterian10.2
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)59696.4
207) Christian Reformed Church in N.A.10.2
211) Reformed Church in America10.2
224) United Church of Christ40.6
Missing4 
TOTAL618100.0
11) What is your present denomination, if any? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PRESDNM2)
TOTAL%
58) Disciples of Christ133.3
200) Cumberland Presbyterian133.3
224) United Church of Christ133.3
Missing619 
TOTAL3100.0
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.355.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.34655.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.19631.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.426.8
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL621100.0
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 agree132.1
2) Agree7011.3
3) Neutral or unsure579.2
4) Disagree26642.8
5) Strongly disagree21534.6
Missing1 
TOTAL621100.0
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) Pentecostal20.3
2) Fundamentalist30.5
3) Evangelical17027.6
4) Mainline25541.5
5) Liberal14723.9
6) None111.8
7) Other (specify)274.4
Missing7 
TOTAL615100.0
15) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59195.3
2) No294.7
Missing2 
TOTAL620100.0
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)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58322.2119
17) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
18) 10.2
19) 10.2
21) 30.5
22) 61.0
23) 71.2
24) 356.0
25) 8915.3
26) 8714.9
27) 518.8
28) 376.4
29) 244.1
30) 274.6
31) 213.6
32) 142.4
33) 152.6
34) 142.4
35) 111.9
36) 40.7
37) 152.6
38) 132.2
39) 142.4
40) 81.4
41) 50.9
42) 101.7
43) 142.4
44) 61.0
45) 71.2
46) 40.7
47) 20.3
48) 10.2
49) 61.0
50) 30.5
51) 10.2
52) 50.9
53) 20.3
54) 50.9
55) 10.2
56) 20.3
57) 10.2
58) 10.2
60) 30.5
61) 10.2
63) 20.3
64) 10.2
69) 10.2
76) 10.2
Missing40 
TOTAL582100.0
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)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57820.5512
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) None10.2
1) 17713.3
2) 213523.4
3) 313022.5
4) 49015.6
5) 5386.6
6) 6356.1
7) 7213.6
8) 8101.7
9) 9111.9
10) 10101.7
11) 1120.3
12) 1230.5
13) 1320.3
14) 1410.2
15) 1510.2
16) 1610.2
17) 1710.2
21) 2120.3
22) 2220.3
29) 2910.2
32) 3210.2
35) 3510.2
38) 3810.2
57) 5710.2
Missing44 
TOTAL578100.0
20) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34757.3
2) No25942.7
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 92.6
1) 267.6
2) 3410.0
3) 319.1
4) 298.5
5) 247.0
6) 175.0
7) 102.9
8) 133.8
9) 51.5
10) 205.9
11) 113.2
12) 82.3
13) 72.1
14) 51.5
15) 113.2
16) 72.1
17) 20.6
18) 41.2
19) 41.2
20) 154.4
21) 51.5
22) 30.9
24) 30.9
25) 113.2
26) 51.5
27) 10.3
28) 20.6
30) 72.1
35) 10.3
36) 10.3
37) 10.3
38) 10.3
40) 30.9
41) 10.3
44) 10.3
45) 10.3
47) 10.3
48) 10.3
Missing281 
TOTAL341100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 23175.5
1) 31.0
2) 103.3
3) 103.3
4) 82.6
5) 10.3
6) 206.5
7) 41.3
8) 41.3
9) 103.3
10) 20.7
11) 20.7
15) 10.3
Missing316 
TOTAL306100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
0) Parent died-divorced10.3
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)10.3
2) Other religious professional277.8
4) Lawyers-Judges-Legislators51.4
5) Teachers & Professors5014.5
6) All other professionals10730.9
7) Managers and Administrators8123.4
8) Clerical & related workers144.0
9) Craftsman & related workers61.7
10) Operatives-factory82.3
11) Transport-laborers30.9
12) Farmers30.9
13) Service workers113.2
15) Homemaker20.6
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman216.1
17) Student51.4
99) Unknown profession10.3
Missing276 
TOTAL346100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32523629.34217585
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1947) 10.3
1950) 20.6
1951) 10.3
1952) 10.3
1953) 20.6
1954) 20.6
1958) 10.3
1959) 82.3
1960) 20.6
1961) 20.6
1962) 30.9
1963) 20.6
1964) 20.6
1965) 61.7
1966) 10.3
1967) 10.3
1968) 20.6
1969) 51.5
1970) 30.9
1971) 61.7
1972) 61.7
1973) 72.0
1974) 92.6
1975) 82.3
1976) 144.1
1977) 82.3
1978) 61.7
1979) 144.1
1980) 133.8
1981) 154.4
1982) 144.1
1983) 102.9
1984) 195.5
1985) 113.2
1986) 113.2
1987) 102.9
1988) 113.2
1989) 185.2
1990) 51.5
1991) 51.5
1992) 113.2
1993) 92.6
1994) 41.2
1995) 113.2
1996) 51.5
1997) 144.1
1998) 41.2
1999) 72.0
2000) 61.7
2001) 61.7
Missing278 
TOTAL344100.0
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 ministry6410.6
2) Yes, to work in a secular position538.8
3) No48580.6
Missing20 
TOTAL602100.0
27) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None2419.0
1) 11411.1
2) 21713.5
3) 386.3
4) 4107.9
5) 5118.7
6) 664.8
7) 743.2
8) 821.6
9) 910.8
10) 1054.0
11) 1121.6
12) 1221.6
13) 1332.4
14) 1443.2
19) 1910.8
21) 2121.6
24) 2410.8
25) 2521.6
26) 2610.8
28) 2821.6
29) 2932.4
40) 4010.8
Missing496 
TOTAL126100.0
28) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 7662.3
2) 32.5
3) 64.9
4) 32.5
5) 10.8
6) 1713.9
7) 54.1
8) 54.1
9) 43.3
10) 10.8
11) 10.8
Missing500 
TOTAL122100.0
29) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None81.3
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary152.5
3) Bible college degree20.3
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity35357.8
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree487.9
6) Doctor of Ministry degree14724.1
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.294.7
8) Other (Specify):91.5
Missing11 
TOTAL611100.0
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)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL585696.6242327
31) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60998.5
2) No91.5
Missing4 
TOTAL618100.0
32) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58094.2
2) No365.8
Missing6 
TOTAL616100.0
33) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister18229.4
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister32051.8
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister487.8
4) Co-pastor213.4
5) Other (Specify)132.1
6) Supply or temporary213.4
7) Lay pastor91.5
9) Other lay position40.6
Missing4 
TOTAL618100.0
34) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1945) 10.2
1959) 10.2
1960) 10.2
1967) 20.3
1969) 30.5
1971) 30.5
1972) 10.2
1974) 50.8
1975) 20.3
1976) 20.3
1977) 40.7
1978) 30.5
1979) 20.3
1980) 40.7
1981) 30.5
1982) 91.5
1983) 81.3
1984) 30.5
1985) 142.3
1986) 152.5
1987) 162.6
1988) 152.5
1989) 132.1
1990) 122.0
1991) 213.4
1992) 294.8
1993) 223.6
1994) 396.4
1995) 365.9
1996) 416.7
1997) 437.1
1998) 498.0
1999) 7011.5
2000) 8313.6
2001) 243.9
2002) 81.3
2003) 20.3
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
35) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6510.6
2) No54889.4
Missing9 
TOTAL613100.0
36) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"] If yes, how many [other congregations do you presently serve as pastor]? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 4771.2
2) 812.1
3) 57.6
4) 23.0
5) 11.5
6) 23.0
7) 11.5
Missing556 
TOTAL66100.0
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) Yes7913.0
2) No53187.0
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"] If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)45.1
2) Other Religious Professional2126.9
5) Teachers & Professors1721.8
6) All Other Professionals1924.4
7) Managers and Adminstrators911.5
9) Craftsman & Related Workers11.3
11) Transportation-Laborers22.6
13) Service Workers11.3
15) Homemaker22.6
17) Student22.6
Missing544 
TOTAL78100.0
39) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None7839.0
1) 19246.0
2) 22311.5
3) 363.0
6) 610.5
Missing422 
TOTAL200100.0
40) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None7650.7
1) 16543.3
2) 296.0
Missing472 
TOTAL150100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None6937.1
1) 16534.9
2) 22111.3
3) 3168.6
4) 494.8
5) 531.6
6) 610.5
7) 710.5
18) 1810.5
Missing436 
TOTAL186100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None4914.3
1) 111834.4
2) 28825.7
3) 34914.3
4) 4226.4
5) 582.3
6) 641.2
7) 710.3
8) 810.3
10) 1020.6
12) 1210.3
Missing279 
TOTAL343100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None5423.5
1) 113558.7
2) 22510.9
3) 3104.3
4) 410.4
5) 531.3
13) 1310.4
14) 1410.4
Missing392 
TOTAL230100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None399.5
1) 131075.8
2) 25212.7
3) 361.5
4) 410.2
5) 510.2
Missing213 
TOTAL409100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None6139.9
1) 17045.8
2) 2159.8
3) 321.3
4) 432.0
6) 610.7
16) 1610.7
Missing469 
TOTAL153100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None266.0
1) 132173.8
2) 26514.9
3) 3163.7
4) 440.9
6) 630.7
Missing187 
TOTAL435100.0
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) None6946.9
1) 12919.7
2) 285.4
3) 342.7
4) 453.4
5) 532.0
6) 6106.8
7) 721.4
9) 932.0
10) 1010.7
11) 1132.0
12) 1210.7
15) 1521.4
16) 1621.4
17) 1710.7
18) 1810.7
20) 2010.7
24) 2421.4
Missing475 
TOTAL147100.0
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) None6130.3
1) 12813.9
2) 22210.9
3) 32612.9
4) 4115.5
5) 573.5
6) 652.5
7) 763.0
8) 842.0
9) 952.5
10) 1052.5
11) 1142.0
12) 1242.0
13) 1321.0
14) 1410.5
15) 1510.5
16) 1610.5
18) 1821.0
20) 2021.0
24) 2410.5
25) 2510.5
27) 2710.5
30) 3010.5
Missing421 
TOTAL201100.0
49) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None6587.8
1) 145.4
2) 222.7
3) 311.4
4) 411.4
6) 611.4
Missing548 
TOTAL74100.0
50) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None4816.8
1) 111741.1
2) 26422.5
3) 3248.4
4) 4113.9
5) 551.8
6) 682.8
7) 710.4
8) 810.4
9) 920.7
10) 1010.4
11) 1120.7
26) 2610.4
Missing337 
TOTAL285100.0
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 checked28548.8
1) Checked29951.2
Missing38 
TOTAL584100.0
52) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked213.4
1) Checked59396.6
Missing8 
TOTAL614100.0
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 checked132.1
1) Checked60397.9
Missing6 
TOTAL616100.0
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 checked25243.3
1) Checked33056.7
Missing40 
TOTAL582100.0
55) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative152.4
2) Conservative13321.5
3) Moderate23037.2
4) Liberal19631.7
5) Very liberal447.1
Missing4 
TOTAL618100.0
56) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61047.91815
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) None20.3
2) 250.8
3) 3132.2
4) 4213.5
5) 5335.5
6) 6518.5
7) 7264.3
8) 86110.1
9) 9172.8
10) 1012220.3
11) 1161.0
12) 127011.6
13) 1381.3
14) 14142.3
15) 158614.3
16) 16101.7
17) 1740.7
18) 1891.5
20) 20325.3
22) 2210.2
23) 2310.2
24) 2410.2
25) 2550.8
26) 2610.2
30) 3010.2
72) 7210.2
Missing21 
TOTAL601100.0
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) None40.7
1) 16511.0
2) 215526.3
3) 312220.7
4) 410618.0
5) 56811.5
6) 6335.6
7) 740.7
8) 8132.2
9) 950.8
10) 1071.2
11) 1130.5
12) 1230.5
15) 1510.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing32 
TOTAL590100.0
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) None61.1
1) 110719.1
2) 215728.0
3) 311320.2
4) 46712.0
5) 5529.3
6) 6223.9
7) 750.9
8) 8162.9
9) 910.2
10) 10112.0
12) 1210.2
15) 1510.2
20) 2010.2
Missing62 
TOTAL560100.0
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) None5212.7
1) 116139.3
2) 210024.4
3) 34410.7
4) 4235.6
5) 5204.9
6) 661.5
8) 820.5
10) 1010.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing212 
TOTAL410100.0
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) None13040.1
1) 113642.0
2) 23811.7
3) 3144.3
4) 430.9
10) 1010.3
15) 1510.3
99) Less than half an hour10.3
Missing298 
TOTAL324100.0
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) None152.7
1) 19517.2
2) 215427.9
3) 38815.9
4) 47213.0
5) 5549.8
6) 6274.9
7) 781.4
8) 861.1
10) 10213.8
11) 1110.2
12) 1230.5
14) 1420.4
15) 1530.5
16) 1610.2
18) 1810.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing70 
TOTAL552100.0
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) None50.8
1) 1508.5
2) 210117.1
3) 37011.8
4) 48213.9
5) 59916.8
6) 6467.8
7) 7101.7
8) 8305.1
9) 940.7
10) 10579.6
12) 12111.9
15) 15152.5
16) 1620.3
18) 1830.5
20) 2061.0
Missing31 
TOTAL591100.0
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) None5712.7
1) 120645.8
2) 211926.4
3) 3286.2
4) 4143.1
5) 5184.0
6) 640.9
8) 810.2
10) 1010.2
99) Less than half an hour20.4
Missing172 
TOTAL450100.0
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) None91.6
1) 1203.5
2) 2356.1
3) 3417.2
4) 4264.6
5) 56210.9
6) 6366.3
7) 7132.3
8) 8335.8
9) 971.2
10) 1010818.9
12) 12457.9
13) 1371.2
14) 1461.1
15) 15407.0
16) 16111.9
17) 1730.5
18) 18111.9
20) 20335.8
22) 2230.5
23) 2310.2
24) 2420.4
25) 2571.2
26) 2610.2
29) 2910.2
30) 3050.9
31) 3110.2
35) 3510.2
40) 4010.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing52 
TOTAL570100.0
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) None40.7
1) 18815.0
2) 213823.6
3) 38013.7
4) 49015.4
5) 56711.5
6) 6488.2
7) 7111.9
8) 8264.4
9) 920.3
10) 10244.1
11) 1120.3
12) 1210.2
15) 1520.3
41) 4110.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing37 
TOTAL585100.0
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) None91.7
1) 116431.0
2) 215629.5
3) 36412.1
4) 4458.5
5) 5397.4
6) 6183.4
7) 720.4
8) 8101.9
9) 910.2
10) 10122.3
12) 1220.4
14) 1410.2
15) 1510.2
20) 2020.4
30) 3010.2
99) Less than half an hour20.4
Missing93 
TOTAL529100.0
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) None173.0
1) 116228.7
2) 218031.9
3) 37212.8
4) 4498.7
5) 5458.0
6) 6142.5
7) 710.2
8) 881.4
10) 1091.6
12) 1220.4
14) 1410.2
15) 1520.4
20) 2010.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing58 
TOTAL564100.0
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) None326.1
1) 119136.4
2) 213625.9
3) 36813.0
4) 4387.2
5) 5315.9
6) 6112.1
7) 720.4
8) 871.3
10) 1040.8
12) 1210.2
15) 1510.2
20) 2010.2
24) 2410.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing97 
TOTAL525100.0
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)46076.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings528.6
3) Teaching people about the faith203.3
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith20.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction122.0
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins213.5
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision162.6
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future122.0
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs40.7
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation40.7
Missing18 
TOTAL604100.0
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)437.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings19332.1
3) Teaching people about the faith12721.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission91.5
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith10.2
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction569.3
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins7813.0
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members50.8
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision416.8
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings81.3
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future325.3
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs50.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation30.5
Missing21 
TOTAL601100.0
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)294.9
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings498.2
3) Teaching people about the faith9015.2
4) Training people for ministry and mission81.3
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith50.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction6010.1
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins13021.9
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members91.5
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision8814.8
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings71.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future549.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs386.4
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation274.5
Missing28 
TOTAL594100.0
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)376.3
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings101.7
3) Teaching people about the faith244.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission12220.7
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith7713.1
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction325.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins366.1
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members6210.5
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision7312.4
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings111.9
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future7512.8
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs162.7
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation122.0
14) Written other in10.2
Missing34 
TOTAL588100.0
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)71.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings30.5
3) Teaching people about the faith264.5
4) Training people for ministry and mission8614.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith508.7
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction457.8
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins406.9
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members10017.4
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision569.7
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings142.4
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future9516.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs284.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation264.5
Missing46 
TOTAL576100.0
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)173.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings81.5
3) Teaching people about the faith305.5
4) Training people for ministry and mission6311.6
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith539.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction366.7
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins203.7
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members6512.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision448.1
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings91.7
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future8615.9
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs366.7
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation7413.7
Missing81 
TOTAL541100.0
76) In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always10216.7
2) Most of the time32052.5
3) Occasionally12220.0
4) Never6610.8
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
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 checked50193.3
1) Checked366.7
Missing85 
TOTAL537100.0
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 checked44882.2
1) Checked9717.8
Missing77 
TOTAL545100.0
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 checked52999.1
1) Checked50.9
Missing88 
TOTAL534100.0
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 checked44779.0
1) Checked11921.0
Missing56 
TOTAL566100.0
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 checked18931.8
1) Checked40668.2
Missing27 
TOTAL595100.0
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 checked17730.9
1) Checked39569.1
Missing50 
TOTAL572100.0
83) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (Hours) (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
0) None30.5
1) 1549.0
2) 210317.2
3) 38013.4
4) 48313.9
5) 56510.9
6) 6305.0
7) 77111.9
8) 8244.0
9) 950.8
10) 10406.7
12) 1291.5
14) 14132.2
15) 1571.2
17) 1710.2
18) 1820.3
20) 2050.8
21) 2110.2
30) 3030.5
Missing23 
TOTAL599100.0
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) None122.0
1) 1437.2
2) 210016.8
3) 37512.6
4) 48113.6
5) 58414.1
6) 6386.4
7) 7335.6
8) 8294.9
9) 961.0
10) 10528.8
11) 1110.2
12) 12101.7
14) 1461.0
15) 1591.5
16) 1620.3
17) 1710.2
18) 1810.2
20) 2061.0
21) 2110.2
25) 2510.2
30) 3030.5
Missing28 
TOTAL594100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None5610.2
1) 111821.4
2) 211520.9
3) 35810.5
4) 45910.7
5) 5509.1
6) 6183.3
7) 7325.8
8) 8112.0
9) 910.2
10) 10254.5
14) 1430.5
15) 1520.4
21) 2120.4
99) Less than one hour10.2
Missing71 
TOTAL551100.0
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) None203.5
1) 1132.3
2) 2325.6
3) 3356.1
4) 4468.0
5) 56010.4
6) 6386.6
7) 7315.4
8) 8579.9
9) 971.2
10) 107212.5
11) 1130.5
12) 12234.0
13) 1320.3
14) 14234.0
15) 15264.5
16) 1650.9
17) 1710.2
18) 1861.0
20) 20366.3
21) 21101.7
24) 2471.2
25) 2571.2
30) 3061.0
34) 3410.2
35) 3520.3
36) 3610.2
40) 4010.2
43) 4310.2
48) 4820.3
60) 6010.2
Missing47 
TOTAL575100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
0) None40.7
1) 1172.9
2) 28013.7
3) 37212.3
4) 49115.6
5) 58314.2
6) 6518.7
7) 7295.0
8) 8376.3
9) 930.5
10) 106911.8
11) 1110.2
12) 12193.3
13) 1310.2
14) 1481.4
15) 15101.7
16) 1610.2
17) 1710.2
20) 2030.5
21) 2110.2
30) 3010.2
35) 3510.2
Missing39 
TOTAL583100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None6912.4
1) 17413.3
2) 29016.1
3) 38515.2
4) 47313.1
5) 57012.5
6) 6346.1
7) 7325.7
8) 8112.0
9) 910.2
10) 10101.8
11) 1110.2
12) 1240.7
14) 1410.2
20) 2010.2
36) 3610.2
99) Less than one hour10.2
Missing64 
TOTAL558100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None10321.1
1) 16212.7
2) 29118.6
3) 35310.9
4) 46312.9
5) 5326.6
6) 6295.9
7) 7102.0
8) 8214.3
9) 910.2
10) 10122.5
11) 1110.2
12) 1251.0
13) 1310.2
14) 1410.2
20) 2010.2
30) 3010.2
99) Less than one hour10.2
Missing134 
TOTAL488100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None8716.5
1) 117934.0
2) 27213.7
3) 35310.1
4) 4397.4
5) 5254.7
6) 6275.1
7) 791.7
8) 881.5
9) 920.4
10) 10142.7
12) 1230.6
14) 1410.2
15) 1530.6
16) 1620.4
30) 3010.2
99) Less than one hour20.4
Missing95 
TOTAL527100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None13226.0
1) 17715.2
2) 213727.0
3) 37013.8
4) 4448.7
5) 5193.7
6) 6163.2
7) 720.4
8) 830.6
9) 910.2
10) 1040.8
12) 1210.2
15) 1510.2
Missing115 
TOTAL507100.0
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
TOTAL59631088.23715376
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) Yes48880.1
2) No12119.9
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37617023.2139160
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
TOTAL1368371.9784559
96) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) None54791.3
35) 3510.2
49) 4910.2
50) 5030.5
57) 5710.2
70) 7010.2
77) 7710.2
90) 9020.3
95) 9510.2
100) 10050.8
110) 11010.2
120) 12010.2
130) 13010.2
135) 13520.3
138) 13810.2
150) 15040.7
170) 17010.2
175) 17510.2
182) 18210.2
200) 20050.8
220) 22020.3
250) 25020.3
275) 27510.2
288) 28810.2
300) 30040.7
365) 36510.2
400) 40010.2
430) 43010.2
500) 50010.2
525) 52510.2
600) 60010.2
700) 70010.2
1100) 110010.2
Missing23 
TOTAL599100.0
97) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56391.7
2) No518.3
Missing8 
TOTAL614100.0
98) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55891.2
2) No548.8
Missing10 
TOTAL612100.0
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
TOTAL54927975.71230415
100) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47878.2
2) No13321.8
Missing11 
TOTAL611100.0
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) Never498.0
2) Once or twice31351.1
3) Three to five times19531.9
4) More than five times559.0
Missing10 
TOTAL612100.0
102) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12820.9
2) No48379.1
Missing11 
TOTAL611100.0
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 yet32.6
1968) 196810.9
1986) 198610.9
1987) 198710.9
1988) 198810.9
1990) 199021.7
1991) 199121.7
1992) 199210.9
1993) 199310.9
1994) 199432.6
1995) 199554.3
1996) 199632.6
1997) 199721.7
1998) 199843.4
1999) 199965.1
2000) 20001714.5
2001) 20011613.7
2002) 200243.4
2003) 200310.9
9997) Coming up in future76.0
9998) Too new here86.8
9999) Never2823.9
Missing505 
TOTAL117100.0
104) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) None1213.8
3) 322.3
4) 422.3
5) 522.3
6) 611.1
7) 733.4
14) 14910.3
17) 1711.1
18) 1811.1
21) 2111.1
28) 2822.3
30) 30910.3
42) 4222.3
50) 5011.1
60) 6055.7
70) 7011.1
72) 7211.1
75) 7511.1
90) 902225.3
120) 12055.7
135) 13511.1
180) 18011.1
183) 18311.1
365) 36511.1
Missing535 
TOTAL87100.0
105) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49381.0
2) No11619.0
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
106) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11318.5
2) No49781.5
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
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 importance20934.1
2) Somewhat important25942.3
3) Somewhat unimportant7211.7
4) Of little importance7311.9
Missing9 
TOTAL613100.0
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 members8113.2
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole21034.3
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion32152.5
Missing10 
TOTAL612100.0
109) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.274.4
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.25441.5
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.15124.7
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.18029.4
Missing10 
TOTAL612100.0
110) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible12222.5
2) Somewhat compatible24144.5
3) Somewhat incompatible295.4
4) Not at all compatible30.6
5) We do not have a clear vision.14727.1
Missing80 
TOTAL542100.0
111) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of18029.1
2) Some minor conflict32752.8
3) Major conflict457.3
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving589.4
5) Don't know91.5
Missing3 
TOTAL619100.0
112) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45283.1
1) Checked9216.9
Missing78 
TOTAL544100.0
113) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44781.6
1) Checked10118.4
Missing74 
TOTAL548100.0
114) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44982.7
1) Checked9417.3
Missing79 
TOTAL543100.0
115) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48689.5
1) Checked5710.5
Missing79 
TOTAL543100.0
116) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50994.6
1) Checked295.4
Missing84 
TOTAL538100.0
117) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42177.8
1) Checked12022.2
Missing81 
TOTAL541100.0
118) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Lay leadership style (CNFLLLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47387.1
1) Checked7012.9
Missing79 
TOTAL543100.0
119) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48488.6
1) Checked6211.4
Missing76 
TOTAL546100.0
120) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52597.9
1) Checked112.1
Missing86 
TOTAL536100.0
121) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49289.3
1) Checked5910.7
Missing71 
TOTAL551100.0
122) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52798.9
1) Checked61.1
Missing89 
TOTAL533100.0
123) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBUIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45380.6
1) Checked10919.4
Missing60 
TOTAL562100.0
124) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44179.9
1) Checked11120.1
Missing70 
TOTAL552100.0
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 importance49280.8
2) Somewhat important9615.8
3) Somewhat unimportant61.0
4) Of little importance152.5
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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 importance46576.4
2) Somewhat important12220.0
3) Somewhat unimportant101.6
4) Of little importance122.0
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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 importance45675.2
2) Somewhat important13622.4
3) Somewhat unimportant132.1
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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 importance53387.2
2) Somewhat important7712.6
3) Somewhat unimportant10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL611100.0
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 importance49982.2
2) Somewhat important10617.5
3) Somewhat unimportant10.2
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
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 importance233.8
2) Somewhat important30850.7
3) Somewhat unimportant21535.4
4) Of little importance6110.0
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
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 importance335.4
2) Somewhat important23338.3
3) Somewhat unimportant22537.0
4) Of little importance11719.2
Missing14 
TOTAL608100.0
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 importance7011.5
2) Somewhat important22837.6
3) Somewhat unimportant20133.1
4) Of little importance10817.8
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
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 importance53688.0
2) Somewhat important6911.3
3) Somewhat unimportant30.5
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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 importance37361.4
2) Somewhat important21134.8
3) Somewhat unimportant223.6
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
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 importance26042.7
2) Somewhat important29147.8
3) Somewhat unimportant467.6
4) Of little importance122.0
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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 importance11018.2
2) Somewhat important37361.7
3) Somewhat unimportant9816.2
4) Of little importance244.0
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
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 importance14524.1
2) Somewhat important20433.9
3) Somewhat unimportant12320.5
4) Of little importance12921.5
Missing21 
TOTAL601100.0
138) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance8992.7
2) Somewhat important55.2
4) Of little importance22.1
Missing526 
TOTAL96100.0
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 satisfied27945.9
2) Somewhat satisfied28647.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied386.3
4) Very dissatisfied50.8
Missing14 
TOTAL608100.0
140) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied35558.4
2) Somewhat satisfied20633.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied406.6
4) Very dissatisfied71.2
Missing14 
TOTAL608100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied41669.0
2) Somewhat satisfied13522.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied467.6
4) Very dissatisfied61.0
Missing19 
TOTAL603100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied15826.1
2) Somewhat satisfied34857.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied9415.5
4) Very dissatisfied61.0
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied27145.1
2) Somewhat satisfied25442.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied7011.6
4) Very dissatisfied61.0
Missing21 
TOTAL601100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied23939.5
2) Somewhat satisfied24841.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied8514.0
4) Very dissatisfied335.5
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied21335.3
2) Somewhat satisfied28947.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied8814.6
4) Very dissatisfied142.3
Missing18 
TOTAL604100.0
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 satisfied36259.8
2) Somewhat satisfied21034.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied335.5
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied26043.1
2) Somewhat satisfied25742.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied7512.4
4) Very dissatisfied111.8
Missing19 
TOTAL603100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied35959.2
2) Somewhat satisfied18831.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied487.9
4) Very dissatisfied111.8
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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 problem457.4
2) Somewhat problem16126.4
3) Very little problem27244.7
4) No problem13121.5
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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 problem6410.6
2) Somewhat problem21335.1
3) Very little problem23138.1
4) No problem9816.2
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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 problem11519.0
2) Somewhat problem29448.5
3) Very little problem14624.1
4) No problem518.4
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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 problem101.7
2) Somewhat problem7312.2
3) Very little problem26143.6
4) No problem25542.6
Missing23 
TOTAL599100.0
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 problem264.3
2) Somewhat problem16727.7
3) Very little problem28847.8
4) No problem12120.1
Missing20 
TOTAL602100.0
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 problem12921.4
2) Somewhat problem30350.3
3) Very little problem13322.1
4) No problem376.1
Missing20 
TOTAL602100.0
155) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often50.8
2) Fairly often244.0
3) Once in a while24440.3
4) Never33355.0
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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 often244.0
2) Fairly often589.6
3) Once in a while25742.7
4) Never26343.7
Missing20 
TOTAL602100.0
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 often152.5
2) Fairly often264.3
3) Once in a while19432.3
4) Never36660.9
Missing21 
TOTAL601100.0
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 often488.0
2) Fairly often9215.3
3) Once in a while38864.3
4) Never7512.4
Missing19 
TOTAL603100.0
159) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32753.5
2) Fairly often21034.4
3) Once in a while7412.1
Missing11 
TOTAL611100.0
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 often6410.5
2) Fairly often13221.6
3) Once in a while34556.6
4) Never6911.3
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
161) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often467.6
2) Fairly often14423.7
3) Once in a while32453.3
4) Never9415.5
Missing14 
TOTAL608100.0
162) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often8413.8
2) Fairly often20633.9
3) Once in a while29047.7
4) Never223.6
5) Not applicable61.0
Missing14 
TOTAL608100.0
163) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often569.2
2) Fairly often11719.3
3) Once in a while31451.7
4) Never11318.6
5) Not applicable71.2
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
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 often193.1
2) Fairly often538.8
3) Once in a while23639.0
4) Never11819.5
5) Not applicable17929.6
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
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 often193.1
2) Fairly often7211.9
3) Once in a while26643.9
4) Never18430.4
5) Not applicable6510.7
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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 often213.5
2) Fairly often426.9
3) Once in a while16727.6
4) Never30850.9
5) Not applicable6711.1
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
167) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8113.2
2) Somewhat agree31050.6
3) Neutral or unsure7011.4
4) Somewhat disagree11518.8
5) Strongly disagree376.0
Missing9 
TOTAL613100.0
168) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23338.2
2) Somewhat agree23137.9
3) Neutral or unsure6510.7
4) Somewhat disagree7111.6
5) Strongly disagree101.6
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
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 agree18029.5
2) Somewhat agree23638.6
3) Neutral or unsure9916.2
4) Somewhat disagree6811.1
5) Strongly disagree284.6
Missing11 
TOTAL611100.0
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 agree16026.1
2) Somewhat agree29948.9
3) Neutral or unsure6710.9
4) Somewhat disagree6610.8
5) Strongly disagree203.3
Missing10 
TOTAL612100.0
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 agree31952.2
2) Somewhat agree21435.0
3) Neutral or unsure498.0
4) Somewhat disagree233.8
5) Strongly disagree61.0
Missing11 
TOTAL611100.0
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 agree9315.3
2) Somewhat agree18931.2
3) Neutral or unsure6210.2
4) Somewhat disagree16927.9
5) Strongly disagree9315.3
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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.15124.8
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.45875.2
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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.20634.0
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.40066.0
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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.142.3
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.40265.9
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.6610.8
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.12821.0
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
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.16827.7
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.43972.3
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
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.39566.8
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.19633.2
Missing31 
TOTAL591100.0
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.33154.5
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.27645.5
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
179) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively22536.8
2) Somewhat positively27044.1
3) Somewhat negatively538.7
4) Very negatively71.1
5) Not applicable579.3
Missing10 
TOTAL612100.0
180) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
40) 4020.4
41) 4110.2
45) 4510.2
55) 5520.4
57) 5720.4
58) 5820.4
60) 60132.5
61) 6110.2
62) 62183.4
63) 6371.3
64) 6420.4
65) 6519337.0
66) 66326.1
67) 67448.4
68) 68183.4
69) 6930.6
70) 7010720.5
71) 7120.4
72) 7230.6
73) 7320.4
74) 7410.2
75) 75193.6
76) 7610.2
78) 7820.4
80) 8010.2
85) 8510.2
87) 8710.2
90) 9030.6
95) When God tells me20.4
97) Never-until death91.7
98) Don't know142.7
99) Already retired132.5
Missing100 
TOTAL522100.0
181) In general, would you say your health is… (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent19631.9
2) Very good25541.5
3) Good12820.8
4) Fair325.2
5) Poor30.5
Missing8 
TOTAL614100.0
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 all34156.1
2) A little bit18730.8
3) Moderately589.5
4) Quite a bit183.0
5) Extremely40.7
Missing14 
TOTAL608100.0
183) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
4) 10.2
5) 39064.3
6) 21635.6
Missing15 
TOTAL607100.0
184) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 8313.9
1) 549.0
2) 508.4
3) 203.3
4) 305.0
5) 294.8
6) 294.8
7) 335.5
8) 6410.7
9) 386.4
10) 9115.2
11) 7612.7
12) 10.2
Missing24 
TOTAL598100.0
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 time132.2
2) Most of the time111.8
3) Some of the time518.5
4) A little of the time11819.7
5) None of the time40767.8
Missing22 
TOTAL600100.0
186) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL577198.75962
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 lot122.0
2) Limited a little559.0
3) Not limited at all54289.0
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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 lot223.6
2) Limited a little8513.9
3) Not limited at all50382.5
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
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 lot233.8
2) Limited a little7312.0
3) Not limited at all51484.3
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
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 time50.8
2) Most of the time162.6
3) Some of the time6811.2
4) A little of the time13922.9
5) None of the time38062.5
Missing14 
TOTAL608100.0
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 time111.8
2) Most of the time91.5
3) Some of the time416.8
4) A little of the time9816.2
5) None of the time44773.8
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
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 time30.5
2) Most of the time152.5
3) Some of the time6510.7
4) A little of the time15325.1
5) None of the time37361.2
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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 time20.3
2) Most of the time81.3
3) Some of the time518.4
4) A little of the time13522.4
5) None of the time40867.5
Missing18 
TOTAL604100.0
194) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree254.1
2) Somewhat agree18630.8
3) Neutral or unsure447.3
4) Somewhat disagree17128.3
5) Strongly disagree17829.5
Missing18 
TOTAL604100.0
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 agree152.5
2) Somewhat agree9816.2
3) Neutral or unsure599.8
4) Somewhat disagree19231.8
5) Strongly disagree24039.7
Missing18 
TOTAL604100.0
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 agree91.5
2) Somewhat agree498.2
3) Neutral or unsure386.3
4) Somewhat disagree16126.8
5) Strongly disagree34357.2
Missing22 
TOTAL600100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31051.8
2) Somewhat agree22237.1
3) Neutral or unsure294.8
4) Somewhat disagree264.3
5) Strongly disagree111.8
Missing24 
TOTAL598100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29248.9
2) Somewhat agree22237.2
3) Neutral or unsure416.9
4) Somewhat disagree345.7
5) Strongly disagree81.3
Missing25 
TOTAL597100.0
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 agree305.0
2) Somewhat agree21134.9
3) Neutral or unsure6711.1
4) Somewhat disagree18430.5
5) Strongly disagree11218.5
Missing18 
TOTAL604100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree244.0
2) Somewhat agree13522.5
3) Neutral or unsure6010.0
4) Somewhat disagree19933.2
5) Strongly disagree18130.2
Missing23 
TOTAL599100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31652.5
2) Somewhat agree23238.5
3) Neutral or unsure396.5
4) Somewhat disagree132.2
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing20 
TOTAL602100.0
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 agree34557.0
2) Somewhat agree21836.0
3) Neutral or unsure284.6
4) Somewhat disagree122.0
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34356.9
2) Somewhat agree20734.3
3) Neutral or unsure274.5
4) Somewhat disagree244.0
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing19 
TOTAL603100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30550.5
2) Somewhat agree21335.3
3) Neutral or unsure518.4
4) Somewhat disagree274.5
5) Strongly disagree81.3
Missing18 
TOTAL604100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42671.0
2) Somewhat agree13923.2
3) Neutral or unsure244.0
4) Somewhat disagree81.3
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing22 
TOTAL600100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree91.5
2) Somewhat agree11519.1
3) Neutral or unsure6010.0
4) Somewhat disagree21335.4
5) Strongly disagree20433.9
Missing21 
TOTAL601100.0
207) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time152.5
2) Most of the time35358.3
3) Some of the time18530.5
4) A little of the time498.1
5) None of the time40.7
Missing16 
TOTAL606100.0
208) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time264.3
2) Most of the time35258.2
3) Some of the time16527.3
4) A little of the time579.4
5) None of the time50.8
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time254.1
3) Some of the time10817.9
4) A little of the time28346.9
5) None of the time18731.0
Missing19 
TOTAL603100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time61.0
2) Most of the time477.8
3) Some of the time18630.8
4) A little of the time27545.6
5) None of the time8914.8
Missing19 
TOTAL603100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time548.9
2) Most of the time40867.4
3) Some of the time11118.3
4) A little of the time294.8
5) None of the time30.5
Missing17 
TOTAL605100.0
212) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted11018.0
2) Somewhat delighted20633.8
3) Little delighted12420.3
4) Mixed feelings11518.9
5) Terrible315.1
6) Somewhat terrible162.6
7) Extremely terrible81.3
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
213) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted18029.5
2) Somewhat delighted24840.7
3) A little delighted11218.4
4) Mixed feelings498.0
5) Terrible101.6
6) Somewhat terrible91.5
7) Extremely terrible20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted7412.2
2) Somewhat delighted22036.1
3) A little delighted16527.1
4) Mixed feelings11218.4
5) Terrible274.4
6) Somewhat terrible81.3
7) Extremely terrible30.5
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted13622.3
2) Somewhat delighted29147.8
3) A little delighted13021.3
4) Mixed feelings457.4
5) Terrible40.7
6) Somewhat terrible20.3
7) Extremely terrible10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
216) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male50582.2
2) Female10917.8
Missing8 
TOTAL614100.0
217) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school10.2
4) Completed high school71.1
5) Trade certificate20.3
6) Associate degree30.5
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college26843.7
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree33254.2
Missing9 
TOTAL613100.0
218) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology91.5
2) Religion589.9
3) Philosophy335.6
4) Other Humanities17329.5
5) Natural or Physical Sciences264.4
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences13623.2
7) Technical Studies162.7
8) Fine Arts223.8
9) Education305.1
10) Journalism-Communication132.2
11) Business-Economics467.8
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ223.8
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy20.3
Missing36 
TOTAL586100.0
219) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Theology33.4
2) Religion1011.4
3) Philosophy66.8
4) Other Humanities1517.0
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences2528.4
7) Technical Studies78.0
8) Fine Arts33.4
9) Education1112.5
10) Journalism-Communication33.4
11) Business-Economics33.4
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ11.1
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy11.1
Missing534 
TOTAL88100.0
220) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked533100.0
Missing89 
TOTAL533100.0
221) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53099.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing88 
TOTAL534100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53099.4
1) Checked30.6
Missing89 
TOTAL533100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53099.4
1) Checked30.6
Missing89 
TOTAL533100.0
224) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142.3
1) Checked60697.7
Missing2 
TOTAL620100.0
225) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify) (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53199.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing89 
TOTAL533100.0
226) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20.3
2) No58499.7
Missing36 
TOTAL586100.0
227) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61248.13910
228) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm7512.2
2) In a small city or town21935.7
3) In a medium-sized city10316.8
4) In a suburb near a large city14623.8
5) In a large city7011.4
Missing9 
TOTAL613100.0
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.)30.5
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)559.0
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)40.7
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian132.1
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators142.3
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide365.9
6) All Other Professionals13021.2
7) Managers and Administrators16727.2
8) Clerical & Related Workers61.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers426.9
10) Operatives-Factory386.2
11) Transport-Laborers304.9
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers325.2
13) Service Workers152.4
14) Not In Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled10.2
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer10.2
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman264.2
Missing9 
TOTAL613100.0
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)28.7
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian14.3
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators14.3
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide417.4
6) All Other Professionals417.4
7) Managers and Administrators730.4
8) Clerical & Related Workers14.3
9) Craftsman & Related Workers28.7
10) Operatives-Factory14.3
Missing599 
TOTAL23100.0
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.)10.2
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)101.6
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide8313.6
6) All Other Professionals6410.5
7) Managers and Administrators223.6
8) Clerical & Related Workers8013.1
9) Craftsman & Related Workers40.7
10) Operatives-Factory71.1
11) Transport-Laborers30.5
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers40.7
13) Service Workers315.1
14) Not in Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled30.5
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer29548.4
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman10.2
18) Volunteer10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL609100.0
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)27.1
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide310.7
6) All Other Professionals310.7
7) Managers and Administrators13.6
8) Clerical & Related Workers310.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers13.6
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers13.6
13) Service Workers27.1
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer1139.3
18) Volunteer13.6
Missing594 
TOTAL28100.0
233) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married345.5
2) In first marriage41767.9
3) Divorced or separated264.2
4) Widowed91.5
5) Remarried after death of spouse91.5
6) Remarried after divorce11118.1
7) In a committed relationship81.3
Missing8 
TOTAL614100.0
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.)539.7
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)152.8
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian20.4
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators40.7
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide14526.7
6) All Other Professionals14827.2
7) Managers and Administrators6612.1
8) Clerical & Related Workers376.8
9) Craftsman & Related Workers50.9
10) Operatives-Factory20.4
11) Transport-Laborers20.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers10.2
13) Service Workers142.6
14) Not in Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled50.9
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer397.2
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman10.2
17) Student50.9
Missing78 
TOTAL544100.0
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.)26.9
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)517.2
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide413.8
6) All Other Professionals413.8
7) Managers and Administrators13.4
8) Clerical & Related Workers26.9
13) Service Workers13.4
14) Not in Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled310.3
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer724.1
Missing593 
TOTAL29100.0
236) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's fathers? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)10.2
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)397.2
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)20.4
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian183.3
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators101.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide346.3
6) All Other Professionals10018.6
7) Managers and Administrators14627.1
8) Clerical & Related Workers30.6
9) Craftsman & Related Workers438.0
10) Operatives-Factory325.9
11) Transport-Laborers305.6
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers427.8
13) Service Workers163.0
14) Not in Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled20.4
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer20.4
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman173.2
99) Unknown profession20.4
Missing83 
TOTAL539100.0
237) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)14.8
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)29.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide29.5
6) All Other Professionals29.5
7) Managers and Administrators419.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers314.3
10) Operatives-Factory29.5
11) Transport-Laborers29.5
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers314.3
Missing601 
TOTAL21100.0
238) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None7612.5
1) 1579.3
2) 223939.2
3) 314824.3
4) 4467.5
5) 5294.8
6) 671.1
7) 750.8
8) 810.2
10) 1010.2
15) 1510.2
Missing12 
TOTAL610100.0
239) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27849.6
1) None at home28350.4
Missing61 
TOTAL561100.0
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) 83.1
2) 41.6
3) 62.4
4) 62.4
5) 41.6
6) 52.0
7) 31.2
8) 52.0
9) 72.8
10) 124.7
11) 93.5
12) 176.7
13) 72.8
14) 155.9
15) 187.1
16) 176.7
17) 3614.2
18) 3011.8
19) 93.5
20) 124.7
21) 83.1
22) 52.0
23) 41.6
24) 10.4
25) 10.4
26) 10.4
29) 10.4
30) 10.4
36) 10.4
37) 10.4
Missing368 
TOTAL254100.0
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%
0) Less than a year old10.5
1) 173.8
2) 221.1
3) 331.6
4) 463.3
5) 573.8
6) 694.9
7) 784.3
8) 863.3
9) 984.3
10) 10147.6
11) 11116.0
12) 1284.3
13) 13116.0
14) 142312.5
15) 15179.2
16) 162111.4
17) 1773.8
18) 1863.3
20) 2010.5
21) 2110.5
22) 2231.6
25) 2510.5
28) 2831.6
Missing438 
TOTAL184100.0
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%
2) 11.5
3) 34.6
4) 34.6
5) 57.7
6) 23.1
7) 69.2
8) 57.7
10) 11.5
11) 69.2
12) 69.2
13) 46.2
14) 812.3
15) 34.6
16) 23.1
17) 23.1
18) 23.1
20) 11.5
24) 34.6
26) 11.5
34) 11.5
Missing557 
TOTAL65100.0
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%
5) 110.0
8) 110.0
9) 220.0
11) 330.0
18) 110.0
24) 110.0
30) 110.0
Missing612 
TOTAL10100.0
244) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here21887.9
2) Participates elsewhere208.1
3) No104.0
Missing374 
TOTAL248100.0
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 here16689.7
2) Participates elsewhere158.1
3) No42.2
Missing437 
TOTAL185100.0
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 here6289.9
2) Participates elsewhere45.8
3) No34.3
Missing553 
TOTAL69100.0
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 here660.0
2) Participates elsewhere330.0
3) No110.0
Missing612 
TOTAL10100.0
248) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61032.47417
249) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian53085.2
2) Growing Presbyterian9214.8
TOTAL622100.0
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%
3) Some high school10.2
4) Completed high school71.1
5) Trade certificate20.3
6) Associate degree30.5
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college26843.7
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree33254.2
Missing9 
TOTAL613100.0
251) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male50582.2
2) Female10917.8
Missing8 
TOTAL614100.0
252) I-MARITAL: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married345.5
2) In first marriage41767.9
3) Divorced or separated264.2
4) Widowed91.5
5) Remarried after death of spouse or divorce12019.5
7) In a committed relationship81.3
Missing8 
TOTAL614100.0
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 conservative152.4
2) Conservative13321.5
3) Moderate23037.2
4) Liberal19631.7
5) Very liberal447.1
Missing4 
TOTAL618100.0