U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, 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 a P are for the Presbyterian random sample. 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) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
7) Presbyterian530100.0
TOTAL530100.0
3) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
91) Episcopal Church10.2
197) Presbyterian10.2
201) Evangelical Presbyterian10.2
204) Presbyterian Church USA52599.2
224) United Church of Christ10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL529100.0
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (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
Missing522 
TOTAL8100.0
5) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) 214.1
15) 173.3
17) 51.0
22) 30.6
37) 163.1
45) 51.0
48) 30.6
55) 10.2
57) 10.2
58) 81.5
69) 10.2
79) 10.2
83) 20.4
86) 10.2
88) 10.2
91) 112.1
94) 20.4
99) 10.2
105) 20.4
112) 10.2
118) 51.0
119) 30.6
123) 30.6
125) 20.4
126) 10.2
128) 10.2
136) 10.2
145) 275.2
149) 10.2
150) 10.2
155) 193.7
158) 10.2
186) 30.6
197) 10720.7
198) 20.4
200) 20.4
201) 10.2
204) 19838.2
206) 20.4
207) 20.4
211) 61.2
213) 132.5
223) 10.2
224) 101.9
237) 10.2
238) 10.2
999) 10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
6) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
17) American Baptist Churches15.0
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship15.0
93) Other Anglican bodies in the U.S.15.0
145) Methodist 420.0
155) United Methodist Church15.0
158) Moravian 15.0
196) Plymouth Brethren15.0
197) Presbyterian630.0
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)15.0
206) Reformed 210.0
220) Swedenburgian Church15.0
Missing510 
TOTAL20100.0
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)8516.1
2) About once per month387.2
3) Weekly attendance33463.1
4) Did not attend6812.9
5) Not applicable40.8
Missing1 
TOTAL529100.0
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)529.8
2) About once per month519.6
3) Weekly attendance39073.7
4) Did not attend326.0
5) Not applicable40.8
Missing1 
TOTAL529100.0
9) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)234.3
2) About once per month315.9
3) Weekly attendance44984.9
4) Did not attend264.9
Missing1 
TOTAL529100.0
10) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.26450.0
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.18334.7
3) No8115.3
Missing2 
TOTAL528100.0
11) What is your present denomination, if any? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
0) None 10.2
4) Seventh-day Adventist10.2
17) American Baptist Churches10.2
58) Disciples of Christ10.2
91) Episcopal Church10.2
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America20.4
145) Methodist 10.2
155) United Methodist Church40.8
186) Assemblies of God10.2
197) Presbyterian10.2
200) Cumberland Presbyterian10.2
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)50696.0
207) Christian Reformed Church in N.A.10.2
211) Reformed Church in America10.2
224) United Church of Christ40.8
Missing3 
TOTAL527100.0
12) 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
Missing527 
TOTAL3100.0
13) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.315.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.29756.1
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.16230.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.377.0
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.20.4
Missing1 
TOTAL529100.0
14) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth"? (ALLRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112.1
2) Agree 6812.9
3) Neutral or unsure519.6
4) Disagree 23344.0
5) Strongly disagree16631.4
Missing1 
TOTAL529100.0
15) [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) Pentecostal20.4
2) Fundamentalist20.4
3) Evangelical12924.7
4) Mainline 21841.7
5) Liberal 13826.4
6) None 101.9
7) Other (specify)244.6
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
16) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 50294.7
2) No285.3
TOTAL530100.0
17) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"]At what age did you first seriously consider that you were called to become an ordained minister or priest? (AGEMIN)
TOTAL%
3) 10.2
6) 10.2
7) 20.4
10) 30.6
11) 40.8
12) 183.7
13) 142.8
14) 204.1
15) 163.2
16) 326.5
17) 428.5
18) 438.7
19) 377.5
20) 469.3
21) 275.5
22) 255.1
23) 142.8
24) 81.6
25) 193.9
26) 81.6
27) 30.6
28) 122.4
29) 71.4
30) 142.8
31) 40.8
32) 71.4
33) 51.0
34) 61.2
35) 102.0
36) 40.8
37) 40.8
38) 30.6
39) 10.2
40) 81.6
41) 20.4
43) 30.6
45) 30.6
46) 10.2
47) 10.2
48) 10.2
49) 20.4
50) 51.0
53) 10.2
57) 20.4
58) 10.2
60) 20.4
68) 10.2
Missing37 
TOTAL493100.0
18) [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) 30.6
22) 61.2
23) 61.2
24) 306.1
25) 7515.2
26) 6413.0
27) 397.9
28) 336.7
29) 234.7
30) 234.7
31) 183.7
32) 112.2
33) 132.6
34) 122.4
35) 91.8
36) 40.8
37) 132.6
38) 112.2
39) 122.4
40) 81.6
41) 40.8
42) 81.6
43) 132.6
44) 61.2
45) 71.4
46) 20.4
47) 10.2
48) 10.2
49) 61.2
50) 30.6
51) 10.2
52) 51.0
53) 20.4
54) 40.8
55) 10.2
56) 20.4
57) 10.2
58) 10.2
60) 30.6
61) 10.2
63) 20.4
64) 10.2
69) 10.2
76) 10.2
Missing38 
TOTAL492100.0
19) [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
TOTAL49120.65812
20) [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) 6914.1
2) 10020.5
3) 10521.5
4) 8317.0
5) 336.8
6) 316.4
7) 214.3
8) 102.0
9) 102.0
10) 91.8
11) 20.4
12) 30.6
13) 20.4
14) 10.2
15) 10.2
16) 10.2
17) 10.2
21) 20.4
22) 10.2
32) 10.2
35) 10.2
Missing42 
TOTAL488100.0
21) OTHOCC (No wording available) (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 30258.6
2) No21341.4
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"]If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 93.0
1) 186.1
2) 3110.4
3) 289.4
4) 268.8
5) 227.4
6) 134.4
7) 82.7
8) 113.7
9) 41.3
10) 196.4
11) 93.0
12) 72.4
13) 51.7
14) 41.3
15) 82.7
16) 72.4
17) 20.7
18) 41.3
19) 41.3
20) 134.4
21) 41.3
22) 20.7
24) 31.0
25) 113.7
26) 51.7
27) 10.3
28) 20.7
30) 51.7
35) 10.3
36) 10.3
37) 10.3
38) 10.3
40) 31.0
41) 10.3
44) 10.3
45) 10.3
47) 10.3
48) 10.3
Missing233 
TOTAL297100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"]If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 22776.4
1) 31.0
2) 103.4
3) 103.4
4) 72.4
5) 10.3
6) 186.1
7) 31.0
8) 31.0
9) 103.4
10) 20.7
11) 20.7
15) 10.3
Missing233 
TOTAL297100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"]What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
0) Parent died-divorced10.3
2) Other religious professional279.1
4) Lawyers-Judges-Legislators51.7
5) Teachers & Professors4615.4
6) All other professionals9832.9
7) Managers and administrators6321.1
8) Clerical & related workers103.4
9) Craftsman & related workers51.7
10) Operatives-factory72.3
11) Transport-laborers10.3
12) Farmers 31.0
13) Service workers82.7
15) Homemaker 20.7
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman196.4
17) Student 20.7
99) Unknown profession10.3
Missing232 
TOTAL298100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"]In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL27723726.28217572
26) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"]What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1947) 10.3
1950) 20.7
1951) 10.3
1952) 10.3
1953) 20.7
1954) 20.7
1958) 10.3
1959) 82.7
1960) 20.7
1961) 20.7
1962) 31.0
1963) 20.7
1964) 20.7
1965) 51.7
1966) 10.3
1968) 10.3
1969) 31.0
1970) 31.0
1971) 51.7
1972) 51.7
1973) 72.4
1974) 93.0
1975) 62.0
1976) 113.7
1977) 62.0
1978) 41.4
1979) 134.4
1980) 82.7
1981) 124.1
1982) 134.4
1983) 82.7
1984) 165.4
1985) 113.7
1986) 72.4
1987) 72.4
1988) 103.4
1989) 186.1
1990) 51.7
1991) 51.7
1992) 82.7
1993) 82.7
1994) 41.4
1995) 103.4
1996) 51.7
1997) 113.7
1998) 41.4
1999) 62.0
2000) 62.0
2001) 62.0
Missing234 
TOTAL296100.0
27) 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 ministry6111.9
2) Yes, to work in a secular position479.2
3) No40578.9
Missing17 
TOTAL513100.0
28) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None2420.5
1) 1311.1
2) 1311.1
3) 76.0
4) 97.7
5) 108.5
6) 65.1
7) 32.6
8) 21.7
9) 10.9
10) 54.3
11) 21.7
12) 21.7
13) 32.6
14) 43.4
19) 10.9
21) 21.7
24) 10.9
25) 21.7
26) 10.9
28) 21.7
29) 32.6
40) 10.9
Missing413 
TOTAL117100.0
29) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 7564.1
2) 32.6
3) 43.4
4) 32.6
5) 10.9
6) 1613.7
7) 54.3
8) 54.3
9) 32.6
10) 10.9
11) 10.9
Missing413 
TOTAL117100.0
30) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None 81.5
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary142.7
3) Bible college degree10.2
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity31159.8
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree397.5
6) Doctor of Ministry degree11722.5
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.224.2
8) Other (Specify):81.5
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
31) 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
TOTAL497716.9342368
32) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 52098.7
2) No71.3
Missing3 
TOTAL527100.0
33) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 49093.3
2) No356.7
Missing5 
TOTAL525100.0
34) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister12724.1
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister29255.4
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister458.5
4) Co-pastor 183.4
5) Other (Specify)112.1
6) Supply or temporary214.0
7) Lay pastor 91.7
9) Other lay position40.8
Missing3 
TOTAL527100.0
35) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 2000 7714.9
1) 2001 214.1
2) 2002 71.4
3) 200320.4
45) 10.2
59) 10.2
60) 10.2
67) 20.4
69) 30.6
71) 30.6
72) 10.2
74) 40.8
75) 20.4
76) 20.4
77) 30.6
78) 20.4
79) 20.4
80) 30.6
81) 20.4
82) 91.7
83) 61.2
84) 30.6
85) 112.1
86) 112.1
87) 112.1
88) 101.9
89) 81.5
90) 101.9
91) 163.1
92) 254.8
93) 163.1
94) 346.6
95) 265.0
96) 346.6
97) 407.7
98) 438.3
99) 6612.7
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
36) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 6211.9
2) No46088.1
Missing8 
TOTAL522100.0
37) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"]If yes, how many [other congregations do you presently serve as pastor]? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 4571.4
2) 812.7
3) 46.3
4) 23.2
5) 11.6
6) 23.2
7) 11.6
Missing467 
TOTAL63100.0
38) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 7414.2
2) No44685.8
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
39) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"]If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy 22.7
2) Other Religious Professional 2128.8
5) Teachers & Professors 1520.5
6) All Other Professionals 1926.0
7) Managers and Adminstrators 811.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers 11.4
11) Transportation-Laborers 22.7
13) Service Workers 11.4
15) Homemaker 22.7
17) Student22.7
Missing457 
TOTAL73100.0
40) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None7243.9
1) 7143.3
2) 169.8
3) 42.4
6) 10.6
Missing366 
TOTAL164100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None7157.7
1) 4536.6
2) 75.7
Missing407 
TOTAL123100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None6545.8
1) 4531.7
2) 139.2
3) 107.0
4) 85.6
7) 10.7
Missing388 
TOTAL142100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None4716.5
1) 10035.2
2) 7024.6
3) 4014.1
4) 155.3
5) 51.8
6) 31.1
7) 10.4
8) 10.4
10) 20.7
Missing246 
TOTAL284100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None5128.5
1) 10156.4
2) 158.4
3) 73.9
4) 10.6
5) 31.7
13) 10.6
Missing351 
TOTAL179100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None3911.2
1) 26877.0
2) 3610.3
3) 41.1
4) 10.3
Missing182 
TOTAL348100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None5844.3
1) 5642.7
2) 118.4
3) 21.5
4) 32.3
16) 10.8
Missing399 
TOTAL131100.0
47) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None266.9
1) 27873.9
2) 5414.4
3) 123.2
4) 41.1
6) 20.5
Missing154 
TOTAL376100.0
48) 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) None6552.8
1) 2217.9
2) 54.1
3) 32.4
4) 54.1
5) 21.6
6) 54.1
7) 21.6
9) 32.4
10) 10.8
11) 32.4
12) 10.8
15) 10.8
16) 21.6
17) 10.8
18) 10.8
24) 10.8
Missing407 
TOTAL123100.0
49) 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) None5836.3
1) 1811.3
2) 1911.9
3) 2415.0
4) 95.6
5) 31.9
6) 53.1
7) 42.5
8) 31.9
9) 31.9
10) 42.5
11) 21.3
12) 21.3
13) 21.3
18) 10.6
20) 10.6
27) 10.6
30) 10.6
Missing370 
TOTAL160100.0
50) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None6392.6
1) 22.9
2) 11.5
4) 11.5
6) 11.5
Missing462 
TOTAL68100.0
51) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None4618.9
1) 11045.3
2) 4317.7
3) 197.8
4) 83.3
5) 41.6
6) 72.9
7) 10.4
8) 10.4
9) 20.8
10) 10.4
11) 10.4
Missing287 
TOTAL243100.0
52) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Helped someone outside your family find a job? (MNT12JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28453.6
1) Checked24646.4
TOTAL530100.0
53) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked214.0
1) Checked50996.0
TOTAL530100.0
54) 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 checked132.5
1) Checked51797.5
TOTAL530100.0
55) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Contacted an elected official about a public issue? (MNT12CON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25147.4
1) Checked27952.6
TOTAL530100.0
56) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative101.9
2) Conservative10820.5
3) Moderate 18835.7
4) Liberal 17934.0
5) Very liberal428.0
Missing3 
TOTAL527100.0
57) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL52146.60315
58) 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) None20.4
2) 51.0
3) 112.2
4) 193.7
5) 316.1
6) 438.4
7) 244.7
8) 509.8
9) 173.3
10) 9919.4
11) 61.2
12) 5911.5
13) 51.0
14) 122.3
15) 7514.7
16) 91.8
17) 30.6
18) 61.2
20) 265.1
22) 10.2
25) 51.0
26) 10.2
30) 10.2
72) 10.2
Missing19 
TOTAL511100.0
59) 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) None 40.8
1) 6212.4
2) 13326.5
3) 10420.8
4) 8717.4
5) 5511.0
6) 255.0
7) 40.8
8) 91.8
9) 51.0
10) 51.0
11) 30.6
12) 30.6
15) 10.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing29 
TOTAL501100.0
60) 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) None61.3
1) 9520.0
2) 13829.0
3) 9319.5
4) 5611.8
5) 408.4
6) 204.2
7) 40.8
8) 122.5
9) 10.2
10) 81.7
12) 10.2
15) 10.2
20) 10.2
Missing54 
TOTAL476100.0
61) 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) None 4814.4
1) 13640.7
2) 7522.5
3) 3610.8
4) 185.4
5) 123.6
6) 61.8
8) 10.3
10) 10.3
99) Less than half an hour10.3
Missing196 
TOTAL334100.0
62) 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) None 11643.3
1) 10338.4
2) 3211.9
3) 114.1
4) 31.1
10) 10.4
15) 10.4
99) Less than half an hour10.4
Missing262 
TOTAL268100.0
63) 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) None 143.0
1) 8618.5
2) 14230.5
3) 7015.0
4) 5411.6
5) 439.2
6) 204.3
7) 61.3
8) 40.9
10) 163.4
11) 10.2
12) 30.6
14) 20.4
15) 30.6
18) 10.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing64 
TOTAL466100.0
64) 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) None40.8
1) 418.2
2) 8917.7
3) 6012.0
4) 7414.7
5) 7114.1
6) 428.4
7) 91.8
8) 265.2
9) 40.8
10) 5010.0
12) 112.2
15) 132.6
16) 10.2
18) 30.6
20) 40.8
Missing28 
TOTAL502100.0
65) 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) None 5113.6
1) 17947.7
2) 9625.6
3) 205.3
4) 102.7
5) 133.5
6) 30.8
10) 10.3
99) Less than half an hour20.5
Missing155 
TOTAL375100.0
66) 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) None 91.9
1) 204.1
2) 336.8
3) 398.1
4) 245.0
5) 5311.0
6) 285.8
7) 122.5
8) 285.8
9) 71.4
10) 8417.4
12) 387.9
13) 71.4
14) 40.8
15) 347.0
16) 91.9
17) 30.6
18) 81.7
20) 265.4
22) 30.6
23) 10.2
24) 10.2
25) 61.2
29) 10.2
30) 30.6
35) 10.2
40) 10.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing46 
TOTAL484100.0
67) 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) None 40.8
1) 8216.5
2) 11723.5
3) 6913.9
4) 7515.1
5) 5611.3
6) 408.0
7) 102.0
8) 173.4
9) 10.2
10) 193.8
11) 20.4
12) 10.2
15) 20.4
41) 10.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing33 
TOTAL497100.0
68) 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) None 81.8
1) 14131.5
2) 12728.4
3) 5512.3
4) 419.2
5) 306.7
6) 173.8
7) 20.4
8) 92.0
9) 10.2
10) 71.6
12) 20.4
14) 10.2
15) 10.2
20) 20.4
30) 10.2
99) Less than half an hour20.4
Missing83 
TOTAL447100.0
69) 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) None 163.3
1) 13628.3
2) 14830.8
3) 6413.3
4) 439.0
5) 377.7
6) 122.5
7) 10.2
8) 71.5
10) 91.9
12) 20.4
14) 10.2
15) 20.4
20) 10.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing50 
TOTAL480100.0
70) 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) None 276.1
1) 15835.7
2) 11225.3
3) 5612.6
4) 347.7
5) 296.5
6) 102.3
7) 20.5
8) 61.4
10) 40.9
12) 10.2
15) 10.2
20) 10.2
24) 10.2
99) Less than half an hour10.2
Missing87 
TOTAL443100.0
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 one. (BEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)37973.9
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings499.6
3) Teaching people about the faith193.7
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith20.4
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction122.3
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins193.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision142.7
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future101.9
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs40.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation40.8
Missing17 
TOTAL513100.0
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 two. (BEST2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)418.0
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings16131.6
3) Teaching people about the faith10721.0
4) Training people for ministry and mission71.4
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith10.2
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction489.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins7214.1
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members20.4
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision356.9
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings61.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future224.3
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs51.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation30.6
Missing20 
TOTAL510100.0
73) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number three. (BEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)265.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings438.5
3) Teaching people about the faith7314.5
4) Training people for ministry and mission61.2
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith40.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction489.5
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins11322.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members61.2
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision7414.7
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings71.4
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future458.9
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs367.1
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation234.6
Missing26 
TOTAL504100.0
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 one. (IMPRV1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)336.6
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings81.6
3) Teaching people about the faith214.2
4) Training people for ministry and mission10020.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith6312.6
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction316.2
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins295.8
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members5410.8
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision5911.8
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings102.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future6412.8
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs142.8
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation122.4
14) Written other in10.2
Missing31 
TOTAL499100.0
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 two. (IMPRV2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)61.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings30.6
3) Teaching people about the faith224.5
4) Training people for ministry and mission7214.8
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith418.4
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction418.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins296.0
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members9118.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision469.5
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings102.1
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future7715.8
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs265.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation224.5
Missing44 
TOTAL486100.0
76) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number three. (IMPRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)132.8
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings81.7
3) Teaching people about the faith296.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission5411.8
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith449.6
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction306.6
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins183.9
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members5512.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision347.4
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings81.7
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future7716.8
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs255.5
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation6313.8
Missing72 
TOTAL458100.0
77) TEXTS - No wording available (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always 9418.1
2) Most of the time28053.9
3) Occasionally10119.5
4) Never448.5
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
78) 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 checked49894.0
1) Checked326.0
TOTAL530100.0
79) 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 checked44684.2
1) Checked8415.8
TOTAL530100.0
80) 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 checked52699.2
1) Checked40.8
TOTAL530100.0
81) 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 checked44483.8
1) Checked8616.2
TOTAL530100.0
82) 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 checked18835.5
1) Checked34264.5
TOTAL530100.0
83) 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 checked17633.2
1) Checked35466.8
TOTAL530100.0
84) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (Hours) (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
0) None30.6
1) 509.8
2) 8717.1
3) 6512.8
4) 6713.2
5) 509.8
6) 265.1
7) 6011.8
8) 214.1
9) 51.0
10) 367.1
12) 91.8
14) 122.4
15) 61.2
17) 10.2
18) 20.4
20) 40.8
21) 10.2
30) 30.6
Missing22 
TOTAL508100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching)? (Hours) (DAY7READ)
TOTAL%
0) None112.2
1) 418.1
2) 8216.3
3) 6011.9
4) 7214.3
5) 6613.1
6) 346.7
7) 295.8
8) 244.8
9) 51.0
10) 448.7
11) 10.2
12) 91.8
14) 51.0
15) 81.6
16) 20.4
17) 10.2
20) 51.0
21) 10.2
25) 10.2
30) 30.6
Missing26 
TOTAL504100.0
86) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None 4910.5
1) 9820.9
2) 10121.6
3) 4810.3
4) 5110.9
5) 388.1
6) 163.4
7) 265.6
8) 91.9
9) 10.2
10) 234.9
14) 30.6
15) 20.4
21) 20.4
99) Less than one hour10.2
Missing62 
TOTAL468100.0
87) 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) None193.9
1) 122.5
2) 285.8
3) 265.3
4) 387.8
5) 5010.3
6) 367.4
7) 296.0
8) 449.1
9) 40.8
10) 5611.5
11) 20.4
12) 204.1
13) 20.4
14) 214.3
15) 224.5
16) 40.8
17) 10.2
18) 51.0
20) 326.6
21) 91.9
24) 51.0
25) 61.2
30) 61.2
34) 10.2
35) 20.4
36) 10.2
40) 10.2
43) 10.2
48) 20.4
60) 10.2
Missing44 
TOTAL486100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
0) None40.8
1) 142.8
2) 6713.5
3) 6412.9
4) 7715.6
5) 6713.5
6) 469.3
7) 275.5
8) 316.3
9) 30.6
10) 5511.1
11) 10.2
12) 173.4
13) 10.2
14) 81.6
15) 81.6
16) 10.2
20) 10.2
21) 10.2
30) 10.2
35) 10.2
Missing35 
TOTAL495100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None 6413.5
1) 6213.1
2) 8016.8
3) 7114.9
4) 6213.1
5) 5611.8
6) 306.3
7) 224.6
8) 91.9
9) 10.2
10) 91.9
11) 10.2
12) 40.8
14) 10.2
20) 10.2
36) 10.2
99) Less than one hour10.2
Missing55 
TOTAL475100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None 9322.6
1) 5513.4
2) 7418.0
3) 4711.4
4) 5212.7
5) 235.6
6) 215.1
7) 102.4
8) 143.4
10) 112.7
11) 10.2
12) 51.2
13) 10.2
14) 10.2
20) 10.2
30) 10.2
99) Less than one hour10.2
Missing119 
TOTAL411100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None 8018.0
1) 13630.6
2) 6013.5
3) 4610.4
4) 337.4
5) 235.2
6) 235.2
7) 71.6
8) 81.8
9) 20.5
10) 143.2
12) 30.7
14) 10.2
15) 30.7
16) 20.5
30) 10.2
99) Less than one hour20.5
Missing86 
TOTAL444100.0
92) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None11827.7
1) 6515.3
2) 11727.5
3) 5412.7
4) 358.2
5) 153.5
6) 133.1
7) 10.2
8) 30.7
9) 10.2
10) 30.7
12) 10.2
Missing104 
TOTAL426100.0
93) 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
TOTAL50929126.30614573
94) 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) Yes 42080.9
2) No9919.1
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"]If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31016444.7778728
96) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"]If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1238360.2764487
97) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) 46791.4
35) 10.2
49) 10.2
50) 30.6
57) 10.2
70) 10.2
90) 20.4
95) 10.2
100) 40.8
110) 10.2
120) 10.2
135) 20.4
138) 10.2
150) 30.6
170) 10.2
175) 10.2
182) 10.2
200) 40.8
220) 20.4
250) 10.2
275) 10.2
300) 30.6
365) 10.2
400) 10.2
430) 10.2
500) 10.2
525) 10.2
600) 10.2
700) 10.2
1100) 10.2
Missing19 
TOTAL511100.0
98) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 47490.6
2) No499.4
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
99) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 47090.2
2) No519.8
Missing9 
TOTAL521100.0
100) 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
TOTAL46728566.60831969
101) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 40076.9
2) No12023.1
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
102) 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) Never 489.2
2) Once or twice26350.5
3) Three to five times16732.1
4) More than five times438.3
Missing9 
TOTAL521100.0
103) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 9518.3
2) No42581.7
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
104) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"]If yes, when was the last time that you took a sabbatical leave? (LSTLEAVE)
TOTAL%
0) 22.3
1968) 11.1
1986) 11.1
1987) 11.1
1988) 11.1
1990) 22.3
1991) 22.3
1992) 11.1
1994) 11.1
1995) 55.7
1996) 22.3
1997) 22.3
1998) 33.4
1999) 11.1
2000) 1416.1
2001) 1112.6
2002) 11.1
9997) 78.0
9998) 66.9
9999) 2326.4
Missing443 
TOTAL87100.0
105) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"]How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) 914.8
3) 11.6
4) 23.3
5) 23.3
6) 11.6
7) 11.6
14) 813.1
17) 11.6
18) 11.6
21) 11.6
28) 23.3
30) 813.1
42) 11.6
60) 34.9
70) 11.6
72) 11.6
75) 11.6
90) 1016.4
120) 34.9
135) 11.6
180) 11.6
183) 11.6
365) 11.6
Missing469 
TOTAL61100.0
106) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 41580.1
2) No10319.9
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
107) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 10219.7
2) No41780.3
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
108) 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 importance18234.8
2) Somewhat important22643.2
3) Somewhat unimportant5911.3
4) Of little importance5610.7
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
109) 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 members7714.8
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole17834.2
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion26651.1
Missing9 
TOTAL521100.0
110) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.275.2
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.23845.7
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.12323.6
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.13325.5
Missing9 
TOTAL521100.0
111) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible8618.9
2) Somewhat compatible19843.4
3) Somewhat incompatible275.9
4) Not at all compatible30.7
5) We do not have a clear vision.14231.1
Missing74 
TOTAL456100.0
112) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of16330.9
2) Some minor conflict27051.1
3) Major conflict356.6
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving529.8
5) Don't know81.5
Missing2 
TOTAL528100.0
113) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44984.7
1) Checked8115.3
TOTAL530100.0
114) [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 checked44584.0
1) Checked8516.0
TOTAL530100.0
115) [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 checked44684.2
1) Checked8415.8
TOTAL530100.0
116) [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 checked48491.3
1) Checked468.7
TOTAL530100.0
117) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50695.5
1) Checked244.5
TOTAL530100.0
118) [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 checked41879.0
1) Checked11121.0
Missing1 
TOTAL529100.0
119) [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 checked47188.9
1) Checked5911.1
TOTAL530100.0
120) [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 checked48290.9
1) Checked489.1
TOTAL530100.0
121) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52298.5
1) Checked81.5
TOTAL530100.0
122) [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 checked48992.3
1) Checked417.7
TOTAL530100.0
123) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52498.9
1) Checked61.1
TOTAL530100.0
124) [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 checked45084.9
1) Checked8015.1
TOTAL530100.0
125) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43982.8
1) Checked9117.2
TOTAL530100.0
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? Being ordained. (ACPTBO)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance41479.9
2) Somewhat important8416.2
3) Somewhat unimportant61.2
4) Of little importance142.7
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
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 seminary degree or certificate. (ACPTDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance38975.1
2) Somewhat important10820.8
3) Somewhat unimportant101.9
4) Of little importance112.1
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
128) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance37772.9
2) Somewhat important12624.4
3) Somewhat unimportant132.5
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
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? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance45086.4
2) Somewhat important7013.4
3) Somewhat unimportant10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL521100.0
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? Having the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance41981.0
2) Somewhat important9618.6
3) Somewhat unimportant10.2
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
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 physical appearance. (ACPTAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance203.9
2) Somewhat important26351.0
3) Somewhat unimportant18235.3
4) Of little importance519.9
Missing14 
TOTAL516100.0
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 gender. (ACPTGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance316.0
2) Somewhat important19337.3
3) Somewhat unimportant19237.1
4) Of little importance10119.5
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
133) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your race or ethnicity. (ACPTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance6312.2
2) Somewhat important19137.0
3) Somewhat unimportant17133.1
4) Of little importance9117.6
Missing14 
TOTAL516100.0
134) 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 importance45187.1
2) Somewhat important6312.2
3) Somewhat unimportant30.6
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
135) 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 importance31260.5
2) Somewhat important18535.9
3) Somewhat unimportant183.5
4) Of little importance10.2
Missing14 
TOTAL516100.0
136) 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 importance21240.9
2) Somewhat important25148.5
3) Somewhat unimportant448.5
4) Of little importance112.1
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
137) 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 importance9418.3
2) Somewhat important31360.9
3) Somewhat unimportant8516.5
4) Of little importance224.3
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
138) 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 importance12223.9
2) Somewhat important16532.4
3) Somewhat unimportant10721.0
4) Of little importance11622.7
Missing20 
TOTAL510100.0
139) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance7691.6
2) Somewhat important56.0
4) Of little importance22.4
Missing447 
TOTAL83100.0
140) 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 satisfied22343.1
2) Somewhat satisfied25348.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied377.1
4) Very dissatisfied51.0
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied29156.3
2) Somewhat satisfied18034.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied397.5
4) Very dissatisfied71.4
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied35168.6
2) Somewhat satisfied11221.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied438.4
4) Very dissatisfied61.2
Missing18 
TOTAL512100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied13426.0
2) Somewhat satisfied30058.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied7514.6
4) Very dissatisfied61.2
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied22644.2
2) Somewhat satisfied21642.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied6312.3
4) Very dissatisfied61.2
Missing19 
TOTAL511100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied20439.7
2) Somewhat satisfied21742.2
3) Somewhat dissatisfied6713.0
4) Very dissatisfied265.1
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
146) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied18235.5
2) Somewhat satisfied24447.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied7514.6
4) Very dissatisfied122.3
Missing17 
TOTAL513100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with lay leaders in your congregation. (SATSLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied29557.4
2) Somewhat satisfied18736.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied326.2
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied21141.2
2) Somewhat satisfied22343.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied6713.1
4) Very dissatisfied112.1
Missing18 
TOTAL512100.0
149) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied30859.8
2) Somewhat satisfied15730.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied407.8
4) Very dissatisfied101.9
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
150) 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 problem438.3
2) Somewhat problem14027.0
3) Very little problem22743.8
4) No problem10820.8
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
151) 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 problem5310.3
2) Somewhat problem17634.2
3) Very little problem20038.8
4) No problem8616.7
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
152) 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 problem9618.6
2) Somewhat problem24547.6
3) Very little problem12724.7
4) No problem479.1
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
153) 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 problem81.6
2) Somewhat problem6212.2
3) Very little problem22143.5
4) No problem21742.7
Missing22 
TOTAL508100.0
154) 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 problem254.9
2) Somewhat problem14227.7
3) Very little problem24447.7
4) No problem10119.7
Missing18 
TOTAL512100.0
155) 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 problem11622.7
2) Somewhat problem26050.9
3) Very little problem10821.1
4) No problem275.3
Missing19 
TOTAL511100.0
156) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often40.8
2) Fairly often234.5
3) Once in a while22042.7
4) Never26852.0
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
157) 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 often234.5
2) Fairly often5410.6
3) Once in a while20640.3
4) Never22844.6
Missing19 
TOTAL511100.0
158) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (YRS5LSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often142.7
2) Fairly often244.7
3) Once in a while16532.4
4) Never30760.2
Missing20 
TOTAL510100.0
159) 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 often448.6
2) Fairly often7915.4
3) Once in a while32162.7
4) Never6813.3
Missing18 
TOTAL512100.0
160) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often27352.5
2) Fairly often18134.8
3) Once in a while6612.7
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
161) 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 often489.2
2) Fairly often10921.0
3) Once in a while29957.6
4) Never6312.1
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
162) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often397.5
2) Fairly often11822.8
3) Once in a while27052.2
4) Never9017.4
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
163) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often6813.2
2) Fairly often16030.9
3) Once in a while26150.5
4) Never 224.3
5) Not applicable61.2
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
164) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often509.7
2) Fairly often10320.0
3) Once in a while25449.2
4) Never 10219.8
5) Not applicable71.4
Missing14 
TOTAL516100.0
165) 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 often152.9
2) Fairly often407.8
3) Once in a while18836.5
4) Never 10219.8
5) Not applicable17033.0
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
166) 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 often193.7
2) Fairly often5510.7
3) Once in a while21541.7
4) Never 16431.8
5) Not applicable6212.0
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
167) 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 often203.9
2) Fairly often367.0
3) Once in a while13726.7
4) Never 25750.0
5) Not applicable6412.5
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
168) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6211.9
2) Somewhat agree25548.9
3) Neutral or unsure6111.7
4) Somewhat disagree10920.9
5) Strongly disagree356.7
Missing8 
TOTAL522100.0
169) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17934.5
2) Somewhat agree19938.3
3) Neutral or unsure6211.9
4) Somewhat disagree6913.3
5) Strongly disagree101.9
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
170) 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 agree12624.2
2) Somewhat agree20439.2
3) Neutral or unsure9518.3
4) Somewhat disagree6712.9
5) Strongly disagree285.4
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
171) 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 agree12023.0
2) Somewhat agree25448.8
3) Neutral or unsure6412.3
4) Somewhat disagree6312.1
5) Strongly disagree203.8
Missing9 
TOTAL521100.0
172) 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 agree25549.0
2) Somewhat agree19136.7
3) Neutral or unsure468.8
4) Somewhat disagree224.2
5) Strongly disagree61.2
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
173) No wording available (AGREREAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8316.1
2) Somewhat agree15630.3
3) Neutral or unsure509.7
4) Somewhat disagree14528.2
5) Strongly disagree8115.7
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
174) 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.12624.3
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.39375.7
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
175) 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.16431.8
2) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we primarily take into consideration how well it meets the desires and needs of members or prospective members.35168.2
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
176) 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.122.3
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.33063.6
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.5911.4
4) Lay leaders make most of the decision about the congregation's directions and programs; my role is to empower them to implement their decisions.11822.7
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
177) 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.12724.5
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.39275.5
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
178) 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.33065.3
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.17534.7
Missing25 
TOTAL505100.0
179) 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.26751.7
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.24948.3
Missing14 
TOTAL516100.0
180) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively18234.9
2) Somewhat positively22743.6
3) Somewhat negatively489.2
4) Very negatively71.3
5) Not applicable5710.9
Missing9 
TOTAL521100.0
181) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
40) 20.5
41) 10.2
45) 10.2
55) 20.5
57) 20.5
58) 20.5
60) 102.3
61) 10.2
62) 163.6
63) 40.9
64) 20.5
65) 15635.1
66) 286.3
67) 357.9
68) 173.8
69) 30.7
70) 9320.9
71) 20.5
72) 30.7
73) 10.2
74) 10.2
75) 173.8
78) 20.5
80) 10.2
85) 10.2
87) 10.2
90) 30.7
95) When God tells me20.5
97) Never-until death81.8
98) Don't know 143.2
99) Already retired132.9
Missing86 
TOTAL444100.0
182) In general, would you say your health is... (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 16030.6
2) Very good 21941.9
3) Good 11321.6
4) Fair 285.4
5) Poor30.6
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
183) 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 all 29356.7
2) A little bit15530.0
3) Moderately 479.1
4) Quite a bit183.5
5) Extremely40.8
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
184) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
4) 10.2
5) 33464.7
6) 18135.1
Missing14 
TOTAL516100.0
185) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 7214.2
1) 428.3
2) 458.9
3) 153.0
4) 254.9
5) 295.7
6) 285.5
7) 285.5
8) 5510.8
9) 346.7
10) 7214.2
11) 6312.4
Missing22 
TOTAL508100.0
186) 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 time132.5
2) Most of the time102.0
3) Some of the time509.8
4) A little of the time9418.4
5) None of the time34367.3
Missing20 
TOTAL510100.0
187) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL488198.25655
188) 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 lot112.1
2) Limited a little499.5
3) Not limited at all45888.4
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
189) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Climbing several several flights of stairs. (LIMITSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot214.0
2) Limited a little7915.2
3) Not limited at all41980.7
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
190) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Walking more than a mile. (LIMITWLK)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot214.0
2) Limited a little6913.3
3) Not limited at all42982.7
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
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? Accomplished less than you would like. (HLTHLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time51.0
2) Most of the time142.7
3) Some of the time6111.8
4) A little of the time11822.8
5) None of the time31961.7
Missing13 
TOTAL517100.0
192) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Were limited in the kind of work or other activities you could do. (HLTHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time91.7
2) Most of the time91.7
3) Some of the time367.0
4) A little of the time8215.9
5) None of the time37973.6
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
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)? Accomplished less than you would like. (EMOTLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20.4
2) Most of the time152.9
3) Some of the time5410.4
4) A little of the time12624.3
5) None of the time32162.0
Missing12 
TOTAL518100.0
194) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Did work or activities less carefully than usual. (EMOTWORK)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20.4
2) Most of the time71.4
3) Some of the time438.4
4) A little of the time11823.0
5) None of the time34366.9
Missing17 
TOTAL513100.0
195) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree214.1
2) Somewhat agree15129.4
3) Neutral or unsure397.6
4) Somewhat disagree14728.6
5) Strongly disagree15630.4
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
196) 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 agree132.5
2) Somewhat agree7614.8
3) Neutral or unsure5510.7
4) Somewhat disagree16131.3
5) Strongly disagree21040.8
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work. (ST3NEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree81.6
2) Somewhat agree458.8
3) Neutral or unsure346.7
4) Somewhat disagree14127.6
5) Strongly disagree28255.3
Missing20 
TOTAL510100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25349.8
2) Somewhat agree19037.4
3) Neutral or unsure285.5
4) Somewhat disagree265.1
5) Strongly disagree112.2
Missing22 
TOTAL508100.0
199) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23145.6
2) Somewhat agree19839.1
3) Neutral or unsure387.5
4) Somewhat disagree326.3
5) Strongly disagree81.6
Missing23 
TOTAL507100.0
200) 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 agree275.3
2) Somewhat agree18636.2
3) Neutral or unsure6011.7
4) Somewhat disagree14929.0
5) Strongly disagree9217.9
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree224.3
2) Somewhat agree11823.2
3) Neutral or unsure509.8
4) Somewhat disagree16031.4
5) Strongly disagree15931.2
Missing21 
TOTAL509100.0
202) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24447.7
2) Somewhat agree21642.2
3) Neutral or unsure397.6
4) Somewhat disagree112.1
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing18 
TOTAL512100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from working with people here. (ST9SATF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27653.6
2) Somewhat agree19738.3
3) Neutral or unsure285.4
4) Somewhat disagree122.3
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28054.5
2) Somewhat agree18235.4
3) Neutral or unsure275.3
4) Somewhat disagree234.5
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25449.4
2) Somewhat agree18235.4
3) Neutral or unsure448.6
4) Somewhat disagree265.1
5) Strongly disagree81.6
Missing16 
TOTAL514100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35469.3
2) Somewhat agree12424.3
3) Neutral or unsure234.5
4) Somewhat disagree71.4
5) Strongly disagree30.6
Missing19 
TOTAL511100.0
207) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61.2
2) Somewhat agree8817.2
3) Neutral or unsure5310.4
4) Somewhat disagree18636.4
5) Strongly disagree17834.8
Missing19 
TOTAL511100.0
208) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time132.5
2) Most of the time30859.7
3) Some of the time14928.9
4) A little of the time438.3
5) None of the time30.6
Missing14 
TOTAL516100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time244.7
2) Most of the time28956.1
3) Some of the time14528.2
4) A little of the time5210.1
5) None of the time51.0
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time224.3
3) Some of the time9718.9
4) A little of the time23145.0
5) None of the time16331.8
Missing17 
TOTAL513100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time61.2
2) Most of the time428.2
3) Some of the time16131.4
4) A little of the time21942.7
5) None of the time8516.6
Missing17 
TOTAL513100.0
212) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time468.9
2) Most of the time34466.8
3) Some of the time9518.4
4) A little of the time275.2
5) None of the time30.6
Missing15 
TOTAL515100.0
213) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted9718.7
2) Somewhat delighted16531.7
3) Little delighted10620.4
4) Mixed feelings10219.6
5) Terrible 285.4
6) Somewhat terrible142.7
7) Extremely terrible81.5
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted15429.6
2) Somewhat delighted20840.0
3) A little delighted9718.7
4) Mixed feelings438.3
5) Terrible 81.5
6) Somewhat terrible81.5
7) Extremely terrible20.4
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted6312.1
2) Somewhat delighted18535.6
3) A little delighted14227.4
4) Mixed feelings9317.9
5) Terrible 254.8
6) Somewhat terrible81.5
7) Extremely terrible30.6
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
216) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted11021.2
2) Somewhat delighted24447.0
3) A little delighted12023.1
4) Mixed feelings387.3
5) Terrible 40.8
6) Somewhat terrible20.4
7) Extremely terrible10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
217) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 42380.9
2) Female10019.1
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
218) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school71.3
5) Trade certificate20.4
6) Associate degree30.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college22943.9
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree28153.8
Missing8 
TOTAL522100.0
219) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology 81.6
2) Religion 5010.1
3) Philosophy 244.8
4) Other Humanities15130.4
5) Natural or Physical Sciences204.0
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences11823.7
7) Technical Studies142.8
8) Fine Arts 173.4
9) Education 295.8
10) Journalism-Communication112.2
11) Business-Economics346.8
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ193.8
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy20.4
Missing33 
TOTAL497100.0
220) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Theology 33.6
2) Religion 78.4
3) Philosophy 67.2
4) Other Humanities1416.9
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences2428.9
7) Technical Studies78.4
8) Fine Arts 33.6
9) Education 1113.3
10) Journalism-Communication33.6
11) Business-Economics33.6
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ11.2
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy11.2
Missing447 
TOTAL83100.0
221) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked530100.0
TOTAL530100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52799.4
1) Checked30.6
TOTAL530100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52799.4
1) Checked30.6
TOTAL530100.0
224) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52799.4
1) Checked30.6
TOTAL530100.0
225) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142.6
1) Checked51697.4
TOTAL530100.0
226) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify) (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52899.6
1) Checked20.4
TOTAL530100.0
227) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 20.4
2) No49699.6
Missing32 
TOTAL498100.0
228) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL52247.57910
229) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm6612.6
2) In a small city or town19637.5
3) In a medium-sized city8115.5
4) In a suburb near a large city11822.6
5) In a large city6111.7
Missing8 
TOTAL522100.0
230) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC1)
TOTAL%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)30.6
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)519.8
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)40.8
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian122.3
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators112.1
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide315.9
6) All Other Professionals11021.1
7) Managers and Administrators13225.3
8) Clerical & Related Workers51.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers397.5
10) Operatives-Factory356.7
11) Transport-Laborers285.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers295.6
13) Service Workers81.5
14) Not In Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled10.2
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman234.4
Missing8 
TOTAL522100.0
231) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)29.1
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian14.5
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators14.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide418.2
6) All Other Professionals418.2
7) Managers and Administrators627.3
8) Clerical & Related Workers14.5
9) Craftsman & Related Workers29.1
10) Operatives-Factory14.5
Missing508 
TOTAL22100.0
232) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC1)
TOTAL%
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)101.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide6612.7
6) All Other Professionals5911.3
7) Managers and Administrators193.7
8) Clerical & Related Workers6412.3
9) Craftsman & Related Workers40.8
10) Operatives-Factory61.2
11) Transport-Laborers30.6
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers40.8
13) Service Workers234.4
14) Not In Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled10.2
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer25849.6
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman10.2
18) Volunteer10.2
Missing10 
TOTAL520100.0
233) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC2)
TOTAL%
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
Missing502 
TOTAL28100.0
234) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never married336.3
2) In first marriage34265.4
3) Divorced or separated234.4
4) Widowed 91.7
5) Remarried after death of spouse81.5
6) Remarried after divorce10119.3
7) In a committed relationship71.3
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
235) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)4610.0
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)153.3
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian10.2
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators40.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide12026.2
6) All Other Professionals12928.2
7) Managers and Administrators4610.0
8) Clerical & Related Workers306.6
9) Craftsman & Related Workers51.1
10) Operatives-Factory20.4
11) Transport-Laborers20.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers10.2
13) Service Workers132.8
14) Not In Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled40.9
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer347.4
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman10.2
17) Student51.1
Missing72 
TOTAL458100.0
236) 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.)27.1
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)517.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide414.3
6) All Other Professionals414.3
7) Managers and Administrators13.6
8) Clerical & Related Workers27.1
13) Service Workers13.6
14) Not In Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled310.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer621.4
Missing502 
TOTAL28100.0
237) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)10.2
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)316.9
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)20.4
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian132.9
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators81.8
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide306.7
6) All Other Professionals8518.9
7) Managers and Administrators11425.3
8) Clerical & Related Workers30.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers408.9
10) Operatives-Factory296.4
11) Transport-Laborers276.0
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers398.7
13) Service Workers92.0
14) Not In Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled20.4
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer20.4
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman132.9
99) Unknown profession20.4
Missing80 
TOTAL450100.0
238) 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
Missing509 
TOTAL21100.0
239) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None7113.7
1) 479.1
2) 19938.3
3) 12123.3
4) 387.3
5) 285.4
6) 71.3
7) 51.0
8) 10.2
10) 10.2
15) 10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL519100.0
240) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27652.1
1) None at home25447.9
TOTAL530100.0
241) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Eldest child at home (CHHOMEE)
TOTAL%
1) 63.1
2) 42.1
3) 42.1
4) 52.6
5) 42.1
6) 42.1
7) 31.6
8) 42.1
9) 63.1
10) 84.1
11) 94.7
12) 115.7
13) 42.1
14) 126.2
15) 147.3
16) 126.2
17) 2613.5
18) 2311.9
19) 52.6
20) 115.7
21) 63.1
22) 31.6
23) 21.0
24) 10.5
25) 10.5
26) 10.5
29) 10.5
30) 10.5
36) 10.5
37) 10.5
Missing337 
TOTAL193100.0
242) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 2 at home (CHHOME2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than a year old10.7
1) 64.1
2) 10.7
3) 21.4
4) 53.4
5) 64.1
6) 74.8
7) 85.5
8) 42.8
9) 64.1
10) 96.2
11) 85.5
12) 74.8
13) 106.9
14) 1711.7
15) 128.3
16) 1812.4
17) 64.1
18) 42.8
20) 10.7
21) 10.7
22) 21.4
25) 10.7
28) 32.1
Missing385 
TOTAL145100.0
243) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 3 at home (CHHOME3)
TOTAL%
2) 11.8
3) 23.6
4) 35.4
5) 58.9
6) 23.6
7) 610.7
8) 58.9
10) 11.8
11) 610.7
12) 58.9
13) 35.4
14) 47.1
15) 23.6
16) 11.8
17) 23.6
18) 23.6
20) 11.8
24) 35.4
26) 11.8
34) 11.8
Missing474 
TOTAL56100.0
244) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 4 at home (CHHOME4)
TOTAL%
5) 112.5
8) 112.5
9) 225.0
11) 112.5
18) 112.5
24) 112.5
30) 112.5
Missing522 
TOTAL8100.0
245) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here16085.1
2) Participates elsewhere189.6
3) No105.3
Missing342 
TOTAL188100.0
246) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2 at home. (CHPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here12787.0
2) Participates elsewhere1510.3
3) No42.7
Missing384 
TOTAL146100.0
247) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3 at home. (CHPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here5490.0
2) Participates elsewhere35.0
3) No35.0
Missing470 
TOTAL60100.0
248) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here450.0
2) Participates elsewhere337.5
3) No112.5
Missing522 
TOTAL8100.0
249) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8
250) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian530100.0
TOTAL530100.0
251) I-POLISS: Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative101.9
2) Conservative10820.5
3) Moderate 18835.7
4) Liberal 17934.0
5) Very liberal428.0
Missing3 
TOTAL527100.0
252) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 42380.9
2) Female10019.1
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
253) 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 school71.3
5) Trade certificate20.4
6) Associate degree30.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college22943.9
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree28153.8
Missing8 
TOTAL522100.0
254) I-STATUS: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-STATUS)
TOTAL%
0) Never marr336.3
1) Mar/Remar46088.0
2) Divorced234.4
4) Comm rel71.3
Missing7 
TOTAL523100.0
255) I-SALARY: What is your current salary as pastor, priest, or minister prior to taxes, including fringe benefits and allowances, but excluding housing, health insurance, and pensions? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SALARY)
TOTAL%
1) Less 25K18536.3
2) 25K-49,99928756.4
3) 50K-74,999336.5
4) 75K-99,99930.6
5) 100K+10.2
Missing21 
TOTAL509100.0