U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Church of Christ, Leaders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID - Unique ID number to aggregate data by congregation. Note: all United Church of Christ congregations start with a U. (ID)
2) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. (Note: all United Church of Christ Congregations start with U.) (CONGREGA)
3) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
9) United Church of Christ224100.0
TOTAL224100.0
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America10.4
224) United Church of Christ22399.6
TOTAL224100.0
5) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
17) American Baptist Churches150.0
61) Christian Churches of North America150.0
Missing222 
TOTAL2100.0
6) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) None62.7
15) Baptist20.9
17) American Baptist Churches62.7
19) Baptist Missionary Association of America10.5
28) National Baptist Convention10.5
37) Southern Baptist10.5
45) Brethen20.9
55) Christian & Missionary Alliances10.5
58) Disciples of Christ83.6
61) Christian Churches of North America10.5
62) Christian Congregation10.5
65) Church of Christ Scientist31.4
66) Church of God10.5
88) Episcopal-Anglican10.5
91) Episcopal Church41.8
94) Evangelical Church2511.3
96) Evangelical Covenant Church10.5
102) Religious Society of Friends10.5
118) Lutheran41.8
119) American Lutheran Church20.9
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America10.5
125) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod62.7
145) Methodist73.2
155) United Methodist Church94.1
186) Assemblies of God10.5
196) Plymouth Brethren10.5
197) Presbyterian94.1
204) Presbyterian Church USA83.6
206) Reformed41.8
211) Reformed Church in America10.5
213) Roman Catholic Church52.3
223) Unitarian Univeralist Asso20.9
224) United Church of Christ9342.1
235) Protestant10.5
236) Christian10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
7) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
45) Brethen13.7
155) United Methodist Church13.7
197) Presbyterian13.7
206) Reformed2488.9
Missing197 
TOTAL27100.0
8) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your father before you were 12 years old? (ATTFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)3314.8
2) About once per month209.0
3) Weekly attendance14163.2
4) Did not attend2611.7
5) Not applicable31.3
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
9) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your mother before you were 12 years old? (ATTMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)156.7
2) About once per month3013.5
3) Weekly attendance16875.3
4) Did not attend104.5
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
10) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)125.4
2) About once per month188.0
3) Weekly attendance19084.8
4) Did not attend41.8
TOTAL224100.0
11) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.10948.9
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.7634.1
3) No3817.0
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
12) What is your present denomination, if any? (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
26) General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist10.4
58) Disciples of Christ41.8
197) Presbyterian20.9
204) Presbyterian Church USA20.9
224) United Church of Christ21395.5
230) Congregational10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
13) What is your present denomination, if any? (PRESDNM2)
TOTAL%
58) Disciples of Christ120.0
204) Presbyterian Church USA120.0
224) United Church of Christ360.0
Missing219 
TOTAL5100.0
14) 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.10.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.12355.2
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.6930.9
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.2812.6
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.20.9
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
15) 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 Agree208.9
2) Agree7533.5
3) Neutral-Unsure3214.3
4) Disagree7935.3
5) Strongly disagree188.0
TOTAL224100.0
16) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
TOTAL%
2) Fundamentalist10.5
3) Evangelical156.8
4) Mainline9442.7
5) Liberal9844.5
6) None41.8
7) Other (specify)83.6
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
17) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21094.2
2) No135.8
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
18) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] At what age did you first seriously consider that you were called to become an ordained minister or priest? (AGEMIN)
TOTAL%
6) 21.0
8) 10.5
9) 10.5
10) 52.4
12) 157.2
13) 115.3
14) 115.3
15) 94.3
16) 178.2
17) 146.7
18) 188.7
19) 125.8
20) 188.7
21) 73.4
22) 83.8
23) 52.4
24) 41.9
25) 62.9
26) 73.4
27) 10.5
28) 21.0
29) 31.4
30) 52.4
31) 10.5
32) 21.0
33) 31.4
34) 31.4
35) 31.4
37) 10.5
40) 41.9
42) 10.5
44) 10.5
45) 21.0
47) 10.5
50) 10.5
53) 21.0
56) 10.5
Missing16 
TOTAL208100.0
19) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
22) 10.5
23) 21.0
24) 2210.6
25) 3315.9
26) 3516.8
27) 167.7
28) 115.3
29) 73.4
30) 62.9
31) 73.4
32) 62.9
33) 94.3
34) 31.4
35) 62.9
36) 21.0
37) 21.0
38) 21.0
39) 41.9
40) 31.4
41) 21.0
42) 31.4
43) 10.5
44) 31.4
45) 31.4
46) 10.5
48) 10.5
49) 31.4
50) 41.9
51) 10.5
52) 10.5
53) 21.0
54) 10.5
57) 21.0
59) 10.5
61) 10.5
84) 10.5
Missing16 
TOTAL208100.0
20) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] Overall, how many years have you been in the ordained ministry full- or part-time for which you were paid a salary? (YRSORD)
TOTAL%
1) 21.0
2) 21.0
3) 52.4
4) 52.4
5) 41.9
6) 52.4
7) 52.4
8) 62.9
9) 10.5
10) 52.4
11) 73.4
12) 21.0
13) 10.5
14) 52.4
15) 73.4
16) 94.3
17) 52.4
18) 62.9
19) 10.5
20) 83.8
21) 62.9
22) 41.9
23) 52.4
24) 62.9
25) 83.8
26) 41.9
27) 83.8
28) 83.8
29) 52.4
30) 104.8
31) 21.0
32) 52.4
34) 62.9
35) 62.9
36) 62.9
37) 52.4
38) 21.0
39) 41.9
40) 52.4
41) 31.4
42) 10.5
43) 21.0
45) 31.4
46) 10.5
47) 10.5
49) 10.5
Missing16 
TOTAL208100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] In how many different positions, including your current one, have you served as a paid ordained minister? (NOPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) 2110.2
2) 4320.9
3) 4622.3
4) 4220.4
5) 2210.7
6) 94.4
7) 83.9
8) 41.9
9) 21.0
10) 31.5
11) 21.0
12) 21.0
16) 10.5
40) 10.5
Missing18 
TOTAL206100.0
22) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10748.4
2) No11451.6
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 98.0
1) 65.3
2) 1311.5
3) 43.5
4) 76.2
5) 43.5
6) 76.2
7) 43.5
8) 32.7
9) 54.4
10) 65.3
11) 21.8
12) 54.4
15) 76.2
16) 21.8
17) 10.9
19) 21.8
20) 108.8
21) 10.9
23) 21.8
24) 10.9
25) 21.8
26) 21.8
27) 21.8
28) 21.8
34) 10.9
35) 10.9
40) 10.9
41) 10.9
Missing111 
TOTAL113100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 9584.1
1) 10.9
2) 21.8
3) 21.8
4) 10.9
5) 10.9
6) 65.3
7) 10.9
8) 21.8
9) 10.9
10) 10.9
Missing111 
TOTAL113100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
2) Other religious professional43.6
5) Teachers & Professors1816.4
6) All other professionals3430.9
7) Managers and administrators2623.6
8) Clerical & related workers65.5
9) Craftsman & related workers54.5
10) Operatives-factory32.7
11) Transport-laborers10.9
12) Farmers21.8
13) Service workers21.8
15) Homemaker10.9
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman43.6
17) Student43.6
Missing114 
TOTAL110100.0
26) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9223833.21717018
27) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1948) 10.9
1956) 10.9
1959) 10.9
1964) 21.9
1965) 10.9
1966) 10.9
1968) 21.9
1969) 21.9
1970) 54.6
1972) 32.8
1973) 10.9
1974) 43.7
1975) 43.7
1976) 43.7
1977) 65.6
1978) 54.6
1979) 32.8
1980) 65.6
1981) 10.9
1982) 65.6
1983) 21.9
1984) 32.8
1985) 32.8
1986) 43.7
1987) 21.9
1988) 21.9
1989) 21.9
1990) 43.7
1991) 43.7
1992) 54.6
1993) 32.8
1994) 32.8
1995) 43.7
1997) 21.9
1998) 21.9
1999) 21.9
2001) 21.9
Missing116 
TOTAL108100.0
28) Since entering the ministry, have you ever left parish ministry for a time to work in non-parish ministry or in another job or occupation? (LEFTJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to work in non-parish ministry2712.4
2) Yes, to work in a secular position2310.6
3) No16777.0
Missing7 
TOTAL217100.0
29) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None1423.0
1) 11016.4
2) 2914.8
3) 3813.1
4) 434.9
5) 523.3
6) 623.3
7) 734.9
8) 823.3
10) 1011.6
12) 1211.6
15) 1511.6
16) 1623.3
20) 2011.6
25) 2511.6
27) 2711.6
Missing163 
TOTAL61100.0
30) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 4472.1
1) 11.6
3) 46.6
4) 11.6
5) 11.6
6) 69.8
7) 23.3
11) 11.6
18) 11.6
Missing163 
TOTAL61100.0
31) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None41.8
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary41.8
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity15268.5
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other master's degree198.6
6) Doctor of Ministry degree3214.4
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.73.2
8) Other (Specify)41.8
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
32) From what educational institution (Bible college, seminary, etc.), if any, did you receive your first theological degree? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
5) Hartform Sem21.0
6) Drew Univ Theo School10.5
7) Gordon-Conwell Theo Sem41.9
8) Harvard Divinity School41.9
10) Boston Univ School of Theo21.0
12) Princeton Theo Sem52.4
15) Andover Newton Theo School2210.5
16) Bangor Theo Sem94.3
23) Bexley Hall41.9
31) Union Theo Sem-NY21.0
35) Pittsburgh Theo Sem21.0
39) Wesley Theo Sem10.5
43) Moravian Theo Sem10.5
44) Eastern Baptist Theo Sem10.5
54) Union Theo Sem-VA10.5
55) Southeastern Baptist Theo Sem10.5
73) Lexington Theo Sem10.5
76) United Theo Sem-Dayton52.4
78) Asso Mennonite Biblical Sem10.5
79) Methodist Theo School21.0
86) Ashland Theo Seminary10.5
88) Winebrenner Theo Sem31.4
102) Bethel Theo Sem10.5
105) Univ of Dubuque Theo Sem21.0
108) United Theo Sem-Twin Cities146.7
115) North America Baptist Seminary-Sd10.5
116) Northern Baptist Theo Sem10.5
119) Chicago Theo Sem62.9
120) Univ of Chicago Div School10.5
121) Trinity Evangelical Divinity School10.5
122) Garrett-Evangelical Theo Sem21.0
125) Mccormick Theo Sem21.0
133) Concordia Sem10.5
139) Eden Theo Sem3215.3
154) Claremont School of Theo31.4
170) Pacific School of Religion94.3
171) San Francisco Theo Sem21.0
802) Atlantic Christian College (Now Barton College)10.5
925) Yale Univ Div School157.2
930) Duke Univ Divinity School10.5
1347) Southeastern Baptist Theo College10.5
1403) Christian Theo Sem41.9
3005) Lancaster Theo Sem188.6
9966) Union Theo Seminary10.5
9982) Carolina Univ of Theo10.5
9988) United TS-MN21.0
9995) Union College-Lincoln10.5
9999) Unknown115.3
Missing15 
TOTAL209100.0
33) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21898.6
2) No31.4
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
34) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20190.5
2) No219.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
35) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister6428.8
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister12054.1
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister2410.8
4) Co-Pastor83.6
5) Other (Specify)10.5
9) Other lay position52.3
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
36) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 20004721.6
1) 200162.8
52) 5210.5
70) 7020.9
71) 7110.5
72) 7210.5
73) 7320.9
74) 7410.5
75) 7520.9
78) 7810.5
79) 7910.5
80) 8041.8
81) 8110.5
82) 8231.4
83) 8331.4
84) 8441.8
85) 8541.8
86) 8641.8
87) 8710.5
88) 8862.8
89) 8983.7
90) 90146.4
91) 91104.6
92) 9283.7
93) 9341.8
94) 94136.0
95) 95104.6
96) 9694.1
97) 97115.0
98) 98177.8
99) 99198.7
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
37) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes146.3
2) No20793.7
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"] If yes, how many other congregations do you presently serve as pastor? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 1381.3
2) 318.8
Missing208 
TOTAL16100.0
39) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3315.1
2) No18584.9
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
40) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"] If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional1032.3
5) Teachers and Professors929.0
6) All Other Professionals722.6
7) Managers and Administrators26.5
9) Craftsman and related workers26.5
11) Transportation-Laborers13.2
Missing193 
TOTAL31100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None2640.0
1) 13147.7
2) 2812.3
Missing159 
TOTAL65100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None2142.9
1) 12755.1
2) 212.0
Missing175 
TOTAL49100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1843.9
1) 12048.8
2) 212.4
4) 424.9
Missing183 
TOTAL41100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None118.9
1) 15242.3
2) 22520.3
3) 32117.1
4) 475.7
5) 543.3
6) 621.6
8) 810.8
Missing101 
TOTAL123100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1623.9
1) 14364.2
2) 257.5
3) 323.0
4) 411.5
Missing157 
TOTAL67100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None53.1
1) 113985.8
2) 2159.3
3) 331.9
Missing62 
TOTAL162100.0
47) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1534.9
1) 12455.8
2) 237.0
3) 312.3
Missing181 
TOTAL43100.0
48) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None31.7
1) 113979.0
2) 22815.9
3) 352.8
4) 410.6
Missing48 
TOTAL176100.0
49) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Daycare, preschool, or school employees. (DAYCFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None2163.6
1) 1721.2
3) 313.0
4) 413.0
8) 813.0
11) 1113.0
14) 1413.0
Missing191 
TOTAL33100.0
50) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Daycare, preschool, or school employees. (DAYCPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1834.0
1) 1917.0
2) 259.4
3) 3611.3
4) 459.4
5) 511.9
6) 635.7
7) 711.9
8) 823.8
10) 1011.9
12) 1211.9
14) 1411.9
Missing171 
TOTAL53100.0
51) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1881.8
1) 129.1
2) 214.5
8) 814.5
Missing202 
TOTAL22100.0
52) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1313.1
1) 13737.4
2) 22323.2
3) 31212.1
4) 477.1
5) 533.0
6) 611.0
7) 733.0
Missing125 
TOTAL99100.0
53) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Helped someone outside your family find a job? (MNT12JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11953.1
1) Checked10546.9
TOTAL224100.0
54) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20.9
1) Checked22299.1
TOTAL224100.0
55) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation)? (MNT12CHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83.6
1) Checked21696.4
TOTAL224100.0
56) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Contacted an elected official about a public issue? (MNT12CON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7031.3
1) Checked15468.8
TOTAL224100.0
57) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative20.9
2) Conservative198.5
3) Moderate6629.6
4) Liberal9944.4
5) Very Liberal3716.6
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
58) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
TOTAL%
3) 20.9
4) 10.4
8) 10.4
12) 10.4
15) 62.7
16) 20.9
20) 73.1
23) 10.4
25) 41.8
28) 10.4
30) 31.3
32) 10.4
35) 20.9
38) 10.4
39) 10.4
40) 167.2
41) 10.4
42) 20.9
44) 62.7
45) 135.8
46) 10.4
47) 10.4
48) 114.9
49) 20.9
50) 3917.5
51) 10.4
52) 41.8
53) 10.4
55) 3214.3
57) 10.4
58) 10.4
60) 4218.8
65) 20.9
66) 20.9
67) 31.3
70) 62.7
80) 10.4
85) 10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
59) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Preaching (including sermon preparation). (HRSPRCH)
TOTAL%
0) None10.5
1) 110.5
2) 220.9
3) 331.4
4) 4167.4
5) 5188.3
6) 62511.5
7) 773.2
8) 83114.3
9) 931.4
10) 105123.5
11) 1141.8
12) 12156.9
13) 1331.4
14) 1431.4
15) 15188.3
16) 1631.4
17) 1710.5
18) 1820.9
20) 2083.7
22) 2210.5
24) 2410.5
Missing7 
TOTAL217100.0
60) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings. (HRSWRSP)
TOTAL%
0) None10.5
1) 1104.7
2) 25525.8
3) 34923.0
4) 43416.0
5) 52712.7
6) 6136.1
7) 773.3
8) 883.8
9) 910.5
10) 1031.4
12) 1231.4
13) 1310.5
15) 1510.5
Missing11 
TOTAL213100.0
61) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Teaching people about the faith. (HRSFAITH)
TOTAL%
0) None10.5
1) 13115.6
2) 27035.2
3) 33417.1
4) 42814.1
5) 5178.5
6) 694.5
7) 710.5
8) 831.5
9) 921.0
10) 1031.5
Missing25 
TOTAL199100.0
62) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Teaching people for ministry and mission. (HRSTRAIN)
TOTAL%
0) None2215.6
1) 14834.0
2) 23625.5
3) 31812.8
4) 442.8
5) 585.7
6) 621.4
8) 810.7
10) 1021.4
Missing83 
TOTAL141100.0
63) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith. (HRSCONV)
TOTAL%
0) None5851.8
1) 13531.3
2) 21715.2
3) 310.9
4) 410.9
Missing112 
TOTAL112100.0
64) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. (HRSCOUNS)
TOTAL%
0) None52.4
1) 13115.1
2) 26833.2
3) 33115.1
4) 42210.7
5) 52612.7
6) 6115.4
7) 710.5
8) 831.5
10) 1042.0
15) 1521.0
30) 3010.5
Missing19 
TOTAL205100.0
65) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins. (HRSVISIT)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 94.2
2) 209.3
3) 219.8
4) 2511.6
5) 4420.5
6) 2712.6
7) 20.9
8) 146.5
9) 41.9
10) 3114.4
11) 10.5
12) 62.8
15) 52.3
16) 20.9
20) 31.4
Missing9 
TOTAL215100.0
66) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting or calling on prospective members. (HRSPROSP)
TOTAL%
0) None2213.8
1) 17546.9
2) 24226.3
3) 363.8
4) 495.6
5) 553.1
6) 610.6
Missing64 
TOTAL160100.0
67) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision. (HRSADMIN)
TOTAL%
0) None10.5
1) 173.3
2) 2125.7
3) 394.3
4) 4136.2
5) 5157.2
6) 6167.7
7) 7136.2
8) 8125.7
9) 921.0
10) 104019.1
11) 1131.4
12) 12115.3
13) 1331.4
14) 1462.9
15) 15188.6
16) 1610.5
19) 1910.5
20) 20167.7
22) 2210.5
25) 2531.4
30) 3041.9
40) 4010.5
99) Less than half an hour10.5
Missing15 
TOTAL209100.0
68) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Attending congregational board and committee meetings. (HRSBOARD)
TOTAL%
0) None10.5
1) 1198.8
2) 24721.9
3) 33114.4
4) 43114.4
5) 53516.3
6) 62210.2
7) 752.3
8) 8104.7
9) 910.5
10) 1094.2
12) 1220.9
15) 1520.9
Missing9 
TOTAL215100.0
69) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future. (HRSVISN)
TOTAL%
0) None10.5
1) 14422.6
2) 27437.9
3) 33115.9
4) 4126.2
5) 5178.7
6) 621.0
7) 710.5
8) 852.6
9) 910.5
10) 1042.1
15) 1510.5
60) 6010.5
99) Less than half an hour10.5
Missing29 
TOTAL195100.0
70) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs. (HRSDENOM)
TOTAL%
0) None31.4
1) 16430.8
2) 26832.7
3) 3209.6
4) 42210.6
5) 5157.2
6) 6104.8
8) 831.4
10) 1031.4
Missing16 
TOTAL208100.0
71) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation. (HRSCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) None105.0
1) 16030.0
2) 26331.5
3) 3178.5
4) 42010.0
5) 5168.0
6) 663.0
7) 710.5
8) 821.0
10) 1031.5
13) 1310.5
99) Less than half an hour10.5
Missing24 
TOTAL200100.0
72) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number one. (BEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)14465.8
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings3616.4
3) Teaching people about the faith52.3
4) Training people for ministry20.9
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction62.7
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins167.3
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision52.3
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.5
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future20.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation20.9
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
73) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number two. (BEST2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)2210.0
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings7534.2
3) Teaching people about the faith3315.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission20.9
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction209.1
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins3415.5
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members20.9
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision146.4
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings20.9
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future94.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs20.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation41.8
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
74) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number three. (BEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)115.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings167.4
3) Teaching people about the faith2812.9
4) Training people for ministry and mission31.4
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction2310.6
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins5324.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members10.5
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision3516.1
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings20.9
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future2411.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs104.6
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation115.1
Missing7 
TOTAL217100.0
75) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number one. (IMPRV1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)115.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings52.4
3) Teaching people about the faith167.5
4) Training people for ministry and mission3817.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith2310.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction83.8
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins115.2
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members3617.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision2310.8
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings10.5
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future2913.7
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs52.4
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation62.8
Missing12 
TOTAL212100.0
76) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number two. (IMPRV2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)31.4
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings73.4
3) Teaching people about the faith73.4
4) Training people for ministry and mission2713.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith2713.0
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction157.2
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins115.3
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members3617.3
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision146.7
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings21.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future2612.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs146.7
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation199.1
Missing16 
TOTAL208100.0
77) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number three. (IMPRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)63.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings10.5
3) Teaching people about the faith115.6
4) Training people for ministry and mission3115.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith147.2
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction115.6
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins94.6
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members2914.9
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision84.1
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings84.1
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future3517.9
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs73.6
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation2512.8
Missing29 
TOTAL195100.0
78) In your preaching, do use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always6730.3
2) Most of the time12657.0
3) Occasionally2210.0
4) Never62.7
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
79) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Children (up to age 12) (TIMECHIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20591.5
1) Checked198.5
TOTAL224100.0
80) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Youth (ages 13-18) (TIMEYTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19486.6
1) Checked3013.4
TOTAL224100.0
81) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Single young adults (TIMESYAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224100.0
TOTAL224100.0
82) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Married young adults (TIMEMYAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19888.4
1) Checked2611.6
TOTAL224100.0
83) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Middle aged adults (TIMEMDAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7834.8
1) Checked14665.2
TOTAL224100.0
84) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Older adults (TIMEOLD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6629.5
1) Checked15870.5
TOTAL224100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 198.8
2) 4822.2
3) 2813.0
4) 2511.6
5) 2411.1
6) 125.6
7) 156.9
8) 94.2
9) 20.9
10) 167.4
12) 52.3
13) 10.5
14) 52.3
15) 31.4
18) 10.5
20) 20.9
Missing8 
TOTAL216100.0
86) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching)? (Hours) (DAY7READ)
TOTAL%
0) 62.9
1) 157.2
2) 2913.9
3) 2512.0
4) 3215.3
5) 2411.5
6) 157.2
7) 188.6
8) 104.8
10) 2210.5
12) 52.4
14) 31.4
15) 10.5
16) 10.5
20) 21.0
35) 10.5
Missing15 
TOTAL209100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None2312.0
1) 14020.9
2) 23719.4
3) 33216.8
4) 4136.8
5) 5136.8
6) 684.2
7) 794.7
8) 894.7
10) 1042.1
12) 1221.0
99) Less than one hour10.5
Missing33 
TOTAL191100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in family life (time, other that at meals, spent on family activities)? (Hours) (DAYS7FAM)
TOTAL%
0) 94.3
1) 41.9
2) 146.7
3) 125.8
4) 199.1
5) 2210.6
6) 157.2
7) 94.3
8) 2210.6
9) 21.0
10) 2813.5
12) 146.7
13) 10.5
14) 104.8
15) 73.4
16) 21.0
18) 10.5
20) 104.8
21) 21.0
24) 10.5
25) 21.0
30) 10.5
35) 10.5
Missing16 
TOTAL208100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
1) 194.2
2) 22813.1
3) 33817.8
4) 4209.3
5) 53114.5
6) 6167.5
7) 762.8
8) 8188.4
9) 920.9
10) 10219.8
11) 1110.5
12) 1294.2
14) 1431.4
15) 1531.4
16) 1620.9
18) 1810.5
20) 2031.4
21) 2110.5
25) 2510.5
32) 3210.5
Missing10 
TOTAL214100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None2814.1
1) 12512.6
2) 22613.1
3) 32110.6
4) 42814.1
5) 52814.1
6) 673.5
7) 7199.5
8) 852.5
10) 1073.5
12) 1221.0
14) 1421.0
99) Less than one hour10.5
Missing25 
TOTAL199100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None4122.8
1) 12111.7
2) 23519.4
3) 32212.2
4) 42011.1
5) 5137.2
6) 695.0
7) 752.8
8) 842.2
9) 910.6
10) 1073.9
12) 1210.6
21) 2110.6
Missing44 
TOTAL180100.0
92) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None3318.4
1) 15329.6
2) 22715.1
3) 3137.3
4) 4116.1
5) 5116.1
6) 663.4
7) 752.8
8) 895.0
10) 1052.8
12) 1221.1
14) 1421.1
99) Less than one hour21.1
Missing45 
TOTAL179100.0
93) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None5730.3
1) 12513.3
2) 25026.6
3) 31910.1
4) 42111.2
5) 573.7
6) 673.7
7) 710.5
8) 810.5
Missing36 
TOTAL188100.0
94) What is your current salary as pastor, priest, or minister prior to taxes, including fringe benefits and allowances, but excluding housing, health insurance, and pensions? (SALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21332611.38513987
95) Are you furnished with a parsonage, manse, or rectory, or provided a housing allowance (either by your congregation, denomination, or some other organization)? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18082.6
2) No3817.4
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13313959.7897326
97) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
TOTAL%
1500) 11.5
3000) 11.5
3060) 11.5
4200) 11.5
4500) 11.5
4800) 34.6
4940) 11.5
6000) 34.6
6100) 11.5
6500) 23.1
7000) 11.5
7200) 34.6
7225) 11.5
7500) 23.1
7679) 11.5
7800) 11.5
8000) 11.5
8400) 34.6
8500) 11.5
8579) 11.5
8654) 11.5
9000) 11.5
9800) 11.5
9900) 11.5
10000) 23.1
10500) 11.5
11000) 34.6
11400) 11.5
11520) 11.5
12000) 812.3
12120) 11.5
14000) 11.5
14400) 11.5
15000) 34.6
18000) 11.5
20000) 11.5
21600) 11.5
24000) 11.5
25000) 11.5
30000) 11.5
35000) 11.5
62500) 11.5
216900) 11.5
Missing159 
TOTAL65100.0
98) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) None19388.5
100) 10010.5
125) 12510.5
146) 14610.5
150) 15010.5
200) 20031.4
207) 20710.5
250) 25020.9
275) 27510.5
300) 30031.4
350) 35010.5
360) 36010.5
400) 40031.4
450) 45010.5
500) 50020.9
667) 66710.5
700) 70020.9
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
99) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19789.1
2) No2410.9
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
100) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19990.9
2) No209.1
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
101) What is the total amount of any income that you and your family receive from sources other than your income from the church, such as spousal salary, a second job, investments, etc.? (INCOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19928195.0226121
102) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15871.8
2) No6228.2
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
103) How often during the past year did you take part in some form of continuing theological education lasting at least a full day? (CONTED)
TOTAL%
1) Never198.6
2) Once or twice11552.0
3) Three to five times6228.1
4) More than five times2511.3
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
104) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13159.3
2) No9040.7
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
105) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] If yes, when was the last time that you took a sabbatical leave? (LSTLEAVE)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't taken one yet10.8
1980) 198010.8
1984) 198410.8
1985) 198521.7
1986) 198610.8
1990) 199010.8
1991) 199110.8
1993) 199332.5
1994) 199443.3
1995) 199565.0
1996) 1996108.3
1997) 199797.4
1998) 199886.6
1999) 199975.8
2000) 20001512.4
2001) 200186.6
9997) Coming up in future54.1
9998) Too new here2016.5
9999) Never1814.9
Missing103 
TOTAL121100.0
106) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) None78.2
2) 211.2
10) 1022.4
14) 1411.2
21) 2122.4
28) 2833.5
30) 301011.8
31) 3111.2
35) 3511.2
40) 4011.2
42) 4211.2
45) 4522.4
50) 5011.2
60) 60910.6
70) 7022.4
75) 7511.2
90) 903035.3
119) 11911.2
120) 12055.9
122) 12211.2
126) 12611.2
180) 18022.4
Missing139 
TOTAL85100.0
107) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14967.4
2) No7232.6
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
108) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3515.8
2) No18684.2
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
109) How important would you say that the denomination of this congregation is for the way that it organizes its programs or ministries? (DNOMMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance3314.9
2) Somewhat important11551.8
3) Somewhat unimportant4218.9
4) Of little importance3214.4
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
110) In your work as a pastoral leader which of the following occupies more of your attention on a week-to-week basis? (ATENTION)
TOTAL%
1) Dealing with the problems and needs of individual members3013.7
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole7132.4
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion11853.9
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
111) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.115.0
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.10949.5
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.5123.2
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.4922.3
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
112) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible3418.6
2) Somewhat compatible8043.7
3) Somewhat incompatible2010.9
4) Not at all compatible31.6
5) We do not have a clear vision.4625.1
Missing41 
TOTAL183100.0
113) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of5625.1
2) Some minor conflict13259.2
3) Major conflict125.4
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving229.9
5) Don't know10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
114) What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17678.6
1) Checked4821.4
TOTAL224100.0
115) What was the conflict about? - Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20491.1
1) Checked208.9
TOTAL224100.0
116) What was the conflict about? - Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20089.3
1) Checked2410.7
TOTAL224100.0
117) What was the conflict about? - Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20491.1
1) Checked208.9
TOTAL224100.0
118) What was the conflict about? - Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked21696.4
1) Checked83.6
TOTAL224100.0
119) What was the conflict about? - Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18783.5
1) Checked3716.5
TOTAL224100.0
120) What was the conflict about? - Lay leadership style (CNFLLLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19486.6
1) Checked3013.4
TOTAL224100.0
121) What was the conflict about? - Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked21093.8
1) Checked146.3
TOTAL224100.0
122) What was the conflict about? - Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked21897.3
1) Checked62.7
TOTAL224100.0
123) What was the conflict about? - Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19787.9
1) Checked2712.1
TOTAL224100.0
124) What was the conflict about? - Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224100.0
TOTAL224100.0
125) What was the conflict about? - Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBUIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18984.4
1) Checked3515.6
TOTAL224100.0
126) What was the conflict about? - Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17979.9
1) Checked4520.1
TOTAL224100.0
127) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being ordained. (ACPTBO)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance17780.1
2) Somewhat important3214.5
3) Somewhat unimportant83.6
4) Of little importance41.8
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
128) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a seminary degree or certificate. (ACPTDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance16173.5
2) Somewhat important5123.3
3) Somewhat unimportant31.4
4) Of little importance41.8
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
129) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance15369.5
2) Somewhat important6027.3
3) Somewhat unimportant52.3
4) Of little importance20.9
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
130) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance19086.0
2) Somewhat important2812.7
3) Somewhat unimportant31.4
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
131) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance18985.1
2) Somewhat important3214.4
3) Somewhat unimportant10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
132) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your physical appearance. (ACPTAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance62.7
2) Somewhat important10246.2
3) Somewhat unimportant8839.8
4) Of little importance2511.3
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
133) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your gender. (ACPTGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance73.2
2) Somewhat important7433.5
3) Somewhat unimportant9543.0
4) Of little importance4520.4
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
134) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your race or ethnicity. (ACPTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance94.1
2) Somewhat important8940.3
3) Somewhat unimportant7835.3
4) Of little importance4520.4
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
135) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Feeling that your gifts for ministry are right for the congregation you are serving. (SUSCGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance19587.8
2) Somewhat important2611.7
3) Somewhat unimportant10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
136) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Serving a congregation that offers challenges to your creativity. (SUSCCREA)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance12857.7
2) Somewhat important8236.9
3) Somewhat unimportant125.4
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
137) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Having close relationships with your congregation's members. (SUSCCLRL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance8036.5
2) Somewhat important10547.9
3) Somewhat unimportant3114.2
4) Of little importance31.4
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
138) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Financial well-being. (SUSCFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance3214.4
2) Somewhat important14163.5
3) Somewhat unimportant4419.8
4) Of little importance52.3
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
139) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Opportunity to own your own housing. (SUSCHOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance5022.6
2) Somewhat important6328.5
3) Somewhat unimportant5223.5
4) Of little importance5625.3
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
140) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance3792.5
2) Somewhat important37.5
Missing184 
TOTAL40100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your overall effectiveness as a pastoral leader in this particular congregation. (SATSEFFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied10045.2
2) Somewhat satisfied10748.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied125.4
4) Very dissatisfied20.9
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied12958.1
2) Somewhat satisfied7132.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied209.0
4) Very dissatisfied20.9
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied15069.4
2) Somewhat satisfied5023.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied125.6
4) Very dissatisfied41.9
Missing8 
TOTAL216100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4922.2
2) Somewhat satisfied14666.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2511.3
4) Very dissatisfied10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied8438.4
2) Somewhat satisfied10045.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied3114.2
4) Very dissatisfied41.8
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
146) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied7031.8
2) Somewhat satisfied9744.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied4319.5
4) Very dissatisfied104.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied8638.7
2) Somewhat satisfied10647.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2611.7
4) Very dissatisfied41.8
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with lay leaders in your congregation. (SATSLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied13762.0
2) Somewhat satisfied7533.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied83.6
4) Very dissatisfied10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
149) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9443.1
2) Somewhat satisfied8940.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2812.8
4) Very dissatisfied73.2
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
150) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied12255.2
2) Somewhat satisfied6730.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied3013.6
4) Very dissatisfied20.9
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
151) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Lack of agreements over what the role of a pastor is. (PROBPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem115.0
2) Somewhat problem5625.2
3) Very little problem11551.8
4) No problem4018.0
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
152) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Difficulty of having a private life apart from my ministerial role. (PROBPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem2511.3
2) Somewhat problem7734.8
3) Very little problem8237.1
4) No problem3716.7
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
153) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Finding time for recreation, relaxation, or personal reflection. (PROBTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem4922.3
2) Somewhat problem9945.0
3) Very little problem5223.6
4) No problem209.1
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
154) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Relationships with other clergy and staff members in the church. (PROBCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem62.8
2) Somewhat problem198.7
3) Very little problem11150.9
4) No problem8237.6
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
155) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Having people relate to me differently because I'm a pastor. (PROBPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem31.4
2) Somewhat problem5625.6
3) Very little problem12155.3
4) No problem3917.8
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
156) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Difficulty of reaching people with the Gospel today. (PROBREAC)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem3616.3
2) Somewhat problem12757.5
3) Very little problem4520.4
4) No problem135.9
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
157) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often20.9
2) Fairly often83.6
3) Once in a while10245.9
4) Never11049.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
158) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry in a congregation to enter another type of ministry position? (YRS5LMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often104.5
2) Fairly often3013.6
3) Once in a while8036.4
4) Never10045.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
159) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (YRS5LSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often62.7
2) Fairly often125.5
3) Once in a while8337.7
4) Never11954.1
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
160) In the past five years, how often have you experienced stress as a result of dealing with congregation members who are critical of your work? (YRS5STSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often219.5
2) Fairly often3917.6
3) Once in a while13962.6
4) Never2310.4
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
161) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often10245.9
2) Fairly often9542.8
3) Once in a while2410.8
4) Never10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
162) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (CONGPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very often219.5
2) Fairly often6027.0
3) Once in a while11350.9
4) Never2812.6
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
163) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often135.9
2) Fairly often5323.9
3) Once in a while12757.2
4) Never2913.1
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
164) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3013.6
2) Fairly often6127.6
3) Once in a while11953.8
4) Never83.6
5) Not applicable31.4
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
165) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often167.2
2) Fairly often4620.8
3) Once in a while11552.0
4) Never4018.1
5) Not applicable41.8
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
166) During the past year, how often have you felt that your work in this congregation did not permit you to devote adequate time to your children? (PASTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often52.3
2) Fairly often2611.9
3) Once in a while7735.3
4) Never4118.8
5) Not applicable6931.7
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
167) During the past year, how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the amount of time that your ministry takes up? (PASTSPST)
TOTAL%
1) Very often73.2
2) Fairly often2511.4
3) Once in a while10145.9
4) Never5826.4
5) Not applicable2913.2
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
168) During the past year, how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the financial situation in which you find yourselves by being in pastoral ministry? (PASTSPSF)
TOTAL%
1) Very often41.8
2) Fairly often177.7
3) Once in a while5926.8
4) Never10949.5
5) Not applicable3114.1
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
169) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2310.4
2) Somewhat agree12355.4
3) Neutral or unsure3013.5
4) Somewhat disagree3716.7
5) Strongly disagree94.1
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
170) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7734.7
2) Somewhat agree9341.9
3) Neutral or unsure219.5
4) Somewhat disagree2410.8
5) Strongly disagree73.2
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
171) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Members of the congregation have a sense of excitement about the congregation's future. (AGREEXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5424.4
2) Somewhat agree9141.2
3) Neutral or unsure3314.9
4) Somewhat disagree3314.9
5) Strongly disagree104.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
172) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The congregation's leaders are willing to change programs and structures to meet new challenges. (AGRELEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4419.8
2) Somewhat agree11250.5
3) Neutral or unsure4218.9
4) Somewhat disagree209.0
5) Strongly disagree41.8
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
173) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? In general, there is a good match between this congregation and my leadership. (AGREMTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11953.6
2) Somewhat agree7935.6
3) Neutral or unsure167.2
4) Somewhat disagree52.3
5) Strongly disagree31.4
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
174) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The realities of being a congregational minister or priest are very different to the expectations I once held. (AGREREAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2812.7
2) Somewhat agree6529.5
3) Neutral or unsure3515.9
4) Somewhat disagree6027.3
5) Strongly disagree3214.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
175) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE1)
TOTAL%
1) In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity.5022.9
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.16877.1
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
176) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE2)
TOTAL%
1) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we first discuss the theological rationale for what we are considering.5826.2
2) When deciding on a new progr or ministry, we primarily take into consideration how well it meets the desires and needs of members or prosp members.16373.8
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
177) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE3)
TOTAL%
1) I make most of the decisions; lay members generally follow my lead.31.4
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.15771.4
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.2511.4
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.3515.9
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
178) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE4)
TOTAL%
1) I enjoy keeping things stirred up and challenging my lay leaders with new ideas and programs.5022.7
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.17077.3
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
179) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE5)
TOTAL%
1) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that congregational leaders should seek to be innovative in such things as worship and music styles.15873.5
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.5726.5
Missing9 
TOTAL215100.0
180) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE6)
TOTAL%
1) My lay leaders and I regularly take time to discuss and define future needs and directions of the congregation.10849.1
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.11250.9
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
181) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively6228.1
2) Somewhat positively10949.3
3) Somewhat negatively198.6
4) Very negatively41.8
5) Not applicable2712.2
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
182) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
45) 4510.5
55) 5521.0
58) 5810.5
59) 5910.5
60) 6052.5
61) 6121.0
62) 62157.5
63) 6352.5
64) 6442.0
65) 656733.7
66) 6673.5
67) 67147.0
68) 68115.5
69) 6910.5
70) 703015.1
71) 7110.5
72) 7252.5
75) 7573.5
78) 7810.5
79) 7910.5
80) 8021.0
85) 8510.5
95) When God tells me10.5
97) Never-until death31.5
98) Don't know52.5
99) Already retired63.0
Missing25 
TOTAL199100.0
183) In general, would you say your health is... (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent6830.8
2) Very good10246.2
3) Good3917.6
4) Fair115.0
5) Poor10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
184) During the past four weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal activities (including both work outside the home and housework)? (PAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all12455.9
2) A little bit6830.6
3) Moderately209.0
4) Quite a bit104.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
185) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
5) 15369.5
6) 6730.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
186) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 2310.6
1) 125.5
2) 209.2
3) 125.5
4) 209.2
5) 94.1
6) 115.1
7) 177.8
8) 209.2
9) 156.9
10) 3013.8
11) 2812.9
Missing7 
TOTAL217100.0
187) During the past four weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting friends, relatives, etc.)? (HEALTHIN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time125.5
2) Most of the time41.8
3) Some of the time188.2
4) A little of the time5525.0
5) None of the time13159.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
188) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL208195.6339
189) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf. (LIMITMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot41.8
2) Limited a little3013.6
3) Not limited at all18684.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
190) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Climbing several flights of stairs. (LIMITSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot83.6
2) Limited a little3415.4
3) Not limited at all17981.0
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
191) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Walking more than a mile. (LIMITWLK)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot125.4
2) Limited a little2712.2
3) Not limited at all18282.4
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
192) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Accomplished less than you would like. (HLTHLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20.9
2) Most of the time83.6
3) Some of the time3515.8
4) A little of the time4319.4
5) None of the time13460.4
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
193) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Were limited in the kind of work or other activities you could do. (HLTHWORK)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time73.2
3) Some of the time219.5
4) A little of the time3616.3
5) None of the time15771.0
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
194) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Accomplished less than you would like. (EMOTLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time31.4
2) Most of the time94.1
3) Some of the time2712.2
4) A little of the time5625.3
5) None of the time12657.0
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
195) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Did work or activities less carefully than usual. (EMOTWORK)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20.9
2) Most of the time41.8
3) Some of the time209.1
4) A little of the time5324.1
5) None of the time14164.1
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
196) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree115.0
2) Somewhat agree6328.5
3) Neutral or unsure2611.8
4) Somewhat disagree6027.1
5) Strongly disagree6127.6
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am less patient with people in my congregation than I used to be. (ST2PAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52.3
2) Somewhat agree3917.6
3) Neutral or unsure2812.6
4) Somewhat disagree6931.1
5) Strongly disagree8136.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work. (ST3NEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10.5
2) Somewhat agree2411.0
3) Neutral or unsure188.2
4) Somewhat disagree6931.5
5) Strongly disagree10748.9
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
199) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10749.3
2) Somewhat agree7835.9
3) Neutral or unsure146.5
4) Somewhat disagree115.1
5) Strongly disagree73.2
Missing7 
TOTAL217100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9342.7
2) Somewhat agree9041.3
3) Neutral or unsure219.6
4) Somewhat disagree104.6
5) Strongly disagree41.8
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself frustrated in my attempts to accomplish tasks that are important to me. (ST6FRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83.6
2) Somewhat agree8940.1
3) Neutral or unsure219.5
4) Somewhat disagree6127.5
5) Strongly disagree4319.4
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
202) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62.7
2) Somewhat agree5223.4
3) Neutral or unsure2511.3
4) Somewhat disagree6428.8
5) Strongly disagree7533.8
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12255.0
2) Somewhat agree8337.4
3) Neutral or unsure135.9
4) Somewhat disagree31.4
5) Strongly disagree10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from working with people here. (ST9SATF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12054.1
2) Somewhat agree8538.3
3) Neutral or unsure104.5
4) Somewhat disagree73.2
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11250.5
2) Somewhat agree8839.6
3) Neutral or unsure177.7
4) Somewhat disagree41.8
5) Strongly disagree10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10145.9
2) Somewhat agree9844.5
3) Neutral or unsure156.8
4) Somewhat disagree52.3
5) Strongly disagree10.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
207) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14967.4
2) Somewhat agree5926.7
3) Neutral or unsure104.5
4) Somewhat disagree20.9
5) Strongly disagree10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
208) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat agree4018.1
3) Neutral or unsure219.5
4) Somewhat disagree8237.1
5) Strongly disagree7835.3
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time73.2
2) Most of the time11953.8
3) Some of the time7031.7
4) A little of the time2410.9
5) None of the time10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time83.6
2) Most of the time11351.4
3) Some of the time7735.0
4) A little of the time177.7
5) None of the time52.3
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time62.7
3) Some of the time4620.9
4) A little of the time11351.4
5) None of the time5525.0
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
212) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time10.5
2) Most of the time198.6
3) Some of the time6228.2
4) A little of the time10648.2
5) None of the time3214.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
213) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time198.6
2) Most of the time14666.1
3) Some of the time4520.4
4) A little of the time104.5
5) None of the time10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2611.9
2) Somewhat delighted8940.8
3) Little delighted4922.5
4) Mixed feelings3817.4
5) Terrible73.2
6) Somewhat terrible73.2
7) Extremely terrible20.9
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted4721.7
2) Somewhat delighted9543.8
3) Little delighted4721.7
4) Mixed feelings2310.6
5) Terrible52.3
Missing7 
TOTAL217100.0
216) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2712.4
2) Somewhat delighted8036.7
3) Little delighted5525.2
4) Mixed feelings3917.9
5) Terrible146.4
6) Somewhat terrible20.9
7) Extremely terrible10.5
Missing6 
TOTAL218100.0
217) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted4319.8
2) Somewhat delighted11553.0
3) Little delighted3717.1
4) Mixed feelings177.8
5) Terrible41.8
6) Somewhat terrible10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL217100.0
218) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male17578.5
2) Female4821.5
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
219) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Primary school thru 8th grade10.5
4) Completed high school20.9
5) Trade certificate10.5
6) Associate degree31.4
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college9341.9
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree12255.0
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
220) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology10.5
2) Religion2310.8
3) Philosophy178.0
4) Other Humanities6128.8
5) Natural or Physical Sciences146.6
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences4420.8
7) Technical Studies41.9
8) Fine Arts73.3
9) Education157.1
10) Journalism-Communication73.3
11) Business-Economics146.6
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ31.4
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy20.9
Missing12 
TOTAL212100.0
221) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Theology12.3
2) Religion1432.6
3) Philosophy716.3
4) Other Humanities614.0
5) Natural or Physical Sciences24.7
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences614.0
7) Technical Studies12.3
8) Fine Arts37.0
9) Education37.0
Missing181 
TOTAL43100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22299.1
1) Checked20.9
TOTAL224100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22198.7
1) Checked31.3
TOTAL224100.0
224) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224100.0
TOTAL224100.0
225) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22299.1
1) Checked20.9
TOTAL224100.0
226) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83.6
1) Checked21696.4
TOTAL224100.0
227) What is your race or origin? Other (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22399.6
1) Checked10.4
TOTAL224100.0
228) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10.5
2) No21499.5
Missing9 
TOTAL215100.0
229) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
22) 10.4
23) 10.4
25) 10.4
26) 10.4
28) 20.9
29) 31.3
30) 41.8
31) 31.3
32) 10.4
33) 20.9
34) 20.9
35) 41.8
36) 20.9
37) 114.9
38) 94.0
39) 52.2
40) 73.1
41) 83.6
42) 52.2
43) 73.1
44) 62.7
45) 73.1
46) 125.4
47) 167.2
48) 94.0
49) 114.9
50) 94.0
51) 94.0
52) 62.7
53) 94.0
54) 125.4
55) 62.7
56) 20.9
57) 31.3
58) 52.2
59) 41.8
60) 31.3
61) 20.9
62) 10.4
63) 31.3
64) 20.9
65) 20.9
66) 10.4
67) 10.4
68) 20.9
69) 10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
230) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm3415.2
2) In a small city or town8236.8
3) In a medium-sized city3616.1
4) In a suburb near a large city5122.9
5) In a large city198.5
6) Don't know10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
231) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)2511.3
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Vet10.5
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators52.3
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide83.6
6) All Other Professionals4721.2
7) Managers and Administrators5524.8
8) Clerical & Related Workers31.4
9) Craftsman & Related Workers229.9
10) Operatives-Factory167.2
11) Transport-Laborers135.9
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers167.2
13) Service Workers41.8
14) Not in the labor market, unemployed10.5
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman62.7
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
232) 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%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide222.2
6) All Other Professionals333.3
7) Managers and Administrators222.2
9) Craftsman & Related Workers222.2
Missing215 
TOTAL9100.0
233) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy(pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)20.9
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)10.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide2712.3
6) All Other Professionals219.5
7) Managers and Administrators94.1
8) Clerical & Related Workers156.8
9) Craftsman & Related Workers41.8
10) Operatives-Factory31.4
11) Transport-Laborers41.8
13) Service Workers177.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer11652.7
18) Volunteer10.5
Missing4 
TOTAL220100.0
234) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC2)
TOTAL%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide225.0
6) All Other Professionals112.5
7) Managers and Administrators225.0
8) Clerical & Related Workers112.5
9) Craftsman & Related Workers112.5
13) Service Workers112.5
Missing216 
TOTAL8100.0
235) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never Married125.4
2) In first marriage14163.2
3) Divorced or separated167.2
4) Widowed52.2
5) Remarried after death of spouse31.3
6) Remarried after divorce3817.0
7) In a committed relationship83.6
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
236) 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.)2111.3
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)63.2
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Vet21.1
4) Lawyers, Judges, Legislators10.5
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide4624.7
6) All Other Professionals6032.3
7) Managers and Administrators126.5
8) Clerical & Related Workers147.5
9) Craftsman & Related Workers31.6
10) Operatives-Factory10.5
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers10.5
13) Service Workers42.2
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer137.0
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman10.5
17) Student10.5
Missing38 
TOTAL186100.0
237) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)17.7
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide538.5
6) All Other Professionals215.4
7) Managers and Administrators215.4
8) Clerical & Related Workers17.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer215.4
Missing211 
TOTAL13100.0
238) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)147.7
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Vet84.4
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide158.2
6) All Other Professionals3117.0
7) Managers and Administrators4424.2
8) Clerical & Related Workers21.1
9) Craftsman & Related Workers1910.4
10) Operatives-Factory168.8
11) Transport-Laborers73.8
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers158.2
13) Service Workers73.8
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman42.2
Missing42 
TOTAL182100.0
239) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide220.0
6) All Other Professionals440.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers110.0
11) Transport-Laborers110.0
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers220.0
Missing214 
TOTAL10100.0
240) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None2611.9
1) 1146.4
2) 28438.4
3) 35926.9
4) 42310.5
5) 562.7
6) 641.8
7) 710.5
9) 910.5
10) 1010.5
Missing5 
TOTAL219100.0
241) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11852.7
1) None at home10647.3
TOTAL224100.0
242) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Eldest child at home (CHHOMEE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than a year old22.7
1) 111.4
2) 211.4
3) 311.4
5) 511.4
6) 611.4
7) 722.7
8) 822.7
9) 911.4
10) 1079.5
11) 1145.4
12) 1279.5
13) 1345.4
14) 1434.1
16) 1622.7
17) 171317.6
18) 1845.4
19) 1911.4
20) 2068.1
21) 2134.1
22) 2245.4
24) 2422.7
27) 2711.4
41) 4111.4
Missing150 
TOTAL74100.0
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 2 at home (CHHOME2)
TOTAL%
1) 23.1
2) 23.1
3) 11.5
6) 23.1
7) 23.1
8) 710.8
9) 23.1
10) 11.5
11) 11.5
12) 46.2
13) 69.2
14) 34.6
15) 710.8
16) 69.2
17) 46.2
18) 710.8
20) 23.1
22) 34.6
23) 23.1
32) 11.5
Missing159 
TOTAL65100.0
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 3 at home (CHHOME3)
TOTAL%
1) 15.9
2) 15.9
4) 15.9
5) 15.9
6) 15.9
10) 15.9
11) 211.8
12) 211.8
13) 15.9
16) 211.8
18) 15.9
20) 15.9
24) 15.9
41) 15.9
Missing207 
TOTAL17100.0
245) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 4 at home (CHHOME4)
TOTAL%
1) 114.3
3) 114.3
8) 114.3
11) 228.6
13) 114.3
19) 114.3
Missing217 
TOTAL7100.0
246) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here6080.0
2) Participates elsewhere79.3
3) No810.7
Missing149 
TOTAL75100.0
247) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2 at home. (CHPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here5082.0
2) Participates elsewhere58.2
3) No69.8
Missing163 
TOTAL61100.0
248) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3 at home. (CHPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here1381.3
2) Participates elsewhere16.3
3) No212.5
Missing208 
TOTAL16100.0
249) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here6100.0
Missing218 
TOTAL6100.0
250) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama10.5
4) Arizona20.9
6) California83.6
8) Colorado10.5
9) Connecticut83.6
11) District of Columbia10.5
12) Florida20.9
17) Illinois167.2
18) Indiana83.6
19) Iowa31.4
20) Kansas41.8
21) Kentucky20.9
23) Maine20.9
24) Maryland31.4
25) Massachusetts115.0
26) Michigan52.3
27) Minnesota83.6
29) Missouri94.1
31) Nebraska31.4
34) New Jersey94.1
36) New York115.0
37) North Carolina62.7
39) Ohio2913.1
40) Oklahoma10.5
41) Oregon20.9
42) Pennsylvania2611.8
45) South Carolina10.5
46) South Dakota10.5
48) Texas41.8
50) Vermont62.7
51) Virginia20.9
53) Washington31.4
54) West Virginia10.5
55) Wisconsin188.1
56) Wyoming10.5
70) Great Britain10.5
73) Germany10.5
99) Other Pacific Island10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL221100.0
251) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Primary school thru 8th grade10.5
4) Completed high school20.9
5) Trade certificate/Associate degree41.8
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college9341.9
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree12255.0
Missing2 
TOTAL222100.0
252) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male17578.5
2) Female4821.5
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0
253) I-MARITAL: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never Married125.4
2) In first marriage14163.2
3) Divorced or separated167.2
4) Widowed52.2
5) Remarried after divorce or death of spouse4118.4
7) In a committed relationship83.6
Missing1 
TOTAL223100.0