Women of the Cloth, 1983

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


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) What denomination do you belong to? (DENOMEM)
TOTAL%
1) American Baptist1329.7
2) American Lutheran1188.7
3) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)18913.9
4) Episcopal1037.6
5) Lutheran Church in America1087.9
6) Presbyterian Church (USA)463.4
7) United Church of Christ19214.1
8) United Methodist Church28621.0
9) United Presbyterian Church in USA18613.7
TOTAL1360100.0
2) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
0) Male73454.0
1) Female62646.0
TOTAL1360100.0
3) Was your decision to enter ordained ministry: (ENTERMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Gradual82461.1
2) At a specific time in your life that you remember well44633.1
3) Both gradual and specific795.9
Missing11 
TOTAL1349100.0
4) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO DECIDED TO ENTER MINISTRY AT A SPECIFIC TIME OR BOTH A GRADUAL AND SPECIFIC TIME: At what age did you decide to go into the ministry? (AGEMINIS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL51522.7039
5) Were you raised by both parents? (BOTHPARN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1239100.0
Missing121 
TOTAL1239100.0
6) Were you raised by your mother only? (MOMONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76100.0
Missing1284 
TOTAL76100.0
7) Were you raised by your father only? (DADONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17100.0
Missing1343 
TOTAL17100.0
8) Were you raised by your grandparents? (RAISGRDP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30100.0
Missing1330 
TOTAL30100.0
9) Were you raised by non-relative guardian(s)? (RAISGARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4100.0
Missing1356 
TOTAL4100.0
10) Were you raised by someone other than a parent, relative or guardian? (RAISOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18100.0
Missing1342 
TOTAL18100.0
11) In what year were you born (1900 or later)? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL135437.63111
12) How active were your parents (or guardians) in church when you were growing up? (ACTVPARN)
TOTAL%
1) Unchurched1027.5
2) Nominally church-related18113.4
3) Average church relationship18413.6
4) Active church relationship20114.9
5) Very active in church68350.6
Missing9 
TOTAL1351100.0
13) In what denomination were you raised? (RAISDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist544.0
2) Disciples of Christ/Christian Church15111.2
3) Episcopal987.3
4) Lutheran1239.1
5) Presbyterian20014.8
6) Methodist19814.7
7) Congregational/United Church25318.7
8) Roman Catholic1349.9
9) Mixed/nothing251.9
10) Other1148.4
Missing10 
TOTAL1350100.0
14) What was the highest level of education of your father (or male guardian)? (DADEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduation34025.4
2) High school graduation29021.6
3) Technical training, secretarial school, vocational675.0
4) Some college16212.1
5) Four-year college degree16112.0
6) Some graduate or professional graduate-level education755.6
7) Master's degree14811.0
8) Doctorate977.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
15) What was the highest level of education of your mother (or female guardian)? (MOMEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduation26519.7
2) High school graduation38328.4
3) Technical training, secretarial school, vocational13810.2
4) Some college24718.3
5) Four-year college degree19714.6
6) Some graduate or professional graduate-level education473.5
7) Master's degree604.5
8) Doctorate100.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1347100.0
16) What was your father's major occupation while you were in junior and senior high school? (DADOCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Minister16712.9
2) Top professional, diplomat, senator937.2
3) Business executive, banker, large-business owner624.8
4) School teacher, social worker, social service worker, pilot, engineer, librarian, newspaper editor, military officer, musician, artist1209.3
5) Small-business owner, administrative personnel, insurance agent, semi-professional, reporter, sheriff, actor, mortician, computer programmer, lab technician, photographer, travel agent27821.6
6) Clerical worker, sales worker, owner of a little business (self-employed), postal worker, policeman, salesman, military personnel (nonofficer)13210.2
7) Farmer (owner)1249.6
8) Skilled manual laborer, fireman, machinist, hair stylist, carpenter29923.2
9) Not in labor force, homemaker, retired, unemployed151.2
Missing70 
TOTAL1290100.0
17) What was your mother's major occupation while you were in junior and senior high school? (MOMOCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Minister90.7
2) Top professional, diplomat, senator60.5
3) Business executive, banker, large-business owner40.3
4) School teacher, social worker, social service worker, pilot, engineer, librarian, newspaper editor, military officer, musician, artist14010.6
5) Small-business owner, administrative personnel, insurance agent, semi-professional, reporter, sheriff, actor, mortician, computer programmer, lab technician, photographer, travel agent745.6
6) Clerical worker, sales worker, owner of a little business (self-employed), postal worker, policeman, salesman, military personnel (nonofficer)17313.1
7) Farmer (owner)110.8
8) Skilled manual laborer, fireman, machinist, hair stylist, carpenter665.0
9) Not in labor force, homemaker, retired, unemployed83963.5
Missing38 
TOTAL1322100.0
18) Have you received post-high school technical training? (TECHTRAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81100.0
Missing1279 
TOTAL81100.0
19) Have you received a four-year college degree? (COLGDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1304100.0
Missing56 
TOTAL1304100.0
20) Do you have graduate education in secular fields of universities, professional schools? (GRADSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes270100.0
Missing1090 
TOTAL270100.0
21) Do you have a seminary education? (SEMEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1260100.0
Missing100 
TOTAL1260100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF REPSONDENTS WHO HAVE A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE: What was your major in college? (COLGMAJR)
TOTAL%
1) English, journalism20015.6
2) Languages322.5
3) Speech, arts, music1088.4
4) History, political science, economics19215.0
5) Library, nursing, agriculture, business433.4
6) Education846.6
7) Religion, philosophy32925.7
8) Anthropology, sociology, psychology18814.7
9) Natural science, earth sciences, mathematics1048.1
Missing80 
TOTAL1280100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF REPSONDENTS WHO HAVE A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE: Was the college you attended: (WHATCOLG)
TOTAL%
1) Public40833.1
2) Private, nonreligious19015.4
3) Private, religious63351.4
Missing129 
TOTAL1231100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATE EDUCATION IN SECULAR FIELDS OF UNIVERSITIES, PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS: What was your major in graduate school? (GRADMAJR)
TOTAL%
1) English, journalism2810.5
2) Languages62.2
3) Speech, arts, music197.1
4) History, political science, economics2910.9
5) Library, nursing, agriculture, business197.1
6) Education5319.9
7) Religion, philosophy259.4
8) Anthropology, sociology, psychology7126.6
9) Natural science, earth sciences, mathematics176.4
Missing1093 
TOTAL267100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATE EDUCATION IN SECULAR FIELDS OF UNIVERSITIES, PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS: How many years were you in graduate school? (YRINGRAD)
TOTAL%
1) 8841.3
2) 7434.7
3) 2813.1
4) 83.8
5) 73.3
6) 41.9
7) 20.9
9) 20.9
Missing1147 
TOTAL213100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATE EDUCATION IN SECULAR FIELDS OF UNIVERSITIES, PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS: What type of degree did you receive? (GRADTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) None5427.1
2) Certificate157.5
3) Master's degree11557.8
4) Doctorate157.5
Missing1161 
TOTAL199100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What year did you begin your degree program? (BEGANSEM)
TOTAL%
27) 10.1
31) 10.1
32) 30.2
33) 30.2
34) 20.2
35) 20.2
36) 40.3
37) 40.3
38) 100.8
39) 40.3
40) 70.5
41) 100.8
42) 60.5
43) 151.2
44) 131.0
45) 110.8
46) 141.1
47) 151.2
48) 131.0
49) 181.4
50) 312.4
51) 282.2
52) 231.8
53) 131.0
54) 241.8
55) 262.0
56) 272.1
57) 241.8
58) 302.3
59) 262.0
60) 272.1
61) 393.0
62) 282.2
63) 262.0
64) 322.5
65) 372.9
66) 352.7
67) 362.8
68) 322.5
69) 362.8
70) 503.9
71) 483.7
72) 705.4
73) 957.3
74) 1128.6
75) 937.2
76) 695.3
77) 221.7
78) 30.2
Missing62 
TOTAL1298100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What year did you complete your degree program? (ENDSEM)
TOTAL%
28) 10.1
34) 10.1
35) 10.1
36) 20.2
37) 40.3
38) 30.2
39) 30.2
40) 40.3
41) 70.5
42) 40.3
43) 120.9
44) 30.2
45) 151.2
46) 100.8
47) 151.2
48) 141.1
49) 70.5
50) 141.1
51) 181.4
52) 181.4
53) 251.9
54) 292.2
55) 251.9
56) 141.1
57) 211.6
58) 191.5
59) 221.7
60) 241.9
61) 393.0
62) 251.9
63) 241.9
64) 302.3
65) 312.4
66) 272.1
67) 322.5
68) 312.4
69) 272.1
70) 453.5
71) 241.9
72) 332.5
73) 554.2
74) 524.0
75) 604.6
76) 816.2
77) 1017.8
78) 997.6
79) 1128.6
80) 312.4
81) 20.2
82) 10.1
Missing63 
TOTAL1297100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive a B.D. or M.Div? (HAVEMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1169100.0
Missing191 
TOTAL1169100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive an M.S.M.? (HAVEMSM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4100.0
Missing1356 
TOTAL4100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive an S.T.M.? (HAVESTM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50100.0
Missing1310 
TOTAL50100.0
32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive an M.A.? (HAVEMA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74100.0
Missing1286 
TOTAL74100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive an M.R.E.? (HAVEMRE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49100.0
Missing1311 
TOTAL49100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive a Th.D.? (HAVETHD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11100.0
Missing1349 
TOTAL11100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive a Ph.D.? (HAVEPHD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18100.0
Missing1342 
TOTAL18100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive a D.Min.? (HAVEDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes98100.0
Missing1262 
TOTAL98100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did you receive some other degree? (HAVEOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81100.0
Missing1279 
TOTAL81100.0
38) How active were you in the church as a young adult (18 to 22 years of age)? (YNGACTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Unchurched846.2
2) Nominally church-related18113.4
3) Average church relationship16412.2
4) Active church relationship30822.9
5) Very active in church61045.3
Missing13 
TOTAL1347100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: When did you decide definitely to enter seminary (or study for ordination)? (DECIDSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Before college31623.7
2) During college56742.5
3) After college45033.8
Missing27 
TOTAL1333100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: How old were you on first entering seminary? (AGEINSEM)
TOTAL%
18) 20.2
19) 70.5
20) 262.0
21) 17913.6
22) 38229.0
23) 15011.4
24) 1017.7
25) 715.4
26) 685.2
27) 463.5
28) 393.0
29) 251.9
30) 282.1
31) 171.3
32) 191.4
33) 171.3
34) 131.0
35) 221.7
36) 100.8
37) 100.8
38) 60.5
39) 100.8
40) 100.8
41) 70.5
42) 60.5
43) 60.5
44) 40.3
45) 80.6
46) 10.1
47) 80.6
48) 40.3
49) 20.2
50) 10.1
51) 40.3
52) 20.2
53) 20.2
54) 30.2
55) 20.2
58) 10.1
Missing41 
TOTAL1319100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the response of your family, best friends, and pastor or pastors you knew at this time, to your entering a seminary program? Were they supportive, neutral, antagonistic or sharply divided (some supportive, some antagonistic)? -- Family (FAMINSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Supportive95272.3
2) Neutral14811.2
3) Antagonistic826.2
4) Divided13510.3
Missing43 
TOTAL1317100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the response of your family, best friends, and pastor or pastors you knew at this time, to your entering a seminary program? Were they supportive, neutral, antagonistic or sharply divided (some supportive, some antagonistic)? -- Best friends (FRNINSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Supportive91770.3
2) Neutral23718.2
3) Antagonistic362.8
4) Divided1158.8
Missing55 
TOTAL1305100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the response of your family, best friends, and pastor or pastors you knew at this time, to your entering a seminary program? Were they supportive, neutral, antagonistic or sharply divided (some supportive, some antagonistic)? -- Pastor(s) (PASINSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Supportive110185.9
2) Neutral816.3
3) Antagonistic413.2
4) Divided594.6
Missing78 
TOTAL1282100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- Near me, near my family (NEARSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes264100.0
Missing1096 
TOTAL264100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- Recommended by my pastor, denominational executive or other clergy; my pastor attended. (RECOMSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes245100.0
Missing1115 
TOTAL245100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- My family or friends went there; it was associated with my undergraduate college. (UGRADSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes146100.0
Missing1214 
TOTAL146100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- Area of the country (liked urban setting, loved California, wanted to go East, etc.) (AREASEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes240100.0
Missing1120 
TOTAL240100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- Liked the focus or curriculum or theological intent of the program (PROGSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes114100.0
Missing1246 
TOTAL114100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- Had some women; was open and friendly toward women; good women in ministry program (WOMENSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91100.0
Missing1269 
TOTAL91100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- The denomination (DENOMSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes218100.0
Missing1142 
TOTAL218100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: What was the most important reason for your selecting the seminary you did? -- Had a good academic reputation; excellent faculty; famous names; academically sound (REPUTSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54100.0
Missing1306 
TOTAL54100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: When you first got to seminary, approximately how many women were there -- Among the student body? (FEMINSB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL116726.4145
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: When you first got to seminary, approximately how many women were there -- In your entering class? (FEMINCLS)
TOTAL%
0) 16714.8
1) 1008.9
2) 1049.2
3) 1119.9
4) 807.1
5) 908.0
6) 595.2
7) 353.1
8) 272.4
9) 131.2
10) 857.6
11) 60.5
12) 353.1
13) 30.3
14) 30.3
15) 565.0
16) 30.3
17) 30.3
18) 60.5
19) 20.2
20) 464.1
22) 40.4
23) 10.1
24) 50.4
25) 181.6
26) 20.2
27) 10.1
28) 20.2
29) 10.1
30) 292.6
33) 10.1
34) 10.1
35) 90.8
36) 10.1
40) 70.6
43) 10.1
45) 20.2
50) 40.4
60) 20.2
Missing235 
TOTAL1125100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: When you first got to seminary, approximately how many women were there -- On the faculty? (FEMINFAC)
TOTAL%
0) 49043.8
1) 33029.5
2) 15513.9
3) 665.9
4) 333.0
5) 272.4
6) 50.4
7) 60.5
8) 20.2
9) 40.4
Missing242 
TOTAL1118100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: On first entering seminary, how important were each of the following for you? -- Personal spiritual growth, faith development: (IMPSPRTL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary reason64749.5
2) Secondary reason50838.9
3) Not a reason15211.6
Missing53 
TOTAL1307100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: On first entering seminary, how important were each of the following for you? -- Discovering in which ways to best serve Christ in the church or world: (IMPSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Primary reason74657.3
2) Secondary reason42232.4
3) Not a reason13510.4
Missing57 
TOTAL1303100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: On first entering seminary, how important were each of the following for you? -- Preparing to be a parish minister: (IMPMINST)
TOTAL%
1) Primary reason72455.4
2) Secondary reason29122.2
3) Not a reason29322.4
Missing52 
TOTAL1308100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: On first entering the seminary, how important were each of the following for you? -- Other issues: (IMPOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Primary reason30999.4
2) Secondary reason10.3
3) Not a reason10.3
Missing1049 
TOTAL311100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: How were you treated by the seminary faculty generally? (SEMTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Impartially; like any other student55241.7
2) Friendly, but didn't take me seriously947.1
3) Gave me preferential treatment1259.4
4) Were cold, indifferent or hostile toward me362.7
5) Friendly, warm44433.5
6) Mixed513.8
7) Awkwardly151.1
8) Ignored80.6
Missing35 
TOTAL1325100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did any seminary faculty clearly encourage you to enter parish ministry? (ENCRGMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68551.9
2) No63548.1
Missing40 
TOTAL1320100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: Did any faculty at seminary ever discourage you from entering parish ministry? (DISCGMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15511.8
2) No116488.2
Missing41 
TOTAL1319100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SEMINARY EDUCATION: How valuable have you found your seminary education for your work in parish ministry? (VALUSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Quite valuable88267.0
2) Somewhat valuable39229.8
3) Of little value433.3
Missing43 
TOTAL1317100.0
63) How important were each of the following in your decision to definitely seek ordination as a full minister in your denomination? -- Members of your family: (FAMORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important42731.8
2) Somewhat important34325.5
3) Not important45533.9
4) Don't know1198.9
Missing16 
TOTAL1344100.0
64) How important were each of the following in your decision to definitely seek ordination as a full minister in your denomination? -- Minister(s) of church(es) you attended: (MINORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important60845.4
2) Somewhat important38128.4
3) Not important27320.4
4) Don't know785.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
65) How important were each of the following in your decision to definitely seek ordination as a full minister in your denomination? -- Regional or national denominational executive(s): (EXECORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important23417.7
2) Somewhat important22216.8
3) Not important58444.2
4) Don't know28221.3
Missing38 
TOTAL1322100.0
66) How important were each of the following in your decision to definitely seek ordination as a full minister in your denomination? -- Clergy fieldwork or intern supervisor(s): (FILDORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important34526.2
2) Somewhat important32424.6
3) Not important40530.8
4) Don't know24318.5
Missing43 
TOTAL1317100.0
67) How important were each of the following in your decision to definitely seek ordination as a full minister in your denomination? -- Friends: (FRNDORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important44735.1
2) Somewhat important43033.8
3) Not important29823.4
4) Don't know997.8
Missing86 
TOTAL1274100.0
68) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE FEMALE: How important were each of the following in your decision to definitely seek ordination as a full minister in your denomination? -- Clergywomen or women pastors: (WMINORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important18229.1
2) Somewhat important10717.1
3) Not important12620.2
4) Not relevant, don't know21033.6
Missing735 
TOTAL625100.0
69) How important were each of the following in your decision to definitely seek ordination as a full minister in your denomination? -- Seminary faculty or other personnel: (FACORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important40230.5
2) Somewhat important44133.5
3) Not important35026.6
4) Don't know1239.3
Missing44 
TOTAL1316100.0
70) How important were the following experiences in your seeking ordination? -- Courses in Bible, theology or church history: (BIBLORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important63947.7
2) Somewhat important42131.4
3) Not important23317.4
4) Not relevant, don't know473.5
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
71) How important were the following experiences in your seeking ordination? -- Courses in preaching, worship or counseling: (PRCHORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important65949.3
2) Somewhat important39429.4
3) Not important22316.7
4) Not relevant, don't know624.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1338100.0
72) How important were the following experiences in your seeking ordination? -- Your work in a parish as a seminarian, intern, paid assistant or volunteer: (ITRNORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important84563.0
2) Somewhat important28121.0
3) Not important13910.4
4) Not relevant, don't know765.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1341100.0
73) How important were the following possible motivations in seeking ordination? -- Greater acceptance of your ministry by having official church legitimization as an ordained minister: (LEGTORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important68952.5
2) Somewhat important30523.2
3) Not important24618.7
4) Not relevant, don't know735.6
Missing47 
TOTAL1313100.0
74) How important were the following possible motivations in seeking ordination? -- Desire to administer the sacraments and perform other priestly acts: (SACRORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important59245.1
2) Somewhat important36828.0
3) Not important29022.1
4) Not relevant, don't know634.8
Missing47 
TOTAL1313100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE FEMALE: How important were the following possible motivations in seeking ordination? -- Desire to change the sexist nature of the Church: (SXSTORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important18527.8
2) Somewhat important18828.3
3) Not important23535.3
4) Not relevant, don't know578.6
Missing695 
TOTAL665100.0
76) How important were the following possible motivations in seeking ordination? -- Conviction God wished you to be ordained: (CNVTORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important92771.9
2) Somewhat important22417.4
3) Not important957.4
4) Not relevant, don't know443.4
Missing70 
TOTAL1290100.0
77) How important were the following possible motivations in seeking ordination? -- Other motives: (OTHRORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite important28998.6
2) Somewhat important10.3
3) Not important10.3
4) Not relevant, don't know20.7
Missing1067 
TOTAL293100.0
78) After completing your studies, how easy was it for you to get ordained to full ministerial status? (EASYORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite easy88966.7
2) Somewhat easy22316.7
3) Somewhat difficult1329.9
4) Quite difficult886.6
Missing28 
TOTAL1332100.0
79) In what year were you ordained? (YRORDAIN)
TOTAL%
34) 10.1
35) 20.1
36) 20.1
37) 30.2
38) 30.2
39) 50.4
40) 30.2
41) 90.7
42) 50.4
43) 110.8
44) 70.5
45) 120.9
46) 141.0
47) 110.8
48) 100.7
49) 90.7
50) 90.7
51) 191.4
52) 231.7
53) 272.0
54) 312.3
55) 272.0
56) 161.2
57) 141.0
58) 211.6
59) 272.0
60) 261.9
61) 312.3
62) 261.9
63) 161.2
64) 272.0
65) 352.6
66) 231.7
67) 312.3
68) 272.0
69) 231.7
70) 423.1
71) 302.2
72) 251.9
73) 493.6
74) 372.8
75) 594.4
76) 765.7
77) 1057.8
78) 1158.6
79) 1339.9
80) 866.4
81) 20.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1345100.0
80) From the time you were ordained, about how long did it take for you to obtain a parish position? (PARSHPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 6 months119190.5
2) 6 months-1 year483.6
3) 1-2 years342.6
4) 2-3 years191.4
5) 3-4 years70.5
6) 4 years or more171.3
Missing44 
TOTAL1316100.0
81) MALE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED: Do you think that seminary graduates in your denomination will have an easier or more difficult time than you had in getting ordained in 1981? FEMALE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED: Do you think that women seminary graduates in your denomination will have an easier or more difficult time than you had in getting ordained in 1981? (PEOPORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Easier31724.0
2) About the same55442.0
3) More difficult44834.0
Missing41 
TOTAL1319100.0
82) MALE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED: Do you think that seminary graduates in your denomination will have an easier or more difficult time than you had in finding a first parish position in 1981? FEMALE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED: Do you think that women seminary graduates in your denomination will have an easier or more difficult time than you had in finding a first parish position in 1981? (PEOPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Easier22017.1
2) About the same45635.5
3) More difficult60747.3
Missing77 
TOTAL1283100.0
83) Have you ever had full-time secular employment? (FULLWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87865.3
2) No46734.7
Missing15 
TOTAL1345100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER HAD FULL-TIME SECULAR EMPLOYMENT: When was this employment?: (WHENFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to ordination77287.3
2) After ordination768.6
3) Both364.1
Missing476 
TOTAL884100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER HAD FULL-TIME SECULAR EMPLOYMENT: What was the nature of this work? (FULLTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related work, as a layperson50.6
2) Top professional192.2
3) Business executive, banker, large-business owner141.7
4) School teacher, social worker, engineer, pilot, librarian, newspaper editor, musician, artist (professional), military officer26531.3
5) Small-business owner, administrative personnel, insurance agent, semiprofessional, reporter, sheriff, actor, mortician, computer programmer, lab technician, photographer, travel agent, artist (non-professional)23127.3
6) Clerical worker, sales worker, owner of a little business, postal worker, police officer, salesperson, military (nonofficer)18521.8
7) Farmer (owner)91.1
8) Skilled manual laborer, fireman, machinist, hairdresser, carpenter11613.7
9) Unemployed, housewife, retired30.4
Missing513 
TOTAL847100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER HAD FULL-TIME SECULAR EMPLOYMENT: How many years did you do this work? (YRSFULL)
TOTAL%
1) 18121.5
2) 17821.2
3) 10212.1
4) 789.3
5) 698.2
6) 384.5
7) 232.7
8) 283.3
9) 91.1
10) 344.0
11) 91.1
12) 192.3
13) 131.5
14) 50.6
15) 121.4
16) 20.2
17) 60.7
18) 40.5
19) 20.2
20) 111.3
21) 40.5
22) 30.4
23) 20.2
24) 10.1
25) 30.4
30) 20.2
34) 20.2
Missing520 
TOTAL840100.0
87) Do you presently have part-time secular work? (PARTWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes796.1
2) No121693.3
3) Full-time work80.6
Missing57 
TOTAL1303100.0
88) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY DO FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME SECULAR WORK: What is the nature of this work? (TYPEPART)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related work, as a layperson32.8
2) Top professional3330.8
3) Business executive, banker, large-business owner10.9
4) School teacher, social worker, engineer, pilot, librarian, newspaper editor, musician, artist (professional), military officer3028.0
5) Small-business owner, administrative personnel, insurance agent, semiprofessional, reporter, sheriff, actor, mortician, computer programmer, lab technician, photographer, travel agent, artist (non-professional)2422.4
6) Clerical worker, sales worker, owner of a little business, postal worker, police officer, salesperson, military (nonofficer)87.5
7) Farmer (owner)21.9
8) Skilled manual laborer, fireman, machinist, hairdresser, carpenter65.6
Missing1253 
TOTAL107100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY DO FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME SECULAR WORK: Approximately how many hours do you spend on this work per week? (HOURSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) 11.2
2) 67.2
3) 67.2
4) 11.2
5) 78.4
6) 44.8
8) 56.0
10) 89.6
12) 22.4
14) 11.2
15) 910.8
16) 22.4
20) 67.2
25) 44.8
30) 44.8
35) 44.8
40) 1113.3
45) 11.2
50) 11.2
Missing1277 
TOTAL83100.0
90) In how many different congregations have you worked since ordination? (NUMCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) 70.5
1) 31323.4
2) 29822.2
3) 25118.7
4) 17312.9
5) 1108.2
6) 795.9
7) 362.7
8) 221.6
9) 120.9
10) 80.6
11) 50.4
12) 50.4
13) 30.2
14) 80.6
15) 20.1
17) 20.1
18) 10.1
23) 20.1
30) 10.1
34) 10.1
60) 10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
91) How many years have you worked as a parish minister altogether? (YRPARMIN)
TOTAL%
0) 90.7
1) 685.1
2) 1098.2
3) 1198.9
4) 1168.7
5) 1027.7
6) 503.8
7) 513.8
8) 574.3
9) 272.0
10) 392.9
11) 382.9
12) 372.8
13) 241.8
14) 241.8
15) 332.5
16) 272.0
17) 191.4
18) 251.9
19) 141.1
20) 483.6
21) 262.0
22) 191.4
23) 110.8
24) 141.1
25) 332.5
26) 201.5
27) 201.5
28) 231.7
29) 80.6
30) 282.1
31) 100.8
32) 60.5
33) 120.9
34) 60.5
35) 161.2
36) 50.4
37) 100.8
38) 60.5
39) 10.1
40) 120.9
41) 20.2
42) 10.1
44) 20.2
45) 10.1
47) 20.2
50) 20.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1332100.0
92) Have you ever been in a non-parish church-related position? (YRNONMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes364100.0
Missing996 
TOTAL364100.0
93) Have you ever been on a regional or national denominational staff? (ONSTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes120100.0
Missing1240 
TOTAL120100.0
94) Have you ever been an instructor or professor in a seminary? (SEMPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116100.0
Missing1244 
TOTAL116100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SERVED IN A NON-PARISH CHURCH RELATED POSITION: What was this position? (NONPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Denominational staff103.0
2) Chaplaincy (hospital or prison)10631.5
3) Social services, administration4413.1
4) Seminary faculty, administration, or teaching religion in a247.1
5) Specialized ministry to particular groups5616.6
6) Missionary267.7
7) Campus ministry, college chaplain4312.8
8) CPE, clinical pastor center, pastoral counselor in private p113.3
9) DRE, or music director or church consultant175.0
Missing1023 
TOTAL337100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SERVED AS AN INSTRUCTOR OR PROFESSOR IN A SEMINARY: Was this part-time or full-time work? (TYPEPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Part-time8585.9
2) Full-time1414.1
Missing1261 
TOTAL99100.0
97) Are you presently working in a non-parish position? (NONWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80100.0
Missing1280 
TOTAL80100.0
98) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WORKING IN A NON-PARISH POSITION: Are you working in a secular occupation? (SECWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16100.0
Missing1344 
TOTAL16100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WORKING IN A NON-PARISH POSITION THAT IS CHURCH RELATED: What type of work do you do? (TYPEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Denominational staff1434.1
2) Chaplaincy (hospital or prison)1126.8
3) Social services, administration512.2
4) Seminary faculty, administration, or teaching religion in a24.9
5) Specialized ministry to particular groups12.4
6) Missionary12.4
7) Campus ministry, college chaplain512.2
8) CPE, clinical pastor center, pastoral counselor in private p24.9
Missing1319 
TOTAL41100.0
100) Are you presently retired, unemployed, not looking for work, or in school (not working)? (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) No133898.4
1) Yes221.6
TOTAL1360100.0
101) For your current parish position (or if not presently working for a parish, your last parish position) are/were you working: (PRSHTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Fulltime114386.0
2) 3/4 time503.8
3) 1/2 time1047.8
4) Less than half time322.4
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
102) What is your present position in your parish (or if not presently working for a parish, what was your position in your last parish)? (PRSHPOST)
TOTAL%
1) Sole pastor76157.7
2) Senior pastor16912.8
3) Co-pastor1037.8
4) Associate or assistant pastor21616.4
5) Minister of Christian education322.4
6) Supply or interim pastor (for 2 months or longer)282.1
7) Other110.8
Missing40 
TOTAL1320100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEIR POSITION AS A SOLE PASTOR: Is/was this position over yoked churches or as a vicar of a mission? (YOKEDVIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yoked churches10584.7
2) Vicar of a mission1915.3
Missing1236 
TOTAL124100.0
104) ASKED OF ALL RESPONDENTS EXCEPT SOLE PASTORS: How many other ordained clergy besides yourself are/were there in this church? (NUMCLRGY)
TOTAL%
0) 163.0
1) 32862.2
2) 10820.5
3) 438.2
4) 183.4
5) 40.8
6) 61.1
7) 10.2
8) 10.2
9) 20.4
Missing833 
TOTAL527100.0
105) ASKED OF ALL RESPONDENTS EXCEPT SOLE PASTORS: Are/were any of the other ordained clergy in your parish women? (FEMCLRGY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5811.6
2) No44488.4
Missing858 
TOTAL502100.0
106) How many years have you served this parish? (YRSPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) 18914.2
2) 13310.0
3) 23517.7
4) 18914.2
5) 1279.6
6) 1098.2
7) 705.3
8) 634.7
9) 483.6
10) 201.5
11) 251.9
12) 131.0
13) 181.4
14) 70.5
15) 120.9
16) 120.9
17) 100.8
18) 70.5
19) 60.5
20) 60.5
21) 30.2
22) 50.4
23) 40.3
24) 10.1
25) 30.2
26) 40.3
27) 30.2
28) 10.1
29) 10.1
31) 10.1
34) 20.2
38) 10.1
Missing32 
TOTAL1328100.0
107) Please describe this church as it was when you were first called/appointed as minister: Overall, was it: (CHRCHSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Growing and developing21516.2
2) Holding its own57143.0
3) Generally declining53940.6
4) New church40.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
108) In regard to the members' views of the church and its possibilities, when you were first called, were they: (MEMATITU)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly indifferent, apathetic17413.1
2) In conflict among themselves, angry and distrustful of one a32524.5
3) Mostly optimistic and enthusiastic61346.1
4) Depressed, discouraged554.1
5) Indifferent and hostile110.8
6) Very mixed584.4
7) Frustrated and desperate, "motivated to try anything"513.8
8) Other423.2
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
109) In approximately what size community is this church located? (SIZECOM)
TOTAL%
1) under 2,500 (rural, open country)27020.2
2) 2,500-10,000 (town)26319.7
3) 10,000-50,000 (small city)29522.1
4) 50,000/over (metropolitan suburb)18914.1
5) 50,000-250,000 (metropolitan inner city)15811.8
6) 250,000-1,000,000896.7
7) large city or megalopolis of over 1,000,000725.4
Missing24 
TOTAL1336100.0
110) How many members does this church have? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1337475.379489
111) Please characterize the majority of parishioners in your church as follows -- What proportion are age 50 and over? (PROPGT50)
TOTAL%
1) Two-thirds or more40530.3
2) About half49336.9
3) One-third or less43932.8
Missing23 
TOTAL1337100.0
112) Please characterize the majority of parishioners in your church as follows -- What proportion are middle and upper-middle class? (PROPMDCS)
TOTAL%
1) Two-thirds or more81361.0
2) About half25218.9
3) One-third or less26720.0
Missing28 
TOTAL1332100.0
113) Please characterize the majority of parishioners in your church as follows -- What proportion of the members are Sunday-morning-only participants? (PROPSNDY)
TOTAL%
1) Two-thirds or more only come on Sunday40330.3
2) About half49437.2
3) One-third or less (most participate in other church activities)43232.5
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
114) Please characterize the majority of parishioners in your church as follows -- What is the predominant theological position of the majority of this church? (THEOPOST)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative644.8
2) Moderately conservative66049.4
3) Moderately liberal34926.1
4) Very liberal342.5
5) Mixed22917.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1336100.0
115) Please characterize the majority of parishioners in your church as follows -- How would you compare your own theological position to the majority in this church? (YOURTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) More conservative695.2
2) Equally conservative19814.9
3) Equally liberal17713.3
4) More liberal78959.2
5) Mixed, neither1007.5
Missing27 
TOTAL1333100.0
116) Please characterize the majority of parishioners in your church as follows -- Presently, would you say the financial health of this church is: (HLTHCHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent30522.8
2) Good40130.0
3) Tight but adequate41030.7
4) In some difficulty18013.5
5) In serious difficulty403.0
Missing24 
TOTAL1336100.0
117) How much difficulty have you had in the past year in getting your ideas for the church supported by the governing board of the church? (IDEASUPT)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no difficulty97673.9
2) Some difficulty28021.2
3) Quite a bit of difficulty654.9
Missing39 
TOTAL1321100.0
118) How satisfied are you with you present ministerial position in the church? (SATIPOST)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied54740.8
2) Satisfied30222.5
3) Mixed, both satisfied and frustrated41030.6
4) Dissatisfied342.5
5) Very dissatisfied and frustrated473.5
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
119) Does this position offer you maximum opportunity for expression of your talents for ministry? (TALNTUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely60945.4
2) Yes, to some degree44633.3
3) No, not really28621.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1341100.0
120) How likely is it that you will move from this church in the next couple of years? (WILLMOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely42732.3
2) Somewhat likely29322.1
3) Somewhat unlikely27320.6
4) Very unlikely33024.9
Missing37 
TOTAL1323100.0
121) Regardless of your plans, suppose you did leave this church for another position. Further, suppose the search/pulpit/pastor-relations committee had narrowed the choice of a new pastor down to a woman and a man. Assuming all other characteristics besides the sex of the two candidates were equal, which would this committee probably prefer? If both candidates are single persons in their middle 20s, the committee would: (PREFSING)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the man74758.0
2) Prefer the woman695.4
3) It would make no difference.42733.2
4) Prefer neither candidate453.5
Missing72 
TOTAL1288100.0
122) Regardless of your plans, suppose you did leave this church for another position. Further, suppose the search/pulpit/pastor-relations committee had narrowed the choice of a new pastor down to a woman and a man. Assuming all other characteristics besides the sex of the two candidates were equal, which would this committee probably prefer? If both candidates are about 60 years old and widowed, the committee would: (PREFWIDO)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the man70555.3
2) Prefer the woman917.1
3) It would make no difference.41232.3
4) Prefer neither candidate685.3
Missing84 
TOTAL1276100.0
123) Regardless of your plans, suppose you did leave this church for another position. Further, suppose the search/pulpit/pastor-relations committee had narrowed the choice of a new pastor down to a woman and a man. Assuming all other characteristics besides the sex of the two candidates were equal, which would this committee probably prefer? If both candidates are divorced, the committee would: (PREFDIVR)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the man64752.3
2) Prefer the woman614.9
3) It would make no difference.43134.8
4) Prefer neither candidate998.0
Missing122 
TOTAL1238100.0
124) Regardless of your plans, suppose you did leave this church for another position. Further, suppose the search/pulpit/pastor-relations committee had narrowed the choice of a new pastor down to a woman and a man. Assuming all other characteristics besides the sex of the two candidates were equal, which would this committee probably prefer? If both candidates are widowed with children under 10 years of age, the committee would: (PREFKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the man73658.6
2) Prefer the woman1088.6
3) It would make no difference.37830.1
4) Prefer neither candidate332.6
Missing105 
TOTAL1255100.0
125) Regardless of your plans, suppose you did leave this church for another position. Further, suppose the search/pulpit/pastor-relations committee had narrowed the choice of a new pastor down to a woman and a man. Assuming all other characteristics besides the sex of the two candidates were equal, which would this committee probably prefer? If both candidates are obese, the committee would: (PREFFAT)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the man72157.6
2) Prefer the woman322.6
3) It would make no difference.43835.0
4) Prefer neither candidate604.8
Missing109 
TOTAL1251100.0
126) Regardless of your plans, suppose you did leave this church for another position. Further, suppose the search/pulpit/pastor-relations committee had narrowed the choice of a new pastor down to a woman and a man. Assuming all other characteristics besides the sex of the two candidates were equal, which would this committee probably prefer? If both candidates are physically very attractive, the committee would: (PREFPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the man71556.7
2) Prefer the woman665.2
3) It would make no difference.47938.0
4) Prefer neither candidate10.1
Missing99 
TOTAL1261100.0
127) In the past five years, about how many inquiries have you received (if any) from other churches about the possibility of being their minister? (INQUIRY)
TOTAL%
0) 21622.0
1) 10010.2
2) 15015.3
3) 14114.4
4) 727.3
5) 747.6
6) 525.3
7) 262.7
8) 293.0
9) 30.3
10) 383.9
11) 10.1
12) 202.0
13) 20.2
14) 10.1
15) 141.4
18) 10.1
20) 141.4
22) 10.1
23) 10.1
24) 10.1
25) 90.9
30) 40.4
35) 20.2
40) 30.3
50) 30.3
60) 10.1
67) 10.1
Missing380 
TOTAL980100.0
128) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE UNITED METHODIST: In the last five years has your bishop or district superintendent asked you to consider a change of pastoral appointments? (BISHMOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12048.2
2) No12951.8
Missing1111 
TOTAL249100.0
129) Of all inquiries, how good were these church positions (in terms of salary, working conditions, location, growth potential) in comparison to the position you held at the time? (UNITED METHODISTS: If your bishop or district superintendent has asked you to consider a change, was the move or change offered better or worse than your pastoral charge at the time?) (BETRMOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Worse on the whole11113.3
2) About the same15418.5
3) Some better, some worse28834.6
4) Better on the whole27933.5
Missing528 
TOTAL832100.0
130) Would you prefer your next call or position (UNITED METHODISTS: appointment) to be another parish position? (NXTPARSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes936100.0
Missing424 
TOTAL936100.0
131) Would you prefer your next call or position (UNITED METHODISTS: appointment) to be a non-parish ministerial or denominational position? (NXTNONP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes267100.0
Missing1093 
TOTAL267100.0
132) Would you prefer your next call or position (UNITED METHODISTS: appointment) to be in secular work? (NXTSECUL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55100.0
Missing1305 
TOTAL55100.0
133) Would you prefer your next step or position (UNITED METHODISTS: appointment) to be retirement? (NXTRETIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106100.0
Missing1254 
TOTAL106100.0
134) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD PREFER THEIR NEXT POSITION TO BE A PARISH POSITION: Would you like the parish to be in a rural community? (RURLPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes271100.0
Missing1089 
TOTAL271100.0
135) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD PREFER THEIR NEXT POSITION TO BE A PARISH POSITION: Would you like the parish to be in a urban community? (URBNPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes429100.0
Missing931 
TOTAL429100.0
136) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD PREFER THEIR NEXT POSITION TO BE A PARISH POSITION: Would you like the parish to be in a suburban community? (SUBUPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes475100.0
Missing885 
TOTAL475100.0
137) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD PREFER THEIR NEXT POSITION TO BE A NON-PARISH POSITION: What type of work would you like to do? (NONPTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Denominational staff6526.6
2) Chaplaincy (hospital or prison)6727.5
3) Social services, administration145.7
4) Seminary faculty, administration, or teaching religion in a4217.2
5) Specialized ministry to particular groups239.4
6) Missionary20.8
7) Campus ministry, college chaplain114.5
8) CPE, clinical pastor center, pastoral counselor in private p124.9
9) DRE, or music director or church consultant83.3
Missing1116 
TOTAL244100.0
138) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD PREFER THEIR NEXT POSITION TO BE A SECULAR POSITION: What type of work would you like to do? (SECUTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related work, as a layperson511.1
2) Top professional817.8
3) Business executive, banker, large-business owner12.2
4) School teacher, social worker, engineer, pilot, librarian, newspaper editor, musician, artist (professional), military officer1840.0
5) Small-business owner, administrative personnel, insurance agent, semiprofessional, reporter, sheriff, actor, mortician, computer programmer, lab technician, photographer, travel agent, artist (non-professional)1022.2
6) Clerical worker, sales worker, owner of a little business, postal worker, police officer, salesperson, military (nonofficer)12.2
7) Farmer (owner)12.2
9) Unemployed, housewife, retired12.2
Missing1315 
TOTAL45100.0
139) Do you feel that you have adequate information about all church or church-related vacancies in which you might be interested? (CHRCHINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78661.1
2) No50038.9
Missing74 
TOTAL1286100.0
140) ASKED OF ALL RESPONDENTS EXCEPT UNITED METHODISTS: Are you presently using the placement services of your national denominational office handling clergy deployment; e.g., is your updated profile in this office? (PLACSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63562.2
2) No38637.8
Missing339 
TOTAL1021100.0
141) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY USING THE PLACEMENT SERVICES OF THEIR NATIONAL DENOMINATIONAL OFFICE HANDLING CLERGY DEPLOYMENTS: How helpful have you found the national office deployment services in getting you interviews at churches or an actual position? (OFICHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful13820.2
2) Somewhat helpful19228.2
3) Not very helpful15122.1
4) Of no help at all8111.9
5) Not sure8812.9
6) Not used324.7
Missing678 
TOTAL682100.0
142) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PRESENTLY USING THE PLACEMENT SERVICES OF THEIR NATIONAL DENOMINATIONAL OFFICE HANDLING CLERGY DEPLOYMENTS: Are you not using placement services because it is too much trouble? (HLPTRUBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57100.0
Missing1303 
TOTAL57100.0
143) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PRESENTLY USING THE PLACEMENT SERVICES OF THEIR NATIONAL DENOMINATIONAL OFFICE HANDLING CLERGY DEPLOYMENTS: Are you not using placement services because it is a waste of time? (HLPWASTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66100.0
Missing1294 
TOTAL66100.0
144) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PRESENTLY USING THE PLACEMENT SERVICES OF THEIR NATIONAL DENOMINATIONAL OFFICE HANDLING CLERGY DEPLOYMENTS: Are you not using placement services because you prefer to get jobs without the help of the national office? (HLPIGNOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57100.0
Missing1303 
TOTAL57100.0
145) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PRESENTLY USING THE PLACEMENT SERVICES OF THEIR NATIONAL DENOMINATIONAL OFFICE HANDLING CLERGY DEPLOYMENTS: Are you not using placement services for any of the following reasons? (HLPOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Don't trust national office and/or process, or like categories used246.3
2) Profiles still have to go through judicatory executive or parish calling committee who may not use them "right," or at all92.4
3) Churches find profiles too complicated to use, don't understand them61.6
4) Not presently looking21155.4
5) Prefer to go through regional office359.2
6) Regional and personal ties are also necessary5815.2
7) National service inefficient, incomplete, too slow, out of date as to parish openings174.5
8) Computer service is too mechanical or unresponsive112.9
9) Didn't know we had a national office for deployment102.6
Missing979 
TOTAL381100.0
146) Should you want another parish position, slightly better than the one you now have, how easy do you anticipate it would be to get? (EASYJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy13210.1
2) Somewhat easy41832.0
3) Somewhat difficult51639.5
4) Very difficult23918.3
Missing55 
TOTAL1305100.0
147) How willing would you be to relocate your residence 100 miles away from your present residence in order to take a new position? (WILLMOVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Quite willing71654.1
2) Willing if necessary30423.0
3) Rather stay here if possible15912.0
4) Definitely do not wish to move that far15211.5
Missing37 
TOTAL1331100.0
148) How easy or difficult do you find it to plan a career strategy (e.g., decide on what kinds of ministerial positions you will try to obtain 5, 10, 15, etc., years from now)? (PLANCRER)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy16012.4
2) Somewhat easy31324.2
3) Somewhat difficult44634.5
4) Very difficult28321.9
5) Don't try to plan574.4
6) Plan to retire352.7
Missing66 
TOTAL1294100.0
149) In a number of denominations, judicatory executives (e.g., bishops, presbyters, area ministers, etc.) often have informal, if not formal, power over which clergy can transfer into their area to accept a parish or other church-related position. To what extent do you anticipate such "executive discretion" negatively affecting your occupational mobility? (NEGPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal795.9
2) Quite a bit1007.5
3) Some29722.3
4) Little34926.3
5) Not at all50437.9
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
150) Suppose the most prestigious church of your denomination in your region called/appointed a woman as senior pastor. How would the majority of clergymen in your denomination in the region feel? (CLGYFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Resentful38529.6
2) Puzzled38929.9
3) Pleased37028.4
4) Divided, mixed644.9
5) Accepting, indifferent403.1
6) Intrigued181.4
7) Combination of puzzled and pleased352.7
Missing59 
TOTAL1301100.0
151) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Preaching sermons: (RATESERM)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective69051.3
2) Quite effective61645.8
3) Somewhat ineffective302.2
4) Do not do this80.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1344100.0
152) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Planning and leading worship: (RATEWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective75656.2
2) Quite effective55341.1
3) Somewhat ineffective171.3
4) Do not do this191.4
Missing15 
TOTAL1345100.0
153) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Managing the church budget: (RATEBUDG)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective24017.9
2) Quite effective51638.6
3) Somewhat ineffective20915.6
4) Do not do this37327.9
Missing22 
TOTAL1338100.0
154) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Teaching adults: (RATEADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective51638.5
2) Quite effective66049.2
3) Somewhat ineffective785.8
4) Do not do this876.5
Missing19 
TOTAL1341100.0
155) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Teaching children: (RATECHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective36227.1
2) Quite effective56242.0
3) Somewhat ineffective21215.8
4) Do not do this20215.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1338100.0
156) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Presiding over a meeting of a large group: (RATELGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective49236.7
2) Quite effective68351.0
3) Somewhat ineffective836.2
4) Do not do this826.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
157) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Crisis ministry: (RATECRSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective57242.7
2) Quite effective62546.6
3) Somewhat ineffective1148.5
4) Do not do this292.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
158) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Pastoral counseling: (RATECONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective41931.4
2) Quite effective72954.7
3) Somewhat ineffective15011.3
4) Do not do this352.6
Missing27 
TOTAL1333100.0
159) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Parish home and hospital visitation: (RATEHOSP)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective55041.2
2) Quite effective63247.3
3) Somewhat ineffective13410.0
4) Do not do this191.4
Missing25 
TOTAL1335100.0
160) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Organizing and motivating paid staff and volunteers to do the work of the parish: (RATEMOTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective25419.0
2) Quite effective69852.2
3) Somewhat ineffective30222.6
4) Do not do this836.2
Missing23 
TOTAL1337100.0
161) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Stimulating parishioners to engage in service to others outside the parish: (RATESERV)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective1319.9
2) Quite effective65149.2
3) Somewhat ineffective48336.5
4) Do not do this594.5
Missing36 
TOTAL1324100.0
162) How effective, on the whole, do you think you are with your present congregation in doing each of the following? -- Recruiting new members for the church: (RATERCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective19014.3
2) Quite effective66349.9
3) Somewhat ineffective37428.2
4) Do not do this1017.6
Missing32 
TOTAL1328100.0
163) Some pastors are more directive in their ministerial leadership style, preferring to make decisions on their own, typically. Others are more democratic, typically seeking the opinions of a number of others in the church on decisions to be made. On a 10-point scale ranging from 1 "directive" to 10 "democratic" on leadership style, what number would you give yourself? (DIRECTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Directive30.2
2) 2100.7
3) 3644.8
4) 414711.0
5) 518613.9
6) 614811.1
7) 725319.0
8) 835626.7
9) 91219.1
10) Democratic473.5
Missing25 
TOTAL1335100.0
164) Have you ever worked as an associate or assistant minister? (ASOCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78858.3
2) No56341.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1351100.0
165) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: To what extent was each of the following true of your relationship with the senior minister? -- The senior minister and I spent an hour or so discussing the ministry of the parish: (SNORTALK)
TOTAL%
1) Often45357.3
2) Sometimes17221.8
3) Rarely12615.9
4) Never394.9
Missing570 
TOTAL790100.0
166) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: To what extent was each of the following true of your relationship with the senior minister? -- The senior minister was overly critical of my work: (SNORCRTC)
TOTAL%
1) Often526.6
2) Sometimes11114.1
3) Rarely29637.6
4) Never32941.8
Missing572 
TOTAL788100.0
167) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: To what extent was each of the following true of your relationship with the senior minister? -- The senior minister was overly protective of me, not giving me sufficient critical feedback: (SNORPRTC)
TOTAL%
1) Often658.3
2) Sometimes18623.6
3) Rarely26733.9
4) Never26934.2
Missing573 
TOTAL787100.0
168) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: To what extent was each of the following true of your relationship with the senior minister? -- The senior minister made good suggestions about how I might improve my preaching, teaching or counseling: (SNORSUGT)
TOTAL%
1) Often13917.7
2) Sometimes27434.9
3) Rarely22128.1
4) Never15219.3
Missing574 
TOTAL786100.0
169) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: To what extent was each of the following true of your relationship with the senior minister? -- The senior minister felt threatened by me: (SNORTHRT)
TOTAL%
1) Often15720.1
2) Sometimes19524.9
3) Rarely17422.3
4) Never25632.7
Missing578 
TOTAL782100.0
170) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: For any conflict that occurred between you and the senior minister, how important were each of the following as factors in this conflict? -- Personality, value or style differences: (FITESTYL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36548.0
2) Somewhat important20727.2
3) Unimportant18824.7
Missing600 
TOTAL760100.0
171) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: For any conflict that occurred between you and the senior minister, how important were each of the following as factors in this conflict? -- Difficulties inherent in being the associate or assistant: (FITEASOC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important21027.8
2) Somewhat important29138.5
3) Unimportant25533.7
Missing604 
TOTAL756100.0
172) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE WORKED AS ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS: For any conflict that occurred between you and the senior minister, how important was the fact that you are a woman?: (FITEWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9024.3
2) Somewhat important9425.3
3) Unimportant18750.4
Missing989 
TOTAL371100.0
173) Outside of church services, how do you typically dress when you are visiting parishioners or attending community and church social events -- On such occasions do you wear a clerical collar? (WEARCOLR)
TOTAL%
1) Usually19714.6
2) Sometimes16212.0
3) Never/almost never98673.3
Missing15 
TOTAL1345100.0
174) Outside of church services, how do you typically dress when you are visiting parishioners or attending community and church social events -- Do you ever make an effort to change your style of dress in a way that might appeal more to certain types of people, e.g., young vs. old? (CHNGDRES)
TOTAL%
1) Usually23617.7
2) Sometimes52239.1
3) Never/almost never57743.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1335100.0
175) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the past year? -- I felt accepted, liked and appreciated by most of this congregation: (CONGLIKE)
TOTAL%
1) Usually121390.7
2) Sometimes1168.7
3) Never/almost never90.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1338100.0
176) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I was having trouble with one or more of the lay leaders in the parish: (TRUBLLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Usually13610.3
2) Sometimes54841.5
3) Never/almost never63748.2
Missing39 
TOTAL1321100.0
177) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I was able to maintain a separation between my ministerial duties and my private life: (DIVDLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Usually63347.5
2) Sometimes48136.1
3) Never/almost never22016.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1334100.0
178) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I felt lonely and isolated: (LONELY)
TOTAL%
1) Usually1279.6
2) Sometimes64048.2
3) Never/almost never56042.2
Missing33 
TOTAL1327100.0
179) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I had sufficient money to live comfortably: (ENUFMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Usually87966.1
2) Sometimes30923.3
3) Never/almost never14110.6
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
180) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I felt bored and frustrated by the limits of this parish job, resources or people: (BORED)
TOTAL%
1) Usually1158.6
2) Sometimes51038.3
3) Never/almost never70753.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1332100.0
181) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I felt physically healthy and energetic: (HEALTHY)
TOTAL%
1) Usually107580.4
2) Sometimes23717.7
3) Never/almost never251.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1337100.0
182) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I felt I was really accomplishing things in my ministry: (ACMPLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Usually77158.0
2) Sometimes51838.9
3) Never/almost never413.1
Missing30 
TOTAL1330100.0
183) How true of you have each of the following statements been in the last year? -- I thought seriously about leaving the parish ministry for some other kind of work: (LEAVEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Usually947.1
2) Sometimes34025.7
3) Never/almost never88867.2
Missing38 
TOTAL1322100.0
184) How do you prefer most people in your congregation address you? (ADRESSAS)
TOTAL%
1) By your first name75956.9
2) By your clerical title14510.9
3) By a general title (Miss, Mrs., Mr., Ms.)171.3
4) Do not care one way or the other32024.0
5) First name and/or clerical title775.8
6) First name and/or general title171.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1335100.0
185) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? PARISHIONERS -- Businessmen, executives: (GETEXECS)
TOTAL%
1) Very well77760.0
2) Satisfactorily49438.1
3) Not very well251.9
Missing64 
TOTAL1296100.0
186) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? PARISHIONERS -- Professionals (doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc.): (GETPROFS)
TOTAL%
1) Very well101677.7
2) Satisfactorily28321.7
3) Not very well80.6
Missing53 
TOTAL1307100.0
187) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? PARISHIONERS - Blue-collar and/or farm workers: (GETBLUCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well85666.3
2) Satisfactorily41432.0
3) Not very well221.7
Missing68 
TOTAL1292100.0
188) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? PARISHIONERS -- Elderly men: (GETOLDMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well99474.5
2) Satisfactorily32424.3
3) Not very well161.2
Missing26 
TOTAL1334100.0
189) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? PARISHIONERS -- Elderly women: (GETOLDWN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well107180.0
2) Satisfactorily25318.9
3) Not very well151.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1339100.0
190) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? PARISHIONERS -- Middle-aged men: (GETMIDMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well81961.1
2) Satisfactorily49937.2
3) Not very well231.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1341100.0
191) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? PARISHIONERS -- Middle-aged women: (GETMIDWN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well85564.0
2) Satisfactorily44133.0
3) Not very well392.9
Missing25 
TOTAL1335100.0
192) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? NONPARISHIONERS IN THE COMMUNITY -- Local community officials and leaders: (GETLOFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very well67253.3
2) Satisfactorily55944.3
3) Not very well302.4
Missing99 
TOTAL1261100.0
193) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? NONPARISHIONERS IN THE COMMUNITY -- Ministers of other denominations: (GETPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well72654.6
2) Satisfactorily53440.2
3) Not very well705.3
Missing30 
TOTAL1330100.0
194) During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? NONPARISHIONERS IN THE COMMUNITY -- Ministers of your own denomination: (GETMNSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well89366.8
2) Satisfactorily41731.2
3) Not very well272.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1337100.0
195) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WOMEN: During your time in parish ministry, how well have you generally gotten along with the following types of people? NONPARISHIONERS IN THE COMMUNITY -- Ministers' wives: (GETWIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Very well25141.0
2) Satisfactorily31050.7
3) Not very well518.3
Missing748 
TOTAL612100.0
196) For any conflicts or continuing difficulties you may have had with laypersons in your congregation, how important were/are each of the following as factors in this conflict or difficulty? -- Differences in theology, attitudes or values: (FITETHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Important60145.7
2) Somewhat important47235.9
3) Unimportant24118.3
Missing46 
TOTAL1314100.0
197) For any conflicts or continuing difficulties you may have had with laypersons in your congregation, how important were/are each of the following as factors in this conflict or difficulty? -- Misconceptions about your intentions or actions: (FITEINTD)
TOTAL%
1) Important47236.0
2) Somewhat important54741.8
3) Unimportant29122.2
Missing50 
TOTAL1310100.0
198) For any conflicts or continuing difficulties you may have had with laypersons in your congregation, how important were/are each of the following as factors in this conflict or difficulty? -- If ever associate/assistant minister, the fact that you were not the senior minister: (FITEASOC2)
TOTAL%
1) Important11014.6
2) Somewhat important23731.3
3) Unimportant45560.2
Missing604 
TOTAL802100.0
199) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WOMEN: For any conflicts or continuing difficulties you may have had with laypersons in your congregation, how important were/are each of the following as factors in this conflict or difficulty? -- The fact that you are a woman: (FITEWOMN2)
TOTAL%
1) Important16143.4
2) Somewhat important20956.3
3) Unimportant22761.2
Missing989 
TOTAL597100.0
200) How many years have you been an official member, or on the rolls of, this judicatory? (YRSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) 20.1
1) 1067.9
2) 13810.3
3) 1269.4
4) 1279.5
5) 1118.3
6) 745.5
7) 745.5
8) 675.0
9) 352.6
10) 594.4
11) 292.2
12) 302.2
13) 261.9
14) 231.7
15) 272.0
16) 241.8
17) 171.3
18) 211.6
19) 80.6
20) 392.9
21) 141.0
22) 131.0
23) 100.7
24) 60.4
25) 231.7
26) 110.8
27) 90.7
28) 191.4
29) 40.3
30) 131.0
31) 30.2
32) 40.3
33) 60.4
34) 50.4
35) 80.6
36) 20.1
37) 40.3
38) 40.3
40) 20.1
41) 20.1
44) 30.2
45) 10.1
50) 10.1
56) 10.1
60) 10.1
63) 20.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1334100.0
201) Approximately how many clergy are members of this judicatory? (JUDCLRGY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1239297.061519
202) Of the clergy members in this judicatory, approximately how many are fully ordained women? (JUDWOMEN)
TOTAL%
0) 312.7
1) 756.5
2) 938.0
3) 12811.0
4) 675.8
5) 1008.6
6) 574.9
7) 353.0
8) 474.0
9) 141.2
10) 12210.5
11) 100.9
12) 413.5
13) 60.5
14) 30.3
15) 595.1
16) 100.9
17) 20.2
18) 70.6
20) 796.8
21) 10.1
22) 10.1
25) 332.8
27) 10.1
28) 40.3
29) 30.3
30) 373.2
31) 10.1
32) 30.3
33) 20.2
35) 110.9
36) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 181.5
45) 40.3
49) 10.1
50) 171.5
53) 10.1
55) 20.2
60) 110.9
63) 10.1
65) 30.3
70) 30.3
75) 60.5
90) 10.1
99) 90.8
Missing198 
TOTAL1162100.0
203) Are you unsure about how many fully ordained women are members of your judicatory? (JUDSURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140100.0
Missing1220 
TOTAL140100.0
204) About how many clergy do you talk with regularly (at least once a month) in total? (CLRGYTLK)
TOTAL%
0) 90.7
1) 312.4
2) 534.0
3) 665.0
4) 604.6
5) 937.1
6) 876.6
7) 221.7
8) 463.5
9) 90.7
10) 19915.1
11) 40.3
12) 1007.6
13) 50.4
14) 50.4
15) 1289.7
16) 10.1
17) 40.3
18) 60.5
19) 10.1
20) 14611.1
21) 10.1
22) 30.2
24) 60.5
25) 725.5
26) 10.1
28) 10.1
30) 775.8
34) 10.1
35) 161.2
36) 20.2
40) 211.6
45) 20.2
48) 10.1
50) 292.2
52) 20.2
55) 10.1
56) 10.1
60) 30.2
75) 20.2
85) 10.1
Missing42 
TOTAL1318100.0
205) Of the clergy you talk to, how many are women clergy? (TLKWOMEN)
TOTAL%
0) 37331.3
1) 32227.0
2) 20917.5
3) 1028.5
4) 403.4
5) 413.4
6) 342.8
7) 100.8
8) 161.3
9) 20.2
10) 171.4
11) 20.2
12) 90.8
15) 110.9
20) 10.1
21) 10.1
24) 10.1
25) 10.1
35) 10.1
Missing167 
TOTAL1193100.0
206) Are you a member of any support/colleague/study group(s) of clergy? (MEMBGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91870.1
2) No39229.9
Missing50 
TOTAL1310100.0
207) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SUPPORT/COLLEAGUE/STUDY GROUP(S) OF CLERGY: Are you a member of a clergy colleague/study group in your local area? (LOCALGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes813100.0
Missing547 
TOTAL813100.0
208) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SUPPORT/COLLEAGUE/STUDY GROUP(S) OF CLERGY: Are you a member of a clergy colleague/study group in your local area involving only your denomination? (DENOMGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes502100.0
Missing858 
TOTAL502100.0
209) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SUPPORT/COLLEAGUE/STUDY GROUP(S) OF CLERGY: Are you a member of a clergy colleague/study group in your local area that is ecumenical? (ECUMNGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes516100.0
Missing844 
TOTAL516100.0
210) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SUPPORT/COLLEAGUE/STUDY GROUP(S) OF CLERGY: Are you a member of a national clergy colleague/study group? (NTLGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes129100.0
Missing1231 
TOTAL129100.0
211) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SUPPORT/COLLEAGUE/STUDY GROUP(S) OF CLERGY: Are you a member of a national clergy colleague/study group made up of your denomination only? (NTLDNGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes109100.0
Missing1251 
TOTAL109100.0
212) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SUPPORT/COLLEAGUE/STUDY GROUP(S) OF CLERGY: Are you a member of a national clergy colleague/study group that is ecumenical? (NTLECGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51100.0
Missing1309 
TOTAL51100.0
213) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SUPPORT/COLLEAGUE/STUDY GROUP(S) OF CLERGY: Are you a member of any other type of clergy colleague/study group? (OTHERGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes213100.0
Missing1147 
TOTAL213100.0
214) Are you a member of any interest, social or political group(s) composed of secular professionals and academics, as well as clergy (which is not just for people in your parish)? (SECULGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68552.4
2) No62247.6
Missing53 
TOTAL1307100.0
215) How many different ongoing groups do you belong to with which you meet at least once a year? (YRMETGRP)
TOTAL%
0) 514.0
1) 755.9
2) 17113.4
3) 23518.4
4) 18714.6
5) 16713.0
6) 1279.9
7) 403.1
8) 493.8
9) 110.9
10) 745.8
11) 20.2
12) 342.7
13) 10.1
14) 10.1
15) 231.8
17) 10.1
20) 141.1
23) 20.2
25) 60.5
30) 40.3
40) 10.1
50) 20.2
51) 10.1
90) 10.1
Missing80 
TOTAL1280100.0
216) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WOMEN: Are you a member of any colleague, professional or interest group composed only of, or predominantly of, women? (WOMENGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34756.6
2) No26643.4
Missing747 
TOTAL613100.0
217) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: To how many of such groups do you belong to? (NUMWNGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 19464.2
2) 7625.2
3) 206.6
4) 103.3
5) 10.3
6) 10.3
Missing1058 
TOTAL302100.0
218) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: Is this group a local group? (WNLCLGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes159100.0
Missing1201 
TOTAL159100.0
219) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: Is this group a regional group? (WNREGGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes126100.0
Missing1234 
TOTAL126100.0
220) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: Is this group a national group? (WNNTLGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes123100.0
Missing1237 
TOTAL123100.0
221) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: Is this group composed only of clergy? (WNCLGGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147100.0
Missing1213 
TOTAL147100.0
222) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: Is this group composed of both lay and clergy members? (WNLAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes213100.0
Missing1147 
TOTAL213100.0
223) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: Is this group composed only of members of your denomination? (WNDNMGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes181100.0
Missing1179 
TOTAL181100.0
224) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF COLLEAGUE, PROFESSIONAL OR INTEREST GROUPS COMPOSED ONLY, OR PREDOMINANTLY, OF WOMEN: Is this group ecumenical? (WNECMGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes175100.0
Missing1185 
TOTAL175100.0
225) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WOMEN: Do you think an all-woman professional support and/or interest group is something that clergywomen should seek to join or to establish? (WNGRPOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36561.1
2) Perhaps16427.5
3) No6811.4
Missing763 
TOTAL597100.0
226) How frequently have you talked with the executive of your judicatory (bishop, synod president, conference minister, executive presbyter, district superintendent, area minister, etc.) in the past two months? (EXECTALK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all20015.0
2) 1 or 2 times51138.3
3) 3 or 4 times31923.9
4) 5 or more times30522.8
Missing25 
TOTAL1335100.0
227) About how well do you know the executive of your judicatory (bishop, synod president, conference minister, executive presbyter, district superintendent, area minister, etc.)? (EXECKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Very well42631.9
2) Quite well37628.1
3) Fairly well36227.1
4) Not very well17312.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1337100.0
228) How supportive or helpful to you has the executive of your judicatory or a member of his/her staff been in each of the following areas? -- Professional or ministerial career concerns of yours: (EXECARER)
TOTAL%
1) Quite helpful58644.4
2) Somewhat helpful29222.1
3) Of little help15711.9
4) Help not asked/needed28521.6
Missing40 
TOTAL1320100.0
229) How supportive or helpful to you has the executive of your judicatory or a member of his/her staff been in each of the following areas? -- Problems in/with your church: (EXECPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Quite helpful43933.5
2) Somewhat helpful26920.5
3) Of little help14310.9
4) Help not asked/needed46135.1
Missing48 
TOTAL1312100.0
230) How supportive or helpful to you has the executive of your judicatory or a member of his/her staff been in each of the following areas? -- Personal matters: (EXECPRSL)
TOTAL%
1) Quite helpful28621.9
2) Somewhat helpful18414.1
3) Of little help1299.9
4) Help not asked/needed70654.1
Missing55 
TOTAL1305100.0
231) Has the executive of your judicatory or a member of his/her staff been supportive or helpful to you in other areas? (EXECOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes239100.0
Missing1121 
TOTAL239100.0
232) Are you a member of any judicatory commissions or committees? (MEMBCOMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, presently99074.1
2) No, but have been22216.6
3) No, have never been1249.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1336100.0
233) ASKED ONLY OF WOMEN RESPONDENTS: If you are or have ever been a member of a judicatory commission or committee, what generally has been the response of any laywomen members of this committee to you? (WNRESPND)
TOTAL%
1) Good45582.6
2) Fair488.7
3) Poor91.6
4) No laywomen on the committee397.1
Missing809 
TOTAL551100.0
234) Would you be willing to be a clergy supervisor to a woman seminarian or intern in your church next year? (ADVISWMN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes111284.1
2) Maybe13810.4
3) No735.5
Missing37 
TOTAL1323100.0
235) Comments from respondents regarding the supervision of women seminarians or interns: (COMINTRN)
TOTAL%
1) I have supervised women in the past.17580.6
2) I am now supervising a woman seminarian or intern.4219.4
Missing1143 
TOTAL217100.0
236) In handling conflicts among/with parishioners, how likely are you to turn to each of the following for assistance and/or advice? -- One or more parishioners in your church: (TRNLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Quite likely70953.1
2) Somewhat likely41431.0
3) Unlikely21115.8
Missing26 
TOTAL1334100.0
237) In handling conflicts among/with parishioners, how likely are you to turn to each of the following for assistance and/or advice? -- One or more staff in your church: (TRNSTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Quite likely57449.9
2) Somewhat likely22619.6
3) Unlikely35130.5
Missing209 
TOTAL1151100.0
238) In handling conflicts among/with parishioners, how likely are you to turn to each of the following for assistance and/or advice? -- Your spouse, other family member or housemate: (TRNSPOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Quite likely77659.4
2) Somewhat likely23117.7
3) Unlikely30023.0
Missing53 
TOTAL1307100.0
239) In handling conflicts among/with parishioners, how likely are you to turn to each of the following for assistance and/or advice? -- One or more clergy persons at other churches: (TRNCLRGY)
TOTAL%
1) Quite likely48336.2
2) Somewhat likely50637.9
3) Unlikely34525.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1334100.0
240) In handling conflicts among/with parishioners, how likely are you to turn to each of the following for assistance and/or advice? -- Close friends or friends outside this church, not in this ministry: (TRNFRIND)
TOTAL%
1) Quite likely28221.4
2) Somewhat likely30723.3
3) Unlikely72855.3
Missing43 
TOTAL1317100.0
241) In handling conflicts among/with parishioners, how likely are you to turn to each of the following for assistance and/or advice? -- Your denominational executive of your area: (TRNEXEC)
TOTAL%
1) Quite likely40230.8
2) Somewhat likely51439.4
3) Unlikely39029.9
Missing54 
TOTAL1306100.0
242) In handling conflicts among/with parishioners, how likely are you to turn to each of the following for assistance and/or advice? -- Some other person: (TRNOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Quite likely8366.4
2) Somewhat likely2721.6
3) Unlikely1512.0
Missing1235 
TOTAL125100.0
243) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD TURN TO SOME OTHER PERSON IN HANDLING CONFLICTS AMONG/WITH PARISHIONERS: Which of the following people would you turn to? (TRNPEOPL)
TOTAL%
1) Seminary professor1212.1
2) Counselor, clinical pastoral education supervisor3838.4
3) Close friends from seminary or in ministry but far away3131.3
4) Former pastor, pastoral mentor1212.1
5) Clergywomen66.1
Missing1261 
TOTAL99100.0
244) What is your present marital status? (MARYSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married100275.7
2) Single/never married22517.0
3) Widowed181.4
4) Divorced/separated785.9
Missing37 
TOTAL1323100.0
245) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is this your first marriage? (FRSTMARY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90490.6
2) No949.4
Missing362 
TOTAL998100.0
246) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How long have you been married to your present spouse? (YRSMARY)
TOTAL%
1) 191.9
2) 302.9
3) 363.5
4) 292.8
5) 434.2
6) 454.4
7) 373.6
8) 353.4
9) 313.0
10) 424.1
11) 343.3
12) 323.1
13) 282.7
14) 222.2
15) 333.2
16) 333.2
17) 262.6
18) 242.4
19) 171.7
20) 252.5
21) 222.2
22) 161.6
23) 323.1
24) 202.0
25) 282.7
26) 161.6
27) 252.5
28) 161.6
29) 141.4
30) 353.4
31) 212.1
32) 252.5
33) 232.3
34) 161.6
35) 161.6
36) 141.4
37) 141.4
38) 111.1
39) 70.7
40) 111.1
41) 50.5
42) 20.2
43) 30.3
44) 10.1
45) 10.1
47) 10.1
48) 10.1
56) 10.1
57) 10.1
Missing341 
TOTAL1019100.0
247) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Overall, how resentful is your spouse of the time and energy you invest in your ministerial work? (SPOUSMAD)
TOTAL%
1) Never or rarely55654.7
2) Sometimes resentful42641.9
3) Frequently resentful353.4
Missing343 
TOTAL1017100.0
248) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your spouse employed? (SPSEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) No27226.9
2) Yes, fulltime49448.9
3) Yes, part time24524.2
Missing349 
TOTAL1011100.0
249) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your spouse also ordained? (SPSEORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22121.9
2) No63963.2
Missing349 
TOTAL860100.0
250) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE SPOUSES ARE ALSO ORDAINED: Is your spouse: (SPSEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) A minister in your church?10855.7
2) A minister in another church?6030.9
3) Working in a nonchurch setting?2613.4
Missing1166 
TOTAL194100.0
251) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE SPOUSES ARE NOT ORDAINED: What is the occupation of your spouse? (SPSEOCCU)
TOTAL%
1) Church work, not ordained30.6
2) Top professional346.4
3) Business executive, banker, large-business owner101.9
4) School teacher, social worker, engineer, pilot, librarian, newspaper editor, musician, artist (professional), military officer23543.9
5) Small-business owner, administrative personnel, insurance agent, semiprofessional, reporter, sheriff, actor, mortician, computer programmer, lab technician, photographer, travel agent, artist (non-professional)14026.2
6) Clerical worker, sales worker, owner of a little business, postal worker, police officer, salesperson, military (nonofficer)6512.1
7) Farmer (owner)40.7
8) Skilled manual laborer, fireman, machinist, hairdresser, carpenter142.6
9) Unemployed, housewife, not in labor force, student305.6
Missing825 
TOTAL535100.0
252) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: As far as you can gather, how does your spouse's occupation affect your parishioners' view of you? (SPSEVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Respect me more34243.7
2) Respect me less60.8
3) Feel sorry for me151.9
4) Do not care38148.7
5) Other384.9
Missing578 
TOTAL782100.0
253) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Whose career goals actually seem to take priority when either of you are considering a position(s)? (WHOPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) My own39649.8
2) My spouse's658.2
3) Both equally33442.0
Missing565 
TOTAL795100.0
254) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How active is your spouse in the church? (SPSEACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active62662.2
2) Somewhat active26626.4
3) Rather inactive11411.3
Missing354 
TOTAL1006100.0
255) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How do the majority of the parishioners feel about this degree of your spouse's participation in your church? (SPSEPART)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied55255.9
2) Satisfied33033.4
3) Mixed in response or ambivalent929.3
4) Dissatisfied131.3
Missing373 
TOTAL987100.0
256) Do you have any natural or adopted children? (HAVEKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91269.5
2) No40130.5
Missing47 
TOTAL1313100.0
257) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WITH CHILDREN: How many children do you have? (AMTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) 14415.7
2) 32535.5
3) 22925.0
4) 16017.5
5) 323.5
6) 111.2
7) 70.8
8) 30.3
9) 40.4
Missing445 
TOTAL915100.0
258) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WITH CHILDREN: How many of your children are under age 18? (KIDSLT18)
TOTAL%
0) 19724.2
1) 23328.7
2) 25231.0
3) 10112.4
4) 263.2
5) 20.2
6) 10.1
8) 10.1
Missing547 
TOTAL813100.0
259) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WITH CHILDREN: Were any of your children under the age of 10 while you had a full-time ministerial position? (KID10MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75684.8
2) No13014.6
3) Part-time position50.6
Missing469 
TOTAL891100.0
260) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WITH CHILDREN WHO WERE UNDER AGE 10 WHEN PARENT HAD FULL-TIME MINISTERIAL POSITION: How difficult was it for you to carry on a full-time ministry when your children were this young? (KIDFCLTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very difficult719.2
2) Somewhat difficult26434.3
3) Relatively easy43556.5
Missing590 
TOTAL770100.0
261) Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16914.1
2) No102885.9
Missing163 
TOTAL1197100.0
262) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN DIVORCED: Has (or did) your divorced status affect your ability to get a parish position? (DIVPARSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4731.1
2) No8858.3
3) Have not tried since divorce to get a parish position1610.6
Missing1209 
TOTAL151100.0
263) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN DIVORCED: To what extent was this divorce caused by the conflicts over the time taken (or the nature of) your ministerial work? (DIVWORK)
TOTAL%
1) To a great extent2012.3
2) To some extent3823.5
3) Not related at all10263.0
4) Do not know21.2
Missing1198 
TOTAL162100.0
264) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SINGLE, WIDOWED OR DIVORCED: Are there any adults who live with you? (ADLTLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6520.2
2) No25779.8
Missing1038 
TOTAL322100.0
265) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT MARRIED AND WHO LIVE WITH OTHER ADULT(S): Are they (or is this person): (WHOLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Relative(s)2338.3
2) Nonrelative(s)3558.3
3) Both23.3
Missing1300 
TOTAL60100.0
266) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT MARRIED AND WHO LIVE WITH AN ADULT(S): Is this person (or persons) a source of support to you? (SUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a source of great support3863.3
2) Yes, some support1321.7
3) Of little or no support915.0
Missing1300 
TOTAL60100.0
267) Do you live in a house provided by the church? (CHRCHOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71953.5
2) No62546.5
Missing16 
TOTAL1344100.0
268) Do you own your own house or vacation home? (OWNHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65649.5
2) No66950.5
Missing35 
TOTAL1325100.0
269) What is the cash salary paid you by the parish per year? (CASHPAID)
TOTAL%
10000) 30823.2
12500) 56742.8
17500) 26820.2
21000) 18213.7
Missing35 
TOTAL1325100.0
270) Do you earn income from sources other than this parish? (OTHRINCM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41331.2
2) No90968.8
Missing38 
TOTAL1322100.0
271) What is your total family income before taxes per year? (TOTLINCM)
TOTAL%
1) $15,000 or under34125.6
2) $15,000-$24,00053640.3
3) $25,000-$34,00029622.3
4) $35,000 or over15711.8
Missing30 
TOTAL1330100.0
272) How likely is it that you will have sufficient income after you retire to live comfortably? (LIVCOMFY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely33325.4
2) Somewhat likely60245.9
3) Somewhat unlikely25719.6
4) Very unlikely1199.1
Missing49 
TOTAL1311100.0
273) There are a number of possible ways in which a local congregation may respond to public issues involving matters of morality and social justice. For each of the following, would you please indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings or opinions, or disagree. -- My congregation should not involve itself with social and political matters; rather, it should concentrate on bringing people to Christ. (CNGCHRST)
TOTAL%
1) Agree443.3
2) Mixed24118.0
3) Disagree105678.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1341100.0
274) There are a number of possible ways in which a local congregation may respond to public issues involving matters of morality and social justice. For each of the following, would you please indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings or opinions, or disagree. -- My congregation should organize itself into study-action groups to deal with issues that affect: Personal morality and human sexuality. (CNGSXUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree81060.7
2) Mixed41030.7
3) Disagree1148.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1334100.0
275) There are a number of possible ways in which a local congregation may respond to public issues involving matters of morality and social justice. For each of the following, would you please indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings or opinions, or disagree. -- My congregation should organize itself into study-action groups to deal with issues that affect: Who should be elected to political office. (CNGPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree39529.7
2) Mixed46735.1
3) Disagree46835.2
Missing30 
TOTAL1330100.0
276) There are a number of possible ways in which a local congregation may respond to public issues involving matters of morality and social justice. For each of the following, would you please indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings or opinions, or disagree. -- My congregation should organize itself into study-action groups to deal with issues that affect: Equal rights for women. (CNGWNRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree85464.2
2) Mixed35326.5
3) Disagree1249.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1331100.0
277) There are a number of possible ways in which a local congregation may respond to public issues involving matters of morality and social justice. For each of the following, would you please indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings or opinions, or disagree. -- My congregation should organize itself into study-action groups to deal with issues that affect equal rights for blacks and other minorities. (CNGBLAKS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree93770.5
2) Mixed30623.0
3) Disagree876.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1330100.0
278) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- I would be pleased if I had a son who wanted to be a parish minister. (SONMINSR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree98773.4
2) Mixed31123.1
3) Disagree463.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1344100.0
279) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- I would be pleased if I had a daughter who wanted to be a parish minister. (DAUGTMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree92468.9
2) Mixed34625.8
3) Disagree725.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1342100.0
280) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- More women should be ordained to full ministerial status in my denomination. (MOREWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree92869.3
2) Mixed32023.9
3) Disagree926.9
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
281) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- My congregation should appoint/elect an equal number of laywomen to laymen on the parish governing board. (GVRNWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree88766.0
2) Mixed25018.6
3) Disagree20615.3
Missing17 
TOTAL1343100.0
282) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- If a ministerial vacancy should occur in my congregation (or finances permit an additional minister to be hired), the search committee should actively seek a woman candidate. (SEEKWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree50137.5
2) Mixed46734.9
3) Disagree36927.6
Missing23 
TOTAL1337100.0
283) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- Women, whether lay or clergy, do not hold positions or influence in this area (region) comparable to lay and clergy men of my denomination. (FEWWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree75156.5
2) Mixed17613.2
3) Disagree40230.2
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
284) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- Inclusive language should be used in church publications and services. (INCVLANG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree92769.1
2) Mixed28020.9
3) Disagree13410.0
Missing19 
TOTAL1341100.0
285) Indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- There should be more women in executive staff positions in regional and national offices of my denomination. (MOREWOMN2)
TOTAL%
1) Agree87765.4
2) Mixed33424.9
3) Disagree1289.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1339100.0
286) Please now indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- I think I have a promising future in my denomination. (GOODFUTR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree94971.4
2) Mixed30723.1
3) Disagree735.5
Missing31 
TOTAL1329100.0
287) Please now indicate whether you agree, have mixed feelings about, or disagree with each of the following statements about clergy and the church. -- The ordained ministry still carries prestige and dignity that no other profession shares. (MINPRSTG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree37528.0
2) Mixed53039.6
3) Disagree43532.5
Missing20 
TOTAL1340100.0
288) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
0) Male73454.0
1) Female62646.0
TOTAL1360100.0
289) I-MARIT: What is your present marital status? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARIT)
TOTAL%
1) Married100275.7
2) Single/never married22517.0
3) Widowed181.4
4) Divorced/separated785.9
Missing37 
TOTAL1323100.0
290) I-INCOME: What is your total family income before taxes per year? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $15,000 or under34125.6
2) $15,000-$24,00053640.3
3) $25,000-$34,00029622.3
4) $35,000 or over15711.8
Missing30 
TOTAL1330100.0
291) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 26-5344332.7
2) Age 36-4536827.2
3) Age 46-5530622.6
4) Age 56-6520415.1
5) 66 and older332.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1354100.0