U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Leader Survey

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LEAVESEC

During the past year, how often have you: seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation?
  1) Very often
  2) Fairly often
  3) Once in a while
  4) Never

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Very often 7 2% 2% -4.1
Fairly often 12 3.4% 5.4% -2.55
Once in a while 79 22.5% 27.9% -1
Never 253 72.1% 100% .55

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Under 40 years old 40 to 49 years old 50 to 59 years old 60 years or older TOTAL
Very often 2.6%
1
3.3%
2
3.0%
4
0.0%
0
2.0%
7
Fairly often 2.6%
1
4.9%
3
3.7%
5
2.6%
3
3.4%
12
Once in a while 18.4%
7
19.7%
12
27.6%
37
20.0%
23
22.7%
79
Never 76.3%
29
72.1%
44
65.7%
88
77.4%
89
71.8%
250
TOTAL 100.0%
38
100.0%
61
100.0%
134
100.0%
115

348


Education (I-EDUC)

Completed high school Trade certificate Associate degree Bachelor's degree from a university or college Master's, doctorate or other graduate degree TOTAL
Very often 0.00%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
3
3.3%
4
2.0%
7
Fairly often 0.00%
0
0.0%
0
33.3%
1
2.7%
6
4.2%
5
3.4%
12
Once in a while 0.00%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
22.2%
49
25.0%
30
22.6%
79
Never 0.00%
0
100.0%
6
66.7%
2
73.8%
163
67.5%
81
72.0%
252
TOTAL 100.0%
0
100.0%
6
100.0%
3
100.0%
221
100.0%
120

350


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very often 1.9%
5
2.2%
2
2.0%
7
Fairly often 4.6%
12
0.0%
0
3.4%
12
Once in a while 23.9%
62
18.9%
17
22.6%
79
Never 69.5%
180
78.9%
71
71.9%
251
TOTAL 100.0%
259
100.0%
90

349


Theology (I-THEOLOGY)

Very conservative Conservative Right in the middle Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very often 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
4.3%
5
4.3%
1
2.0%
7
Fairly often 11.1%
1
3.8%
3
5.1%
6
1.7%
2
0.0%
0
3.5%
12
Once in a while 22.2%
2
21.3%
17
16.9%
20
25.6%
30
39.1%
9
22.5%
78
Never 66.7%
6
75.0%
60
77.1%
91
68.4%
80
56.5%
13
72.0%
250
TOTAL 100.0%
9
100.0%
80
100.0%
118
100.0%
117
100.0%
23

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