U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Methodist Church Leader Survey

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FUTDIREC

Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (Q57)
  1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past
  2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions
  3) We are currently deciding on new directions
  4) We are currently moving in new directions
  5) We need to rethink where we are heading
  6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful
  7) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past 2 1.5% 1.5% -2.76
We are faithfully maintaining past directions 6 4.5% 6% -1.8
We are currently deciding on new directions 42 31.3% 37.3% -.83
We are currently moving in new directions 52 38.8% 76.1% .14
We need to rethink where we are heading 24 17.9% 94% 1.1
Our future is very unclear or doubtful 7 5.2% 99.3% 2.07
Don't know 1 .7% 100% 3.04

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-59 60 or more TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past 10.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
We are faithfully maintaining past directions 5.3%
1
0.0%
0
4.9%
3
6.1%
2
4.5%
6
We are currently deciding on new directions 21.1%
4
21.1%
4
32.8%
20
42.4%
14
31.8%
42
We are currently moving in new directions 47.4%
9
52.6%
10
41.0%
25
21.2%
7
38.6%
51
We need to rethink where we are heading 15.8%
3
21.1%
4
18.0%
11
15.2%
5
17.4%
23
Our future is very unclear or doubtful 0.0%
0
5.3%
1
3.3%
2
12.1%
4
5.3%
7
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.0%
1
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
19
100.0%
19
100.0%
61
100.0%
33

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Education (I-EDUC)

Completed high school, Trade certificate, or Associate degree Bachelor's degree from a university or college Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past 0.0%
0
2.9%
2
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
We are faithfully maintaining past directions 0.0%
0
1.5%
1
9.6%
5
4.5%
6
We are currently deciding on new directions 30.8%
4
29.4%
20
34.6%
18
31.6%
42
We are currently moving in new directions 15.4%
2
51.5%
35
28.8%
15
39.1%
52
We need to rethink where we are heading 38.5%
5
11.8%
8
19.2%
10
17.3%
23
Our future is very unclear or doubtful 15.4%
2
2.9%
2
5.8%
3
5.3%
7
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.9%
1
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
13
100.0%
68
100.0%
52

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past 2.2%
2
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
We are faithfully maintaining past directions 6.7%
6
0.0%
0
4.5%
6
We are currently deciding on new directions 32.2%
29
31.0%
13
31.8%
42
We are currently moving in new directions 37.8%
34
40.5%
17
38.6%
51
We need to rethink where we are heading 16.7%
15
19.0%
8
17.4%
23
Our future is very unclear or doubtful 4.4%
4
7.1%
3
5.3%
7
Don't know 0.0%
0
2.4%
1
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
90
100.0%
42

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