U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Methodist Leaders

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Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership.
  1) In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity.
  2) Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity. 65 37.6% 37.6% -1.28
Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church. 108 62.4% 100% .77

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity. 32.1%
42
56.1%
23
37.8%
65
Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church. 67.9%
89
43.9%
18
62.2%
107
TOTAL 100.0%
131
100.0%
41

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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
In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity. 25.0%
1
50.0%
1
75.0%
3
37.2%
29
37.8%
31
38.2%
65
Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church. 75.0%
3
50.0%
1
25.0%
1
62.8%
49
62.2%
51
61.8%
105
TOTAL 100.0%
4
100.0%
2
100.0%
4
100.0%
78
100.0%
82

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Never married In first marriage Divorced or separated Widowed Remarried after death of spouse Remarried after divorce TOTAL
In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity. 70.0%
7
36.8%
39
38.5%
5
50.0%
1
25.0%
1
32.4%
12
37.8%
65
Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church. 30.0%
3
63.2%
67
61.5%
8
50.0%
1
75.0%
3
67.6%
25
62.2%
107
TOTAL 100.0%
10
100.0%
106
100.0%
13
100.0%
2
100.0%
4
100.0%
37

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Household income (I-INCOME)

None Less than 25K 25K-49,999 50K-99,999 100K or more TOTAL
In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity. 0.0%
0
36.6%
15
40.7%
44
27.8%
5
100.0%
1
38.2%
65
Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church. 100.0%
2
63.4%
26
59.3%
64
72.2%
13
0.0%
0
61.8%
105
TOTAL 100.0%
2
100.0%
41
100.0%
108
100.0%
18
100.0%
1

170


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
In the last analysis, the ordained ministry is a calling to a particular state and quality of life that sets one apart from the laity. 40.0%
2
35.6%
16
40.5%
30
33.3%
12
40.0%
4
37.6%
64
Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church. 60.0%
3
64.4%
29
59.5%
44
66.7%
24
60.0%
6
62.4%
106
TOTAL 100.0%
5
100.0%
45
100.0%
74
100.0%
36
100.0%
10

170

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