Survey of Alumni/ae of Presbyterian Theological Schools, 1990

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) From which of the following Presbyterian theological schools did you graduate (First response)? (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Austin1348.9
2) Columbia1449.6
3) Dubuque704.7
4) Louisville16611.0
5) McCormick16110.7
6) Pittsburgh16410.9
7) Presbyterian School of Christian Education1318.7
8) Princeton20713.8
9) San Francisco18612.4
10) Johnson C. Smith140.9
11) Union (VA)1278.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1504100.0
2) Personal ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1504579.1450
3) From which of the following Presbyterian theological schools did you graduate (Second response)? (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
1) Austin138.6
2) Columbia159.9
3) Dubuque53.3
4) Louisville74.6
5) McCormick1610.6
6) Pittsburgh1711.3
7) Presbyterian School of Christian Education3623.8
8) Princeton85.3
9) San Francisco2415.9
11) Union (VA)106.6
Missing1354 
TOTAL151100.0
4) From which of the following Presbyterian theological schools did you graduate (Third response)? (SCHOOL3)
TOTAL%
7) Presbyterian School of Christian Education225.0
8) Princeton225.0
9) San Francisco337.5
11) Union (VA)112.5
Missing1497 
TOTAL8100.0
5) What degrees did you receive (First response)? (DEGREC1)
TOTAL%
1) MDiv127485.2
2) DMin714.7
3) PhD10.1
5) MA (Christian Education)1258.4
6) MAR (Religion)40.3
7) MAYM (Youth Ministry)20.1
8) MATS (Theological Studies)20.1
10) STD (Doctorate of Sacred Theology)10.1
12) MA Other:140.9
13) Other20.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1496100.0
6) What degrees did you receive (Second Response)? (DEGREC2)
TOTAL%
1) MDiv52.1
2) DMin13255.7
3) PhD62.5
5) MA (Christian Education)4117.3
7) MAYM (Youth Ministry)10.4
8) MATS (Theological Studies)10.4
9) ThM (Master's of Theology)2510.5
10) STD (Doctorate of Sacred Theology)73.0
11) EdD (Doctorate of Education)10.4
12) MA Other:93.8
13) Other93.8
Missing1268 
TOTAL237100.0
7) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
14) 10.1
16) 10.1
18) 10.1
19) 10.1
20) 30.2
21) 10.1
22) 50.3
23) 40.3
24) 20.1
25) 40.3
26) 40.3
27) 30.2
28) 80.5
29) 100.7
30) 140.9
31) 130.9
32) 151.0
33) 90.6
34) 191.3
35) 120.8
36) 211.4
37) 221.5
38) 181.2
39) 171.1
40) 110.7
41) 130.9
42) 251.7
43) 302.0
44) 291.9
45) 261.7
46) 342.3
47) 382.5
48) 473.1
49) 422.8
50) 392.6
51) 644.3
52) 694.6
53) 875.8
54) 1047.0
55) 1067.1
56) 1097.3
57) 1057.0
58) 744.9
59) 744.9
60) 634.2
61) 422.8
62) 261.7
63) 181.2
64) 70.5
65) 60.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1496100.0
8) In what year were you first married? (YEARMARR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL125674.71110
9) In what year did you graduate from college? (YEARGRAD)
TOTAL%
40) 30.2
41) 20.1
42) 10.1
43) 30.2
44) 10.1
45) 60.4
46) 20.1
47) 30.2
48) 50.3
49) 50.3
50) 130.9
51) 50.3
52) 100.7
53) 90.6
54) 80.6
55) 50.3
56) 100.7
57) 40.3
58) 130.9
59) 80.6
60) 120.8
61) 50.3
62) 120.8
63) 130.9
64) 141.0
65) 151.0
66) 100.7
67) 120.8
68) 251.7
69) 302.1
70) 382.6
71) 332.3
72) 533.7
73) 584.0
74) 755.2
75) 906.2
76) 1157.9
77) 1127.7
78) 1097.5
79) 946.5
80) 1349.3
81) 694.8
82) 644.4
83) 634.4
84) 422.9
85) 251.7
86) 70.5
87) 20.1
88) 10.1
Missing57 
TOTAL1448100.0
10) In what year did you enter theological school? (YEARENT)
TOTAL%
40) 10.1
44) 20.1
47) 30.2
49) 40.3
50) 40.3
51) 10.1
52) 50.3
53) 50.3
54) 60.4
55) 20.1
56) 90.6
57) 110.8
58) 30.2
59) 70.5
60) 20.1
61) 30.2
62) 40.3
63) 40.3
64) 80.5
65) 70.5
66) 50.3
67) 20.1
68) 70.5
69) 40.3
70) 50.3
71) 60.4
72) 70.5
73) 90.6
74) 161.1
75) 392.7
76) 956.5
77) 1127.6
78) 1167.9
79) 1318.9
80) 1329.0
81) 1157.8
82) 1399.5
83) 1329.0
84) 1218.3
85) 1006.8
86) 644.4
87) 171.2
Missing40 
TOTAL1465100.0
11) In what year did you graduate with your first theological degree? (YRGRADTD)
TOTAL%
43) 10.1
47) 10.1
48) 10.1
50) 20.1
51) 20.1
52) 30.2
53) 30.2
54) 30.2
55) 30.2
56) 40.3
57) 70.5
58) 50.3
59) 70.5
60) 80.5
61) 60.4
62) 80.5
63) 20.1
64) 20.1
65) 30.2
66) 30.2
67) 70.5
68) 30.2
69) 50.3
70) 10.1
71) 90.6
72) 40.3
73) 50.3
74) 20.1
75) 100.7
76) 30.2
77) 80.5
78) 70.5
79) 1006.7
80) 1147.7
81) 1288.6
82) 1127.5
83) 1328.9
84) 1167.8
85) 16511.1
86) 1167.8
87) 1278.6
88) 1117.5
89) 1218.2
90) 30.2
93) 10.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1484100.0
12) First position after graduation (FIRSTJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Assistant or associate minister35325.0
2) Sole pastor51936.8
3) Senior pastor with other staff clergy130.9
4) Interim pastor or supply614.3
5) Chaplaincy (clinical or military)402.8
6) Campus ministry151.1
7) Judicatory or agency executive or staff191.3
8) Teaching - college30.2
9) Teaching - seminary60.4
10) Teaching - other80.6
11) Missionary service (national or world)271.9
12) Chaplaincy - clinical or prison50.4
13) Full-time homemaking or childrearing171.2
14) Full-time graduate study553.9
15) Student30.2
17) Temporary church position (other than intermittent)171.2
18) Other church-related work1168.2
20) Teacher, college professor211.5
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer10.1
22) Social worker, counselor211.5
25) Psychologist, psychiatrist10.1
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field30.2
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service130.9
31) Banker10.1
32) Business owner, farm owner30.2
33) Corporate manager, business administrator40.3
35) Retail business manager (not owner)10.1
39) Other business and managerial130.9
40) Sales worker110.8
50) Clerical work30.2
51) Secretary, stenographer60.4
61) Craftsman, mechanic, journeyman, etc.10.1
62) Safety force - police, fire, etc.10.1
69) Other skilled10.1
72) Other forms of semiskilled work30.2
80) Laborer10.1
81) Domestic10.1
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.241.7
Missing94 
TOTAL1411100.0
13) Number of years in first position after graduation (YRSINFFJ)
TOTAL%
0) 60.4
1) 26818.1
2) 28319.1
3) 23515.9
4) 21714.7
5) 14910.1
6) 1107.4
7) 422.8
8) 412.8
9) 352.4
10) 130.9
11) 110.7
12) 332.2
13) 10.1
15) 10.1
17) 50.3
18) 60.4
19) 60.4
20) 30.2
21) 10.1
22) 10.1
23) 20.1
24) 10.1
25) 10.1
26) 20.1
27) 20.1
28) 10.1
29) 10.1
31) 10.1
36) 10.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1479100.0
14) Second position after graduation (SECNDJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Assistant or associate minister18018.3
2) Sole pastor33133.7
3) Senior pastor with other staff clergy303.1
4) Interim pastor or supply656.6
5) Chaplaincy (clinical or military)394.0
6) Campus ministry101.0
7) Judicatory or agency executive or staff252.5
8) Teaching - college60.6
9) Teaching - seminary70.7
10) Teaching - other70.7
11) Missionary service (national or world)111.1
12) Chaplaincy - clinical or prison30.3
13) Full-time homemaking or childrearing262.6
14) Full-time graduate study464.7
15) Student10.1
16) Retired20.2
17) Temporary church position (other than intermittent)70.7
18) Other church-related work676.8
20) Teacher, college professor151.5
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer10.1
22) Social worker, counselor181.8
23) Medicine, doctor, dentist, nurse20.2
25) Psychologist, psychiatrist10.1
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field30.3
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service131.3
30) Public official10.1
32) Business owner, farm owner70.7
33) Corporate manager, business administrator50.5
34) Investments, stocks, bonds, etc.10.1
35) Retail business manager (not owner)20.2
39) Other business and managerial50.5
40) Sales worker30.3
41) Insurance sales (not owner or manager)10.1
50) Clerical work20.2
51) Secretary, stenographer40.4
59) Other office work10.1
61) Craftsman, mechanic, journeyman, etc.20.2
69) Other skilled20.2
72) Other forms of semiskilled work10.1
80) Laborer10.1
92) Housewife, homemaker20.2
93) Student10.1
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.252.5
Missing523 
TOTAL982100.0
15) Number of years in second position after graduation (YRIN2JOB)
TOTAL%
0) 30.3
1) 22322.6
2) 20821.1
3) 17317.5
4) 13713.9
5) 787.9
6) 616.2
7) 363.7
8) 292.9
9) 131.3
10) 90.9
11) 50.5
12) 111.1
Missing519 
TOTAL986100.0
16) Third position after graduation (THIRDJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Assistant or associate minister7014.7
2) Sole pastor12225.7
3) Senior pastor with other staff clergy265.5
4) Interim pastor or supply5210.9
5) Chaplaincy (clinical or military)245.1
6) Campus ministry30.6
7) Judicatory or agency executive or staff173.6
8) Teaching - college10.2
9) Teaching - seminary20.4
10) Teaching - other20.4
11) Missionary service (national or world)61.3
12) Chaplaincy - clinical or prison10.2
13) Full-time homemaking or childrearing204.2
14) Full-time graduate study265.5
17) Temporary church position (other than intermittent)10.2
18) Other church-related work306.3
20) Teacher, college professor71.5
22) Social worker, counselor91.9
24) Lawyer, political leader10.2
25) Psychologist, psychiatrist10.2
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field10.2
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service30.6
31) Banker20.4
32) Business owner, farm owner10.2
33) Corporate manager, business administrator51.1
34) Investments, stocks, bonds, etc.10.2
35) Retail business manager (not owner)10.2
39) Other business and managerial40.8
41) Insurance sales (not owner or manager)10.2
50) Clerical work30.6
51) Secretary, stenographer20.4
69) Other skilled20.4
72) Other forms of semiskilled work10.2
81) Domestic10.2
82) Service worker (not elsewhere classified)10.2
92) Housewife, homemaker20.4
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.234.8
Missing1030 
TOTAL475100.0
17) Number of years in third position after graduation (YRIN3JOB)
TOTAL%
0) 71.4
1) 12826.5
2) 11022.8
3) 8718.0
4) 5511.4
5) 398.1
6) 224.6
7) 173.5
8) 61.2
9) 61.2
10) 51.0
11) 10.2
Missing1022 
TOTAL483100.0
18) Fourth position after graduation (FOURJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Assistant or associate minister2511.6
2) Sole pastor4922.7
3) Senior pastor with other staff clergy62.8
4) Interim pastor or supply3114.4
5) Chaplaincy (clinical or military)125.6
6) Campus ministry10.5
7) Judicatory or agency executive or staff83.7
9) Teaching - seminary31.4
10) Teaching - other10.5
11) Missionary service (national or world)31.4
13) Full-time homemaking or childrearing104.6
14) Full-time graduate study73.2
15) Student10.5
16) Retired10.5
17) Temporary church position (other than intermittent)10.5
18) Other church-related work125.6
20) Teacher, college professor41.9
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer10.5
22) Social worker, counselor94.2
25) Psychologist, psychiatrist10.5
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field20.9
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service41.9
30) Public official10.5
33) Corporate manager, business administrator20.9
34) Investments, stocks, bonds, etc.20.9
39) Other business and managerial31.4
41) Insurance sales (not owner or manager)10.5
50) Clerical work10.5
51) Secretary, stenographer20.9
61) Craftsman, mechanic, journeyman, etc.10.5
70) Driver, operator10.5
72) Other forms of semiskilled work10.5
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.94.2
Missing1289 
TOTAL216100.0
19) Number of years in fourth position after graduation (YRIN4JOB)
TOTAL%
0) 94.0
1) 7031.3
2) 6629.5
3) 3917.4
4) 208.9
5) 135.8
6) 31.3
7) 41.8
Missing1281 
TOTAL224100.0
20) Describe your full-time work position after graduation (FTWRKGRD)
TOTAL%
1) Assistant or associate minister41528.0
2) Sole pastor55737.6
3) Senior pastor with other staff clergy80.5
4) Interim pastor or supply684.6
5) Chaplaincy (clinical or military)412.8
6) Campus ministry191.3
7) Judicatory or agency executive or staff191.3
8) Teaching - college80.5
9) Teaching - seminary50.3
10) Teaching - other40.3
11) Missionary service (national or world)281.9
12) Chaplaincy - clinical or prison90.6
13) Full-time homemaking or childrearing171.1
14) Full-time graduate study422.8
15) Student161.1
17) Temporary church position (other than intermittent)151.0
18) Other church-related work1147.7
20) Teacher, college professor191.3
22) Social worker, counselor171.1
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service110.7
31) Banker10.1
32) Business owner, farm owner20.1
33) Corporate manager, business administrator50.3
35) Retail business manager (not owner)10.1
39) Other business and managerial80.5
40) Sales worker70.5
50) Clerical work20.1
51) Secretary, stenographer50.3
69) Other skilled10.1
72) Other forms of semiskilled work50.3
93) Student10.1
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.120.8
Missing23 
TOTAL1482100.0
21) Describe your full-time work position currently (FTWRKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Assistant or associate minister25617.1
2) Sole pastor60540.5
3) Senior pastor with other staff clergy765.1
4) Interim pastor or supply634.2
5) Chaplaincy (clinical or military)604.0
6) Campus ministry171.1
7) Judicatory or agency executive or staff442.9
8) Teaching - college130.9
9) Teaching - seminary40.3
10) Teaching - other30.2
11) Missionary service (national or world)211.4
12) Chaplaincy - clinical or prison30.2
13) Full-time homemaking or childrearing442.9
14) Full-time graduate study402.7
15) Student151.0
16) Retired40.3
17) Temporary church position (other than intermittent)20.1
18) Other church-related work966.4
20) Teacher, college professor191.3
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer20.1
22) Social worker, counselor261.7
25) Psychologist, psychiatrist20.1
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field20.1
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service161.1
30) Public official10.1
31) Banker20.1
32) Business owner, farm owner70.5
33) Corporate manager, business administrator50.3
34) Investments, stocks, bonds, etc.20.1
35) Retail business manager (not owner)20.1
39) Other business and managerial80.5
40) Sales worker50.3
41) Insurance sales (not owner or manager)20.1
51) Secretary, stenographer50.3
69) Other skilled40.3
72) Other forms of semiskilled work20.1
93) Student10.1
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.151.0
Missing11 
TOTAL1494100.0
22) Location of Work After Graduation (LOCWKGRD)
TOTAL%
1) Large city (over 250,000)30621.2
2) Suburb of large city16611.5
3) Medium-sized city (50,000 to 249,000)23216.1
4) Suburb of a medium city402.8
5) Small city (10,000 to 49,999)21114.6
6) Town/Village (2,500 to 9,999)19113.2
7) Town/Village (under 2,500)16211.2
8) Rural area1349.3
Missing63 
TOTAL1442100.0
23) Location of Current Work (LOCWKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Large city (over 250,000)32422.2
2) Suburb of large city18012.3
3) Medium-sized city (50,000 to 249,000)24516.8
4) Suburb of a medium city493.4
5) Small city (10,000 to 49,999)22515.4
6) Town/Village (2,500 to 9,999)19013.0
7) Town/Village (under 2,500)15010.3
8) Rural area986.7
Missing44 
TOTAL1461100.0
24) State in which after graduation work was located (STAGWRK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL141249.98423
25) State in which current work is located (STWRKNOW)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL143351.0923
26) If in local congregation after graduation, give number of communicant members (NUMMEMB1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1179460.562685
27) If in local congregation currently, give number of communicant members (NUMMEMB2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1133449.319688
28) Number of professional staff members in local congregation (after graduation) (NUMSTAF1)
TOTAL%
0) 706.2
1) 49844.2
2) 26223.2
3) 15313.6
4) 736.5
5) 332.9
6) 90.8
7) 100.9
8) 191.7
Missing378 
TOTAL1127100.0
29) Number of professional staff members in local congregation (currently) (NUMSTAF2)
TOTAL%
0) 555.0
1) 51146.8
2) 22420.5
3) 13011.9
4) 676.1
5) 454.1
6) 211.9
7) 111.0
8) 292.7
Missing412 
TOTAL1093100.0
30) Percentage of black members in local congregation (after graduation) (BLCKMEM1)
TOTAL%
0) 81973.5
1) 15714.1
2) 413.7
3) 70.6
4) 30.3
5) 201.8
6) 20.2
7) 20.2
8) 30.3
9) 10.1
10) 111.0
11) 40.4
15) 30.3
19) 10.1
20) 20.2
25) 40.4
29) 10.1
30) 60.5
40) 10.1
50) 20.2
60) 10.1
85) 20.2
88) 10.1
95) 10.1
96) 10.1
97) Equals 97, 98 or 9910.1
98) Equal to 100181.6
Missing390 
TOTAL1115100.0
31) Percentage of black members in local congregation (currently) (BLCKMEM2)
TOTAL%
0) 76270.8
1) 16515.3
2) 444.1
3) 80.7
4) 50.5
5) 242.2
6) 20.2
7) 20.2
8) 40.4
9) 10.1
10) 70.7
11) 40.4
15) 20.2
18) 20.2
20) 50.5
25) 30.3
29) 10.1
30) 20.2
32) 10.1
40) 20.2
50) 40.4
53) 10.1
71) 10.1
76) 10.1
85) 10.1
88) 10.1
90) 10.1
95) 30.3
97) Equals 97, 98 or 9910.1
98) Equal to 100161.5
Missing429 
TOTAL1076100.0
32) Percentage of members of other minority in local congregation (after graduation) (MINORIT1)
TOTAL%
0) 70964.0
1) 19717.8
2) 615.5
3) 262.3
4) 80.7
5) 423.8
6) 30.3
7) 10.1
8) 30.3
9) 10.1
10) 191.7
11) 30.3
12) 10.1
15) 50.5
17) 20.2
20) 40.4
30) 30.3
35) 10.1
39) 10.1
50) 10.1
60) 20.2
80) 30.3
90) 10.1
95) 20.2
97) Equals 97, 98 or 9920.2
98) Equal to 10060.5
Missing398 
TOTAL1107100.0
33) Percentage of members of other minority in local congregation (currently) (MINORIT2)
TOTAL%
0) 57954.0
1) 25523.8
2) 696.4
3) 383.5
4) 141.3
5) 484.5
6) 40.4
7) 10.1
8) 70.7
9) 10.1
10) 151.4
11) 30.3
12) 10.1
14) 10.1
15) 20.2
17) 20.2
18) 10.1
20) 60.6
25) 10.1
30) 40.4
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 10.1
45) 10.1
50) 10.1
80) 40.4
95) 30.3
97) Equals 97, 98 or 9910.1
98) Equal to 10070.7
Missing433 
TOTAL1072100.0
34) If changed jobs since graduating, how many months did the process take? (CHGJOB)
TOTAL%
0) 192.3
1) 293.5
2) 404.9
3) 577.0
4) 708.5
5) 374.5
6) 12014.6
7) 384.6
8) 546.6
9) 587.1
10) 283.4
11) 121.5
12) 8610.5
13) 91.1
14) 182.2
15) 172.1
16) 60.7
18) 374.5
20) 60.7
21) 20.2
23) 10.1
24) 394.8
25) 10.1
26) 10.1
28) 40.5
29) 20.2
30) 70.9
34) 10.1
36) 70.9
48) 60.7
53) 20.2
54) 10.1
60) 10.1
67) 10.1
72) 20.2
96) 10.1
Missing685 
TOTAL820100.0
35) If changed jobs since graduating, did you use the Church Vocations Unit services? (CHGJOBCV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53762.3
2) No32537.7
Missing643 
TOTAL862100.0
36) If changed jobs since graduating, in what year did you begin the search? (CHGJOBYR)
TOTAL%
64) 10.1
65) 10.1
66) 10.1
67) 40.5
68) 30.4
69) 10.1
71) 10.1
72) 10.1
73) 30.4
75) 20.2
76) 20.2
77) 40.5
78) 50.6
79) 60.7
80) 101.2
81) 172.1
82) 243.0
83) 425.2
84) 516.3
85) 789.7
86) 10813.4
87) 11914.8
88) 14317.7
89) 15118.7
90) 283.5
Missing699 
TOTAL806100.0
37) What is your annual income from your current position? [in thousand dollars] (CURRINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL134426.31811
38) What kind of work did your mother do? (MOMWORK)
TOTAL%
10) Clergy, minister (unmodified)10.1
11) Minister of music, youth director, other specialized parish40.3
12) Missionary30.2
13) Christian education director, minister or specialist40.3
20) Teacher, college professor16210.9
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer130.9
22) Social worker, counselor120.8
23) Medicine, doctor, dentist, nurse523.5
24) Lawyer, political leader10.1
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field40.3
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service241.6
30) Public official10.1
31) Banker60.4
32) Business owner, farm owner251.7
33) Corporate manager, business administrator40.3
35) Retail business manager (not owner)10.1
39) Other business and managerial221.5
40) Sales worker302.0
41) Insurance sales (not owner or manager)20.1
42) Real estate sales (not owner or manager)10.1
49) Other sales10.1
50) Clerical work332.2
51) Secretary, stenographer946.3
59) Other office work221.5
61) Craftsman, mechanic, journeyman, etc.40.3
69) Other skilled70.5
70) Driver, operator20.1
71) Farmhand, employee10.1
72) Other forms of semiskilled work90.6
80) Laborer181.2
81) Domestic20.1
82) Service worker (not elsewhere classified)161.1
91) Government (not elsewhere classified)30.2
92) Housewife, homemaker88259.3
93) Student70.5
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.140.9
Missing18 
TOTAL1487100.0
39) What kind of work did your father do? (DADWORK)
TOTAL%
10) Clergy, minister (unmodified)1329.0
11) Minister of music, youth director, other specialized parish100.7
12) Missionary50.3
20) Teacher, college professor835.6
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer70.5
22) Social worker, counselor90.6
23) Medicine, doctor, dentist, nurse402.7
24) Lawyer, political leader322.2
25) Psychologist, psychiatrist10.1
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field17712.0
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service573.9
30) Public official60.4
31) Banker140.9
32) Business owner, farm owner14810.0
33) Corporate manager, business administrator815.5
34) Investments, stocks, bonds, etc.70.5
35) Retail business manager (not owner)191.3
36) Farm manager60.4
39) Other business and managerial1248.4
40) Sales worker906.1
41) Insurance sales (not owner or manager)271.8
42) Real estate sales (not owner or manager)120.8
49) Other sales50.3
50) Clerical work80.5
59) Other office work50.3
60) Foreman302.0
61) Craftsman, mechanic, journeyman, etc.865.8
62) Safety force - police, fire, etc.140.9
69) Other skilled322.2
70) Driver, operator211.4
71) Farmhand, employee10.1
72) Other forms of semiskilled work281.9
80) Laborer422.8
81) Domestic10.1
82) Service worker (not elsewhere classified)70.5
90) Military (not elsewhere classified)261.8
91) Government (not elsewhere classified)362.4
93) Student20.1
94) Nonemployed - retired, disabled, etc.432.9
Missing31 
TOTAL1474100.0
40) What was the highest number of years of education completed by either one of them? (PAREDUC)
TOTAL%
0) 10.1
1) 10.1
2) 10.1
3) 10.1
4) 60.4
5) 40.3
6) 80.5
7) 70.5
8) 302.0
9) 50.3
10) 251.7
11) 130.9
12) 30520.7
13) 604.1
14) 1389.4
15) 352.4
16) 38426.1
17) 533.6
18) 14910.1
19) 865.8
20) 1167.9
21) 100.7
22) 181.2
23) 100.7
24) 60.4
Missing33 
TOTAL1472100.0
41) In what kind of area did you live then? (AREATYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Farm area or small town23720.1
2) Medium-sized town or city27122.9
3) Suburban or middle class residential area of large city25521.6
4) Working-class/blue-collar area of large city665.6
5) Inner-city or low-income area of large city19916.9
6) Other15313.0
Missing324 
TOTAL1181100.0
42) Was your involvement in church life: (CHURCHED)
TOTAL%
1) Extensive87260.0
2) Moderate40928.1
3) Minimal or none17211.8
Missing52 
TOTAL1453100.0
43) In what state did you live the longest as a youngster? (CHILDLOC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL145349.37324
44) About what was your final college GPA? (GPA)
TOTAL%
13) D+10.1
17) C-90.6
20) C443.0
23) C+1177.9
27) B-18012.1
30) B26117.6
33) B+40127.0
37) A-30620.6
40) A16411.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1483100.0
45) About what was your first theological degree GPA? (TDGPA)
TOTAL%
17) C-10.1
20) C171.2
23) C+302.2
27) B-987.0
30) B26118.8
33) B+44231.8
37) A-38928.0
40) A15311.0
Missing114 
TOTAL1391100.0
46) Was the college or university from which you graduated: (COLLTYP1)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related69146.8
2) Private nonchurch16211.0
3) Public62342.2
Missing29 
TOTAL1476100.0
47) Was the college or university from which you graduated: (COLLTYP2)
TOTAL%
1) A four-year school65145.0
2) Four-year plus some graduate18612.8
3) University61142.2
Missing57 
TOTAL1448100.0
48) Was the college or university from which you graduated a Presbyterian college? (COLLPRB)
TOTAL%
1) No109375.9
2) Yes34724.1
Missing65 
TOTAL1440100.0
49) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO GRADUATED FROM A PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE (COLLPRB): IF YES: which one? (PCNAME)
TOTAL%
1) Agnes Scott20.7
2) Alma10.3
3) Austin206.8
4) Centre10.3
6) College of the Ozarks20.7
7) College of Idaho31.0
8) Davidson206.8
9) Davis and Elkins41.4
10) Dubuque82.7
11) Eckerd51.7
12) Geneva20.7
13) Hanover20.7
14) Lafayette10.3
15) Lindenwood20.7
16) Macalester41.4
17) Maryville103.4
18) Occidental41.4
20) Presbyterian College217.1
21) St. Andrews93.1
22) Tarkio20.7
23) Trinity134.4
25) Waynesburg10.3
26) Westminster279.2
27) Whitworth237.8
29) Wooster144.8
30) Lewis and Clark62.0
31) George City (PA)237.8
32) University of Tulsa134.4
34) Muskingum93.1
35) Rocky Mountain31.0
36) Monmouth20.7
38) Wilson10.3
39) Erskine31.0
41) Sterling144.8
42) Missouri Valley10.3
43) PC in Clinton (SC)10.3
44) King (TN)93.1
45) Hastings51.7
46) Park10.3
90) Foreign colleges (Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, etc.)20.7
Missing1211 
TOTAL294100.0
50) What was your major? (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Religion/theology26417.6
2) Social sciences36724.5
3) Humanities or language27918.6
4) Other35723.9
5) Science, math, computer science1218.1
6) Business, economics1087.2
Missing9 
TOTAL1496100.0
51) What was your minor? (MINORD2)
TOTAL%
1) Religion/theology12013.3
2) Social sciences24327.0
3) Humanities or language25628.5
4) Other14416.0
5) Science, math, computer science819.0
6) Business, economics556.1
Missing606 
TOTAL899100.0
52) Is your current denominational affiliation PCUSA? (AFFILPC)
TOTAL%
1) No18612.4
2) Yes131087.6
Missing9 
TOTAL1496100.0
53) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CURRENT DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION IS NOT PCUSA: If no, denominational affiliation will be? (DENOMAFI)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist - American Baptist Convention74.5
2) Baptist - Southern Baptist Convention63.9
3) Baptist (unspecified)63.9
4) Baptist - other groups10.6
5) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)95.8
6) Church of Christ10.6
8) Church of the Brethren10.6
9) Church of God groups21.3
11) Episcopal - Protestant Episcopal Church138.4
12) Evangelical Free Church10.6
13) Evangelical Covenant Church10.6
15) Independent nondenominational groups74.5
21) Mennonite21.3
22) Methodist - United Methodist Church3019.4
25) Methodist - African Methodist Episcopal21.3
26) Presbyterian Church (USA)10.6
27) Presbyterian Cumberland Presbyterian Church10.6
30) Presbyterian Church in the US10.6
35) Reformed Church in America42.6
36) Roman Catholic Church63.9
38) Unitarian Universalist Association10.6
39) United Church of Christ2717.4
40) United Church of Canada10.6
42) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)31.9
44) Anglican, Church of England10.6
47) Holiness groups10.6
48) Wesleyan10.6
49) National Association of Congregational Christian Churches10.6
51) Independent Presbyterian (Presbyterian Church in America)31.9
52) Orthodox Presbyterian21.3
90) Other foreign63.9
91) Other10.6
96) Other European Presbyterian/Reformed21.3
97) Other African Presbyterian/Reformed21.3
98) Other Asian Presbyterian/Reformed10.6
Missing1350 
TOTAL155100.0
54) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CURRENT DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION IS PCUSA: If yes, what is your denominational background? (AFILPC2)
TOTAL%
1) United Presbyterian USA71555.0
2) Presbyterian Church in the US33826.0
3) Another Presbyterian group161.2
4) A non-Presbyterian denomination23017.7
Missing206 
TOTAL1299100.0
55) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CURRENT DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION IS PCUSA AND CHANGED FROM NON-PCUSA DENOMINATIONS: From what denomination did you change to Presbyterian (USA)? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist - American Baptist Convention187.5
2) Baptist - Southern Baptist Convention177.1
3) Baptist (unspecified)135.4
4) Baptist - other groups31.3
5) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)93.8
6) Church of Christ10.4
7) Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science)20.8
8) Church of the Brethren41.7
9) Church of God groups10.4
10) Church of the Nazarene20.8
11) Episcopal - Protestant Episcopal Church145.9
13) Evangelical Covenant Church10.4
15) Independent nondenominational groups145.9
17) Lutheran Church in America20.8
19) Lutheran - American Lutheran Church20.8
20) Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod41.7
21) Mennonite10.4
22) Methodist - United Methodist Church6326.4
23) Methodist - African Methodist Episcopal Zion10.4
25) Methodist - African Methodist Episcopal10.4
27) Presbyterian Cumberland Presbyterian Church52.1
28) Presbyterian - United Presbyterian Church in the USA10.4
29) Presbyterian - Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church20.8
31) Presbyterian Church of Korea31.3
34) Reformed -Christian Reformed Church52.1
35) Reformed Church in America52.1
36) Roman Catholic Church187.5
37) Seventh-day Adventist10.4
38) Unitarian Universalist Association10.4
39) United Church of Christ52.1
41) Assemblies of God31.3
42) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)83.3
45) Christian & Missionary Alliance10.4
47) Holiness groups10.4
49) National Association of Congregational Christian Churches20.8
51) Independent Presbyterian (Presbyterian Church in America)10.4
91) Other31.3
98) Other Asian Presbyterian/Reformed10.4
Missing1266 
TOTAL239100.0
56) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CURRENT DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION IS PCUSA AND CHANGED FROM NON-PCUSA DENOMINATIONS: In what year did you change? (YRDENOMC)
TOTAL%
42) 10.4
48) 20.9
50) 20.9
51) 20.9
52) 10.4
53) 10.4
54) 10.4
55) 10.4
56) 20.9
57) 10.4
58) 10.4
60) 10.4
61) 10.4
62) 41.8
63) 31.3
65) 20.9
66) 10.4
67) 62.6
68) 52.2
69) 41.8
70) 73.1
71) 83.5
72) 114.8
73) 73.1
74) 83.5
75) 104.4
76) 198.3
77) 104.4
78) 114.8
79) 219.2
80) 135.7
81) 146.1
82) 187.9
83) 114.8
84) 73.1
85) 31.3
86) 41.8
87) 10.4
88) 10.4
89) 20.9
Missing1277 
TOTAL228100.0
57) Are you now in inquirer or candidate status under presbytery? (ICSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1) No125195.3
2) Yes624.7
Missing192 
TOTAL1313100.0
58) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOW IN INQUIRER OR CANDIDATE STATUS UNDER PRESBYTERY: In what year were you admitted? (YRADMTIC)
TOTAL%
35) 11.7
67) 11.7
75) 11.7
77) 11.7
78) 11.7
79) 23.3
81) 11.7
82) 46.7
83) 610.0
84) 46.7
85) 610.0
86) 1525.0
87) 1016.7
88) 23.3
89) 23.3
90) 35.0
Missing1445 
TOTAL60100.0
59) Are you licensed, commissioned or certified for church work? (LCCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) No93485.1
2) Yes16314.9
Missing408 
TOTAL1097100.0
60) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE LICENSED, COMMISSIONED OR CERTIFIED FOR CHURCH WORK: In what year were you licensed? (YRLICENS)
TOTAL%
43) 10.8
50) 10.8
52) 10.8
53) 10.8
55) 21.5
56) 10.8
57) 10.8
61) 10.8
67) 10.8
73) 10.8
75) 10.8
76) 21.5
78) 21.5
79) 86.0
80) 75.3
81) 129.0
82) 75.3
83) 43.0
84) 53.8
85) 107.5
86) 1511.3
87) 86.0
88) 1813.5
89) 129.0
90) 107.5
91) 10.8
Missing1372 
TOTAL133100.0
61) Are you ordained to the ministry of word and sacrament? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes113984.4
2) No21115.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1350100.0
62) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED TO THE MINISTRY OF WORD AND SACRAMENT: If yes, in what year were you ordained? (YRORDAIN)
TOTAL%
43) 10.1
50) 20.2
52) 30.3
53) 40.4
54) 30.3
55) 30.3
56) 40.4
57) 50.5
58) 40.4
59) 80.7
60) 60.5
61) 50.5
62) 50.5
63) 30.3
64) 20.2
65) 20.2
66) 30.3
67) 70.6
68) 10.1
69) 50.5
70) 20.2
71) 70.6
72) 40.4
73) 40.4
74) 10.1
75) 90.8
76) 40.4
77) 60.5
78) 30.3
79) 615.5
80) 655.9
81) 988.8
82) 887.9
83) 1019.1
84) 898.0
85) 998.9
86) 1019.1
87) 1069.5
88) 766.8
89) 898.0
90) 222.0
Missing394 
TOTAL1111100.0
63) Do you intend to be ordained? (ORDINTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5531.3
2) No8548.3
3) Uncertain3620.5
Missing1329 
TOTAL176100.0
64) When you received your first theological degree, were you then Presbyterian (USA) (or in either of the reuniting bodies)? (TDPRESB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133589.7
2) No15410.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1489100.0
65) If you are not now Presbyterian USA, what is your ordination status? (ORDSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Fully ordained22370.1
2) In preparation for it185.7
3) Hope or plan to move toward it51.6
4) Expect to remain nonordained church professional216.6
5) Am uncertain about ordination154.7
6) Do not intend ordination or work as church professional3611.3
Missing1187 
TOTAL318100.0
66) Prior to entering theological school, how many years of church-related employment did you have? (YRRELEMP)
TOTAL%
0) 99371.6
1) 946.8
2) 1017.3
3) 624.5
4) 372.7
5) 191.4
6) 171.2
7) 141.0
8) 100.7
9) 40.3
10) 90.6
11) 20.1
12) 70.5
14) 20.1
15) 10.1
16) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 20.1
19) 10.1
20) 30.2
21) 20.1
25) 10.1
26) 10.1
30) 10.1
31) 10.1
45) 10.1
Missing118 
TOTAL1387100.0
67) How many years of nonreligious employment did you have? (YRNREMP)
TOTAL%
0) 40228.3
1) 1278.9
2) 15010.6
3) 1107.8
4) 815.7
5) 755.3
6) 644.5
7) 433.0
8) 453.2
9) 221.6
10) 704.9
11) 201.4
12) 302.1
13) 161.1
14) 130.9
15) 412.9
16) 130.9
17) 80.6
18) 120.8
19) 40.3
20) 191.3
21) 70.5
22) 90.6
23) 40.3
24) 10.1
25) 40.3
26) 30.2
27) 20.1
28) 20.1
29) 30.2
30) 80.6
31) 10.1
32) 10.1
33) 10.1
34) 30.2
35) 10.1
36) 10.1
40) 10.1
47) 10.1
77) 10.1
Missing86 
TOTAL1419100.0
68) How many years did you spend in full-(or near full-) time homemaking and/or childrearing? (YRHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 103385.8
1) 151.2
2) 100.8
3) 80.7
4) 90.7
5) 231.9
6) 60.5
7) 80.7
8) 70.6
9) 30.2
10) 100.8
11) 30.2
12) 50.4
13) 20.2
14) 20.2
15) 50.4
16) 50.4
17) 50.4
18) 20.2
19) 20.2
20) 110.9
21) 50.4
22) 50.4
23) 10.1
24) 10.1
25) 60.5
26) 40.3
27) 10.1
28) 10.1
29) 10.1
30) 20.2
32) 20.2
53) 10.1
Missing301 
TOTAL1204100.0
69) What led you to leave your prior work and enter theological school (First response)? (WHYENT1)
TOTAL%
1) General sense of vocation - called by God, led by Spirit, etc.57462.7
2) Encouragement by others293.2
3) Intellectual interest545.9
4) Fulfillment616.7
5) Leadership experience353.8
6) Evangelistic witness80.9
7) Social concern30.3
8) Personal service192.1
9) Other forms of motivation13214.4
Missing590 
TOTAL915100.0
70) What led you to leave your prior work and enter theological school? (Type of first response) (WHYENT2)
TOTAL%
1) Long-standing sense of call from God - delayed or interrupted26341.9
2) New or sudden or urgent sense of call from God254.0
3) Push factors associated with circumstances - work, life situation, etc.15825.2
4) Responding to needs of church233.7
5) Attracted to school by its reputation, program or offerings40.6
6) Sense of own talent, ability, interest, aptitude for work of ministry7411.8
7) Need training to do one's ministry609.6
8) Need legitimacy, credentials, basis for official acceptance162.5
9) Women now accepted in ministry50.8
Missing877 
TOTAL628100.0
71) What led you to leave your prior work and enter theological school (Second response)? (WHYENT3)
TOTAL%
1) General sense of vocation - called by God, led by Spirit, etc.197.0
2) Encouragement by others3914.4
3) Intellectual interest3011.1
4) Fulfillment2810.3
5) Leadership experience4516.6
6) Evangelistic witness197.0
7) Social concern114.1
8) Personal service2710.0
9) Other forms of motivation5319.6
Missing1234 
TOTAL271100.0
72) What led you to leave your prior work and enter theological school? (Type of second response) (WHYENT4)
TOTAL%
1) Long-standing sense of call from God - delayed or interrupted31.7
2) New or sudden or urgent sense of call from God10.6
3) Push factors associated with circumstances - work, life situation, etc.5732.0
4) Responding to needs of church126.7
5) Attracted to school by its reputation, program or offerings21.1
6) Sense of own talent, ability, interest, aptitude for work of ministry5229.2
7) Need training to do one's ministry2614.6
8) Need legitimacy, credentials, basis for official acceptance126.7
9) Women now accepted in ministry137.3
Missing1327 
TOTAL178100.0
73) In what occupation was your longest full-time nonreligious job? (FTNRJOB)
TOTAL%
10) Clergy, minister (unmodified)10.1
11) Minister of music, youth director, other specialized parish10.1
12) Missionary10.1
20) Teacher, college professor19621.1
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer171.8
22) Social worker, counselor798.5
23) Medicine, doctor, dentist, nurse192.0
24) Lawyer, political leader121.3
25) Psychologist, psychiatrist40.4
26) Technical, engineering or scientific field444.7
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service778.3
30) Public official60.6
31) Banker252.7
32) Business owner, farm owner111.2
33) Corporate manager, business administrator262.8
34) Investments, stocks, bonds, etc.70.8
35) Retail business manager (not owner)232.5
36) Farm manager20.2
39) Other business and managerial697.4
40) Sales worker667.1
41) Insurance sales (not owner or manager)80.9
42) Real estate sales (not owner or manager)70.8
49) Other sales40.4
50) Clerical work151.6
51) Secretary, stenographer293.1
59) Other office work80.9
60) Foreman40.4
61) Craftsman, mechanic, journeyman, etc.242.6
62) Safety force - police, fire, etc.91.0
69) Other skilled111.2
70) Driver, operator60.6
71) Farmhand, employee10.1
72) Other forms of semiskilled work151.6
80) Laborer283.0
81) Domestic10.1
82) Service worker (not elsewhere classified)141.5
90) Military (not elsewhere classified)313.3
91) Government (not elsewhere classified)242.6
92) Housewife, homemaker40.4
Missing576 
TOTAL929100.0
74) IN REFERENCE TO RESPONDENT'S LONGEST FULL-TIME NONRELIGIOUS JOB (FTNRJOB): How many years were you in it? (YFTNRJOB)
TOTAL%
0) 30.3
1) 11812.7
2) 17418.8
3) 12613.6
4) 919.8
5) 758.1
6) 485.2
7) 414.4
8) 333.6
9) 202.2
10) 616.6
11) 141.5
12) 192.0
13) 131.4
14) 70.8
15) 131.4
16) 80.9
17) 40.4
18) 91.0
19) 40.4
20) 131.4
21) 60.6
22) 70.8
23) 10.1
24) 10.1
25) 50.5
26) 30.3
27) 30.3
28) 20.2
29) 10.1
30) 30.3
31) 10.1
35) 10.1
Missing577 
TOTAL928100.0
75) IN REFERENCE TO RESPONDENT'S LONGEST FULL-TIME NONRELIGIOUS JOB (FTNRJOB): How often do you use skills and knowledge from that experience in your present work? (PSWORK1)
TOTAL%
1) All the time29931.7
2) Frequently30031.8
3) Occasionally20822.1
4) Rarely13614.4
Missing562 
TOTAL943100.0
76) What was your position just before beginning the degree program? (PRIORPOS)
TOTAL%
10) Clergy, minister (unmodified)82.9
11) Minister of music, youth director, other specialized parish13147.0
12) Missionary134.7
13) Christian education director, minister or specialist4716.8
20) Teacher, college professor186.5
21) Musical performer, actor, artist, radio/TV performer, entertainer20.7
22) Social worker, counselor155.4
23) Medicine, doctor, dentist, nurse10.4
29) Other professional or technical: librarian, pharmacist, writing, personnel, programmer, foreign service31.1
32) Business owner, farm owner10.4
33) Corporate manager, business administrator41.4
35) Retail business manager (not owner)20.7
39) Other business and managerial93.2
40) Sales worker20.7
51) Secretary, stenographer93.2
59) Other office work10.4
61) Craftsman, mechanic, journeyman, etc.10.4
62) Safety force - police, fire, etc.10.4
80) Laborer10.4
82) Service worker (not elsewhere classified)41.4
90) Military (not elsewhere classified)10.4
91) Government (not elsewhere classified)10.4
93) Student41.4
Missing1226 
TOTAL279100.0
77) IN REFERENCE TO RESPONDENT'S POSITION JUST BEFORE ENTERING THIS DEGREE PROGRAM (PRIORPOS): How many years were you in it? (YRINPP)
TOTAL%
1) 7125.1
2) 7526.5
3) 4315.2
4) 289.9
5) 176.0
6) 82.8
7) 62.1
8) 144.9
9) 20.7
10) 51.8
12) 41.4
13) 10.4
15) 41.4
16) 20.7
20) 10.4
21) 10.4
25) 10.4
Missing1222 
TOTAL283100.0
78) IN REFERENCE TO RESPONDENT'S POSITION JUST BEFORE ENTERING THIS DEGREE PROGRAM (PRIORPOS): How often do you use skills and knowledge from that experience in your present work? (PSWORK2)
TOTAL%
1) All the time13646.7
2) Frequently8428.9
3) Occasionally6221.3
4) Rarely93.1
Missing1214 
TOTAL291100.0
79) If you were in full-time homemaking or childrearing, how often do you use skills and knowledge from that experience in your present work? (HOMESKIL)
TOTAL%
1) All the time7556.0
2) Frequently3425.4
3) Occasionally2216.4
4) Rarely32.2
Missing1371 
TOTAL134100.0
80) What persons mainly encouraged you to enter the ministry (First person)? (PERSINF1)
TOTAL%
10) Family, parents, general857.9
11) Mother201.9
12) Father292.7
13) Siblings30.3
14) Spouse343.2
15) Other relatives151.4
20) Clergy - general (role models, etc.)302.8
21) Pastor in childhood or youth635.9
22) Pastor in current (home) church35733.2
23) Pastor's spouse50.5
24) Women pastors201.9
25) Judicatory staff/executive (Presbytery, Synod, National)90.8
26) Campus minister262.4
27) Seminary intern80.7
28) Other clergy friends565.2
29) Other clergy565.2
30) Teachers - general10.1
31) Sunday school teachers60.6
32) College teachers413.8
33) Seminary teachers141.3
34) Director of Christian Education or Youth Ministry403.7
39) Other teachers100.9
40) Church members, "my church" in general383.5
41) Elders or officers90.8
42) Lay people121.1
49) Other categories30.3
50) Friends - general575.3
61) Authors (e.g., Bonhoeffer)10.1
62) God, Christ, Holy Spirit282.6
Missing429 
TOTAL1076100.0
81) What persons mainly encouraged you to enter the ministry (Second person)? (PERSINF2)
TOTAL%
10) Family, parents, general285.7
11) Mother71.4
12) Father102.0
13) Siblings20.4
14) Spouse173.4
15) Other relatives122.4
20) Clergy - general (role models, etc.)40.8
21) Pastor in childhood or youth153.0
22) Pastor in current (home) church6713.6
23) Pastor's spouse10.2
24) Women pastors61.2
25) Judicatory staff/executive (Presbytery, Synod, National)61.2
26) Campus minister193.8
27) Seminary intern30.6
28) Other clergy friends265.3
29) Other clergy234.7
30) Teachers - general40.8
31) Sunday school teachers81.6
32) College teachers234.7
33) Seminary teachers51.0
34) Director of Christian Education or Youth Ministry214.3
39) Other teachers71.4
40) Church members, "my church" in general499.9
41) Elders or officers102.0
42) Lay people173.4
49) Other categories30.6
50) Friends - general8918.0
62) God, Christ, Holy Spirit122.4
Missing1011 
TOTAL494100.0
82) What experiences mainly encouraged you to enter the ministry (First experience)? (EXPINF1)
TOTAL%
10) Inner experiences and imperatives, general91.1
11) Experience of call by God, Scriptures, Holy Spirit13316.7
12) Born again, conversion, faith experiences354.4
13) Prayer and fasting, seeking151.9
14) Sense of confirmation of talents and gifts for ministry263.3
15) Desire to study, to know121.5
16) Desire to lead, love of the work81.0
17) Imperative to act on commitment, be accountable for call50.6
19) Other inner experiences172.1
20) Benefits of church's program in youth - general182.3
21) Help in need (poverty, illness)20.3
22) Youth program in high school405.0
23) Church camping344.3
29) Other benefits50.6
30) Work within church organization232.9
31) Taking leadership in home church (teaching, preaching, etc..)11614.5
32) Mission trips (VIM, summer)243.0
33) Working in judicatory or on task forces or ecumenical groups60.8
34) Social services activities131.6
35) Youth program leadership506.3
39) Other church work232.9
40) Other organizational influences20.3
41) College student group121.5
42) College experiences (e.g., social action, etc.)222.8
43) Conference & retreat experiences (e.g., Montreat, Youth Triennium, Young Life, Inter-Varsity)273.4
44) Work experience: teaching, parenting, weapons design, etc.273.4
45) Clinical Pastoral Educ (CPE) or chaplaincy/clinical expers70.9
49) Others:60.8
51) Classes, films, books131.6
52) Personal illness, disability40.5
53) Events relating to women in church70.9
54) Life situations - general465.8
59) Other misc. experiences111.4
Missing707 
TOTAL798100.0
83) What experiences mainly encouraged you to enter the ministry (Second experience)? (EXPINF2)
TOTAL%
10) Inner experiences and imperatives, general10.4
11) Experience of call by God, Scriptures, Holy Spirit155.7
12) Born again, conversion, faith experiences114.2
13) Prayer and fasting, seeking51.9
14) Sense of confirmation of talents and gifts for ministry135.0
15) Desire to study, to know41.5
16) Desire to lead, love of the work93.4
17) Imperative to act on commitment, be accountable for call41.5
19) Other inner experiences51.9
20) Benefits of church's program in youth - general31.1
21) Help in need (poverty, illness)10.4
22) Youth program in high school83.1
23) Church camping103.8
29) Other benefits31.1
30) Work within church organization93.4
31) Taking leadership in home church (teaching, preaching, etc..)249.2
32) Mission trips (VIM, summer)41.5
33) Working in judicatory or on task forces or ecumenical groups83.1
34) Social services activities31.1
35) Youth program leadership166.1
39) Other church work155.7
41) College student group72.7
42) College experiences (e.g., social action, etc.)124.6
43) Conference & retreat experiences (e.g., Montreat, Youth Triennium, Young Life, Inter-Varsity)124.6
44) Work experience: teaching, parenting, weapons design, etc.176.5
45) Clinical Pastoral Educ (CPE) or chaplaincy/clinical expers31.1
49) Others:41.5
51) Classes, films, books41.5
52) Personal illness, disability20.8
53) Events relating to women in church41.5
54) Life situations - general249.2
59) Other misc. experiences10.4
Missing1244 
TOTAL261100.0
84) How do you presently regard your future work? (REGFWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Am firmly committed to ministry in local church65544.0
2) Am firmly committed to ministry, not necessarily in local congregation55637.4
3) Am probably committed to ministry in some form1298.7
4) Am undecided between ministry and secular work432.9
5) Am probably headed for nonministerial work543.6
6) Am not interested in church-related ministry171.1
7) Am already in secular/nonministerial work281.9
8) Am retired or retiring50.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1487100.0
85) Was the theological school from which you received your first theological degree your highest preference among schools? (SCHLPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133790.2
2) No1459.8
Missing23 
TOTAL1482100.0
86) To what schools did you apply (First preference)? (APPLY1)
TOTAL%
0) No others considered10.1
1) Andover Newton10.1
2) Asbury10.1
5) Austin1157.8
6) Bangor10.1
9) Brite10.1
13) Christian10.1
16) Columbia1339.0
18) Dubuque624.2
19) Duke10.1
24) Fuller110.7
27) Garrett10.1
28) Gordon-Conwell130.9
29) Harvard Div10.1
32) J.C. Smith/ITC120.8
35) Louisville15310.4
36) Lutheran Southern10.1
37) McCormick15510.5
43) Pacific School of Religion10.1
44) Perkins10.1
46) Presbyterian College (Canada)20.1
47) Presbyterian School of Christian Education1278.6
48) Princeton22415.2
53) St. Paul's School of Theology10.1
54) San Francisco17511.9
55) Seabury10.1
60) Union (NY)60.4
61) Union (VA)1177.9
70) Yale100.7
71) Pittsburgh1359.2
73) Southern Baptist Seminary10.1
74) Westminster10.1
80) Others not listed here80.5
Missing31 
TOTAL1474100.0
87) To what schools did you apply (Second preference)? (APPLY2)
TOTAL%
0) No others considered34542.8
1) Andover Newton30.4
2) Asbury20.2
3) Ashland20.2
5) Austin121.5
7) Bethel10.1
8) Boston University30.4
9) Brite10.1
11) Candler20.2
12) Chicago Div School60.7
14) Claremont30.4
16) Columbia324.0
17) Drew10.1
18) Dubuque131.6
19) Duke40.5
24) Fuller202.5
27) Garrett50.6
28) Gordon-Conwell162.0
29) Harvard Div70.9
32) J.C. Smith/ITC20.2
35) Louisville425.2
37) McCormick384.7
38) Memphis10.1
40) New Brunswick10.1
43) Pacific School of Religion70.9
47) Presbyterian School of Christian Education101.2
48) Princeton8110.0
54) San Francisco303.7
56) Southeastern10.1
59) Trinity20.2
60) Union (NY)60.7
61) Union (VA)435.3
63) United (OH)10.1
66) Vanderbilt50.6
68) Wesley20.2
69) Western10.1
70) Yale111.4
71) Pittsburgh293.6
73) Southern Baptist Seminary10.1
74) Westminster10.1
80) Others not listed here141.7
Missing698 
TOTAL807100.0
88) To what schools did you apply (Third preference)? (APPLY3)
TOTAL%
0) No others considered35164.5
1) Andover Newton40.7
5) Austin71.3
8) Boston University20.4
12) Chicago Div School30.6
16) Columbia61.1
18) Dubuque91.7
19) Duke40.7
20) Eastern Baptist10.2
24) Fuller101.8
27) Garrett30.6
28) Gordon-Conwell40.7
29) Harvard Div30.6
31) Iliff40.7
35) Louisville173.1
37) McCormick183.3
38) Memphis10.2
40) New Brunswick10.2
41) New York Theological10.2
42) Oxford10.2
43) Pacific School of Religion10.2
44) Perkins10.2
47) Presbyterian School of Christian Education10.2
48) Princeton275.0
54) San Francisco112.0
59) Trinity30.6
60) Union (NY)40.7
61) Union (VA)112.0
62) United (MN)10.2
66) Vanderbilt40.7
68) Wesley10.2
69) Western10.2
70) Yale50.9
71) Pittsburgh162.9
80) Others not listed here71.3
Missing961 
TOTAL544100.0
89) What factors determined your choice of school (First factor)? (SCHLWHY1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL141753.47128
90) What factors determined your choice of school (Second factor)? (SCHLWHY2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88546.04427
91) What factors determined your choice of school (Third factor)? (SCHLWHY3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL38944.85326
92) What were two or three of your school's best qualities (First)? (SCHLQUA1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL146041.27626
93) What were two or three of your school's best qualities (Second)? (SCHLQUA2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL138547.04225
94) What were two or three of your school's best qualities (Third)? (SCHLQUA3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL98851.23425
95) Name two or three of the school's deficiencies (First). (SCHLDEF1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL134550.8923
96) Name two or three of the school's deficiencies (Second). (SCHLDEF2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101049.01121
97) Name two or three of the school's deficiencies (Third). (SCHLDEF3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL46648.02823
98) How would you rate quality of faculty instruction? (FACINST1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent74650.9
2) Good62642.7
3) Fair865.9
4) Poor80.5
Missing39 
TOTAL1466100.0
99) How would you rate quality of faculty instruction? (FACINST2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving82980.8
2) Getting worse19719.2
Missing479 
TOTAL1026100.0
100) How would you rate faculty-student relations? (FACSR1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent56838.7
2) Good64644.0
3) Fair21514.7
4) Poor382.6
Missing38 
TOTAL1467100.0
101) How would you rate faculty-student relations? (FACSR2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving74580.5
2) Getting worse18119.5
Missing579 
TOTAL926100.0
102) How would you rate library and other resources? (LIB1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent81555.3
2) Good52035.3
3) Fair1248.4
4) Poor151.0
Missing31 
TOTAL1474100.0
103) How would you rate library and other resources? (LIB2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving93995.5
2) Getting worse444.5
Missing522 
TOTAL983100.0
104) How would you rate spirituality/common worship life of school? (SPIRIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent17511.9
2) Good55237.6
3) Fair53536.4
4) Poor20814.1
Missing35 
TOTAL1470100.0
105) How would you rate spirituality/common worship life of school? (SPIRIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving64769.6
2) Getting worse28230.4
Missing576 
TOTAL929100.0
106) How would you rate overall student academic ability? (STACAD1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent24116.4
2) Good96565.8
3) Fair23716.2
4) Poor241.6
Missing38 
TOTAL1467100.0
107) How would you rate overall student academic ability? (STACAD2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving62372.3
2) Getting worse23927.7
Missing643 
TOTAL862100.0
108) How would you rate vitality of intellectual life? (INTELL1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent35224.1
2) Good81856.0
3) Fair26418.1
4) Poor281.9
Missing43 
TOTAL1462100.0
109) How would you rate vitality of intellectual life? (INTELL2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving62573.9
2) Getting worse22126.1
Missing659 
TOTAL846100.0
110) How would you rate shared life of school community? (SCHCOMM1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent32322.2
2) Good52436.0
3) Fair46832.2
4) Poor1409.6
Missing50 
TOTAL1455100.0
111) How would you rate shared life of school community? (SCHCOMM2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving55565.7
2) Getting worse29034.3
Missing660 
TOTAL845100.0
112) How would you rate tolerance for nonconformity? (SCHTOL1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent31721.8
2) Good58039.9
3) Fair39126.9
4) Poor16511.4
Missing52 
TOTAL1453100.0
113) How would you rate tolerance for nonconformity? (SCHTOL2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving57666.7
2) Getting worse28733.3
Missing642 
TOTAL863100.0
114) How would you rate the nondiscriminatory inclusion of minority groups? (SCHDISC1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent57739.7
2) Good56839.1
3) Fair24016.5
4) Poor694.7
Missing51 
TOTAL1454100.0
115) How would you rate the nondiscriminatory inclusion of minority groups? (SCHDISC2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving77689.4
2) Getting worse9210.6
Missing637 
TOTAL868100.0
116) How would you rate the preparation of students for the realities of work? (STPREP1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent16611.3
2) Good54537.2
3) Fair55537.9
4) Poor19913.6
Missing40 
TOTAL1465100.0
117) How would you rate the preparation of students for the realities of work? (STPREP2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving63770.7
2) Getting worse26429.3
Missing604 
TOTAL901100.0
118) How would you rate the school's financial support for students? (FINSUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent52136.7
2) Good58441.1
3) Fair24317.1
4) Poor725.1
Missing85 
TOTAL1420100.0
119) How would you rate the school's financial support for students? (FINSUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Improving56670.8
2) Getting worse23429.3
Missing705 
TOTAL800100.0
120) In your experience at this school, have there been any especially redemptive or transformative influences on you (First response)? (RTEXP1)
TOTAL%
11) The teaching of one or two13011.4
12) Personal attention or inspiration of one or two12811.2
13) The teaching of several534.6
14) Personal attention or inspiration of several675.9
19) Other specific references to faculty141.2
20) Coursework, curriculum, in general60.5
21) One or two courses - NB: when both teacher and course are mentioned, code the teacher100.9
22) Pastoral council/care or ministry courses in particular; clinical pastoral education (CPE)403.5
23) Bible (OT or NT) in particular181.6
24) Theology in particular60.5
25) Ethics, social justice courses10.1
27) Internship, field education placement474.1
28) DMin seminar, workshop, events20.2
29) Several courses or a particular field181.6
30) School community as a whole-general (students, faculty, administration) affirming, helpful, supportive, healing, close211.8
31) Supportive faculty and/or administration343.0
32) Students (friends), all or most201.8
33) Students (friends), one or a few201.8
34) Students and professors191.7
35) Administrators in particular161.4
36) Chaplain in particular80.7
37) God working through community90.8
38) Gender-based support group90.8
39) Race/ethnic-based support group10.1
41) Supportive small groups, including prayer, study, etc.433.8
49) Other aspects of school community111.0
50) Encouragement and support - in general10.1
51) In personal or family crisis272.4
52) Affirmation of self, gifts, calling, ministry232.0
53) Supporting my own theological perspective60.5
54) Integrating aspects of myself, school and ministry90.8
59) Other particular forms of support60.5
61) Old ways of thinking or believing challenged effectively272.4
62) Change of personal perspective or belief262.3
63) New skills or abilities60.5
64) More sensitive to social issues70.6
65) Spiritual growth and maturity332.9
69) Other forms of personal change30.3
71) Retreats at seminary40.4
72) Special campus events, speakers and programs171.5
73) Off-campus events, experts90.8
74) Field trips, visits, related to school121.1
75) Worship, chapel, spiritual emphases201.8
76) Career counseling process30.3
77) Particular teaching techniques80.7
79) Other types of special events40.4
90) Miscellaneous40.4
91) Involvement in school leadership or activities40.4
98) No, none13111.5
Missing364 
TOTAL1141100.0
121) In your experience at this school, have there been any especially redemptive or transformative influences on you (Second response)? (RTEXP2)
TOTAL%
11) 295.2
12) 8014.5
13) 122.2
14) 162.9
19) 112.0
20) 20.4
21) 61.1
22) 162.9
23) 91.6
24) 61.1
25) 10.2
26) 10.2
27) 122.2
29) 132.4
30) 81.4
31) 274.9
32) 112.0
33) 81.4
34) 162.9
35) 112.0
36) 61.1
37) 50.9
38) 40.7
39) 10.2
41) 81.4
49) 132.4
50) 10.2
51) 91.6
52) 264.7
53) 61.1
54) 91.6
59) 30.5
61) 122.2
62) 162.9
63) 112.0
64) 101.8
65) 7012.7
69) 10.2
71) 20.4
72) 40.7
73) 71.3
74) 61.1
75) 132.4
76) 30.5
77) 71.3
91) 30.5
98) 20.4
Missing952 
TOTAL553100.0
122) Have there been major sources of conflict or tension for you in this school? If so, please describe them and what led to them (First response). (CTEXP1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL110953.50233
123) Have there been major sources of conflict or tension for you in this school? If so, please describe them and what led to them (Second response). (CTEXP2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40747.2826
124) Has your theological school been helpful to you since graduation (First response)? (TSHELP1)
TOTAL%
1) 47632.6
2) 34823.9
3) 35324.2
4) 332.3
5) 382.6
6) 100.7
7) 15310.5
8) 483.3
Missing46 
TOTAL1459100.0
125) Has your theological school been helpful to you since graduation (Second response)? (TSHELP2)
TOTAL%
2) Through library and study guides71.1
3) Through continuing education programs25939.3
4) Through placement counseling and services517.7
5) Through visits from seminary staff or faculty7110.8
6) Through placement of theological student interns with you253.8
7) Through personal contacts with members of the school community18928.7
8) In other ways578.6
Missing846 
TOTAL659100.0
126) Has your theological school been helpful to you since graduation (Third response)? (TSHELP3)
TOTAL%
3) Through continuing education programs30.9
4) Through placement counseling and services4914.7
5) Through visits from seminary staff or faculty5616.8
6) Through placement of theological student interns with you309.0
7) Through personal contacts with members of the school community15546.4
8) In other ways:4112.3
Missing1171 
TOTAL334100.0
127) Has your theological school been helpful to you since graduation (Fourth response)? (TSHELP4)
TOTAL%
4) Through placement counseling and services10.7
5) Through visits from seminary staff or faculty2215.5
6) Through placement of theological student interns with you117.7
7) Through personal contacts with members of the school community7351.4
8) In other ways3524.6
Missing1363 
TOTAL142100.0
128) What is your racial/ethnic self-identification? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Native American/American Indian60.4
2) Asian/Asian American201.3
3) Black/African American312.1
4) Hispanic/Latin American110.7
5) White/Anglo-Saxon/Caucasian142295.2
6) Other30.2
Missing12 
TOTAL1493100.0
129) In what state or country were you born? (LOCBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL147154.50429
130) Are you now an American citizen? (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes143798.0
2) No302.0
Missing38 
TOTAL1467100.0
131) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male95164.0
2) Female53636.0
Missing18 
TOTAL1487100.0
132) Your most influential early religious training (First) (CHILDRT1)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist18913.1
2) E evangelical26318.2
3) LIB liberationist50.3
4) M middle-of-road64444.6
5) NE neo-orthodox956.6
6) L liberal1379.5
7) B black theology20.1
8) NM not much of anything171.2
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal181.2
10) FEM feminist30.2
11) A Arminian90.6
12) Conservative (write-in)201.4
13) Reformed/Presbyterian90.6
15) Roman Catholic151.0
16) Anglican (write-in)10.1
98) Other161.1
Missing62 
TOTAL1443100.0
133) Your most influential early religious training (Second) (CHILDRT2)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist1319.4
2) E evangelical1420.9
4) M middle-of-road2232.8
5) NE neo-orthodox23.0
6) L liberal913.4
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal34.5
11) A Arminian23.0
12) Conservative (write-in)11.5
13) Reformed/Presbyterian11.5
Missing1438 
TOTAL67100.0
134) Your most influential early religious training (Third) (CHILDRT3)
TOTAL%
6) L liberal125.0
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal250.0
11) A Arminian125.0
Missing1501 
TOTAL4100.0
135) Your point of view when you entered your first theological degree program (First) (POVIEW1)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist755.2
2) E evangelical34323.8
3) LIB liberationist332.3
4) M middle-of-road46132.0
5) NE neo-orthodox866.0
6) L liberal33022.9
7) B black theology30.2
8) NM not much of anything60.4
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal332.3
10) FEM feminist231.6
11) A Arminian50.3
12) Conservative (write-in)181.2
13) Reformed/Presbyterian70.5
15) Roman Catholic10.1
16) Anglican (write-in)10.1
98) Other171.2
Missing63 
TOTAL1442100.0
136) Your point of view when you entered your first theological degree program (Second) (POVIEW2)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist1211.0
2) E evangelical1917.4
3) LIB liberationist32.8
4) M middle-of-road2422.0
5) NE neo-orthodox43.7
6) L liberal2119.3
7) B black theology10.9
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal76.4
10) FEM feminist1110.1
11) A Arminian21.8
12) Conservative (write-in)21.8
98) Other32.8
Missing1396 
TOTAL109100.0
137) Your point of view when you entered your first theological degree program (Second) (POVIEW3)
TOTAL%
2) E evangelical215.4
3) LIB liberationist17.7
4) M middle-of-road323.1
6) L liberal323.1
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal17.7
10) FEM feminist323.1
Missing1492 
TOTAL13100.0
138) Your point of view when you received that degree (First) (POVIEW4)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist80.6
2) E evangelical23016.0
3) LIB liberationist936.5
4) M middle-of-road38126.5
5) NE neo-orthodox19413.5
6) L liberal40227.9
7) B black theology40.3
8) NM not much of anything20.1
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal171.2
10) FEM feminist563.9
11) A Arminian30.2
12) Conservative (write-in)60.4
13) Reformed/Presbyterian191.3
15) Roman Catholic10.1
98) Other241.7
Missing65 
TOTAL1440100.0
139) Your point of view when you received that degree (Second) (POVIEW5)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist51.9
2) E evangelical3413.2
3) LIB liberationist207.8
4) M middle-of-road3513.6
5) NE neo-orthodox124.7
6) L liberal8231.9
7) B black theology10.4
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal62.3
10) FEM feminist5220.2
12) Conservative (write-in)20.8
13) Reformed/Presbyterian10.4
98) Other72.7
Missing1248 
TOTAL257100.0
140) Your point of view when you received that degree (Third) (POVIEW6)
TOTAL%
2) E evangelical48.7
3) LIB liberationist613.0
4) M middle-of-road613.0
5) NE neo-orthodox36.5
6) L liberal613.0
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal24.3
10) FEM feminist1634.8
11) A Arminian12.2
98) Other24.3
Missing1459 
TOTAL46100.0
141) Your point of view now (First) (POVIEW7)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist70.5
2) E evangelical27319.0
3) LIB liberationist825.7
4) M middle-of-road41028.5
5) NE neo-orthodox15110.5
6) L liberal33623.3
7) B black theology60.4
8) NM not much of anything10.1
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal171.2
10) FEM feminist785.4
11) A Arminian20.1
12) Conservative (write-in)80.6
13) Reformed/Presbyterian221.5
15) Roman Catholic20.1
16) Anglican (write-in)10.1
98) Other433.0
Missing66 
TOTAL1439100.0
142) Your point of view now (Second) (POVIEW8)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist51.4
2) E evangelical6016.9
3) LIB liberationist287.9
4) M middle-of-road5014.1
5) NE neo-orthodox226.2
6) L liberal10629.9
7) B black theology10.3
8) NM not much of anything10.3
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal92.5
10) FEM feminist5916.6
11) A Arminian10.3
12) Conservative (write-in)41.1
13) Reformed/Presbyterian10.3
98) Other82.3
Missing1150 
TOTAL355100.0
143) Your point of view now (Second) (POVIEW9)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist11.4
2) E evangelical68.5
3) LIB liberationist79.9
4) M middle-of-road811.3
5) NE neo-orthodox68.5
6) L liberal811.3
7) B black theology11.4
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal34.2
10) FEM feminist2940.8
98) Other22.8
Missing1434 
TOTAL71100.0
144) The dominant view among ministers of your judiciary/presbytery (First) (MPOVIEW1)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist403.0
2) E evangelical14210.6
3) LIB liberationist120.9
4) M middle-of-road75856.8
5) NE neo-orthodox1148.5
6) L liberal20315.2
7) B black theology20.1
8) NM not much of anything50.4
9) C charismatic/Pentecostal110.8
10) FEM feminist80.6
11) A Arminian20.1
12) Conservative (write-in)211.6
13) Reformed/Presbyterian70.5
15) Roman Catholic10.1
98) Other80.6
Missing171 
TOTAL1334100.0
145) The dominant view among ministers of your judiciary/presbytery (Second) (MPOVIEW2)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist95.0
2) E evangelical3117.2
3) LIB liberationist42.2
4) M middle-of-road5228.9
5) NE neo-orthodox84.4
6) L liberal6335.0
8) NM not much of anything31.7
10) FEM feminist31.7
12) Conservative (write-in)31.7
13) Reformed/Presbyterian10.6
98) Other31.7
Missing1325 
TOTAL180100.0
146) The dominant view among ministers of your judiciary/presbytery (Third) (MPOVIEW3)
TOTAL%
1) F fundamentalist18.3
2) E evangelical18.3
4) M middle-of-road325.0
5) NE neo-orthodox325.0
6) L liberal216.7
8) NM not much of anything18.3
10) FEM feminist18.3
Missing1493 
TOTAL12100.0
147) Bible's literal authority (1), vs. historical context (5) 1 if you lean more to the view on the left, 5 if you lean more to the view on the right, and 3 if you embrace both views about equally. (LRSCAL1)
TOTAL%
1) 382.6
2) 865.9
3) 19012.9
4) 46231.5
5) 69247.1
Missing37 
TOTAL1468100.0
148) Oriented to scholarly study (1) vs. effective ministry (5) 1 if you lean more to the view on the left, 5 if you lean more to the view on the right, and 3 if you embrace both views about equally. (LRSCAL2)
TOTAL%
1) 352.4
2) 886.0
3) 64343.8
4) 52135.5
5) 18212.4
Missing36 
TOTAL1469100.0
149) God as transcendent (1) vs. God as immanent(5) 1 if you lean more to the view on the left, 5 if you lean more to the view on the right, and 3 if you embrace both views about equally. (LRSCAL3)
TOTAL%
1) 1147.8
2) 29820.5
3) 46732.1
4) 39226.9
5) 18512.7
Missing49 
TOTAL1456100.0
150) Priority on community ministry (1) vs. individual ministry (5) 1 if you lean more to the view on the left, 5 if you lean more to the view on the right, and 3 if you embrace both views about equally. (LRSCAL4)
TOTAL%
1) 785.3
2) 37725.5
3) 80254.3
4) 19213.0
5) 271.8
Missing29 
TOTAL1476100.0
151) Ministry with no denominational system (1) vs. independent of it (5) 1 if you lean more to the view on the left, 5 if you lean more to the view on the right, and 3 if you embrace both views about equally. (LRSCAL5)
TOTAL%
1) 73450.0
2) 41128.0
3) 21914.9
4) 755.1
5) 302.0
Missing36 
TOTAL1469100.0
152) Theologically, where would you locate yourself on a conservative-to-liberal spectrum? 1 being conservative and 7 being liberal. (LCSCALE)
TOTAL%
1) 281.9
2) 1168.1
3) 22815.9
4) 20414.2
5) 41028.6
6) 31221.7
7) 1389.6
Missing69 
TOTAL1436100.0
153) Are you: (marital status) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Unmarried19913.4
2) Engaged, committed or "coupled"332.2
3) In first marriage98866.5
4) In second or later marriage16311.0
5) Separated100.7
6) Divorced825.5
7) Widowed100.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1485100.0
154) For how many children are you the chief source of financial support? (CHILDSUP)
TOTAL%
0) 47735.2
1) 24017.7
2) 44032.5
3) 15111.1
4) 372.7
5) 80.6
6) 10.1
7) 10.1
Missing150 
TOTAL1355100.0
155) ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE SOURCE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN: What are their ages?-- [HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE] 0 to 5 years old (AGE0T5)
TOTAL%
0) 76660.5
1) 30724.2
2) 17313.7
3) 201.6
4) 10.1
Missing238 
TOTAL1267100.0
156) ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE SOURCE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN: What are their ages?-- [HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE] 6 to 11 years old (AGE6T11)
TOTAL%
0) 86768.5
1) 26921.2
2) 1138.9
3) 161.3
4) 10.1
Missing239 
TOTAL1266100.0
157) ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE SOURCE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN: What are their ages?-- [HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE] 12 to 14 years old (AGE12T14)
TOTAL%
0) 111387.9
1) 13911.0
2) 131.0
3) 10.1
Missing239 
TOTAL1266100.0
158) ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE SOURCE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN: What are their ages?-- [HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE] 15 to 18 years old (AGE15T18)
TOTAL%
0) 112188.6
1) 1179.2
2) 252.0
3) 10.1
4) 10.1
Missing240 
TOTAL1265100.0
159) ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE SOURCE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN: What are their ages?-- [HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE] 19 or older (AGE19)
TOTAL%
0) 113389.6
1) 887.0
2) 302.4
3) 70.6
4) 50.4
5) 10.1
8) 10.1
Missing240 
TOTAL1265100.0
160) If you are married, is your spouse a professional church worker or minister? Or preparing for ministry? (SPOUSECW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25021.3
2) No but preparing544.6
3) No, and not preparing87274.1
Missing329 
TOTAL1176100.0
161) How fully are minorities accepted as equals in ministry and included in influential groups in your judicatory? 1 being fully accepted, 6 not accepted (MINEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Fully accepted32424.5
2) 36327.5
3) 27921.1
4) 20015.1
5) 1229.2
6) Not accepted332.5
Missing184 
TOTAL1321100.0
162) How fully are women accepted as equals in ministry and included in influential groups in your judicatory? 1 being fully accepted, 6 not accepted (WOMENEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Fully accepted34024.3
2) 40228.7
3) 29921.3
4) 19814.1
5) 1389.9
6) Not accepted241.7
Missing104 
TOTAL1401100.0
163) How fully are foreign-born individuals accepted as equals in ministry and included in influential groups in your judicatory? 1 being fully accepted, 6 not accepted (FBORNEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Fully accepted29824.2
2) 30224.5
3) 30825.0
4) 18314.8
5) 1129.1
6) Not accepted302.4
Missing272 
TOTAL1233100.0
164) How fully are second-career individuals accepted as equals in ministry and included in influential groups in your judicatory? 1 being fully accepted, 6 not accepted (CAREEREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Fully accepted73253.5
2) 41730.5
3) 14110.3
4) 473.4
5) 282.0
6) Not accepted30.2
Missing137 
TOTAL1368100.0
165) How important is a prophetic vision before the Presbyterian Church (USA)? (PVISION)
TOTAL%
1) Most important18326.9
2) Second most important14321.0
3) Third most important15322.5
4) Fourth most important17525.7
8) No rank263.8
Missing825 
TOTAL680100.0
166) How important is being an intellectual center of the church's life through research and scholarship? (RESEARCH)
TOTAL%
1) Most important14114.1
2) Second most important32932.9
3) Third most important27727.7
4) Fourth most important21621.6
8) No rank363.6
Missing506 
TOTAL999100.0
167) How important is providing theological grounding for the policies and pronouncements of the Presbyterian Church (USA)? (POLICIES)
TOTAL%
1) Most important123.4
2) Second most important6518.6
3) Third most important10931.2
4) Fourth most important11833.8
8) No rank4512.9
Missing1156 
TOTAL349100.0
168) How important is providing continuing education for graduates of theological schools? (CEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Most important101.1
2) Second most important19821.2
3) Third most important35538.1
4) Fourth most important32334.7
8) No rank464.9
Missing573 
TOTAL932100.0
169) How important is educating future religious scholars? (EDUCFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Most important224.7
2) Second most important9620.6
3) Third most important13328.5
4) Fourth most important16535.3
8) No rank5110.9
Missing1038 
TOTAL467100.0
170) How important is educating church members to be lay leaders in the church and the world? (LAYMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Most important326.2
2) Second most important7614.8
3) Third most important14928.9
4) Fourth most important20740.2
8) No rank519.9
Missing990 
TOTAL515100.0
171) How important is educating candidates for ordination as ministers? (EDUCCAND)
TOTAL%
1) Most important104875.6
2) Second most important18013.0
3) Third most important745.3
4) Fourth most important463.3
8) No rank392.8
Missing118 
TOTAL1387100.0
172) How important is educating Christian educators and other lay church employees? (EDUCLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Most important384.7
2) Second most important36244.4
3) Third most important18722.9
4) Fourth most important16520.2
8) No rank637.7
Missing690 
TOTAL815100.0
173) If someone interested in the ministry were to ask your advice about attending theological school. What school would you suggest he or she attend (First)? (ADVICE1)
TOTAL%
1) Andover Newton10.1
2) Asbury10.1
3) Ashland10.1
5) Austin978.3
7) Bethel10.1
12) Chicago Div School50.4
13) Christian10.1
14) Claremont10.1
16) Columbia16414.1
18) Dubuque383.3
19) Duke10.1
24) Fuller353.0
25) Fuller - Menlo Park10.1
28) Gordon-Conwell151.3
29) Harvard Div30.3
31) Iliff10.1
32) J.C. Smith/ITC80.7
34) Lexington10.1
35) Louisville11710.0
37) McCormick12310.6
40) New Brunswick10.1
41) New York Theological10.1
43) Pacific School of Religion20.2
45) Phillips University Graduate Seminary10.1
47) Presbyterian School of Christian Education675.8
48) Princeton15913.6
50) Reformed Theological Seminary20.2
54) San Francisco11710.0
59) Trinity60.5
60) Union (NY)131.1
61) Union (VA)897.6
63) United (OH)10.1
69) Western10.1
70) Yale30.3
71) Pittsburgh766.5
72) Oral Roberts School of Theology10.1
74) Westminster30.3
80) Others not listed here70.6
Missing340 
TOTAL1165100.0
174) If someone interested in the ministry were to ask your advice about attending theological school. What school would you suggest he or she attend (Second)? (ADVICE2)
TOTAL%
0) No others considered10.5
1) Andover Newton10.5
5) Austin94.1
11) Candler10.5
12) Chicago Div School41.8
14) Claremont10.5
16) Columbia2611.7
18) Dubuque83.6
19) Duke31.4
24) Fuller104.5
28) Gordon-Conwell83.6
29) Harvard Div10.5
32) J.C. Smith/ITC10.5
34) Lexington10.5
35) Louisville156.8
37) McCormick146.3
39) Methodist Theological School (OH)10.5
46) Presbyterian College (Canada)10.5
47) Presbyterian School of Christian Education156.8
48) Princeton3214.4
54) San Francisco198.6
56) Southeastern10.5
59) Trinity10.5
60) Union (NY)62.7
61) Union (VA)2913.1
70) Yale31.4
71) Pittsburgh83.6
80) Others not listed here20.9
Missing1283 
TOTAL222100.0
175) Why would you suggest they attend this school (First)? (WHYSUGG1)
TOTAL%
1) Academically excellent program82771.1
2) Regional or local orientation of school837.1
3) Theological viewpoint1089.3
4) Specific scholars or resources413.5
5) The school's interest in local church life464.0
6) Other reasons585.0
Missing342 
TOTAL1163100.0
176) Why would you suggest they attend this school (Second)? (WHYSUGG2)
TOTAL%
2) Regional or local orientation of school26529.5
3) Theological viewpoint34738.7
4) Specific scholars or resources15517.3
5) The school's interest in local church life768.5
6) Other reasons546.0
Missing608 
TOTAL897100.0
177) Why would you suggest they attend this school (Third)? (WHYSUGG3)
TOTAL%
3) Theological viewpoint19429.9
4) Specific scholars or resources22634.9
5) The school's interest in local church life15423.8
6) Other reasons7411.4
Missing857 
TOTAL648100.0
178) Why would you suggest they attend this school (Fourth)? (WHYSUGG4)
TOTAL%
3) Theological viewpoint10.3
4) Specific scholars or resources13742.9
5) The school's interest in local church life12338.6
6) Other reasons5818.2
Missing1186 
TOTAL319100.0
179) Why would you suggest they attend this school (Fifth)? (WHYSUGG5)
TOTAL%
1) Academically excellent program21.4
5) The school's interest in local church life9367.4
6) Other reasons4331.2
Missing1367 
TOTAL138100.0
180) Did the respondent give his or her name? (NAMEYN)
TOTAL%
0) No70046.5
1) Yes80553.5
TOTAL1505100.0
181) I-AGE: In what year were you born? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 30 and under624.1
1) 31-35684.5
2) 36-40895.9
3) 41-451238.2
4) 46 and over115477.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1496100.0
182) I-EDUC: About what was your final college GPA? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) A47031.7
1) B84256.8
2) C17011.5
3) D10.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1483100.0
183) I-INCOME: What is your annual income from your current position? [in thousand dollars] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) Under 20K26419.6
1) 20-24K28221.0
2) 25-29K36827.4
3) 30-34K20115.0
4) 35K and over22917.0
Missing161 
TOTAL1344100.0
184) I-RACE: What is your racial/ethnic self-identification? (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Native American/American Indian60.4
2) Asian/Asian American201.3
3) Black/African American312.1
4) Hispanic/Latin American110.7
5) White/Anglo-Saxon/Caucasian142295.2
6) Other30.2
Missing12 
TOTAL1493100.0
185) I-SEX: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male95164.0
2) Female53636.0
Missing18 
TOTAL1487100.0
186) I-MARITAL: Are you: (marital status) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Unmarried19913.4
2) Engaged, committed or "coupled"332.2
3) Married115177.5
4) Separated/Divorced926.2
5) Widowed100.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1485100.0