Pulpit and Pew National Survey of Pastoral Leaders, 2001

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All frequencies weighted by 2) MSHIPWT
1) Case ID Number (SU_ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88310028411.3214254.29
2) Weight using MSHIP variable (MSHIPWT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11.505
3) Average weekly attendance of congregation (MSHIPI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883160.54273.14
4) Denomination Number (CORRDENN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883127.1773.70
5) Denomination Name (CORRDEN)
TOTAL%
3) Church of God General Conference00
4) Seventh-Day Adventist6.7
7) American Evangelical Christian Churches1.1
10) Apostolic Christian Church of America2.2
12) Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God1.1
15) Baptist505.7
16) American Baptist Asso1.1
17) American Baptist Churches5.6
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship3.3
19) Baptist Missionary Asso of America00
22) Conservation Baptist Asso of America4.5
24) Free Will Baptist131.5
25) General Asso of Regular Baptist Church00
26) General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist1.1
28) National Baptist Convention212.4
29) National Missionary Baptist Convention141.6
33) Progressive National Baptist Convention00
34) Reformed Baptist1.1
37) Southern Baptist809.1
38) United Baptist2.2
48) Church of the Brethren2.2
53) Buddhist Communities101.1
55) Christian & Missionary Alliances4.5
57) The Christian Church Stone-Campbell Movement00
58) Disciples of Christ5.6
59) Christian Churches & Churches of Christ3.3
60) Churches of Christ5.6
61) Christian Churches of North America3.3
62) Christian Congregation00
64) Church of Christ Holiness2.2
66) Church of God6.7
67) Huntsville Church of God2.2
69) Anderson Church of God111.2
70) Cleveland Church of God2.2
74) Church of God in Christ1.1
75) Church of God of Prophecy5.6
78) Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ8.9
79) Church of the Nazarene222.5
86) Conservative Congreg Christian Conf3.3
88) Episcopal-Anglican1.1
91) Episcopal Church212.4
92) Reformed Episcopal Church2.2
94) Evangelical Church00
95) Evangelical Congreg Church00
96) Evangelical Covenant Church1.1
97) Evangelical Free Church of America3.3
98) Foursquare Gospel2.2
99) Friends-Quakers00
105) Independents Fundamental Churches00
107) Judaism4.5
108) Conservative Judaism2.2
109) Orthodox Judaism1.1
110) Reconstructionism3.3
111) Reform Judaism3.3
112) Latter-Day Saints00
115) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints6.7
117) Recognized Church of JC of LDS232.6
118) Lutheran4.5
119) American Lutheran Church2.2
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America485.4
125) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod192.2
126) Lutheran Church in America5.6
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod2.2
136) General Conference Mennonite Churs1.1
140) Mennonite Church1.1
145) Methodist6.7
146) African Methodist Episcopal Church5.6
147) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church3.3
150) Free Methodist Church of North America121.4
152) Reformed Methodist Union Episcopal2.2
155) United Methodist Church11613.2
157) Missionary3.3
158) Moravian2.2
171) North American Old Roman Catholic Church00
172) Old Roman Catholic Church1.1
175) Eastern Orthodox131.5
178) Antiochian Orthodox Christian00
179) Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox00
180) Greek Orthodox Archdiocese00
182) Russian Orthodox Church00
185) Pentecostal91
186) Assemblies of God161.8
187) Elim Fellowship1.1
188) Independent Assemblies of God2.2
190) Pentecostal Assemblies of the World3.3
191) Pentecostal Church of God4.5
194) United Pentecostal Church5.6
197) Presbyterian2.2
203) Presbyterian Church in America3.3
204) Presbyterian Church USA293.3
207) Christian Reformed Church in NA2.2
210) Protestant Reformed Church00
211) Reformed Church in America1.1
213) Roman Catholic Church434.9
223) Unitarian Univeralist Asso101.1
224) United Church of Christ303.4
226) Unity School of Christianity6.7
228) Wesleyan Church4.5
230) Other Christian9510.8
TOTAL881100.0
6) Denominational Traditions (constructed from DENOM1) (DENOMTRA)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic434.9
2) Mainline Protestant30134.1
3) Conservative Protestant38143.1
4) Historic Black10712.1
5) Other religions515.8
TOTAL883100.0
7) Registered parishioners (TOTPAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883401.36682.85
8) Registered parishioners (7 Groups) (TOTPAR4)
TOTAL%
1) Under 50069779.1
2) 501-100013315.1
3) 1000-1500242.7
4) 1501-2500161.8
5) 2501-35003.3
6) 3501-56005.6
7) 5600 or more3.3
TOTAL881100.0
9) Has Profile (HASPROF)
TOTAL%
0) No47754
1) Yes40646
TOTAL883100.0
10) Number of members (MSHIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883188.60468.26
11) How many worshipers 15 years or older attending all services the weekend of April 29? (WORNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883155.31268.40
12) Congregational size from NORC participation or refusal questionnaire. (NUMAVG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883169.85418.48
13) GSS respondents' estimate of congregational size. (GSSNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883299.551024.95
14) Number of copies of attender instrument requested by the congregation. (CONG_)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883272.91562.21
15) NORC imputed attendance (AVGATTI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883169.26350.46
16) Census region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast13015.3
2) South25630.2
3) Midwest32238
4) West14016.5
Missing36 
TOTAL848100.0
17) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
18) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (YTH_DNM)
TOTAL%
1) Adventist1.1
3) Church of God General Conference00
4) Seventh-Day Adventist3.3
7) American Evangelical Christian Churches111.3
9) Apostolic Christian Church3.3
10) Apostolic Christian Church of America3.3
12) Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God3.3
14) Bahai00
15) Baptist718.1
16) American Baptist Asso121.4
17) American Baptist Churches1.1
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship1.1
19) Baptist Missionary Asso of America4.5
22) Conservation Baptist Asso of America00
23) Duck River3.3
24) Free Will Baptist6.7
25) General Asso of Regular Baptist Church1.1
26) General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist1.1
28) National Baptist Convention131.5
29) National Missionary Baptist Convention121.4
30) National Primitive Baptist Convention3.3
32) Primitive Baptist2.2
33) Progressive National Baptist Convention1.1
37) Southern Baptist718.1
42) Bible Protestant Church1.1
48) Church of the Brethren2.2
51) Old German Baptist Brethren1.1
53) Buddhist Communities111.3
55) Christian & Missionary Alliances3.3
56) Christian Catholic Churches121.4
57) The Christian Church Stone-Campbell Movement3.3
58) Disciples of Christ3.3
59) Christian Churches & Churches of Christ2.2
60) Churches of Christ2.2
62) Christian Congregation2.2
65) Church of Christ Scientist1.1
66) Church of God5.6
70) Cleveland Church of God3.3
74) Church of God in Christ4.5
75) Church of God of Prophecy5.6
78) Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ2.2
79) Church of the Nazarene6.7
84) Congreg Bible Churches1.1
88) Episcopal-Anglican3.3
91) Episcopal Church101.1
93) Other Anglican Bodies in the US1.1
94) Evangelical Church2.2
95) Evangelical Congreg Church00
97) Evangelical Free Church of America6.7
105) Independents Fundamental Churches1.1
107) Judaism5.6
108) Conservative Judaism2.2
109) Orthodox Judaism2.2
110) Reconstructionism2.2
111) Reform Judaism2.2
112) Latter-Day Saints4.5
115) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints3.3
117) Recognized Church of JC of LDS232.6
118) Lutheran273.1
119) American Lutheran Church182
121) Church of Lutheran Brethren1.1
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America151.7
124) Free Lutheran Congreg00
125) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod161.8
126) Lutheran Church in America8.9
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod3.3
129) Mennonite1.1
139) Mennonite Bretheren Churches3.3
140) Mennonite Church1.1
145) Methodist485.5
146) African Methodist Episcopal Church111.3
147) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church1.1
149) Evangelical Methodist Church4.5
150) Free Methodist Church of North America6.7
151) Primitive Methodist Church1.1
155) United Methodist Church525.9
157) Missionary1.1
158) Moravian2.2
168) Old Catholic00
169) Liberal Catholic Church00
171) North American Old Roman Catholic Church00
172) Old Roman Catholic Church2.2
175) Eastern Orthodox1.1
177) American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic111.3
179) Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox00
180) Greek Orthodox Archdiocese00
185) Pentecostal6.7
186) Assemblies of God8.9
190) Pentecostal Assemblies of the World3.3
191) Pentecostal Church of God4.5
193) Pentecostal Holiness Church1.1
194) United Pentecostal Church3.3
197) Presbyterian101.1
198) Asso Reformed Presbyterian Church3.3
200) Cumberland Presbyterian00
204) Presbyterian Church USA192.2
205) Second Cumberland PC in the US1.1
211) Reformed Church in America4.5
213) Roman Catholic Church697.8
223) Unitarian Univeralist Asso1.1
224) United Church of Christ182
230) Other Christian13615.5
Missing2 
TOTAL880100.0
19) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your father before you were 12 years old? (ATTND_FT)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)14516.5
2) About once per month687.7
3) Weekly attendance48254.8
4) Did not attend16418.6
5) Not applicable212.4
Missing2 
TOTAL880100.0
20) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your mother before you were 12 years old? (ATTND_MT)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)13315.1
2) About once per month606.8
3) Weekly attendance60969.1
4) Did not attend697.8
5) Not applicable101.1
Missing2 
TOTAL881100.0
21) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTND_YT)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)9410.6
2) About once per month546.1
3) Weekly attendance65974.6
4) Did not attend768.6
TOTAL883100.0
22) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (YACTIVIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63271.6
2) No25128.4
TOTAL883100.0
23) Did you have a leadership role in church-based youth activities at age 16? (YACT_LDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39161.9
2) No24138.1
Missing252 
TOTAL632100.0
24) What is your present denomination, if any? (IF RESPONDENT IS ROMAN CATHOLIC, ASK CAPCH. IF RESPONDENT IS A MEMBER OF A PROTESTANT DENOMINATION OR INDEPENDENT, GO TO PAPCH.) (RDNOM)
TOTAL%
3) Church of God General Conference00
4) Seventh-Day Adventist7.8
6) American Ethical Union2.2
7) American Evangelical Christian Churches1.1
9) Apostolic Christian Church1.1
10) Apostolic Christian Church Of America3.3
12) Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church Of God91
14) Bahai1.1
15) Baptist637.1
16) American Baptist Asso6.7
17) American Baptist Churches5.6
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship1.1
19) Baptist Missionary Asso of America3.3
21) Central Baptist Asso00
22) Conservation Baptist Asso of America4.5
24) Free Will Baptist131.5
25) General Asso of Regular Baptist Church00
26) General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist00
28) National Baptist Convention161.8
29) National Missionary Baptist Convention121.4
30) National Primitive Baptist Convention2.2
33) Progressive National Baptist Convention00
37) Southern Baptist657.4
42) Bible Protestant Church1.1
46) Brethren Church00
48) Church of the Brethren2.2
52) United Zion Church00
53) Buddhist Communities101.1
55) Christian & Missionary Alliances4.5
56) Christian Catholic Churches3.3
57) The Christian Church Stone-Campbell Movement2.2
58) Disciples of Christ2.2
59) Christian Churches & Churches of Christ2.2
60) Churches of Christ00
61) Christian Churches of North America2.2
62) Christian Congregation2.2
64) Church of Christ Holiness2.2
65) Church of Christ Scientist1.1
66) Church of God4.5
70) Cleveland Church of God4.5
74) Church of God in Christ2.2
75) Church of God of Prophecy6.7
78) Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ8.9
79) Church of the Nazarene202.3
86) Conservative Congreg Christian Conf1.1
87) Divine Science1.1
88) Episcopal-Anglican5.6
90) Anglican Orthodox Church1.1
91) Episcopal Church171.9
93) Other Anglican Bodies in the US2.2
94) Evangelical Church2.2
95) Evangelical Congreg Church00
96) Evangelical Covenant Church1.1
97) Evangelical Free Church of America2.2
98) Foursquare Gospel2.2
99) Friends-Quakers00
103) Grace Gospel Fellowship4.5
105) Independents Fundamental Churches2.2
107) Judaism3.3
108) Conservative Judaism1.1
109) Orthodox Judaism1.1
110) Reconstructionism3.3
111) Reform Judaism4.5
112) Latter-Day Saints2.2
115) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints4.5
117) Recognized Church of JC of LDS232.6
118) Lutheran151.7
119) American Lutheran Church2.2
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America374.2
124) Free Lutheran Congreg1.1
125) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod151.7
126) Lutheran Church in America3.3
128) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod2.2
129) Mennonite1.1
140) Mennonite Church1.1
144) Unaffiliated Mennonite Church5.6
145) Methodist333.7
146) African Methodist Episcopal Church2.2
147) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church3.3
150) Free Methodist Church of North Amer8.9
151) Primitive Methodist Church1.1
154) Union American Methodist Episcopal Church1.1
155) United Methodist Church758.5
157) Missionary2.2
168) Old Catholic00
171) North American Old Roman Catholic Church00
172) Old Roman Catholic Church1.1
175) Eastern Orthodox1.1
177) American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic121.4
179) Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox00
180) Greek Orthodox Archdiocese00
185) Pentecostal91
186) Assemblies of God101.1
190) Pentecostal Assemblies of the World3.3
191) Pentecostal Church of God4.5
194) United Pentecostal Church5.6
197) Presbyterian5.6
198) Asso Reformed Presbyterian Church2.2
199) Bible Presbyterian Church00
203) Presbyterian Church in America3.3
204) Presbyterian Church USA242.7
205) Second Cumberland PC in the US1.1
211) Reformed Church in America1.1
213) Roman Catholic Church404.5
215) Schwekenfelder Church00
218) Natl Spiritual Alliance of the USA2.2
223) Unitarian Univeralist Asso8.9
224) United Church of Christ313.5
226) Unity School of Christianity6.7
228) Wesleyan Church4.5
230) Other Christian13315
TOTAL884100.0
25) (FOR CATHOLICS) When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a conservative, moderate, or progressive Catholic, or do none of these describe you? (CAPCH)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative26.7
2) Moderate1550
3) Progressive1033.3
4) None26.7
5) Something else13.3
Missing855 
TOTAL30100.0
26) (FOR PROTESTANTS) When it comes to your approach to faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (PAPCH)
TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal9012.4
2) Fundamentalist648.8
3) Evangelical23933
4) Mainline11415.7
5) Liberal8311.5
6) None659
7) Something else699.5
Missing159 
TOTAL724100.0
27) Non-Christian religious approach. (NC_PCH)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative4335.8
2) Moderate3025
3) Liberal1411.7
4) None3125.8
5) Something else21.7
Missing763 
TOTAL120100.0
28) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Never married (SKIP TO CHLD)9110.3
2) In first marriage64473
3) Divorced or separated (SKIP TO CHLD)313.5
4) Widowed (SKIP TO CHLD)131.5
5) Remarried after death of spouse8.9
6) Remarried after divorce9210.4
7) Something else3.3
TOTAL882100.0
29) What kind of work does your spouse normally do? (That is, what is his/her job category?) (SP_JOB)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical; Please specify.29940
2) Managers and Administrators, sales workers11315.1
3) Clerical and related workers7810.4
4) Craftsman and related workers4.5
5) Operatives, except transport5.7
6) Transport, equipment operatives, laborers2.3
7) Farmers, Farm laborers3.4
8) Service Workers425.6
9) Not in Labor market20126.9
Missing136 
TOTAL747100.0
30) Verbatim Response if 1 to SP_JOB (Spouse is "professional"). (SPRF_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
31) Children living at home? (CHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39244.4
2) No49155.6
TOTAL883100.0
32) How many children do you have aged 0-4 years? (NCHLD_I2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.210.51
33) How many children do you have aged 5-11 years? (NCHLD_I3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.570.82
34) How many children do you have aged 12-18 years? (NCHLD_I4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.920.94
35) How many children do you have aged 19 years or more? (NCHLD_I5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.480.88
36) Now I would like to ask you some questions about your background in ministry. Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78689
2) No. SKIP TO JOB_BM9711
TOTAL883100.0
37) At what age did you first seriously consider that you were called to become an ordained minister or priest? (CALLING)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88321.949.21
38) How old were you when you received full ordination as minister/pastor/priest? (ORDN_AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88332.008.53
39) Overall, how many years have you been in the ordained ministry full or part-time for which you were paid a salary? (PAID_LTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88318.6212.15
40) In how many different positions, including your current one, have you served as a paid ordained pastor/priest? (NPSITION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8833.623.31
41) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering ordained ministry? (JOB_BM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62370.6
2) No. (SKIP TO TRN_NC)26029.4
TOTAL883100.0
42) If yes (TO JOB_BM), for how long? (OCC_YRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88314.6711.20
43) Months at other occupation. (OCC_MON)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.431.69
44) Verbatim Response to Other Professional Occupation Before Ministry (JOB_BM) (OCCMN_PS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
45) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? - Non-Christian Clergy (TRN_NC)
TOTAL%
1) None47.8
2) Training program certificate2549
3) Degree from a religious school47.8
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity1325.5
5) Ph.D. or Th.D.12
6) Something else47.8
Missing833 
TOTAL51100.0
46) How would you describe your current position? (CRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister38353.6
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister27138
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister142
4) Co-pastor162.2
5) Something else304.2
Missing168 
TOTAL714100.0
47) Verbatim Response if CRPOS=5 ("Other" position at congregation) (CRPOS_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
48) Verbatim Response to Current Position in Congregation if Non-Christian (CRPOS_NC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
49) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (POS_SRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8831992.539.68
50) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (LDR_OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10912.3
2) No. (SKIP TO CUR_OCC)77487.7
TOTAL883100.0
51) How many [other congregations in addition to this one do you serve over as pastor]? (NLDR_OTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.223.26
52) Do you work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (CUR_OCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24728
2) No. (SKIP TO EMP_FT1)63672
TOTAL883100.0
53) What kind of work do you? (C_OCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical. Please specify15061
2) Managers and Administrators, sales workers3012.2
3) Clerical and related workers31.2
4) Craftsman and related workers176.9
5) Operatives, except transport52
6) Transport, equipment operatives, laborers41.6
7) Farmers, Farm laborers166.5
8) Service Workers218.5
Missing636 
TOTAL246100.0
54) Verbatim Response if C_OCC=1 (POCC_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
55) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Full-time ordained professionals (EMP_FT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.501.90
56) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Part-time ordained pros. (EMP_PT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.230.75
57) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Full-time lay pros. (EMP_FT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.874.06
58) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Part-time lay pros. (EMP_PT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8831.052.45
59) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Full-time clerical staff. (EMP_FT3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.551.80
60) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Part-time clerical staff. (EMP_PT3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.530.95
61) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Full-time custodial staff. (EMP_FT4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.311.10
62) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full or part-time, are employed by your congregation?: Part-time custodial staff. (EMP_PT4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.811.23
63) In the past five years, how many from your present congregation have decided to enter some form of ordained religious leadership? (OTHRSMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.1811.48
64) In the past two years, how many persons have you personally encouraged to consider becoming a pastor/priest? (ENCOURAG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8835.6933.58
65) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Preaching. (TYPWK_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88311.277.60
66) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings. (TYPWK_2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8835.224.83
67) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Teaching people about the faith. (TYPWK_3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8835.095.01
68) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Training people for ministry and mission. (TYPWK_4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.253.78
69) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - One on one time working to convert others to the faith. (TYPWK_5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8834.229.74
70) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. (TYPWK_6)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8834.585.40
71) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Visiting members, sick, and shut-in. (TYPWK_7)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8834.514.86
72) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Visiting prospective members. (TYPWK_8)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8831.522.37
73) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision. (TYPWK_9)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8836.938.71
74) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Attending congregational board and committee meetings. (TYPWK_10)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.633.53
75) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future. (TYPWK_11)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8834.368.37
76) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Involvement in denominational or interdenominational, interfaith affairs. (TYPWK_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.115.04
77) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation. (TYPWK_13)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8831.914.50
78) In the worksheet that you received in the mail, we listed a number of pastoral tasks and asked you to estimate how much time in a typical week you devote to each task, including preparation where applicable. When I read the list, please refer to your worksheet and tell me how much time you estimated spending for each task. - Other. Please specify. (TYPWK_14)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8831.665.31
79) Verbatim Response if "Other Task" Mentioned in TYPWK_14 (TYPWK_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
80) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Preaching. (BSTSK_1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73282.9
2) No15117.1
TOTAL883100.0
81) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings. (BSTSK_2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37041.9
2) No51358.1
TOTAL883100.0
82) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Teaching people about the faith. (BSTSK_3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47954.2
2) No40445.8
TOTAL883100.0
83) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Training people for ministry and mission. (BSTSK_4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes546.1
2) No82993.9
TOTAL883100.0
84) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? One on one time working to convert others to the faith. (BSTSK_5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes718
2) No81292
TOTAL883100.0
85) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. (BSTSK_6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24127.3
2) No64172.7
TOTAL882100.0
86) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Visiting members, sick, and shut-in. (BSTSK_7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23426.5
2) No64873.5
TOTAL882100.0
87) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Visiting prospective members. (BSTSK_8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes424.8
2) No84195.2
TOTAL883100.0
88) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision. (BSTSK_9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17019.3
2) No71380.7
TOTAL883100.0
89) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Attending congregational board and committee meetings. (BSTSK_10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes242.7
2) No85997.3
TOTAL883100.0
90) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future. (BSTSK_11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11212.7
2) No77187.3
TOTAL883100.0
91) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Involvement in denominational or interdenominational, interfaith affairs. (BSTSK_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes354
2) No84896
TOTAL883100.0
92) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation. (BSTSK_13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151.7
2) No86898.3
TOTAL883100.0
93) As you look back over this list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor, which three of the tasks do you do best? Other. Please specify. (BSTSK_14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes354
2) No84896
TOTAL883100.0
94) Verbatim Response if "Other Task" Mentioned in BSTSK_14 (BSTSK_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
95) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Preaching. (WSTSK_1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16619.6
2) No67980.4
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
96) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings. (WSTSK_2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes576.7
2) No78893.3
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
97) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Teaching people about the faith. (WSTSK_3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13415.9
2) No71184.1
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
98) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Training people for ministry and mission. (WSTSK_4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23928.3
2) No60671.7
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
99) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? One on one time working to convert others to the faith. (WSTSK_5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26030.8
2) No58569.2
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
100) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. (WSTSK_6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17420.6
2) No67179.4
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
101) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Visiting members, sick, and shut-in. (WSTSK_7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17821.1
2) No66778.9
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
102) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Visiting prospective members. (WSTSK_8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22827
2) No61773
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
103) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision. (WSTSK_9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24128.5
2) No60471.5
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
104) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Attending congregational board and committee meetings. (WSTSK_10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes769
2) No76991
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
105) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future. (WSTSK_11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17320.5
2) No67279.5
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
106) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Involvement in denominational or interdenominational, interfaith affairs. (WSTSK_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15218
2) No69382
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
107) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation. (WSTSK_13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19623.2
2) No64976.8
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
108) In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Other. Please specify. (WSTSK_14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes182.1
2) No82797.9
Missing38 
TOTAL845100.0
109) Verbatim Response if "Other Task" Mentioned in WSTSK_14 (WSTSK_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
110) In your ministry in the congregation, with which two age groups do you spend most of your time working? – Children to age 12 (AGEGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13015
2) No73485
Missing19 
TOTAL864100.0
111) In your ministry in the congregation, with which two age groups do you spend most of your time working? – Youth 12-18 (AGEGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17019.7
2) No69480.3
Missing19 
TOTAL864100.0
112) In your ministry in the congregation, with which two age groups do you spend most of your time working? – Single young adults (AGEGRP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes748.6
2) No79091.4
Missing19 
TOTAL864100.0
113) In your ministry in the congregation, with which two age groups do you spend most of your time working? – Married young adults (AGEGRP4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22125.6
2) No64374.4
Missing19 
TOTAL864100.0
114) In your ministry in the congregation, with which two age groups do you spend most of your time working? – Middle age adults (AGEGRP5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58567.7
2) No27932.3
Missing19 
TOTAL864100.0
115) In your ministry in the congregation, with which two age groups do you spend most of your time working? – Older adults (AGEGRP6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49557.3
2) No36942.7
Missing19 
TOTAL864100.0
116) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Prayer and meditation. (Hours) (LSTWK_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88310.1011.19
117) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Reading, other than for sermons. (Hours) (LSTWK_2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8835.876.25
118) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Searching the web, chat groups, e-mail. (Hours) (LSTWK_3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.483.76
119) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Family life (time, other than at meals, spent on family activities). (Hours) (LSTWK_4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88311.3410.85
120) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.). (Hours) (LSTWK_5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8835.015.09
121) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Physical exercise for health. (Hours) (LSTWK_6)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.913.96
122) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Recreation (other than exercise). (Hours) (LSTWK_7)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.764.69
123) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Commuting to work. (Hours) (LSTWK_8)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.203.61
124) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in the following activities? - Eating out with friends. (Hours) (LSTWK_9)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.843.23
125) Other than the Bible, what three authors do you read most often in relation to your work as a pastor? First author (AUTHOR1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
126) Other than the Bible, what three authors do you read most often in relation to your work as a pastor? Second author (AUTHOR2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
127) Other than the Bible, what three authors do you read most often in relation to your work as a pastor? Third author (AUTHOR3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
128) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) No58466.1
2) Yes29933.9
TOTAL883100.0
129) How often during the past year did you take part in some form of continuing theological education lasting at least a full day? (CONTED)
TOTAL%
1) None19822.4
2) Once or twice29533.4
3) Three to five24427.6
4) Five or more14616.5
TOTAL883100.0
130) Does your current congregation provide you with a sabbatical leave? (SABTCL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes. SKIP TO EVAL26530
2) No61870
TOTAL883100.0
131) Length of Sabbatical leave in years? (SABTCLYR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8830.100.42
132) Length of Sabbatical leave in months? (SABTCLMO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8832.182.00
133) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (EVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51458.3
2) No36841.7
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
134) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (DNOMEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24329.2
2) No50861
3) Not applicable as not part of a denomination829.8
Missing50 
TOTAL833100.0
135) How important would you say that the denomination of this congregation is for the way that it organizes its programs or ministries? (DNOMINF)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance33740.6
2) Somewhat important27132.6
3) Somewhat unimportant414.9
4) Of little importance667.9
5) Of no significance, not in a denomination11614
Missing52 
TOTAL831100.0
136) In your work as a pastoral leader, which occupies more of your attention on a week-to-week basis? Is it… (CONGNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Dealing with the problems and needs of individual members11513
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole27931.6
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion48855.3
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
137) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (CONGVIS)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction. SKIP TO RDYNEW131.5
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision. SKIP TO RDYNEW18420.9
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.42948.8
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.25428.9
Missing3 
TOTAL880100.0
138) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? Are they very compatible, somewhat compatible, somewhat incompatible, or almost completely incompatible? (VISCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible30244.2
2) Somewhat compatible35451.8
3) Somewhat incompatible263.8
4) Not at all compatible1.1
Missing200 
TOTAL683100.0
139) Do you (1) strongly agree, (2) somewhat agree, (3) somewhat disagree, or (4) disagree that this congregation is always ready to try something new? (RDYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23526.6
2) Somewhat agree43048.8
3) Somewhat disagree14816.8
4) Disagree697.8
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
140) Do you (1) strongly agree, (2) somewhat agree, (3) somewhat disagree, or (4) disagree that the current morale of this congregation is high? (CONGMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46853.1
2) Somewhat agree32737.1
3) Somewhat disagree566.4
4) Disagree303.4
Missing1 
TOTAL881100.0
141) Do you (1) strongly agree, (2) somewhat agree, (3) somewhat disagree, or (4) disagree that members of the congregation have a sense of excitement about the congregation's future? (FUTEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47353.6
2) Somewhat agree33437.8
3) Somewhat disagree525.9
4) Disagree242.7
TOTAL883100.0
142) Do you (1) strongly agree, (2) somewhat agree, (3) somewhat disagree, or (4) disagree that the congregation's leaders are willing to change programs and structures to meet new challenges? (CONGCHAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40846.2
2) Somewhat agree35940.6
3) Somewhat disagree9310.5
4) Disagree242.7
TOTAL884100.0
143) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of. SKIP TO ACPTORD28232
2) Some minor conflict41046.6
3) Major conflict445
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving14416.4
Missing2 
TOTAL880100.0
144) Verbatim Response if CONFLICT=2,3,4. (CONFL_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
145) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Being ordained. (ACPTORD)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance50957.6
2) Somewhat important18420.8
3) Somewhat unimportant637.1
4) Little importance12714.4
TOTAL883100.0
146) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Having a seminary degree or certificate. (ACPTDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance38043.1
2) Somewhat important23126.2
3) Somewhat unimportant10311.7
4) Little importance16819
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
147) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance75786.5
2) Somewhat important9010.3
3) Somewhat unimportant141.6
4) Little importance141.6
Missing7 
TOTAL875100.0
148) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Being competent in tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance78188.4
2) Somewhat important10011.3
3) Somewhat unimportant1.1
4) Little importance1.1
TOTAL883100.0
149) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Having the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance80190.8
2) Somewhat important809.1
3) Somewhat unimportant1.1
TOTAL882100.0
150) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Your physical appearance. (ACPTPHYS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance21224.1
2) Somewhat important42247.9
3) Somewhat unimportant14116
4) Little importance10612
Missing2 
TOTAL881100.0
151) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Your gender. (ACPTGNDR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance38143.5
2) Somewhat important22025.1
3) Somewhat unimportant14216.2
4) Little importance13215.1
Missing8 
TOTAL875100.0
152) A variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is each of the following in your current congregation? Is it of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, or of (4) little importance? - Your race and ethnicity. (ACPTETHN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance14616.7
2) Somewhat important24428
3) Somewhat unimportant16919.4
4) Little importance31335.9
Missing11 
TOTAL872100.0
153) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? For each of the following, would you say that it is of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, (4) of little importance? - Feeling that your gifts for ministry are right for the congregation you are serving. (IMPGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance74484.2
2) Somewhat important13014.7
3) Somewhat unimportant8.9
4) Little importance2.2
TOTAL884100.0
154) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? For each of the following, would you say that it is of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, (4) of little importance? - Serving a congregation that offers challenges to your creativity. (IMPCHAL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance50156.7
2) Somewhat important33137.5
3) Somewhat unimportant283.2
4) Little importance232.6
Missing1 
TOTAL883100.0
155) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? For each of the following, would you say that it is of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, (4) of little importance? - Having close relationships with your congregation's members. (IMPCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance57765.4
2) Somewhat important27431.1
3) Somewhat unimportant252.8
4) Little importance6.7
TOTAL882100.0
156) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? For each of the following, would you say that it is of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, (4) of little importance? - Financial well-being. (IMPFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance22425.4
2) Somewhat important46552.7
3) Somewhat unimportant9510.8
4) Little importance9811.1
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
157) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? For each of the following, would you say that it is of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, (4) of little importance? - Opportunity to own your own housing. (IMPHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance33638.1
2) Somewhat important22125.1
3) Somewhat unimportant9410.7
4) Little importance23126.2
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
158) As you think about your experience, how important is each of the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? For each of the following, would you say that it is of (1) great importance, (2) somewhat important, (3) somewhat unimportant, (4) of little importance? - Anything else? Please specify. (IMPELSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23326.4
2) No65073.6
TOTAL883100.0
159) Verbatim Response to IMPELSE (IMELSE_O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
160) Importance of response given in IMPELSE (IMPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance22697.4
2) Somewhat important62.6
Missing650 
TOTAL232100.0
161) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Your overall effectiveness as a pastoral leader in this particular congregation? (SAT_1)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied29735.7
2) Somewhat satisfied48658.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied364.3
4) Very dissatisfied111.3
9) Does not apply2.2
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
162) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Your current ministry position? (SAT_2)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied60672.8
2) Somewhat satisfied19623.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied192.3
4) Very dissatisfied1.1
9) Does not apply101.2
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
163) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Housing or living arrangements? (SAT_3)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied59271.2
2) Somewhat satisfied15518.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied485.8
4) Very dissatisfied81
9) Does not apply293.5
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
164) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Spiritual life? (SAT_4)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied34841.8
2) Somewhat satisfied44353.2
3) Somewhat dissatisfied404.8
4) Very dissatisfied1.1
9) Does not apply00
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
165) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Opportunities for continuing theological education? (SAT_5)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied39647.6
2) Somewhat satisfied30136.2
3) Somewhat dissatisfied9211.1
4) Very dissatisfied81
9) Does not apply354.2
Missing52 
TOTAL832100.0
166) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Support from your denominational official? (SAT_6)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied36744.1
2) Somewhat satisfied24529.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied738.8
4) Very dissatisfied232.8
9) Does not apply12414.9
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
167) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Relations with fellow clergy? (SAT_7)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied42151
2) Somewhat satisfied29135.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied8410.2
4) Very dissatisfied182.2
9) Does not apply111.3
Missing58 
TOTAL825100.0
168) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Relations with lay leaders in your congregation? (SAT_8)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied58770.5
2) Somewhat satisfied22827.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied7.8
4) Very dissatisfied1.1
9) Does not apply101.2
Missing50 
TOTAL833100.0
169) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Relations with other clergy and staff members in your church? (SAT_9)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied48858.6
2) Somewhat satisfied16419.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied131.6
4) Very dissatisfied3.4
9) Does not apply16519.8
Missing50 
TOTAL833100.0
170) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Your salary and benefits? (SAT_10)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied39747.7
2) Somewhat satisfied31637.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied465.5
4) Very dissatisfied151.8
9) Does not apply597.1
Missing50 
TOTAL833100.0
171) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Your overall effectiveness as a pastoral leader in this particular congregation? (SAT_NC1)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied1428
2) Somewhat satisfied3672
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
172) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Your current ministry position? (SAT_NC2)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4896
2) Somewhat satisfied24
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
173) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Housing or living arrangements? (SAT_NC3)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4284
2) Somewhat satisfied24
4) Very dissatisfied612
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
174) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Spiritual life? (SAT_NC4)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied2040
2) Somewhat satisfied714
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2346
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
175) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Opportunities for continuing theological education? (SAT_NC5)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3060
2) Somewhat satisfied1734
3) Somewhat dissatisfied00
9) Does not apply36
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
176) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Relations with fellow clergy? (SAT_NC6)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3364.7
2) Somewhat satisfied1835.3
Missing833 
TOTAL51100.0
177) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Relations with lay leaders in your congregation? (SAT_NC7)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3772.5
2) Somewhat satisfied1427.5
Missing833 
TOTAL51100.0
178) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Relations with other clergy and staff members in your church? (SAT_NC8)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3568.6
2) Somewhat satisfied611.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied12
9) Does not apply917.6
Missing833 
TOTAL51100.0
179) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - Your salary and benefits? (SAT_NC9)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied816.3
2) Somewhat satisfied816.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied714.3
9) Does not apply2653.1
Missing833 
TOTAL49100.0
180) At the present, what is your level of satisfaction with the following. Are you (1) very satisfied, (2) somewhat satisfied, (3) somewhat dissatisfied, or (4) very dissatisfied? (INTERVIEWER PLEASE CODE (9) FOR "DOES NOT APPLY") - IF MARRIED Your family life? (SATFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied57073.4
2) Somewhat satisfied17822.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied283.6
4) Very dissatisfied1.1
Missing107 
TOTAL777100.0
181) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Lack of agreement over what the role of a pastor is. (PRB1)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem506
2) Somewhat a problem18221.9
3) Very little problem26531.9
4) No problem33540.3
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
182) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Difficulty of having a private life apart from my ministerial role. (PRB2)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem667.9
2) Somewhat a problem27833.4
3) Very little problem21525.8
4) No problem27432.9
Missing50 
TOTAL833100.0
183) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Finding time for recreation, relaxation, or personal reflection. (PRB3)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem13816.6
2) Somewhat a problem35542.7
3) Very little problem15518.6
4) No problem18422.1
Missing51 
TOTAL832100.0
184) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Relationships with other clergy and staff members in the church. (PRB4)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem3.4
2) Somewhat a problem708.5
3) Very little problem24029.1
4) No problem51362.1
Missing57 
TOTAL826100.0
185) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Having people relate to me differently because I'm a pastor. (PRB5)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem263.1
2) Somewhat a problem23428.1
3) Very little problem28634.4
4) No problem28634.4
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
186) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Difficulty of reaching people with the Gospel today. (PRB6)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem21125.4
2) Somewhat a problem44153
3) Very little problem9511.4
4) No problem8510.2
Missing50 
TOTAL832100.0
187) (Asked to Non-Christians) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Lack of agreement over clergy role. (PRBNC1)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem00
2) Somewhat a problem23.9
3) Very little problem1325.5
4) No problem3670.6
Missing833 
TOTAL51100.0
188) (Asked to Non-Christians) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Having private life apart from clergy role. (PRBNC2)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem918
2) Somewhat a problem816
3) Very little problem24
4) No problem3162
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
189) (Asked to Non-Christians) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Time for recreation, relaxation, reflection. (PRBNC3)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem816
2) Somewhat a problem3468
3) Very little problem24
4) No problem612
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
190) (Asked to Non-Christians) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - Relationships with other staff in congregation. (PRBNC4)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem00
2) Somewhat a problem12
3) Very little problem1122
4) No problem3876
Missing833 
TOTAL50100.0
191) (Asked to Non-Christians) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Is it (1) a great problem, (2) somewhat a problem, (3) very little problem, (4) no problem? - People relating to me differently as pastor. (PRBNC5)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem12
2) Somewhat a problem23.9
3) Very little problem611.8
4) No problem4282.4
Missing833 
TOTAL51100.0
192) Looking back over the last five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (CALLDBT)
TOTAL%
1) Very often313.5
2) Fairly often323.7
3) Once in awhile27331.2
4) Never53961.6
Missing8 
TOTAL875100.0
193) In the past five years how often have you thought of leaving pastoral ministry in a congregation to enter another type of ministry position? (LVMN_OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often192.2
2) Fairly often556.2
3) Once in awhile29733.6
4) Never51258
TOTAL883100.0
194) In the past five years how often have you thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (LVMN_SEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often192.2
2) Fairly often222.5
3) Once in awhile21624.5
4) Never62570.9
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
195) Thinking back over the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often58165.8
2) Fairly often21224
3) Once in awhile9010.2
TOTAL883100.0
196) During the past year, how often have the people in your congregation listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (PRIVPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Very often424.8
2) Fairly often11012.5
3) Once in awhile47153.5
4) Never25829.3
Missing2 
TOTAL881100.0
197) During the past year, how often have the people in your congregation made too many demands on you? Would you say very often, fairly often, once in a while, or never? (CONGDMND)
TOTAL%
1) Very often657.4
2) Fairly often11813.4
3) Once in awhile42848.5
4) Never27130.7
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
198) During the past year, how often have the people in your congregation been critical of you and the things you have done? Would you say very often, fairly often, once in a while, or never? (CRITCISM)
TOTAL%
1) Very often323.7
2) Fairly often424.8
3) Once in awhile57365.4
4) Never22926.1
Missing8 
TOTAL876100.0
199) Looking back over the past year, how often have you experienced stress as a result of dealing with congregation members who are critical of your work? (CRITSTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often697.8
2) Fairly often768.6
3) Once in awhile49556.1
4) Never24327.5
TOTAL883100.0
200) Over the past year how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (ISOLATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often536
2) Fairly often9911.2
3) Once in awhile44950.8
4) Never28332
TOTAL884100.0
201) Over the past year how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (CONGSTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often11212.7
2) Fairly often22525.5
3) Once in awhile42748.4
4) Never11913.5
TOTAL883100.0
202) (IF RESPONDENTS HAVE CHILDREN LIVING AT HOME, ASK QUESTION KIDTIME, OTHERWISE SKIP TO RESNTTIM.) Over the past year how often have you felt that your work in this congregation did not permit you to devote adequate time to your children? (KIDTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Very often4010.2
2) Fairly often7118.1
3) Once in awhile17544.6
4) Never10627
Missing491 
TOTAL392100.0
203) (IF RESPONDENTS ARE MARRIED, ASK QUESTIONS RESNTTIM AND RESNTFIN. OTHERWISE SKIP TO CHSORDN.) Over the past year how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the amount of time that your ministry takes up? (RESNTTIM)
TOTAL%
1) Very often212.8
2) Fairly often729.7
3) Once in awhile31141.7
4) Never34245.8
Missing138 
TOTAL746100.0
204) Over the past year how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the financial situation in which you find yourselves by being in pastoral ministry? (RESNTFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often162.1
2) Fairly often537.1
3) Once in awhile19626.2
4) Never48264.5
Missing136 
TOTAL747100.0
205) I am now going to read a series of statements. Please (and I want you to) select the statement that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. Please choose one of the following two statements. (CHSORDN)
TOTAL%
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.31938.9
2) Ordained ministers are no different from any Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church.50161.1
Missing63 
TOTAL820100.0
206) Again, please choose one of the following two statements. (CHSPRGRM)
TOTAL%
1) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we discuss the theological rationale for what we are considering.21627
2) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we primarily take into consideration how well it meets the desires and needs of members or prosp membs.58473
Missing84 
TOTAL800100.0
207) Please choose one of the following four statements. (CHSLDRST)
TOTAL%
1) I make most of the decisions; lay members generally follow my lead.465.3
2) I try to inspire and encourage lay members to make decisions and take action, although I will take action alone if I believe that it is needed.60970.4
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.10412
4) Lay leaders make most of the decisions about the congregation's directions and programs; my role is to empower them to implement their decisions.10612.3
Missing18 
TOTAL865100.0
208) Please choose one of the following two statements. (CHSCHNGE)
TOTAL%
1) I enjoy keeping things stirred up and challenging my lay leaders with new ideas and programs.24528.5
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.61571.5
Missing23 
TOTAL860100.0
209) Please choose one of the following two statements. (CHSINVTE)
TOTAL%
1) It is essential in a rapidly changing world that congregational leaders should seek to be innovative in such things as worship and music styles.49260.6
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.32039.4
Missing70 
TOTAL812100.0
210) Please choose one of the following two statements: (CHSDIR)
TOTAL%
1) My lay leaders and I regularly take time to discuss and define future needs and directions of the congregation.48156.7
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going, keeping the congregation functioning effectively.36843.3
Missing34 
TOTAL849100.0
211) (Ask if ever married) In general, would you say that your family has been very positively affected by your ministry in this congregation, somewhat positively affected, somewhat negatively affected, or very negatively affected? (MINFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively47059.8
2) Somewhat positively24130.7
3) Somewhat negatively607.6
4) Very negatively151.9
Missing97 
TOTAL786100.0
212) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88363.3817.81
213) In general, would you say your health is, (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent31035.1
2) Very good36641.4
3) Good17019.3
4) Fair313.5
5) Poor6.7
TOTAL883100.0
214) What is your height in feet? (HGHT_FT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8835.320.47
215) What is your height in inches? (HGHT_IN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8835.903.98
216) What is your weight? (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL883195.4539.70
217) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you accomplished less than you would like with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? (LESSPHYS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time4.5
2) Most of the time182
3) Some of the time9010.2
4) A little of the time14316.2
5) None of the time62871.1
TOTAL883100.0
218) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you been limited in the kind of work or other activities you could do been as a result of your physical health? (LIMTPHYS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1.1
2) Most of the time121.4
3) Some of the time505.7
4) A little of the time10612
5) None of the time71380.8
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
219) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you accomplished less than you would like as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? (LESSEMTN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time5.6
3) Some of the time667.5
4) A little of the time12514.2
5) None of the time68677.8
TOTAL882100.0
220) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you done work or activities less carefully than usual accomplished less than you would like as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? (CAREEMTN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time2.2
2) Most of the time4.5
3) Some of the time465.2
4) A little of the time13014.7
5) None of the time70279.4
TOTAL884100.0
221) The following questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (Response categories: Was it: (1) all of the time, (2) most of the time, (3) some of time, or (4) a little of the time, or (5) none of the time?) (FEELNG_1)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time11412.9
2) Most of the time58466.3
3) Some of the time16118.3
4) A little of the time171.9
5) None of the time5.6
Missing1 
TOTAL881100.0
222) The following questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (Response categories: Was it: (1) all of the time, (2) most of the time, (3) some of time, or (4) a little of the time, or (5) none of the time?) (FEELNG_2)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time10011.3
2) Most of the time55963.4
3) Some of the time18521
4) A little of the time273.1
5) None of the time111.2
TOTAL882100.0
223) The following questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks Have you felt downhearted and depressed? (Response categories: Was it: (1) all of the time, (2) most of the time, (3) some of time, or (4) a little of the time, or (5) none of the time?) (FEELNG_3)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time6.7
3) Some of the time849.5
4) A little of the time33337.8
5) None of the time45852
Missing2 
TOTAL881100.0
224) The following questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (Response categories: Was it: (1) all of the time, (2) most of the time, (3) some of time, or (4) a little of the time, or (5) none of the time?) (FEELNG_4)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time6.7
2) Most of the time424.8
3) Some of the time33938.3
4) A little of the time32336.5
5) None of the time17419.7
TOTAL884100.0
225) The following questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (Response categories: Was it: (1) all of the time, (2) most of the time, (3) some of time, or (4) a little of the time, or (5) none of the time?) (FEELNG_5)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20823.6
2) Most of the time58966.8
3) Some of the time748.4
4) A little of the time7.8
5) None of the time4.5
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
226) In what year were you born? (BRTHYR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8831949.2310.91
227) Born in the United States. (USBRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83894.9
2) No455.1
TOTAL883100.0
228) (IF U.S. BORN in USBRTH) In what state were you born? (BRTHST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
229) (IF FOREIGN COUNTRY IN USBRTH) In what foreign country were you born? (BRTHCNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
230) Which of the following categories comes closest to the type of place you were living in when you were 16 years old? (PLCLV16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm24127.3
2) In a small city of town (under 50,000)27030.6
3) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)13014.7
4) In a suburb near a large city11312.8
5) In a large city12914.6
TOTAL883100.0
231) What kind of work did your father do while you were growing up? (PAOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical. Please specify25328.8
2) Managers and Administrators, sales workers15417.5
3) Clerical and related workers7.8
4) Craftsman and related workers10411.8
5) Operatives, except transport364.1
6) Transport, equipment operatives, laborers10111.5
7) Farmers, Farm laborers16518.8
8) Service Workers323.6
9) Not in labor market283.2
Missing3 
TOTAL880100.0
232) Verbatim response if PAOCC=1 (PAOCC_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
233) What kind of work did your mother do while you were growing up? (MAOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical. Please specify12714.4
2) Managers and Administrators, sales workers576.5
3) Clerical and related workers616.9
4) Craftsman and related workers6.7
5) Operatives, except transport5.6
6) Transport, equipment operatives, laborers121.4
7) Farmers, Farm laborers91
8) Service Workers8810
9) Not in labor market51758.6
TOTAL882100.0
234) Verbatim response if MAOCC=1 (MAOCC_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
235) What is your current salary as a pastor prior to taxes, including fringe benefits & allowances but excluding housing, health insurance, and pensions? (RSALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88325792.7118719.13
236) Does your congregation furnish you with a parsonage/manse/rectory? (CONGHSNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34839.4
2) No SKIP TO EDUCDEBT53560.6
TOTAL883100.0
237) Does your congregation provide a housing allowance? (HSNGALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33963.5
2) No19536.5
Missing349 
TOTAL534100.0
238) How much is that allowance? (HSNGAMT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88312792.1410066.86
239) Month or year? [IS VALUE IN HSNGAMT PER MONTH OR YEAR?] (MON_YR2)
TOTAL%
1) Month7021
2) Year26379
Missing550 
TOTAL333100.0
240) How much is the fair rental value of your parsonage/manse/rectory?$ (HSNGVAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8834444.1417802.95
241) Month or year? [IS VALUE IN HSNGVAL PER MONTH OR YEAR?] (MON_YR3)
TOTAL%
1) Month25076
2) Year7924
Missing555 
TOTAL329100.0
242) How much money do you have to set aside each month to repay in educational debts? (EDUCDEBT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88347.88160.28
243) Does your congregation contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52659.8
2) No35440.2
Missing2 
TOTAL880100.0
244) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HLTHBNFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69478.6
2) No18921.4
TOTAL883100.0
245) What is the total amount of any income that your family receives from sources other than your income from the church, such as a spousal salary, a second job, investments, etc…? (FAMINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88324611.2632275.97
246) Had worksheet (RWORKST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25428.8
2) No62971.2
TOTAL883100.0
247) Age. (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88351.7710.91
248) Age Group. (AGEGPS)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4522825.9
2) Age 45-5017920.3
3) Age 51-6027731.4
4) Age 61+19822.4
TOTAL882100.0
249) Age at ordination. (AGEORD4)
TOTAL%
1) Age 25 and under18623.7
2) Age 26-3023529.9
3) Age 31-3920325.8
4) Age 40+16220.6
Missing97 
TOTAL786100.0
250) Years in ministry. (YRSMIN4)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1019324.6
2) 10-20 years22728.9
3) 21-30 years20626.2
4) 31+ years16020.4
Missing97 
TOTAL786100.0
251) Sex. (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male78488.8
2) Female9911.2
TOTAL883100.0
252) Marital status. (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
0) Not married13815.6
1) Married74584.4
TOTAL883100.0
253) Race. (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White71581.1
2) African-American13014.7
3) Asian-American/Pacific Islander121.4
4) American Indian or Alaskan Native1.1
5) Something else?242.7
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
254) Verbatime response if RACE=5 (RACE_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
255) Would you categorize yourself as Hispanic/Latino? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes232.6
2) No86097.4
TOTAL883100.0
256) Education. (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school diploma799
2) Community college diploma424.8
3) Bachelor's degree16819
4) Master's degree43449.2
5) Doctorate9510.8
6) Other647.3
TOTAL882100.0
257) Verbatim response if EDUC=6 (EDUC_OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
258) (Christian Clergy). What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (TRN)
TOTAL%
1) None669.2
2) Certificate from training program7911
3) Bible college degree233.2
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity35549.7
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M. or other Master's degree588.1
6) Doctor of Ministry degree517.1
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.314.3
8) Something else527.3
Missing168 
TOTAL715100.0
259) Undergraduate major (UGMAJOR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
260) Census Region (REGION4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast15017
2) South32036.4
3) Midwest26530.1
4) West14516.5
Missing2 
TOTAL880100.0
261) Census Division (REGION9)
TOTAL%
1) New England515.8
2) Mid Atlantic9911.3
3) South Atlantic13515.3
4) East North Central15918.1
5) East South Central9811.1
6) West North Central10612
7) West South Central879.9
8) Mountain566.4
9) Pacific8910.1
Missing2 
TOTAL880100.0
262) Years in ministry. (YRSMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88319.9712.11
263) Housing allowance or FMV. (HOUSING)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8839900.5716098.30
264) Salary + housing. (TOTCOMP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88335625.0627945.04
265) Total family income. (TOTFAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88361890.8942690.14
266) Has educational debt. (HAVEDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) No74183.9
1) Yes14216.1
TOTAL883100.0
267) Occupation before becoming a minister. (OCCMN)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical; Please specify29146.7
2) Managers and Administrators, sales workers15825.4
3) Clerical and related workers101.6
4) Craftsman and related workers569
5) Operatives, except transport213.4
6) Transport, equipment operatives, laborers284.5
7) Farmers, Farm laborers233.7
8) Service Workers365.8
Missing260 
TOTAL623100.0
268) Occupation before becoming a minister. (OCCMN1)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical; Please specify29133
2) Managers and Administrators, sales workers15817.9
3) Clerical and related workers101.1
4) Craftsman and related workers566.3
5) Operatives, except transport212.4
6) Transport, equipment operatives, laborers283.2
7) Farmers, Farm laborers232.6
8) Service Workers364.1
10) No previous occupation26029.4
TOTAL883100.0
269) Height in inches. (HEIGHTIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88369.773.39
270) BMI fitness. (BMI)
TOTAL%
0) Underweight7.8
1) Normal21224.3
2) Overweight40146
3) Obese25228.9
Missing12 
TOTAL872100.0
271) Body mass index. (BMIVAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88327.925.57
272) Age. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 35546.1
2) 35-4417419.7
3) 45-5430434.4
4) 55-6424127.3
5) 65 and older11012.5
TOTAL883100.0
273) Race. (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White71581.1
2) African-American13014.7
3) Asian-American/Pacific Islander121.4
4) American Indian or Alaskan Native1.1
5) Something else?242.7
Missing1 
TOTAL882100.0
274) Denominational Traditions (constructed from DENOM1) (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic434.9
2) Mainline Protestant30134.1
3) Conservative Protestant38143.1
4) Historic Black10712.1
5) Other religions515.8
TOTAL883100.0
275) Average weekly attendance of congregation (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) 100 or less51558.3
2) 101-35029733.6
3) 351-1000596.7
4) 1000+121.4
TOTAL883100.0
276) Education. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school diploma799.7
2) Community college diploma425.1
3) Bachelor's degree16820.5
4) Master's degree43453.1
5) Doctorate9511.6
Missing64 
TOTAL818100.0
277) Sex. (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male78488.8
2) Female9911.2
TOTAL883100.0