Rural Ministry Project, Clergy, 1990

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL220182.641100
2) What is your denomination? -- Assemblies of God (AOG)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)83.6
2) Not checked (no)21296.4
TOTAL220100.0
3) What is your denomination? -- Baptist General Conference (BGC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)83.6
2) Not checked (no)21296.4
TOTAL220100.0
4) What is your denomination? -- Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)62.7
2) Not checked (no)21497.3
TOTAL220100.0
5) What is your denomination? -- Episcopal Church (EC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)73.2
2) Not checked (no)21396.8
TOTAL220100.0
6) What is your denomination? -- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)9643.6
2) Not checked (no)12456.4
TOTAL220100.0
7) What is your denomination? -- Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)52.3
2) Not checked (no)21597.7
TOTAL220100.0
8) What is your denomination? -- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)156.8
2) Not checked (no)20593.2
TOTAL220100.0
9) What is your denomination? -- Roman Catholic Church (RCC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)4420.0
2) Not checked (no)17680.0
TOTAL220100.0
10) What is your denomination? -- United Church of Christ (UCC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)115.0
2) Not checked (no)20995.0
TOTAL220100.0
11) What is your denomination? -- United Methodist Church (UMC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)219.5
2) Not checked (no)19990.5
TOTAL220100.0
12) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
2) 25-342813.0
3) 35-446932.1
4) 45-545525.6
5) 55-644520.9
6) 65-74157.0
7) Over 75 years of age31.4
Missing5 
TOTAL215100.0
13) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male20593.2
2) Female156.8
TOTAL220100.0
14) Are or were one or more of your parents members of this congregation/parish? (PARMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Yes135.9
2) No20693.6
TOTAL220100.0
15) Are you (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) Single, never married5223.6
2) Single, divorced20.9
3) Single, widowed10.5
4) Married16575.0
TOTAL220100.0
16) Do you have any children? (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15570.5
2) No6529.5
TOTAL220100.0
17) Are any of your children members of your present congregation/parish? (CHILDMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable5022.8
1) Yes10045.7
2) No6931.5
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
18) In what year was your congregation/parish established? (YEAREST)
TOTAL%
1) Before 185110.5
2) 1851-18755525.3
3) 1876-19008840.6
4) 1901-19253013.8
5) 1926-1950167.4
6) 1951-1975167.4
7) 1976 to present73.2
8) Don't know41.8
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
19) Is your congregation/parish located in (LOCAT)
TOTAL%
1) The open country4721.4
2) A town17378.6
TOTAL220100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS LOCATED IN A TOWN: What is the approximate population? (POP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1743404.3624897
21) What is the present official, recorded membership of your congregation/parish? (TOTMEM)
TOTAL%
1) 49 or fewer125.5
2) 50-99188.2
3) 100-1493415.5
4) 150-1992310.5
5) 200-2492310.5
6) 250-299156.8
7) 300 or more9543.2
TOTAL220100.0
22) Approximately what was the official, recorded membership of your congregation/parish 5 years ago? (PASMEM)
TOTAL%
1) 49 or fewer156.8
2) 50-99198.7
3) 100-1492511.4
4) 150-1992712.3
5) 200-249219.6
6) 250-299115.0
7) 300 or more9442.9
8) Don't know73.2
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
23) What is the total number of persons enrolled in the Sunday church school of your congregation/parish? (ENROLL)
TOTAL%
1) 49 or fewer8639.4
2) 50-995927.1
3) 100-1492812.8
4) 150-199167.3
5) 200-249136.0
6) 250-29920.9
7) 300 or more136.0
8) Don't know10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
24) Do you observe your Sunday Church School enrollment in the past 5 years to have (PASENR)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable52.3
1) Decreased6127.7
2) Stayed about the same7232.7
3) Increased7433.6
4) Don't know83.6
TOTAL220100.0
25) During the past year, attendance at the Sunday morning worship in your congregation/parish averaged (give a total for all morning services)? (AVAT)
TOTAL%
1) 49 or fewer2712.3
2) 50-996328.6
3) 100-1493616.4
4) 150-1993013.6
5) 200-249156.8
6) 250-29994.1
7) 300 or more4018.2
TOTAL220100.0
26) Approximately what was the average attendance at Sunday morning worship in your congregation/parish 5 years ago? (PASAV)
TOTAL%
1) 49 or fewer2611.8
2) 50-995826.4
3) 100-1493415.5
4) 150-199219.5
5) 200-249156.8
6) 250-29962.7
7) 300 or more3817.3
8) Don't know2210.0
TOTAL220100.0
27) In your opinion in the last 5 years, has your congregation/parish Sunday morning worship attendance (GROWMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Decreased5826.4
2) Stayed about the same8538.6
3) Increased7132.3
4) Don't know62.7
TOTAL220100.0
28) Does your congregation/parish have a committee or group responsible for long range planning? (LONGPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9543.4
2) No12356.2
3) Don't know10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
29) Has your congregation/parish had any new building construction in the past 5 years? (BUILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5223.6
2) No16876.4
TOTAL220100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD ANY NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Please estimate the amount of dollars spent on construction (DCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Under $24,9991729.8
2) $25,000 to 49,999712.3
3) $50,000 to 74,99947.0
4) $75,000 to 99,99935.3
5) $100,000 or more2136.8
6) Don't know58.8
Missing163 
TOTAL57100.0
31) Does your congregation/parish have a printed budget? (BUDPRINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18584.1
2) No3515.9
TOTAL220100.0
32) What is the approximate amount of the congregation/parish budget for this year? (Even if the budget is not printed, please note what you believe is the operating budget.) (BUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) Under $24,9993114.1
2) $25,000 to 49,9995826.4
3) $50,000 to 74,9994821.8
4) $75,000 to 99,9992712.3
5) $100,000 or more5525.0
6) Don't know10.5
TOTAL220100.0
33) What was the approximate amount of the congregation/parish budget five years ago? (PASBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Under $24,9994620.9
2) $25,000 to 49,9996630.0
3) $50,000 to 74,9993515.9
4) $75,000 to 99,9992210.0
5) $100,000 or more3515.9
6) Don't know167.3
TOTAL220100.0
34) In general, over the past ten years, has the size of your congregation/parish budget been (BUDGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Decreasing146.4
2) Staying about the same3315.1
3) Increasing17278.5
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
35) Does the parish/congregation have sources of financial support other than what the congregation/parish members contribute? (FINSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8036.7
2) No13762.8
3) Don't know10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
36) Within the past five years, has your congregation/parish had leadership training for the laity? Examples are: training for church officers, for Sunday School teachers, for persons who lead worship or assist in liturgies, for persons who do evangelism, for persons who work with youth. (EVERLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16274.0
2) No4922.4
3) Don't know83.7
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Number of training sessions congregation/parish had within the past 5 years (NUMLEAD)
TOTAL%
0) 42.4
1) 2313.9
2) 2817.0
3) 4225.5
4) 2716.4
5) 2213.3
6) 137.9
7) 31.8
8) 31.8
Missing55 
TOTAL165100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Church officer training (COT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)7132.3
2) Not checked (no)14967.7
TOTAL220100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Stewardship training (STT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)8036.4
2) Not checked (no)14063.6
TOTAL220100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Social ministry training (SMT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)2712.3
2) Not checked (no)19387.7
TOTAL220100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Music training (MUT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)5525.0
2) Not checked (no)16575.0
TOTAL220100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Youth ministry training (YMT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)5826.4
2) Not checked (no)16273.6
TOTAL220100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Church school teacher training (CSST)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)12958.6
2) Not checked (no)9141.4
TOTAL220100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Worship/liturgical leadership training (WLLT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)6027.3
2) Not checked (no)16072.7
TOTAL220100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS: Which of the following? -- Evangelism training (ET)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)6228.2
2) Not checked (no)15871.8
TOTAL220100.0
46) Is your congregation/parish planning to have leadership training for the laity? (PLANLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14064.2
2) No6328.9
3) Don't know156.9
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Number of planned leadership training sessions for the laity (NUMPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) 32.1
1) 2617.9
2) 2114.5
3) 3020.7
4) 2617.9
5) 2114.5
6) 74.8
7) 64.1
8) 53.4
Missing75 
TOTAL145100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Church officer training (PCOT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)8237.3
2) Not checked (no)13862.7
TOTAL220100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Stewardship training (PSTT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)6830.9
2) Not checked (no)15269.1
TOTAL220100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Social ministry training (PSMT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)3415.5
2) Not checked (no)18684.5
TOTAL220100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Music training (PMUT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)3917.7
2) Not checked (no)18182.3
TOTAL220100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Youth ministry training (PYMT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)4922.3
2) Not checked (no)17177.7
TOTAL220100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Church school teacher training (PCSTT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)9241.8
2) Not checked (no)12858.2
TOTAL220100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Worship/liturgical leadership training (PWLLT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)5725.9
2) Not checked (no)16374.1
TOTAL220100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Evangelism training (PET)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)6830.9
2) Not checked (no)15269.1
TOTAL220100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Don't know if training is planned (PDK)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)41.8
2) Not checked (no)21698.2
TOTAL220100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH IS PLANNING TO HAVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE LAITY: Which of the following? -- Refused to answer if training is planned (PRA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)10.5
2) Not checked (no)21999.5
TOTAL220100.0
58) Does your congregation/parish have a working relationship with another congregation/parish? (WORKREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12557.9
2) No9041.7
3) Don't know10.5
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER CONGREGATION/PARISH: Number of working relationships with other congregations/parishes (NUMREL)
TOTAL%
0) 75.6
1) 9979.2
2) 1411.2
3) 54.0
Missing95 
TOTAL125100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER CONGREGATION/PARISH: Check any or all of the following. -- Yoked parish (RYP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)5625.5
2) Not checked (no)16474.5
TOTAL220100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER CONGREGATION/PARISH: Check any or all of the following. -- United parish (RUP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)52.3
2) Not checked (no)21597.7
TOTAL220100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER CONGREGATION/PARISH: Check any or all of the following. -- Cooperative parish (RCP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)188.2
2) Not checked (no)20291.8
TOTAL220100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION/PARISH HAS A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER CONGREGATION/PARISH: Check any or all of the following. -- Shared programs (RSP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)5625.5
2) Not checked (no)16474.5
TOTAL220100.0
64) If in one way or another you share activities with another parish is this (SHAREACT)
TOTAL%
1) With a congregation of the same denomination9460.3
2) With a congregation of another denomination2314.7
3) With both a congregation of our same denomination and of another denomination3623.1
4) Don't know31.9
Missing64 
TOTAL156100.0
65) Did your congregation once have a shared working relationship with another congregation/parish which no longer is in effect? (SHARENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Yes8841.1
2) No11151.9
3) Don't know146.5
Missing6 
TOTAL214100.0
66) As a pastor, are you (PSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Ordained, serving full time19489.0
2) Ordained, serving part time209.2
3) Lay pastor, serving full time41.8
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
67) Do you presently serve more than one parish/congregation? (NMCNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9543.4
2) No12456.6
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
68) For how many years have you served your present congregation/parish? ____ years (YRSSRV)
TOTAL%
0) 41.8
1) 4118.7
2) 2310.5
3) 3716.9
4) 2511.4
5) 219.6
6) 135.9
7) 94.1
8) 73.2
9) 73.2
10) 73.2
11) 62.7
12) 31.4
13) 31.4
14) 20.9
17) 31.4
18) 10.5
19) 20.9
20) 10.5
21) 10.5
22) 10.5
23) 20.9
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
69) Approximately how many years did the pastor prior to you serve this congregation? ____ years (PRSRV)
TOTAL%
0) 31.4
1) 115.1
2) 209.2
3) 2411.1
4) 2310.6
5) 3013.8
6) 198.8
7) 167.4
8) 104.6
9) 62.8
10) 177.8
11) 62.8
12) 94.1
13) 20.9
14) 10.5
15) 31.4
16) 41.8
17) 20.9
18) 20.9
19) 10.5
20) 20.9
23) 31.4
25) 10.5
27) 10.5
32) 10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
70) What was your age when you began serving this congregation/parish? ____ years (AGEBEG)
TOTAL%
23) 10.5
25) 10.5
26) 73.2
27) 20.9
28) 20.9
29) 41.8
30) 83.7
31) 83.7
32) 115.0
33) 104.6
34) 62.8
35) 115.0
36) 104.6
37) 104.6
38) 83.7
39) 31.4
40) 104.6
41) 52.3
42) 62.8
43) 41.8
44) 41.8
45) 73.2
46) 31.4
47) 52.3
48) 41.8
49) 41.8
50) 52.3
51) 73.2
52) 52.3
53) 41.8
54) 62.8
55) 52.3
56) 31.4
57) 41.8
58) 31.4
59) 20.9
60) 10.5
61) 31.4
62) 20.9
63) 20.9
64) 41.8
66) 31.4
67) 10.5
69) 10.5
71) 20.9
72) 10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
71) Approximately what was the age of the pastor prior to you when he or she began serving this congregation/parish? ____ years (PASSAGE)
TOTAL%
22) 10.5
24) 10.5
25) 105.0
26) 52.5
27) 42.0
28) 63.0
29) 31.5
30) 115.5
31) 21.0
32) 31.5
33) 115.5
34) 63.0
35) 136.5
36) 42.0
37) 42.0
38) 52.5
39) 31.5
40) 189.0
42) 115.5
43) 10.5
45) 94.5
46) 31.5
47) 21.0
48) 73.5
49) 10.5
50) 105.0
51) 42.0
52) 10.5
53) 21.0
54) 21.0
55) 115.5
56) 31.5
57) 52.5
58) 10.5
59) 21.0
60) 31.5
61) 10.5
62) 21.0
63) 21.0
65) 21.0
68) 10.5
69) 21.0
70) 31.5
Missing19 
TOTAL201100.0
72) Do you receive a salary for your work as pastor of this congregation? (SAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21899.1
2) No20.9
TOTAL220100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECEIVE A SALARY FOR THEIR WORK AS PASTOR OF THIS CONGREGATION: What is your base cash salary paid by the congregation/parish? (CASH)
TOTAL%
1) Under $12,9995927.3
2) $13,000 to $19,9997635.2
3) $20,000 to $29,9997032.4
4) $30,000 or more115.1
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
74) Is your salary considered to be your primary means of financial support? (PASTSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20694.1
2) No135.9
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
75) Do you do other work than church work for your financial support? (OTHRWRK)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Yes2611.9
2) No19287.7
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
76) Is your spouse employed outside the home? (SPOUSWRK)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable5525.0
1) Yes8840.0
2) No7735.0
TOTAL220100.0
77) Do you have a parsonage/manse/rectory provided? (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16374.1
2) No5725.9
TOTAL220100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A PARSONAGE/MANSE/RECTORY PROVIDED: Do you have? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) A housing allowance5786.4
2) No housing allowance913.6
Missing154 
TOTAL66100.0
79) What type of pension plan do you have? (PENPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable52.3
1) Denominational18486.4
2) Special, such as annuities94.2
3) A combination of the above157.0
Missing7 
TOTAL213100.0
80) Do you have an independent retirement, planing program, e.g., a tax deferred program? (RETPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable41.8
1) Yes11753.9
2) No9644.2
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
81) How satisfied are you in being a part of your congregation/parish? Circle one of the numbers below that best represents your level of satisfaction. (SATMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very unsatisfied52.3
2) 73.2
3) 83.7
4) 136.0
5) 4420.2
6) 8438.5
7) Very satisfied5726.1
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
82) Circle one of the numbers below that best represents your congregation's sense of satisfaction. (SATCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very unsatisfied20.9
2) 10.5
3) 20.9
4) 2310.6
5) 7434.1
6) 8539.2
7) Very satisfied3013.8
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
83) When do you think it is more likely for a pastor to be in rural ministry? (RURALMIN)
TOTAL%
1) For a first call or appointment11753.7
2) No time is more likely5927.1
3) After a first call or appointment2511.5
4) Don't know177.8
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
84) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Buildings or facilities (CMBF)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point209.1
2) Neither strong or weak point5324.2
3) Strong point14666.7
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
85) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Salary and benefits (CMSB)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point6328.9
2) Neither strong or weak point4319.7
3) Strong point11251.4
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
86) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Geographic location (CMGL)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point3717.0
2) Neither strong or weak point3516.1
3) Strong point14667.0
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
87) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Quality of schools (CMQS)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point2411.1
2) Neither strong or weak point4319.9
3) Strong point14969.0
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
88) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Quality of community services (CMSE)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point4420.5
2) Neither strong or weak point6530.2
3) Strong point10649.3
Missing5 
TOTAL215100.0
89) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Employment opportunities for spouse (CMSP)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point10952.4
2) Neither strong or weak point4220.2
3) Strong point5727.4
Missing12 
TOTAL208100.0
90) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Number of people to work with (CMNP)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point5324.5
2) Neither strong or weak point7032.4
3) Strong point9343.1
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
91) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Experienced lay leadership (CMEL)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point5324.4
2) Neither strong or weak point4922.6
3) Strong point11553.0
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
92) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- General economic condition of your community (CMEC)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point7434.1
2) Neither strong or weak point6228.6
3) Strong point8137.3
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
93) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Accessibility to continuing education resources (CMCE)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point7735.8
2) Neither strong or weak point5324.7
3) Strong point8539.5
Missing5 
TOTAL215100.0
94) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Colleague support (CMCO)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point4520.7
2) Neither strong or weak point5927.2
3) Strong point11352.1
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
95) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Parsonage/manse/rectory (CMPR)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point3817.8
2) Neither strong or weak point5425.4
3) Strong point12156.8
Missing7 
TOTAL213100.0
96) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Denominational support (CMDS)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point219.7
2) Neither strong or weak point6831.5
3) Strong point12758.8
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
97) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Working in smaller communities (CMSC)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point146.7
2) Neither strong or weak point6330.1
3) Strong point13263.2
Missing11 
TOTAL209100.0
98) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Commitment of lay leadership (CMLL)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point2712.5
2) Neither strong or weak point5726.4
3) Strong point13261.1
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
99) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Opportunities for professional growth and advancement (CMPG)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point9343.5
2) Neither strong or weak point6932.2
3) Strong point5224.3
Missing6 
TOTAL214100.0
100) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Medical care (CMMC)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point3817.5
2) Neither strong or weak point5224.0
3) Strong point12758.5
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
101) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Child care facilities/programs (CMCH)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point7938.2
2) Neither strong or weak point7435.7
3) Strong point5426.1
Missing13 
TOTAL207100.0
102) Below are several elements of your community and congregation/parish. Assign a 1 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 2 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them neither a strong or weak point in attracting or keeping ministers. Assign a 3 to the following aspects of your community and church if you consider them a strong point in attracting or keeping ministers. -- Community ministerial association (CMMN)
TOTAL%
1) Weak point4219.7
2) Neither strong or weak point7635.7
3) Strong point9544.6
Missing7 
TOTAL213100.0
103) Number of worship activities your church offers (NUMWOR)
TOTAL%
1) 9443.1
2) 7233.0
3) 3214.7
4) 209.2
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
104) Check each of the following worship activities your church offers. -- Daily worship services (WDS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)4219.1
2) Not checked (no)17880.9
TOTAL220100.0
105) Check each of the following worship activities your church offers. -- Sunday morning worship services (WSM)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)21497.3
2) Not checked (no)62.7
TOTAL220100.0
106) Check each of the following worship activities your church offers. -- Mid-week worship services (WMW)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)8940.5
2) Not checked (no)13159.5
TOTAL220100.0
107) Check each of the following worship activities your church offers. -- Sunday evening services (WSE)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)2812.7
2) Not checked (no)19287.3
TOTAL220100.0
108) Check each of the following worship activities your church offers. -- Evangelistic services (WES)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)4319.5
2) Not checked (no)17780.5
TOTAL220100.0
109) Number of activities your church offers (CHURACT)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
2) 10.5
3) 52.3
4) 104.5
5) 177.7
6) 219.5
7) 3515.9
8) 4620.9
9) 209.1
10) 2410.9
11) 209.1
12) 94.1
13) 73.2
14) 31.4
61) 10.5
TOTAL220100.0
110) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Sunday school (CHSS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)20995.0
2) Not checked (no)115.0
TOTAL220100.0
111) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Women's organization (CHWO)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)21296.4
2) Not checked (no)83.6
TOTAL220100.0
112) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Men's organization (CHMO)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)7735.0
2) Not checked (no)14365.0
TOTAL220100.0
113) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Youth organization (CHYO)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)17880.9
2) Not checked (no)4219.1
TOTAL220100.0
114) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Older adults organization (CHOA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)5123.2
2) Not checked (no)16976.8
TOTAL220100.0
115) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Confirmation class (CHCC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)18684.5
2) Not checked (no)3415.5
TOTAL220100.0
116) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Daily vacation Bible School (CHVB)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)15771.4
2) Not checked (no)6328.6
TOTAL220100.0
117) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Social problems/issues study group (CHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)3013.6
2) Not checked (no)19086.4
TOTAL220100.0
118) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Adult Bible study group (CHAS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)17077.3
2) Not checked (no)5022.7
TOTAL220100.0
119) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Adult class on a topic (CHAT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)8538.6
2) Not checked (no)13561.4
TOTAL220100.0
120) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Interdenominational group (CHIG)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)167.3
2) Not checked (no)20492.7
TOTAL220100.0
121) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Food shelf (CHFS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)12155.0
2) Not checked (no)9945.0
TOTAL220100.0
122) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Support groups (CHSG)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)5022.7
2) Not checked (no)17077.3
TOTAL220100.0
123) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups (CHAA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)3716.8
2) Not checked (no)18383.2
TOTAL220100.0
124) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Choir (CHCH)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)14365.0
2) Not checked (no)7735.0
TOTAL220100.0
125) Check all of the following activities that your church offers. -- Young adult group (CHYA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)3797.4
2) Not checked (no)12.6
Missing182 
TOTAL38100.0
126) During the past five years, have you served on any of your denomination's area, regional, or state committees? (DCOM)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable52.3
1) Yes15168.9
2) No6328.8
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
127) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE SERVED ON ANY OF THEIR DENOMINATION'S AREA, REGIONAL, OR STATE COMMITTEES IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS: How many of these committees/task forces have you served as an officer (e.g., chairperson, convener, secretary)? (NCOM)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable5436.2
1) One5536.9
2) Two2919.5
3) More than two117.4
Missing71 
TOTAL149100.0
128) Number of resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) your congregation has used or participated in during the past five years. (DENRES)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 52.3
2) 104.6
3) 2310.6
4) 198.7
5) 3516.1
6) 2812.8
7) 3114.2
8) 209.2
9) 188.3
10) 136.0
11) 94.1
12) 41.8
13) 10.5
29) 10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
129) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Youth events (DEYOE)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)16374.1
2) Not checked (no)5725.9
TOTAL220100.0
130) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Church school curriculum (DECSC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)15168.6
2) Not checked (no)6931.4
TOTAL220100.0
131) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Crisis counseling services (DECSS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)6931.4
2) Not checked (no)15168.6
TOTAL220100.0
132) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Support groups (DESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)3917.7
2) Not checked (no)18182.3
TOTAL220100.0
133) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Women's groups/associations (DEWGA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)18182.3
2) Not checked (no)3917.7
TOTAL220100.0
134) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Men's groups/associations (DEMGA)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)4620.9
2) Not checked (no)17479.1
TOTAL220100.0
135) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Work or service projects (DEWSP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)6529.5
2) Not checked (no)15570.5
TOTAL220100.0
136) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Special mission or project financial offerings (DESMO)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)16575.0
2) Not checked (no)5525.0
TOTAL220100.0
137) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Stewardship materials/programs (DESTM)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)14264.5
2) Not checked (no)7835.5
TOTAL220100.0
138) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Evangelism materials/programs (DEEVM)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)8538.6
2) Not checked (no)13561.4
TOTAL220100.0
139) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Programs/materials related to rural social, political or economic concerns (DERSPE)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)8036.4
2) Not checked (no)14063.6
TOTAL220100.0
140) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Leadership training (DELT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)9442.7
2) Not checked (no)12657.3
TOTAL220100.0
141) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Environmental/land use issues (DEENV)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)4721.4
2) Not checked (no)17378.6
TOTAL220100.0
142) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Don't know if denomination resources used (DEDK)
TOTAL%
1) Checked (yes)31.4
2) Not checked (no)21798.6
TOTAL220100.0
143) Which of the following resources or programs of your denomination (regional, district, conference, presbytery, synod, etc.) has your congregation used or participated in during the past five years? -- Refused to answer if denomination resources used (DERA)
TOTAL%
2) Not checked (no)220100.0
TOTAL220100.0
144) What is the level of formal education which prepared you to serve this congregation? (LEVED)
TOTAL%
1) Less than college31.4
2) Some college to college degree104.6
3) Theological study beyond college20694.1
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
145) What level of formal education do you think a pastor needs to best serve the needs of a congregation/parish? (EDNEED)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable20.9
2) Some college to college degree125.5
3) Theological study beyond college19890.8
4) Don't know62.8
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
146) How important is it for a pastor to take advantage of continuing education opportunities? Circle one of the numbers below that best represents how important you feel it is. (IMPCE)
TOTAL%
1) Not important20.9
3) 31.4
4) 188.2
5) 2812.7
6) 5123.2
7) Very important11853.6
TOTAL220100.0
147) Do you listen to religiously oriented radio or television programs? (RTVP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11452.3
2) No10447.7
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
148) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LISTEN TO RELIGIOUSLY ORIENTED RADIO OR TELEVISION PROGRAMS: How often? (RTVOFT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily2320.4
2) About once a week5145.1
3) About twice a month1815.9
4) About one time per month2118.6
Missing107 
TOTAL113100.0
149) An average member of your congregation attends church (AVATT)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week10849.3
2) About twice a month9442.9
3) About once a month115.0
4) Less than once a month10.5
5) Don't know52.3
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
150) How many years have you served as a pastor? (YRSERV)
TOTAL%
1) 83.7
2) 31.4
3) 62.7
4) 73.2
5) 62.7
6) 62.7
7) 115.0
8) 94.1
9) 62.7
10) 83.7
11) 52.3
12) 83.7
13) 125.5
14) 20.9
15) 73.2
16) 83.7
17) 52.3
18) 62.7
19) 52.3
20) 115.0
21) 31.4
22) 52.3
23) 83.7
24) 31.4
25) 20.9
26) 73.2
27) 41.8
28) 73.2
29) 10.5
30) 94.1
31) 20.9
32) 41.8
33) 31.4
34) 41.8
35) 31.4
37) 20.9
38) 41.8
39) 20.9
40) 31.4
42) 10.5
44) 10.5
47) 10.5
50) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
151) Before becoming a pastor, did you have another profession or work history? (ANAPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10246.4
2) No11853.6
TOTAL220100.0
152) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD ANOTHER PROFESSION OR WORK HISTORY BEFORE BECOMING A PASTOR: Was this work in a place (town/community) like the one in which you now are serving? (TOWNLIKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable98.0
1) Yes3430.1
2) No7061.9
Missing107 
TOTAL113100.0
153) How many rural or small town congregations/parishes have you served? (NUMPAR)
TOTAL%
1) 4821.9
2) 5424.7
3) 2913.2
4) 3516.0
5) 209.1
6) 146.4
7) 62.7
8) 20.9
9) 31.4
10) 10.5
12) 31.4
14) 10.5
18) 10.5
31) 10.5
40) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL219100.0
154) Do you live in the community in which your parish/congregation is located? (LIVCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19789.5
2) No2310.5
TOTAL220100.0
155) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH THEIR PARISH/CONGREGATION IS LOCATED: How satisfied are you in living in your present town/community? (SATLC)
TOTAL%
1) Very unsatisfied31.5
2) 42.0
3) 84.0
4) 2311.5
5) 4723.5
6) 6130.5
7) Very satisfied5427.0
Missing20 
TOTAL200100.0
156) Do you plan to seek or ask for your next call/appointment to a rural or small town congregation/parish? (NXTCAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable2310.6
1) Yes7434.1
2) No4420.3
3) Don't know7635.0
Missing3 
TOTAL217100.0
157) How satisfied are you with a career in rural ministry? (SATCAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Very unsatisfied20.9
2) 41.8
3) 115.0
4) 2812.8
5) 5223.9
6) 6831.2
7) Very satisfied5123.4
8) Don't know10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
158) Did you receive seminary training? (SEMTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19087.2
2) No2812.8
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
159) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECEIVED SEMINARY TRAINING: How satisfied are you with your seminary preparation for rural ministry? (SATSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very unsatisfied63.2
2) 158.1
3) 2815.1
4) 3921.0
5) 4222.6
6) 3619.4
7) Very satisfied2010.8
Missing34 
TOTAL186100.0
160) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT RECEIVE SEMINARY TRAINING: How satisfied are you with your preparation for rural ministry? (SATPREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very unsatisfied12.4
2) 49.8
3) 717.1
4) 1024.4
5) 922.0
6) 49.8
7) Very satisfied614.6
Missing179 
TOTAL41100.0
161) Upon completing your theological preparation for ministry, was it your intention to engage in ministry in rural areas? (INTENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable41.9
1) Yes7836.3
2) No5726.5
3) Uncertain7434.4
4) Don't know20.9
Missing5 
TOTAL215100.0
162) During the past two years, how many continuing education events have you attended? (ATTEV)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable41.8
1) One104.6
2) Two5324.3
3) Three or more14265.1
4) None94.1
Missing2 
TOTAL218100.0
163) How many of these continuing education events were sponsored by theological seminaries? (CESEM)
TOTAL%
0) 9244.2
1) 5626.9
2) 3416.3
3) 178.2
4) 62.9
5) 21.0
10) 10.5
Missing12 
TOTAL208100.0
164) How many of these events were sponsored by a social service agency, training agency, or college or university? (CEOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) 6130.5
1) 4422.0
2) 5427.0
3) 2713.5
4) 94.5
5) 31.5
6) 10.5
15) 10.5
Missing20 
TOTAL200100.0
165) Are you now in a degree program of a college, university, or seminary? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Yes115.1
2) No20494.4
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
166) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOW IN A DEGREE PROGRAM OF A COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, OR SEMINARY: Which degree program? (DEGWHICH)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelors18.3
2) M.A.541.7
5) D.Min541.7
6) Ph.D or Th.D18.3
Missing208 
TOTAL12100.0
167) How committed do you think theological schools or seminaries are to prepare persons for the specific needs of rural ministry leadership? (SEMCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Not very committed125.7
2) 3717.5
3) 4722.3
4) 5425.6
5) 4420.9
6) 83.8
7) Very committed94.3
Missing9 
TOTAL211100.0
168) How satisfied are you with your denomination's support of rural ministry? (DENSUP)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Not very satisfied62.8
2) 188.3
3) 2712.5
4) 4822.2
5) 5927.3
6) 4219.4
7) Very satisfied156.9
Missing4 
TOTAL216100.0
169) What was the approximate size of the largest city you lived in prior to graduating from high school? (CITYSIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL219321516.6761092023
170) RECODE POP: Population size (POPU)
TOTAL%
1) Open country137.5
2) Small village5632.2
3) Small town4626.4
4) Town2413.8
5) City3520.1
Missing46 
TOTAL174100.0
171) Summary of respondents in evangelical/pentecostal denominations (Assemblies of God, Baptist General Conference, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Evangelical Free Church of America) (EVPE)
TOTAL%
0) Not in an evangelical/pentecostal denomination19387.7
1) In an evangelical/pentecostal denomination2712.3
TOTAL220100.0
172) Summary of respondents in mainline denominations (Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church) (MAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not in a mainline denomination16775.9
1) In a mainline denomination5324.1
TOTAL220100.0
173) I-LOCATION: Is your congregation/parish located in (for use with on-line analysis) (I-LOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) The open country4721.4
2) A town17378.6
TOTAL220100.0
174) I-#MEMBERS: What is the present official, recorded membership of your congregation/parish? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-#MEMBERS)
TOTAL%
0) 99 & less3013.6
1) 100-1995725.9
2) 200-2993817.3
3) 300 & up9543.2
TOTAL220100.0
175) I-POPULATN: Population size (for use with on-line analysis) (I-POPULATN)
TOTAL%
1) Open country137.5
2) Small village5632.2
3) Small town4626.4
4) Town2413.8
5) City3520.1
Missing46 
TOTAL174100.0
176) I-EVAN/PEN: Summary of respondents in evangelical/pentecostal denominations (Assemblies of God, Baptist General Conference, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Evangelical Free Church of America) (for use with on-line analysis) (I-EVAN/PEN)
TOTAL%
0) Not in an evangelical/pentecostal denomination19387.7
1) In an evangelical/pentecostal denomination2712.3
TOTAL220100.0
177) I-MAINLINE: Summary of respondents in mainline denominations (Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church) (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MAINLINE)
TOTAL%
0) Not in a mainline denomination16775.9
1) In a mainline denomination5324.1
TOTAL220100.0