U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Church of the Nazarene Leaders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID - Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. (Note: all Church of the Nazarene Congregations start with an N. (ID)
2) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
6) Nazarene107100.0
TOTAL107100.0
3) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation, if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
79) Church of the Nazarene106100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
4) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) 1413.3
15) 54.8
24) 11.0
37) 11.0
45) 21.9
48) 11.0
55) 11.0
64) 21.9
69) 11.0
76) 11.0
79) 5047.6
91) 11.0
97) 11.0
99) 11.0
105) 11.0
118) 11.0
123) 11.0
127) 11.0
145) 43.8
150) 11.0
155) 11.0
185) 11.0
186) 11.0
197) 21.9
204) 11.0
213) 21.9
224) 11.0
228) 43.8
999) 11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
5) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were twelve years old? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
15) Baptist150.0
145) Methodist150.0
Missing105 
TOTAL2100.0
6) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your father before you were 12 years old? (ATTFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)1211.3
2) About once per month87.5
3) Weekly attendance6157.5
4) Did not attend2119.8
5) Not applicable43.8
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
7) Which of the following describes the church attendance of your mother before you were 12 years old? (ATTMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)109.3
2) About once per month65.6
3) Weekly attendance7671.0
4) Did not attend1514.0
TOTAL107100.0
8) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)87.5
2) About once per month87.5
3) Weekly attendance8175.7
4) Did not attend109.3
TOTAL107100.0
9) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.5249.1
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.3331.1
3) No2119.8
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
10) What is your present denomination, if any? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
79) Church of the Nazarene106100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
11) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.3331.1
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.6157.5
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.1211.3
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
12) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth"? (ALLRELG)
TOTAL%
2) Agree10.9
4) Disagree1715.9
5) Strongly disagree8983.2
TOTAL107100.0
13) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious 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? (CONPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal10.9
2) Fundamentalist21.9
3) Evangelical8580.2
4) Mainline43.8
7) Other (specify)1413.2
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
14) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9790.7
2) No109.3
TOTAL107100.0
15) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] At what age did you first seriously consider that you were called to become an ordained minister or priest? (AGEMIN)
TOTAL%
4) 11.1
5) 11.1
6) 44.3
7) 33.2
8) 11.1
10) 22.1
11) 22.1
12) 77.4
14) 11.1
15) 44.3
16) 1010.6
17) 88.5
18) 1010.6
19) 55.3
20) 66.4
21) 22.1
22) 55.3
23) 33.2
25) 55.3
28) 33.2
29) 11.1
30) 33.2
31) 11.1
34) 22.1
36) 11.1
38) 11.1
39) 11.1
40) 11.1
Missing13 
TOTAL94100.0
16) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
20) 11.1
22) 11.1
23) 33.3
24) 44.3
25) 77.6
26) 66.5
27) 66.5
28) 77.6
29) 66.5
30) 99.8
31) 44.3
32) 77.6
33) 33.3
35) 77.6
36) 11.1
38) 33.3
39) 33.3
40) 33.3
41) 11.1
42) 44.3
43) 11.1
44) 33.3
50) 11.1
54) 11.1
Missing15 
TOTAL92100.0
17) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] Overall, how many years have you been in the ordained ministry full- or part-time for which you were paid a salary? (YRSORD)
TOTAL%
0) None11.1
1) 11.1
2) 11.1
3) 55.5
4) 22.2
5) 44.4
6) 22.2
7) 22.2
9) 22.2
10) 22.2
11) 33.3
12) 11.1
13) 11.1
14) 22.2
15) 22.2
16) 55.5
17) 33.3
18) 22.2
19) 11.1
20) 77.7
21) 66.6
22) 33.3
23) 22.2
24) 11.1
25) 22.2
26) 22.2
27) 44.4
28) 33.3
29) 11.1
30) 66.6
31) 22.2
32) 22.2
33) 33.3
34) 11.1
35) 11.1
42) 11.1
45) 11.1
48) 11.1
Missing16 
TOTAL91100.0
18) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] In how many different positions, including your current one, have you served as a paid ordained minister? (NOPOSIT)
TOTAL%
0) None22.2
1) 1920.9
2) 2022.0
3) 1617.6
4) 1516.5
5) 77.7
6) 1011.0
7) 11.1
17) 11.1
Missing16 
TOTAL91100.0
19) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8076.2
2) No2523.8
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
20) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 45.1
1) 56.4
2) 67.7
3) 1012.8
4) 67.7
5) 56.4
7) 33.8
8) 33.8
10) 79.0
11) 11.3
12) 45.1
13) 33.8
17) 22.6
20) 45.1
21) 22.6
22) 33.8
23) 33.8
24) 11.3
25) 22.6
26) 11.3
28) 11.3
37) 11.3
40) 11.3
Missing29 
TOTAL78100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 6785.9
2) 22.6
3) 22.6
4) 22.6
5) 11.3
6) 11.3
7) 11.3
8) 11.3
10) 11.3
Missing29 
TOTAL78100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
2) Other religious professional33.9
5) Teachers & Professors67.8
6) All other professionals2026.0
7) Managers and administrators1418.2
8) Clerical & related workers22.6
9) Craftsman & related workers45.2
10) Operatives-factory1114.3
11) Transport-laborers911.7
12) Farmers11.3
13) Service workers56.5
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman11.3
17) Student11.3
Missing30 
TOTAL77100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
TOTAL%
200) 11.6
1800) 11.6
4200) 11.6
4800) 11.6
6000) 23.2
7020) 11.6
8000) 11.6
8400) 11.6
10000) 58.1
10400) 11.6
10500) 11.6
11000) 11.6
11440) 11.6
12000) 23.2
13500) 11.6
14000) 34.8
14560) 11.6
15000) 34.8
16000) 34.8
16640) 11.6
16800) 11.6
17000) 11.6
18000) 11.6
19000) 11.6
20000) 46.5
21000) 11.6
21600) 11.6
24000) 11.6
25000) 23.2
28000) 11.6
29000) 23.2
30000) 34.8
32000) 11.6
35000) 11.6
36000) 23.2
37000) 11.6
44000) 11.6
45000) 11.6
50000) 11.6
70000) 11.6
80000) 11.6
99999) 11.6
Missing45 
TOTAL62100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1955) 11.4
1964) 22.7
1966) 11.4
1968) 11.4
1969) 45.4
1970) 34.1
1971) 22.7
1972) 11.4
1973) 22.7
1974) 34.1
1975) 34.1
1976) 45.4
1977) 22.7
1978) 11.4
1979) 34.1
1980) 11.4
1981) 22.7
1982) 34.1
1984) 34.1
1986) 22.7
1987) 34.1
1988) 11.4
1989) 22.7
1990) 45.4
1993) 22.7
1994) 11.4
1995) 22.7
1996) 22.7
1997) 22.7
1998) 22.7
1999) 45.4
2001) 56.8
Missing33 
TOTAL74100.0
25) Since entering the ministry, have you ever left parish ministry for a time to work in non-parish ministry or in another job or occupation? (LEFTJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to work in non-parish ministry76.7
2) Yes, to work in a secular position1312.4
3) No8581.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
26) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None1551.7
1) 26.9
2) 413.8
3) 310.3
4) 13.4
8) 13.4
9) 13.4
12) 13.4
18) 13.4
Missing78 
TOTAL29100.0
27) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 2275.9
2) 26.9
3) 13.4
9) 26.9
11) 13.4
12) 13.4
Missing78 
TOTAL29100.0
28) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None21.9
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary2826.7
3) Bible college degree1716.2
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity3331.4
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree1716.2
6) Doctor of Ministry degree32.9
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.21.9
8) Other (Specify):32.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
29) From what educational institution (Bible college, seminary, etc.), if any, did you receive your first theological degree? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
44) 11.2
72) 11.2
141) 3136.5
269) 22.4
319) 11.2
355) 55.9
401) 11.2
451) 11.2
654) 89.4
668) 1214.1
710) 11.2
1029) 33.5
1502) 22.4
1649) 11.2
2031) 11.2
9967) 11.2
9971) 11.2
9976) 11.2
9990) 11.2
9991) 33.5
9999) 78.2
Missing22 
TOTAL85100.0
30) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10397.2
2) No32.8
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
31) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3028.3
2) No7671.7
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
32) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister8379.0
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister1817.1
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister21.9
4) Co-pastor11.0
5) Other (Specify)11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
33) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 200076.6
1) 200143.8
73) 10.9
74) 10.9
79) 10.9
83) 32.8
84) 32.8
85) 10.9
86) 21.9
87) 54.7
88) 32.8
89) 43.8
90) 21.9
91) 32.8
92) 43.8
94) 76.6
95) 98.5
96) 98.5
97) 1312.3
98) 1110.4
99) 1312.3
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
34) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32.8
2) No10397.2
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
35) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"] If yes, how many [other congregations do you presently serve as pastor]? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 125.0
2) 375.0
Missing103 
TOTAL4100.0
36) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2725.5
2) No7974.5
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
37) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"] If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional14.0
5) Teachers & Professors416.0
6) All Other Professionals728.0
7) Managers and Administrators312.0
8) Clerical & Related Workers14.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers14.0
10) Operatives-Factory14.0
11) Transportation-Laborers416.0
12) Farmers14.0
13) Service Workers28.0
Missing82 
TOTAL25100.0
38) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1441.2
1) 1544.1
2) 411.8
4) 12.9
Missing73 
TOTAL34100.0
39) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1348.1
1) 1348.1
2) 13.7
Missing80 
TOTAL27100.0
40) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1555.6
1) 1037.0
2) 13.7
3) 13.7
Missing80 
TOTAL27100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1339.4
1) 1133.3
2) 824.2
3) 13.0
Missing74 
TOTAL33100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1555.6
1) 1140.7
2) 13.7
Missing80 
TOTAL27100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1327.1
1) 3368.8
2) 24.2
Missing59 
TOTAL48100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1571.4
1) 523.8
2) 14.8
Missing86 
TOTAL21100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1017.9
1) 3562.5
2) 1119.6
Missing51 
TOTAL56100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Daycare, preschool, or school employees. (DAYCFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1470.0
7) 15.0
10) 210.0
20) 15.0
25) 210.0
Missing87 
TOTAL20100.0
47) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Daycare, preschool, or school employees. (DAYCPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1266.7
1) 211.1
3) 15.6
4) 15.6
8) 15.6
24) 15.6
Missing89 
TOTAL18100.0
48) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1493.3
1) 16.7
Missing92 
TOTAL15100.0
49) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1354.2
1) 833.3
2) 28.3
3) 14.2
Missing83 
TOTAL24100.0
50) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Helped someone outside your family find a job? (MNT12JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4138.3
1) Checked6661.7
TOTAL107100.0
51) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked98.4
1) Checked9891.6
TOTAL107100.0
52) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation)? (MNT12CHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2220.6
1) Checked8579.4
TOTAL107100.0
53) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Contacted an elected official about a public issue? (MNT12CON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6257.9
1) Checked4542.1
TOTAL107100.0
54) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative2018.9
2) Conservative7066.0
3) Moderate1514.2
4) Liberal10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
55) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
TOTAL%
8) 11.0
10) 11.0
15) 21.9
20) 21.9
23) 21.9
25) 21.9
27) 11.0
30) 54.9
35) 32.9
38) 32.9
40) 65.8
45) 76.8
48) 21.9
50) 1716.5
52) 11.0
53) 11.0
54) 11.0
55) 1110.7
56) 11.0
58) 11.0
59) 11.0
60) 1817.5
65) 87.8
66) 11.0
70) 32.9
75) 11.0
82) 11.0
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
56) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Preaching (including sermon preparation). (HRSPRCH)
TOTAL%
3) 21.9
4) 54.9
5) 21.9
6) 76.8
7) 21.9
8) 1514.6
9) 11.0
10) 2120.4
12) 87.8
13) 11.0
14) 11.0
15) 1211.7
16) 11.0
17) 11.0
18) 21.9
19) 21.9
20) 1211.7
23) 11.0
24) 11.0
25) 21.9
26) 11.0
28) 11.0
30) 11.0
40) 11.0
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
57) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings. (HRSWRSP)
TOTAL%
0) None22.1
1) 1616.5
2) 2323.7
3) 1717.5
4) 1414.4
5) 1313.4
6) 22.1
8) 22.1
10) 77.2
13) 11.0
Missing10 
TOTAL97100.0
58) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Teaching people about the faith. (HRSFAITH)
TOTAL%
0) None11.0
1) 2425.0
2) 2829.2
3) 1212.5
4) 1111.5
5) 1010.4
6) 33.1
7) 33.1
10) 33.1
99) Less than half an hour11.0
Missing11 
TOTAL96100.0
59) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Teaching people for ministry and mission. (HRSTRAIN)
TOTAL%
0) None66.9
1) 3641.4
2) 2629.9
3) 78.0
4) 55.7
5) 11.1
6) 11.1
7) 22.3
10) 22.3
99) Less than half an hour11.1
Missing20 
TOTAL87100.0
60) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith. (HRSCONV)
TOTAL%
0) None44.8
1) 3946.4
2) 2226.2
3) 910.7
4) 33.6
5) 33.6
10) 22.4
25) 11.2
99) Less than half an hour11.2
Missing23 
TOTAL84100.0
61) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. (HRSCOUNS)
TOTAL%
0) None11.0
1) 2020.6
2) 2525.8
3) 1313.4
4) 66.2
5) 1212.4
6) 44.1
7) 22.1
8) 22.1
9) 11.0
10) 77.2
11) 11.0
20) 22.1
99) Less than half an hour11.0
Missing10 
TOTAL97100.0
62) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins. (HRSVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) 1413.9
2) 1110.9
3) 1312.9
4) 1716.8
5) 1615.8
6) 76.9
7) 44.0
8) 87.9
10) 65.9
12) 11.0
15) 22.0
20) 22.0
Missing6 
TOTAL101100.0
63) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Visiting or calling on prospective members. (HRSPROSP)
TOTAL%
0) None22.1
1) 2829.2
2) 3435.4
3) 88.3
4) 77.3
5) 1010.4
6) 11.0
8) 44.2
10) 11.0
13) 11.0
Missing11 
TOTAL96100.0
64) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision. (HRSADMIN)
TOTAL%
0) None22.1
1) 1414.4
2) 77.2
3) 77.2
4) 66.2
5) 33.1
6) 66.2
8) 99.3
9) 33.1
10) 1515.5
12) 44.1
13) 22.1
15) 88.2
18) 11.0
20) 88.2
40) 11.0
99) Less than half an hour11.0
Missing10 
TOTAL97100.0
65) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Attending congregational board and committee meetings. (HRSBOARD)
TOTAL%
1) 3437.4
2) 3134.1
3) 1213.2
4) 77.7
5) 55.5
8) 11.1
14) 11.1
Missing16 
TOTAL91100.0
66) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future. (HRSVISN)
TOTAL%
1) 2123.1
2) 1920.9
3) 1516.5
4) 99.9
5) 1112.1
6) 11.1
7) 11.1
8) 22.2
10) 99.9
11) 11.1
20) 11.1
60) 11.1
Missing16 
TOTAL91100.0
67) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs. (HRSDENOM)
TOTAL%
0) None33.7
1) 3441.5
2) 2024.4
3) 89.8
4) 89.8
5) 67.3
6) 11.2
99) Less than half an hour22.4
Missing25 
TOTAL82100.0
68) Please estimate how many hours in a typical week you devote to each task listed below, including preparation where applicable. Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation. (HRSCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) None1215.8
1) 2836.8
2) 2532.9
3) 56.6
4) 22.6
5) 22.6
6) 11.3
15) 11.3
Missing31 
TOTAL76100.0
69) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number one. (BEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)8984.8
3) Teaching people about the faith21.9
4) Training people for ministry11.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith21.9
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction21.9
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins65.7
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members11.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision11.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
70) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number two. (BEST2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)43.8
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings2422.9
3) Teaching people about the faith2422.9
4) Training people for ministry and mission54.8
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith43.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction98.6
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1312.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members32.9
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1110.5
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings21.9
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future54.8
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
71) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...Which three of the tasks do you do best? Number three. (BEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)43.9
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings32.9
3) Teaching people about the faith98.8
4) Training people for ministry and mission54.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith22.0
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction1312.7
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1716.7
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members22.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1918.6
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings11.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1615.7
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs65.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation54.9
Missing5 
TOTAL102100.0
72) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number one. (IMPRV1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)109.8
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings22.0
3) Teaching people about the faith43.9
4) Training people for ministry and mission1615.7
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith98.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction11.0
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins65.9
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members1918.6
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision76.9
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings22.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1312.7
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs76.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation65.9
Missing5 
TOTAL102100.0
73) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number two. (IMPRV2)
TOTAL%
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings22.0
3) Teaching people about the faith77.0
4) Training people for ministry and mission1313.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith1717.0
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction55.0
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins33.0
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members1616.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1414.0
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings22.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1111.0
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs22.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation88.0
Missing7 
TOTAL100100.0
74) As you look back over the list of pastoral tasks and other demands on you as a pastor...In what three areas do you think you most need to improve? Number three. (IMPRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)22.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings11.0
3) Teaching people about the faith33.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission1616.5
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith1414.4
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction1212.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins66.2
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members77.2
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision88.2
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings11.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1515.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs11.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation1111.3
Missing10 
TOTAL97100.0
75) In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always65.9
2) Most of the time87.8
3) Occasionally3029.4
4) Never5856.9
Missing5 
TOTAL102100.0
76) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Children (up to age 12) (TIMECHIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10497.2
1) Checked32.8
TOTAL107100.0
77) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Youth (ages 13-18) (TIMEYTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8983.2
1) Checked1816.8
TOTAL107100.0
78) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Single young adults (TIMESYAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10194.4
1) Checked65.6
TOTAL107100.0
79) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Married young adults (TIMEMYAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5854.2
1) Checked4945.8
TOTAL107100.0
80) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Middle aged adults (TIMEMDAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4037.4
1) Checked6762.6
TOTAL107100.0
81) In your ministry in the congregation, with which of the following age groups do you spend most of your time? - Older adults (TIMEOLD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7872.9
1) Checked2927.1
TOTAL107100.0
82) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (Hours) (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
2) 66.0
3) 99.0
4) 1111.0
5) 1010.0
6) 77.0
7) 1616.0
8) 55.0
9) 11.0
10) 1717.0
11) 11.0
12) 55.0
14) 22.0
15) 11.0
16) 11.0
20) 44.0
25) 22.0
28) 11.0
30) 11.0
Missing7 
TOTAL100100.0
83) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching)? (Hours) (DAY7READ)
TOTAL%
0) None55.0
1) 2323.0
2) 2424.0
3) 55.0
4) 1111.0
5) 1212.0
6) 33.0
7) 22.0
8) 55.0
10) 55.0
15) 33.0
20) 22.0
Missing7 
TOTAL100100.0
84) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None1920.9
1) 2729.7
2) 1920.9
3) 99.9
4) 44.4
5) 44.4
7) 22.2
10) 33.3
14) 22.2
20) 11.1
30) 11.1
Missing16 
TOTAL91100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in family life (time, other that at meals, spent on family activities)? (Hours) (DAYS7FAM)
TOTAL%
0) None11.0
1) 11.0
2) 66.1
3) 1010.1
4) 1313.1
5) 1010.1
6) 99.1
7) 33.0
8) 1010.1
9) 11.0
10) 1212.1
12) 44.0
13) 11.0
14) 44.0
15) 88.1
16) 11.0
20) 33.0
25) 11.0
99) Less than one hour11.0
Missing8 
TOTAL99100.0
86) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
0) None22.2
1) 1415.2
2) 2021.7
3) 1213.0
4) 1010.9
5) 1010.9
6) 44.3
8) 55.4
10) 1112.0
12) 11.1
15) 11.1
20) 22.2
Missing15 
TOTAL92100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None2427.0
1) 1618.0
2) 1516.9
3) 1011.2
4) 66.7
5) 66.7
6) 77.9
7) 44.5
8) 11.1
Missing18 
TOTAL89100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None2332.9
1) 1318.6
2) 710.0
3) 68.6
4) 68.6
5) 34.3
6) 34.3
8) 45.7
10) 34.3
16) 11.4
50) 11.4
Missing37 
TOTAL70100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None1721.8
1) 2937.2
2) 56.4
3) 79.0
4) 33.8
5) 79.0
6) 33.8
10) 22.6
12) 11.3
13) 11.3
15) 11.3
20) 11.3
99) Less than one hour11.3
Missing29 
TOTAL78100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None1720.0
1) 1011.8
2) 2225.9
3) 1618.8
4) 89.4
5) 67.1
6) 33.5
8) 22.4
16) 11.2
Missing22 
TOTAL85100.0
91) What is your current salary as pastor, priest, or minister prior to taxes, including fringe benefits and allowances, but excluding housing, health insurance, and pensions? (SALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10321584.02912035
92) Are you furnished with a parsonage, manse, or rectory, or provided a housing allowance (either by your congregation, denomination, or some other organization)? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9490.4
2) No109.6
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
93) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
TOTAL%
900) 12.3
1800) 12.3
2000) 24.7
2300) 12.3
2500) 12.3
2600) 12.3
3168) 12.3
3900) 24.7
4200) 12.3
6000) 12.3
6348) 12.3
6500) 24.7
7200) 12.3
8400) 12.3
9000) 12.3
9360) 12.3
9600) 12.3
10400) 12.3
10800) 12.3
11000) 12.3
12000) 24.7
12500) 12.3
13300) 12.3
13600) 12.3
14000) 24.7
14592) 12.3
15000) 24.7
16800) 12.3
17000) 12.3
20000) 37.0
20400) 12.3
20850) 12.3
22200) 12.3
24000) 24.7
Missing64 
TOTAL43100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
TOTAL%
1800) 11.7
2500) 11.7
3000) 23.4
3600) 58.6
4000) 23.4
4200) 35.2
4500) 11.7
4800) 813.8
5000) 11.7
5520) 11.7
6000) 1424.1
7200) 35.2
7800) 11.7
8400) 23.4
9000) 11.7
9600) 23.4
10000) 11.7
12000) 23.4
14400) 11.7
15600) 11.7
18000) 11.7
24000) 35.2
70000) 11.7
Missing49 
TOTAL58100.0
95) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) 8683.5
50) 11.0
69) 11.0
80) 11.0
100) 21.9
110) 11.0
200) 43.9
220) 11.0
250) 11.0
300) 11.0
400) 21.9
500) 11.0
550) 11.0
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
96) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9792.4
2) No87.6
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
97) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8984.8
2) No1615.2
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
98) What is the total amount of any income that you and your family receive from sources other than your income from the church, such as spousal salary, a second job, investments, etc.? (INCOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9021282.15619285
99) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5754.3
2) No4845.7
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
100) 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) Never1110.7
2) Once or twice4947.6
3) Three to five times3332.0
4) More than five times109.7
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
101) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3533.3
2) No7066.7
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
102) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] If yes, when was the last time that you took a sabbatical leave? (LSTLEAVE)
TOTAL%
0) 13.2
1991) 13.2
1994) 13.2
1998) 26.5
1999) 13.2
2000) 13.2
2001) 26.5
9998) 722.6
9999) 1548.4
Missing76 
TOTAL31100.0
103) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) None538.5
7) 17.7
30) 323.1
49) 17.7
60) 17.7
90) 215.4
Missing94 
TOTAL13100.0
104) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5251.0
2) No5049.0
Missing5 
TOTAL102100.0
105) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9287.6
2) No1312.4
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
106) How important would you say that the denomination of this congregation is for the way that it organizes its programs or ministries? (DNOMMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance5350.0
2) Somewhat important4340.6
3) Somewhat unimportant43.8
4) Of little importance65.7
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
107) In your work as a pastoral leader which of the following occupies more of your attention on a week-to-week basis? (ATENTION)
TOTAL%
1) Dealing with the problems and needs of individual members1615.1
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole3230.2
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion5854.7
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
108) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.10.9
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.2927.4
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.5249.1
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.2422.6
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
109) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible1616.3
2) Somewhat compatible5960.2
3) Somewhat incompatible77.1
4) Not at all compatible11.0
5) We do not have a clear vision.1515.3
Missing9 
TOTAL98100.0
110) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of2927.6
2) Some minor conflict5754.3
3) Major conflict76.7
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving1211.4
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
111) What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9386.9
1) Checked1413.1
TOTAL107100.0
112) What was the conflict about? - Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8579.4
1) Checked2220.6
TOTAL107100.0
113) What was the conflict about? - Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8478.5
1) Checked2321.5
TOTAL107100.0
114) What was the conflict about? - Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9588.8
1) Checked1211.2
TOTAL107100.0
115) What was the conflict about? - Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10295.3
1) Checked54.7
TOTAL107100.0
116) What was the conflict about? - Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7973.8
1) Checked2826.2
TOTAL107100.0
117) What was the conflict about? - Lay leadership style (CNFLLLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10194.4
1) Checked65.6
TOTAL107100.0
118) What was the conflict about? - Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9790.7
1) Checked109.3
TOTAL107100.0
119) What was the conflict about? - Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10699.1
1) Checked10.9
TOTAL107100.0
120) What was the conflict about? - Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10699.1
1) Checked10.9
TOTAL107100.0
121) What was the conflict about? - Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10497.2
1) Checked32.8
TOTAL107100.0
122) What was the conflict about? - Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBUIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9689.7
1) Checked1110.3
TOTAL107100.0
123) What was the conflict about? - Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9286.0
1) Checked1514.0
TOTAL107100.0
124) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being ordained. (ACPTBO)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance3230.2
2) Somewhat important5350.0
3) Somewhat unimportant1413.2
4) Of little importance76.6
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
125) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a seminary degree or certificate. (ACPTDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance87.8
2) Somewhat important4442.7
3) Somewhat unimportant2726.2
4) Of little importance2423.3
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
126) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance9589.6
2) Somewhat important87.5
3) Somewhat unimportant21.9
4) Of little importance10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
127) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance8479.2
2) Somewhat important2119.8
4) Of little importance10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
128) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Having the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance8681.1
2) Somewhat important2018.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
129) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your physical appearance. (ACPTAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance65.7
2) Somewhat important7167.0
3) Somewhat unimportant2523.6
4) Of little importance43.8
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
130) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your gender. (ACPTGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance98.7
2) Somewhat important5956.7
3) Somewhat unimportant2322.1
4) Of little importance1312.5
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
131) Variety of factors affect a congregation's acceptance of its pastor's leadership. How important is the following in your current congregation's acceptance of your leadership? Your race or ethnicity. (ACPTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance109.4
2) Somewhat important4239.6
3) Somewhat unimportant3129.2
4) Of little importance2321.7
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
132) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Feeling that your gifts for ministry are right for the congregation you are serving. (SUSCGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance9084.1
2) Somewhat important1715.9
TOTAL107100.0
133) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Serving a congregation that offers challenges to your creativity. (SUSCCREA)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance4745.2
2) Somewhat important4846.2
3) Somewhat unimportant87.7
4) Of little importance11.0
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
134) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Having close relationships with your congregation's members. (SUSCCLRL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance4341.3
2) Somewhat important5048.1
3) Somewhat unimportant109.6
4) Of little importance11.0
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
135) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Financial well-being. (SUSCFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance1716.2
2) Somewhat important6360.0
3) Somewhat unimportant1918.1
4) Of little importance65.7
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
136) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Opportunity to own your own housing. (SUSCHOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance1413.3
2) Somewhat important3432.4
3) Somewhat unimportant3129.5
4) Of little importance2624.8
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
137) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance14100.0
Missing93 
TOTAL14100.0
138) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your overall effectiveness as a pastoral leader in this particular congregation. (SATSEFFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied2725.2
2) Somewhat satisfied6863.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied109.3
4) Very dissatisfied21.9
TOTAL107100.0
139) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5955.1
2) Somewhat satisfied4138.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied54.7
4) Very dissatisfied21.9
TOTAL107100.0
140) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5754.3
2) Somewhat satisfied3230.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1615.2
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3937.1
2) Somewhat satisfied5754.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied98.6
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied2826.2
2) Somewhat satisfied4743.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied3028.0
4) Very dissatisfied21.9
TOTAL107100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3835.5
2) Somewhat satisfied5147.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1211.2
4) Very dissatisfied65.6
TOTAL107100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4037.7
2) Somewhat satisfied4542.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1917.9
4) Very dissatisfied21.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with lay leaders in your congregation. (SATSLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5653.3
2) Somewhat satisfied4139.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied87.6
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
146) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3129.8
2) Somewhat satisfied4341.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2322.1
4) Very dissatisfied76.7
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5753.3
2) Somewhat satisfied3633.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1312.1
4) Very dissatisfied10.9
TOTAL107100.0
148) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Lack of agreements over what the role of a pastor is. (PROBPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem109.3
2) Somewhat problem3431.8
3) Very little problem3835.5
4) No problem2523.4
TOTAL107100.0
149) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Difficulty of having a private life apart from my ministerial role. (PROBPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem1312.1
2) Somewhat problem4037.4
3) Very little problem4239.3
4) No problem1211.2
TOTAL107100.0
150) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Finding time for recreation, relaxation, or personal reflection. (PROBTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem2826.2
2) Somewhat problem4643.0
3) Very little problem2624.3
4) No problem76.5
TOTAL107100.0
151) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Relationships with other clergy and staff members in the church. (PROBCLGY)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat problem1615.2
3) Very little problem4845.7
4) No problem4139.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
152) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Having people relate to me differently because I'm a pastor. (PROBPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem43.8
2) Somewhat problem2321.7
3) Very little problem5854.7
4) No problem2119.8
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
153) Clergy face many problems today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Difficulty of reaching people with the Gospel today. (PROBREAC)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem3129.5
2) Somewhat problem5451.4
3) Very little problem1615.2
4) No problem43.8
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
154) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often21.9
2) Fairly often65.6
3) Once in a while2725.2
4) Never7267.3
TOTAL107100.0
155) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry in a congregation to enter another type of ministry position? (YRS5LMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32.8
2) Fairly often1211.3
3) Once in a while5047.2
4) Never4138.7
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
156) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (YRS5LSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often21.9
2) Fairly often98.4
3) Once in a while4037.4
4) Never5652.3
TOTAL107100.0
157) In the past five years, how often have you experienced stress as a result of dealing with congregation members who are critical of your work? (YRS5STSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often109.3
2) Fairly often1917.8
3) Once in a while6863.6
4) Never109.3
TOTAL107100.0
158) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often4340.2
2) Fairly often3835.5
3) Once in a while2624.3
TOTAL107100.0
159) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (CONGPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very often43.7
2) Fairly often1413.1
3) Once in a while5955.1
4) Never3028.0
TOTAL107100.0
160) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1110.3
2) Fairly often1312.1
3) Once in a while6964.5
4) Never1413.1
TOTAL107100.0
161) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1816.8
2) Fairly often4441.1
3) Once in a while4340.2
4) Never10.9
5) Not applicable10.9
TOTAL107100.0
162) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1715.9
2) Fairly often2624.3
3) Once in a while4743.9
4) Never1615.0
5) Not applicable10.9
TOTAL107100.0
163) During 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? (PASTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often87.5
2) Fairly often1715.9
3) Once in a while4643.0
4) Never2321.5
5) Not applicable1312.1
TOTAL107100.0
164) During the past year, how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the amount of time that your ministry takes up? (PASTSPST)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32.8
2) Fairly often1211.3
3) Once in a while5854.7
4) Never3331.1
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
165) During the past year, how often has your spouse voiced resentment over the financial situation in which you find yourselves by being in pastoral ministry? (PASTSPSF)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32.8
2) Fairly often87.5
3) Once in a while4542.1
4) Never5046.7
5) Not applicable10.9
TOTAL107100.0
166) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree87.5
2) Somewhat agree5551.4
3) Neutral or unsure1312.1
4) Somewhat disagree2422.4
5) Strongly disagree76.5
TOTAL107100.0
167) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3129.5
2) Somewhat agree5047.6
3) Neutral or unsure98.6
4) Somewhat disagree1211.4
5) Strongly disagree32.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
168) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Members of the congregation have a sense of excitement about the congregation's future. (AGREEXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3028.0
2) Somewhat agree4945.8
3) Neutral or unsure1312.1
4) Somewhat disagree98.4
5) Strongly disagree65.6
TOTAL107100.0
169) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The congregation's leaders are willing to change programs and structures to meet new challenges. (AGRELEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2826.2
2) Somewhat agree4743.9
3) Neutral or unsure1514.0
4) Somewhat disagree1312.1
5) Strongly disagree43.7
TOTAL107100.0
170) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? In general, there is a good match between this congregation and my leadership. (AGREMTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4743.9
2) Somewhat agree4340.2
3) Neutral or unsure109.3
4) Somewhat disagree65.6
5) Strongly disagree10.9
TOTAL107100.0
171) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The realities of being a congregational minister or priest are very different from the expectations I once held. (AGREREAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2321.5
2) Somewhat agree3633.6
3) Neutral or unsure1715.9
4) Somewhat disagree2119.6
5) Strongly disagree109.3
TOTAL107100.0
172) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE1)
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.5452.4
2) Ordained ministers are no different from any other Christians except that they have special training which equips them to lead the work of the church.4947.6
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
173) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE2)
TOTAL%
1) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we first discuss the theological rationale for what we are considering.3130.7
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 prospective members.7069.3
Missing6 
TOTAL101100.0
174) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE3)
TOTAL%
1) I make most of the decisions; lay members generally follow my lead.54.8
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.8883.8
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.54.8
4) Lay leaders make most of the decision about the congregation's directions and programs; my role is to empower them to implement their decisions.76.7
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
175) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE4)
TOTAL%
1) I enjoy keeping things stirred up and challenging my lay leaders with new ideas and programs.1817.1
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.8782.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
176) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE5)
TOTAL%
1) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that congregational leaders should seek to be innovative in such things as worship and music styles.8684.3
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.1615.7
Missing5 
TOTAL102100.0
177) Please choose the option that seems most like your style and vision of pastoral leadership. (STYLE6)
TOTAL%
1) My lay leaders and I regularly take time to discuss and define future needs and directions of the congregation.5047.6
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.5552.4
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
178) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively4038.1
2) Somewhat positively4542.9
3) Somewhat negatively1615.2
4) Very negatively11.0
5) Not applicable32.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
179) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
59) 11.1
60) 33.3
62) 55.4
63) 22.2
64) 22.2
65) 3437.0
66) 11.1
67) 66.5
68) 44.3
69) 11.1
70) 1718.5
72) 11.1
73) 11.1
75) 22.2
77) 11.1
80) 22.2
97) Never-until death44.3
98) Don't know55.4
Missing15 
TOTAL92100.0
180) In general, would you say your health is... (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent3129.2
2) Very good4744.3
3) Good2018.9
4) Fair76.6
5) Poor10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
181) During the past four weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal activities (including both work outside the home and housework)? (PAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all6057.1
2) A little bit3331.4
3) Moderately109.5
4) Quite a bit21.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
182) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
5) 6259.0
6) 4341.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
183) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 1615.5
1) 87.8
2) 76.8
3) 65.8
4) 65.8
5) 43.9
6) 32.9
7) 65.8
8) 1110.7
9) 87.8
10) 1312.6
11) 1514.6
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
184) During the past four weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting friends, relatives, etc.)? (HEALTHIN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time77.0
2) Most of the time55.0
3) Some of the time88.0
4) A little of the time1717.0
5) None of the time6363.0
Missing7 
TOTAL100100.0
185) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
TOTAL%
147) 11.0
150) 33.1
158) 11.0
160) 11.0
165) 11.0
170) 44.1
172) 11.0
173) 11.0
175) 33.1
176) 11.0
177) 11.0
178) 22.0
180) 66.1
183) 11.0
185) 44.1
190) 44.1
193) 11.0
195) 55.1
196) 11.0
200) 99.2
204) 11.0
205) 33.1
207) 11.0
208) 11.0
210) 66.1
212) 22.0
215) 44.1
217) 11.0
220) 22.0
225) 44.1
230) 22.0
235) 22.0
240) 11.0
245) 22.0
248) 11.0
250) 11.0
260) 22.0
270) 11.0
275) 11.0
280) 22.0
290) 11.0
295) 22.0
300) 22.0
320) 11.0
335) 11.0
Missing9 
TOTAL98100.0
186) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf. (LIMITMOD)
TOTAL%
2) Limited a little76.6
3) Not limited at all9993.4
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
187) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Climbing several flights of stairs. (LIMITSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot32.9
2) Limited a little1817.1
3) Not limited at all8480.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
188) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Walking more than a mile. (LIMITWLK)
TOTAL%
2) Limited a little1716.2
3) Not limited at all8883.8
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
189) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Accomplished less than you would like. (HLTHLESS)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time32.9
3) Some of the time109.5
4) A little of the time2826.7
5) None of the time6461.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
190) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Were limited in the kind of work or other activities you could do. (HLTHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time11.0
3) Some of the time87.7
4) A little of the time1817.3
5) None of the time7774.0
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
191) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Accomplished less than you would like. (EMOTLESS)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time11.0
3) Some of the time1918.1
4) A little of the time2422.9
5) None of the time6158.1
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
192) During the past four weeks, how much of the time have you had either of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Did work or activities less carefully than usual. (EMOTWORK)
TOTAL%
3) Some of the time1110.6
4) A little of the time2726.0
5) None of the time6663.5
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
193) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree87.6
2) Somewhat agree3331.4
3) Neutral or unsure1615.2
4) Somewhat disagree3129.5
5) Strongly disagree1716.2
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
194) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am less patient with people in my congregation than I used to be. (ST2PAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32.9
2) Somewhat agree1716.2
3) Neutral or unsure1312.4
4) Somewhat disagree2826.7
5) Strongly disagree4441.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
195) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work. (ST3NEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11.0
2) Somewhat agree98.7
3) Neutral or unsure1211.7
4) Somewhat disagree3029.1
5) Strongly disagree5149.5
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
196) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4646.0
2) Somewhat agree3636.0
3) Neutral or unsure77.0
4) Somewhat disagree55.0
5) Strongly disagree66.0
Missing7 
TOTAL100100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4038.1
2) Somewhat agree4441.9
3) Neutral or unsure1110.5
4) Somewhat disagree65.7
5) Strongly disagree43.8
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself frustrated in my attempts to accomplish tasks that are important to me. (ST6FRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree87.7
2) Somewhat agree4442.3
3) Neutral or unsure1312.5
4) Somewhat disagree2625.0
5) Strongly disagree1312.5
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
199) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43.8
2) Somewhat agree2221.2
3) Neutral or unsure1514.4
4) Somewhat disagree3331.7
5) Strongly disagree3028.8
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4543.3
2) Somewhat agree4139.4
3) Neutral or unsure1312.5
4) Somewhat disagree43.8
5) Strongly disagree11.0
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from working with people here. (ST9SATF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4240.4
2) Somewhat agree5048.1
3) Neutral or unsure87.7
4) Somewhat disagree32.9
5) Strongly disagree11.0
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
202) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4341.0
2) Somewhat agree4946.7
3) Neutral or unsure76.7
4) Somewhat disagree54.8
5) Strongly disagree11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3230.5
2) Somewhat agree4946.7
3) Neutral or unsure1817.1
4) Somewhat disagree54.8
5) Strongly disagree11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7268.6
2) Somewhat agree2422.9
3) Neutral or unsure65.7
4) Somewhat disagree21.9
5) Strongly disagree11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32.9
2) Somewhat agree2321.9
3) Neutral or unsure1312.4
4) Somewhat disagree3735.2
5) Strongly disagree2927.6
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
206) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time32.9
2) Most of the time6965.7
3) Some of the time2422.9
4) A little of the time87.6
5) None of the time11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
207) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time43.8
2) Most of the time5451.4
3) Some of the time3533.3
4) A little of the time1211.4
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
208) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time43.8
3) Some of the time2624.8
4) A little of the time4946.7
5) None of the time2624.8
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time11.0
2) Most of the time76.7
3) Some of the time3836.2
4) A little of the time4946.7
5) None of the time109.5
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1211.4
2) Most of the time7268.6
3) Some of the time1716.2
4) A little of the time43.8
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
211) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted1211.4
2) Somewhat delighted3634.3
3) Little delighted2523.8
4) Mixed feelings2221.0
5) Terrible87.6
6) Somewhat terrible11.0
7) Extremely terrible11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
212) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted3028.6
2) Somewhat delighted4139.0
3) Little delighted1918.1
4) Mixed feelings109.5
5) Terrible43.8
7) Extremely terrible11.0
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
213) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2019.0
2) Somewhat delighted4542.9
3) Little delighted2927.6
4) Mixed feelings87.6
5) Terrible32.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted1716.2
2) Somewhat delighted6057.1
3) Little delighted1817.1
4) Mixed feelings76.7
5) Terrible11.0
6) Somewhat terrible21.9
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
215) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male10397.2
2) Female32.8
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
216) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school1615.2
5) Trade certificate21.9
6) Associate degree87.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college5047.6
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree2927.6
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
217) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology45.1
2) Religion3241.0
3) Philosophy22.6
4) Other Humanities56.4
5) Natural or Physical Sciences45.1
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences1215.4
7) Technical Studies22.6
8) Fine Arts22.6
9) Education22.6
10) Journalism-Communication11.3
11) Business-Economics67.7
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ56.4
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy11.3
Missing29 
TOTAL78100.0
218) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Theology222.2
2) Religion111.1
3) Philosophy111.1
5) Natural or Physical Sciences111.1
7) Technical Studies111.1
9) Education111.1
11) Business-Economics111.1
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy111.1
Missing98 
TOTAL9100.0
219) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10699.1
1) Checked10.9
TOTAL107100.0
220) What is your race or origin? Black or African-American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10497.2
1) Checked32.8
TOTAL107100.0
221) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10396.3
1) Checked43.7
TOTAL107100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10598.1
1) Checked21.9
TOTAL107100.0
223) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76.5
1) Checked10093.5
TOTAL107100.0
224) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify) (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10598.1
1) Checked21.9
TOTAL107100.0
225) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32.9
2) No10097.1
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0
226) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
27) 10.9
29) 10.9
31) 10.9
36) 10.9
37) 21.9
38) 21.9
40) 10.9
41) 21.9
42) 32.8
43) 54.7
44) 10.9
45) 10.9
46) 98.5
47) 54.7
48) 43.8
49) 54.7
50) 54.7
51) 32.8
52) 10.9
53) 54.7
54) 87.5
55) 76.6
56) 43.8
57) 54.7
58) 43.8
59) 21.9
60) 10.9
61) 32.8
62) 21.9
64) 32.8
65) 10.9
66) 10.9
67) 10.9
68) 21.9
70) 32.8
71) 10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
227) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm2321.5
2) In a small city or town4441.1
3) In a medium-sized city1312.1
4) In a suburb near a large city1211.2
5) In a large city1514.0
TOTAL107100.0
228) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)1312.5
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)11.0
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide32.9
6) All Other Professionals43.8
7) Managers and Administrators1817.3
8) Clerical & Related Workers11.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers1312.5
10) Operatives-Factory1211.5
11) Transport-Laborers1615.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers1110.6
13) Service Workers43.8
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman87.7
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
229) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)342.9
6) All Other Professionals114.3
7) Managers and Administrators114.3
10) Operatives-Factory114.3
11) Transport-Laborers114.3
Missing100 
TOTAL7100.0
230) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC1)
TOTAL%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)11.0
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)22.0
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide65.9
6) All Other Professionals1110.8
7) Managers and Administrators43.9
8) Clerical & Related Workers1110.8
9) Craftsman & Related Workers43.9
10) Operatives-Factory22.0
13) Service Workers65.9
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer5553.9
Missing5 
TOTAL102100.0
231) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)120.0
11) Transport-Laborers120.0
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer360.0
Missing102 
TOTAL5100.0
232) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
2) In first marriage9689.7
5) Remarried after death of spouse10.9
6) Remarried after divorce87.5
7) In a committed relationship21.9
TOTAL107100.0
233) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)32.9
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)21.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide2524.0
6) All Other Professionals2322.1
7) Managers and Administrators87.7
8) Clerical & Related Workers1211.5
9) Craftsman & Related Workers11.0
11) Transport-Laborers21.9
13) Service Workers32.9
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer2524.0
Missing3 
TOTAL104100.0
234) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC2)
TOTAL%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide222.2
6) All Other Professionals111.1
7) Managers and Administrators111.1
8) Clerical & Related Workers333.3
13) Service Workers111.1
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer111.1
Missing98 
TOTAL9100.0
235) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)22.0
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)1212.0
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)11.0
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide22.0
6) All Other Professionals88.0
7) Managers and Administrators1414.0
9) Craftsman & Related Workers1919.0
10) Operatives-Factory2020.0
11) Transport-Laborers1010.0
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers99.0
13) Service Workers22.0
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman11.0
Missing7 
TOTAL100100.0
236) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
10) Operatives-Factory133.3
11) Transport-Laborers266.7
Missing104 
TOTAL3100.0
237) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None32.8
1) 98.5
2) 5450.9
3) 1716.0
4) 2018.9
5) 21.9
9) 10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
238) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6964.5
1) None at home3835.5
TOTAL107100.0
239) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Eldest child at home (CHHOMEE)
TOTAL%
1) 11.6
2) 11.6
4) 23.1
5) 11.6
7) 11.6
8) 11.6
9) 34.7
10) 23.1
11) 23.1
12) 46.3
13) 23.1
14) 914.1
15) 23.1
16) 69.4
17) 1015.6
18) 69.4
19) 23.1
21) 11.6
22) 11.6
23) 23.1
24) 34.7
25) 11.6
31) 11.6
Missing43 
TOTAL64100.0
240) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 2 at home (CHHOME2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than a year old12.1
1) 12.1
2) 24.3
4) 12.1
6) 24.3
7) 12.1
8) 12.1
9) 48.5
10) 36.4
11) 24.3
12) 48.5
13) 510.6
14) 24.3
15) 510.6
16) 48.5
17) 24.3
18) 12.1
19) 12.1
20) 36.4
22) 12.1
23) 12.1
Missing60 
TOTAL47100.0
241) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 3 at home (CHHOME3)
TOTAL%
4) 317.6
6) 15.9
7) 15.9
9) 317.6
10) 15.9
11) 15.9
12) 211.8
13) 211.8
14) 211.8
22) 15.9
Missing90 
TOTAL17100.0
242) Do you have any children living at home? (Please provide the ages of your children living at home, starting with the eldest.) - Child number 4 at home (CHHOME4)
TOTAL%
2) 116.7
5) 116.7
7) 116.7
8) 116.7
10) 116.7
11) 116.7
Missing101 
TOTAL6100.0
243) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? - Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here6096.8
2) Participates elsewhere11.6
3) No11.6
Missing45 
TOTAL62100.0
244) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2 at home. (CHPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here4795.9
2) Participates elsewhere12.0
3) No12.0
Missing58 
TOTAL49100.0
245) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3 at home. (CHPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here17100.0
Missing90 
TOTAL17100.0
246) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here6100.0
Missing101 
TOTAL6100.0
247) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama10.9
5) Arkansas10.9
6) California43.8
8) Colorado21.9
13) Georgia32.8
16) Idaho10.9
17) Illinois76.6
18) Indiana109.4
19) Iowa10.9
20) Kansas87.5
21) Kentucky10.9
22) Louisiana10.9
24) Maryland21.9
26) Michigan54.7
29) Missouri21.9
30) Montana21.9
34) New Jersey10.9
36) New York10.9
37) North Carolina10.9
39) Ohio98.5
40) Oklahoma65.7
41) Oregon21.9
42) Pennsylvania54.7
45) South Carolina21.9
47) Tennessee10.9
48) Texas76.6
51) Virginia21.9
53) Washington21.9
54) West Virginia54.7
57) USA10.9
59) Canada10.9
60) Caribbean32.8
61) Central America10.9
70) Great Britain10.9
71) Ireland10.9
77) Other Western/Central Europe10.9
79) Russia-Ukraine-Belarus10.9
90) India10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
248) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
0) Male10397.2
1) Female32.8
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
249) I-POLISS: Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLISS)
TOTAL%
0) Very conservative2018.9
1) Conservative7066.0
2) Moderate1514.2
3) Liberal10.9
Missing1 
TOTAL106100.0
250) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) HS grad1615.2
1) Trade/Asso109.5
2) Bachelors5047.6
3) Grad degr2927.6
Missing2 
TOTAL105100.0
251) I-MSTATUS: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MSTATUS)
TOTAL%
0) Married9689.7
1) Remar/dth10.9
2) Remar/div87.5
3) Comm Rel21.9
TOTAL107100.0
252) I-SALARY: What is your current salary as pastor, priest, or minister prior to taxes, including fringe benefits and allowances, but excluding housing, health insurance, and pensions? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SALARY)
TOTAL%
1) Less 10K1918.4
2) 10K-19,9992625.2
3) 20K-29,9992726.2
4) 30K-39,9992423.3
5) 40K+76.8
Missing4 
TOTAL103100.0