U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Racial Ethnic Presbyterian Leaders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID – Unique ID number to aggregate data by congregation. Cases starting with an E are from the Racial and Ethnic Presbyterian Leaders oversample. (ID)
2) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
3) Racial Ethnic Presbyterian168100.0
TOTAL168100.0
3) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
17) American Baptist Churches21.2
204) Presbyterian Church USA16398.8
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
204) Presbyterian Church USA2100.0
Missing166 
TOTAL2100.0
5) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) None127.4
4) Seventh-day Adventist10.6
15) Baptist138.0
17) American Baptist Churches21.2
24) Free Will Baptist10.6
26) General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist10.6
31) North American Baptist Convention10.6
37) Southern Baptist42.5
55) Christian & Missionary Alliances10.6
58) Disciples of Christ21.2
91) Episcopal Church10.6
118) Lutheran10.6
145) Methodist74.3
146) African Methodist Episcopal Church31.9
148) Christian Methodist Epsicopal Church10.6
150) Free Methodist Church of North America10.6
155) United Methodist Church21.2
158) Moravian21.2
185) Pentcostal31.9
186) Assemblies of God10.6
197) Presbyterian3722.8
200) Cumberland Presbyterian21.2
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)5433.3
206) Reformed10.6
213) Roman Catholic Church31.9
223) Unitarian Univeralist Asso10.6
224) United Church of Christ21.2
230) Congregational10.6
237) Nondenominational10.6
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
6) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (DENOM122)
TOTAL%
96) Evangelical Covenant Church120.0
155) United Methodist Church120.0
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)120.0
224) United Church of Christ240.0
Missing163 
TOTAL5100.0
7) 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)127.1
2) About once per month1710.1
3) Weekly attendance10562.5
4) Did not attend2615.5
5) Not applicable84.8
TOTAL168100.0
8) 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)148.3
2) About once per month116.5
3) Weekly attendance12775.6
4) Did not attend106.0
5) Not applicable63.6
TOTAL168100.0
9) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)95.4
2) About once per month63.6
3) Weekly attendance14586.8
4) Did not attend74.2
Missing1 
TOTAL167100.0
10) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.8248.8
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.6236.9
3) No2414.3
TOTAL168100.0
11) What is your present denomination, if any? (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist10.6
15) Baptist10.6
17) American Baptist Churches21.2
58) Disciples of Christ10.6
158) Moravian10.6
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)16095.8
224) United Church of Christ10.6
Missing1 
TOTAL167100.0
12) What is your present denomination, if any? (PRESDNM2)
TOTAL%
17) American Baptist Churches150.0
204) Presbyterian Church (USA)150.0
Missing166 
TOTAL2100.0
13) 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.148.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.9657.5
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.4728.1
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.106.0
Missing1 
TOTAL167100.0
14) 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%
1) Strongly agree42.4
2) Agree3722.0
3) Neutral or unsure74.2
4) Disagree7544.6
5) Strongly disagree4526.8
TOTAL168100.0
15) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS CATHOLIC] When if comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are Conservative, Moderate, or Progressive? (CONCATH)
TOTAL%
2) Moderate133.3
3) Progressive266.7
Missing165 
TOTAL3100.0
16) [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) Pentecostal21.2
2) Fundamentalist21.2
3) Evangelical3923.6
4) Mainline6640.0
5) Liberal4426.7
6) None42.4
7) Other (specify)84.8
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
17) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16397.0
2) No53.0
TOTAL168100.0
18) [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%
8) 10.7
9) 10.7
10) 21.3
11) 10.7
12) 42.6
13) 21.3
14) 21.3
15) 85.3
16) 127.9
17) 127.9
18) 149.2
19) 117.2
20) 85.3
21) 117.2
22) 42.6
23) 53.3
24) 74.6
25) 53.3
26) 42.6
27) 32.0
28) 21.3
29) 53.3
30) 10.7
33) 21.3
34) 42.6
35) 21.3
36) 32.0
37) 21.3
38) 21.3
40) 32.0
42) 10.7
43) 10.7
44) 10.7
46) 10.7
48) 10.7
49) 10.7
50) 10.7
53) 10.7
60) 10.7
Missing16 
TOTAL152100.0
19) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
18) 10.7
19) 10.7
23) 21.3
24) 74.6
25) 1912.5
26) 2315.1
27) 127.9
28) 106.6
29) 53.3
30) 117.2
31) 42.6
32) 53.3
33) 42.6
34) 74.6
35) 21.3
36) 32.0
37) 21.3
38) 10.7
39) 42.6
40) 21.3
42) 32.0
43) 21.3
44) 32.0
45) 10.7
46) 21.3
47) 32.0
48) 32.0
49) 10.7
50) 10.7
52) 21.3
55) 21.3
56) 10.7
57) 10.7
62) 10.7
64) 10.7
Missing16 
TOTAL152100.0
20) [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%
1) 10.7
2) 32.0
3) 32.0
5) 10.7
6) 32.0
7) 53.3
8) 53.3
9) 42.6
10) 63.9
11) 42.6
12) 63.9
13) 42.6
14) 42.6
15) 106.6
16) 21.3
17) 42.6
18) 21.3
19) 21.3
20) 74.6
21) 53.3
22) 10.7
23) 21.3
24) 32.0
25) 32.0
26) 53.3
27) 95.9
28) 32.0
29) 53.3
30) 53.3
31) 21.3
32) 42.6
33) 32.0
34) 63.9
35) 21.3
36) 42.6
38) 10.7
39) 10.7
40) 32.0
42) 21.3
43) 21.3
45) 10.7
48) 10.7
50) 10.7
51) 21.3
Missing16 
TOTAL152100.0
21) [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) None32.0
1) 11912.4
2) 22617.0
3) 34227.5
4) 4127.8
5) 5149.2
6) 6138.5
7) 7117.2
8) 842.6
9) 921.3
10) 1010.7
15) 1510.7
24) 2410.7
25) 2521.3
32) 3221.3
Missing15 
TOTAL153100.0
22) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9155.8
2) No7244.2
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 66.5
1) 99.8
2) 1112.0
3) 1112.0
4) 55.4
5) 44.3
6) 22.2
7) 33.3
8) 33.3
9) 22.2
10) 66.5
11) 11.1
12) 55.4
14) 22.2
15) 33.3
16) 22.2
17) 22.2
18) 11.1
19) 11.1
20) 11.1
22) 22.2
24) 11.1
25) 11.1
26) 11.1
27) 22.2
29) 11.1
30) 33.3
35) 11.1
Missing76 
TOTAL92100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 7783.7
1) 22.2
2) 11.1
3) 44.3
4) 11.1
5) 11.1
6) 22.2
7) 11.1
8) 22.2
9) 11.1
Missing76 
TOTAL92100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
2) Other religious professional910.0
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Vet11.1
4) Lawyers-Judges-Legislators11.1
5) Teachers & Professors1213.3
6) All other professionals2628.9
7) Managers and Administrators2022.2
8) Clerical & related workers44.4
10) Operatives-factory77.8
13) Service workers11.1
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman88.9
17) Student11.1
Missing78 
TOTAL90100.0
26) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
TOTAL%
120) 11.3
375) 11.3
700) 11.3
1000) 11.3
2000) 33.8
2600) 11.3
3600) 11.3
4800) 22.5
5450) 11.3
6000) 67.6
7200) 22.5
7500) 11.3
8000) 33.8
8100) 11.3
9000) 11.3
10000) 11.3
12000) 45.1
14000) 45.1
15000) 22.5
15742) 11.3
17500) 11.3
18000) 22.5
19000) 33.8
20000) 56.3
22000) 22.5
22500) 11.3
23000) 11.3
24000) 22.5
25000) 22.5
26000) 22.5
27000) 22.5
29000) 11.3
30000) 22.5
35000) 11.3
36000) 11.3
40000) 22.5
45000) 11.3
46000) 11.3
50000) 45.1
52000) 11.3
60000) 22.5
70000) 11.3
88000) 11.3
Missing89 
TOTAL79100.0
27) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1949) 22.3
1953) 11.2
1957) 11.2
1959) 11.2
1961) 11.2
1962) 11.2
1964) 44.7
1965) 22.3
1966) 22.3
1967) 11.2
1968) 11.2
1969) 44.7
1970) 11.2
1971) 22.3
1972) 33.5
1973) 33.5
1974) 44.7
1975) 22.3
1976) 33.5
1977) 11.2
1978) 33.5
1980) 33.5
1981) 44.7
1982) 33.5
1983) 33.5
1984) 11.2
1985) 11.2
1986) 33.5
1987) 44.7
1988) 33.5
1989) 22.3
1990) 11.2
1991) 11.2
1992) 22.3
1994) 11.2
1995) 22.3
1996) 11.2
1997) 11.2
1998) 22.3
1999) 22.3
2000) 11.2
2001) 22.3
Missing82 
TOTAL86100.0
28) 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 ministry2917.8
2) Yes, to work in a secular position1811.0
3) No11671.2
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
29) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None1225.0
1) 1612.5
2) 248.3
3) 3816.7
4) 436.3
6) 624.2
7) 712.1
9) 936.3
10) 1024.2
17) 1712.1
18) 1812.1
19) 1912.1
20) 2012.1
24) 2412.1
25) 2512.1
30) 3012.1
Missing120 
TOTAL48100.0
30) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 2960.4
2) 12.1
3) 24.2
4) 12.1
5) 24.2
6) 918.8
9) 12.1
10) 24.2
12) 12.1
Missing120 
TOTAL48100.0
31) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None31.8
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible college, or seminary10.6
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity9457.7
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree1811.0
6) Doctor of Ministry degree4024.5
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.53.1
8) Other (Specify):21.2
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
32) 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%
1) Evangelical Seminary of PR10.6
6) Drew University Theo School10.6
7) Gordon-Conwell Theo Seminary31.9
8) Harvard Divinity School10.6
12) Princeton Theo Seminary2113.5
15) Andover Newton Theo School10.6
21) Alliance Theo Seminary10.6
23) Bexley Hall21.3
31) Union Theo Seminary-NY31.9
35) Pittsburgh Theo Seminary106.5
39) Wesley Theo Seminary10.6
44) Eastern Baptist Theo Seminary10.6
51) Howard Univ Divinity School10.6
54) Union Theo Sem-VA63.9
57) Columbia Theo Seminary74.5
60) Louisville Presbyterian Theo School31.9
63) Interden Theo Center53.2
65) Memphis Theo Sem21.3
66) Southern Baptist Theo Sem10.6
67) Hood Theo Sem10.6
102) Bethel Theo Sem21.3
105) Univ Of Dubuque Theo Sem31.9
108) United Theo Sem-Twin Cities10.6
115) North America Baptist Seminary-SD10.6
121) Trinity Evangelical Divinity School10.6
125) McCormick Theo Sem117.1
131) Phillips Graduate Seminary10.6
144) Southwestern Baptist Theo Sem10.6
146) Austin Presbyterian Theo Sem74.5
148) Fuller Theo Sem74.5
150) American Baptist Sem of the West21.3
154) Claremont School of Theo10.6
171) San Francisco Theo Sem95.8
254) Faith Theo Sem10.6
470) Erskine Theo Sem10.6
495) Johnson C. Smith College74.5
615) Westminster Theo Sem-Phil10.6
823) Gettsburg College or Texas Christian University10.6
925) Yale University Div School10.6
930) Duke University Divinity School10.6
1072) Presbyterian Theo Seminary in Seoul10.6
2081) St Pauls United Theo College10.6
3005) Lancaster Theo Seminary10.6
9977) Pr Evangel Sem10.6
9984) Eveland BC10.6
9989) Western Evangelical Sem10.6
9995) Union College-Lincoln10.6
9997) Foreign TS or BC85.2
9999) Unknown85.2
Missing13 
TOTAL155100.0
33) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16196.4
2) No63.6
Missing1 
TOTAL167100.0
34) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15995.2
2) No84.8
Missing1 
TOTAL167100.0
35) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister4426.3
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister8047.9
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister2112.6
4) Co-pastor63.6
5) Other (Specify)31.8
6) Supply or temporary84.8
7) Lay pastor31.8
9) Other lay position21.2
Missing1 
TOTAL167100.0
36) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 20002515.4
1) 200142.5
69) 6910.6
73) 7310.6
74) 7410.6
77) 7710.6
78) 7831.9
79) 7931.9
80) 8010.6
81) 8121.2
82) 8221.2
83) 8321.2
84) 8421.2
85) 8510.6
86) 8621.2
87) 8731.9
88) 8853.1
89) 8931.9
90) 9063.7
91) 9174.3
92) 9221.2
93) 93116.8
94) 9453.1
95) 95127.4
96) 9663.7
97) 971710.5
98) 98116.8
99) 992314.2
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
37) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106.1
2) No15593.9
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"] If yes, how many [other congregations do you presently serve as pastor]? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 555.6
2) 222.2
3) 111.1
6) 111.1
Missing159 
TOTAL9100.0
39) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3219.4
2) No13380.6
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
40) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"] If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)13.3
2) Other Religious Professional1033.3
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian13.3
5) Teachers & Professors516.7
6) All Other Professionals826.7
7) Managers and Adminstrators413.3
13) Service Workers13.3
Missing138 
TOTAL30100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1840.9
1) 12045.5
2) 249.1
3) 312.3
4) 412.3
Missing124 
TOTAL44100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1744.7
1) 11847.4
2) 225.3
3) 312.6
Missing130 
TOTAL38100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1544.1
1) 11441.2
2) 238.8
3) 325.9
Missing134 
TOTAL34100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1417.3
1) 12935.8
2) 21923.5
3) 31113.6
4) 456.2
5) 522.5
16) 1611.2
Missing87 
TOTAL81100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1531.3
1) 12654.2
2) 2510.4
3) 324.2
Missing120 
TOTAL48100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/Secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1110.9
1) 17574.3
2) 21312.9
3) 311.0
4) 411.0
Missing67 
TOTAL101100.0
47) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1540.5
1) 11848.6
2) 238.1
8) 812.7
Missing131 
TOTAL37100.0
48) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/Maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1210.8
1) 18072.1
2) 21513.5
3) 310.9
4) 421.8
5) 510.9
Missing57 
TOTAL111100.0
49) 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) None1438.9
1) 1822.2
2) 2411.1
3) 325.6
4) 412.8
5) 512.8
6) 612.8
7) 712.8
8) 812.8
10) 1012.8
11) 1112.8
12) 1212.8
Missing132 
TOTAL36100.0
50) 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) None1629.6
1) 1916.7
2) 2814.8
4) 435.6
5) 559.3
6) 611.9
7) 747.4
8) 823.7
10) 1011.9
12) 1211.9
14) 1411.9
15) 1511.9
28) 2811.9
33) 3311.9
Missing114 
TOTAL54100.0
51) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1684.2
1) 1210.5
4) 415.3
Missing149 
TOTAL19100.0
52) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None1824.3
1) 13040.5
2) 21520.3
3) 368.1
4) 411.4
5) 534.1
6) 611.4
Missing94 
TOTAL74100.0
53) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Helped someone outside your family find a job? (MNT12JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6236.9
1) Checked10663.1
TOTAL168100.0
54) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158.9
1) Checked15391.1
TOTAL168100.0
55) 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 checked95.4
1) Checked15994.6
TOTAL168100.0
56) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Contacted an elected official about a public issue? (MNT12CON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7343.5
1) Checked9556.5
TOTAL168100.0
57) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative21.2
2) Conservative2515.1
3) Moderate6740.4
4) Liberal5533.1
5) Very liberal1710.2
Missing2 
TOTAL166100.0
58) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
TOTAL%
4) 42.5
5) 10.6
6) 10.6
8) 10.6
10) 21.2
12) 31.9
18) 10.6
20) 84.9
21) 31.9
24) 10.6
25) 74.3
26) 10.6
28) 10.6
29) 21.2
30) 42.5
31) 10.6
32) 10.6
33) 21.2
35) 31.9
36) 10.6
40) 159.3
42) 10.6
45) 84.9
47) 21.2
48) 21.2
50) 2817.3
52) 31.9
53) 10.6
54) 42.5
55) 116.8
57) 10.6
60) 2515.4
62) 21.2
63) 10.6
65) 31.9
66) 10.6
67) 10.6
70) 31.9
74) 10.6
75) 10.6
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
59) 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%
1) 31.9
2) 21.3
3) 63.8
4) 85.0
5) 95.7
6) 148.8
7) 53.1
8) 2314.5
9) 63.8
10) 3220.1
11) 21.3
12) 116.9
13) 31.9
15) 159.4
16) 10.6
18) 42.5
20) 106.3
24) 21.3
25) 10.6
27) 10.6
30) 10.6
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
60) 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) None10.6
1) 12214.1
2) 24428.2
3) 32918.6
4) 42717.3
5) 5117.1
6) 663.8
7) 710.6
8) 863.8
10) 1063.8
11) 1110.6
12) 1210.6
30) 3010.6
Missing12 
TOTAL156100.0
61) 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) None21.4
1) 12315.8
2) 24128.1
3) 33020.5
4) 42215.1
5) 574.8
6) 653.4
8) 8106.8
10) 1053.4
15) 1510.7
Missing22 
TOTAL146100.0
62) 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) None1110.3
1) 13936.4
2) 23129.0
3) 398.4
4) 4109.3
5) 543.7
6) 610.9
8) 810.9
10) 1010.9
Missing61 
TOTAL107100.0
63) 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) None1821.2
1) 13945.9
2) 21821.2
3) 344.7
4) 411.2
5) 522.4
6) 611.2
10) 1022.4
Missing83 
TOTAL85100.0
64) 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) None10.7
1) 13222.9
2) 24028.6
3) 31913.6
4) 42115.0
5) 5139.3
6) 610.7
7) 710.7
8) 842.9
9) 910.7
10) 1053.6
16) 1610.7
99) Less than half an hour10.7
Missing28 
TOTAL140100.0
65) 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) 1159.9
2) 22617.2
3) 32516.6
4) 42818.5
5) 51811.9
6) 674.6
7) 721.3
8) 8117.3
10) 1096.0
12) 1253.3
15) 1510.7
16) 1610.7
20) 2021.3
99) Less than half an hour10.7
Missing17 
TOTAL151100.0
66) 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) None1311.7
1) 14540.5
2) 22825.2
3) 398.1
4) 487.2
5) 532.7
7) 710.9
8) 810.9
10) 1032.7
Missing57 
TOTAL111100.0
67) 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) None10.7
1) 196.0
2) 2106.7
3) 3106.7
4) 4117.4
5) 5106.7
6) 6117.4
7) 721.3
8) 896.0
9) 932.0
10) 103020.1
11) 1121.3
12) 1285.4
14) 1421.3
15) 1564.0
16) 1610.7
18) 1821.3
19) 1910.7
20) 201510.1
25) 2532.0
30) 3021.3
99) Less than half an hour10.7
Missing19 
TOTAL149100.0
68) 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%
0) None10.7
1) 13120.4
2) 23523.0
3) 32113.8
4) 42013.2
5) 51811.8
6) 6106.6
7) 710.7
8) 863.9
9) 921.3
10) 1042.6
12) 1210.7
16) 1610.7
99) Less than half an hour10.7
Missing16 
TOTAL152100.0
69) 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%
0) None21.4
1) 13826.4
2) 24934.0
3) 31711.8
4) 485.6
5) 5139.0
6) 621.4
7) 721.4
8) 821.4
10) 1085.6
12) 1210.7
30) 3010.7
99) Less than half an hour10.7
Missing24 
TOTAL144100.0
70) 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) None53.5
1) 14229.8
2) 23827.0
3) 32517.7
4) 4117.8
5) 5107.1
6) 632.1
10) 1032.1
12) 1210.7
15) 1510.7
25) 2510.7
40) 4010.7
Missing27 
TOTAL141100.0
71) 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) None118.3
1) 13627.3
2) 23929.5
3) 31410.6
4) 496.8
5) 5118.3
6) 621.5
8) 810.8
10) 1053.8
15) 1510.8
20) 2010.8
40) 4010.8
99) Less than half an hour10.8
Missing36 
TOTAL132100.0
72) 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)11471.7
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings127.5
3) Teaching people about the faith63.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction74.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins74.4
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision53.1
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future31.9
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs42.5
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation10.6
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
73) 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)1911.9
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings4125.6
3) Teaching people about the faith3421.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission31.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith21.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction148.8
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1911.9
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members10.6
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision116.9
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings21.3
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future53.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs53.1
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation42.5
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
74) 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)31.9
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings1811.3
3) Teaching people about the faith2415.1
4) Training people for ministry and mission53.1
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction1610.1
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins2616.4
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members10.6
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1811.3
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings63.8
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1710.7
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs116.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation148.8
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
75) 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)85.2
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings31.9
3) Teaching people about the faith85.2
4) Training people for ministry and mission2214.2
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith2012.9
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction138.4
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins74.5
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members159.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1711.0
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings42.6
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future2415.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs63.9
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation85.2
Missing13 
TOTAL155100.0
76) 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%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)21.3
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings42.6
3) Teaching people about the faith106.6
4) Training people for ministry and mission2919.2
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith127.9
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction53.3
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1811.9
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members2113.9
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision138.6
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings32.0
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1711.3
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs85.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation96.0
Missing17 
TOTAL151100.0
77) 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)85.5
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings21.4
3) Teaching people about the faith128.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission1812.4
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith139.0
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction85.5
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins74.8
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members1510.3
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision106.9
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings42.8
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1913.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs128.3
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation1711.7
Missing23 
TOTAL145100.0
78) In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always2817.0
2) Most of the time9054.5
3) Occasionally3118.8
4) Never169.7
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
79) 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 checked15391.1
1) Checked158.9
TOTAL168100.0
80) 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 checked14888.1
1) Checked2011.9
TOTAL168100.0
81) 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 checked15894.0
1) Checked106.0
TOTAL168100.0
82) 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 checked13479.8
1) Checked3420.2
TOTAL168100.0
83) 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 checked6639.3
1) Checked10260.7
TOTAL168100.0
84) 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 checked7846.4
1) Checked9053.6
TOTAL168100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (Hours) (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) 1811.1
2) 2113.0
3) 2113.0
4) 1710.5
5) 169.9
6) 74.3
7) 1811.1
8) 84.9
9) 10.6
10) 127.4
12) 21.2
14) 63.7
15) 63.7
16) 10.6
20) 31.9
21) 21.2
24) 10.6
25) 10.6
28) 10.6
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
86) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching)? (Hours) (DAY7READ)
TOTAL%
0) None10.6
1) 1127.6
2) 22817.8
3) 32314.6
4) 41912.1
5) 52515.9
6) 685.1
7) 7106.4
8) 853.2
9) 921.3
10) 1095.7
12) 1242.5
14) 1431.9
15) 1553.2
16) 1610.6
24) 2410.6
30) 3010.6
Missing11 
TOTAL157100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None2014.1
1) 13423.9
2) 22316.2
3) 3149.9
4) 4117.7
5) 5107.0
6) 653.5
7) 764.2
8) 810.7
9) 921.4
10) 10107.0
15) 1542.8
16) 1610.7
28) 2810.7
Missing26 
TOTAL142100.0
88) 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) None53.4
1) 153.4
2) 285.4
3) 3149.4
4) 4149.4
5) 51610.7
6) 685.4
7) 7128.1
8) 864.0
9) 921.3
10) 101711.4
11) 1110.7
12) 1264.0
14) 1432.0
15) 15106.7
16) 1642.7
17) 1721.3
20) 2085.4
24) 2410.7
25) 2510.7
26) 2610.7
28) 2821.3
30) 3021.3
68) 6810.7
Missing19 
TOTAL149100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
0) None42.5
1) 1117.0
2) 22515.8
3) 31710.8
4) 42213.9
5) 52415.2
6) 653.2
7) 7148.9
8) 8138.2
9) 921.3
10) 10159.5
12) 1210.6
14) 1410.6
15) 1510.6
16) 1610.6
20) 2010.6
32) 3210.6
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None1812.5
1) 12416.7
2) 23121.5
3) 31711.8
4) 4128.3
5) 5139.0
6) 696.3
7) 7128.3
8) 821.4
9) 910.7
10) 1032.1
13) 1310.7
14) 1410.7
Missing24 
TOTAL144100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None2721.8
1) 12116.9
2) 22621.0
3) 31713.7
4) 4118.9
5) 597.3
6) 610.8
7) 764.8
8) 810.8
10) 1010.8
12) 1210.8
14) 1410.8
20) 2021.6
Missing44 
TOTAL124100.0
92) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None85.7
1) 12920.7
2) 22316.4
3) 31611.4
4) 4139.3
5) 5128.6
6) 696.4
7) 7117.9
8) 821.4
9) 910.7
10) 10128.6
12) 1221.4
21) 2110.7
30) 3010.7
Missing28 
TOTAL140100.0
93) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None3021.6
1) 12316.5
2) 23928.1
3) 31812.9
4) 41410.1
5) 553.6
6) 632.2
7) 710.7
8) 832.2
9) 910.7
10) 1010.7
20) 2010.7
Missing29 
TOTAL139100.0
94) 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
TOTAL15029137.515089
95) 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) Yes12174.2
2) No4225.8
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10416093.8378430
97) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
TOTAL%
1200) 14.8
4200) 29.5
4800) 14.8
5000) 14.8
6000) 14.8
7200) 29.5
7800) 14.8
8000) 14.8
8200) 14.8
8500) 14.8
12000) 314.3
12600) 14.8
14000) 14.8
15000) 14.8
16000) 14.8
26000) 14.8
30000) 14.8
Missing147 
TOTAL21100.0
98) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) None13887.3
40) 4010.6
60) 6010.6
100) 10031.9
114) 11410.6
126) 12610.6
150) 15010.6
180) 18010.6
200) 20021.3
250) 25042.5
400) 40010.6
500) 50021.3
750) 75010.6
800) 80010.6
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
99) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14085.9
2) No2314.1
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
100) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13582.8
2) No2817.2
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
101) 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
TOTAL12833202.37530366
102) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12576.7
2) No3823.3
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
103) 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) Never2012.4
2) Once or twice8854.7
3) Three to five times4326.7
4) More than five times106.2
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
104) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4024.5
2) No12375.5
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
105) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"]If yes, when was the last time that you took a sabbatical leave? (LSTLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1988) 198813.0
1991) 199113.0
1994) 199426.1
1995) 199539.1
1996) 199626.1
1997) 199713.0
1998) 1998412.1
1999) 199913.0
2000) 2000515.2
2001) 2001412.1
9998) Too new here39.1
9999) Never618.2
Missing135 
TOTAL33100.0
106) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
1) 14.2
3) 14.2
5) 14.2
6) 28.3
7) 312.5
14) 312.5
30) 416.7
50) 14.2
60) 14.2
90) 520.8
91) 14.2
105) 14.2
Missing144 
TOTAL24100.0
107) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10866.3
2) No5533.7
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
108) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3420.9
2) No12979.1
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
109) 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 importance6841.5
2) Somewhat important7243.9
3) Somewhat unimportant169.8
4) Of little importance84.9
Missing4 
TOTAL164100.0
110) 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 members169.9
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole6238.5
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion8351.6
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
111) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.74.3
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.5735.0
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.6741.1
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.3219.6
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
112) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible3121.8
2) Somewhat compatible7452.1
3) Somewhat incompatible85.6
4) Not at all compatible42.8
5) We do not have a clear vision.2517.6
Missing26 
TOTAL142100.0
113) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of3923.9
2) Some minor conflict9155.8
3) Major conflict1911.7
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving127.4
5) Don't know21.2
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
114) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14284.5
1) Checked2615.5
TOTAL168100.0
115) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Changes in worship style (CNFLWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked13278.6
1) Checked3621.4
TOTAL168100.0
116) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Changes in music style (CNFLMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14183.9
1) Checked2716.1
TOTAL168100.0
117) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Changes in other programs of the congregation (CNFLCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14787.5
1) Checked2112.5
TOTAL168100.0
118) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15994.6
1) Checked95.4
TOTAL168100.0
119) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Pastoral leadership style (CNFLPLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked13278.6
1) Checked3621.4
TOTAL168100.0
120) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Lay leadership style (CNFLLLS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14988.7
1) Checked1911.3
TOTAL168100.0
121) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Conflicts between staff and/or clergy (CNFLSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15793.5
1) Checked116.5
TOTAL168100.0
122) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16799.4
1) Checked10.6
TOTAL168100.0
123) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Issues regarding homosexuality (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15894.0
1) Checked106.0
TOTAL168100.0
124) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16497.6
1) Checked42.4
TOTAL168100.0
125) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Issues about a new building or renovation of an existing building (CNFLBUIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14686.9
1) Checked2213.1
TOTAL168100.0
126) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Other (Specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12574.4
1) Checked4325.6
TOTAL168100.0
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 ordained. (ACPTBO)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance14084.8
2) Somewhat important2313.9
4) Of little importance21.2
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
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 a seminary degree or certificate. (ACPTDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance12476.5
2) Somewhat important3119.1
3) Somewhat unimportant31.9
4) Of little importance42.5
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
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? Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance11873.8
2) Somewhat important3823.8
3) Somewhat unimportant31.9
4) Of little importance10.6
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
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? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance14286.6
2) Somewhat important2012.2
3) Somewhat unimportant21.2
Missing4 
TOTAL164100.0
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? Having the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance12880.0
2) Somewhat important3220.0
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
132) 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 importance1911.7
2) Somewhat important8049.1
3) Somewhat unimportant4628.2
4) Of little importance1811.0
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
133) 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 importance127.5
2) Somewhat important6440.0
3) Somewhat unimportant5131.9
4) Of little importance3320.6
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
134) 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 importance2314.4
2) Somewhat important6037.5
3) Somewhat unimportant4729.4
4) Of little importance3018.8
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
135) 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 importance13886.8
2) Somewhat important1911.9
3) Somewhat unimportant21.3
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
136) 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 importance9458.8
2) Somewhat important6238.8
3) Somewhat unimportant31.9
4) Of little importance10.6
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
137) 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 importance6641.5
2) Somewhat important6943.4
3) Somewhat unimportant2113.2
4) Of little importance31.9
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
138) 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 importance3320.9
2) Somewhat important9761.4
3) Somewhat unimportant1912.0
4) Of little importance95.7
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
139) 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 importance4025.3
2) Somewhat important5132.3
3) Somewhat unimportant3522.2
4) Of little importance3220.3
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
140) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance2284.6
2) Somewhat important13.8
4) Of little importance311.5
Missing142 
TOTAL26100.0
141) 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 satisfied6037.7
2) Somewhat satisfied7949.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1811.3
4) Very dissatisfied21.3
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied8653.8
2) Somewhat satisfied5534.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1710.6
4) Very dissatisfied21.3
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9560.9
2) Somewhat satisfied4226.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied159.6
4) Very dissatisfied42.6
Missing12 
TOTAL156100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5434.0
2) Somewhat satisfied7949.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2415.1
4) Very dissatisfied21.3
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5635.0
2) Somewhat satisfied7949.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2314.4
4) Very dissatisfied21.3
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
146) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied6339.1
2) Somewhat satisfied7244.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2113.0
4) Very dissatisfied53.1
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5232.3
2) Somewhat satisfied7446.0
3) Somewhat dissatisfied3219.9
4) Very dissatisfied31.9
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with lay leaders in your congregation. (SATSLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied7848.4
2) Somewhat satisfied7345.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied106.2
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
149) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied6540.6
2) Somewhat satisfied6641.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied2716.9
4) Very dissatisfied21.3
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
150) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9459.1
2) Somewhat satisfied4729.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied148.8
4) Very dissatisfied42.5
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
151) 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 problem1610.1
2) Somewhat problem4528.5
3) Very little problem6038.0
4) No problem3723.4
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
152) 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 problem138.2
2) Somewhat problem6138.4
3) Very little problem5534.6
4) No problem3018.9
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
153) 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 problem3119.6
2) Somewhat problem6943.7
3) Very little problem3924.7
4) No problem1912.0
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
154) 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%
1) Great problem53.1
2) Somewhat problem2515.7
3) Very little problem7044.0
4) No problem5937.1
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
155) 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 problem85.0
2) Somewhat problem4125.8
3) Very little problem7446.5
4) No problem3622.6
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
156) 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 problem3220.3
2) Somewhat problem8855.7
3) Very little problem2817.7
4) No problem106.3
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
157) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often31.9
2) Fairly often84.9
3) Once in a while5936.4
4) Never9256.8
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
158) 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 often42.5
2) Fairly often159.5
3) Once in a while6742.4
4) Never7245.6
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
159) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (YRS5LSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often53.1
2) Fairly often85.0
3) Once in a while4427.5
4) Never10364.4
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
160) 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 often85.0
2) Fairly often3119.3
3) Once in a while10464.6
4) Never1811.2
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
161) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often6439.3
2) Fairly often7948.5
3) Once in a while1811.0
4) Never21.2
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
162) 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 often148.7
2) Fairly often3622.4
3) Once in a while8955.3
4) Never2213.7
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
163) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often127.4
2) Fairly often4628.4
3) Once in a while7747.5
4) Never2716.7
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
164) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3119.3
2) Fairly often4326.7
3) Once in a while8049.7
4) Never31.9
5) Not applicable42.5
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
165) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often159.3
2) Fairly often4125.5
3) Once in a while7848.4
4) Never2616.1
5) Not applicable10.6
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
166) 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 often42.5
2) Fairly often2113.2
3) Once in a while4628.9
4) Never3924.5
5) Not applicable4930.8
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
167) 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 often116.9
2) Fairly often159.4
3) Once in a while8352.2
4) Never3622.6
5) Not applicable148.8
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
168) 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 often63.8
2) Fairly often127.6
3) Once in a while4931.2
4) Never7245.9
5) Not applicable1811.5
Missing11 
TOTAL157100.0
169) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2414.5
2) Somewhat agree7646.1
3) Neutral or unsure1810.9
4) Somewhat disagree3722.4
5) Strongly disagree106.1
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
170) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4528.3
2) Somewhat agree7647.8
3) Neutral or unsure1610.1
4) Somewhat disagree1610.1
5) Strongly disagree63.8
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
171) 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 agree3521.2
2) Somewhat agree8048.5
3) Neutral or unsure2213.3
4) Somewhat disagree2012.1
5) Strongly disagree84.8
Missing3 
TOTAL165100.0
172) 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 agree3622.1
2) Somewhat agree8451.5
3) Neutral or unsure1811.0
4) Somewhat disagree1811.0
5) Strongly disagree74.3
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
173) 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 agree6439.8
2) Somewhat agree7144.1
3) Neutral or unsure1710.6
4) Somewhat disagree74.3
5) Strongly disagree21.2
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
174) 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 agree148.8
2) Somewhat agree4930.6
3) Neutral or unsure3421.3
4) Somewhat disagree3521.9
5) Strongly disagree2817.5
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
175) 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.4829.6
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.11470.4
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
176) 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.6238.0
2) When deciding on a new program or ministry, we primarily take into consideration how well it meets the desires and needs of members or prosp. members.10162.0
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
177) 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.63.7
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.11370.2
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.116.8
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.3119.3
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
178) 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.4226.1
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.11973.9
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
179) 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.11571.4
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.4628.6
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
180) 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.9357.4
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.6942.6
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
181) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively6238.3
2) Somewhat positively7043.2
3) Somewhat negatively169.9
4) Very negatively42.5
5) Not applicable106.2
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
182) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
45) 4510.7
55) 5510.7
57) 5710.7
60) 6021.4
62) 6253.5
64) 6432.1
65) 656042.3
66) 66117.7
67) 6774.9
68) 6853.5
70) 702014.1
72) 7221.4
74) 7421.4
75) 7542.8
77) 7721.4
79) 7910.7
80) 8010.7
95) When God tells me10.7
96) ASAP10.7
97) Never-until death32.1
98) Don't know64.2
99) Already retired32.1
Missing26 
TOTAL142100.0
183) In general, would you say your health is… (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent4225.3
2) Very good7947.6
3) Good3219.3
4) Fair116.6
5) Poor21.2
Missing2 
TOTAL166100.0
184) 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 all8653.1
2) A little bit4829.6
3) Moderately2113.0
4) Quite a bit63.7
5) Extremely10.6
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
185) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
4) 21.2
5) 11570.1
6) 4728.7
Missing4 
TOTAL164100.0
186) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 2113.0
1) 106.2
2) 127.4
3) 95.6
4) 106.2
5) 74.3
6) 138.0
7) 1710.5
8) 2113.0
9) 1710.5
10) 159.3
11) 106.2
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
187) 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 time1710.8
2) Most of the time42.5
3) Some of the time1912.1
4) A little of the time2918.5
5) None of the time8856.1
Missing11 
TOTAL157100.0
188) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL155187.76837
189) 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%
1) Limited a lot84.9
2) Limited a little1710.4
3) Not limited at all13884.7
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
190) 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 lot74.3
2) Limited a little2716.6
3) Not limited at all12979.1
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
191) 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%
1) Limited a lot42.5
2) Limited a little2113.0
3) Not limited at all13684.5
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
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 your physical health? Accomplished less than you would like. (HLTHLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time21.2
2) Most of the time74.3
3) Some of the time2012.4
4) A little of the time4024.8
5) None of the time9257.1
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
193) 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 time31.9
2) Most of the time21.3
3) Some of the time148.8
4) A little of the time2817.6
5) None of the time11270.4
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
194) 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%
1) All of the time10.6
2) Most of the time95.6
3) Some of the time138.1
4) A little of the time4528.1
5) None of the time9257.5
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
195) 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%
2) Most of the time42.6
3) Some of the time138.3
4) A little of the time4025.6
5) None of the time9963.5
Missing12 
TOTAL156100.0
196) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63.7
2) Somewhat agree4729.2
3) Neutral or unsure169.9
4) Somewhat disagree4829.8
5) Strongly disagree4427.3
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
197) 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 agree31.9
2) Somewhat agree2918.0
3) Neutral or unsure148.7
4) Somewhat disagree5031.1
5) Strongly disagree6540.4
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work. (ST3NEG)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat agree2012.6
3) Neutral or unsure127.5
4) Somewhat disagree4327.0
5) Strongly disagree8452.8
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
199) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7950.3
2) Somewhat agree5535.0
3) Neutral or unsure63.8
4) Somewhat disagree148.9
5) Strongly disagree31.9
Missing11 
TOTAL157100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7950.0
2) Somewhat agree6239.2
3) Neutral or unsure31.9
4) Somewhat disagree117.0
5) Strongly disagree31.9
Missing10 
TOTAL158100.0
201) 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 agree74.3
2) Somewhat agree6540.4
3) Neutral or unsure1811.2
4) Somewhat disagree3723.0
5) Strongly disagree3421.1
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
202) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63.8
2) Somewhat agree3521.9
3) Neutral or unsure1911.9
4) Somewhat disagree3924.4
5) Strongly disagree6138.1
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7747.8
2) Somewhat agree6741.6
3) Neutral or unsure127.5
4) Somewhat disagree42.5
5) Strongly disagree10.6
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from working with people here. (ST9SATF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8452.5
2) Somewhat agree5936.9
3) Neutral or unsure95.6
4) Somewhat disagree63.8
5) Strongly disagree21.3
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8553.5
2) Somewhat agree5937.1
3) Neutral or unsure85.0
4) Somewhat disagree63.8
5) Strongly disagree10.6
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5937.1
2) Somewhat agree8251.6
3) Neutral or unsure85.0
4) Somewhat disagree85.0
5) Strongly disagree21.3
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
207) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11571.9
2) Somewhat agree3723.1
3) Neutral or unsure63.8
4) Somewhat disagree10.6
5) Strongly disagree10.6
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
208) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10.6
2) Somewhat agree2817.5
3) Neutral or unsure2817.5
4) Somewhat disagree5131.9
5) Strongly disagree5232.5
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time95.6
2) Most of the time9056.3
3) Some of the time5031.3
4) A little of the time85.0
5) None of the time31.9
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time116.9
2) Most of the time8050.0
3) Some of the time5735.6
4) A little of the time127.5
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time31.9
2) Most of the time53.1
3) Some of the time3220.1
4) A little of the time7044.0
5) None of the time4930.8
Missing9 
TOTAL159100.0
212) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time42.5
2) Most of the time74.4
3) Some of the time4729.4
4) A little of the time7546.9
5) None of the time2716.9
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
213) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1710.6
2) Most of the time10163.1
3) Some of the time3320.6
4) A little of the time74.4
5) None of the time21.3
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2616.0
2) Somewhat delighted5936.4
3) Little delighted2917.9
4) Mixed feelings3722.8
5) Terrible63.7
6) Somewhat terrible31.9
7) Extremely terrible21.2
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted4930.2
2) Somewhat delighted6842.0
3) A little delighted159.3
4) Mixed feelings2414.8
5) Terrible53.1
6) Somewhat terrible10.6
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
216) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted3723.1
2) Somewhat delighted4830.0
3) A little delighted3521.9
4) Mixed feelings3018.8
5) Terrible95.6
6) Somewhat terrible10.6
Missing8 
TOTAL160100.0
217) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted4225.9
2) Somewhat delighted7244.4
3) A little delighted3119.1
4) Mixed feelings148.6
5) Terrible31.9
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
218) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male13681.9
2) Female3018.1
Missing2 
TOTAL166100.0
219) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school10.6
6) Associate degree31.8
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college6942.1
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree9155.5
Missing4 
TOTAL164100.0
220) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology42.5
2) Religion1610.2
3) Philosophy85.1
4) Other Humanities3522.3
5) Natural or Physical Sciences85.1
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences4025.5
7) Technical Studies85.1
8) Fine Arts63.8
9) Education106.4
10) Journalism-Communication10.6
11) Business-Economics138.3
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ63.8
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy21.3
Missing11 
TOTAL157100.0
221) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
2) Religion520.0
3) Philosophy624.0
4) Other Humanities416.0
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences416.0
8) Fine Arts14.0
9) Education312.0
11) Business-Economics14.0
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ14.0
Missing143 
TOTAL25100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15189.9
1) Checked1710.1
TOTAL168100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12976.8
1) Checked3923.2
TOTAL168100.0
224) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15793.5
1) Checked116.5
TOTAL168100.0
225) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16598.2
1) Checked31.8
TOTAL168100.0
226) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7041.7
1) Checked9858.3
TOTAL168100.0
227) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify) (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16799.4
1) Checked10.6
TOTAL168100.0
228) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes127.8
2) No14292.2
Missing14 
TOTAL154100.0
229) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
22) 10.6
23) 21.2
27) 21.2
28) 63.7
29) 31.8
31) 31.8
32) 10.6
33) 31.8
34) 21.2
35) 21.2
36) 63.7
37) 31.8
38) 10.6
39) 53.1
40) 74.3
41) 63.7
42) 95.5
43) 42.5
44) 42.5
45) 42.5
46) 116.7
47) 31.8
48) 42.5
49) 84.9
50) 42.5
51) 106.1
52) 42.5
53) 21.2
54) 31.8
55) 31.8
56) 63.7
57) 63.7
58) 63.7
59) 53.1
60) 10.6
61) 21.2
62) 42.5
63) 10.6
64) 21.2
65) 10.6
67) 10.6
68) 10.6
72) 10.6
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
230) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm2414.6
2) In a small city or town4326.2
3) In a medium-sized city3320.1
4) In a suburb near a large city2615.9
5) In a large city3722.6
6) Don't know10.6
Missing4 
TOTAL164100.0
231) 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%
0) A parent was absent during childhood (died, divorced, etc.)53.1
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)159.3
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)21.2
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian42.5
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators21.2
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide84.9
6) All Other Professionals2917.9
7) Managers and Administrators3219.8
8) Clerical & Related Workers31.9
9) Craftsman & Related Workers148.6
10) Operatives-Factory127.4
11) Transport-Laborers116.8
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers1811.1
13) Service Workers21.2
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman53.1
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
232) 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%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)17.1
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)321.4
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide321.4
6) All Other Professionals321.4
7) Managers and Administrators17.1
9) Craftsman & Related Workers214.3
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers17.1
Missing154 
TOTAL14100.0
233) 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%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)31.9
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide2012.4
6) All Other Professionals159.3
7) Managers and Administrators63.7
8) Clerical & Related Workers116.8
9) Craftsman & Related Workers42.5
10) Operatives-Factory42.5
11) Transport-Laborers31.9
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers21.2
13) Service Workers42.5
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer8854.7
18) Volunteer10.6
Missing7 
TOTAL161100.0
234) 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%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)19.1
6) All Other Professionals218.2
7) Managers and Administrators19.1
8) Clerical & Related Workers218.2
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer545.5
Missing157 
TOTAL11100.0
235) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married63.7
2) In first marriage11168.5
3) Divorced or separated74.3
4) Widowed31.9
5) Remarried after death of spouse31.9
6) Remarried after divorce2817.3
7) In a committed relationship42.5
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
236) 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.)128.2
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)96.1
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian21.4
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators10.7
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide4027.2
6) All Other Professionals3624.5
7) Managers and Administrators128.2
8) Clerical & Related Workers53.4
9) Craftsman & Related Workers21.4
10) Operatives-Factory10.7
11) Transport-Laborers10.7
13) Service Workers32.0
14) Not in Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled10.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer1812.2
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman32.0
17) Student10.7
Missing21 
TOTAL147100.0
237) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC2)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)19.1
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)19.1
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide218.2
6) All Other Professionals19.1
7) Managers and Administrators218.2
11) Transport-Laborers19.1
13) Service Workers19.1
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer218.2
Missing157 
TOTAL11100.0
238) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's fathers? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)75.0
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian32.1
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators32.1
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide85.7
6) All Other Professionals2316.4
7) Managers and Administrators3927.9
8) Clerical & Related Workers10.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers128.6
10) Operatives-Factory117.9
11) Transport-Laborers53.6
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers139.3
13) Service Workers42.9
14) Not In Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled10.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer10.7
16) Armed Services-Police-Fireman85.7
99) Unknown profession10.7
Missing28 
TOTAL140100.0
239) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide266.7
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers133.3
Missing165 
TOTAL3100.0
240) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None2012.3
1) 11811.0
2) 25735.0
3) 33420.9
4) 42716.6
5) 553.1
6) 610.6
7) 710.6
Missing5 
TOTAL163100.0
241) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8450.0
1) None at home8450.0
TOTAL168100.0
242) 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%
0) Less than a year old11.8
2) 211.8
4) 411.8
5) 511.8
6) 611.8
7) 711.8
8) 811.8
9) 935.5
10) 1023.6
11) 1123.6
12) 1235.5
13) 1335.5
14) 1459.1
15) 1547.3
16) 1659.1
17) 1735.5
18) 18712.7
19) 1947.3
21) 2111.8
22) 2223.6
24) 2423.6
27) 2711.8
38) 3811.8
Missing113 
TOTAL55100.0
243) 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%
2) 12.6
3) 25.3
5) 12.6
7) 410.5
8) 12.6
9) 37.9
10) 37.9
11) 12.6
12) 513.2
13) 513.2
15) 37.9
16) 410.5
18) 12.6
19) 12.6
20) 12.6
21) 12.6
24) 12.6
Missing130 
TOTAL38100.0
244) 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%
1) 15.6
4) 211.1
5) 15.6
6) 15.6
8) 15.6
11) 15.6
12) 422.2
13) 15.6
14) 316.7
17) 15.6
21) 15.6
37) 15.6
Missing150 
TOTAL18100.0
245) 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%
3) 116.7
4) 116.7
11) 116.7
15) 116.7
17) 116.7
19) 116.7
Missing162 
TOTAL6100.0
246) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here4992.5
2) Participates elsewhere23.8
3) No23.8
Missing115 
TOTAL53100.0
247) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2 at home. (CHPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here3794.9
3) No25.1
Missing129 
TOTAL39100.0
248) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3 at home. (CHPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here1578.9
2) Participates elsewhere315.8
3) No15.3
Missing149 
TOTAL19100.0
249) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here571.4
3) No228.6
Missing161 
TOTAL7100.0
250) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama31.8
2) Alaska10.6
4) Arizona10.6
6) California106.1
8) Colorado10.6
11) District of Columbia21.2
12) Florida21.2
13) Georgia53.0
16) Idaho10.6
17) Illinois63.7
18) Indiana21.2
19) Iowa31.8
22) Louisiana42.4
24) Maryland31.8
26) Michigan63.7
27) Minnesota10.6
28) Mississippi53.0
29) Missouri31.8
31) Nebraska10.6
34) New Jersey53.0
35) New Mexico10.6
36) New York42.4
37) North Carolina74.3
39) Ohio53.0
40) Oklahoma21.2
41) Oregon21.2
42) Pennsylvania137.9
43) Puerto Rico31.8
45) South Carolina106.1
47) Tennessee31.8
48) Texas53.0
51) Virginia21.2
53) Washington53.0
54) West Virginia21.2
55) Wisconsin21.2
58) Mexico21.2
59) Canada21.2
60) Caribbean42.4
61) Central America10.6
64) Other South America31.8
73) Germany10.6
74) Belgium21.2
76) Southern Europe10.6
84) East Africa10.6
86) West Africa10.6
92) Japan10.6
93) Taiwan21.2
94) Vietnam10.6
95) Phillipines21.2
96) Korean95.5
Missing4 
TOTAL164100.0
251) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school10.6
6) Associate degree31.8
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college6942.1
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree9155.5
Missing4 
TOTAL164100.0
252) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male13681.9
2) Female3018.1
Missing2 
TOTAL166100.0
253) I-MARITAL: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married63.7
2) In first marriage11168.5
3) Divorced or separated74.3
4) Widowed31.9
5) Remarried after death of spouse or divorce3119.1
7) In a committed relationship42.5
Missing6 
TOTAL162100.0
254) I-PARTYID: Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative21.2
2) Conservative2515.1
3) Moderate6740.4
4) Liberal5533.1
5) Very liberal1710.2
Missing2 
TOTAL166100.0