U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Seventh-Day Adventist, 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 Seventh-day Adventist congregations start with an S. (ID)
2) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
8) Seventh-day Adventist89100.0
TOTAL89100.0
3) Sample (SAMPLE)
4) What is your congregation's denominational affiliation if any? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist8598.8
91) Episcopal Church11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
5) What was your denomination growing up, if any, before you were 12 years old? (DENOM121)
TOTAL%
0) None78.2
4) Seventh-day Adventist5868.2
15) Baptist55.9
118) Lutheran11.2
145) Methodist33.5
197) Presbyterian22.4
213) Roman Catholic Church910.6
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
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)66.8
2) About once per month44.5
3) Weekly attendance5865.9
4) Did not attend2022.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
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)66.8
2) About once per month33.4
3) Weekly attendance7180.7
4) Did not attend89.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
8) How would you best describe your church attendance at age 16? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Occasional (two or three times a year)78.0
2) About once per month44.5
3) Weekly attendance7180.7
4) Did not attend66.8
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
9) Were you involved in church-based youth activities at age 16? (INVLVD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was involved.3742.0
2) Yes, and I had a leadership role.2326.1
3) No2831.8
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
10) What is your present denomination, if any? (PRESDNM1)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist8698.9
91) Episcopal Church11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
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.2427.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.5866.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.44.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
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) Agree55.7
3) Neutral or unsure44.5
4) Disagree3944.3
5) Strongly disagree4045.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
13) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS CATHOLIC] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a conservative, moderate, or progressive Catholic, or do none of these describe you? (CONCATH)
TOTAL%
2) Moderate1100.0
Missing88 
TOTAL1100.0
14) [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%
2) Fundamentalist2326.7
3) Evangelical3844.2
4) Mainline44.7
5) Liberal33.5
6) None33.5
7) Other (specify)1517.4
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
15) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7686.4
2) No1213.6
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
16) [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%
7) 11.4
8) 22.7
10) 22.7
11) 11.4
12) 11.4
13) 11.4
14) 22.7
15) 22.7
16) 79.5
17) 45.4
18) 912.2
19) 22.7
20) 56.8
21) 45.4
22) 22.7
23) 22.7
24) 56.8
25) 68.1
26) 22.7
27) 22.7
28) 34.1
29) 11.4
31) 11.4
34) 34.1
35) 11.4
36) 11.4
45) 11.4
50) 11.4
Missing15 
TOTAL74100.0
17) [ASK ONLY IF ORDAINED=1 "YES"] How old were you when you received full ordination as minister, pastor, or priest? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
24) 11.3
25) 22.7
26) 56.7
27) 22.7
28) 45.3
29) 68.0
30) 79.3
31) 1013.3
32) 22.7
33) 45.3
34) 22.7
35) 45.3
36) 56.7
38) 11.3
39) 34.0
40) 34.0
42) 11.3
43) 45.3
44) 11.3
45) 34.0
46) 11.3
48) 11.3
53) 22.7
57) 11.3
Missing14 
TOTAL75100.0
18) [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) None11.4
1) 122.7
2) 211.4
3) 311.4
4) 422.7
5) 511.4
6) 611.4
7) 756.8
8) 822.7
9) 922.7
10) 1022.7
11) 1111.4
12) 1234.1
14) 1422.7
15) 1511.4
16) 1634.1
17) 1734.1
18) 1811.4
20) 2045.4
21) 2134.1
23) 2334.1
25) 2522.7
26) 2622.7
28) 2834.1
29) 2922.7
30) 3022.7
32) 3211.4
33) 3334.1
34) 3434.1
35) 3511.4
37) 3734.1
38) 3822.7
39) 3911.4
40) 4034.1
42) 4211.4
60) 6011.4
Missing15 
TOTAL74100.0
19) [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) None45.6
1) 11013.9
2) 21115.3
3) 31013.9
4) 468.3
5) 51115.3
6) 668.3
7) 745.6
8) 822.8
10) 1056.9
11) 1111.4
12) 1211.4
13) 1311.4
Missing17 
TOTAL72100.0
20) Did you work full-time at other occupations before entering the ministry? (OTHOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5665.1
2) No3034.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of years (OCCTIMEY)
TOTAL%
0) 813.8
1) 11.7
2) 58.6
3) 35.2
4) 35.2
5) 58.6
6) 35.2
7) 11.7
8) 11.7
10) 23.4
11) 58.6
12) 11.7
13) 11.7
14) 11.7
15) 46.9
16) 11.7
17) 11.7
18) 11.7
19) 11.7
20) 11.7
21) 11.7
22) 11.7
23) 11.7
25) 11.7
28) 11.7
29) 11.7
32) 11.7
33) 11.7
42) 11.7
Missing31 
TOTAL58100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] If yes, for how long? Number of months (OCCTIMEM)
TOTAL%
0) 5289.7
1) 11.7
2) 11.7
3) 11.7
6) 23.4
8) 11.7
Missing31 
TOTAL58100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] What was your last full-time occupation before becoming a minister? (LASTOCC)
TOTAL%
2) Other religious professional35.3
3) Physician-dentist-doctor-vet23.5
5) Teachers & professors915.8
6) All other professionals1628.1
7) Managers and administrators915.8
8) Clerical & related workers11.8
9) Craftsman & related workers814.0
10) Operatives-factory35.3
11) Transport-laborers23.5
12) Farmers11.8
13) Service workers11.8
16) Armed services-police-fireman11.8
17) Student11.8
Missing32 
TOTAL57100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"] In your final year in that job, what was your approximate cash salary? (OCSALARY)
TOTAL%
0) None12.1
200) 20012.1
540) 54024.3
1200) 120012.1
1500) 150012.1
2000) 200024.3
3000) 300036.4
3360) 336012.1
8000) 800024.3
9600) 960012.1
10400) 1040012.1
12000) 1200012.1
15000) 1500036.4
17000) 1700012.1
20000) 2000048.5
20400) 2040012.1
24000) 2400012.1
25000) 2500012.1
27000) 2700012.1
28000) 2800012.1
30000) 3000048.5
35000) 3500024.3
40000) 4000012.1
42000) 4200012.1
45000) 4500024.3
48000) 4800012.1
50000) 5000024.3
75000) 7500012.1
99999) 99999 or more36.4
Missing42 
TOTAL47100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF OTHOCC=1 "YES"o] What year was that? (OCCYEAR)
TOTAL%
1956) 23.9
1960) 35.9
1964) 12.0
1966) 12.0
1967) 23.9
1968) 12.0
1969) 12.0
1970) 12.0
1972) 12.0
1974) 12.0
1975) 23.9
1976) 12.0
1977) 12.0
1978) 12.0
1979) 35.9
1980) 35.9
1982) 12.0
1985) 12.0
1987) 35.9
1989) 35.9
1990) 47.8
1991) 23.9
1992) 35.9
1993) 12.0
1994) 12.0
1995) 12.0
1996) 35.9
1998) 12.0
1999) 12.0
2000) 12.0
Missing38 
TOTAL51100.0
26) 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 ministry2023.5
2) Yes, to work in a secular position44.7
3) No6171.8
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
27) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Years (YRSAWAYY)
TOTAL%
0) None827.6
1) 1413.8
2) 2310.3
3) 3310.3
4) 413.4
6) 613.4
10) 1013.4
11) 1113.4
12) 1213.4
14) 1413.4
15) 1513.4
18) 1826.9
23) 2313.4
24) 2413.4
Missing60 
TOTAL29100.0
28) If yes, how long were you away from parish ministry before returning? Months. (YRSAWAYM)
TOTAL%
0) 2379.3
2) 26.9
6) 26.9
8) 26.9
Missing60 
TOTAL29100.0
29) What is the highest level of theological training you have obtained? (THEOTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) None1112.6
2) Certificate from denominational training program, Bible College, or seminary55.7
3) Bible College degree89.2
4) Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity3439.1
5) M.A., S.T.M., Th.M., or other Master's degree1416.1
6) Doctor of Ministry degree910.3
7) Ph.D. or Th.D.44.6
8) Other (Specify):22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
30) From what educational institution (Bible college, seminary, etc.), if any, did you receive your first theological degree? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
51) Howard University Divinity School11.4
57) Columbia Theo Seminary45.8
98) Seventh-day Adventist Theo School34.3
348) Wallawalla College11.4
351) Union College-Barbaurville22.9
398) Pacific Union College34.3
410) Atlantic Union College22.9
653) Southern Adventist University45.8
692) Loma Linda Univeristy22.9
852) Andrews University or Luther Rice Bible Collge2333.3
925) Yale University Divinity School11.4
1270) Southwestern Adventist College22.9
1403) Christian Theo Seminary11.4
1552) Oakwood College11.4
9972) Washington Missionary College11.4
9981) Southern Missionary College22.9
9985) Weimar College22.9
9992) La Sierra University11.4
9993) Griggs University11.4
9995) Union College-Lincoln45.8
9997) Foreign TS or BC57.2
9999) Unknown34.3
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
31) Are you the congregation's principal leader? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8192.0
2) No78.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
32) Did you have to be ordained in order to hold the position that you are now in? (ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3944.3
2) No4955.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
33) How would you describe your current position? (DESPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Senior pastor, priest, or minister4147.7
2) Solo pastor, priest, or minister3237.2
3) Interim pastor, priest, or minister22.3
4) Co-pastor44.7
5) Other (Specify)55.8
9) Other lay position22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
34) In what year did you become pastor of this congregation? (YRPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) 20001720.5
1) 200122.4
80) 8011.2
84) 8411.2
85) 8522.4
88) 8811.2
90) 9011.2
93) 9344.8
94) 9444.8
95) 9567.2
96) 96910.8
97) 97910.8
98) 981518.1
99) 991113.3
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
35) Do you presently serve as pastor of other congregations in addition to this one? (MULTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5360.9
2) No3439.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
36) [ASK ONLY IF MULTCONG=1 "YES"] If yes, how many [other congregations do you presently serve as pastor]? (NOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) 3056.6
2) 1426.4
3) 611.3
4) 23.8
5) 11.9
Missing36 
TOTAL53100.0
37) Do you currently work at any other job other than as pastor of this congregation (and other congregations related to it)? (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56.0
2) No7894.0
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF OTHJOB=1 "YES"] If yes, what is your other job or occupation? (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional240.0
6) All Other Professionals240.0
7) Managers and Adminstrators120.0
Missing84 
TOTAL5100.0
39) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None1047.6
1) 11047.6
5) 514.8
Missing68 
TOTAL21100.0
40) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Ordained professionals. (ORDPART)
TOTAL%
0) None750.0
1) 1535.7
2) 217.1
4) 417.1
Missing75 
TOTAL14100.0
41) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None964.3
1) 1428.6
3) 317.1
Missing75 
TOTAL14100.0
42) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Lay professionals. (LAYPART)
TOTAL%
0) None735.0
1) 11050.0
2) 2315.0
Missing69 
TOTAL20100.0
43) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/secretarial. (CLERFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None960.0
1) 1640.0
Missing74 
TOTAL15100.0
44) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Clerical/secretarial. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
0) None722.6
1) 12271.0
2) 226.5
Missing58 
TOTAL31100.0
45) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/maintenance. (CUSTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None964.3
1) 1214.3
2) 2214.3
6) 617.1
Missing75 
TOTAL14100.0
46) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Custodial/maintenance. (CUSTPART)
TOTAL%
0) None715.2
1) 13371.7
2) 2510.9
3) 312.2
Missing43 
TOTAL46100.0
47) 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) None931.0
1) 1827.6
2) 2620.7
3) 3413.8
4) 426.9
Missing60 
TOTAL29100.0
48) 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) None743.8
1) 1531.3
3) 3212.5
4) 4212.5
Missing73 
TOTAL16100.0
49) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, full-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHFULL)
TOTAL%
0) None990.0
3) 3110.0
Missing79 
TOTAL10100.0
50) Other than you, how many of the following paid staff, part-time, are employed by your congregation? Other paid employees. (OTHPART)
TOTAL%
0) None635.3
1) 11164.7
Missing72 
TOTAL17100.0
51) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Helped someone outside your family find a job? (MNT12JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3943.8
1) Checked5056.2
TOTAL89100.0
52) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Voted in the last presidential election? (MNT12VOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1921.3
1) Checked7078.7
TOTAL89100.0
53) 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 checked77.9
1) Checked8292.1
TOTAL89100.0
54) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? - Contacted an elected official about a public issue? (MNT12CON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6573.0
1) Checked2427.0
TOTAL89100.0
55) Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (POLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative55.7
2) Conservative5259.8
3) Moderate2528.7
4) Liberal44.6
5) Very liberal11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
56) In a typical week approximately how many hours do you spend in work related to your employment in this congregation? (HRSWK)
TOTAL%
0) 11.3
3) 22.5
8) 22.5
10) 33.8
11) 11.3
12) 22.5
14) 11.3
15) 11.3
17) 11.3
20) 33.8
22) 22.5
25) 22.5
26) 11.3
30) 33.8
35) 22.5
40) 78.8
44) 11.3
45) 56.3
46) 11.3
50) 1316.3
54) 11.3
55) 33.8
56) 11.3
60) 1215.0
62) 11.3
65) 22.5
70) 33.8
75) 11.3
80) 11.3
90) 11.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
57) 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%
0) None11.2
1) 122.4
2) 211.2
3) 356.0
4) 444.8
5) 578.4
6) 689.6
7) 733.6
8) 878.4
9) 922.4
10) 101619.3
11) 1133.6
12) 1256.0
14) 1422.4
15) 1567.2
16) 1644.8
20) 2056.0
25) 2511.2
30) 3011.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
58) 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) None22.7
1) 11418.9
2) 21520.3
3) 31520.3
4) 41114.9
5) 5912.2
6) 634.1
7) 711.4
8) 822.7
9) 911.4
20) 2011.4
Missing15 
TOTAL74100.0
59) 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) None22.5
1) 11620.3
2) 21316.5
3) 31620.3
4) 41012.7
5) 5810.1
6) 622.5
8) 845.1
9) 933.8
10) 1033.8
15) 1511.3
99) Less than half an hour11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
60) 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) None46.3
1) 12640.6
2) 21929.7
3) 357.8
4) 434.7
5) 523.1
6) 611.6
8) 811.6
10) 1011.6
99) Less than half an hour23.1
Missing25 
TOTAL64100.0
61) 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) None34.2
1) 11723.6
2) 21825.0
3) 3811.1
4) 468.3
5) 556.9
6) 634.2
7) 722.8
8) 845.6
10) 1022.8
12) 1222.8
99) Less than half an hour22.8
Missing17 
TOTAL72100.0
62) 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) None22.7
1) 11317.3
2) 22128.0
3) 31013.3
4) 41216.0
5) 5810.7
6) 645.3
7) 711.3
8) 822.7
10) 1011.3
99) Less than half an hour11.3
Missing14 
TOTAL75100.0
63) 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%
0) None11.3
1) 11113.9
2) 2911.4
3) 31113.9
4) 478.9
5) 51012.7
6) 6911.4
7) 745.1
8) 867.6
10) 1067.6
15) 1522.5
16) 1611.3
20) 2011.3
99) Less than half an hour11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
64) 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) None34.1
1) 12128.8
2) 22432.9
3) 3811.0
4) 4811.0
5) 545.5
6) 611.4
8) 811.4
10) 1011.4
99) Less than half an hour22.7
Missing16 
TOTAL73100.0
65) 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) None22.7
1) 11419.2
2) 2811.0
3) 345.5
4) 445.5
5) 556.8
6) 622.7
7) 711.4
8) 856.8
10) 101317.8
11) 1111.4
12) 1245.5
14) 1411.4
15) 1545.5
16) 1611.4
20) 2022.7
25) 2511.4
33) 3311.4
Missing16 
TOTAL73100.0
66) 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) None34.0
1) 12128.0
2) 21722.7
3) 31013.3
4) 41418.7
5) 568.0
6) 611.3
8) 811.3
10) 1011.3
99) Less than half an hour11.3
Missing14 
TOTAL75100.0
67) 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) None22.7
1) 12230.1
2) 22027.4
3) 356.8
4) 41013.7
5) 5811.0
6) 622.7
8) 811.4
10) 1022.7
12) 1211.4
Missing16 
TOTAL73100.0
68) 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) None812.7
1) 12641.3
2) 21219.0
3) 346.3
4) 411.6
5) 5711.1
6) 611.6
9) 911.6
10) 1011.6
99) Less than half an hour23.2
Missing26 
TOTAL63100.0
69) 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) None1018.5
1) 12138.9
2) 2814.8
3) 323.7
4) 411.9
5) 5713.0
6) 623.7
10) 1011.9
99) Less than half an hour23.7
Missing35 
TOTAL54100.0
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 one. (BEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)5972.0
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings33.7
3) Teaching people about the faith67.3
4) Training people for ministry and mission11.2
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith33.7
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction11.2
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins33.7
8) Visiting prospective members11.2
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision11.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future11.2
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation33.7
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
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 two. (BEST2)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)33.7
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings1214.8
3) Teaching people about the faith1721.0
4) Training people for ministry and mission78.6
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith1012.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction56.2
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1417.3
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members22.5
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision67.4
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future33.7
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs22.5
Missing8 
TOTAL81100.0
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 three. (BEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)56.1
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings11.2
3) Teaching people about the faith1012.2
4) Training people for ministry and mission44.9
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith89.8
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction911.0
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1315.9
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members33.7
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1113.4
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings33.7
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future911.0
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs33.7
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation33.7
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
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 one. (IMPRV1)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)44.9
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings11.2
3) Teaching people about the faith22.4
4) Training people for ministry and mission2328.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith56.1
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins1012.2
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members911.0
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision1012.2
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings11.2
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future56.1
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs56.1
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation78.5
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
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 two. (IMPRV2)
TOTAL%
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings33.8
4) Training people for ministry and mission1215.0
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith1012.5
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction56.3
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins56.3
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members1316.3
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision810.0
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings22.5
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1215.0
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs45.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation67.5
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
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 three. (IMPRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Preaching (including sermon preparation)33.8
2) Worship and sacramental leadership, including funerals and weddings33.8
3) Teaching people about the faith33.8
4) Training people for ministry and mission33.8
5) One-on-one time working to convert others to the faith56.3
6) Pastoral counseling and spiritual direction45.0
7) Visiting members and their families, including sick, shut-ins56.3
8) Visiting or calling on prospective members78.8
9) Administering the work of the congregation, including staff supervision33.8
10) Attending congregational board and committee meetings11.3
11) Thinking about and promoting a vision and goals for the congregation's future1822.5
12) Involvement in denominational, interdenominational and interfaith affairs810.0
13) Involvement in community organizations and issues beyond the congregation1721.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
76) In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (TEXTS)
TOTAL%
1) Always44.5
2) Most of the time66.8
3) Occasionally1314.8
4) Never6573.9
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
77) 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 checked7584.3
1) Checked1415.7
TOTAL89100.0
78) 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 checked8191.0
1) Checked89.0
TOTAL89100.0
79) 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 checked8696.6
1) Checked33.4
TOTAL89100.0
80) 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 checked6977.5
1) Checked2022.5
TOTAL89100.0
81) 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 checked2528.1
1) Checked6471.9
TOTAL89100.0
82) 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 checked5865.2
1) Checked3134.8
TOTAL89100.0
83) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines? (Hours) (DAY7PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) 22.4
2) 78.4
3) 22.4
4) 1012.0
5) 44.8
6) 78.4
7) 1720.5
8) 89.6
10) 1012.0
12) 33.6
14) 67.2
15) 22.4
16) 11.2
20) 33.6
21) 11.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
84) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in reading (other than for specific sermons or teaching)? (Hours) (DAY7READ)
TOTAL%
0) None22.4
1) 189.6
2) 22125.3
3) 31315.7
4) 4910.8
5) 589.6
6) 622.4
7) 744.8
8) 867.2
10) 1078.4
14) 1411.2
15) 1511.2
16) 1611.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
85) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in searching the Web, chat rooms, e-mail? (Hours) (DAY7WEB)
TOTAL%
0) None1012.8
1) 11620.5
2) 21417.9
3) 31215.4
4) 479.0
5) 5911.5
6) 622.6
7) 711.3
8) 845.1
10) 1022.6
18) 1811.3
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
86) 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) None45.1
1) 156.4
2) 2911.5
3) 3810.3
4) 456.4
5) 51620.5
6) 656.4
7) 756.4
8) 822.6
10) 101114.1
11) 1111.3
12) 1233.8
15) 1511.3
20) 2011.3
24) 2411.3
40) 4011.3
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
87) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in household chores (laundry, shopping, etc.)? (Hours) (DAY7HH)
TOTAL%
1) 1113.9
2) 810.1
3) 1215.2
4) 1822.8
5) 1012.7
6) 810.1
7) 45.1
8) 22.5
10) 45.1
12) 11.3
15) 11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
88) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in physical exercise for your health? (Hours) (DAY7EXER)
TOTAL%
0) None45.1
1) 122.5
2) 22329.1
3) 31519.0
4) 41417.7
5) 5810.1
6) 622.5
7) 767.6
8) 822.5
10) 1022.5
12) 1211.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
89) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in recreation (other than exercise)? (Hours) (DAY7RECR)
TOTAL%
0) None2030.3
1) 11319.7
2) 21827.3
3) 323.0
4) 434.5
5) 511.5
6) 623.0
7) 723.0
8) 823.0
10) 1011.5
20) 2011.5
22) 2211.5
Missing23 
TOTAL66100.0
90) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in commuting to work? (Hours) (DAY7COMU)
TOTAL%
0) None1116.9
1) 146.2
2) 21015.4
3) 3913.8
4) 469.2
5) 557.7
6) 669.2
7) 746.2
8) 846.2
10) 1023.1
12) 1211.5
14) 1423.1
16) 1611.5
Missing24 
TOTAL65100.0
91) Within the last seven days, how much time did you spend in eating out with friends? (Hours) (DAY7EAT)
TOTAL%
0) None2640.0
1) 11320.0
2) 21726.2
3) 357.7
4) 434.6
5) 511.5
Missing24 
TOTAL65100.0
92) 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)
TOTAL%
0) None56.0
2000) 200011.2
9000) 900011.2
12000) 1200022.4
17000) 1700011.2
18000) 1800011.2
18500) 1850011.2
20000) 2000011.2
22000) 2200022.4
22500) 2250011.2
23000) 2300011.2
24000) 2400022.4
25000) 2500011.2
26000) 2600011.2
27000) 2700011.2
28000) 2800011.2
28542) 2854211.2
30000) 3000067.2
31200) 3120011.2
32000) 3200011.2
33600) 3360011.2
34000) 3400011.2
35000) 3500033.6
36000) 3600056.0
38000) 3800022.4
38754) 3875411.2
38760) 3876011.2
40000) 40000910.8
40800) 4080011.2
41000) 4100011.2
41400) 4140011.2
42000) 4200011.2
42500) 4250011.2
43000) 4300022.4
44685) 4468522.4
44868) 4486811.2
45000) 4500044.8
45360) 4536011.2
45600) 4560022.4
48000) 4800011.2
49000) 4900011.2
50000) 5000056.0
52000) 5200011.2
53000) 5300011.2
58000) 5800011.2
58320) 5832011.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
93) 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) Yes3237.6
2) No5362.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is that [housing] allowance? (ALLOWHA)
TOTAL%
850) 14.3
1532) 14.3
2460) 14.3
2808) 14.3
3000) 14.3
4200) 14.3
5400) 14.3
6900) 14.3
7200) 14.3
9600) 14.3
11000) 313.0
12000) 28.7
14400) 14.3
15000) 14.3
15075) 14.3
17000) 14.3
23000) 14.3
24000) 28.7
34000) 14.3
Missing66 
TOTAL23100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF HOUSING=1 "YES"] If yes, how much is the fair rental value of your parsonage, manse, or rectory? (ALLOWFRV)
TOTAL%
6000) 16.3
7500) 16.3
9600) 212.5
11000) 16.3
11400) 16.3
12000) 318.8
13500) 16.3
14400) 318.8
15000) 16.3
16500) 16.3
20000) 16.3
Missing73 
TOTAL16100.0
96) How much money do you set aside each month to repay your educational debts? (EDDEBT)
TOTAL%
0) None7890.7
51) 5111.2
75) 7511.2
180) 18011.2
200) 20022.3
250) 25011.2
300) 30011.2
326) 32611.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
97) Does your congregation or denomination contribute to a pension program for you? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7787.5
2) No1112.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
98) Do you receive health care benefits either from your congregation or your spouse's employer? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6675.9
2) No2124.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
99) 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)
TOTAL%
0) None1420.9
300) 30011.5
1000) 100011.5
1500) 150011.5
2500) 250011.5
3000) 300023.0
3197) 319711.5
4752) 475211.5
5000) 500034.5
6000) 600057.5
7000) 700011.5
8000) 800011.5
10000) 1000011.5
12000) 1200069.0
14000) 1400011.5
16900) 1690011.5
17500) 1750011.5
20000) 2000057.5
21000) 2100011.5
21600) 2160011.5
22000) 2200011.5
23000) 2300011.5
25000) 2500011.5
30000) 3000011.5
32000) 3200011.5
35000) 3500011.5
36000) 3600011.5
40000) 4000023.0
45000) 4500023.0
52000) 5200011.5
60000) 6000011.5
100000) 10000011.5
150000) 15000011.5
192000) 19200011.5
200000) 20000011.5
400000) 40000011.5
Missing22 
TOTAL67100.0
100) Do you regularly take a day off each week? (DAYOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4955.7
2) No3944.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
101) 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) Never1112.6
2) Once or twice5462.1
3) Three to five times1820.7
4) More than five times44.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
102) Does your current congregation or denomination provide you with sabbatical leave? (SABLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3540.2
2) No5259.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
103) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"]If yes, when was the last time that you took a sabbatical leave? (LSTLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1987) 198712.9
1993) 199312.9
1994) 199412.9
1998) 199812.9
1999) 1999411.8
2000) 2000823.5
9997) Coming up in future38.8
9998) Too new here38.8
9999) Never1235.3
Missing55 
TOTAL34100.0
104) [ASK ONLY IF SABLEAVE=1 "YES"] How long was your last sabbatical leave? (SABLONG)
TOTAL%
0) None314.3
1) 114.8
7) 729.5
10) 1029.5
14) 14314.3
20) 2014.8
21) 2129.5
28) 2814.8
30) 30314.3
90) 9029.5
365) 36514.8
Missing68 
TOTAL21100.0
105) Do you and your lay leaders engage in an annual evaluation of your performance? (ANNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2326.4
2) No6473.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
106) Do you have regular performance evaluations by an appropriate denominational official? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5866.7
2) No2933.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
107) 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 importance5360.2
2) Somewhat important2326.1
3) Somewhat unimportant78.0
4) Of little importance55.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
108) 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 members1112.6
2) Dealing with the problems, needs, and directions of the congregation as a whole3034.5
3) Each of these in roughly equal proportion4652.9
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
109) Which of these statements most accurately describes your congregation? (DESCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has no clear vision, goals, or direction.33.4
2) We have some ideas but no clear vision.2933.3
3) We have a clear vision but not enough commitment to achieving it.3944.8
4) We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to achieving it.1618.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
110) If the congregation has a clear vision, how compatible with the vision are its current programs and structures? (COMPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very compatible1418.2
2) Somewhat compatible4457.1
3) Somewhat incompatible67.8
4) Not at all compatible11.3
5) We do not have a clear vision.1215.6
Missing12 
TOTAL77100.0
111) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I'm aware of2123.9
2) Some minor conflict4854.5
3) Major conflict1314.8
4) Major conflict with leaders or people leaving55.7
5) Don't know11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
112) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? - Finances (CNFLFIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8191.0
1) Checked89.0
TOTAL89100.0
113) [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 checked7179.8
1) Checked1820.2
TOTAL89100.0
114) [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 checked7483.1
1) Checked1516.9
TOTAL89100.0
115) [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 checked7887.6
1) Checked1112.4
TOTAL89100.0
116) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Doctrines (CNFLDOCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8292.1
1) Checked77.9
TOTAL89100.0
117) [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 checked7280.9
1) Checked1719.1
TOTAL89100.0
118) [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 checked7685.4
1) Checked1314.6
TOTAL89100.0
119) [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 checked8595.5
1) Checked44.5
TOTAL89100.0
120) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Sexual misconduct (CNFLSMC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8494.4
1) Checked55.6
TOTAL89100.0
121) [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 checked89100.0
TOTAL89100.0
122) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Racial issues (CNFLRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8898.9
1) Checked11.1
TOTAL89100.0
123) [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 checked7483.1
1) Checked1516.9
TOTAL89100.0
124) [Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation?] What was the conflict about? – Other (specify) (CNFLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6977.5
1) Checked2022.5
TOTAL89100.0
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? Being ordained. (ACPTBO)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance2124.4
2) Somewhat important4147.7
3) Somewhat unimportant67.0
4) Of little importance1820.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
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 seminary degree or certificate. (ACPTDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance1011.6
2) Somewhat important4350.0
3) Somewhat unimportant1517.4
4) Of little importance1820.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
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? Having a clear sense of call from God. (ACPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance6372.4
2) Somewhat important2326.4
4) Of little importance11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
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? Being competent in the tasks of ministry, including preaching. (ACPTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance6979.3
2) Somewhat important1820.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
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 the trust of the majority of the congregation. (ACPTTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance6879.1
2) Somewhat important1719.8
4) Of little importance11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
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 physical appearance. (ACPTAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance66.9
2) Somewhat important5057.5
3) Somewhat unimportant1921.8
4) Of little importance1213.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
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 gender. (ACPTGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance2832.2
2) Somewhat important3944.8
3) Somewhat unimportant1213.8
4) Of little importance89.2
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
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 race or ethnicity. (ACPTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance33.4
2) Somewhat important3641.4
3) Somewhat unimportant2832.2
4) Of little importance2023.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
133) 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 importance6271.3
2) Somewhat important2528.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
134) 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 importance3641.9
2) Somewhat important3844.2
3) Somewhat unimportant1011.6
4) Of little importance22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
135) 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 importance4754.0
2) Somewhat important3236.8
3) Somewhat unimportant66.9
4) Of little importance22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
136) 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 importance1618.4
2) Somewhat important4248.3
3) Somewhat unimportant1921.8
4) Of little importance1011.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
137) 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 importance1416.3
2) Somewhat important3237.2
3) Somewhat unimportant1618.6
4) Of little importance2427.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
138) As you think about your experience, how important is the following in sustaining your commitment to pastoral ministry? Other. (SUSCOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance1392.9
2) Somewhat important17.1
Missing75 
TOTAL14100.0
139) 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 satisfied2225.3
2) Somewhat satisfied5360.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1112.6
4) Very dissatisfied11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
140) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your current ministry position. (SATSCURR)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3642.4
2) Somewhat satisfied4249.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied55.9
4) Very dissatisfied22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
141) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Housing or living arrangements. (SATSLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5564.0
2) Somewhat satisfied2427.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied67.0
4) Very dissatisfied11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
142) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Spiritual life. (SATSSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied2023.0
2) Somewhat satisfied5057.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1719.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
143) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Opportunities for continuing theological education. (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied2630.2
2) Somewhat satisfied4653.5
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1214.0
4) Very dissatisfied22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
144) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Support from your denominational officials. (SATSDENM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4551.7
2) Somewhat satisfied3337.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied89.2
4) Very dissatisfied11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
145) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with other clergy. (SATSCLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied2832.6
2) Somewhat satisfied4552.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1011.6
4) Very dissatisfied33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
146) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Relations with lay leaders in your congregation. (SATSLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4551.7
2) Somewhat satisfied3439.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied78.0
4) Very dissatisfied11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
147) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your salary and benefits. (SATSSAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied2732.9
2) Somewhat satisfied4554.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1012.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
148) At present, what is your level of satisfaction with each of the following? Your family life. (SATSFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied4147.1
2) Somewhat satisfied3439.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied1112.6
4) Very dissatisfied11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
149) 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 problem78.0
2) Somewhat problem2731.0
3) Very little problem3135.6
4) No problem2225.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
150) 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 problem1416.3
2) Somewhat problem2832.6
3) Very little problem3034.9
4) No problem1416.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
151) 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 problem2225.3
2) Somewhat problem3742.5
3) Very little problem2124.1
4) No problem78.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
152) 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 problem22.3
2) Somewhat problem1112.6
3) Very little problem4349.4
4) No problem3135.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
153) 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 problem22.4
2) Somewhat problem1922.4
3) Very little problem4451.8
4) No problem2023.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
154) 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 problem3035.3
2) Somewhat problem3844.7
3) Very little problem1315.3
4) No problem44.7
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
155) In the past five years, how often have you doubted that you are called by God to the ministry? (YRS5CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often11.2
2) Fairly often22.3
3) Once in a while3034.9
4) Never5361.6
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
156) 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 often55.9
2) Fairly often910.6
3) Once in a while3338.8
4) Never3844.7
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
157) In the past five years, how often have you seriously thought of leaving pastoral ministry to enter a secular occupation? (YRS5LSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often11.2
2) Fairly often67.1
3) Once in a while2428.6
4) Never5363.1
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
158) 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 often1214.0
2) Fairly often1214.0
3) Once in a while5159.3
4) Never1112.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
159) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3641.4
2) Fairly often3540.2
3) Once in a while1618.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
160) 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 often910.5
2) Fairly often78.1
3) Once in a while4653.5
4) Never2427.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
161) During the past year, how often have people in your congregation made too many demands on you? (CONGDEMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1011.5
2) Fairly often2124.1
3) Once in a while3944.8
4) Never1719.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
162) During the past year, how often have you experienced stress because of the challenges you face in this congregation? (PASTSTSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often89.2
2) Fairly often2629.9
3) Once in a while4551.7
4) Never66.9
5) Not applicable22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
163) During the past year, how often have you felt lonely and isolated in your work? (PASTLONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1213.8
2) Fairly often1618.4
3) Once in a while4450.6
4) Never1314.9
5) Not applicable22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
164) 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 often44.7
2) Fairly often1214.0
3) Once in a while2630.2
4) Never2124.4
5) Not applicable2326.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
165) 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 often66.9
2) Fairly often910.3
3) Once in a while4248.3
4) Never2731.0
5) Not applicable33.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
166) 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 often66.9
2) Fairly often44.6
3) Once in a while2629.9
4) Never4754.0
5) Not applicable44.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
167) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? This congregation is always ready to try something new. (AGRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44.6
2) Somewhat agree4652.9
3) Neutral or unsure1213.8
4) Somewhat disagree1820.7
5) Strongly disagree78.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
168) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The current morale of this congregation is high. (AGREHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1921.8
2) Somewhat agree5057.5
3) Neutral or unsure89.2
4) Somewhat disagree910.3
5) Strongly disagree11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
169) 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 agree2124.1
2) Somewhat agree3337.9
3) Neutral or unsure2023.0
4) Somewhat disagree1011.5
5) Strongly disagree33.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
170) 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 agree1314.9
2) Somewhat agree4248.3
3) Neutral or unsure1820.7
4) Somewhat disagree1112.6
5) Strongly disagree33.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
171) 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 agree2933.3
2) Somewhat agree4652.9
3) Neutral or unsure910.3
4) Somewhat disagree22.3
5) Strongly disagree11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
172) 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 agree1416.1
2) Somewhat agree2326.4
3) Neutral or unsure2124.1
4) Somewhat disagree1618.4
5) Strongly disagree1314.9
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
173) 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.2225.3
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.6574.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
174) 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.2832.2
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.5967.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
175) 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.11.2
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.5058.1
3) Lay leaders come up with most of the initiatives in the congregation, although I try to exert a strong influence on their decisions.1214.0
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.2326.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
176) 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.1314.9
2) I generally prefer to keep things functioning smoothly by introducing changes gradually.7485.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
177) 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.5869.9
2) In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that leaders keep their congregation focused on the inherited traditions and practices of the church.2530.1
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
178) 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.4046.0
2) The time my lay leaders and I spend together is largely taken up with keeping things going and keeping the congregation functioning effectively.4754.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
179) In general, how would you say your family has been affected by your ministry in this congregation? (FAMEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positively2731.0
2) Somewhat positively4652.9
3) Somewhat negatively89.2
4) Very negatively11.1
5) Not applicable55.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
180) In your current planning, at what age do you anticipate retiring from active pastoral ministry? (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
57) 5711.3
58) 5811.3
60) 6022.6
62) 6233.8
63) 6311.3
65) 652633.3
66) 6667.7
67) 671114.1
68) 6879.0
70) 701012.8
72) 7222.6
76) 7611.3
83) 8311.3
95) When God tells me22.6
97) Never-until death22.6
98) Don't know11.3
99) Already retired11.3
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
181) In general, would you say your health is… (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent2629.9
2) Very good4248.3
3) Good1719.5
4) Fair11.1
5) Poor11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
182) 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 all5665.1
2) A little bit2023.3
3) Moderately44.7
4) Quite a bit55.8
5) Extremely11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
183) What is your height in feet? (HEIGHTFT)
TOTAL%
5) 5160.0
6) 3440.0
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
184) What is your height in inches? (HEIGHTIN)
TOTAL%
0) 1011.9
1) 910.7
2) 78.3
3) 56.0
4) 22.4
6) 44.8
7) 44.8
8) 1011.9
9) 1214.3
10) 1315.5
11) 89.5
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
185) 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 time910.5
2) Most of the time78.1
3) Some of the time55.8
4) A little of the time2023.3
5) None of the time4552.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
186) What is your weight in pounds? (WEIGHT)
TOTAL%
125) 11.2
126) 11.2
128) 11.2
130) 11.2
135) 11.2
145) 11.2
147) 11.2
148) 33.6
150) 22.4
155) 22.4
160) 44.8
163) 11.2
165) 56.0
168) 22.4
170) 33.6
172) 11.2
175) 44.8
179) 11.2
180) 67.2
183) 11.2
185) 78.4
190) 22.4
191) 11.2
192) 11.2
195) 22.4
196) 22.4
197) 11.2
200) 78.4
205) 22.4
210) 33.6
215) 22.4
218) 11.2
220) 22.4
225) 11.2
230) 33.6
240) 11.2
245) 11.2
273) 11.2
309) 11.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
187) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf. (LIMITMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot11.2
2) Limited a little22.3
3) Not limited at all8396.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
188) The following items are about activities that you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? Climbing several flights of stairs. (LIMITSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Limited a lot11.2
2) Limited a little55.9
3) Not limited at all7992.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
189) 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 lot11.2
2) Limited a little33.5
3) Not limited at all8195.3
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
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? Accomplished less than you would like. (HLTHLESS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time44.7
2) Most of the time22.4
3) Some of the time1112.9
4) A little of the time1214.1
5) None of the time5665.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
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 your physical health? Were limited in the kind of work or other activities you could do. (HLTHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time11.2
2) Most of the time22.4
3) Some of the time56.0
4) A little of the time89.6
5) None of the time6780.7
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
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)? Accomplished less than you would like. (EMOTLESS)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time33.5
3) Some of the time1315.3
4) A little of the time3136.5
5) None of the time3844.7
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
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 any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)? Did work or activities less carefully than usual. (EMOTWORK)
TOTAL%
3) Some of the time1011.9
4) A little of the time1922.6
5) None of the time5565.5
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
194) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel drained in fulfilling my functions in my congregation. (ST1FUNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree67.0
2) Somewhat agree2630.2
3) Neutral or unsure44.7
4) Somewhat disagree2124.4
5) Strongly disagree2933.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
195) 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 agree22.3
2) Somewhat agree78.1
3) Neutral or unsure89.3
4) Somewhat disagree2529.1
5) Strongly disagree4451.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
196) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel negative or cynical about the people with whom I work. (ST3NEG)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat agree910.5
3) Neutral or unsure55.8
4) Somewhat disagree3136.0
5) Strongly disagree4147.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
197) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I feel very positive about my ministry here. (ST4POS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3136.5
2) Somewhat agree3541.2
3) Neutral or unsure910.6
4) Somewhat disagree55.9
5) Strongly disagree55.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
198) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The ministry here gives real purpose and meaning to my life. (ST5PURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3338.4
2) Somewhat agree3338.4
3) Neutral or unsure1315.1
4) Somewhat disagree11.2
5) Strongly disagree67.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
199) 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 agree1011.6
2) Somewhat agree3237.2
3) Neutral or unsure1214.0
4) Somewhat disagree1517.4
5) Strongly disagree1719.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
200) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Fatigue and irritation are part of my daily experience. (ST7FATG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree55.9
2) Somewhat agree1517.6
3) Neutral or unsure89.4
4) Somewhat disagree2124.7
5) Strongly disagree3642.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
201) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my ministry here. (ST8WTHW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3237.2
2) Somewhat agree3743.0
3) Neutral or unsure1214.0
4) Somewhat disagree44.7
5) Strongly disagree11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
202) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from working with people here. (ST9SATF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4046.5
2) Somewhat agree3641.9
3) Neutral or unsure78.1
4) Somewhat disagree33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
203) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I have enthusiasm for my work. (ST10ENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3642.4
2) Somewhat agree4350.6
3) Neutral or unsure44.7
4) Somewhat disagree22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
204) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? My ministry feels really appreciated by people. (ST11APPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4047.1
2) Somewhat agree3136.5
3) Neutral or unsure1214.1
5) Strongly disagree22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
205) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I am really glad that I entered the ministry. (ST12MIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5767.1
2) Somewhat agree2529.4
3) Neutral or unsure33.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
206) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I find myself spending less and less time with members. (ST13LESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11.2
2) Somewhat agree2428.2
3) Neutral or unsure1214.1
4) Somewhat disagree3035.3
5) Strongly disagree1821.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
207) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt calm and peaceful? (FEELCALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time33.5
2) Most of the time5564.0
3) Some of the time2326.7
4) A little of the time55.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
208) How much time during the past four weeks did you have a lot of energy? (FEELENGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time55.8
2) Most of the time4653.5
3) Some of the time2326.7
4) A little of the time1011.6
5) None of the time22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
209) How much time during the past four weeks have you felt downhearted and depressed? (FEELDOWN)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time33.5
3) Some of the time2023.3
4) A little of the time4147.7
5) None of the time2225.6
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
210) How much time during the past four weeks did you feel worn out? (FEELWORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time22.3
2) Most of the time44.7
3) Some of the time2832.6
4) A little of the time3540.7
5) None of the time1719.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
211) How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time44.7
2) Most of the time6170.9
3) Some of the time1618.6
4) A little of the time44.7
5) None of the time11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
212) How satisfied are you with the following? Your health. (SAHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted1720.2
2) Somewhat delighted3238.1
3) Little delighted1720.2
4) Mixed feelings1214.3
5) Terrible33.6
6) Somewhat terrible22.4
7) Extremely terrible11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
213) How satisfied are you with the following? Your relationships with family or friends. (SARELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted2327.4
2) Somewhat delighted3136.9
3) A little delighted1517.9
4) Mixed feelings89.5
5) Terrible67.1
6) Somewhat terrible11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
214) How satisfied are you with the following? Your spiritual life. (SASPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted1315.5
2) Somewhat delighted3744.0
3) A little delighted1922.6
4) Mixed feelings1011.9
5) Terrible56.0
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
215) How satisfied are you with the following? Your life as a whole. (SALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely delighted1517.9
2) Somewhat delighted3642.9
3) A little delighted2428.6
4) Mixed feelings89.5
5) Terrible11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
216) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male8596.6
2) Female33.4
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
217) What is the highest level of education you have completed apart from your theological education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Primary school through eighth grade11.1
3) Some high school11.1
4) Completed high school1213.8
6) Associate degree22.3
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college3944.8
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree3236.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
218) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Theology3648.0
2) Religion1520.0
4) Other Humanities34.0
5) Natural or Physical Sciences34.0
7) Technical Studies34.0
9) Education45.3
10) Journalism-Communication45.3
11) Business-Economics22.7
12) Bible-Languages-Christ Educ45.3
13) Health-Nursing-Pharmacy11.3
Missing14 
TOTAL75100.0
219) If you are a college graduate, what was your undergraduate major? (MAJOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Theology218.2
2) Religion327.3
4) Other Humanities218.2
5) Natural or Physical Sciences19.1
6) Social or Behavioral Sciences19.1
11) Business-Economics218.2
Missing78 
TOTAL11100.0
220) What is your race or origin? Asian (RACEASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8898.9
1) Checked11.1
TOTAL89100.0
221) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACEBLCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8595.5
1) Checked44.5
TOTAL89100.0
222) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8393.3
1) Checked66.7
TOTAL89100.0
223) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89100.0
TOTAL89100.0
224) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1314.6
1) Checked7685.4
TOTAL89100.0
225) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify) (RACEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8898.9
1) Checked11.1
TOTAL89100.0
226) Would you describe yourself as Hispanic or Latino/a? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67.2
2) No7792.8
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
227) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
18) 11.2
30) 22.4
34) 33.6
35) 44.8
36) 22.4
37) 22.4
38) 44.8
39) 11.2
40) 11.2
41) 22.4
42) 78.3
43) 11.2
45) 33.6
46) 22.4
47) 33.6
48) 22.4
49) 22.4
50) 33.6
51) 89.5
52) 33.6
53) 33.6
55) 67.1
56) 11.2
57) 33.6
58) 22.4
59) 11.2
60) 11.2
61) 22.4
63) 11.2
64) 11.2
65) 22.4
67) 11.2
68) 33.6
71) 11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
228) Describe the place you were living at age 16 (PLCE16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country or on a farm2731.4
2) In a small city or town3237.2
3) In a medium-sized city1315.1
4) In a suburb near a large city89.3
5) In a large city55.8
6) Don't Know11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
229) What is or was your father's occupation? (If more than one, list his occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (FATHOCC1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)1112.9
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)22.4
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian22.4
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators11.2
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide11.2
6) All Other Professionals1517.6
7) Managers and Administrators1112.9
9) Craftsman & Related Workers1618.8
10) Operatives-Factory1112.9
11) Transport-Laborers22.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers1214.1
13) Service Workers11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
230) 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)120.0
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide120.0
11) Transport-Laborers240.0
12) Farmers120.0
Missing84 
TOTAL5100.0
231) What is or was your mother's occupation? (If more than one, list her occupation during the bulk of your school age years.) (MOTHOCC1)
TOTAL%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide910.8
6) All Other Professionals1214.5
7) Managers and Administrators33.6
8) Clerical & Related Workers78.4
9) Craftsman & Related Workers11.2
10) Operatives-Factory22.4
11) Transport-Laborers22.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers11.2
13) Service Workers44.8
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer4250.6
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
232) 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%
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide111.1
6) All Other Professionals222.2
9) Craftsman & Related Workers111.1
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers111.1
13) Service Workers111.1
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer333.3
Missing80 
TOTAL9100.0
233) Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married22.3
2) In first marriage7383.9
5) Remarried after death of spouse11.1
6) Remarried after divorce78.0
7) In a committed relationship44.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
234) 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.)33.6
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)11.2
4) Lawyers-Judges-Magistrates-Legislators11.2
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide1113.1
6) All Other Professionals3238.1
7) Managers and Administrators89.5
8) Clerical & Related Workers89.5
11) Transport-Laborers22.4
13) Service Workers22.4
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer1517.9
17) Student11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
235) If currently married or in a committed relationship, what is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner? (SPOCC2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)233.3
7) Managers and Administrators116.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers116.7
14) Not in Labor Market-Unemployed-retired, disabled116.7
15) Homemaker, wife, domestic engineer116.7
Missing83 
TOTAL6100.0
236) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's fathers? (SPFATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy (pastor, minister, rabbi, priest, etc.)1114.1
3) Physician-Dentist-Doctor-Veterinarian22.6
5) Teachers, Professors, Educators, Teacher's Aide79.0
6) All Other Professionals1417.9
7) Managers and Administrators1316.7
9) Craftsman & Related Workers1316.7
10) Operatives-Factory56.4
11) Transport-Laborers56.4
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers79.0
13) Service Workers11.3
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
237) What is or was the occupation of your spouse or partner's father? (SPFATH2)
TOTAL%
2) Other Religious Professional (e.g., nun/sister, missionary, chaplain, Christian educator, layperson, sexton, organist)120.0
6) All Other Professionals120.0
7) Managers and Administrators120.0
12) Farmers, farm laborers, ranchers240.0
Missing84 
TOTAL5100.0
238) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None67.1
1) 133.5
2) 23844.7
3) 32731.8
4) 489.4
5) 533.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
239) Do you have any children living at home? (CHHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4348.3
1) None at home4651.7
TOTAL89100.0
240) 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%
3) 13.2
4) 13.2
5) 39.7
6) 13.2
7) 13.2
8) 13.2
9) 13.2
10) 13.2
11) 13.2
13) 26.5
14) 26.5
15) 26.5
17) 412.9
18) 13.2
19) 13.2
20) 13.2
22) 39.7
23) 13.2
27) 13.2
40) 26.5
Missing58 
TOTAL31100.0
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 2 at home (CHHOME2)
TOTAL%
1) 27.7
2) 27.7
3) 13.8
4) 27.7
5) 13.8
6) 13.8
7) 13.8
8) 13.8
9) 27.7
12) 13.8
13) 13.8
15) 311.5
16) 13.8
17) 27.7
19) 27.7
20) 27.7
24) 13.8
Missing63 
TOTAL26100.0
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 3 at home (CHHOME3)
TOTAL%
3) 110.0
4) 110.0
6) 110.0
7) 110.0
11) 110.0
13) 110.0
15) 110.0
17) 220.0
20) 110.0
Missing79 
TOTAL10100.0
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 4 at home (CHHOME4)
TOTAL%
3) 150.0
9) 150.0
Missing87 
TOTAL2100.0
244) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child at home. (CHPARTE)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here2676.5
2) Participates elsewhere411.8
3) No411.8
Missing55 
TOTAL34100.0
245) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2 at home. (CHPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here2379.3
2) Participates elsewhere310.3
3) No310.3
Missing60 
TOTAL29100.0
246) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3 at home. (CHPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here1076.9
2) Participates elsewhere215.4
3) No17.7
Missing76 
TOTAL13100.0
247) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4 at home. (CHPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Participates here360.0
2) Participates elsewhere120.0
3) No120.0
Missing84 
TOTAL5100.0
248) In what state were you born? If not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama22.3
5) Arkansas11.2
6) California78.1
8) Colorado22.3
9) Connecticut22.3
13) Georgia11.2
15) Hawaii22.3
17) Illinois22.3
19) Iowa44.7
20) Kansas22.3
21) Kentucky11.2
23) Maine11.2
24) Maryland33.5
25) Massachusetts22.3
26) Michigan55.8
27) Minnesota11.2
28) Mississippi11.2
29) Missouri22.3
31) Nebraska11.2
34) New Jersey33.5
35) New Mexico22.3
36) New York44.7
37) North Carolina11.2
38) North Dakota11.2
40) Oklahoma33.5
41) Oregon11.2
42) Pennsylvania22.3
43) Puerto Rico11.2
47) Tennessee11.2
48) Texas11.2
51) Virginia22.3
53) Washington33.5
56) Wyoming11.2
58) Mexico11.2
59) Canada44.7
60) Caribbean11.2
63) Argentina11.2
64) Other South America11.2
70) Great Britain55.8
78) Eastern Europe22.3
79) Russia-Ukraine-Belarus11.2
85) Southern Africa11.2
97) Australia-New Zealand11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
249) 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%
2) Primary school through eighth grade11.1
3) Some high school11.1
4) Completed high school1213.8
5) Trade certificate/Associate degree22.3
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college3944.8
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree3236.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
250) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male8596.6
2) Female33.4
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
251) I-MARITAL: Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married22.3
2) In first marriage7383.9
5) Remarried after death of spouse11.1
6) Remarried after divorce78.0
7) In a committed relationship44.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
252) I-PARTYID: Which of the following best describes your current stand on political issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative55.7
2) Conservative5259.8
3) Moderate2528.7
4) Liberal44.6
5) Very liberal11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0