Presbyterian Panel Survey, July 2015 - Awareness and Understanding of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, All

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The Presbyterian Panel began in 1973 and is an ongoing panel study in which mailed and web-based questionnaires are used to survey representative samples of constituency groups of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). These constituency groups include members, elders, pastors serving in a congregation and specialized clergy serving elsewhere.

"In 2014, the Presbyterian Mission Agency began a new process for setting goals and assessing impact. This panel study is intended to establish a baseline for future assessments of the Communications Department of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and is part of a larger impact assessment for the department." Awareness and Understanding of the Presbyterian Mission Agency: 2016 Presbyterian Panel Survey

This dataset contains data from clergy, members and elders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Data File
Cases: 1,637
Variables: 247
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: July 2015 - September 2015
Original Survey (Instrument)
Presbyterian Panel Survey, Awareness and Understanding of the Presbyterian Mission Agency
Funded By
Congregational Ministries Division, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Collection Procedures
"A total of 6,743 panelists (sampled and volunteer) were invited to participate in this survey. Surveys were written in English only and were distributed via both web-based and paper questionnaires. The paper questionnaire was mailed, along with the Demographic Profile questionnaire, on July 14, 2015 to 5,483 individuals who were sampled to be panelists. In addition, the entire population of worshipping communities for whom we had mailing addresses was sent invitations for their leader or a participant to join the panel. The web survey was distributed on September 3, 2015 via email invitation to 1,029 panel volunteers. All web non-respondents were sent email reminders on September 9, 2015 and September 17, 2015. Returns for both versions of the survey were accepted through September 27, 2015." Awareness and Understanding of the Presbyterian Mission Agency: 2016 Presbyterian Panel Survey
Sampling Procedures
"This survey is the first full Presbyterian Panel survey to use the 2015-2017 panelists. It consists of two nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members and teaching elders." Awareness and Understanding of the Presbyterian Mission Agency: 2016 Presbyterian Panel Survey
Principal Investigators
Angie Androit, Principal Investigator, and Joelle Kopacz, Co-Investigator
Related Publications
Research Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awareness and Understanding of the Presbyterian Mission Agency: The Report of the Volume 2: 2015 Presbyterian Panel Survey. Louisville, 2016.
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