Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2015 - Connecting with Presbyterian World Mission, All
CitationAndriot, A., & Kopacz, J. (2023, January 24). Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2015 - Connecting with Presbyterian World Mission, All.
SummaryThe Presbyterian Panel is made of up of representative samples of ministers of the Word and Sacrament and members of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations who respond to quarterly surveys on topics that are important to the denomination. During 2015 and 2016 a new Panel was assembled. Ultimately, 1,051 members and 1,372 ministers were identified as panelists. Detailed information on how panelists responded to each question on the background survey and how the samples were drawn and the survey was conducted is available in the appendices.
This panel was designed to assess the general Presbyterian's understanding of, and reliance on, Presbyterian World Mission. Specifically, it addresses the following research questions:
1.Do U.S. Presbyterians feel that World Mission is a model for faithful and effective mission?
2.To what extent do U.S. Presbyterians view World Mission as an important networking and resource center for global mission involvement?
3.To what extent are U.S. Presbyterians committed to World Mission through faithful, effective involvement in one or more of the critical global initiative campaigns?
This study was commissioned by the Equipping for Mission Involvement and the Critical Global Initiatives offices of Presbyterian World Mission, and funded as a part of the ongoing work of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Information in this report will be used to make improvements to the way that Equipping for Mission Involvement inspires, equips, and connects U.S. Presbyterians for engagement in God's mission, and to better equip mission personnel to effectively serve their global partners and interpret God's mission to their U.S. partners.
This dataset contains data from all sampled constituency groups.
Data FileCases: 1196
Weight Variable: None
Data CollectionNovember 2015 - March 2016
Original Survey (Instrument)Connecting with Presbyterian World Mission Presbyterian Panel: Volume 4, 2015
Funded ByCongregational Ministries Division, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Collection ProceduresA total of 6,481 panelists (sampled and volunteer) were invited to participate in this survey. Surveys were offered in English, Spanish and Korean, and were distributed via both web-based and paper questionnaires. (The Spanish and Korean versions were only available as a web-based survey.) The paper questionnaire was mailed on November 12, 2015 to 4,846 individuals who were sampled to become panelists. The web survey was distributed on November 23, 2015 via email invitation to 1,635 panel volunteers and sampled panelists who have requested web-based surveys. All web non-respondents were sent email reminders on December 2, 2015 and December 7, 2015. Returns for both versions of the survey were accepted through March 2, 2016.
Sampling ProceduresThe Presbyterian Panel is made of up of representative samples of Ministers of the Word and Sacrament and members of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations who respond to quarterly surveys on topics that are important to the denomination.
This survey is the third full Presbyterian Panel survey to be completed by 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. This particular study consists of 55 percent sampled and 45 percent volunteer respondents.
Research Services did not have a correct address for 175 of the 6,481 panelists (sampled and volunteer) who were invited to participate in this survey. As a result, there were a total of 6,306 successful deliveries of the survey. In the end, 1,197 panelists completed the survey. The response rate (total surveys completed/total surveys sent) is 18 percent and the engagement rate (total surveys completed/total surveys successfully delivered to recipients) is 19 percent.