Reports and study guides

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey Fall 2005: Religious and Demographic Profile of Presbyterians - Summary

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the initial survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel, sampled in the fall of 2005.

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey May 2006: Issues in the PC(USA) - Full Report

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the third survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel, sampled in the fall of 2005.

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey May 2006: Issues in the PC(USA) - Summary

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the third survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel, sampled in the fall of 2005.

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey May 2006: Issues in the PC(USA) - Statement on Release of Results

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    The purpose of this survey is to provide General Assembly commissioners and other interested persons with a current snapshot of Presbyterian opinion on some of the issues and recommendations that are discussed in the report of the Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church. The survery was developed independently by the staff of the Presbyeterian Panel to, as the cover letter that went out to Panel respondents indicated, facilitate "informed debate" at the assembly, "not to influence discussion in any particular direction[.]"

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey: Mental Illness - Full Report

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    Covers knowledge of mental illness, its causes, and prevalence; mental illness-related activities in the congregation; own, family experience with mental illness; opinions on mental illness as it relates to the church; ministers as mental-health counselors and presence of mental-health professionals in the community.

    These pages summarize major findings from the second survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel. The first half uses text and graphics to highlight important and useful findings. An appendix follows with comparative tables that display the percentage distribution of responses to every question for each of the four Panel groups.

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey February 2006: Mental Illness - Summary

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    Covers knowledge of mental illness, its causes, and prevalence; mental illness-related activities in the congregation; own, family experience with mental illness; opinions on mental illness as it relates to the church; ministers as mental-health counselors and presence of mental-health professionals in the community.

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years ...

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey August 2006: The Bible - Full Report

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    Covers frequency of individual Bible reading; when and where read; use of study aids; preferred translations; Bible reading in worship services.

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the fourth survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel, sampled in the fall of 2005.

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey August 2006: The Bible - Summary

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    Covers frequency of individual Bible reading; when and where read; use of study aids; preferred translations; Bible reading in worship services.

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the fourth survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel, sampled in the fall of 2005.

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey January 2007: Spirituality and Health - Summary

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    Covers personal health-related behaviors; recent stressful life events; health-related activities in the congregation; opinions on religious coping and doubt; views of God; personality characteristics.

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the fifth survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel, sampled in the fall of ...

  • Presbyterian Panel Survey May 2007: Churchwide Special Offerings - Summary

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyResearch Services

    Covers preferences for special offering topics and characteristics; opinions on possible changes in timing and number of special offerings, and the causes they support; personal contributions to special offerings.

    The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the sixth survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel ...

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