Presbyterian Panel Survey Fall 2008: Religious and Demographic Profile of Presbyterians - Summary
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 2009-2011 Panel, sampled in the fall of 2008.