Presbyterian Panel Survey November 2005: The Social Creed - Full Report
The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders (lay leaders) currently on session, and ordained ministers. (The session is the governing body in Presbyterian congregations.) For analysis, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving in congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. Panel surveys are conducted quarterly, primarily by mail, but with an online completion option.
For more information on methods used to draw the samples, see the technical appendix in the Background Report for the 2003-2005 Presbyterian Panel (see next page for Web availability and ordering information).