Presbyterian Panel Survey Fall 2011: 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, ruling elders (formerly known as elders), and teaching elders (also known as ministers). For most analyses, teaching elders are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized ministers, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. This summary offers results from the initial survey completed in fall 2011 by the 2012-2014 Panel.