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, sampled in the fall of 2005.