The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is partnering with Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Duke Endowment to conduct a major national study about the health and future flourishing of mainline Protestant clergy and churches. This current study comes at a crucial time, as churches are struggling with simultaneous challenges amid a volatile cultural context in the aftermath of COVID-19. In addition to studying clergy at major mainline denominations, PRRI has already conducted a national survey of self-identified mainline Protestants, allowing them to compare attitudes between clergy and congregants on these important challenges.
While this survey is voluntary, clergy participation in the survey is extremely important and valued. All responses to the survey will be anonymous and you will not be identified in any way. The survey will be available in both English and Spanish. The results from the survey will be aggregated among the denominations under study and released in a national report in early 2023. Additionally, the data collected will be made public and available for download on PRRI’s website for use by researchers.
The link for the survey can be found below. If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact PRRI at [email protected].